New York Giants: Daniel Jones plans to play from the pocket

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Oct 11, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) throws a pass before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones returned from his hamstring and ankle injuries last week to play against the Baltimore Ravens. Jones admitted to making changes to his play the past few weeks due to his injuries.

During Jones Wednesday press conference, Jones said he has not been able to take off and run like he had been able to do since the Cincinnati Bengals game when he left early due to a hamstring injury in Week 12.

“I think you can tell from the tape I can not do a lot of the same things I am used to doing,” Jones said, via Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. Jones then continued to say that he will be playing more in the pocket until he feels 100% healthy before moving around and taking off running.

Jones has been at least getting over his injuries enough to go full participant during his Wednesday practice and is officially off the New York Giants’ weekly injury report.

Just last week, Jones was limited in all three weekly practices with both hamstring and ankle injuries. It is very nice to see him getting over injuries in preparation for one of the biggest games of his entire career thus far. I do miss Jones using his legs to extend the play and running out of the pocket and gaining extra yards, but we will have to settle with his pocket-passer version, which looked solid in the second-half loss to Baltimore in week 16.

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