Eli Manning will likely play “a big chunk into the second quarter” on Monday when the New York Giants face the Cleveland Browns in their second preseason game, according to coach Ben McAdoo.
McAdoo also said that “ideally” the Giants will be able to get snaps for all four of their quarterbacks.
“You want to take the number of plays into consideration. That is always important. But also that we have three games in 11 days, that factors as well with some travel in there in two out of the three games,” the coach said. “We want to take a good look at some guys in the middle and the bottom end of the roster and give guys who are competing for spots and jobs an opportunity to prove themselves.”
McAdoo said that wide receivers Darius Powe (hamstring) and Dwayne Harris (upper body) are unlikely to play Monday. Cornerback Eli Apple (ankle) is questionable.
McAdoo was asked if the Giants had been paying attention to HBO’s “Hard Knocks” since they play the featured Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season.
“We have a lot of HBO fans in the building,” McAdoo said. “I’m sure we’ll have a couple breakdowns on them and Game of Thrones.”