Quarterback Daniel Jones (high ankle sprain) was listed as a limited practice participant on Thursday. Despite media reports from those in attendance that Jones appeared to do more running on Thursday, the “limited” designation indicates it is likely that Manning again took first-team reps.
At 2-11, it’s hard to see the Giants taking even the slightest risk with Jones. Until he practices fully it would seem unlikely he would play.
More injury news
It looks unlikely that guard Kevin Zeitler (ankle/wrist) and cornerback Janoris Jenkins (ankle) will play on Sunday. Neither player practiced on Thursday, the second straight day that has been the case.
If Zeitler doesn’t play, second-year man Nick Gates would step in at right guard. Corey Ballentine (concussion) practiced fully. If Jenkins is out and Ballentine is cleared from the concussion protocol, which has not yet happened, Ballentine would likely resume slot duties. That would leave the Giants with an extremely inexperienced trio of cornerbacks in Ballentine, DeAndre Baker and Sam Beal.
Jones and tight ends Evan Engram (foot) and Corey Ballentine (concussion) were limited in practice. Golden Tate (foot) was listed as a full practice participant.