Eli Manning will start Sunday at MetLife Stadium in front of New York Giants fans. ESPN’s The Giants have officially ruled Daniel Jones (high ankle sprain) out for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins
Manning also started Monday against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The 38-year-old Manning, in his 16th season, is expected to retire or leave the Giants for a starting opportunity elsewhere after the season. He was replaced by Jones after the Giants began the season 0-2, and has recently expressed the sentiment that he doesn’t want to return in 2020 as a backup.
Manning completed 15 of 30 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns against Philadelphia.
Jones, who injured his ankle while carrying the ball against the Green Bay Packers, has been practicing this week on a limited basis.
Evan Engram, Kevin Zeitler, Rhett Ellison sidelined
Kevin Zeitler, injured in the Giants’ loss to the Eagles is a new addition to the team’s list of injured players. His loss might have the biggest impact as he is one of the team’s best offensive linemen. He will be replaced at guard by second-year utility backup Nick Gates.
The Giants have also ruled tight ends Evan Engram and Rhett Ellison out of Sunday’s game.
Engram will miss his fifth game as he works his way back from a mid-foot sprain suffered on Monday Night Football against the Dallas Cowboys. Tight End Rhett Ellison will miss his fourth game as he remains in the concussion protocol. Mid-foot sprains can be notoriously slow-healing and Ellison’s continued presence in the concussion protocol is concerning as well.
Kaden Smith and Scott Simonson will once again make up the Giants’ depth chart at tight end.