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Giants-Jets, preseason Week 1; First half open thread

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Daniel Jones to debut; Saquon Barkley won’t play

NFL: Preseason-New York Jets at New York Giants Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants open their preseason Thursday night against the New York Jets, with the debut of quarterback Daniel Jones, the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, being the main attraction for Giants’ fans.

Game time at MetLife Stadium, where the Giants will be the home team, is 7 p.m. The game will be shown nationally on NFL Network and locally on WNBC 4 NY.

How will Jones debut go? Yours truly offered some thoughts on that earlier today.


Daniel Jones scores the Giants’ first touchdown of 2019

Not playing tonight

Paul Schwartz of the New York Post is reporting that Saquon Barkley will be a healthy scratch, which everyone should have anticipated. Eli Manning is expected to start, play briefly, then turn things over to Jones.

Here is your list of Giants who won’t play due to injury.

Not playing tonight due to injury:

WR Amba Etta-Tawo (hamstring)
WR Sterling Shepard (thumb)
CB Sam Beal (hamstring)
CB Antonio Hamilton (groin)
CB Grant Haley (shoulder)
OT Chad Wheeler (back)
OT Brian Mihalik (burner)
OT George Asafo-Adjei (concussion)
WR Brittan Golden (groin)
WR Darius Slayton (hamstring)
OLB Avery Moss (hip flexor)

The Giants will be short-handed at offensive tackle and cornerback.

Use this as your first-half open thread.