Wide receiver Golden Tate, back with the New York Giants this week after being inactive a week ago for disciplinary purposes, suffered a knee injury late in Thursday’s practice. Initial reports are that the injury is not serious, but Tate has yet to be fully evaluated.
Prior to practice, coach Joe Judge had said of Tate that the Giants were “totally past the whole situation last week.”
With Tate out last week, undrafted rookie free agent Austin Mack stepped up with 4 receptions.
In better injury news for the Giants as they prepare for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, reserve tight end Kaden Smith (concussion) was a full participant in practice. That puts him on track to clear the concussion protocol and be available on Sunday.
Running back Devonta Freeman (ankle) and wide receiver Sterling Shepard (toe/hip) were limited participants. Freeman has missed the last two games, and Judge said Thursday that he “looks like he’s getting better.”
After practice, though, it was reported that Freeman had suffered a “minor aggravation” of his ankle injury during the workout, cutting short his practice.
Without Freeman, the Giants have been using a rotation of Wayne Gallman, Alfred Morris and Dion Lewis.