New York Giants coach Joe Judge said Friday that he was “optimistic” wide receiver Golden Tate, who suffered a knee injury during Thursday’s practice, would be active for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Judge said that Tate “bumped bodies” with another player.
Tate was back at practice on Friday. He is listed as questionable on the team’s final injury report.
Running back Devonta Freeman (ankle/hamstring) is being placed on IR. That means Freeman, who has already missed two games, will have to miss at least three more. The Giants have signed veteran running back Alfred Morris, who was elevated from the practice squad the last two games, to take that roster spot. Morris has 17 carries for 95 yards over those two games.
Another injury of note is that starting cornerback Isaac Yiadom (calf) is listed as questionable. Yiadom had not been on the injury report earlier in the week. The Giants are already without cornerback Ryan Lewis, who is on IR, and lost cornerback Corey Ballentine to the New York Jets on waivers earlier in the week. Yiadom played every snap on Sunday against Washington.
Rookie Darnay Holmes has played the slot cornerback this season. Madre Harper and Brandon Williams are potential replacements for Yiadom.
Judge also indicated that Will Hernandez, out the last two games while fighting COVID-19, will play on Sunday.
“We plan to see him on the field,” Judge said.
Hernandez, Kevin Zeitler and Shane Lemieux will rotate in some fashion at the guard spot.
In one more roster move, the Giants are adding defensive back Montre Hartage to the 53-man roster.