The New York Giants have not announced a decision, but it seems increasingly unlikely that Daniel Jones will be at quarterback on Sunday night when the 5-8 Giants host the 9-4 Cleveland Browns on Sunday Night Football.
Media members who witness the opening portion of Giants practice on Sunday said McCoy took first reps during the individual period, and that Jones still appeared hobbled by his right hamstring and left ankle injuries.
The Giants are officially listing Jones as questionable.
Giants coach Joe Judge said before practice that he was “leaning toward” making a decision Friday on who whether Jones or Colt McCoy would be at quarterback against the Browns.
“In a perfect world, I’d like to have a decision today if possible,” Judge said.
Judge said being asked what he needed to see from Jones health-wise was a “broken record.”
“I just want to see how he moves around, see how the injuries have kind of progressed. He’s been working hard with the trainers. I just really want to see his mobility overall,” Judge said. “We’re not going to have some kind of obstacle course we throw him through. It’s going to be just seeing him through football movements, some individual drills, of some team settings, and how he looks out there.”
Colt McCoy, who played two weeks ago when Jones missed the game against the Seattle Seahawks, would be the starter if Jones can’t play.
McCoy said Friday that it would be nice to know “sooner rather than later” if he is going to play, but knows that “it’s all about how DJ feels.”
McCoy went 13 of 22, but threw for only 105 yards, in the Giants’ upset of Seattle two weeks ago.
The Giants will be without cornerback Darnay Holmes (knee) for a second straight week. Cornerback James Bradberry is on the Reserve/COVID-19 list and will not play. Tight ends Evan Engram (calf) and Kaden Smith (knee) are listed as questionable. Engram sid not appear on the injury report until Friday.
Giants injury report
CB Darnay Holmes (knee)
QB Daniel Jones (hamstring/ankle)
TE Evan Engram (calf)
TE Kaden Smith (knee)
Browns injury report
S Andrew Sendejo (concussion)
G Wyatt Teller (ankle)
CB Denzel Ward (calf)
WR KhaDarel Hodge (hamstring)
TE Austin Hooper (neck)
CB Kevin Johnson (groin)
TE David Njoku (knee)