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Giants news, 12/26: Golden Tate out, Daniel Jones update, Logan Ryan, more

New York Giants headlines for the day after Christmas

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Golden Tate OUT vs. Ravens

Wide receiver Golden Tate will miss Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens with a calf injury. Tate is fourth on the Giants in receptions this season with 35.

Without Tate, wide receiver Austin Mack is likely to see more playing time. Joe Webb, added to the 53-man roster prior to the game against the Cleveland Browns, as another option. We could also see Dante Pettis, claimed off waivers earlier in the season, active for the first time.

With Tate out and both edge Kyler Fackrell and running back Devonta Freeman having been designated to return from injured reserve, there could be a number of roster moves announced later on Saturday.

“We have to move some numbers around for a lot of things on the roster with a lot of guys possibly coming off,” said head coach Joe Judge. “We have to make sure we make the best decision for the entire roster.”

Daniel Jones questionable

The Giants are listing quarterback Daniel Jones as questionable for Sunday. There was no media access on Christmas Day, but earlier in the week it seemed as if there was optimism that Jones, who has missed two of the last three games with hamstring and then ankle injuries, would play Sunday. Judge said on Thursday that he was “really encouraged” by what he had seen from Jones in practice on Wednesday.

“The intention is if he’s able to play, we intend to play him,” Judge said.

Logan Ryan reaction

Logan Ryan undoubtedly had a great Christmas, getting a $31 million, three=year present from the Giants with $20 million of that guaranteed.

“I feel super grateful,” Ryan said in a statement released by the team. “Thankful to the Mara family, the Tisch family, (general manager) Dave Gettleman, (assistant G.M.) Kevin Abrams, the coaching staff, (coach) Joe Judge, (defensive coordinator) Pat Graham. I really took a bet on myself waiting as long as I did and signing a one-year deal. I just wanted to prove to the fan base, the coaching staff and my teammates what type of player and leader I can be. And I honestly think I was proving it to myself as well. This year has been about a lot of belief. I always believed in myself and held my head high and worked out for me in the end and it worked out for the team in the end. I think it was a perfect fit from the beginning.”

Ryan was raised in South Jersey and played collegiately at Rutgers. Now, he gets to continue his career at home.

“It means everything to me,” Ryan said. “We recently played in Seattle, I’ve been to London to play football, I’ve played in almost every state where there’s an NFL team. To come back home, I didn’t always think it was possible. To be financially secure and to give all those Jersey kids that are in high school like I was 10, 12 years ago an example to strive and to work like I was late nights and early mornings to become a New York Giant and make that all come true. It lets all those kids know what they accomplish if they work hard and put their minds to it.

“I’m the true fact of a kid born and raised in Jersey, to come on home and make his career be complete by coming back and being a part of a great team here like the New York Giants.”

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