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Giants-Panthers injury news: Giants list Evan Engram, Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard, John Ross as questionable

New York’s receiving corps continues to take hits

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Who will be available to catch passes from New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers is anyone’s guess. Wide receivers Kenny Golladay (knee) and Kadarius Toney (ankle) are out. So, too, is running back Saquon Barkley (ankle).

Several other Giants pass catchers are questionable.

Tight end Evan Engram is questionable with a calf injury. He missed two games earlier this season with a calf issue, and was a limited participant Friday after missing Thursday’s practice.

Coach Joe Judge did not sound worried about Engram’s availability for Sunday.

“We’ve got to put every little thing on the injury report,” Judge said.

Wide receivers John Ross, Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton are all questionable with hamstring injuries. Ross was on IR earlier this year with a hamstring issue. Slayton has missed three games with a hamstring. Shepard missed two games with a hamstring injury of his own, but returned Sunday and had 10 catches vs. the Los Angeles Rams.

Slayton might be a game-time decision.

“He’s made progress continuously. He was close last week. We’ve done some things with him in practice this week. He’s made some progress,” Judge said. “I think it’s fair to say that based on how he comes out of practice today and maybe if there’s a workout Sunday morning, we’ll know then, but I’m optimistic about it.”

Defensive tackle Danny Shelton (pectoral) is listed as doubtful.

Friday injury report

Giants

Out

RB Saquon Barkley (ankle)
WR Kenny Golladay (knee)
WR Kadarius Toney (ankle)

Doubtful

DT Danny Shelton (pectoral)

Questionable

WR John Ross (hamstring)
WR Darius Slayton (hamstring)
WR Sterling Shepard (hamstring)
TE Evan Engram (calf)

Panthers

Out

LB Shaq Thompson (foot)
WR Terrace Marshall (concussion)
Gio Ricci (concussion).

Questionable

OL Cam Erving (illness)
Alex Erickson (concussion).


THURSDAY

In an alarming development for the already injury-ravaged New York Giants, two more of their key play makers showed up on the team’s injury report on Thursday afternoon. Tight end Evan Engram, who missed two games this season with a calf injury, was listed as ‘did not practice’ with a calf injury. Wide receiver Sterling Shepard, who missed two games with a hamstring injury, was listed as ‘limited’ due to a hamstring issue.

No word from the Giants as to whether these might have been rest days for Engram and Shepard due to their previous injuries.

The Giants will already be without Saquon Barkley (ankle), wide receiver Kenny Golladay (knee) and wide receiver Kadarius Toney (ankle).

Thursday injury report

Giants

Did not practice

RB Saquon Barkley (ankle)
TE Evan Engram (calf)
WR Kenny Golladay (knee)
WR Kadarius Toney (ankle)

Limited participation

CB Sam Beal (hamstring)
OL Ben Bredeson (hand)
WR John Ross (hamstring)
DT Danny Shelton (pectoral)
WR Sterling Shepard (hamstring)
WR Darius Slayton (hamstring)
TE Kaden Smith (knee)

Full participation

OLB Azeez Ojulari (personal matter)


WEDNESDAY

Kadarius Toney is not expected to be placed on injured reserve due to his ankle injury, New York Giants coach Joe Judge told assembled media on Wednesday.

“We haven’t had any conversations that would lead to anything with IR,” Judge said.

Toney, the electrifying rookie wide receiver, injured his ankle during his breakout 10-catch, 189-yard performance against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 5. He left Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams after playing only six snaps, having aggravated the same injury.

A report earlier this week indicated that Toney would not play against Carolina. Judge was not willing to make that proclamation on Wednesday, saying only that Toney would work with trainers today.

Judge also said the same thing about running back Saquon Barkley (ankle) and wide receiver Kenny Golladay (knee). Both players missed the game against the Cowboys and are expected to miss Sunday’s game against Carolina, as well.

The Giants already placed starting left tackle Andrew Thomas (foot/ankle) on IR this week.

The good news on Wednesday was that, as expected, the Giants designated rookies Aaron Robinson and Elerson Smith to return. Both were to practice for the first time. Robinson, a cornerback, has been on PUP with a core muscle injury. Smith, an edge defender, has been on IR with a hamstring injury.

The Giants have 21 days to add them to the 53-man roster.

Wednesday injury report

Giants

Did not practice

RB Saquon Barkley (ankle)
WR Kenny Golladay (knee)
OLB Azeez Ojulari (not injury-related)
WR John Ross (hamstring)
TE Kaden Smith (knee)
WR Kadarius Toney (ankle)

Limited participation

OL Ben Bredeson (hand)
DT Danny Shelton (pectoral)
Wr Darius Slayton (hamstring)