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Giants-Dolphins injury news: QB Daniel Jones one of four Giants officially out Sunday

Cornerback Adoree’ Jackson also won’t play

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants on Friday made the news that starting quarterback Daniel Jones (neck strain) will not play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. Head coach Joe Judge had admitted as much on Friday morning, saying Mike Glennon would start and newly-acquired Jske Fromm would be the backup.

Jones will be missing his first game of the 2021 season.

“At this point, he (Jones) has not been cleared for contact. So, we’re going to go ahead and hold him out of this game,” Judge said. “At this point, we don’t feel 100 percent comfortable with him until the medical team clears him fully. As of right now, we’ll rule him out. We’ll evaluate him for the future, including as soon as next week, with the doctors. We don’t have any answers on the immediate future yet. His status for this week will be he’ll be out.”

Jones is one of four Giants who have been ruled out of Sunday’s game. Starting cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (quad), linebacker Trent Harris (ankle) and tight end Kaden Smith (will not play). For Smith, this will be a third consecutive missed game.

Wide receivers Sterling Shepard (quad) and Kadarius Toney (oblique/quad) have been listed as doubtful. For Shepard, this would be his seventh missed game of the season. For Toney, this would be his third.

Fullback Cullen Gillaspia (calf), wide receiver John Ross (illness/quad), TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) and offensive tackle Nate Solder (elbow) are questionable.

Harris, Smith to IR

The Giants announced late Friday afternoon that Harris and Smith would be placed on Injured Reserve. Smith had been fighting through a knee injury. He finishes the season with only three receptions. Harris played in four games with seven tackles.

Friday injury report

Giants

Out

LB Trent Harris (ankle)
CB Adoree’ Jackson (quad)
QB Daniel Jones (neck)
TE Kaden Smith (knee)

Doubtful

WR Sterling Shepard (quad)
WR Kadarius Toney (oblique/quad)

Questionable

FB Cullen Gillaspia (calf)
WR John ross (illness/quad)
TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle)
T Nate Solder (elbow)


THURSDAY

Quarterback Daniel Jones (strained neck) practiced with his New York Giants teammates for a second straight day on Thursday, perhaps increasing the likelihood that he will be available to play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

Jones was officially listed as a limited practice participant.

Head coach Joe Judge said “This is really more the doctors at this point” when asked if there was anything Jones needed to show him in order to start on Sunday.

Judge indicated he could go as far as Jones being a game-time decision Sunday.

“I would have no problem doing that with Daniel,” Judge said.

Judge said Jones “looked like Daniel” during Wednesday’s practice.

“Hopefully his health keeps on improving throughout the course of the season and obviously in the short term as well,” Judge said.

Shepard closer

Wide receiver Sterling Shepard, out since Week 8 with a quad injury, did individual drills and was listed as a limited participant. Tight end Kyle Rudolph, who missed Sunday’s game against the Eagles with an ankle injury, was a limited participant.

Wide receiver Kadarius Toney (oblique/quad) and cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (quad) headed the list of players who did not practice.

Thursday injury report

Giants

Did not practice

LB Trent Harris (ankle)
FB Cullen Gillaspia (calf)
DB Adoree’ Jackson (quad)
WR John Ross (illness)
TE Kaden Smith (knee)
WR Kadarius Toney (oblique/quad)

Limited participation

QB Daniel Jones (neck)
TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle)
WR Sterling Shepard (quad)


WEDNESDAY

Quarterback Daniel Jones was officially listed as a limited participant in Wednesday’s walk-through practice for the New York Giants. National media reports had said on Tuesday that Jones, dealing with a neck strain, was unlikely to play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

Jones told media on Wednesday that he was “preparing to play.” Head coach Joe Judge would not rule him out.

Whether or not all of that is a smokescreen and Mike Glennon will be at quarterback Sunday for the Giants, we will simply have to wait and see.

The Giants, who placed starting slot cornerback Darnay Holmes on injured reserve this week, had a lengthy list of players who did not participate in Wednesday’s practice.

Perhaps most notably, rookie wide receiver Kadarius Toney did not practice and is listed as having an oblique injury in addition to the quad injury that kept him out of Sundsy’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Wednesday injury report

Giants

Did not practice

LB Trent Harris (ankle)
FB Cullen Gillaspia (calf)
DB Adoree Jackson (quad)
WR John Ross (illness)
TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle)
WR Sterling Shepard (quad)
TE Kaden Smith (knee)
WR Kadarius Toney (oblique/quad)

Limited participation

QB Daniel Jones (neck)

Dolphins

Did not participate

G/T Jesse Davis (not injury related - vet rest)
CB Trill Williams (hamstring)

Limited participation

CB Xavien Howard (not injury related — vet rest)
G Rob Hunt (back)
S Brandon Jones (ankle/elbow)
CB Byron Jones (not injury related - vet rest)
RB Phillip Lindsay (ankle)
LB Jaelan Phillips (hip)
TE Adam Shaheen (knee)