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Giants vs. Bears, injury news: Kadarius Toney out Sunday

Kenny Golladay is only healthy wide receiver on the 53-man roster

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The New York Giants will have Kenny Golladay and a cast of practice squad players at wide receiver on Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

Collin Johnson (hamstring), John Ross (knee/COVID ramp up) and Kadarius Toney (shoulder) have all been ruled out. Darius Slayton is on the Reserve/COVID-19 list and won’t play.

That leaves the Giants with four practice squad receivers in addition to Golladay. They are Pharoh Cooper, Ale Bachman, David Sills and Travis Toivonen. Cooper has played in seven games as the Giants’ kickoff and punt returner, and has four pass receptions. Sills has one NFL reception in two games. Bachman has played in two games for the Giants over the past two seasons, with no receptions and only one offensive snap played. Toivonen has never appeared in an NFL game.

Starting center Billy Price is doubtful while dealing with a family matter.

In addition to Slayton, defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, offensive tackle Korey Cunningham, safety Julian Love and defensive tackle Danny Shelton are on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Per coach Joe Judge on Friday, there is a chance Love could be available to play on Sunday.

Friday injury report

Giants

Out

WR Collin Johnson (hamstring)
WR John Ross (knee/COVID ramp up)
WR Kadarius Toney (shoulder)

Doubtful

OL Billy Price (not injury related – personal)

Questionable

DB Adoree Jackson (quad/COVID ramp up)
DL Austin Johnson (foot)
TE Chris Myarick (hip)
OL Nate Solder (COVID ramp up)


THURSDAY

As the New York Giants limp their way to the end of a lost season, it looks like they might struggle to field a full roster.

The Giants had six players miss practice complete on Thursday, including Kadarius Toney (shoulder) and starting center Billy Price (personal).

An additional 10 Giants were limited by injury or illness. The Giants also announced that offensive tackle Korey Cunningham, wide receiver Darius Slayton and practice squad linebacker Omari Cobb would be the added to the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

The Giants placed offensive tackle Matt Peart (torn ACL) and running back Gary Brightwell (neck) on injured reserve.

Giants Thursday injury report

Did not participate

RB Gary Brightwell (neck)
DL Austin Johnson (foot)
WR Collin Johnson (hamstring)
OL Billy Price (not injury related – personal)
WR John Ross (knee/COVID ramp up)
WR Kadarius Toney (shoulder)

Limited participation

RB Saquon Barkley (ankle)
OL Ben Bredeson (ankle)
DB Keion Crossen (COVID ramp up)
PK Graham Gano (illness)
FB Cullen Gillaspia (shin)
DB Adoree’ Jackson (quad/COVID ramp up)
DL Raymond Johnson (illness)
TE Chris Myarick (hip)
TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle)
OL Nate Solder (COVID ramp up)

Nate Solder off COVID list

New York Giants right tackle Nate Solder is being removed from the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday. That means Solder should be ready to play Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

That’s good news for the Giants, too. Their already-beleaguered offensive line could be even more short-handed on Sunday.

Backup offensive tackle Korey Cunningham was one of three players the Giants added to the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday. The others are wide receiver Darius Slayton and newly-signed practice squad linebacker Omari Cobb.

Backup center Billy Price is also reportedly dealing with a personal issue and his status for Sunday is uncertain.

That means Matt Skura could move to center with Wes Martin at left guard.

One person unlikely to be part of the mix on Sunday would appear to be isaiah Wilson, the Tennesssee Titans’ 2020 first-round pick who is on the Giants’ practice squad.

The only other offensive linemen on the practice squad are Devery Hamilton and Derrick Kelly. Kelly is a tackle who played in six games for the New Orleans Saints last season. Hamilton is a rookie offensive tackle from Duke who has never appeared in an NFL game.


WEDNESDAY

Kadarius Toney recently missed four games with oblique and quad injuries, as well as a stint on the Reserve/COVID-19 list for the second time this season. He returned last Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, catching four passes for 28 yards.

Now, Toney has a new injury. He missed practice on Wednesday due to a shoulder injury.

Because, of course.

Toney was one of nine Giants who did not practice on Wednesday as the team prepared for a Week 17 game against the Chicago Bears.

The Giants also placed Dexter Lawrence on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday. He will not play on Sunday.

The Giants conducted a walk-through practice, so participation is estimated.

Giants Wednesday injury report

Did not practice

RB Saquon Barkley (ankle)
RB Gary Brightwell (neck)
PK Graham Gano (illness)
DL Austin Johnson (foot)
WR Collin Johnson (hamstring)
DL Raymond Johnson (illness)
OL Billy Price (personal)
TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle)
WR Kadarius Toney (shoulder)

Limited participatinon

OL Ben Bredeson (ankle)
DB Keion Crossen (COVID ramp up)
FB Cullen Gillaspia (shin)
DB Adoree’ Jackson (quad/COVID ramp up)
WR John Ross (Knee/COVID ramp up)