EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Kadarius Toney’s rookie season has hit yet another speed bump.
Toney, the New York Giants’ first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft (No. 20 overall) did not play in Saturday’s 12-7 preseason loss to the New York Jets. Toney did not warm up or appear on the sidelines during the game, and coach Joe Judge admitted after the game that Toney is dealing with a new injury.
Toney has had a slow start to his NFL career. He chose to skip voluntary OTAs, then began training camp on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
Judge said Toney has an injury he has been dealing with “for a little bit” and that it was aggravated in practice during the week.
“We hope to get him out there this week,” Judge said.
The idea that Toney has an injury that he has been dealing with for a while perhaps explains why the rookie wide receiver/kick returner has had such a light workload during training camp to this point.
The Giants chose Toney after trading down from No. 11 with the Chicago Bears.