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Giants news, 10/13: 17 players on injury report, Sterling Shepard, Saquon Barkley, more headlines

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Giants-Bills injury report: QB Daniel Jones missing second straight practice
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (neck) will not practice again on Thursday, casting doubt on whether or not Jones will be able to play Sunday when the Giants face the Buffalo Bills.

Head coach Brian Daboll is not ruling Jones out for Sunday. Usually, though, players who do not practice do not play.

Tyrod Taylor will start if Jones is unable to play. Tommy DeVito, an undrafted free agent rookie currently on the practice squad, would be the backup.

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Amid grim start, Giants can find hope in players who’ve been part of historic turnarounds | The Athletic

In 2015, Nunez-Roches said there was a sense of urgency in the Chiefs locker room. He said there wasn’t one person alone who stepped up, rather it was a unified room. Nunez-Roches said he could sense that feeling in New York too. He says it’s a group of younger players, but they’re eager to learn.

“I feel that with guys here,” the lineman said. “I feel younger guys asking more and more questions and getting into their playbook and trying to figure out, ‘What can I do better here.’ That’s what you need. And that’s what you want to see.”

Wink’s Wisdom of the Week

Giants’ Justin Pugh can help struggling offensive line without ever playing a down |

Justin Pugh can help the Giants’ offensive line.

No, he’s not ready to step in at one of the offensive guard positions and become a starter Sunday night when the Giants play the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium. In fact, we don’t know if Pugh, at 33 and one year removed from ACL surgery, will ever be the same player he was earlier in his career with the Giants and Arizona Cardinals.

Giants' Jason Pinnock can’t wait to embrace pal Damar Hamlin | New York Post

It will be 285 days since Jason Pinnock has seen his friend Damar Hamlin go down on “Monday Night Football,” 285 days since Damar Hamlin nearly lost his life on a football field.

Sometime before Pinnock’s Giants try to revive their season against Hamlin’s Bills, they will embrace on the field at a Highmark Stadium in an emotional reunion that neither of them will soon forget.

Giants Saquon Barkley speaks out about defending Daniel Jones in Miami |

“We live in New York and New Jersey and we play for the New York Giants,” Barkley said. “It’s expected that they want a team that goes out there and wins. When it’s booing or cheering ... I’m OK with that. I don’t let that get under my skin. But that moment, especially when D.J. is someone who will give his freaking all for this franchise and this city ... and he’s sitting in a blue tent getting his neck checked and you got a fan just (cursing) at him, that doesn’t sit well with me.”

Barkley on his chance to play Sunday night

Giants' Sterling Shepard grapples with limited playing time | New York Daily News

Giants' wide receiver Sterling Shepard conceded there isn’t much else he can do. Shepard burst into a slant route for a 13-yard catch-and-run and a first down on 2nd and 12 with six minutes remaining in the first quarter. Then, he was subbed out. Immediately.

“Because I’ve never been in this situation before. It’s just a challenge, man,” said Shepard. “I just try to stay positive through the challenge and trust in God, in his plan, for whatever’s gonna happen. Yeah, it is frustrating at times. But you gotta be where your feet are and take light of every situation. So that’s what I try to do.”

Giants Now: Numbers to know for Giants-Bills |

ILB Bobby Okereke led team with 10 tackles & had 1st INT of season last week, his 4th-career INT. Aims for his 3rd in row with 10+ tackles & PD. Has 5+ tackles in each of his past 13 games.

S/LB Isaiah Simmons had season-high 9 tackles in Week 5.

Giants looking inward to upgrade their punt return unit

Justin Tuck chooses to support his former team rather than 'be the typical New York Giants fan right now' | Newsday

Two-time Super Bowl champ knows the team has an uphill journey.

Re-drafting 2021 NFL Draft: Fixing mistakes, with new homes for Justin Fields, Trey Lance |

No. 20: New York Giants Creed Humphrey, C — Oklahoma. The Giants needed offensive line help in the worst way, and Kadarius Toney was a reach here. Instead of drafting for flash they opt for substance, locking down the center of their line for the foreseeable future.

This week’s opponent

Josh Allen reflects back on time with Brian Daboll before facing former coach |

In Daboll's final year as Buffalo's OC, Allen had over 4,400 yards, 36 touchdown passes and 15 interceptions.

"He's meant so much to me in my football career and in my life for that matter," Allen said. "When you look at the grand scheme of things in terms of football and how to handle being a quarterback in this league, relying on the knowledge he has and the guys he's been around in his career, I spent a lot of time with him."

Predicting the 2023 NFL MVP: Bills QB Josh Allen is ahead after five weeks of the NFL season | PFF

Josh Allen was questioned after the Bills' Week 1 home loss, but since then, he has proven that these concerns were unnecessary. Allen enters Week 6 with an 86.1 passing grade, fourth at the position, and he's earned an 80.0-plus overall grade in each of his last four games.

Bills fire COO and top in-house legal counsel for inappropriate relationship | Pro Football Talk

Earlier this year, the Bills made Jon Roth their new Chief Operating Officer. On Wednesday, Roth was fired along with team general counsel Kathryn D’Angelo. The Bills concluded that Roth and D’Angelo were involved in a romantic relationship.

The situation came to a head during the Bills’ recent trip to England, for a game against the Jaguars as D’Angelo reported to Roth, the relationship became problematic internally.

Around the league

Jason Kelce admits frustration with Eagles’ red zone struggles led to his sideline blow up | Bleeding Green Nation

Cowboys will put Leighton Vander Esch on injured reserve | Pro Football Talk

Eagles rookie Jalen Carter is producing historic stats |

Odell Beckham hopes to get back on track in London | Pro Football Talk

Dak Prescott Isn't Dallas Cowboys' Biggest Problem | The 33rd Team

Lions LB Alex Anzalone’s parents headed home from Israel among group of 50+ people from Florida |

Joe Burrow says this is “by far” the closest he’s been to 100% since training camp | Cincy Jungle

Browns’ Deshaun Watson misses practice again, Kevin Stefanski names new No. 2 QB | The Athletic

Frank Clark, Broncos agree to pay cut, clearing way for potential trade |

Raiders' Davante Adams, Titans' Derrick Henry among stars who could be made available |

WR Chase Claypool on joining the Miami Dolphins: I was excited for the new opportunity | The Phinsider

The meaning of Baker Mayfield’s Bucs renaissance, and what’s next |

Browns’ David Njoku reveals the gruesome extent of his facial burns in first photo he’s shared of injury |

Tom Brady defends Bill Belichick with Patriots coach suddenly on the hot seat after 1-4 start |

Just How Great of a Prospect Is Caleb Williams? | The Ringer

The troubling Arizona Cardinals workplace culture that had some employees ‘working in fear’ | The Athletic

Walton-Penner Group transfers controlling ownership of Broncos to CEO Greg Penner |

Former NFL player Sergio Brown arrested in connection to mother’s slaying |

Police apply for criminal complaints following Patriots fan’s death at Gillette Stadium | The Athletic

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