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Daniel Jones practicing Wednesday for Giants

Quarterback still not cleared for contact

Daniel Jones has been cleared to throw and will practice Wednesday for the New York Giants, head coach Brian Daboll said during his pre-practice media session.

“He’s doing better,” Daboll said. “He’ll be out here today doing some stuff. See where we’re at.”

The Giants’ quarterback missed Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills after sustaining a neck injury in Week 5 against the Miami Dolphins.

Daboll said that Jones has not yet been cleared for contact, but that he can throw and practice. The coach also said Jones will be the starting quarterback when he is cleared to play.

“He’s eager to come back,” Daboll said. “But he’s getting better.”

Daboll added that Jones’ season is “not over.”

Jones said after practice, during which he only did individual drills, that he is “just working through it [the injury] and listening to the doctors and trainers.”

As of now, Jones said “I really don’t feel much pain at all” and added that he is “pretty close” to symptom free.

The quarterback still has not been cleared for contact, making his status for Sunday’s game uncertain.

“I think that’s part of it, just the contact piece of it. I think that’s the concern,” he said. “I obviously want to be out there extremely, extremely badly. I want to be there for the team and be on the field. I certainly feel that way. But doing everything I can to get back out there and everything I can to help.”

Tyrod Taylor would make a second straight start if Jones is not cleared for contact in time for Sunday’s game against the Washington Commanders.

Here is Jones doing some throwing on Wednesday:

Wednesday injury report


Did not participate

OT Evan Neal (ankle)
OT Matt Peart (shoulder)
WR Wan’Dale Robinson (knee)
C John Michael Schmitz (shoulder)
OT Andrew Thomas (hamstring)

Limited participation

RB Saquon Barkley (ankle)
CB Cor’Dale Flott (ankle/shoulder)
PK Graham Gano (left knee)
G Mark Glowinski (quad/ankle)
CB Adoree’ Jackson (neck)
QB Daniel Jones (neck)
G Shane Lemieux (biceps/groin)

Full participation

RB Gary Brightwell (ankle)
DT D.J. Davidson (knee)
CB Tre Hawkins (knee)


Did not participate

CB Kendall Fuller (knee)
RB Chris Rodriguez Jr. (personal)

Limited participation

S Cam Kurl (ankle)
CB Christian Holmes (hamstring)
G Chris Paul (back)
DE James Smith-Williams (foot)
DE Montex Sweat (finger)

Full participation

TE Sam Cosmi (knee)
CB Benjamin St.-Juste (hand)