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Giants-Bills Wednesday injury report: NYG QB Daniel Jones practicing

Daniel Jones was cleared to throw and will practice Wednesday for the New York Giants, but not for contact. Head coach Brian Daboll reiterated that Jones will be the starting quarterback when he is cleared to play.

After practice, Jones said he feels good after throwing for the last few days. “I think at this point we are just taking it day by day and seeing how I feel that day and going through the tests. Sunday’s a little ways away at this point, but I’m just trying to get better each and every day,” he said.

Players not practicing on Wednesday for the Giants include LT Andrew Thomas (hamstring), C John Michael Schmitz (shoulder), WR Wan’Dale Robinson (maintenance/knee), RT Evan Neal (ankle) and OT Matt Peart (shoulder).

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NY Giants QB, OL questions highlight hot topics before Washington game | The Record

The Giants have not scored an offensive touchdown in 205 minutes of game action dating back to Week 3 against the 49ers when Matt Breida found pay dirt. That can’t continue if they are going to snap a four-game losing streak against Washington.

Justin Pugh was at dinner in NYC, he saw Jerry Seinfeld, yada, yada, yada, now he has returned to the team that drafted him

Presser Points: Daniel Jones update; Saquon Barkley ‘in a good spot’ |

Asked about defensive lineman A’Shawn Robinson not playing as much recently, Daboll said it’s because they have been in more nickel than base defense. “That’s kind of the reason, but we’ll work with him, put him in some different little spots here based on how we’re getting played to make sure he gets in there more,” said the head coach.

Giants hit opponent called ‘dirty’ could be banned by NFL |

The NFL is no stranger to rule changes. Soon, they’ll look to ban the hip-drop tackle - the horse-collar tackle’s forgotten relative.

Giants fans should be familiar with the hit. Safety Isaiah Simmons knocked Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith out of the game briefly in Week 4 with a hip-drop tackle without being flagged. After the game, the former Jets draft pick called it a “dirty play,” and the NFL seems to agree.

32 NFL observations after Week 6: Tyreek Hill’s dominance, Dak Prescott’s ability to create | PFF

Linebacker Bobby Okereke recorded the highest coverage grade of any defender to play more than 15 snaps this week with a 93.2 that was inspired by two defensive stops and two pass breakups.

A #BaldyBreakdowns of Bobby Okereke’s forced fumble last week

Daniel Jones' Giants future murky with team perhaps years away from contention |

Things in the NFL can change quickly, but by the time Jones and left tackle Andrew Thomas return, all might be lost. The Giants very much look like a team whose ceiling is four or five wins, but very well may finish with just three. That could be good enough for the first or second pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. Awaiting them would be USC’s Caleb Williams and UNC’s Drake Maye. Most scouts will tell you Williams and Maye have the potential to be two of the best in the entire NFL with proper development. Jones’ ceiling is good enough. These two are franchise-altering.

Boomer: Giants ‘false hope’ from last season stunted rebuild |

“That success last year, unfortunately, gave us all false hope for what this season was going to be, and quite frankly, to me, kind of stopped their rebuild,” Boomer said. “Sometimes things need to get so bad that you know a rebuild is required, and you have to make trades and get rid of players…once you assess what the situation is, you can say ‘Enough. We’re not going anywhere, we need to change things, we need to change the quarterback,’ all of those things.”

This time, Giants must stand by their coach no matter how bad things get | FOX Sports

And if the worst happens, if the Giants bottom out again, this is what Mara and Tisch have to do: Nothing. Throw a chair through a window if they want. Punch a hole in a wall. Even scream every night into a pillow. But other than that, they can't give into their worst impulses and start all over again. They can't keep running the organization like a circus, constantly packing up their tent and moving on to another, hopefully better destination.

If they really want to build a solid foundation, they need to give the people they hired time to make it stick. And that means taking their lumps now and standing pat, hoping that better days are ahead, instead of buying another ticket on the offseason coaching carousel.

Unsurprisingly, Giants are the lowest ranked team when it comes to offensive line continuity

2023 NFL trade deadline proposed deals |

Giants trade DL Leonard Williams to the Lions for a 2024 third-round pick

Detroit's defense is on the rise, and with a legit playoff push in sight thanks to a 5-1 start, Williams could be a bonus addition next to Aidan Hutchinson, giving them a more fearsome front. New York's own "D" is staying relatively competitive, but at 1-5, the G-Men should be selling, and their former prized trade acquisition is on an expensive, expiring contract.

2024 NFL Mock Draft: Caleb Williams, Marvin Harrison Jr. to Bears; Broncos nab Drake Maye | The Athletic

5. New York Giants: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

The Giants need to continue working on their roster’s durability, depth and general talent in the trenches. Adding a player like Mims — a crazy blend of length and speed at 6 feet 7, 330 pounds — would make that task a lot easier. Counting Evan Neal, who could kick inside to guard, and Andrew Thomas, the Giants would have three keepers to build around up front.

Legacy Games: Classic uniforms are back |

Once again, the New York Giants are bringing back their classic blue uniforms from the ‘80s and ‘90s for the 2023 season as part of two Legacy Games.

Why Taylor Swift’s original NFL connection was Kerry Collins | New York Post

Before there was Travis Kelce and the incandescent Taylor Swift, there was a young country singer named Taylor Swift and a veteran quarterback named … Kerry Collins.

This week’s opponent

Sam Howell, Commanders’ sack problem far from fixed (and might be getting worse) | The Athletic

Those five sacks pushed Washington’s season total to 34, or a league-worst 5.7 per game entering Monday night, with at least four in every game. The debate over who is at fault — Offensive line mistakes! Offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy’s play calling! — isn’t going away, but the data points pointing toward Howell added up in Atlanta.

Jamison Crowder is the NFC special teams player of the week | Pro Football Talk

Jamison Crowder returned a punt 61 yards to set the Commanders up on the Atlanta 11-yard-line. Antonio Gibson’s touchdown came a few plays later and the Commanders led the rest of the way. Crowder didn’t have any other returns, but that one was enough to land him NFC special teams player of the week on Wednesday.

Commanders vs. Giants preview | A battle in the Empire City |

Since entering the league in 2019, wide receiver Terry McLaurin has recorded 1,807 receiving yards against the NFC east, the most in the NFL. His nine receiving touchdowns against the NFC East foes are tied for the most by a single receiver during that span.

32 NFL observations after Week 6: Dak Prescott's ability to create | PFF

Chase Young has the fifth-best win percentage of all edge defenders when rushing the passer on true pass sets at 28.8%.

Around the league

The Eagles’ ‘tush push’ play is taking over the NFL. But is it working? | The Athletic

Julio Jones: My mindset is to dominate, but I’ll do whatever Eagles need | Pro Football Talk

A.J. Brown calls out Donovan McNabb for unfounded comments about the WR’s targets | Bleeding Green Nation

Cowboys’ Jerry Jones disagrees with Mike McCarthy’s clock management during win over Chargers |

Cowboys LB Micah Parsons: Don’t ‘throw shade on us’ without ‘same energy’ toward Eagles, 49ers |

Jets trade WR Mecole Hardman back to Chiefs |

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (knee) designated to return to practice from PUP list |

Jalen Ramsey ruled out for Week 7, but may play before Week 10 bye | Pro Football Talk

Browns QB Deshaun Watson: ‘I’m not gonna put the team in jeopardy’ |

Jimmy Garoppolo won’t practice Wednesday with back injury | Pro Football Talk

Colts’ Anthony Richardson to have season-ending shoulder surgery |

Mike McDaniel snaps at reporter questioning Tua Tagovailoa’s success in Dolphins offense: ‘Who the F cares?’ |

Odell Beckham Jr.-Jeffery Simmons have confrontation after Ravens-Titans in London |

NFL owners pass rule change for in-person HC interviews |

NFL owners say grass vs. turf debate isn’t as clear as NFLPA claims | The Athletic

Competition Committee continues to look at quarterback push play | Pro Football Talk

NFL, Commissioner Roger Goodell Agree to New Contract Through 2027 | Bleacher Report

Roger Goodell has to clean up incessant, violent NFL fan fights | New York Post

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