The elevation of Ximines is a clear sign that Azeez Ojulari, who injured a hamstring in practice on Wednesday, won’t play. Ojulari had been listed as doubtful in Friday’s injury report.
Ximines, in his fifth season, played in 15 games with four starts a season ago.
Jones is being elevated for the second consecutive week as the Giants look for a spark from their special teams. In his 13th season, Jones has spent almost his entire career as a special teams player first and a running back on rare occasions.
Left tackle Andrew Thomas, dealing with a hamstring injury, will be a game-time decision as the 0-1 Giants try to bounce back from a lopsided Week 1 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.