Oct 10, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) calls a play in the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Giants QB Daniel Jones clears concussion protcol, will play against Rams

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has been cleared from concussion protocol and can play Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.

He was a full participant in practice Friday.

The third-year QB was put in the protocol following a hit at the goal line with 2:52 left in the second quarter of the Giants’ Week 5 loss at Dallas. Jones got to his feet but stumbled as his legs crossed attempting to return to the huddle.

In five games this season, Jones has completed 64.3 percent of his passes for 1,262 yards with four touchdown passes and an interception. He’s added two rushing touchdowns.

Jones will be without running back Saquon Barkley in the backfield, ruled out with an ankle injury. Wide receiver Kenny Golladay (knee) and linebacker Justin Hilliard (Achilles/injured reserve) are out.

For the Rams, star defensive lineman Aaron Donald was a full participant in Friday’s practice and will play Sunday. He missed practice on Wednesday over a knee issue. The Rams (4-1) have no injury concerns heading into Sunday’s game against the Giants (1-4) in East Rutherford, N.J.

–Field Level Media

Oct 10, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) holds his right knee as he heads to the locker room on a medical cart in the first half during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Giants QB Daniel Jones cleared to practice sans contact

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones advanced through concussion protocol and was cleared to participate in the non-contact portions of Thursday’s practice.

New York expects Jones to start on Sunday barring any setbacks, head coach Joe Judge said before the workout.

Following a hit at the goal line with 2:52 left in the second quarter of the Giants’ Week 5 loss at Dallas, Jones got to his feet but stumbled as his legs crossed attempting to return to the huddle.

Jones observed Wednesday’s practice and Judge said “at this point, everything looks positive” for the quarterback to be available Sunday when the Giants (1-4) face the Los Angeles Rams (4-1).

Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett said a decision would be held for another day or two for the purpose of evaluating Jones’ physical response to returning to the field.

When he’s back, the Giants are not planning to curb Jones’ penchant to make plays as a runner. He’s averaging 6.6 yards per carry with 197 yards and two touchdowns in 2021.

“That’s such an asset for us, both him making plays spontaneously by moving in the pocket, but also some designed stuff. Those have been good plays for us,” Garrett said before Thursday’s practice. “But at the same time, we have to be aware of that. You don’t want to overdo that and put him in harm’s way. We’re understanding more, and he’s understanding more, the balance between those.”

–Field Level Media

Sep 16, 2021; Landover, Maryland, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) attempts to make a catch as Washington Football Team cornerback Kendall Fuller (29) defends in the third quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Giants’ Joe Judge doesn’t see ‘any issue’ between players

New York Giants coach Joe Judge told reporters Friday that there was nothing to see regarding Kenny Golladay’s apparent shouting at Daniel Jones on Thursday night.

During the Giants’ 30-29 loss to the Washington Football Team, Golladay was seen yelling in the direction of his quarterback on the sideline. Judge didn’t have many details to offer after saying the team’s VP of communications filled him in on the apparent spat.

“Look, I’ll talk to all of our players,” Judge said. “In terms of what you asked about with Kenny, I’ll go with the same thing I said last night — I talked to the players, talked to the coaches that were involved and everyone has kind of dismissed everything in terms of there was no conflict. It was more just emotions on the sideline, talking through situations, things going.

“Our guys have good relationships, they work together. I don’t really see any issue with that right there, so talked with the players involved and they were good.”

Other than Sterling Shepard (nine catches, 94 yards), most New York receivers played nothing more than a supporting role in the offensive game plan Thursday. Golladay, who signed for four years and $72 million during free agency, finished with three catches on eight targets for 38 yards.

The Giants ran the ball 28 times and only had 22 passing plays. Jones finished 22-for-32 for 249 yards and a touchdown as New York fell to 0-2.

Golladay wasn’t the only receiver reportedly frustrated with the offense. Rookie wideout Kadarius Toney, a first-round draft pick in April, posted a comment on his Instagram story after the game that said, “I don’t be mad (expletive) just be lame to me fr.”

The Newark Star-Ledger reported that Toney, who was not targeted Thursday, was aggravated over his role thus far, describing Toney’s thinking as, “No use in having a sports car and not driving it.” Toney has accumulated one reception for a loss of two yards thus far in his career.

Toney later tweeted, “Y’all try to turn anything into something, SMH … we good over here.”

–Field Level Media

Quarterback Daniel Jones gets ready to throw a pass at Giants practice, in East Rutherford. Thursday, July 29, 2021

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Giants QB Daniel Jones to sit out first preseason game

Daniel Jones won’t play in the battle of New York teams when his Giants meet the Jets in the teams’ preseason opener Saturday at MetLife Stadium.

Giants coach Joe Judge said Thursday that he’s keeping the third-year quarterback off the field, following other NFL coaches who have chosen to sit their starting quarterbacks in preseason Week 1.

Without Jones, the Giants will be led by veteran Mike Glennon and Clayton Thorson, a 2019 third-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles who has yet to play an NFL snap.

Jones, 24, is 8-18 as the starter for the Giants, who selected him No. 6 overall in the 2019 draft. Last season, in 14 games, he completed 62.5 percent of his passes for 2,943 yards with 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

The Giants host the Denver Broncos to open the regular season on Sept. 12. The Jets will play the Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., the same day.

–Field Level Media

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) throws the ball as head coach Joe Judge looks on during OTA practice at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center on Friday, June 4, 2021, in East Rutherford.

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Giants coach Joe Judge fumes after practice brawl

The New York Giants drew the ire of coach Joe Judge when a teamwide brawl erupted near the end of the first padded practice on Tuesday.

It all started when running back Corey Clement ran for a big gain and was hit hard by safety Jabrill Peppers. One thing led to another, and by the time it was done, starting quarterback Daniel Jones wound up at the bottom of a pile loaded with teammates.

According to multiple outlets, Judge told his players to run sprints and do pushups as punishment, then could be heard in an expletive-laden rant.

Jones told reporters he wasn’t hurt and understood Judge’s point.

“There’s consequences for that kind of stuff and that’s the way it is in a game. If you lose your cool, there’s consequences that hurts the team. That was the message,” Jones stated. “[We] certainly got the message today.”

–Field Level Media

Sep 14, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) hands off to  running back Saquon Barkley (26) during the first half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Giants’ Judge: Saquon Barkley attacking return; no timetable

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley continues to recover from a torn ACL he suffered last September, and coach Joe Judge likes where Barkley stands in the process.

Judge declined to provide a timetable for Barkley’s return to action, but his overall reviews of Barkley’s rehab were positive.

“He comes in every day, he attacks every day from a rehab standpoint,” Judge said. “He’s had a phenomenal attitude and great motivation; he’s been tremendously positive.”

Judge added that the Giants are taking pains to facilitate Barkley’s rehab at “the correct rate for his individual body and injury,” but that he “couldn’t be happier” with how Barkley is approaching the rehab.

Barkley, the No. 2 overall draft pick in 2018, saw his third NFL season cut short after tearing his ACL in Week 2 of the 2020 season against the Pittsburgh Steelers. In 31 career games, Barkley has gained 2,344 yards on 4.7 yards per carry with 17 rushing touchdowns and six receiving scores.

Quarterback Daniel Jones added that Barkley is doing all he can to be ready for Week 1 of the 2021 season.

“That’s the type of person he is and the type of worker he is,” Jones said. “Certainly, we’ve got his back and (are) supporting him and I know he’s working his tail off, everything he can do and doing what the trainers are asking him to do. He’s had that mindset since … he went down and it’s been fun to watch him work.”

–Field Level Media

May 27, 2021; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) participates in OTA practice at the Quest Diagnostic Training Center on Thursday, May 27, 2021, in East Rutherford. Mandatory credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com via USA Today Sports.

Giants coach: ‘Daniel Jones is our quarterback’

New York Giants head coach Joe Judge gave Daniel Jones a vote of confidence on the quarterback’s 24th birthday Thursday.

“Daniel Jones is our quarterback,” Judge replied when asked whether the team had any interest in bringing in any veterans to create competition.

The only other quarterbacks on the current New York roster are journeyman Mike Glennon and Clayton Thorson, a fifth-round pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2019.

Jones is heading into his third season with the Giants, who selected him with the No. 6 overall pick in 2019. He was 5-9 as a starter in 2020, completing 62.5 percent of his passes for 2,943 yards, 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions and rushing for 423 yards and one score.

“I’m proud of the way he works every day,” Judge said. “This guy comes to work every day and whatever phase he’s in, if he’s in the weight room, getting treatment on field, throwing with his teammates, organizing things outside this building, the guy always has a plan of how he’s going to attack things. And I’m proud to watch how he’s worked.”

Jones, who threw 24 touchdown passes in 13 games (12 starts) as a 2019 rookie, said he wants to improve as a leader this season.

“As a quarterback, my role is a lot of times to be that communicator, to bring guys together, to get guys moving toward where we need to go, thinking about our goals and what we want to accomplish come this fall,” Jones said Thursday.

The Giants haven’t had a winning record or gone to the playoffs since the 2016 season.

–Field Level Media

Dec 27, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Mike Glennon (2) throws a pass against the Chicago Bears during the first quarter at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Giants sign QB Mike Glennon to back up Daniel Jones

Jan 12, 2020; Kansas City, MO, USA; Houston Texans tight end Darren Fells (87) against the Kansas City Chiefs in a AFC Divisional Round playoff football game at Arrowhead Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants are signing veteran quarterback Mike Glennon to back up starter Daniel Jones, multiple outlets reported Thursday.

Glennon replaces Colt McCoy, who is a free agent.

The Giants will be Glennon’s sixth team since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected him in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Glennon, 31, has appeared in 34 games (27 starts), including five last season in Jacksonville when Gardner Minshew was sidelined by injury. Glennon is 6-21 as a starter. He has thrown for 6,235 yards with 43 touchdowns against 25 interceptions in his career.

In Tampa, Glennon started 13 games as a rookie, completing 59.4 percent of his passes for 2,608 yards, with 19 touchdowns against nine interceptions — all career highs.

He also played a season each with the Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals and Oakland Raiders.

–Field Level Media

Dec 20, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants injured quarterback Daniel Jones (8) on the sidelines during the third quarter against the Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Giants QB Jones to start vs. Ravens

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is expected to start the team’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, multiple media outlets reported on Saturday.

Jones, who is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game in Baltimore, sat out the Giants’ 20-6 loss to the Cleveland Browns last week with ankle and hamstring injuries.

The Giants’ offense is in need of a jolt. The team has been outscored 46-13 in the past two weeks — both losses.

Jones, 23, has thrown for 2,462 yards with eight touchdowns and nine interceptions in 12 games this season. He also has rushed for 403 yards and a score.

Colt McCoy, 34, completed 19 of 31 passes for 221 yards last week for the Giants (5-9), who are tied for second place with Dallas in the NFC East. Both clubs trail the Washington Football Team (6-8) in the division.

Washington is scheduled to host the Carolina Panthers (4-10) on Sunday.

–Field Level Media