Oct 8, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) scrambles with the ball agianst the Miami Dolphins during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Giants QB Daniel Jones questionable vs. Commanders

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has not been cleared for contact because of a neck injury and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s home game against the Washington Commanders.

Jones was limited at practice for the third consecutive day on Friday, when coach Brian Daboll said there’s a chance the QB could be cleared in time.

“We’ll see,” Daboll said. “We’re talking to medical people and just take it day by day here.”

Jones was injured during a 31-16 loss at the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 8, then missed last Sunday’s 14-9 road loss to the Buffalo Bills. Veteran Tyrod Taylor started in his place and was 24-for-36 passing for 200 yards.

Daboll said Jones has enough experience that even if he doesn’t practice all week with the team, he could still be ready to play.

“He’s played a lot of football for us,” Daboll said. “He’s been in the system for a while. So, again, we’ll take that one, get all the information and then make the right decision for him and for us.”

The Giants (1-5) ruled out center John Michael Schmitz (shoulder) and offensive tackles Andrew Thomas (hamstring) and Matt Peart (shoulder) for the game against the Commanders (3-3). None of the three practiced this week.

Cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (neck) has been limited all week and is listed as questionable, as is offensive tackle Evan Neal (ankle), who got in one limited session on Thursday but didn’t practice Friday.

Running back Saquon Barkley (ankle) and kicker Graham Gano (left knee) have been limited at practice this week but carry no injury designations.

–Field Level Media

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) leaves the game with an injury against the Miami Dolphins during the second half of an NFL game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, October 8, 2023.

Daboll: QB Daniel Jones still Giants’ starter when healthy

New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll said Daniel Jones will return as starting quarterback when he’s healthy.

Jones missed Sunday night’s 14-9 loss to the Buffalo Bills, with Tyrod Taylor getting the start.

Daboll was asked Monday whether there would be a quarterback controversy when Jones is healthy enough to return.

“Yeah, no,” Daboll replied.

Jones, 26, was ruled out after his fourth-quarter exit from the Giants’ 31-16 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 5. Jones was sacked on a blind-side hit, and his head cocked backward before he was driven to the turf.

Daboll said he didn’t have any injury updates on Jones, who told the Sunday night broadcast that his goal was to return in Week 7, a home game against Washington (3-3).

“I have no update on anything. I haven’t seen the doctors; it was a late one last night, so I have nothing on any injuries,” Daboll said.

Taylor went 24-for-36 for 200 yards against the Bills. But he cost the Giants a shot at points at the end of the first half when he handed the ball off inside the Bills’ 5-yard line without a timeout to use. Saquon Barkley was stopped short as time ran out.

“I think Tyrod did a good job,” Daboll said. “Threw the ball on time, made some good throws down the sideline to (wide receiver Darius) Slayton, got the ball out of his hands even when there was some pressure so did a good job of leading his team.

“Obviously, the team thing of 0-for-5 in the red zone, that’s a team thing, so something we’ve got to work on but continue to do that, but I thought Tyrod acquitted himself well.”

–Field Level Media

New York Giants quarterbacks Daniel Jones (8) and Tyrod Taylor (2) throw the ball on the first day of mandatory minicamp at the Giants training center in East Rutherford on Tuesday, June 13, 2023.

Giants QB Daniel Jones out, Tyrod Taylor in vs. Bills

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones and three offensive linemen have been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the host Buffalo Bills, coach Brian Daboll said Friday.

Jones, who is nursing a neck injury, joined left tackle Andrew Thomas (hamstring), rookie center John Michael Schmitz (shoulder) and backup Matt Peart (shoulder) in being ruled out for Sunday’s contest. Outside linebacker Azeez Ojulari (ankle) also was ruled out for the game in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Tyrod Taylor, who played in Buffalo from 2015-17, will be under center when the Giants (1-4) face the Bills (3-2). The start will be Taylor’s first since the 2021 season.

Taylor, 34, has completed 11 of 15 passes for 92 yards in four games this season. He owns a 26-25-1 record during his NFL career with the Baltimore Ravens (2011-14), Bills, Cleveland Browns (2018), Los Angeles Chargers (2019-20), Houston Texans (2021) and Giants.

Jones, 26, has missed the first two practices this week after exiting Sunday’s 31-16 loss to the Miami Dolphins in the fourth quarter following a sack by Andrew Van Ginkel. The hit took Jones by surprise from his blind side, and his head cocked backward before he was driven to the turf.

Jones completed 14 of 20 passes for 119 yards and was sacked six times against Miami. He has completed 68.9 percent of his passes for 884 yards with two touchdowns and six interceptions through five starts this season.

With Jones as the starter, the Giants are 22-35-1.

New York’s full injury report will be released later on Friday.

–Field Level Media

Miami Dolphins linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel (43) sacks New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) during the second half of an NFL game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, October 8, 2023.

Giants QB Daniel Jones not practicing Thursday

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones did not participate in practice Thursday due to a sore neck.

Giants coach Brian Daboll, however, did not rule out Jones for Sunday night’s game at Buffalo.

Jones has missed the first two practices this week after exiting Sunday’s 21-16 loss to the Miami Dolphins in the fourth quarter following a sack by Andrew Van Ginkel. The hit took Jones by surprise from his blind side, and his head cocked backward before he was driven to the turf.

Tyrod Taylor took over under center for the Giants (1-4) and would be the starter Sunday against the Bills (3-2) if Jones is unable to play.

Jones, 26, completed 14 of 20 passes for 119 yards and was sacked six times against Miami. He has completed 68.9 percent of his passes for 884 yards with two touchdowns and six interceptions through five starts this season.

With Jones as the starter, the Giants are 22-35-1.

–Field Level Media

Oct 8, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) walks onto the field prior to the game against the New York Giants at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Giants QB Daniel Jones (neck) not practicing Wednesday

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones did not practice Wednesday due to a sore neck.

“We’re day-to-day with him,” coach Brian Daboll told reporters before practice.

The Giants previously had been optimistic about Jones’ chances of playing at Buffalo this weekend.

“I think he’s moving in the right direction,” Daboll said Monday. “(We’ll) see where he is, obviously, when he comes back on Wednesday.”

Jones exited Sunday’s 31-16 loss to the Miami Dolphins after being sacked by Andrew Van Ginkel with 12:11 left in the game. The hit took Jones by surprise from his blind side, and his neck cocked backward before he was driven to the turf.

Tyrod Taylor took over under center for the Giants (1-4) and would be the starter Sunday against the Bills (3-2) if Jones is unable to play.

Jones, 26, completed 14 of 20 passes for 119 yards and was sacked six times against Miami. He has completed 68.9 percent of his passes for 884 yards with two touchdowns and six interceptions through five starts this season.

With Jones as the starter, the Giants are 22-35-1.

–Field Level Media

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) leaves the game with an injury against the Miami Dolphins during the second half of an NFL game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, October 8, 2023.

Giants ‘optimistic’ about QB Daniel Jones for Week 6

The New York Giants are “optimistic” about quarterback Daniel Jones’ odds of playing in Week 6 after leaving Sunday’s game with a neck injury.

Coach Brian Daboll made the comments Monday but added that he hadn’t seen the results of the X-rays or scans yet. Jones had an X-ray at the stadium in Miami and was having an MRI on Monday.

NFL Network reported Monday morning that the injury isn’t as serious as the one he sustained in 2021.

Jones exited the 31-16 loss to the Dolphins early in the fourth quarter. He was sacked by Miami linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel with 12:11 remaining in the game. The hit took Jones by surprise, as it came from his blind side, and his neck cocked backward before he was driven to the turf.

Tyrod Taylor took over under center for the Giants, who were trailing 31-13 at the time of Jones’ departure.

Prior to exiting, Jones completed 14 of 20 passes for 119 yards. He was sacked six times.

Jones has completed 68.9 percent of his passes for 884 yards with two touchdowns and six interceptions through five starts this season.

Jones, 26, signed a four-year contract worth $160 million during the offseason.

Also Monday, Daboll said receiver Wan’Dale Robinson would likely miss Wednesday’s practice while defensive back Deonte Banks is likely to be limited. But Daboll thinks both will be able to play in Week 6 at Buffalo.

Daboll said he’ll have more on Wednesday regarding the injuries of OL John Michael Schmitz (shoulder), LB Micah McFadden (foot) and edge rusher Azeez Ajulari (ankle).

–Field Level Media

Oct 8, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) scrambles with the ball agianst the Miami Dolphins during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Giants QB Daniel Jones hurts neck late in blowout vs. Dolphins

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones exited Sunday’s game against the host Miami Dolphins early in the fourth quarter due to a neck injury.

Jones was sacked by Miami linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel with 12:11 remaining in the game. The hit took Jones by surprise, as it came from his blind side, and his neck cocked back before he was driven to the turf.

New York announced shortly after that Jones would not return.

Tyrod Taylor took over under center for the Giants, who were trailing 31-13 at the time of Jones’ departure.

Prior to exiting, Jones completed 14 of 20 passes for 119 yards. He was sacked six times.

Jones entered Sunday with 765 passing yards, two touchdowns and six interceptions through four games this season.

Jones signed a four-year contract worth $160 million during the offseason.

–Field Level Media

New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll gestures to quarterback Daniel Jones (8) after Jones throws an interception in the second half. The Seahawks defeat the Giants, 24-3, at MetLife Stadium on Monday, Oct. 2, 2023, in East Rutherford.

Giants coach downplays issue with QB Daniel Jones

New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll downplayed any additional frustration with Daniel Jones on Tuesday morning, mere hours after the quarterback struggled mightily in the team’s 24-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Daboll was seen talking to Jones in an animated fashion after the fifth-year quarterback returned to the sideline following a 97-yard interception return for a touchdown late in the third quarter. Daboll also was seen showing Jones an image on a tablet before the QB continued walking, and the frustrated coach threw it down and turned away.

That image, however, was caught on camera — and prompted plenty of discussion from the team’s fanbase. So much so that several hours later Daboll was asked if the tablet was thrown at Jones or just in his direction.

“No, I wouldn’t throw a tablet there,” Daboll said. “I just tossed it to the side because obviously it was a little bit of frustration but no, I wouldn’t throw a tablet at him.”

It didn’t end there, as reporters questioned whether there is a disconnect between Daboll and Jones after the quarterback appeared to just walk past his coach following the interception.

“No, Daniel is a coachable person,” Daboll said. “Again, things aren’t going great. Again, I’m not exactly sure what the cameras did or did not show, but Daniel is a coachable guy. I like working with Daniel and we’ve got some things we’ve got to do better.”

Jones threw for just 203 yards and two interceptions, lost a fumble and was sacked 10 times on Monday for the Giants (1-3). They will look to rebound on Sunday against host Miami Dolphins (3-1).

–Field Level Media

Sep 10, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) is sacked by Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons (11) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Micah Parsons rips Giants for not pulling Daniel Jones

Count Dallas Cowboys All-Pro pass rusher Micah Parsons among those who think the New York Giants should have pulled their quarterback from the carnage of Sunday night’s Week 1 blowout.

Jones played all but three offensive snaps in the Giants’ 40-0 loss, despite playing behind backup offensive linemen late in the game. Tyrod Taylor came on with 1:10 remaining to take the final three snaps.

“It’s called protecting your guy,” Parsons said Tuesday on his podcast, “The Edge with Micah Parsons.”

“I don’t think Daniel Jones should have been in that game in the fourth quarter,” Parsons said. “I thought they should have protected him and pulled him out. … (Their) season would be over without Daniel Jones.”

Parsons had one of the seven sacks on Jones, playing in his first game since signing a $160 million extension in March. Parsons also had two hits on Jones, who was pressured by the Cowboys on 55 percent of his 42 dropbacks, per ESPN.

Giants coach Brian Daboll said after Sunday’s game that the team was just trying to get something going and that there was never a conversation about pulling Jones.

“I do not agree with Daniel Jones staying out there until that last drive,” Parsons said. “I thought that was wrong. I thought it was deceiving. That’s your franchise quarterback and he’s out there with a backup offensive line, still getting sacked and hit. I just didn’t understand.”

Jones and the Giants (0-1) return to action on Sunday against the host Arizona Cardinals (0-1). He finished 15-of-28 passing for 104 yards with two interceptions against Dallas.

–Field Level Media

Aug 26, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) on the sidelines against the New York Jets during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Giants free up $6.3M on Daniel Jones restructure

The New York Giants restructured the contract of quarterback Daniel Jones, freeing up $6.315 million in cap space, ESPN reported Monday.

The Giants converted $8.42 million of his base salary into a signing bonus, per the report. Jones will now play under a base salary of $1.08 million this season.

He signed a four-year, $160 million contract in March.

Jones, 26, had a breakout season in 2022, playing a career-high 16 games. He didn’t miss any games because of injury for the first time in his four seasons. He sat out Week 18 to rest for the postseason.

Jones completed 67.2 percent of his passes for 3,205 yards and 15 touchdowns against five interceptions in 2022. He also rushed for 708 yards and seven touchdowns. He’s thrown for 11,603 yards and 60 TDs against 34 picks for his career. He’s 21-31-1 as the Giants’ starter since being selected No. 6 overall in the 2019 draft.

The Giants open the season at home against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night.

–Field Level Media