Aug 29, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA;  New England Patriots cornerback Mike Jackson (35) makes a tackles on New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (3) during the second quarte at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Giants WR Sterling Shepard to sit out vs. Raiders

Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard is expected to sit Sunday when New York faces the Las Vegas Raiders, ESPN reported on Wednesday.

Shepard sustained a left quadriceps injury during the second quarter of the Giants’ 20-17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday.

He isn’t the only Giants’ wideout nursing an injury.

Rookie Kadarius Toney, who leads the team with 343 receiving yards, sustained a laceration on his hand during Monday’s game. He is also dealing with an ankle injury.

Offseason acquisition Kenny Golladay has missed three straight games with a knee injury, and Dante Pettis injured his shoulder during a punt return against the Chiefs.

Shepard, 28, has a team-leading 32 catches to go along with 324 receiving yards and one touchdown this season despite missing three games due to hamstring injuries.

Shepard has 345 receptions for 3,842 yards and 21 touchdowns in 70 career games with the Giants. He was selected in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft out Oklahoma.

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New York Giants wide receiver Kadarius Toney (89) on the field for warm ups MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, in East Rutherford.

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Giants WR Kadarius Toney injures ankle, out vs. Rams

New York Giants rookie wide receiver Kadarius Toney aggravated an ankle injury and has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams in East Rutherford, N.J.

Toney had three catches for 36 yards before exiting early in the first quarter. He limped off the field following a 16-yard reception and was promptly ruled out for the game.

Toney initially injured his ankle during the Giants’ 44-20 loss to the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday. He set season highs with 10 receptions for 189 yards in that contest.

Toney, 22, has 23 catches for 317 yards in six games since being selected by the Giants with the 20th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

The Giants entered Sunday’s game without wideouts Kenny Golladay and Darius Slayton. Golladay was nursing a knee injury, while Slayton missed his third straight game with a hamstring injury.

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Oct 10, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Kadarius Toney (89) runs after making a catch in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Giants WR Kadarius Toney apologizes for throwing punch

New York Giants rookie receiver Kadarius Toney apologized Monday for throwing a punch and getting ejected from Sunday’s loss at Dallas.

“Wanna take the time out to apologize to the entire organization, Owners, My Teammates and the entire #BigBlue … your emotions just can get the best of you sometimes…..No Excuses just actions,” he posted on Twitter.

His fourth-quarter ejection in Sunday’s 44-20 loss in Arlington, Texas, came after a breakout performance by the 20th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Toney, 22, set season highs with 10 catches for 189 yards and also rushed once for 7 yards. He has 20 receptions for 281 yards in five games this season.

After Cowboys safety Damontae Kazee tossed Toney to the turf after the whistle, Toney got to his feet and threw a punch at Kazee’s helmet. It happened with about six minutes left and New York trailing 34-13.

“There’s a pretty distinct line in terms of competing and doing things we’re not going to condone as a team and put us behind,” Giants coach Joe Judge said after the game. “That’s not going to be accepted. That’s not going to be condoned.”

NFL Network reported that Toney is likely to be fined but not suspended by the league.

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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.”

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New York Giants wide receiver Kadarius Toney #89 catches a pass during drills at rookie minicamp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford on May 14, 2021.

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Report: Giants reach deal with 1st-round pick Kadarius Toney

The New York Giants agreed to terms with 2021 first-round draft pick Kadarius Toney, the NFL Network reported Thursday.

All first-round draft picks receive a four-year contract with a team-held option for the fifth season.

Per OvertheCap.com, the total value of Toney’s contract is $13.719 million.

The Giants selected Toney with the 20th overall pick of the draft out of Florida. That pick was part of a trade involving the Chicago Bears, who selected Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields with the 11th overall pick of the draft.

The Giants also received a fifth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and the Bears’ 2022 first- and fourth-round selections to complete the trade.

Toney, 22, had 70 receptions for 984 yards and 10 touchdowns in 11 games last season with the Gators. He also rushed 19 times for 161 yards and a score.

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