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.

–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

Wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) runs to get open before making a catch, in East Rutherford. Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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Giants WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) out 2-3 weeks

New York Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay will be sidelined 2-3 weeks with a minor hamstring injury, multiple outlets reported Thursday.

The prized offseason acquisition grabbed the back of his left leg shortly before leaving practice at training camp on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old Golladay signed a four-year, $72 million contract with the Giants.

Golladay recorded back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2018-19 with the Detroit Lions before missing 11 games in 2020 with hip and hamstring injuries.

He caught 20 passes for 338 yards and two touchdowns in five starts last season.

A third-round pick in 2017 and a Pro Bowl selection in 2019, Golladay has 183 receptions for 3,068 yards and 21 touchdowns in 47 games (39 starts) with the Lions. He led the NFL with 11 touchdown catches in 2019.

–Field Level Media

Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay takes a moment to rest during Giants practice, in East Rutherford. Thursday, July 29, 2021

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Report: Giants optimistic Kenny Golladay nursing minor injury

The New York Giants are optimistic that prize offseason acquisition Kenny Golladay’s hamstring injury isn’t too serious, The Athletic reported Wednesday morning.

Golladay will undergo additional tests after sustaining the injury during Tuesday’s practice.

The 27-year-old Golladay signed a four-year, $72 million contract with the Giants.

Golladay recorded back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2018-19 with the Detroit Lions before missing 11 games in 2020 with hip and hamstring injuries.

He caught 20 passes for 338 yards and two touchdowns in five starts last season.

A third-round pick in 2017 and a Pro Bowl selection in 2019, Golladay has 183 receptions for 3,068 yards and 21 touchdowns in 47 games (39 starts) with the Lions. He led the NFL with 11 touchdown catches in 2019.

–Field Level Media

Oct 4, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) before the game against the New Orleans Saints at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Giants signing WR Kenny Golladay for 4 years, $72M

Dec 27, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Atlanta Falcons strong safety Keanu Neal (22) intercepts a pass intended for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) during the game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants are signing former Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay to a four-year, $72 million deal, NFL Network reported Saturday.

The agreement includes $40 million guaranteed and carries a maximum value of $76 million, per the report.

Golladay appeared to confirm the news on social media by retweeting an NFL post that read: “Big plays coming to the Big (apple emoji).”

Golladay, 27, had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2018-19 before missing 11 games in 2020 with a hip injury.

He caught 20 passes for 338 yards and two touchdowns in five starts last season.

A third-round pick in 2017 and a Pro Bowl selection in 2019, Golladay has 183 receptions for 3,068 yards and 21 touchdowns in 47 games (39 starts). He led the NFL with 11 TD catches in 2019.

–Field Level Media

Oct 4, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) before the game against the New Orleans Saints at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Lions WR Golladay out for season finale vs. Vikings

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay will not play in the regular-season finale against the visiting Minnesota Vikings, interim coach Darrell Bevell announced Thursday.

Golladay, 27, sustained a hip injury during the first half of the Lions’ 41-21 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Nov. 1. He hasn’t played since.

Golladay has 20 catches for 338 yards and two touchdowns in five games this season after topping 1,000 receiving yards in each of the previous two campaigns. He was selected to the Pro Bowl with 65 catches for 1,190 yards and an NFL-high 11 touchdowns in 2019.

Now questions loom as to whether Golladay has played his last down with the Lions.

Golladay, who becomes an unrestricted free agent this offseason, said earlier this month that he’d be interested in a long-term deal with the team as opposed to being under the franchise tag.

–Field Level Media

Dec 22, 2019; Denver, Colorado, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Lions WR Golladay (hip) to miss second straight game

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay will miss his second straight game Sunday with a hip injury.

Golladay has not practiced since sustaining the injury during the first half of the Nov. 1 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

He missed the first two games of the season with a hamstring injury and has 20 catches for 338 yards and two touchdowns in five games.

Golladay, 27, was a Pro Bowl selection last season when he led the NFL with 11 touchdown receptions. He also has topped 1,000 receiving yards in each of the past two seasons.

Tight end T.J. Hockenson returned to the field Friday after missing Thursday’s practice with a toe injury. He is listed as questionable for Sunday’s home game against the Washington Football Team.

Kick returner Jamal Agnew (ribs), guard Joe Dahl (back), tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai (foot), linebacker Jarrad Davis (knee) and defensive tackle Nick Williams (shoulder) are listed as questionable. Williams dis not practice Friday.

–Field Level Media

Nov 1, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) unable to make a catch against Indianapolis Colts cornerback Xavier Rhodes (27) during the first quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Lions WR Golladay (hip) out for Week 9

Detroit Lions wideout Kenny Golladay is out for this week’s game and will be considered week-to-week with a hip injury, NFL Network reported Monday.

Golladay, who will undergo further testing, could land on injured reserve, which would sideline him for at least three games, per the report.

Golladay was injured during the first half of Sunday’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts and missed the entire second half. Golladay was targeted four times but didn’t record a catch. It’s unclear exactly when or how Golladay was injured.

Golladay missed the first two games of the season with a hamstring injury but leads the team with 338 receiving yards. He has 20 catches with two touchdowns.

The Lions play at Minnesota this week and would likely rely on Marvin Hall and rookie Quintez Cephus in Golladay’s absence.

Golladay has 183 catches for 3,068 yards and 21 touchdowns in 47 games (39 starts) for the Lions, who drafted him in the third round of the 2017 draft.

–Field Level Media

Dec 22, 2019; Denver, Colorado, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Lions WR Golladay returns to practice, on track for debut

Detroit Lions wideout Kenny Golladay returned to practice Wednesday and is on track to make his season debut Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.

Golladay missed the first two weeks of the season after injuring his hamstring on Sept. 9.

Golladay, 26, had 65 receptions for 1,190 yards and a league-high 11 touchdowns last season to earn Pro Bowl honors for the first time in his career. He has 163 catches for 2,730 yards and 19 scores in his first three seasons with the Lions.

The Lions are off to an 0-2 start. Quarterback Matt Stafford’s top target and deep threat, Golladay averaged 18.3 yards per catch last season.

Stafford has completed just two passes of more than 20 yards through the first two weeks after completing eight through the first two weeks last year.

“He’s one of the top wideouts in the league and he’s shown that,” Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said Wednesday in a conference call. “His production the last years has been incredible. His style of play, his physical nature, you watch it, he’ll definitely bring a lot of juice to their offense.”

The Lions went with Marvin Hall and Quintez Cephus in Golladay’s absence.

As for Detroit’s defense, also dinged with a slew of hamstring injuries, cornerback Desmond Trufant (hamstring) is still out.

–Field Level Media

Dec 22, 2019; Denver, Colorado, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) celebrates his touchdown reception in the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Lions WR Golladay, CB Trufant ruled out vs. Packers

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay and cornerback Desmond Trufant have been ruled out for this weekend’s game against the Green Bay Packers with respective hamstring injuries, the team announced Friday.

Guard Joe Dahl (groin) and tight end Hunter Bryant (hamstring) have also been ruled out for the Lions (0-1).

Golladay also sat out Detroit’s 27-23 season-opening setback to the Chicago Bears on Sunday. He had 65 receptions for 1,190 yards and 11 touchdowns last season to earn Pro Bowl honors for the first time in his career.

Matthew Stafford fared well without Golladay against the Bears, throwing for 297 yards and a touchdown pass to tight end T.J. Hockenson. Wideout Danny Amendola joined Hockenson with a team-high five receptions, while Marvin Jones Jr. had four.

Trufant and fellow cornerback Justin Coleman (hamstring) were injured in that game, with the latter being placed on injured reserve two days later.

Sunday’s game against the Packers (1-0) appears to be shaping up as the NFL debut for cornerback Jeff Okudah, who was the third overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Okudah, 21, played in all 14 games for Ohio State last season, recording 35 tackles and adding nine pass breakups, three interceptions and two forced fumbles. He became the first Ohio State cornerback to earn unanimous All-America honors.

Trufant, 30, had a career-high four interceptions in just nine games with the Atlanta Falcons last season, but he missed four games midseason due to turf toe, then sat out the final three games with a broken forearm that required surgery. It was the second time in four years he was limited to nine games.

A first-round pick out of Washington in 2013, Trufant had spent his entire career with the Falcons before joining Detroit. He had 13 interceptions and broke up 79 passes in 97 games (all starts) for Atlanta.

–Field Level Media