Jones was not given an official designation on the ultimate harm report Friday after receiving clearance from an impartial neurologist.
Giants operating again Saquon Barkley (ankle) and huge receiver Kenny Golladay (knee) had been dominated out Friday after not training all week. A supply beforehand instructed ESPN that it could be a “couple weeks” for New York’s prime playmakers to return.
The information was extra optimistic for Giants huge receivers Sterling Shepard (hamstring) and security Jabrill Peppers (hamstring), who weren’t on the ultimate harm report and can play Sunday after lacking the earlier two video games. Huge receivers Darius Slayton (hamstring) and Kadarius Toney (ankle), left sort out Andrew Thomas (foot) and guard Ben Bredeson (hand) are all questionable to face the Rams. Toney was shifting properly all week and is anticipated to play.
Jones sustained the concussion simply earlier than halftime of Sunday’s 44-20 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. He came upon his toes after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit as he tried to get into the top zone.
However Jones was up and in good spirits after the sport. He labored on a aspect area Wednesday earlier than being listed as a restricted participant for Thursday’s apply. He confronted simulated contact Friday.
With Jones cleared, the choice about whether or not he can play appears finalized.
“I believe you have to make a transparent distinction of what all people’s job is and what their position is within the workforce. The docs, the medical workers — they’ve a really clear job by way of getting our gamers wholesome and figuring out their well being and availability for the sport,” Giants coach Joe Choose stated. “If I get entangled by hook or by crook with an emotional choice, that is not at all times going to be the best choice. It could be a state of affairs the place I do know we actually want a participant and I wish to get him on the sector, however medically, that is probably not the best choice. It could be a state of affairs the place I believe perhaps this man just isn’t able to play, but when I’ve bought each professional and physician and coach saying, ‘This man’s totally cleared to play, Joe. He is not susceptible to getting harm once more. He is advantageous.’ I’ve bought to belief these opinions. I do know that I am not a physician. I do know I’ve bought to belief the opinion of the blokes which have finished much more training and analysis and apply in that area.”
The Giants (1-4) have been planning as if Jones would play, with Choose saying he was “on monitor” all through the week.
Mike Glennon, who changed Jones within the second quarter Sunday, took some first-team reps this week in case of a setback. He is an choice if the Giants do not assume it is secure for Jones to return so rapidly.
“I undoubtedly assume we love Daniel. We wish Daniel to play. We all know he desires to play. So clearly we wish him on the market with us as our brother, but in addition need the most effective for him,” Slayton instructed ESPN on Friday. “If he isn’t proper, last item we wish to do is ship him on the market to get harm additional.”
Jones, 24, has 4 landing passes and one interception this season. He is tenth within the NFL with a QBR of 61.2.
The third-year quarterback has additionally finished harm together with his legs on the zone-read, and it has develop into a significant a part of the Giants’ offense. Jones has 197 yards dashing and two touchdowns on 30 carries.
And it does not seem the workforce might be shy about calling the zone-read Sunday with Jones cleared, even when he was concussed on a quarterback run.
“If he is again and able to go, we’ll play soccer,” offensive coordinator Jason Garrett stated earlier within the week. “We will ask him to do what we have to do. Once more, we talked about it earlier, you do not wish to continuously put your quarterback in hurt’s approach. We now have different guys who could make performs for us, however DJ operating the ball has been a optimistic factor for us, so we’ll attempt to discover what that stability is.”