Kadarius Toney didn’t make his NFL preseason debut in Saturday night’s 12-7 loss to the Jets, which wasn’t a big surprise given he was brought in slowly in his first NFL training camp after being on the COVID roster earlier this summer.
The reason Toney was chosen, however, was not based purely on caution. Coach Joe Judge said Toney had had a physical problem “for a little while” and “it was something that got worse in training towards the end of the week so he couldn’t play. “.
The same goes for Toney, the Giants’ first-round pick, who had an extremely slow start to his NFL career. The Giants this coming week will travel to Cleveland for two days of joint practice with the Browns ahead of Preseason No.2, and there’s no guarantee Toney will be on the pitch.
The judge said, “We hope he is,” when asked if Toney would be ready this week.
WR David Sills helped himself, until he found a path to the roster, capturing three passes for 49 yards, including a 37-yard reception on a Clayton Thorson pass on the left sideline. … The Giants had just 98 total yards at the start of the fourth quarter when RB Sandro Platzgummer from the 1-yard line ran for 48 yards. Which? Platzgummer is an Austrian who joined the Giants in 2020 as part of the NFL’s International Player Pathway program.
Sixth-round rookie CB Rodarius Williams has been impressive this summer, but his preseason debut hasn’t been solid. Williams was used as a corner against the Jets and has been repeatedly beaten on cover. Williams had a 29-yard fumble return on a fumble in the fourth quarter.
Resting their entire defensive field, the Giants started Isaac Yiadom, Madre Harper, Julian Love and Joshua Kalu in high school. The starting defensive line was BJ Hill, Danny Shelton and Austin Johnson. Outside linebackers were Azeez Ojulari and Trent Harris and inside linebackers were Tae Crowder and Ragland.
G Kyle Murphy started in the third quarter with an ankle injury and did not return. … TE Cole Hikutini was eliminated in the third quarter with a hip problem. … New WR Matt Cole made a great play to keep a Riley Dixon punt from bouncing into the end zone. Cole hit the ball over the goal line and it was shot down by Hikutini at the 9-yard line.
Former Giants WR Victor Cruz has drawn the curtain on two murals unveiled on Saturday night.
Contest winners Tiffany Loo, 17, of Lodi, NJ (“Thank You Silhouette”) and Tricia Reilly-Matthews, 61, of Tomkins Cove (“Angels Among Us”) created works of art to celebrate first responders. , grocers and delivery people, and owners of small businesses and local restaurants in the tri-state area who continued to support their communities during the pandemic.
The murals will continue to be on display at MetLife Stadium.