Jones was not allowed to make contact after suffering neck strain in last week’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Jones was believed to have injured himself while directing the soccer ball in the second game, but said there wasn’t much pain before the game.
He was moving and throwing well in training as a limited contactless participant throughout the week.
“At this point he hasn’t been cleared to make contact so we’re going to keep him out of this game,” Judge said. “At this point we don’t feel 100% comfortable with him until the medical team fully clears him, so for now we’re going to rule him out. “
Mike Glennon is expected to start in place of Jones. Jake Fromm, signed by the Giants this week with the Buffalo Bills practice squad, will back Glennon.
Glennon went 0-5 as a starter for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2020. His last victory as a starting quarterback came in the 2017 season with the Chicago Bears.
Jones didn’t take many, if any, first-team reps in Thursday’s practice, sources told ESPN. The Giants therefore prepared for this result.
It is expected to be reviewed on Monday. Jones will make the trip with the Giants to Miami and then Arizona, where they will practice next week before a clash the following Sunday with the Los Angeles Chargers.
So far, Judge has said the third-year quarterback shouldn’t be out for the season “at the moment.” He reiterated on Friday that this remains true, even though uncertainty exists.
“We will assess it for the future, including as early as next week, with the doctors,” said the judge. “We don’t have any answers yet [when he will be cleared]. »
The Giants (4-7) have been looking for answers on what Jones has been up to for the past three years. This stretched run was meant to bring more clarity after sacking offensive coordinator Jason Garrett last week and some of their top playmakers have become healthier.
Instead, the Giants are in sit-and-wait mode with their quarterback and some of his playmakers. Wide receiver Kadarius Toney (quad / oblique) is not expected to play on Sunday, and there is some doubt with the wide receiver Sterling Shepard (quad).
“There is really really a gray area in what [the timetable] is [for Jones]. There’s really no final decision on this, ”Judge said. “Obviously at this point we’re going to push him and put him on the pitch as soon as he’s healthy and ready to go. He also wants to be in the field. He just wasn’t allowed to make contact today.
“In terms of what it’s going to look like in the coming weeks, in the coming weeks, there are no answers at this time. Everything else would be guesswork or guesswork for now. “
This is the third consecutive season Jones has been forced to miss a game at the end of the season. He missed time with a high ankle sprain as a rookie and for a hamstring injury in 2020.
Jones, 24, has completed 64.3% of his passes for 2,428 yards with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions this season. He also ran for 298 yards and two touchdowns.
Glennon, 31, had 16 of 25 passes for 196 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in a resounding loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Oct. 10.