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Andrew Thomas, New York Giants (August 22, 2021)

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GIANTS PLACE ANDREW THOMAS ON INJURED RESERVE…
On Tuesday, the New York Giants placed left tackle Andrew Thomas (foot/ankle) and wide receiver C.J. Board (broken forearm) on Injured Reserve. Players placed on Injured Reserve during the season can return to the 53-man roster in three weeks if healthy enough to do so.

To fill these roster vacancies, the Giants signed wide receiver Dante Pettis and offensive tackle Korey Cunningham from the Practice Squad to the 53-man roster.

The team also signed wide receiver Travis Toivonen, offensive tackle Derrick Kelly, and defensive tackle Woodrow Hamilton to the Practice Squad and terminated the Practice Squad contracts of tight end Jake Hausmann and offensive guard Cole Banwart.

The 23-year old, 6’4”, 212-pound Toivonen went undrafted in 2020. The Seattle Seahawks signed him in June 2021 and waived him in late August.

The 26-year old, 6’5”, 320-pound Kelly was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the New Orleans Saints after the 2019 NFL Draft. He spent his rookie season on the Saints’ Practice Squad, did play in six games (with no starts) in 2020. The Saints terminated his Practice Squad contract last week.

The 28-year old, 6’3”, 315-pound Hamilton was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the New England Patriots after the 2016 NFL Draft. He has spent time with the Patriots (2016), New Orleans Saints (2017-2018), Giants (2018), Carolina Panthers (2019-2020), and Tennessee Titans (2021). The Titans waived him last week. Hamilton has played in nine regular-season games with one start.

OCTOBER 20, 2021 NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT…
The New York Giants practiced on Wednesday at Quest Diagnostics Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Not practicing were RB Saquon Barkley (ankle), WR Kenny Golladay (knee), WR Kadarius Toney (ankle), WR John Ross (hamstring), TE Kaden Smith (knee), and LB Azeez Ojulari (not injury-related).

Limited in practice were WR Darius Slayton (hamstring), OG Ben Bredeson (hand), and NT Danny Shelton (pectoral).

LB Elerson Smith (hamstring) and CB Aaron Robinson (core muscle), both of whom missed all of training camp and the preseason with injuries, have been designated for return and returned to practice. “To be completely transparent with you, for both guys who haven’t gone through really training camp, preseason games and all that stuff, I find it hard to believe for any rookie to come back that fast and just go ahead and jump right back in,” said Head Coach Joe Judge.

HEAD COACH JOE JUDGE…
The transcript of Joe Judge’s press conference on Wednesday is available in The Corner Forum while the video is available at Giants.com.

THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

WHAT’S UP NEXT…
The Giants practice again on Thursday. The coordinators and select players will also address the media.

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Nick Gates, New York Giants (September 16, 2021)

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT…
The New York Giants held a light practice on Monday at Quest Diagnostics Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. However, Head Coach Joe Judge did provide an update on the following players:

  • OG Shane Lemieux (knee): “From everything we’ve talked about, we can’t rule anything out right now in terms of (his season) being over. He’ll obviously have to wait and see how his body responds. I’m very hopeful that he can come back, but that being said, I don’t have a crystal ball right now on that… I know he’s talking to the doctor about a couple different procedures right now, so we’ll see where that goes.”
  • OC/OG Nick Gates (broken leg): “We’re all thinking long-term right now for Nick. He won’t play this season obviously, but we’re all thinking long-term for Nick and what’s best for him individually. We’re going to do everything we can as an organization and as a team to support him and help him along the way… I just know it was a traumatic injury. Obviously, there’s going to be a great deal of recovery involved with that.”
  • TE Evan Engram (calf): “He’ll be out here today kind of moving around a little bit. We’ll see where he’s at physically in terms of where we can push him through practice. We’ll see what that looks like today in terms of having a better view of what the weekend may hold, but he’s making consistent improvements. He’s been doing a good job with the trainers. Everything he’s been asked to do, he’s done, so it’s moving in the right direction.”
  • CB Adoree’ Jackson (ankle): “He’s continuing to improve. I see him and his play and his speed and reaction on the field keeps improving right there. I haven’t heard him complain any. I think guys with injuries like that kind of stay on throughout the course of the year. I don’t think you ever assume something’s past it. We talk to our guys all the time, any kind of a sprain or soft tissue injury, you’ve just got to assume it’s always there for the remainder of the year – get treatment on it, take care of your body, put yourself in position. He’s done a good job being a pro with that as far as staying out here, so in terms of where he is with anything, I think he came out of the game the other day in a pretty good position. He’ll be out here with us today.”

GIANTS SIGN GUARD TO PRACTICE SQUAD…
The New York Giants have signed offensive guard Cole Banwart to the Practice Squad. The 24-year old, 6’4”, 298-pound Banwart was originally signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2021 NFL Draft. Banwart was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 List and then cut in early September.

HEAD COACH JOE JUDGE…
The transcript of Joe Judge’s press conference on Monday is available in The Corner Forum while the video is available at Giants.com.

THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

WHAT’S UP NEXT…
The players are off on Tuesday and return to practice on Wednesday.