DECEMBER 27, 2019 NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT…
Right tackle Mike Remmers (concussion) and tight end Scott Simonson (concussion) did not practice on Friday. Both have officially been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Tight end Rhett Ellison (concussion/non-contact), offensive lineman Nick Gates (shoulder), linebacker Alec Ogletree (back), cornerback Deandre Baker (knee), cornerback Sam Beal (shoulder), and cornerback Corey Ballentine (back) were limited in practice. Ellison will not play on Sunday. Ogletree, Beal, and Ballentine are officially “questionable” for the game. Gates and Baker are expected to play.
Wide receiver Darius Slayton (knee) and linebacker Lorenzo Carter (knee) fully practiced. Both are expect to play.
GIANTS PROMOTE CHRIS SLAYTON TO 53-MAN ROSTER; RHETT ELLISON TO IR…
The New York Giants have signed nose tackle Chris Slayton to the 53-man roster from the Practice Squad. To make room for Slayton, the team placed Rhett Ellison (concussion) on Injured Reserve.
The Giants drafted Slayton in the 7th round of the 2019 NFL Draft and re-signed him to the Practice Squad in September.
Ellison will miss the last six games of the season, having suffered a concussion against the Jets in November. He finished the year with just 18 catches for 167 yards and one touchdown. Ellison was originally drafted in the 4th round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Vikings. The Giants signed Ellison as an unrestricted free agent in March 2017. In 2017 and 2018, Ellison averaged 25 catches and 254 yards per season for the Giants, starting 26 of the 30 games he played in.
SAQUON BARKLEY NAMED “NFC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK”…
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley has been named “NFC Offensive Player of the Week” for his performance last Sunday against the Washington Redskins. In that game, Barkley established a new Giants’ record with 279 yards from scrimmage in a single contest. He rushed for 189 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries and caught four passes for 90 yards and a touchdown.
Barkley’s 279 yards from scrimmage were the highest total by an NFL player in a game this season. He is only the fifth player with at least 275 scrimmage yards and both a rushing and receiving touchdown in a single game since 1970.
THE COACHES SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following coaches are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:
- Head Coach Pat Shurmur (Video)
- Head Coach Pat Shurmur (Giants.com Q&A)
- Tight Ends Coach Lunda Wells (Video)
- Outside Linebackers Coach Mike Dawson (Video)
WHAT’S UP NEXT…
There is no media availability to the New York Giants on Saturday. The Giants play the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.