Daniel Jones and Evan Engram were both listed as questionable for the NY Giants Sunday against the Cleveland Browns
There’s no decision yet on Daniel Jones’ availability for Sunday night’s game against the Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium, and tight end Evan Engram was added to the team’s Friday injury report.
Jones, who suffered a sprained left ankle in addition to the right hamstring injury suffered against the Cincinnati Bengals back in Week 12, was officially listed was questionable for Sunday.
Earlier Friday, Giants head coach Joe Judge said that “in a perfect world,” a decision on Jones’ availability would be made Friday, but that obviously did not occur.
An ominous sign for Jones’ availability is that he was a limited participant in practice.
If Jones is unable to go, Colt McCoy will make his second start in the past three weeks. McCoy passed for 105 yards with one touchdown and one interception, in Jones’ place, against the Seattle Seahawks two weeks ago.
"“I think he did a lot of things well,” Judge said of McCoy Friday. “First off, I love the way he just controlled the flow of the game, the tempo of the game. Colt was on the line of scrimmage, identifying what the defense was in, putting us in the right place, made some big plays for us down the stretch with some key completions to continue drives. He did a good job when he had to go ahead and check from a run to a pass or vice versa. I thought just his experience really showed up in that game.”"
Engram, who enters Sunday as the Giants’ second-leading receiver with 50 receptions for 526 yards and one touchdown, was listed as questionable with a calf injury, along with tight end Kaden Smith.
The only player officially ruled out for Sunday’s game is cornerback Darnay Holmes, who will miss his second consecutive week due to a knee injury. Holmes’ absence, along with James Bradberry being put on the reserve/COVID19 list puts the Giants in dire straits at cornerback, which opens the door for rookie Xavier McKinney to play an expanded role this week.