1. C Jon Feliciano
Feliciano had missed some time early in training camp due to heat exhaustion, something not too serious. It was reported on Tuesday, however, that Feliciano and some other Giants players would not be practicing. Why he was missing practice seemed to be a mystery, but Daboll did not look too concerned.
Nick Gates had a serious injury where he fractured his leg in the second game of the Giants 2021 season. With him still fighting back to get to 100 percent, Feliciano came over with Schoen and Daboll from Buffalo to be the Giants starting center. He’s an experienced veteran going into his eighth pro season.
Missing a few practices doesn’t look like too big of a deal now. The team is already so thin at the offensive line, however, they cannot afford to lose Feliciano. Big Blue only had 10 o-linemen at Wednesday’s practice this week, just barley enough for two full units. Much like Williams, the Giants want to keep their veterans healthy for Week 1.
This meeting with Cincinnati will be another good test to see where the team is at in all phases of the game. Seeing the starting offense punch in a touchdown after stalling into a field goal on last week’s first drive would be an improvement. Let’s hope no more injuries pop up at the last minute here.