NY Giants rule out 2 stars for Eagles game and it’s the right call

Azeez Ojulari, NY Giants. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Azeez Ojulari, NY Giants. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

While NY Giants head coach Brian Daboll is yet to announce whether or not his starters will rest against the Eagles in Week 18, we know for sure that two key playmakers won’t suit up. Throughout the week, people have been wondering about the health of both Azeez Ojulari and Leonard Williams

Ojulari played in Week 17 vs. the Colts, but he was limited to only a handful of snaps due to his ankle injury. Meanwhile for Williams, he’s been dealing with a neck issue for some time now. On Friday, it was announced that the two standouts won’t be in action over in Philly on Sunday.

NY Giants stars Azeez Ojulari and Leonard Williams won’t play in Week 18

If this was earlier in the year, then we’d of course be pretty concerned about two key defensive players not being able to go for an NFC East matchup. However, there’s no need to have these guys go out there against the Eagles and potentially risk further injury. The Giants are locked in with the NFC’s No. 6 seed for the postseason.

They’ll play next weekend in the Wild Card Round either against the 49ers or Vikings. Brian Daboll and Co. are going to let Ojulari and Leonard rest up this weekend and then get back on the practice field after the Eagles game to make sure they’re close to 100 percent for the playoffs.

It doesn’t matter if the Giants win or lose in Week 18. The focus for the staff is making sure this team is put in the best situation possible to try and record an upset to start the postseason. Let’s hope Ojulari and Williams feel better in the coming days.

Another player of note is Adoree’ Jackson, who is doubtful to play vs. the Eagles due to his knee injury. Let him sit this one out as well. After this Eagles matchup, though, it’ll be time for those three and the rest of the squad to kick things into a new gear. We’re hoping for an upset vs. Minnesota or San Francisco.