It turns out the NY Giants and quarterback Daniel Jones may be without All-Pro left tackle Andrew Thomas against the Seattle Seahawks. Throughout the week, there had been plenty of optimism that the stud hoss would be ready to return to action.
Thomas suffered a hamstring injury in the Week 1 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, forcing him to miss the past two games. On Friday, Thomas was held out of practice due to his injury. According to Jordan Raanan, Thomas was working with trainers while the rest of the team was out on the field.
Andrew Thomas continues to struggle with his hamstring injury
There are still three more days until Monday Night Football arrives, but at this point, it now feels like a long shot that Thomas will be able to put his pads on. This is a bit of a bummer, as earlier in the week it really felt like Thomas would get himself ready for this contest.
If Thomas is unable to go, youngster Joshua Ezeudu should get the start at left tackle. The offensive line will have its hands full going up against the Seattle pass-rush and it remains unknown if star running back Saquon Barkley (high-ankle sprain) will be able to feature too.
Ben Bredeson has been cleared from the concussion protocol
One player we know who will be making plays for the Giants in the trenches early next week will be starting left guard Ben Bredeson. Bredeson suffered a concussion in the Week 2 win against the Cardinals, forcing him to miss the contest with the 49ers.
Shane Lemieux ended up getting the start in place for Bredeson and, well, we don't have to tell you that went poorly. Luckily, Bredeson has cleared the concussion protocol and he'll return to his usual spot from the start against the Hawks.