The NY Giants have been without Andrew Thomas for seven of their first eight games this season. Is it any coincidence that they're 2-6 on the year? Thomas is without a doubt one of the most important players on this team, as the left tackle took home All-Pro honors last campaign.
In the season-opening loss to the Cowboys, though, Thomas injured his hamstring on a Graham Gano blocked field goal. After that defeat vs. Dallas, Thomas has been sidelined ever since. With that said, could the showdown in Las Vegas be when the standout finally makes his return for Brian Daboll?
Andrew Thomas is officially questionable for Week 9 vs. the Raiders
It's unknown if Thomas will for sure be able to put the pads on, but things are looking good. The Giants released their official injury report on Friday, with the veteran LT listed as questionable. Not only that, but there's a good chance Evan Neal makes his way back to the trenches too.
Neal has been out recently with an ankle injury, but similar to Thomas, he's taking some positive steps in the right direction. Oh, and don't forget that Daniel Jones has been cleared from his neck injury and he will be starting against Las Vegas.
While Darren Waller has been ruled out with a hamstring injury and Graham Gano was just placed on injured Reserve because of upcoming knee surgery, the Giants are getting some key players back at the right time. Saquon Barkley was limited at practice early in the week, but he's ready to rock in Week 9.
With the Giants desperate for a win to try and turn this season around, getting Thomas back out on the field would be massive for Jones, who is going to see his first action since the Week 5 loss. Again, it's not a lock that Thomas will give it a go, but it sure feels like barring a setback, we'll see him take on the Raiders Sunday.