All three Giants offensive starters injured Sunday in Jacksonville will miss meaningful time, head coach Brian Daboll said Monday.
Daniel Bellinger’s season ends May be at risk for eye injury that will require surgery. Right tackle Evan Neal and left guard Ben Bredesen are both “week to week” with knee injuries.
According to a source, Neil has sprained his left MCL. Bellinger has a fracture around the eye socket and septum, according to ESPN, after being poked in the eye by Jaguars CB Tre Herndon.
“I think it’s probably too early to say when I would expect him back,” Daboll said of Bellinger. “We’ll see how this thing goes. I’m optimistic. [him to return]But you never know when things like this happen.
With Neil, the good news is that he has a sprain and not a tear. He could still miss a month or more, however, given that ESPN is calling it a Grade Two sprain and Neal is a 6-7, 350-pound tackle with a lower-body injury. .
Bredesen’s specific injury has not yet been determined. Rookie Josh Azevedo replaced Bredesen on Sunday, and third-year pro Tyre Phillips replaced Neal.
With Bellinger out, Chris Myrick and Tanner Hudson are the only tight ends left on the active roster, although the Giants recently signed Lawrence Cager to their practice squad. Hudson also had a large wrap on his left knee postgame on Sunday.
Dabol is not saying much.
Daboll wouldn’t say whether the Giants’ 6-1 record made him and GM Joe Schoen more eager to add reinforcements for a late-season run.
“Our process has been the same since we’ve been here: control what you can control, improve every day,” Daboll said. “Obviously we try to improve any area of the roster every week. We have players that come in and work out. And that’s been pretty consistent since we’ve been here. Our The record is what our record is, but it’s our preparation and consistency in how we do the things that matter to us.”
The Giants had just $3.3 million in salary cap space as of Monday afternoon, according to the NFL Players Association database. So any signing would have to continue for a minimum amount.
Dismissed for Daniel
After Daniel Jones’ 1-yard rushing TD in the fourth quarter Sunday, FOX cameras caught Daboll pushing QB coach Shea Tierney aside to talk with a fired-up Jones on the sideline. Dabul said:[QB coach] Shea [Tierney] And we were both going to tell him the same thing, and I just wanted to tell him before Shia. Modesty was above her. It was positive. I just wanted to go to him, talk to him, then go back to the headset on the other side of the ball. He just made a really good play on that quarterback sneak, made a good decision and made a good drive. So it was really all positive.
Jones (107) and Saquon Barkley (110) Became the first QB-RB Giants duo to rush for over 100 yards in a single game on Sunday. Jones’ career-high 107 yards are the fourth-most by a quarterback in Giants history and the most by a player at the position in 76 years, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Harry Newman rushed for 114 yards on November 11, 1934 against Green Bay and 108 yards on October 8, 1933 at Boston. Frank Fulchock also had 108 rushing yards on October 6, 1946 at Pittsburgh.
Barkley and Jones became just the third rushing tandem in Giants history to each top 100 rushing yards in a single game. The other two times were Ahmed Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs on Dec. 23, 2007 vs. Buffalo (Bradshaw 151, Jacobs 143) and Dec. 13, 2010 vs. Minnesota (Bradshaw 116, Jacobs 103).