Kadarius Toney is back on the injury report.
The Giants’ rookie receiver (quad) left Monday’s game in the fourth quarter with a quad injury and was not on the field with other receivers Wednesday during the viewing period of the first of two walk-throughs. Toney, who leads the Giants with 35 catches and 392 yards despite durability issues, was one of six players who would not have participated in a full practice, according to the estimated injury report.
“There are a number of guys, because of bumps and bruises, we’ll select one [walk-through] over the other based on different reasons for each guy and different parts of the game with them,” coach Joe Judge said beforehand. “He’ll be with the trainers for part of it, he’ll be out here for part of it.”
Sterling Shepard (quad) also was a non-participant, which is a surprise after he was trending in the right direction last week. Shepard has missed five of the past seven games but was on the field (not running routes) Wednesday.
The others estimated as out of practice were special-teamers Nate Ebner (knee) and Cullen Gillaspia (calf) and tight ends Kyle Rudolph (ankle) and Kaden Smith (knee).
The Giants signed TE Chris Myarick off the practice squad — not a promising sign for the status of Rudolph and Smith. He has played in four other games. Ebner was put on injured reserve, which means he will miss three more games on top of the last three missed.
Running back Saquon Barkley (ankle), linebacker Lorenzo Carter (ankle), cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (quad) and receiver John Ross (quad) were estimated as limited participants.
Safety Logan Ryan still has not received the two negative COVID-19 test results separated by 24 hours that he needs as a vaccinated player in order to return to the team and play Sunday.
“He hasn’t really moved any closer on the testing,” Judge said. “Still has a window of time, so we’ll see where that goes.”
Cornerback James Bradberry took responsibility for the 5-yard touchdown catch by Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans that left brothers Eli Manning and Peyton Manning baffled on the Monday broadcast because they saw Giants safeties J.R. Reed and Julian Love double-teaming tight end Cameron Brate and assumed one was supposed to be with Bradberry on Evans.
“What went wrong was he’s a big dude, so I should have played him underneath more so than being hip-to-hip with him,” Bradberry said. “That way I can protect myself at the goal line and force him to throw it over the top. I didn’t expect help on that play. That’s just the call.”
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