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5 Giants players to watch after the bye week


Here are five players to keep an eye on when the Giants return from their bye week:


After recording just three rushing touchdowns in his first three seasons combined, the former fourth-round pick has five so far in his fourth year. That included two last week against the Eagles as the Giants' running game continues to impress despite losing Saquon Barkley for the season due to injury.

"I'm really just going out there being myself and showing who Wayne Gallman is, you know?" Gallman said. "I'm just trying to do what's best for this team and capitalize on all my opportunities and just not do too much on a play, but just make the play first."


Jones is now 22 starts into his NFL career and looking to build on his two-game streak without a turnover. In addition, Jones has put up historic numbers on the ground. On Sunday, he led the Giants with 64 rushing yards on nine carries. It was the sixth time this season Jones was the Giants' leading rusher, extending his record for a Giants quarterback in the Super Bowl era. He joins reigning NFL most valuable player Lamar Jackson of Baltimore as the only quarterbacks to lead their teams in rushing six times this season.

"I think [toughness is] an important part of playing the position, mental and physical toughness. For any football player, especially a quarterback," Jones said. "That's something I try to do every time I go out there on the field. I think our team is taking on that identity from coach and I think we're playing a tough brand of football right now. I certainly try to be a part of that."


Thomas headlines a rookie class that has now seen three different members start on the offensive line (Shane Lemieux and Matt Peart). How they grow the rest of the season is near the top of the checklist for the organization. They will now have a new position coach after Joe Judge replaced Marc Colombo with Dave DeGuglielmo this week. Judge and DeGuglielmo worked together on Bill Belichick's coaching staff in New England in 2014-15.

"We appreciate what Marc has done, but I felt like this move is in the best interest of the team," Judge said.


In his first year with the Giants, the former Panther has done nothing but impress his new team. Entering Week 10, he is tied with Tampa Bay's Carlton Davis for the most passes defensed (14) in the NFL. Bradberry is also tied for sixth with three interceptions as he puts together a Pro Bowl-caliber campaign.

"Our confidence is high, but we also know that there's room for improvement," Bradberry said. "We're going to enjoy this bye week and then we're going to take it week by week when we get back."


In his first full season with the Giants, Williams is on pace to break his career-high total of 7.0 sacks, which he set in 2016 with the Jets. He currently has 5.0 sacks, 16 quarterback hits, and seven tackles for loss.

"I love playing beside him," fellow lineman and defensive co-captain Dalvin Tomlinson said. "I feel like we feed off each other. He does a lot of the dirty work, takes up a lot of blocks and stuff like that for us to make other plays across the D-line. I feel like we all do it for each other, like you said. We all do the dirty work upfront, it's part of the job description."

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