Quarterback Daniel Jones suffered a neck injury in the fourth quarter of the Giants' Week 5 loss to the Dolphins in Miami and did not return.
Brian Daboll said Monday that he was "optimistic" for this week but wasn't yet prepared to declare his quarterback good to go for Sunday night's game in Buffalo. After a players' day off, Daboll spoke again to the media before Wednesday's practice and set the table for the matchup against the Bills.
Here's the latest on Jones and other news and notes from the head coach:
📰 The head coach said quarterback Daniel Jones will not practice today. "We're day-to-day with him."
📰 Daboll said they will likely take a decision on Daniel Jones to the end of the week. "He'll have a chance. We'll see where he's at."
📰 The following players did not participate in Wednesday's practice:
- QB Daniel Jones (Neck)
- ILB Micah McFadden (Ankle)
- OLB Azeez Ojulari (Ankle)
- T Matt Peart (Shoulder)
- WR Wan'Dale Robinson (Knee)
- C John Michael Schmitz (Shoulder)
- T Andrew Thomas (Hamstring)
- TE Darren Waller (Groin)
📰 The following players were limited on Wednesday:
- CB Deonte Banks (Ankle)
- RB Saquon Barkley (Ankle)
- RB Gary Brightwell (Ankle)
- CB Cor'Dale Flott (Ankle)
- G Shane Lemieux (Groin)
- OL Marcus McKethan (Knee)
📰 Barkley, who hasn't played since Week 2, will "do a little bit more than he did last week."
📰 Robinson is "more maintenance from the surgery and his ACL deal. I'd expect him to be (practicing) tomorrow, but you never know."
📰 Veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor will get the reps today. "Well, he's a pro. He's done this a long time. He's played in a variety of systems. He prepares every week like he's going to play. He's a true pro. He'll be out there today getting all the reps."
📰 The Giants made moves to their practice squad over the past few days. They signed offensive tackle Yodny Cajuste, and wide receiver Cole Beasley was designated to return/restored to practice squad. In corresponding moves, the team released cornerback Amani Oruwariye and wide receiver Cam Sims from the practice squad.
📰 On Cajuste, Daboll said, "We've got to get him out here and see where he's at. Anything's on the table relative to what happens or transpires the next couple of days with the guys that are not practicing."
📰 Daboll said they'll try to get veteran offensive lineman Justin Pugh, the Giants' former first-round draft choice who recently rejoined the team on the practice squad, more involved this week in practice to ramp him up. "He'll do more than he did last week, so we'll try to get him involved. He took some reps the last practice and we'll get him some more reps today. I think we have four practice squad players on offensive line, so with the nine guys out here today practicing, or 10 should I say with (guard Shane) Lemieux because Lemieux will be out here. We have 10, four of them are practice squad. Cajuste just got here, Pugh got here a couple days ago and then the two guys we brought up."
📰 Daboll said they are going to work out La'el Collins, a former longtime Cowboys offensive lineman, after practice. "So, go in there and watch the workout and talk about it with (general manager) Joe (Schoen) and the rest of the guys, see where he's at. It's a Tuesday workout, or Wednesday should I say, usually Tuesday or Monday. We will see where he's at."
📰 Undrafted rookie Tommy DeVito is the third quarterback but remains on the practice squad. "We try to do the same thing with DeVito each week and try to develop him as young player, particularly a young quarterback. Very involved in all the meetings, I'll meet with him, does a good job out here on the show team. So, we're trying to develop him even though he's on the practice squad, that's a position that you have got to spend a lot of time with, particularly in the early part of their career to try and develop them, the system because they're' not getting a ton of reps so they're getting show team reps. But his process of what we expect out of him in terms of preparing and learning the gameplan information, going through the tapes, spending extra time, he's done that since he's been here. "
View photos of the Giants on the practice field ahead of the Week 6 matchup against the Buffalo Bills.