The Giants today made it official: Eli Manning will start at quarterback on Monday night.
Rookie Daniel Jones, who started the previous 10 games, was officially declared out of the game because of the high ankle sprain he suffered last week vs. the Packers.
Veteran Alex Tanney will be the Giants' No. 2 quarterback in Philadelphia.
Coach Pat Shurmur said Jones is "getting better," but not enough to allow him to suit up Monday night.
"He feels a little bit caged up, quite frankly," Shurmur said. "He's frustrated that he can't. But that's the way it goes. We all know players get injured at times, and they have to fight their way back. The one thing I like about his demeanor is he's frustrated, wants to play and doing everything in his power. We get here very similar time, in the 5 o'clock hour, and he's getting treatment. He's doing everything he can to get ready to play, and that's a good thing when you see a guy want it so badly."
Might Jones be able to play next week at home against Miami?
"We'll have to see," Shurmur said. "He didn't practice this week, and we'll just have to see when we come back to practice next Wednesday how much he can do. Then we'll take it from there."
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