BEREA, Ohio – Joe Judge's playtime decisions for the Giants' second preseason game will remain private until game time.
"I haven't made a decision on anybody right now," Judge said Friday in his final public comments before his team faces the Cleveland Browns at 1 p.m. Sunday in FirstEnergy Stadium.
Judge spoke to reporters before the Giants' second and final joint practice with the Browns here. When Judge was asked what he will do with his starters Sunday, Judge made it clear his collaboration with Cleveland coach Kevin Stefanski will extend beyond the workouts and into the game. And Judge is mindful the Giants are traveling on Tuesday for their joint practices Wednesday and Thursday with the New England Patriots, who they will host in the preseason finale on Aug. 29.
"I haven't decided yet," Judge said of his first teamers. "We're going to see how we come out today and I'm going to talk with Kevin in terms of his plans. We've talked earlier in the week about what they're intending to do and we're going to see how that's going to measure up and we'll evaluate our team after today. I don't see playing as a punishment specific to anything in terms of what a performance would dictate to us. I just want to make sure we keep our overall players' loads in consideration going into it because it'll also be a quick turnaround going from Cleveland, getting back home, training up to Boston and going against New England for a couple of days before playing the preseason game, which we're going to truly treat as more of that regular season dress rehearsal."
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