FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Giants' offense will add an important reinforcement today.
Tight end Kyle Rudolph has passed his physical and will return to practice, though certainly on a very limited basis.
Rudolph, one of the Giants' most significant free agent acquisitions in the offseason, has been on the physically unable to perform/active list since training camp began a month ago. He underwent foot surgery in the spring and has been rehabbing with an eye toward returning to the field.
The Giants lost two tight ends yesterday when Cole Hikutini (hip) was waived/injured and Rysen John (ankle) was placed on injured reserve.
Rudolph joins a tight end group that includes Pro Bowler Evan Engram, Kaden Smith, first-year pro Nakia Griffin-Stewart and rookie Jake Hausmann.
He is also one of several key offensive players who have not fully practiced, but that the Giants hope will be ready for their Sept. 12 season opener vs. Denver – running back Saquon Barkley and wide receivers Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney.
The Giants today begin two days of joint practices with the New England Patriots, who they will host Sunday night in the preseason finale.
View photos of the New York Giants' active 53-man roster as it currently stands heading into Week 1.