Wide receivers Sterling Shepard and Kadarius Toney did not appear on the inactive list, which is released 90 minutes prior to kickoff. That means they are cleared to play in Monday night's game in Kansas City after both were listed as questionable with hamstring and ankle injuries, respectively.
"Everyone is super anxious to get back out there," Shepard said earlier in the week. "This is what we love to do – go out there and perform on [gamedays]. Not being able to do that, it stinks. Everybody is doing what they have to do, listening to the trainers. Guys are eager, but you've got to listen to your body at the same time. It's hard."
On Saturday, the team ruled out five players due to injuries: wide receiver Kenny Golladay (knee), running back Saquon Barkley (ankle), linebackers Lorenzo Carter (ankle) and Carter Coughlin (ankle), and safety Nate Ebner (ankle). It will be the third consecutive game that Golladay and Barkley missed.
The Giants then announced a series of changes to their defensive depth chart hours before the primetime game. Coughlin was placed on injured reserve and must miss a minimum of three games, making him eligible to return on Nov. 28 against Philadelphia at the earliest. They also elevated linebackers Benardrick McKinney and Trent Harris from the practice squad, signed defensive back Steven Parker from the practice squad, and activated rookie cornerback Aaron Robinson off the reserve/physically unable to perform list.
Robinson, a third-round draft choice, had been sidelined since training camp. He is eligible to make his NFL debut.
"He's got real good top-end speed," coach Joe Judge said when Robinson first returned to practice. "He's got very good short-area quickness. He has good instincts in terms of matching receivers. He has very good ball skills. He's got a physical presence to him. That's one of the things that really jumped out to us when we looked at this guy through college tape and down in Mobile (at the Senior Bowl).
"He's a physical corner, he really is. Physicality comes into how you tackle but then also how you can play on the line of scrimmage with hands and really go ahead and be disruptive. He does a good job of that. He's one of those guys when you watch him from across the ball, he doesn't blink much pre-snap. He's always looking into it, he's anticipating moves. Physically, this guy's got a pretty good skillset."
- RB Saquon Barkley
- LB Lorenzo Carter
- DB Nate Ebner
- WR Kenny Golladay
- DB J.R. Reed
- DT Danny Shelton
- LB Anthony Hitchens
- DT Khalen Saunders
- CB DeAndre Baker
- OT Mike Remmers
- C Austin Blythe
- OT Prince Tega Wanogho
View photos of the Giants arriving at Arrowhead Stadium for their primetime game against the Kansas City Chiefs.