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Presser Points: Coach Brian Daboll updates injuries

Coach Brian Daboll met with the media late Friday morning for the final time before his team travels to take on the Washington Commanders in Week 11.

Here's what you need to know heading into Sunday:

🔹 Cornerback Adoree' Jackson (concussion) and right tackle Evan Neal (ankle) have been ruled out and will miss their second consecutive game.

🔹 Outside linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux and rookie wide receiver Jalin Hyatt will meet with an independent neurological consultant after practice to determine their game status. Daboll said Thursday that both had taken another step through the concussion protocol.

🔹 Outside linebacker Azeez Ojulari, who appeared on Thursday's injury report and was limited with an ankle issue, will be "good." It was more of a maintenance day for him. "See how he is after a game, recovery process, make decisions based off that."

🔹 Daboll was asked about his message to the players about the team's record: "Can't do much about that right now. Do what we need to do each week to try and play our best on Sunday."

🔹 Backup quarterback Matt Barkley is "making good progress" as he gets up to speed after recently joining the team.

🔹 As the starter, Tommy DeVito gets the main team reps while Barkley runs the show team.

🔹 On Matt Barkley: "He's prepared. He stays here late, meet with him as much as we have to. I think (quarterbacks coach) Shea (Tierney) and (offensive coordinator Mike) Kafka do a good job with those guys. Spend a lot of time with both of them. DeVito is obviously a young player and Matt's new, so a lot of work in that area."

🔹 On opening the playbook more for DeVito: "I think we try to do what we need to each week based on who we are playing, based on the comfort level of the quarterback. We don't put restrictions on what we put in, it's more what he feels comfortable with. … He was the backup to (quarterback) Tyrod (Taylor), who wasn't the starter, so you got to give Tyrod as much work as he can get and then when it's DeVito's turn to start, now you've got to give as much work to DeVito as you can get and work with Barkley in individual routes and things like that, but the guys that haven't had a ton of reps, in terms of backup players, backup quarterbacks, you want to give them as much reps as you can get when they are the starter."

🔹 Taylor is "making progress" as he remains on injured reserve with a rib cage injury.

View photos of the Giants on the practice field ahead of the Week 11 matchup against the Washington Commanders.


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