The Giants ruled out three players on Friday's final injury report. Running back Saquon Barkley (ankle) and wide receiver Kenny Golladay (knee) will miss their second consecutive game, while rookie wideout Kadarius Toney won't suit up against the Panthers after injuring his ankle on the first drive of last week's game against the Rams.
In addition, defensive lineman Danny Shelton (pec) was listed as doubtful heading into Sunday. Tight end Evan Engram (calf) and wide receivers John Ross (hamstring), Sterling Shepard (hamstring), and Darius Slayton (hamstring) were questionable. The Giants added linebacker Tae Crowder to the report on Saturday with a thigh injury and listed him as questionable.
Below is a look at the inactive list, which is released 90 minutes prior to kickoff.
- RB Saquon Barkley (ankle)
- WR Kenny Golladay (knee)
- WR Kadarius Toney (ankle)
- WR Sterling Shepard (hamstring)
- CB Josh Jackson
- CB Sam Beal
- DT Danny Shelton (pec)
- WR Terrace Marshall Jr. (concussion)
- LB Shaq Thompson (foot)
- FB Giovanni Ricci (concussion)
- OT Cameron Erving (neck/illness)
- DT Phil Hoskins
- CB Rashaan Melvin
- DE Darryl Johnson
On Saturday, the Giants added three players who are eligible to play vs. Carolina. Veteran linebacker Benardrick McKinney and defensive tackle David Moa were elevated from the practice squad, and wide receiver David Sills was signed as a free agent from the practice squad.
"It's never truly do the exact same thing, because you have to think about the players you have available and what they do well," coach Joe Judge said in his weekly interview with Giants.com. "To me, it's always the aggressive mindset of who's available, what do they do well, and how do we go ahead and use that against what the other team shows. To me, it's always the perception how you look at things. I trust all the players on our roster. We prepare everybody all the time. I expect everyone to be ready to play and produce, so we prepare for everybody. When certain players may be eliminated for one reason, it's the next man's opportunity to make a play. We're going to look to put that player in a position where he can use his strengths to create something for us."
Asked specifically about missing weapons on offense, Judge said, "Our mindsets are never 'What are we limited to?' It's always 'What does the other team do well, how do we match up against that, and what you can do to create an advantage?' We don't ever think about what we don't have. We think about what we do have and how you push forward with that."
View photos of the Giants arriving at MetLife Stadium for their Week 7 matchup against the Carolina Panthers.