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Notebook: Daniel Jones ruled out vs. Chargers; Mike Glennon clears concussion protocol


TUCSON, Ariz. – Quarterback Daniel Jones was one of three players officially declared out of the game Sunday in Los Angeles against the Chargers. He will be inactive for a second straight week because of the neck injury he suffered against Philadelphia on Nov. 28.

Mike Glennon will start for Jones, as he did last week in Miami. Glennon cleared the NFL concussion protocol on Friday afternoon.

Wide receiver Kadarius Toney (oblique) and cornerback Adoree' Jackson (quad) will also not play. Toney will miss his third consecutive game and fourth of the season and Jackson will be inactive for the second week in a row.

Defensive lineman Danny Shelton did not practice and was added to the injury report as questionable with a calf injury. Wide receivers Kenny Golladay (rib) and Sterling Shepard (quad) are also questionable.

*Coach Joe Judge wore an Arizona hoodie and cap to practice today. For three days, the Giants used the Wildcats' facilities and practice field to prepare for Sunday's game. Judge said the week here was a big success.

"It's been a good, productive week for us so far," Judge said. "It's been very good for the team being out here. I'm very appreciative of the University of Arizona extending the facilities, what they've offered and worked with us on. Couldn't be more grateful. I know they're very busy themselves right now, they're in the middle of a big recruiting weekend, so the staff themselves are all back in off the road. There's a lot of gymnastics going on in the building, but they've completely let us have free run of whatever we want, whatever we need. Couldn't be more appreciative of that."

Some players were skeptical about spending a week away from home, but those sentiments seemed to have evaporated in the desert. Two of the team's captains gave the trip high marks.

"It's a refresh," running back Saquon Barkley said. "Just being in a different state, different weather. I like it because it's kind of like college. You're forced to be with your teammates a lot more. When you go home after practice, usually you go home – I go home to my family. (Tight end Kyle) Rudolph goes home to his family. (Tackle Nate) Solder goes home to his family. It's a different environment when you're home. When you're here, (it's) not a bad thing, meaning being forced, but we're put in hotels. We're eating together more. We're talking crap, playing games, watching football together – all the stuff that you kind of have in college ball and you miss. You don't really have that when you get to the NFL. That's why I think it's beneficial for the team also, too."

"I think it was good to get away, reset our minds a little bit," safety Logan Ryan said. "We had a really spirited practice (yesterday) – two hours in the pads getting after it, having some of their (Arizona's) team out here watching us play at the highest level and having some kids warm up with us. It's really cool, there are Giants fans all over the place. We've got a great fan base. But it's been a really good week. Kind of training camp mentality of just hanging out in the hotel room, watching film, going to the basketball game together, going to dinners together. It's been really good just to get around the guys and support our guys."

*Linebacker Blake Martinez spoke publicly for the first time since tearing his ACL on Sept. 26 against Atlanta. He underwent surgery and is rehabbing his knee.

Martinez is a Tucson native but did not play at the state – and local - university.

"I have my bittersweet moments here – they didn't want me to play here, so went to Stanford and became smart," Martinez said with a smile. "But no, it's good. I've been kind of the tour guide showing people around, showing them good spots to eat and things like that."

Martinez said his rehab is going well.

"I'm feeling good," he said. "Just kind of working out every day, trying to stay consistent, working with the training staff and strength staff, making sure I make improvements. Keep working through it.

"Right now, it's just progressing. There are certain checkpoints and things like that, but as you can see, I'm able to start walking. Things like moving, bodyweight work in the training room, nothing heavy or anything. It's been good to finally – mentally for me – to be able to do stuff like that again."


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