Giants’ Daniel Jones declares readiness to face Raiders after three-game absence

The New York Giants stunned fans by preferring to sign an extension to their quarterback Daniel Jones over inking running back Saquon Barkley to a long-term contract. Though Barkley would be in New York for one year more following his recent contract, the team may not be able to find rhythm in the league this season.

Till Week 8, the Giants journey has been full of defeats and disappointments. Meanwhile, they also lost Jones for a while due to injuries. Now, the only positive news for them is the signal-caller’s potential return to the field in the upcoming game in Week 9.

Daniel Jones is eager to hit the field again

The Giants’ head coach Brian Daboll earlier said Daniel Jones would take his full practice reps on Wednesday without restrictions while mentioning the QB would be ready to go after getting cleared. After competing in Wednesday’s reps, the dual threat said his progress was on point.

“I had been progressing last week. I felt good about where I was headed. I didn’t know exactly how it was going to go Sunday before the game, but I felt good. I felt like I was progressing well.”

The NFL insider Adam Schefter earlier reported that the franchise was considering letting Jones come back in Week 10 for their away game against the Dallas Cowboys. However, today on Up & Adams, he revealed his decision to play the week 9 game against the Las Vegas Raiders after missing back-to-back games.

“I’m excited…Excited to be back in the swing of things and going through the week preparing to play. So yeah, I’m excited to be back…I feel good. I feel recovered. I’ve had a few weeks here not playing, so I used that to stay in shape. But excited to be back,” he said via Giants.com.

The fifth-year QB sustained a neck injury when he was sacked by the Miami Dolphins’ star Andrew Van Ginkel in the fourth quarter of a 16-31 loss in Week 5. He subsequently revealed the neck pain resembled the injury he went through two years ago. That injury sidelined him for the final six games of the 2021 season.

Giants hit new low with overtime loss to Jets

The Giants are sitting at the last spot of the NFC West with a 2-6 mark. With these 6 defeats till Week 8, they now tie with the Chicago Bears for the third-worst record in the NFC division. Meanwhile, their losing number is one fewer than the 2021 NFL season.

After securing a 14-7 win against the Washington Commanders in Week 7, the Giants were projected to do a little better in the following game. They actually had a good start in the Week 8 campaign against the New York Jets. The New York Jets franchise was leading 3-0 in the contest and took it to 10-7 after a while.

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However, the rest of the match was full of disappointment from their end. With only a few seconds left, veteran Graham Gano missed a field goal from 35 yards, and their defensive side sacrificed two consecutive 29-yard passes to pave the way for a tying field goal by Greg Zuerlein. The overtime loss seemed something brought up by the Giants themselves.

As Daniel Jones expects to resume play against the Raiders, do you think that the Giants will be able to bounce back stronger? Tell us in the comments.

Maliha

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Maliha is an insightful sports writer with over a year of experience focusing on the NFL. Initially venturing into both NFL and NBA coverage, her journey began without a particular affinity for American football. However, her passion for the sport blossomed as she started following football more. Now, a huge NFL fan, Maliha meticulously follows every development within the league. She always wants to ensure her analysis is comprehensive and up-to-date to fellow readers.

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