EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Despite missing practice on Wednesday with a sore neck, New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones does not believe his injury has any long-term concerns and he hopes to play against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday night.
Tyrod Taylor, who played the final 12 minutes after Jones was hurt, would start if Jones cannot play against Buffalo (3-2) on Sunday night.
Jones hurt his neck last Sunday when was hit on a blind-side sack by Dolphins edge rusher Andrew Van Ginkel in the fourth quarter and had to leave the game.
“I’m not concerned,” Jones said. “I think this is something I’ll be able to recover from quickly. Like I said, my goal is to play on Sunday.”
Coach Brian Daboll was optimistic on Monday that Jones would be able to play on Sunday, but that hope waned when Jones was too sore to work out Wednesday. Daboll, the former Bills offensive coordinator raised in West Seneca, would not disclose the exact nature of the neck injury.
“He’s a little bit sore today,” Daboll said, adding Jones would be considered day to day for the Giants (1-4), who have lost three straight.
Tommy DeVito, who has never taken a snap in a regular-season game, is on the practice squad and he would be next in line unless the Giants signed a veteran.
The Giants’ injury report is long. Besides Jones, Daboll said left tackle Andrew Thomas, center John Michael Schmitz (shoulder), backup tackle Matt Peart (shoulder), tight end Darren Waller (groin), receiver Wan’Dale Robinson (knee), linebackers Micah McFadden (ankle) and Azeez Ojulari (ankle) also won’t practice.
Star running back Saquon Barkley, who has missed the past three games, is expected to do more in practice this week, Daboll said.