The New York Giants Week 17 injury report includes an Odell Beckham Jr. and Alec Ogletree “did not practice.”
As of Wednesday, there are multiple New York Giants who don’t seem 100% going into this weekend’s game against the Cowboys. Although out of playoff contention, it’s still necessary to evaluate these players as far as next season is concerned.
But for right now, it doesn’t seem likely some players will suit up for Sunday afternoon.
Star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was held out of practice on Wednesday. He’s been sidelined for the past three games as he’s battled a quad injury. Beckham sustained the injury in a week 12 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
In order to prevent the risk of further injury, he most likely will be shut down for this weekend’s division matchup. He’s now a $95 million receiver, so the organization can be too careful if they need to be.
Wide receiver Russell Shepard was also held out of practice, as he’s still dealing with an ankle injury. He sustained it during the week 15 loss to the Tennessee Titans which knocked the Giants out of postseason contention. He was thus sidelined for the 28-27 week 16 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
Receivers that will get more reps this week due to the shrunken depth at receiver include Cody Latimer, rookie Bennie Fowler, and Corey Coleman. Each will be evaluated heavily this week to see if they will return to the Giants in 2019.
Tight end Rhett Ellison sat out Wednesday practice as well with a concussion. He sustained the concussion in the first half in the loss to the Colts and did not return. If he’s not ready to go on Sunday, expect Scott Simonson to take a majority of the snaps in his place. Simon against Indianapolis had three catches for 16 yards and a touchdown, the only touchdown quarterback Eli Manning threw in the game.
On the defensive side of the ball, first-year Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree sat out practice once again. Ogletree suffered a concussion in the Titans game and was unable to go in Indianapolis the following week. If he’s yet again unable to perform, the Giants will most likely start undrafted rookie linebacker Tae Davis once again in his place. Davis had seven tackles and a sack against the Colts.
And lastly, defensive Mario Edwards didn’t make practice either. He suffered a calf injury during the loss to the Colts.