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Eli Manning ready if needed vs. Eagles

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Eli Manning ready if needed vs. Eagles


New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said during his Monday conference call with reporters that Eli Manning “is ready” if rookie quarterback Daniel Jones’ ankle keeps him out of next Monday night’s game in Philadelphia against the Eagles.

Jones was hobbled in the second half of Sunday’s 31-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers but stayed in the game and toughed it out.

“Not really,” Jones said after the game when asked if his ankle held him back late in the game. “Yeah, I hurt it on that fourth down play right there. It’s sore, but that’s part of playing the game. I’ll be fine.”

The Giants have an extra day of practice this week and Shurmur anticipates Jones participating in each.

Shurmur also said that he was “hopeful” that tight end Evan Engram (foot) can return next week versus the Eagles. Engram sprained the foot in the Giants’ Week 9 loss to the Cowboys and has not played since.

The coach was asked if he had spoken to cornerback Janoris Jenkins, who was critical of defensive coordinator James Bettcher after the game on Sunday. He said he had not as Jenkins was attending to an ill family member on Monday.


Giants' Pat Shurmur: Eli Manning ready if needed vs. Eagles

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