November 29, 2020

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New York Giants’ Daniel Jones to start, Rhett…

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New York Giants’ Daniel Jones to start, Rhett...


It had seemed like a foregone conclusion that New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones (ankle) would start a Week 16 game against the Washington Redskins, but head coach Pat Shurmur refused to commit to that throughout the week.

However, as Friday’s practice came and went, it was clear that Jones was moving around well and had obviously made positive strides in his recovery from a high ankle sprain.

Accordingly, the word that Jones did not receive an official injury designation came as little surprise. And after two weeks on the sideline, the rookie will again assume the role of starter in place of veteran Eli Manning.

“Barring some sort of setback, Daniel Jones will start Sunday and Eli Manning will back him up. Daniel’s prepared and ready to go,” Shurmur told reporters.

The same could not be said for tight end Rhett Ellison (concussion), who appeared to suffer a setback on Thursday and was subsequently ruled out on Friday. As a result, Kaden Smith and Scott Simonson will once again man the tight end position.

Meanwhile, both safety Antoine Bethea and cornerback Antonio Hamilton returned to practice on Friday and are good to go against the Redskins after missing a few days for personal reasons.

Giants' Daniel Jones to start, Rhett Ellison out vs. Redskins

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