New York Giants QB Daniel Jones doubtful with hamstring injury

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks with a hamstring injury. Veteran Colt McCoy is expected to start in his place.

Jones, who left last week’s win over Cincinnati, practiced Friday for the first time since the injury. He was listed as a limited participant in Friday’s workout but stood and watched while the first-team offense worked during the portion of practice open to the media.

McCoy, 34, has started only seven games in the past nine years and hasn’t won a start since the 2014 season. He went 6-of-10 passing for 31 yards in place of Jones against the Bengals.

The Giants (4-7) have been preparing throughout the week as if McCoy would be the starter. They’re looking to remain in first place in the NFC East and have maintained that their offense won’t change much if McCoy plays in place of Jones.

“I don’t know that it’s scale back or cut down. There’s nothing mentally or physically that Colt is not capable of doing. I wouldn’t look at it that way,” offensive coordinator Jason Garrett said. “You’re always trying to create an environment where your players are comfortable with what they’re doing. There’s a lot of plays in football. Let’s run the ones that our quarterback likes to run and they’re comfortable running. Let’s run the ones that our linemen are good at, our runners are good at. The things our tight ends and our receivers do best. You’re always trying to do that regardless of who’s playing. Regardless of how many snaps they’ve played. You’re probably a little bit more sensitive to that with a backup quarterback who hasn’t had the backlog of reps that the other guys have had. I just think you’re trying to customize it. I don’t think you’re cutting it down in any way.”

But the Giants have at least left the door open for Jones to play should anything change over the weekend. The plan is for him to fly with the team on Saturday to Seattle.

Coach Joe Judge wants to see how his quarterback feels on Saturday before making the final decision.

“We’ll see how he does in practice [Friday] and after our flight,” Judge said earlier Friday.



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