It looks like Summer Days of Dogs wears a New York Giants wide receiver, Kadarius Tony.
With the Giants set to start pre-season against the New England Patriots on Thursday, it remains to be seen if Tony will play. Over the past few days, the second year has been widely reported to have been managed in terms of practice representatives.
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On Sunday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reported that Tony had not received any team representatives.
“The intense sprinting exercise in the red zone has been completed,” Duggan reported on Sunday. “No WR Kadarius Toney Representatives, Workload Management Continues”.
Two days later, Toney was “closed” again.
“Another light day for Kadarius Toney,” Duggan reported on Tuesday. “He was shut down early in practice. The coaches were working on his right knee/leg.”
Although Giants head coach Brian Dabol has confirmed that he expects everyone to play in the new season’s opener, this only applies to healthy players. Tony, who has a long history of injury, is not guaranteed to take the field against the Patriots.
Duggan called Tony a “question mark” when asked directly about availability.
“I expect all healthy beginners to play at least a string or two,” Dogan tweeted on Wednesday. “Tony is the question mark after not finishing training yesterday.”
What may be more worrying than injuries is Tony’s inconsistent performance when on the court. In a lengthy report on Monday’s training camp session, Duggan called the previous first-round selection a “mystery.”
Here is the relevant excerpt from the Duggan report, Via Athletic:
Tony is still a mystery. His talent is undeniable, but he had several points in passing routines during Monday’s training. He’s back in action after team practice on Sunday as the Giants continue to monitor his reps as he returns from off-season knee surgery. Tony’s talent will not be realized until he develops into a stable and reliable target.
Injuries and availability were key factors during Tony’s junior season, as he managed to start only four of the 10 matches he appeared in. As a result, it is I scored 420 yards only (and not landing) at 39 receptions in 2021.
Kenny Goladay reports, it could be even worse
In regards to Kadarius Toney’s injuries, the descriptions of veteran receiver Kenny Goladay at Giants training camp could be more exciting. While many of the team’s offensive struggles are blamed for starting quarterback Daniel Jones, they aren’t all his fault.
Here’s what Dan Duggan said on Golday this week, Via Athletic:
Receivers deserve their share of the blame, too. Every pass to Kenny Golladay is hotly contested as he is unable to create a breakup. Corner players show no respect for his deep speed, so they sit on the turns and back tracks.
That’s a pretty shocking report for New York’s highest-earning players when attacking. The Giants Golladay signed a four-year, $72 million contract last season, and is set to count $21.2 million toward the salary cap in 2022 (via spottrack).
GOLADAY It only produced 521 yards (and zero touchdowns) the 37 times he was caught last season. Giants simply don’t get their money’s worth from it.
Wan’Dale Robinson is the only good news in WR
The only encouraging news at the Giants wide receiver is the development of second-round rookie Wan’Dale Robinson, who has been listed as a rookie on the team’s first unofficial depth chart.
Robinson is one of three starters set to start for the Giants in attack, with right tackle Evan Neal and tight end Daniel Bellinger being the other two. The only rookie to start on defense is fast-paced quarterback Kayvonne Tebodou, who was named with the fifth overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
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