Progressing in recovery
Coach Brian Daboll relayed Tuesday that Waller is "making progress" with his right hamstring injury, but he said "no" with regard to the tight end's potential to return for Monday's game against the Packers, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
That's not to say the Giants may designate Waller for return from injured reserve this week if they feel he's able to mix into drills, a decision that would open a 21-day window for him to get back on the active roster. He has missed the minimum four games on IR in order to be activated, but New York appears as if it'll continue to roll with Daniel Bellinger and Lawrence Cager at tight end for the foreseeable future.
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Waller still hasn't decided whether he will return to the Giants for the 2024 season or retire, Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post reports.
Waller thought about retiring earlier this offseason, but he'll continue playing football and isn't expected to be a cap casualty, Paul Schwartz and Ryan Dunleavy of the NY Post report.
General manager Joe Schoen said Monday that Jones (knee) has resumed stationary throwing and is on track to be ready for training camp, Connor Hughes of SNY.tv reports.
The Giants will discuss a new contract with Barkley but aren't expected to use their franchise tag on him, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
General manager Joe Schoen reiterated Tuesday that the Giants are planning for Jones (knee) to enter training camp as their starter, though Schoen noted that the team isn't ruling out selecting a quarterback in the 2024 NFL Draft, Connor Hughes of SNY.tv reports.
Shepard ended the regular season with 10 catches on 22 targets for 57 yards and a touchdown over 15 games. He added a six-yard rush and a 10-yard punt return.
Hodgins finished the regular season with 21 catches on 33 targets for 230 yards and three touchdowns over 17 games.
Bellinger finished the regular season with 25 catches on 28 targets for 255 yards and no touchdowns over 17 contests.
Waller brought in five of six targets for 45 yards in Sunday's 27-10 win over Philadelphia.
Gray rushed three times for 19 yards and hauled in his only target for nine yards in Sunday's 27-10 win against the Eagles.