Aiming to return by training camp
Jones said Wednesday that the surgery on his right knee didn't uncover any additional damage and added that his goal is to be ready to play by training camp next year, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Jones underwent right knee surgery Nov. 22, and he explained Wednesday that no damage aside from the ACL was discovered during the procedure. That should help to some extent in his desire to be ready to participate by the start of training camp next July, though how he progresses through the rehabilitation process will ultimately determine his return timeline. The Giants gave Jones a four-year, $160 million contract extension this past March with $35.5 million guaranteed for 2024, so he figures to be their starting quarterback next season, though the ACL injury could feasibly cost him to miss some games at the start of the campaign if his recovery goes more slowly than he hopes.
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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.
DeVito completed both of his pass attempts for 14 yards in Sunday's 27-10 victory versus Philadelphia.
Robinson caught five of six targets for 85 yards in Sunday's 27-10 win over the Eagles.
Slayton caught five of seven targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-10 win over the Eagles.
Barkley carried the ball 18 times for 46 yards and two touchdowns and caught both his targets for 51 yards in Sunday's 27-10 win over the Eagles.