The Giants traded down in April’s draft and selected Florida wide receiver Kadarius Toney at No. 20 overall. For a number of reasons, they haven’t gotten to see him on the field much.
He didn’t finish either of the team’s two rookie minicamp practices, the first time because of an issue with his cleats and the second due to a minor injury.
Toney then skipped three weeks of OTAs because his rookie contract wasn’t finalized. It was an odd move since rookies sign waivers that protect them in case of injury. He signed his contract last week and reported for mandatory minicamp, but he left Tuesday’s practice early after slipping several times.
He then got on the field Wednesday and completed a full day of practice with no hiccups, but was then excused Thursday due to a family emergency.
According to Dan Duggan of The Athletic, Toney didn’t get any reps with quarterback Daniel Jones in team periods. He instead worked exclusively with the second-string offense, led by Mike Glennon at quarterback.
“I think he brings a lot to the table and what he can do, he’s a real twitchy and explosive athlete, and we will continue to work and get to know one another and help him understand what we’re doing on offense as he’s learning and continue to work with him,” Jones said earlier this week.
There shouldn’t be much reason to panic. The Giants had a rookie receiver in 2014 who dealt with a hamstring injury for a few months and missed the first four games of the season. That player was Odell Beckham Jr., who took the league by storm and won Offensive Rookie of the Year.
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