Kenny Golladay ‘ready for whatever’ Giants role he has on Sunday

Kenny Golladay ‘ready for whatever’ Giants role he has on Sunday

Kenny Golladay isn’t on the lookout for a backdoor exit from his nightmarish season. 

After popping up on the Giants’ damage report Wednesday and Thursday as a restricted follow participant as a consequence of a hamstring damage, Golladay declared he’s “all good” and able to play Sunday in opposition to the Lions. There was a thought that the damage may save the Giants from a tricky choice on whether or not to make their highest-paid participant a wholesome scratch in opposition to his former staff after he dropped a go and was benched within the second half in opposition to the Texans this previous Sunday. 

“I’m prepared for no matter,” Golladay, who was limping within the locker room Sunday, mentioned when requested what position he expects. 

As soon as upon a time, Golladay led the NFL in receiving touchdowns (11 in 2019) for the Lions. These had been a lot happier — albeit much less rich — instances for Golladay, who has had 4 video games and not using a catch and 4 missed video games (knee damage) since Week 1. 

Kenny Golladay participates in drills at Giants follow on Thursday. Charles Wenzelberg / New York Submit

Kenny Golladay speaks to the media on Thursday. Charles Wenzelberg / New York Submit

“Positively some good recollections there,” Golladay mentioned. “It’s similar to a daily sport to me. I don’t actually get an excessive amount of concerned in all of that [added motivation].” 

Golladay has zero touchdowns in 19 video games since signing a four-year, $72 million free-agent contract with the Giants. 

“In the event you discover a dwelling someplace with a staff and so they do need to re-sign you, nice,” Golladay mentioned. “However in the event you do every part proper and do get an opportunity to hit the market, that must be nearly each participant’s want. It’s nearly like you’re getting recruited once more. They didn’t need me again. Hey, that’s cool. I signed right here.” 

Giants followers booed final week when each passes in Golladay’s route had been incomplete. However he nonetheless sees himself because the participant he was at his peak. 

“I by no means assume much less of myself in any respect,” Golladay mentioned. “I nonetheless really feel like I can do these kind of issues. Making alternatives rely after they come to you, that’s what it boils right down to. You at all times need to go on the market and make up for the error you had final time.” 

Giants captains Julian Love and Graham Gano are auctioning off experiences as a part of MetLife’s “Contained in the Huddle” initiative to boost cash for at-risk youth. The net bidding runs by Nov. 29 and helps the NYPD Basis’s Harlem Giants and Far Rockaway Giants. MetLife will contribute $30,000 in matching funds. 

Gano is providing a kicking lesson for 4 individuals on the coaching facility. Love is providing a sport evening — pingpong, cornhole and extra — on the facility. 

“I’d play lefty if the donation is massive sufficient,” Love joked. “That’s my handicap that I’ll give away. It’s enjoyable. To have an opportunity to play with an NFL participant, I really feel like after I was a child I’d leap on the alternative. Whoever can present some funds for this good trigger, I encourage them to take action.” 

WR Wan’Dale Robinson (hamstring) was downgraded to a non-participant in follow. If he can’t play Sunday, the Giants will likely be left with Darius Slayton, Richie James, David Sills (inactive final sport), Golladay and newcomer Isaiah Hodgins at receiver. 

Robinson and Golladay each “tightened up stretching a bunch” at follow Wednesday, in line with head coach Brian Daboll. 

LG Josh Ezeudu (neck) was added to the damage report. That created a chance for Shane Lemieux, a preseason projected starter who hasn’t performed but due to a toe damage that landed him on injured reserve. 

“Shane will progressively begin getting extra reps,” Daboll mentioned. 

DT Dexter Lawrence (again) and OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux (sickness) each had been upgraded to restricted individuals. No standing change for non-participant TE Daniel Bellinger (eye) or restricted individuals S Dane Belton (clavicle), RT Evan Neal (knee) and OLB Jihad Ward (thumb). 

Daboll mentioned Neal “moved round a bit of bit” however possible will miss his third straight sport Sunday.

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