The New York Giants could get back an intriguing piece of their receiving arsenal on Sunday.
Second-round rookie wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson, who injured his knee in Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans, is leaning towards a return for Week 6 against the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife Stadium. Robinson said Thursday that he “hopes” to be on the field this Sunday.
Above Charlotte Carroll of The Athletic:
“Wan’Dale Robinson says he’s feeling good and it’s good to be out there practicing more,” Carroll tweeted. “Says setbacks aside, hopes to be out there Sunday.”
Robinson was listed as a restricted participant in training on Thursday. He trained again Friday, but Giants head coach Brian Daboll declined to promise the young receiver will play this weekend.
Above Art Stapleton from The Record:
“Wan’Dale Robinson will be back in training today and it sounds like he is heading towards a possible return on Sunday,” Stapleton tweeted Friday morning. “But Daboll won’t commit to that this morning.”
Robinson had just one catch for five yards before suffering his injury against the Titans. He’s missed the last four games, but he brings a lot of potential to a Giants offense that desperately needs a wide receiver playmaker. Last season in Kentucky, Robinson caught 104 passes for 1,334 yards and seven touchdowns.
Kadarius Toney and Kenny Golladay are expected to miss Ravens Game
The Giants need Wan’Dale Robinson back because they couldn’t count on their top two receivers this year. Kadarius Toney (hamstring) and Kenny Golladay (knee) – both struggled to make a noticeable impact when they are in the field – are expected to be out on Sunday.
“No to Toney or Golladay”, Art Stapleton tweeted when asked if any of the receivers could play against the Ravens.
Golladay, who had the highest salary cap of any NFL wide receiver in 2022 ($21.15 million), caught two passes for 22 yards in Week 1 against the Titans. He then went three straight games without receiving and missed Week 5 against the Green Bay Packers due to his knee injury. He didn’t take part in the training.
Toney, a first-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft, has two zero-yard catches (and two 23-yard rushes) this season. He has not played against the Carolina Panthers since Week 2 due to his hamstring injuries. Although he had limited training last week, he did not participate in training at all this week.
Saquon Barkley ready to handle the full workload on Sunday
If Wan’Dale Robinson is unable to return this weekend, star running back Saquon Barkley will be ready to shoulder the load again. Despite suffering a shoulder injury and missing some time in the second half of New York’s Week 5 win over the Packers, Brian Daboll doesn’t seem concerned about Barkley’s availability for this Sunday.
Above Newsday’s Tom Rock:
“Saquon Barkley (shoulder) will be restricted for a second straight practice today but Daboll said he has no concerns he could have a full workload on Sunday,” Rock tweeted Thursday.
Barkley hasn’t just carried the Giants to the ground this season; He also contributed a lot to the passing game. He leads the team with 18 receptions in Week 6, and that’s a big reason he’s leading the entire NFL through five games with 676 yards from scrimmage.
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