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Giants’ Daniel Jones practices but unlikely to play vs. Seahawks

Daniel Jones practiced on Friday. That’s the good news.

He remains unlikely to play Sunday. That’s the bad news.

Call it a mixed bag for the Giants, who in all probability won’t have their starting quarterback under center Sunday afternoon in Seattle but very well might only lose him to a strained hamstring for just this one game.

During the portion of practice open to the media on Friday, Jones didn’t do much. He mostly stood and watched while the Big Blue first team offense got its work in. He was still listed as a limited participant and classified as doubtful to face the Seahawks.

“We’ll see how he does in practice [Friday] and after our flight,” coach Joe Judge said over Zoom, prior to practice.

If the second-year quarterback can’t go, Colt McCoy will be under center. After Jones got hurt in last Sunday’s victory over the Washington Football Team, the Giants’ third straight win. McCoy took over in the third quarter and completed 6 of 10 passes for 31 yards. Much more production will obviously be needed to upset the favored Seahawks.

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The 34-year-old McCoy has received a majority of the first-team snaps this week in practice while practice-squad quarterback Clayton Thorsen has received some. The plan is to bring former Giants quarterback Alex Tanney, a backup with the team from 2018-19 who was released in September, to Seattle as well in case he is needed.

McCoy, in his 11th year in the league, is likely to make his 29th career start and first since Oct. 6, 2019 against the Patriots, as a member of the Washington Football Team.

“Colt’s had a good week of practice,” Judge said. “He’s working hard. Colt’s got a lot of experience. He doesn’t really miss a beat. He gets in there, it’s like riding a bike for this guy. He gets in there and he competes. Everything is very, very competitive with Colt.”

Jones was on the practice field on Thursday after working inside with trainers on Wednesday. Judge could be seen closely monitoring him, watching Jones drop back and throw passes. It went well enough to where Jones was allowed to do more on Friday.

“I thought he threw the ball well,” Judge said of Jones’ Thursday workout. “Obviously, we didn’t want to go ahead and open him up too much, really being just a couple of days into kind of moving around. But he threw the ball well. I saw a lot of good velocity and very good accuracy.

“We talked in terms of how he felt on different things, different movements. But look, I think this guy is doing everything he can to get on the field.”

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