Giants on the lookout for bounceback seasons from WRs Golladay, Toney

Published:Mar 9, 202417:05

Kenny Golladay's quiet preseason has raised questions on his position with the Giants. There's now a solution for what's contributed to his lackluster efficiency. 

The huge receiver has been recovering from an undisclosed surgical procedure in the course of the offseason, common supervisor Joe Schoen revealed to reporters on Thursday. Schoen additionally asserted he nonetheless has confidence in Golladay, who's coming off an underwhelming first season in New York.

"He is good," Schoen mentioned. "He is come to work daily. Nice child, works arduous, is aware of his assignments. I do not assume he is missed a follow. He is been out there, apart from the spring — he had a bit of process. However he is been good."

Golladay has handled quite a few accidents over the past couple of seasons. In 2020 with the Lions, the 6-foot-4 wideout appeared in solely 5 video games as a consequence of a hip harm. Final season, he handled a hamstring situation that pressured him to overlook a month of coaching camp earlier than struggling a knee harm that sidelined him for 3 video games. 

Following two injury-riddled seasons, the 28-year-old Golladay mentioned Thursday that he feels "loads higher" coming into his second yr with the Giants. 

"First off, I simply wish to stay wholesome," Golladay mentioned. "Very blessed that I used to be capable of undergo this entire coaching camp wholesome, have the ability to really be part of every follow to get that chemistry down."

Golladay did not take part in OTAs however was out there for all of coaching camp and the preseason. Nevertheless, he solely had one reception on 4 targets in preseason motion.

Whereas harm issues are one factor, Golladay's lack of manufacturing on the sphere is a pure trigger for concern. After signing a four-year, $72 million contract earlier than final season, the previous Professional Bowler recorded 37 receptions for 521 yards and, for the primary time in his profession, zero touchdowns. 

Golladay is not the one receiver the Giants are hoping has a bounceback season. Schoen mentioned Kadarius Toney, who's been restricted by knee and hamstring accidents, is anticipated to play in New York's season opener in opposition to the Titans. 

"I am excited to see Kadarius," Schoen mentioned. "He did not play any preseason video games, so I am excited to see him get on the sphere in a recreation in a significant alternative and know the playbook and make performs.

Like Golladay, Toney handled harm final yr. The 2021 first-round choose missed seven video games in his rookie season as a consequence of an indirect harm and was on the reserve/COVID-19 record for a part of the yr. 

Toney completed with 39 receptions for 420 yards and was additionally held with out a rating. That makes this yr even larger for him.

"I do not actually set targets," Toney mentioned, "however I count on to do higher than final yr, I might say." 

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