NFC East Notes: Giants, Board, Thomas, Eagles, Jackson

There was a scary injury in the Giants game Sunday, as New York receiver C.J. Board went down with a neck injury that required him to be immobilized and carted off the field. Fortunately, it looks like the worst case scenario was avoided. The team announced that Board had been diagnosed with a neck sprain and concussion after being taken to a local hospital. Giants coach Joe Judge said after the game that the initial feedback he had gotten from doctors was “pretty positive.”

He also said Board was responsive and has movement in his extremities. A 2017 UDFA, Board is in his first season with the Giants. The Chattanooga product has seven catches for 66 yards on the year. Here’s to hoping he makes a swift and full recovery.

Now for more from the struggling NFC East:

  • The Giants didn’t start first-round rookie Andrew Thomas at left tackle on Sunday, but it wasn’t because of his performance even though he hasn’t been playing as well as the other first-round tackles. Thomas was benched for disciplinary reasons after breaking a team rule, Judge said after the game. Judge wouldn’t go into too many details, but he didn’t make it sound too serious. Thomas entered the game in the second quarter and while this doesn’t seem like a huge deal, it’s also not a great sign for the fourth overall pick’s development.
  • The Giants will play the Eagles on Thursday Night Football this week, and Philly is finally starting to get healthier. DeSean Jackson is expected to make his return from his hamstring injury for this Week 7 game, a source told Adam Schefter of (Twitter link). Jackson has missed the last three games as the Eagles’ offense has been besieged by injuries. Philly’s group of pass-catchers in particular have been banged up, and Jackson will return a much-needed vertical threat to the passing attack. Through two and a half games he had ten catches for 121 yards before going down.
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10 comments on “NFC East Notes: Giants, Board, Thomas, Eagles, Jackson

  1. garykeithron

    Can they fire Gettleman already? Thomas is proving us all right with how bad and early of a pick he was.

    • Giants typically wait until after the season before firing people, though recently they’ve changed it up and fired people near the end of the season. If they fire Gettleman in-season, I wouldn’t expect it until like Week 15 at least. I hope I’m wrong

    • robluca21

      While I’m disappointed with Thomas’s play Isnt 6 games a little too soon to consider a player a bust already?

      I think the real concern should be how poorly will Hernandez has been playing in now his 3rd season. The giants need to fix the line before anything else because snee o’hara diel and seubert aren’t walking through the door again

      • rocky7

        True, Hernandez has avoided criticism this year with the spotlight on Thomas and how poor his play has been….he’s got to start performing more consistently.
        As far as Thomas, I agree its a bit early to begin with the “bust” talk but deservedly so, he’s certainly not performing as well as the other Line guys taken after he was….let’s give Columbo as chance to school the kid and see how the season plays out….if he continues to underperform, maybe a switch to the right side to get Flemming…he of the swinging porch door…to the bench as a starter.

        • linc_case

          True. I expected Will Hernandez to turn things around by now what with Columbo’s tutoring, but maybe this is gonna take longer than expected. As far as Thomas goes, I kinda wonder if maybe the coaches see Matt Peart as perhaps a better fit at LT, and sliding Thomas to right tackle. We will see how this goes.

  2. crosseyedlemon

    The team rule is never ask to see highlight footage of Ereck Flowers.

  3. Matthew Heywood

    Eagles getting healthier? Both miles sanders and Zack ertz got hurt on Sunday

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