New York Giants wide receiver Cody Latimer was off to the side during the team’s practice on Thursday nursing a calf injury.
The New York Giants have yet again received another setback to the receiving corps.
On Thursday, veteran wideout Cody Latimer didn’t participate in the team’s practice. Latimer is currently nursing a calf injury. His status for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills is unclear at the moment.
It’s not the only injury to the Giants receiver room this week. Sterling Shepard, who just signed a four-year, $41 million extension this past offseason, has entered the concussion protocol. He’s also questionable for Sunday’s matchup.
The Giants are additionally without receiver Golden Tate, who’ll be serving the second of his four-game suspension. Veteran receiver Corey Coleman is out for the year with an ACL tear.
That leaves the Giants with Bennie Fowler III, Russell Shepard, the recently-signed TJ Jones, and rookie Darius Slayton. The latter is also questionable with a hamstring, so the Giants could be extremely depleted at the receiver spot if he were to sit out.
Latimer had three receptions on eight targets for 74 yards in the 35-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Through six games last year, he had 11 receptions on 16 targets for 190 yards and a touchdown.
The Giants will look to bounce back after their Week 1 debacle. The offense in that opening game put up 470 yards, with 306 passing yards coming from Eli Manning and 120 rushing yards coming from Saquon Barkley.
However, the defense needs to step up, as they allowed 494 total yards of offense to the Cowboys in Week 1.