adoree' jackson giants
Syndication: The Record

The veteran cornerback, who the Giants signed this past offseason, suffered the injury during Wednesday’s joint practice with the Pats.

Adoree’ Jackson, according to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, left the field with trainers during the Giants‘ Wednesday practice. Jackson’s left foot was bare while he was limping, revealing the obvious — an ankle injury was a possibility.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network subsequently reported Jackson suffered a sprained ankle, would be undergoing further tests, and could still be ready for Week 1.

However, Leonard eventually noted the injury “doesn’t look bad.” There’s still a chance Adoree’ could practice Thursday, but it’s not exactly clear if he will.

Although the Giants plan to perceive Sunday’s preseason matchup with the Patriots as their “dress rehearsal” exhibition game, Big Blue may be best off resting Jackson so he could be ready for the regular-season opener against Denver (Sunday, Sept. 12).

Jackson is expected to be one of the team’s starting boundary corners (so is 2020 Pro Bowler James Bradberry). The Giants inked Adoree’ to a three-year, $39 million deal this past offseason.

The team employs reinforcements for Sunday’s game in the event Jackson sits. Darnay Holmes, Julian Love, as well as Josh Jackson (who the team recently traded for) could play in his place and work with the first-team defense. You may then see guys like Madre Harper, Sam Beal, and rookie Rodarius Williams enter the game later on in the evening.

Rookie third-round corner Aaron Robinson is still on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list after undergoing core muscle surgery earlier this month.