Ryan first took to the field on Monday with his new teammates and took part in his first real practice with the Giants two days later. The 29-year-old hopes to be a big part of the defensive scheme as a defensive back, safety and step-by-field, saying he is almost studying for the time he lost. Sat in the open market.
Can he be ready in time?
“Right now, there’s still a lot that he has to do,” coach Joe Judge said Wednesday. “Apparently, he joined us. Whether it is the alphabet in our vocabulary, it has to move with speed. We still have to make sure that we are fair to him as far as accepting him. He just met here, he did not go to training camp with anyone else. We have to be careful about how we throw it into the fire.
“He is a tremendous competitor, he is a very smart player. He has got a great training in himself. As a coach, we have to put him in the right conditions.”
Looks like Ryan may have a limited role for Week 1.
WR Golden Tate looked fine as he participated in individual practice early in the practice. Tate missed the time last week in what appeared to be a rough hamstring issue. The Giants revealed their first injury report of the season on Thursday. At this point, they seem to be a healthy team. No players were excluded on Wednesday.
It was no surprise that Daniel Jones was selected by his teammates as one of the six team captains. After all, Jones, 23, is the opening quarter. But he is new to this, moving into his second season.
“I think it’s a tremendous honor to be voted on by your peers, something I don’t take lightly at all,” Jones said. “Definitely grateful to be in this position, to be elected. This is a serious work, something that I don’t think you can take lightly. You have the responsibility of your teammates and your team to represent them and do what you can to be their voice, and lead them. ‘
DT Dalvin Tomlinson, entering his fourth year with the Giants, is also the first-time captain. The two defensive captains of 2019 Alec Ogletree and Antoine Bethea are not in the league at this time.
Tomlinson said, “It is an honor being a captain, my comrades have voted for me to be a captain.” “Great player, to see all the other captains in the past. I always try to lead by example because I feel that I cannot be a captain if I don’t go there and give it every day and every day. This is the biggest thing that I think every captain has to do. ”
This season, teams can protect up to four players in their practice squad. The Giants guard QB Cooper Rush, OL Chad Slade, WR / ST Johnny Holton and CB Ryan Lewis.