Giants Rule Out Jones, Place Peppers On IR

Eli Manning To Start Vs. Eagles

Ryan Chatelain
December 07, 2019 - 12:45 pm
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The Giants will be without rookie quarterback Daniel Jones on Monday night -- and they'll be missing starting safety Jabrill Peppers for the rest of the season. 

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The team announced Saturday that a high-ankle sprain will keep Jones out of Big Blue's Week 14 game at Philadelphia. Eli Manning will start under center.

It's not a surprise. Coach Pat Shurmur said Wednesday it was "very likely" Manning would replace Jones this week. 

Jones suffered the injury in the second quarter of the Giants' 31-13 loss to the Packers last Sunday when Green Bay linebacker Preston Smith landed on his leg. The Giants quarterback, however, finished the game.

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Jones did not practice this week and was wearing a walking boot, which he had shed by Friday. 

The sixth overall pick in this year's draft, Jones took over the Giants' starting QB job from Manning after Week 2. 

The Giants also announced that Peppers and linebacker Chris Peace have been placed on injured reserve.

Peppers suffered a transverse process fracture in his back against the Bears on Nov. 24. In 11 games this season, Peppers, who was acquired from the Browns in March in the Odell Beckham Jr. trade, 76 tackles, five passes defensed and one interception, which he returned for a 32-yard touchdown in a Week 4 win over the Redskins.

The Giants claimed Peace off waivers from the Chargers on Sept. 30. He played in four games but did not record a tackle this season.

Giants tight end Evan Engram (foot), cornerback Corey Ballentine (concussion) and tight end Rhett Ellison (concussion) have also been ruled out for the Eagles game.

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