Giants could use McKinney’s versatility
It will be nice when the New York Giants will finally get to have rookie second round pick, safety Xavier McKinney, on the field.
Unfortunately, McKinney suffered a broken foot during training camp and will still be out for some time. He was expected to be back by mid-November, but New York could end up holding him out longer in order to make sure he’s 100 percent healthy and ready to go.
“He’s doing a really good job in his rehab. I know the trainers are pleased with the progress he’s making,” said Giants’ head coach Joe Judge on Wednesday. “Obviously, everyone is on their own individual timetable, but I do know I see him in the weight room making progress. This guy’s in good spirits. He does a tremendous job for us in meetings, staying engaged, staying up on scouting reports of other teams.
“We give him some projects internally to make sure he improves his own football IQ in terms of how to look at the other teams, that he’s mentally preparing and mentally advancing while he can’t physically be on the field for us.”
It doesn’t sound like McKinney will definitely play this season.
“We’ll see where he is in terms of the long-term, getting him back on the field. We’re all very optimistic and eager to get him back on the grass,” Judge said.
With Giants sitting at 1-6 and their hopes of making the playoffs fading, despite being in a bad division, rushing McKinney back would not be a good move.