Giants coach Pat Schurmur has seen everything Elly Manning needs.
That means rookie Daniel Jones will start the team's last preseason game against the Patriots in Foxburg on Thursday.
"I think he has [gotten enough work]," Schurmour told Manning. "He won't play on Thursday, so I'll give it to you right there. He has done a lot of really good things here. It is much more comfortable than what we want to do for offense this year than it was last year. I feel like he gets the job he needs in practice, and playing the game he gets will help him be ready for the Cowboys. "
Recently, Schumour ended all conversations about Jones starting with Munning, coming Week 1
Munning played the first series in each of the Giants' three preseason games, completing 4 passes from 8 yards for 41 yards against the Bengals last week. Manning was 9-for-13 for 86 yards and one touchdown this preseason.
The Giants squad includes two additional defensive backs in Alex Thaney and Kyle Loleta. If the list allows, Shurmur said he would keep them all.
"The rest of the list also depends on [the quarterbacks]," Shurmoor said. "I said it all the time, I keep four [quarterbacks]. I would keep five if the list would allow it because I think the development of defenders in our league is fundamental. You can only develop by playing and practicing. I like to have a lot of discounts around. It's just my feeling. But we'll just have to see how it goes when we get to the final 53 [-man roster]. "
Cornerback Sam Beal participated in individual workouts on Sunday for the first time after battling a knee problem throughout training camp.
The 22-year-old was selected for the Giants' third round in the 2018 draft, but suffered a shoulder injury at the end of last July, which lasted him throughout the rookie season. Bill said it's not easy to watch a training camp on the sidelines for a second year in a row, but he focused on bouncing.
He said he was not sure if he would play in the last preseason game.
"I feel like they know [what they have in me]," said Beale. "They raised me, saw what they saw. But athletes still have to show their best, so you give your best, I still want to give my best, even though they have seen a little of me. ”
Janoris Jenkins, Corey Ballentine and DeAndre Baker all rotated a corner kick with the first team in workouts 11 to 11. It was a positive step for Baker, a rookie who struggled with a knee injury earlier in camp.