Will Giants Kadarius Toney, after punching the Cowboys, be able to control emotions against Rams Jalen Ramsey, a well-known pest?
Kadarius Toney, the Giants rookie wide receiver, will not be suspended for Sunday's home game against the Rams.
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His reward having to face one of the NFLs biggest pests, Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey, a relentless trash talker and antagonist who loves riled up opposing receivers.
Toney, who the Giants drafted 20th overall earlier this year, just got ejected from last weeks loss to Dallas because he punched Damontae Kazee in the helmet, which was quite dumb on several levels. Toney was thrown out of the game because he was injured and suspended. (He had a chance and escaped both.)
Golden Tate, Giants receiver this past offseason, was involved in a fight on the field with Ramsey shortly after the Giant's Week 4 defeat to the Rams. Ramsey, on the other hand, is back and will likely be excited about the prospect of getting under Toneys skin.
Sterling Shepard, the quarterback for the Giants, is well aware that Toney wont be a victim to Ramseys erratic behavior.
Shepard threw punches during a fight with cornerback Troy Hill during an earlier training camp practice with the Browns this summer. No one was wearing a helmet, but it was still dreadful. Toney broke his hand by punching Kazees helmet, as Tony did when Toon struck his opponent.
Ramsey is also a gifted cornerman, as well as an effective antagonist. Pro Football Focus currently places him fourth among all corners, including ninth in coverage. Last season, he finished third overall and third in coverage.
The Giants offense, on the other hand, is shorthanded. Shepard is expected to return Sunday after a two-game absence due to shin injuries. Darius Slayton (hamstring) may be out for a third straight game, though theres conceivable chance he will return.
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After being sidelined in Dallas, receiver Kenny Golladay (knee) and running back Saquon Barkley (ankle) arent expected to play against the Rams. Quarterback Daniel Jones (concussion) may be sidelined as well.
Barkley, Golladay, and Jones didnt participate in Wednesdays walk-through practice, while Shepard, Slayton, & Toney (ankle) were restricted participants.
So the Giants will need Toney to perform well again this week, coming off a 189-yard triumph in Dallas. And it would be nice if he didnt get ejected for punching Ramsey.
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