Sports Icy roads wreak havoc on Giants practice English Headline
A difficult season nearing an end included some more aggravation Wednesday for the Giants, as icy road conditions and numerous car accidents caused massive delays that left several players and at least one coach sitting in traffic when they were supposed to be at the team facility.
“Man, I was on Route 3 for four hours this morning,’’ safety Julian Love said.
Late arrivals are almost always met with fines, but no fines were levied this time.
Head coach Joe Judge said all the latecomers phoned in early in the morning to alert the coaching staff that they were not going to make it on time.
Most of the traffic issues were experienced by players driving in from Manhattan, Hoboken and Weehawken.
Jake Fromm will get another shot at starting at quarterback, Sunday against Washington, because Mike Glennon is out with an injured left wrist. Fromm got his first NFL start two weeks ago in Philadelphia, but was so ineffective he was benched in the second half for Glennon.
“For me, any opportunity to play in the NFL is a great opportunity,” Fromm said.
Nothing worked out for OL Isaiah Wilson and the Giants. The former Titans first-round draft pick was signed to the practice squad Sept. 30, but struggled to get in shape and live up to the team standards. He was active for one game but did not play. Offensive line coach Rob Sale, asked last week what Wilson needed to do to get on the field, said, “be dependable.’’
Tuesday, the Giants cut Wilson from the practice squad.
“We make roster moves all the time,’’ Judge said. “I don’t go into every specific individual move. I appreciate what Isaiah did for us, wish him the best of luck. I think he has an opportunity to be a professional football player and I wish him the best wherever he goes.’’
WR Kadarius Toney (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis. … Four players were activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list: DL Dexter Lawrence, OT Korey Cunningham, DL Danny Shelton and WR Darius Slayton. … Rookie LB Elerson Smith (neck) was placed on injured reserve, ending his season.
Defensive lineman Leonard Williams is this year’s winner of the George Young-Ernie Accorsi Good Guy Award, given annually to a player for his consistent and outstanding cooperation with the writers who cover the team on a daily basis. New for 2021 is the permanent inclusion of Accorsi’s name on the award. Accorsi was the Giants’ general manager from 1998-2006.
“It means a lot to me that this comes from the media, to know you were fair and honest with them,” Accorsi said. “I really enjoyed my interaction with the New York media. It was a great experience, the give and take. George was a master at that. Anything that has to do with George means a lot to me.”
Williams said he was surprised to win the award because he often gives the team’s media relations staff a hard time and that earlier this season he made comments saying he.
“I just didn’t think that I would be the Good Guy,’’ he said laughing.
Love finished second and Kenny Golladay was third in the voting.
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