Giants’ Azeez Ojulari could be set to return for Commanders game

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Azeez Ojulari has been thing of a forgotten antheral successful the Giants’ 7-4 start, arsenic helium has been constricted to 2 games by a bid of limb injuries. But if the extracurricular linebacker who led past year’s squad with 8 sacks arsenic a rookie tin enactment healthy, it should greatly amended the Giants’ chances of making the playoffs. 

Ojulari was among 3 players, including near defender Ben Bredeson and information Tony Jefferson, who were designated to instrumentality from injured reserve Monday, making it imaginable helium could play against Washington connected Sunday. For now, the Giants’ 2021 second-round prime is cleared to instrumentality to practice. But the thought that helium mightiness beryllium disposable to heighten a middling walk unreserved successful the important NFC East crippled astatine MetLife Stadium brightened astatine slightest 1 salient teammate’s day. 

“It’s decidedly exciting,” Kayvon Thibodeaux said. “He’s a large player. We person meetings, and we’re successful signifier each time together. So having him backmost retired determination is decidedly going to beryllium a one-up for the D-line and for the walk rush, and for the team. So I’m excited to spot him truly fto it loose.” 

Azeez OjulariAzeez Ojulari could beryllium acceptable to instrumentality against the Commanders. Getty Images

Bredeson, who missed 4 games with a genu wounded suffered against Jacksonville, represents different large imaginable adhd to the lineup for the Washington crippled fixed the tattered authorities of the violative line. 

As the Giants hold to conscionable aboriginal this week with escaped cause Odell Beckham Jr., they are exploring different options astatine OBJ’s position. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the squad tried retired seasoned receivers Adam Humphries and Malik Taylor. Humphries, who played with Washington past year, has 320 receptions and 13 touchdowns successful his seven-year career. His biggest play came with Tampa Bay successful 2018, erstwhile helium caught 76 passes for 816 yards and 5 touchdowns. 

Nick Gates, undrafted fourth-year violative lineman, was named the Giants’ victor of the Ed Block Courage Award, which goes to players who person shown uncommon spot successful overcoming adversity. Gates suffered a grotesque wounded to his near limb past twelvemonth successful a Week 2 crippled against the Commanders and endured 7 surgeries earlier returning to play this twelvemonth successful a Week 8 crippled astatine Seattle.