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Kenny Golladay

New York Giants
Wide Receiver #19
New York Giants
Wide Receiver #19
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Kenny Golladay News

Inefficient, quiet in loss

Golladay secured three of eight targets for 38 yards in the Giants' 30-29 loss to Washington on Thursday night.

Analysis: The prize offseason acquisition had put together a relatively nondescript season-opening four-catch, 64-yard tally in the Week 1 loss to the Broncos, and Thursday's production was a notable downturn. Golladay at least saw a slight bump in targets from the six he'd logged in the opener, and perhaps the poor catch rate on the night is simply a sign of still-developing chemistry with quarterback Daniel Jones. However, fantasy managers will undoubtedly begin second-guessing their investment in Golladay shares soon if the pedestrian production persists in a Week 3 home matchup against a beatable Falcons secondary.

Sep 16, 2021 9:28 PM EST

Cleared for Week 1

Golladay (hamstring) will play in Sunday's game against the Broncos.

Analysis: Despite being listed as a limited practice participant for the third day in a row, Golladay avoids an injury designation for his Giants debut. Daniel Jones may lean on his wide receivers more than usual this week, with TE Evan Engram (calf) ruled out and RB Saquon Barkley in his first game back from a severe knee injury. Golladay should see steady targets after signing a four-year, $72 million contract this offseason, but he did admit Friday that his connection with Jones felt "rusty" in practice this week, per Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger.

Sep 10, 2021 12:50 PM EST

Another limited practice

Golladay (hamstring) was limited at Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: For the second consecutive session, Golladay's reps were capped as he recovers from a strained hamstring suffered early in training camp. He'll look to ditch his injury designation altogether upon the release of Friday's practice report, which would clear him to suit up Sunday against the Broncos.

Sep 9, 2021 1:08 PM EST

Limited at practice

Golladay (hamstring) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Golladay has been practicing for a little more than a week due to a hamstring injury that forced him to miss the majority of training camp and all of the preseason. Wednesday's activity included individual and some team drills, but it wasn't enough to get all the way back to full participation. Golladay will look to do just that as he prepares for his potential Giants debut Sunday versus the Broncos.

Sep 8, 2021 1:07 PM EST

Practicing Wednesday

Golladay (hamstring) took part in individual and some team drills at Wednesday's practice, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: Golladay got back on the practice last week after missing most of training camp and the Giants' entire preseason slate due to a hamstring strain. Since then, he's been seen running routes at full speed, and his activity Wednesday indicates he's at least a limited participant to kick off Week 1 prep. Golladay's actual status will be confirmed upon the release of the team's first injury report of the campaign.

Sep 8, 2021 10:19 AM EST

Feeling good ahead of Week 1

Golladay (hamstring) practiced Thursday and said afterward that he's improving, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: He did caution that missed time for a number of key players this summer could make things difficult for the Giants offense early in the season. Golladay, RB Saquon Barkley (knee) and WR Kadarius Toney (undisclosed) haven't practiced much this summer, but all appear tentatively on track for Week 1. Tight ends Evan Engram (ankle) and Kyle Rudolph (foot) seem closer to questionable/doubtful, while WR Darius Slayton (ankle) is a recent addition and merely day-to-day. The practices on Wednesday and Thursday marked Golladay's first participation since the first week of August.

Sep 2, 2021 12:19 PM EST

Running at full speed

Golladay (hamstring) ran routes at full speed Wednesday, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: The 6-4 wideout still isn't doing team drills but has at least made clear progress with his side work as the Giants' Sept. 12 opener against Denver approaches. Rosenblatt notes that Golladay looked smooth running routes, despite doing little on the practice field since injuring his hamstring the first week of August. The Giants will have an interesting Week 1 injury report, potentially including three wideouts (Golladay, Darius Slayton, Kadarius Toney), two tight ends (Evan Engram, Kyle Rudolph) and star running back Saquon Barkley. None of the bunch has been ruled out yet, but the latest news on Engram and Rudolph didn't sound promising.

Sep 2, 2021 7:25 AM EST

Back on practice field

Golladay (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: Golladay took part in individual drills and even caught some passes, per Tom Rock of Newsday. The activity marked Golladay's first in a session since injuring his hamstring Aug. 3, which initially was believed to keep him off the field for 2-to-3 weeks. Instead, he missed the entire preseason slate, his first as a member of the Giants. Golladay now will have just under two weeks to prepare for the team's season opener Sunday, Sept. 12 against the Broncos.

Aug 31, 2021 1:46 PM EST

Officially out Sunday

Golladay (hamstring) will not suit up for Sunday's preseason finale against the Patriots, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Golladay never seemed like a real candidate to return for Sunday's exhibition finale, given that New York already revealed he's leaning toward the latter end of his 2-to-3 week recovery timetable for a hamstring injury sustained Aug. 3. The prized offseason addition's next chance to suit up will come during the regular-season opener against Denver on Sept. 12. The Giants are counting on Golladay to bolster the aerial attack and operate as a true No. 1 wide receiver, but he's missed a significant amount of chances to build chemistry with quarterback Daniel Jones.

Aug 27, 2021 7:58 AM EST

Out again

Golladay (hamstring) isn't practicing Thursday, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Analysis: Golladay injured his hamstring Aug. 3 and still hasn't returned to practice or played in a preseason game. He has been doing side work with the training staff, but he's officially late relative to the initial timeline estimate of 2-3 weeks. Golladay presumably will be held out of Sunday's preseason finale against New England, making Week 1 against the Broncos his first chance to suit up in a Giants uniform, if his hamstring has healed by then.

Aug 26, 2021 7:48 AM EST

Slated to sit Sunday

Golladay (hamstring) likely won't suit up for Sunday's preseason game at Cleveland, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: Golladay injured his hamstring during an Aug. 3 practice, which has mostly kept him on the sideline in the meantime. While he did some straight-line running at Giants Fan Fest on Aug. 11 and caught passes from a Jugs machine Tuesday, he was contained to work with trainers on the side during Thursday's joint practice with the Browns, per Rosenblatt, and won't take part in any drills Friday, either, coach Joe Judge told Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. If Golladay indeed takes a seat this weekend, he'll have just one more opportunity to make his Giants debut in the exhibition slate Sunday, Aug. 29 versus the Patriots.

Aug 19, 2021 7:30 PM EST

Catches passes Tuesday

Though Golladay (hamstring) didn't suit up for practice Tuesday, he was was spotted "out early catching passes from the Jugs machine," Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Giants are proceeding cautiously with Golladay, with an eye toward having the wideout ready and available for Week 1 action. It therefore seems reasonable to assume that he won't play in Sunday's preseason game against the Browns and beyond that, Golladay's status for the team's preseason finale on Aug. 29 against the Patriots is unclear.

Aug 17, 2021 10:26 AM EST

Resumes on-field work

Golladay (hamstring) did some straight-line running at half-speed during the Giants' Fan Fest at MetLife Stadium on Wednesday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: During practice last Tuesday, Golladay hurt his hamstring, an injury that was accompanied by a 2-to-3-week recovery timetable. Since then, his activity has been limited to being stationary while catching passes, so Wednesday's on-field work is a step in the right direction. There's little doubt Golladay will miss Saturday's preseason game against the Jets, but the aforementioned timeline gives him a chance to see action in one of the Giants' final two exhibitions.

Aug 11, 2021 4:19 PM EST

Not ready to practice

Golladay (hamstring) was spotted at practice Tuesday catching passes off to the side from quarterback Daniel Jones, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: Golladay remained in a stationary position while catching passes, and Rosenblatt notes that the wideout is unlikely to do any sort of route running for the next few days before perhaps being eased back into individual drills next week ahead of the Giants' second preseason game. While his activity Tuesday represents an incremental step forward, Golladay is uncertain to gain clearance to play before the Giants' third and final preseason game Aug. 29 versus the Patriots. The Giants are optimistic, however, that Golladay will be ready to go for the regular-season opener Sept. 12 versus Denver.

Aug 10, 2021 7:18 AM EST

Likely out 2-3 weeks

Golladay (hamstring) is expected to miss two or three weeks, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Analysis: The estimate makes him uncertain to play this preseason, but it does suggest Golladay will be ready for his real Giants debut Week 1 against the Broncos. He pulled his hamstring during Tuesday's practice and now figures to miss the rest of training camp, losing out on some valuable opportunities to work with quarterback Daniel Jones.

Aug 5, 2021 8:42 AM EST

Optimism regarding hamstring injury

Initial indications are that Golladay's hamstring issue isn't serious, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The wideout, who was spotted walking gingerly off the field Tuesday, per ESPN's Jordan Raanan, is in line to undergo additional tests Wednesday to determine how long he might be sidelined. When healthy, Golladay, who signed a four-year, $72 million deal with the Giants this offseason, is in line to head a wide receiving corps that also includes Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton and first-round pick Kadarius Toney.

Aug 4, 2021 8:45 AM EST

Appears to injure hamstring

Golladay left Tuesday's practice with a possible hamstring injury, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: Golladay reportedly grabbed for his hamstring before walking off the field, stretching with the training staff and ultimately heading back to the locker room. It's a good sign he didn't need to be helped off the field, but the 27-year-old wideout does figure to miss out on some practice reps with QB Daniel Jones. Golladay previously missed time with hamstring injuries in 2017 and 2020, though it was a hip issue that accounted for nine of his 11 absences last season.

Aug 3, 2021 8:21 AM EST

Signs massive deal

Golladay signed a four-year, $72 million deal, including $40 million in guarantees, with the Giants on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The top remaining free agent wide receiver signed the massive deal after a multi-day visit with the Giants. Prior to last season, Golladay had been model of consistency recording back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons after earning a starting role within the Lions offense entering 2018. A debilitating hip injury forced the 27-year-old to miss the final eight games of the 2020 campaign, but he was still a driving force when healthy tallying at least four receptions in all four games he played, two of which went over the 100-yard receiving mark. Situated in a Giants offense gushing with explosive options such as Saquon Barkley, Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard, Golladay immediately becomes the team's best red-zone threat and should be a capable intermediate target for quarterback Daniel Jones in what amounts to a pivotal prove-it season for the third-year pro.

Mar 20, 2021 12:53 PM EST

Bears and Giants in the mix

Golladay is drawing interest from both the Bears and Giants, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Per the report, the coveted free agent was in contact with Bears GM Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy on Wednesday and is slated to meet with the Giants on Thursday. Golladay is one of several top-level wide receiver options still unsigned after this week's initial burst of league-wide movement. It remains to be seen if he has any other visits lined up, but for now Golladay appears to be taking a deliberate approach with regard to choosing his next NFL destination.

Mar 18, 2021 12:46 PM EST

Visit with Giants lined up

The Giants are bringing Golladay in for a visit before potentially offering him a contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The Giants consider Golladay a true No. 1 receiver, per Jordan Schultz of ESPN, but it appears that the team wants to alleviate some concerns via a visit before handing out what would no doubt have to be an enormous multi-year deal. New York's concerns could stem from the fact that Golladay missed 11 games with the Lions last season due to a hip injury. Schultz notes that several other teams are still pursuing Golladay in free agency, so there's no guarantee his visit with the Giants results in a signing. The visit is, however, a clear confirmation that both sides share mutual interest.

Mar 17, 2021 3:27 PM EST

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