Giants linebacker Blake Martinez is again with the workforce on Saturday after a short keep on the reserve/COVID-19 record.
“Blake is again with us within the constructing right this moment,” Giants coach Joe Decide mentioned Saturday. “He was his regular self, smiling, pleased to be again with the workforce. He’s at all times numerous enjoyable to have round. He’s at all times bought an excellent remark. Undoubtedly a man that communicates rather a lot within the conferences, so it’s good to have him again already.
“When it comes to when he’ll be on the sector with us, the plan is to get with the trainers and proceed his ramp-up and construct him again bodily. Once we know he’s able to go, we’ll get him again on the sector.”
The Giants are conducting a walk-through follow Saturday night time as a part of a neighborhood relations challenge, and it’s unsure whether or not Martinez will likely be on the sector for that.
“We had a pair guys who had some publicity to [COVID-19] and needed to quarantine all through this level,” Decide advised reporters final week initially of coaching camp. “Some guys who had some points this summer season, I’m not going to enter specifics.”
Martinez, who had a powerful 2020 season, was amongst these gamers coping with lingering points together with rookie receiver Kadarius Toney, who stays on the record.
One participant who’s not able to follow fairly but is linebacker Lorenzo Carter, who missed numerous final season with an Achilles damage, which in keeping with Decide isn’t associated to the difficulty he’s coping with now.
With Martinez in “ramp-up” mode, Carter additionally being eased again and Reggie Ragland on the non-football damage (NFI) record, the Giants, skinny at linebacker, introduced Saturday that they signed veteran inside linebacker Todd Davis.