Giants backup QB Tyrod Taylor carted off field with back injury vs. Jets

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A rough first half injury-wise for the Giants in their final dress rehearsal, as they lost Tyrod Taylor to a back injury and both tight end Daniel Bellinger and defensive lineman Jalyn Holmes to concussion protocol.

Taylor was rolling to his right on a play late in the first quarter when he was hit hard by rookie defensive end Micheal Clemons. Taylor completed the pass to Bellinger for a long gain, but laid on the turf writhing in pain for a moment:

He jogged to the sideline under his own power, and then was carted back to the locker room for further evaluation.

Taylor was replaced by Davis Webb, who spent last season on Buffalo’s practice squad and would likely be the backup to Daniel Jones if Taylor is sidelined for any length of time heading into the regular season.

Bellinger and Holmes were both taken off the field to be evaluated for concussions in the second quarter. Bellinger, who had three catches for 37 yards on the day, is expected to be the Giants’ starting tight end after Ricky Seals-Jones went to IR and Jordan Akins was released; without him, Chris Myarick, rookie Austin Allen, and recent signee Taylor Hudson remain on the depth chart.

Holmes, who had one tackle on the day, is battling for one of the reserve defensive line spots on the 53-man roster.

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