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  • Giants' Deonte Banks: Officially out

    Banks (shoulder) will not play in Sunday's matchup with the Eagles, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. No surprise here, as Banks was deemed doubtful prior to the game. With the Giants being out of playoff contention, this news means his season is over. In his absence, Nick McCloud and Tre Hawkins are candidates to replace him at cornerback opposite Adoree' Jackson.
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  • Giants' Deonte Banks: Likely missing Week 18

    Banks (shoulder) is listed as doubtful ahead of Sunday's game against the Eagles, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. Despite a week of limited practice sessions, Banks is expected to miss his second consecutive game in Week 18 as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury. Tre Hawkins and Nick McCloud would likely see more work in the Giants' secondary if Banks doesn't suit up Sunday.
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  • Giants' Deonte Banks: Out against Rams

    Banks (shoulder) will not play in Sunday's matchup with the Rams, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. Banks injured his shoulder in last week's 24-6 loss to the Saints and ultimately drew a questionable designation prior to Week 17. It turns out he has not been able to recover in time, so Tre Hawkins and Cor'Dale Flott are now candidates to see increased snaps in the Giants' secondary as a result.
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  • Giants' Deonte Banks: Limited Thursday

    Banks (shoulder) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports. Banks sustained a shoulder injury during the Giants' Week 16 loss to the Eagles, and after beginning the team's week of practice with an estimated DNP, he upgraded to a limited session Thursday. Unless the rookie cornerback is able to practice in full Friday, he'll likely carry an injury designation into the weekend.
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  • Giants' Deonte Banks: Still nursing shoulder injury

    Banks (shoulder) did not participate at the Giants' walkthrough practice Wednesday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. Banks picked up a shoulder issue during Monday's loss at Philadelphia, and it's now holding him out of practice to start the new week. Unless he can practice in some capacity Thursday or Friday, he probably won't play Sunday.
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  • Giants' Deonte Banks: Racks up career-high 12 stops

    Banks recorded 12 tackles (nine solo) and deflected a pass Monday in a 24-22 win against the Packers. Banks hadn't notched more than seven stops in any of his 12 career contests prior to Monday, but he emerged as the Giants' leading tackler in the upset win against Green Bay. Half of his stops came in the fourth quarter as New York did just enough to notch its third straight victory. Banks has held a starting role throughout the campaign and has tallied 55 tackles (44 solo) along with 11 defensed passes, including two interceptions.
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  • Giants' Deonte Banks: Logs second pick

    Banks recorded four tackles (three solo), a pass deflection and an interception during the Giants' 10-7 win over the Patriots on Sunday. Banks was one of three Giants players to snag an interception Sunday, as he picked off Mac Jones in the first quarter. The rookie first-round pick now has two interceptions and 43 tackles (35 solo) through 12 games this season.
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  • Giants' Deonte Banks: Uncertain to return

    Banks is questionable to return to Sundays' contest in Dallas due to an ankle injury, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. There is no word on the severity of Banks' ankle issue, but his status for the remainder of the game is uncertain. Cor'Dale Flott (shoulder) is also questionable, leaving Tre Hawkins and Darnay Holmes as the lone healthy cornerbacks on New York's roster for the time being.
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  • Giants' Deonte Banks: Exits with injury Thursday

    Banks is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the 49ers with an arm injury, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Banks logged two solo tackles before he was forced out due to this injury, which has left his availability for the second half up in the air. With the rookie first-round pick sidelined for the time being, Adoree' Jackson and Darnay Holmes will have to step up into bigger roles opposite Tre Hawkins.
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  • Giants' Deonte Banks: Looking good to go Sunday

    Banks (calf) was a full participant at practice Friday ahead of Sunday's game at Arizona. After exiting early from the Giants' 40-0 loss versus Dallas in Week 1 with cramping, it appears Banks will be ready to suit up for Week 2. His unit as a whole should have an easier go of it Sunday against a bad Cardinals passing offense.
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  • Giants' Deonte Banks: Tending to calf injury

    Banks (calf) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday ahead of Sunday's game at the Cardinals, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports. Banks reportedly left the Giants' Week 1 loss to the Cowboys prematurely due to cramping, which is likely related to the calf issue. Before departing the 40-0 loss to Dallas, Banks played 23 snaps and recorded one tackle and two pass breakups.
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