Giants OT Nate Solder was a full participant in practice on Thursday, as he could be nearing a return from the concussion protocol.
Solder suffered a concussion during the team's Week 10 game against the Jets. He limped off the field and went into the medical tent on the sideline during the second quarter, while lineman Eric Smith made his NFL debut as Solder's replacement for the remainder of the game.
Solder was limited in participation in practice on Wednesday, and after fully practicing on Thursday, it's likely he'll be cleared from the concussion protocol on Friday. Thus, allowing him to play on Sunday when the Giants travel to play the Chicago Bears.
The Giants had a bye week during Week 11, allowing for Solder and other Giants players like Sterling Shepard (concussion) and Evan Engram (mid-foot sprain) to have more time to recover from their injuries.
Solder has started all 26 games since joining the Giants prior to the 2018 season. He signed a four-year, $62 million contract with the Giants after playing with the New England Patriots from 2011 to 2017.