The Giants' first-team offense is primed to play into the second quarter of their preseason matchup against the Cleveland Browns Monday night, per ESPN's Jordan Raanan.
Starters like QB Eli Manning and WR Odell Beckham Jr. were in full pads on the sideline in the Giants' opener against the Steelers, but they didn't see any reps on the field. Monday night should be the exact opposite as the offense looks to get their first plays in of the season.
"We'd like to give [Manning] a good chunk of playing time, into the second quarter," head coach Ben McAdoo said. "We'll take a look at it as it goes."
Last year, Manning only played a series in the second quarter before he was watching from the sideline in the second preseason game against the Bills. Beckham was in during the whole first quarter, but didn't see any time after that.
As for who will replace Manning and get more reps in general, McAdoo isn't going to favor his rookies to get them used to the NFL. It all comes down to those who are battling for a position.
"We play some guys a little longer than other guys," McAdoo said. "But basically the guys that are fighting for guys, you want to give them an opportunity to earn the job. Age doesn't matter."
With the Giants playing three games in 11 days starting Monday, McAdoo is hoping to see production on both sides of the ball.
"We want to stack some successes with the way game management went last week. We had 11 guys on the field each play, and that is easier said than done in the first preseason game," McAdoo said. "Just keep continuing to build. Go [from] good to great on defense. Offense be more productive. We're going to have everyone in the mix there."
Those not expected to play are WR Darius Powe (hamstring), WR Dwayne Harris (upper body), and linebackers J.T. Thomas (knee), Mark Herzlich (stinger), and Keenan Robinson (concussion).