It happened on Tuesday, something Wan’Dale Robinson hadn’t experienced since last November.
“Maybe[security guard Xavier McKinney]got me,” Robinson said. “I took a traversal route and I was just boom, flat on my back and like, ‘This feels normal again.’ ”
Normal is good for Robinson, less than nine months after undergoing reconstructive surgery to repair his right ACL.
He was activated last week on the physically unable to perform list because the Giants believe he will be ready to play before the four games he would have missed had he started the season with PUP.
He was a limited participant Wednesday in practice.
“If I say something they’ll listen to me, but right now they let me work as much as I want,” Robinson said.
The short, fast receiver, a second-round pick in 2022, played just six games as a rookie and had 23 receptions for 227 yards and a touchdown.
The Giants have big plans for him in Year 2. Robinson said he believes he’s ready to kick off his second NFL season with his teammates on Sunday night in the season opener against the Cowboys.
“Yeah, that’s definitely what I want to do,” Robinson said.
The Giants could choose to wait another week before giving Robinson the green light.
“No, it wouldn’t be the end of the (world),” he said of his game one exclusion. “I know technically I won’t even be nine months old when we play on Sunday. I know they have a plan for me and I know they do everything for a reason. I trust the process and every time I’m back, I’m back.
After being sent to the field with his first real contract of the summer, Robinson said his first thought was, “I needed this. He then heard Saquon Barkley yell, “Hey, you needed that over there.” Barkley suffered. a torn ACL early in his third season with the Giants.
Head coach Brian Daboll said Robinson has looked “good” and “fast” since returning to the field.
Daboll, in two words, expressed what any NFL coach wants to proclaim at this time of year.
As the players entered the pitch, Daboll said: “Everyone is training.” When asked about specific players, Daboll added: “Everyone is everyone. »
Yes, the Giants are healthy and heading into their season opener.
“It’s nice to really have everyone here,” Daboll said. “The guys worked hard, the coaching staff worked hard. Now we’ll see where some of them are, but it’s good to have them all here.
Robinson was one of seven players listed as restricted participants in training.
The others were RB Gary Brightwell (knee), LB Cam Brown (ankle), TE Lawrence Cager (ankle), DL DJ Davidson (knee). CB Cor’Dale Flott (hamstrings) and S Gervarrius Owens (hamstrings).
Former Giants WR Kenny Golladay practiced Wednesday with the Jets, according to NFL Network.
It was a preview, and the Jets have no plans to sign Golladay at this time.
Golladay was a failure in his two seasons with the Giants, with just 43 receptions for 602 yards and a touchdown in 26 games.