New York Giants head coach Joe Judge is benching his rookie left tackle, Andrew Thomas, for Sunday’s game against Washington.
Coming into Week 6, New York Giants left tackle Andrew Thomas was looking forward to accepting the challenge of stopping Chase Young. He had to wait for his opportunity to face off against the No. 2 pick.
ESPN’s Jordan Raanan reported shortly before kickoff that the Giants were benching Thomas in favor of fellow rookie Matt Peart. Raanan’s reporting was confirmed when the Giants took the field for the first time.
However, he started the second quarter for the Giants, and Raanan is reporting that the benching was not performance-related. That would seem to indicate that the decision to bench Thomas was discipline-related.
It’s still unclear exactly why Thomas started the game on the bench, but we should have more clarity when Joe Judge speaks to reporters after the game.
The Giants currently lead the Washington Football Team 13-10 at halftime.
Stay tuned to ESNY for updates on this developing story.
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