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Team Div Overall
4-2-0 14-3-0
4-2-0 12-5-0
1-4-1 9-7-1
2-3-1 8-8-1

2022 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Forced Fumbles
Regular Season 44 0 0 1 1.0
Post Season 16 0 0 1 1.0

Top Xavier McKinney News

  • Giants' Xavier McKinney: Plagued by injury in third campaign

    McKinney played in nine games during the regular season, totaling 45 tackles (29 solo), including one sack. He added five defended passes and a forced fumble.

    McKinney played every defensive snap for the Giants from Week 1 to Week 8 before injuring his left hand while on vacation in Mexico during New York's bye. The issue kept the third-year safety out of action until Week 17, when he played 83 percent of the team's defensive snaps and racked up seven tackles against the Colts. Despite the lengthy absence, McKinney's role as a starter upon his return was never in question, and as part of the Giants' young core, he will be looking for a contract extension with the final year of his rookie deal coming next season.

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  • Giants' Xavier McKinney: Prominent role in return

    McKinney recorded seven tackles (four solo) and a pass defended on 46 defensive snaps in Sunday's 38-10 win over Indianapolis.

    McKinney logged his second-most tackles in a game during his first game back from his seven-game absence while on the reserve/NFI list with a hand injury. The third-year safety only played 83 percent of defensive snaps, though he still saw the third-highest playing time of Giants defenders during this lopsided victory. However, this was the first time he has not logged a special-teams snap this season, so it's possible the team still wanted to bring him back slowly after being activated Saturday. McKinney has now accumulated 45 tackles, one sack and five passes defended over nine games this season, and he should retain a prominent role heading into the playoffs.

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  • Giants' Xavier McKinney: Likely to return Sunday

    The Giants activated McKinney (hand) from the reserve/non-football injury list ahead of Sunday's game against Indianapolis, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.

    McKinney hurt his left hand in an ATV accident during the Giants' bye week and hasn't seen game action since Week 8. Coach Brian Daboll indicated earlier this week that McKinney wasn't likely to return to action against the Colts, but the safety was designated to return to practice Thursday and has now been activated just two days later. McKinney logged 100 percent of New York's defensive snaps in his eight games so far this season, but he could be on a snap count Sunday given the length of his absence.

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  • Giants' Xavier McKinney: Practice window begins

    The Giants announced Thursday that McKinney (hand) has been designated for a return to practice from the reserve/non-football injury list, Jordan Raanan of reports.

    Coach Brian Daboll said Monday he doesn't expect McKinney to return in time for Sunday's contest against the Colts, but it's encouraging to see the safety at least resume practicing. New York will have a 21-day window to evaluate McKinney's health, and he can be fully activated at any point during that stretch.

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  • Giants' Xavier McKinney: Week 17 return unlikely

    Head coach Brian Daboll said Monday that McKinney's (hand) status hasn't changed, meaning he likely won't be activated from the reserve/non-football injury list prior to the Week 17 matchup against the Colts, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

    McKinney is now in line to miss an eighth consecutive game come New Year's Day, as he's been working his way back from the hand injury he sustained in an ATV accident while vacationing back in November. Julian Love and Jason Pinnock should continue operating as the Giants' starting safeties for the time being, while Tony Jefferson is slated to handle rotational secondary snaps.

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  • Giants' Xavier McKinney: Won't be activated for Week 16

    McKinney (hand) is not expected to be activated for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Jordan Raanan of reports.

    The Giants reportedly still hope McKinney plays again before the end of the regular season, though he will only have two such opportunities after the conclusion of Saturday's contest against Minnesota. The 23-year-old safety continues to work his way back from a hand injury suffered in an ATV action while vacationing back in November, and he remains on the reserve/non-football injury list.

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  • Giants' Xavier McKinney: Not expected to play Sunday

    Coach Brian Daboll said McKinney (hand) won't practice Wednesday and isn't expected to play Sunday against Washington, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.

    McKinney, who sustained a hand injury during an ATV accident while on vacation in November, remains on the reserve/non-football injury list and will likely miss a sixth straight game. The 23-year-old safety is still expected to return this season, but the Giants have only three regular-season games left following Sunday's divisional showdown against the Commanders.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 201 lbs
Birthplace: Roswell, GA
Age: 24
School: Alabama
Experience: 4