Azeez Ojulari is now ready to follow up his promising rookie season.
The Giants pass rusher returned to the practice field on Sunday after passing his physical and being activated from the non-football injury list, the team announced. Ojulari had been on the NFI list with a hamstring injury since camp opened on July 26.
Ojulari, a second-round draft pick by the Giants in 2021, turned out to be an excellent find for a team in need of pass-rushing help. The Georgia product set the franchise's rookie sack record with 8.0, leading the team in that category for 2021 and becoming the first Giants rookie to do so since sacks became an official statistic in 1982. Ojulari also compiled 49 tackles, 13 QB hits, eight tackles for loss and a forced fumble, appearing in all 17 games and earning 13 starts.
- WR Drake London (knee) isn't expected to be out for long. "Nothing that we're concerned with long term," Falcons coach Arthur Smith said Sunday. Smith added that London's availability for the remaining preseason games will be on a week to week basis. London sustained the injury during the Falcons' preseason win in Detroit.
- CB Trill Williams suffered a torn ACL in Saturday night's preseason win over the Bucs, NFL Network's Cameron Wolfe reports, per a source. Wolfe adds that the Dolphins will likely look into the cornerback market.
- QB Zach Wilson is on his way to Los Angeles for knee surgery, Robert Saleh told reporters Sunday. The Jets coach said the team should have a better grip on his timeline for recovery following the surgery. Wilson was diagnosed with a knee bruise and meniscus tear on Saturday after leaving the Jets' preseason opener due to injury. NFL Network Insider reports that Wilson's availability for Week 1 is in question.
- WR DeVonta Smith (groin) returned to the practice field on Sunday after being held out for precautionary reasons the past week.
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