On Sunday, the New York Giants captured their first win of the 2020 season in an ugly 20-19 game against the Washington Football Team. While they have been generally hapless this year, it is always a good feeling when a team nets their first win of the season though they were missing a notable member of their team in the effort. 2020 first-round pick Andrew Thomas was absent from the game and after it was revealed that he violated team rules. “I want to make clear this was not performance-based at all,” head coach Joe Judge said. “I’m not going to go too far into detail. What I will say is Andrew violated team policy. There was nothing disobedient, disrespectful or malicious in what he did, but he made a mistake and there are consequences for mistakes. We’ve got to make sure that we go ahead and handle that the right way. That being said, I thought Andrew did a really good job of accepting it, staying ready, performing when he got in the game. Matt, we always preach be ready to play, his number was called, and he was ready to go early and right away.”

Thomas was the fourth overall pick this year and considered the best tackle in the class. It is expected that he will be back playing for the team in their week seven Thursday Night Football matchup against their NFC East rivals the Philadelphia Eagles.

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