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New York Giants center Jon Feliciano (heat exhaustion) out another ‘day or two’

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Aug 28, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills offensive guard Jon Feliciano (76) walks to the field prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
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New York Giants center Jon Feliciano missed practice again Monday due to issues related to heat exhaustion.

The 30-year-old initially suffered what coach Brian Daboll termed “heat and hydration” issues Thursday and has not been with the team since. But Daboll said Monday the veteran would rejoin the team soon enough.

“Day or two away,” Daboll said. “But he’ll be here this week.”

Daboll answered in the affirmative when asked if Feliciano needed intravenous treatment.

“Yeah, he’s taking care of himself. They’re working with him,” Daboll said. “He’ll be OK.”

Feliciano followed Daboll from the Buffalo Bills to the Giants, where he signed a one-year, $3.25 million contract as a free agent in March. A longtime guard for the then-Oakland Raiders (2015-18) and Bills (2019-21), Feliciano was picked up to play center in New York’s revamped offensive line.

With Feliciano sidelined, guard Shane Lemieux played some center during recent training camp practices.

“We want to try to create position flexibility for our front guys,” Daboll said. “And obviously with Jon out, you know with (guards) Ben (Bredeson) and Jamil (Douglas), we wanted to add Lemieux inside and get (guard Joshua) Ezeudu some work inside there with the ones against (defensive linemen) Leo (Williams) and Dexter (Lawrence) and guys like that.”

–Field Level Media