Jul 292007

DE Simeon Rice to Visit Giants on Monday: According to The Daily News and The NFL Network, DE Simeon Rice, who was recently waived by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will visit the Giants on Monday. Rice, who is coming off of a shoulder injury that caused him to miss half the 2006 season, recently failed a physical with the Buccaneers. Rice said he will need at least three more weeks to rehabilitate his shoulder. The Titans are also reportedly interested in Rice.

The Star-Ledger is also reporting that the Giants have some interest in DE Marcellus Wiley, who has played 10 years in the league, the last two in Jacksonville.

Injury Report: DE Justin Tuck (foot) and CB Corey Webster (hip) did not practice in the morning, but did practice in the afternoon. DE Osi Umenyiora (hip), WR Amani Toomer (knee), WR Plaxico Burress (ankle) practiced in the morning, but did not practice in the afternoon. All five of these players are coming off injuries and were expected to be limited early in camp.

CB Kevin Dockery banged his head hard on the ground in the morning practice and did not practice in the afternoon.

Notes and Quotes: James Butler practiced with the first-team defense at strong safety with Gibril Wilson moving over to first-team free safety. Will Demps, who was the starting free safety last year, practiced with the second unit. “As a competitor and being a starter my whole career, of course it is going to tick you off,” Demps said. “But I have to sit back and compete and understand I am a team player, whatever they want.”

William Joseph is currently the starter at left defensive end with Michael Strahan holding out and Justin Tuck still on the mend.

First rounder Aaron Ross is the second-team left corner.

Players and team personnel are wearing bright blue T-shirts imprinted with the words “Talk is cheap. Play the game.”

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