Jul 302007

July 29, 2007 New York Giants Injury Report: WR Plaxico Burress (ankle), WR Amani Toomer (knee), DE Justin Tuck (foot), and CB Corey Webster (hip) did not practice in the morning, but practiced in the afternoon. DE Osi Umenyiora (hip) practiced in the morning, but not the afternoon. As expected, all five players have been limited to one practice per day.

CB Kevin Dockery (head) did not practice after being hurt in practice yesterday. “He came back today and tried to go but he had some trouble,” Head Coach Tom Coughlin said. “Right now, he is the only one that we did not know about and the only non-schedule guy that will probably miss a little time.”

DE Simeon Rice Visit Postponed Until Tuesday; Update on DE Michael Strahan Holdout: Following up on yesterday’s “News and Notes” story regarding DE Simeon Rice, the defensive end’s visit to the Giants has been postponed until Tuesday. He will also take a physical for the Giants in Manhattan on Wednesday. As previously reported, Rice is coming off of an injury to his left shoulder that caused him to miss half of the 2006 NFL season.

“We’re very serious (about moving on),” said General Manager Jerry Reese regarding the interest in Rice with respect to DE Michael Strahan’s holdout. “We can’t sit on our hands waiting to see if the guy is ready to return. Do we want (Strahan) here? Sure. But if he wants to retire, we’ll wish him the best. We can win without him.”

Meanwhile, the Giants have been unable to connect with Strahan – a move that obviously appears intentional on Strahan’s part. “Hopefully this phone tag stuff will stop and we can talk to him and see what he wants to do,” said Reese. “It’s strange that we can’t get in touch with him at all.”

“We knew Michael was going to retire at some point,” Reese said. “We drafted a couple of defensive ends the last couple of years with that in mind. So we’re not panicking by any means. We have players who want to be here, who want to play, who want to win a championship. We’re focused on that…We’re getting things lined up for all of our options, whether he comes back or not. We don’t have a timetable in our heads, but we could make up our mind tomorrow and say, ‘This is enough. We’re moving on.’ Who knows? Time is ticking.”

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