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New BBI Viewpoints Article: The Outsider’s Report (TOSR): Special Pre-Game Speech Comparison Edition by Daniel in MI for BigBlueInteractive.com in the Viewpoints section of the website.
Giants Waive Three Players, Including WR Michael Jennings: The Giants have waived/injured WR Michael Jennings (Achilles’ tendon) and DE Charrod Taylor (foot). The team also waived OT Dan Parrish.
The Star-Ledger and The Daily News are reporting that Jennings may be placed on Injured Reserve after he clears waivers. In fact, Jennings is listed on Injured Reserve on the roster page at Giants.com.
Giants Add Three Players: The Giants were awarded WR Will Buchanon off of waivers from the Oakland Raiders. The team also signed S/KR J.R. Reed and OC Nick Jones.
Because of these moves, we have updated the Roster Analysis (scouting reports on Buchanon, Reed, and Jones), Roster, and Depth Chart sections of the website.
Injury Update – WR Plaxico Burress Returns to Practice: WR Plaxico Burress (ankle) returned to practice yesterday. WR Steve Smith (concussion) also practiced.
“This is probably the best I’m going to feel at this point, so I’m going to go out and give it a push,” Burress said. “It’s going to be sore for a while, it’s going to be something I’m going to have to fight through…I’ve got a lot of hard work ahead of me because I’ve missed going into three weeks.”
“(Smith) was cleared (Tuesday) morning and I wanted to make sure he just kept his head out of practice and he did,” said Coughlin. “But he went right back in there, he just jumped right back in and kept going. It was good to have him out there.”
Missing practice yesterday were TE Jeremy Shockey (sore hamstring), WR Sinorice Moss (ankle), CB Sam Madison (hamstring), S Will Demps (elbow), S Michael Stone (hip), DT Jonas Seawright (concussion), OC Grey Ruegamer (ankle), OC Todd Londot (ankle), LB Gerris Wilkinson (knee), LB Barry Robertson (knee), and LS Ryan Kuehl (calf).
Madison said his hamstring pull is not as severe as the one that cost him four games last year, but he said he is not sure when he will return.
Regarding Shockey, Coughlin said, “I dont have an exact time or anything (when he will return). I am not sure. Hopefully as soon as possible.”
“(Sinorice) Moss has got the ankle sprain and I was hoping today, but now they are saying Thursday, maybe and not until then,” said Coughlin.
Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Tuesday Press Conference: The transcript of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s press conference from yesterday is available at Giants.com. The video of the media session is also available.
Media Q&A With Quarterbacks Coach Chris Palmer: The transcript of the media Q&A session with Quarterbacks Coach Chris Palmer is available at Giants.com.
Media Q&A With Wide Receivers Mike Sullivan: The transcript of the media Q&A session with Wide Receivers Coach Mike Sullivan is available at Giants.com. The video of the media session is also available.
Video of the Media Q&A Sessions With Various Players: The video of the media Q&A sessions with the following players is available at Giants.com:
Articles on QB Eli Manning and Former Giant Tiki Barber:
Article on QB Eli Manning: Eli Can Still Be the Man in NY by Rick Gosselein of The Dallas Morning News
Article on CB Corey Webster: Webster Gives Giants a Healthy Option by Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger
Article on the Giants Running Back Competition: Backfield Competition by Adam Streicher of Giants.com