September 14, 2007 New York Giants Injury Report: Here is the latest:
QB Eli Manning (shoulder): Manning practiced yesterday and took half of the snaps with the first team. He is officially listed as “questionable” for the game against the Packers on Sunday.
“(Eli) took some snaps, you saw him,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “He threw the ball out there. He threw it pretty good. But we’ll see…He certainly didn’t (have problems throwing the football). He seemed to throw the ball pretty good. But that is not for me to judge. That’s for others. If you really watch closely, he did the smart thing. He loosened up pretty good and started to get into the velocity throws a little bit later on.”
“It was good to see him out there,” QB Jared Lorenzen said. “He was with us the whole time, he wasn’t doing soft toss on the side. He got a lot of reps, which is awesome. He took probably about half of (the reps) in everything. He threw some good balls. I think he can go out there and play…This is Eli Manning, he is going to go out there and play if at all possible. I would love to play, I think I am prepared to play, and I think all the guys are starting to believe in me. But this is Eli’s team. We are going to go as far as he can carry us.”
“He was throwing fade routes, nice hard slant routes,” said Lorenzen. “He made every throw that was out there to make. He made the tight throws when he needed to, and put some air under it when he didn’t.”
“He looked fine,” said WR Sinorice Moss. “Normal motion and everything. He wasn’t complaining about anything.”
According to Coughlin, the key to determining if Manning will play is how does he feel today after practicing yesterday. “How is he going to be (this) morning, and then what are the medical people going to say?”
DE Osi Umenyiora (knee): Umenyiora practiced yesterday and is officially listed as “probable” for the game against the Packers. “Osi practiced and appeared to do pretty well,” said Coughlin. “But we’ll see. These things are all based, of course, after they do work, how are they going to come back? ”
Umenyiora said he had “no idea” if he would play against the Packers. “When it first happened I thought I was going to be out for a while, but it doesn’t look like I am going to be out for that long right now,” said Umenyiora. “I feel pretty well. I feel actually all right.”
PK Lawrence Tynes (calf): Tynes practiced yesterday and is listed as “questionable” for the game. “I did everything (on Friday),” said Tynes. “I hit about 30 balls, so I went a little bit more than I would have on a (normal) Friday. I felt really good. I didn’t have any setbacks or limitations. I kicked off in the stadium; I kicked from 60 in the stadium. It feels really good. It feels actually pretty fresh having a couple of days off.”
FS Gibril Wilson (quad): Wilson fully practiced yesterday and is listed as “probable”.
LB/Long Snapper Zak DeOssie (back): DeOssie missed practice and is officially listed as “questionable” for the game against the Packers.. “After last night, he locked up,” said Coughlin. “His back was bothering him so we left him inside. And we are going to have to see.”
CB Kevin Dockery (ankle): Dockery did not practice all week and is “doubtful” for the game.
LB Gerris Wilkinson (knee): Wilkinson practiced fully and is listed as “questionable”.
HB Brandon Jacobs (knee): Jacobs did not practice all week and will not play against the Packers.
WR David Tyree (wrist): Tyree did not practice all week and will not play against the Packers.
Notes: There is speculation from a couple of media sources such as The Daily News and New York Times that Sam Madison and Corey Webster will start on Sunday, with R.W. McQuarters being moved back to nickel back.