New York Giants Sign DE Marquies Gunn to Active Roster: The Giants have signed DE Marquies Gunn to the active roster. Gunn, who was with the Giants all through training camp and the preseason, had been on the Practice Squad.
New York Giants Add Linebacker to Practice Squad: The Giants have added LB Torrance Daniels to the Practice Squad. Daniels was signed by the Eagles as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2006 NFL Draft. Daniels spent time on both the Practice Squad and the active roster of the Eagles in 2006. He was released by the Eagles in early September 2007.
September 19, 2007 New York Giants Injury Report: WR Plaxico Burress (ankle) did not practice yesterday. “Hopefully, he will get to the point where he can go (on Thursday),” Head Coach Tom Coughlin said. “(It) still appears to be a little bit sore.”
Also not practicing were HB Brandon Jacobs (knee) and WR Steve Smith (scapula). Both have been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Redskins.
QB Jared Lorenzen (ankle) was limited in practice.
LB Gerris Wilkinson (knee) returned to practice on a full time basis for the first time since injuring his knee before the preseason even started. WR David Tyree (wrist) returned to practice for the first time since being injured in the preseason. CB Kevin Dockery (ankle), HB Ahmad Bradshaw (elbow), and LB Reggie Torbor (elbow) all practiced. as well.
Notes and Quotes: According to The Daily News, since he became head coach of the Giants in 2004, Tom Coughlin and the Giants have placed 47 players on season-ending Injured Reserve.
CB Sam Madison on CB Aaron Ross: “As far as the concepts and the route-running and picking up the schemes of the defense, I think he’s done a 360-degree turn. Coming from college, he pretty much had no knowledge of the press defense. He never played the slot. It’s been really tough. When you play nickel, it’s one of the toughest positions on the football field, because you have to cover from sideline-to-sideline. But I think he’s doing very well. He still has a lot to learn. But he’s picked it up faster than I expected him to.”
LB Gerris Wilkinson on his goals: “I would like to get back into the swing of things and help out this team as best I can. I would like to be a starter. That’s not against anybody who’s playing now. That was my focus coming into the year. The sooner I can help the team, the better.”