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Players Report to Training Camp: All of the Giants players reported to training camp yesterday.
The Giants canceled yesterday’s scheduled conditioning test. “Because of the rains, the fields are all soaked,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “We were going to do some tempo running on the track rather than our normal conditioning test on the field. I did not want to tear up the fields or have guys pulling or straining muscles on a slippery field, but when we still had heavy rain at 12:30, I decided that we would just meet this afternoon. I am pleased with how the players showed up. We had just one player show up overweight, and that was by two pounds.”
Media Q&A player transcripts and/or videos are available at Giants.com:
- QB Eli Manning (Video)
- HB Brandon Jacobs (Video)
- WR David Tyree (Video)
- TE Kevin Boss (Video)
- LT David Diehl (Video)
- OC Shaun O’Hara (Video)
- DE/DT Justin Tuck (Video)
- LB Danny Clark (Video – Giants Insider)
Injury Report – Tyree, Wilkinson, Carr, and Palmer Placed on Injury Lists: Though there was no practice yesterday, the Giants released their first injury report.
WR Plaxico Burress (ankle), DE Osi Umenyiora (hip), LB/DE Mathias Kiwanuka (leg), LB Danny Clark (sports hernia), LB Zak DeOssie (back), and CB Sam Madison (sports hernia) will all be practicing only once per day to start camp.
QB David Carr (foot sprain), WR David Tyree (knee), LB Gerris Wilkinson (knee), and OL Jonathan Palmer (quad strain) will not be ready to practice. Tyree, Wilkinson, and Palmer were placed on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) List. Carr was placed on the Non-Football Injury (NFI) List.
“I’m definitely not where I want to be,” Tyree said. “I would be lying if I said I am ready to get out there and be running with the team. So, I am not where I want to be but I am definitely on time and on schedule as far as the rehab process and that is what’s got me excited.”
“Gerris has soreness in his kneecap,” said Coughlin. “He dislocated his kneecap in camp last year, and the soreness he is experiencing now is connected to that injury, so we have to wait and see on him. David Carr strained his foot working out last week, and again, we are in a wait and see mode with him.”
“Our injury situation going into camp is pretty much what we expected, but it puts a greater premium on practicing efficiently and smartly as we start working, given the roster size (80 players),” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin.
Jacobs Says He Won’t Continue Negotiations With Giants: HB Brandon Jacobs, who is currently scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason, says he will not continue contract negotiations with the team now that training camp has started. “I’m done. I’m finished doing it,” Jacobs said. “It’s camp time. I don’t want to be talking about negotiations or talking to my agent back and forth every chance I got. It’s camp time. I’m focused. A lot of people, I guess, still want me to prove that I can play 16 games. Why would I sign a deal that’s not fair rather than just play 16 games and prove myself and go through it in March?”
“Oh, I’m fine at playing at what I’m making this year,” said Jacobs. “I don’t have a problem at all with going out, playing at my salary and hitting the (free agent) market.”
“Yes, it is a very motivating thing for me that I will get the chance to go out and play in the last year of my contract,” Jacobs said. “Not that I want to do it, because this is where I want to be, no doubt about it. I would love to stay here and play here. It’s just that we’ve got a lot of guys. And I understand where they’re coming from. Why pay one when you’ve got three that are really producing?”
Giants Trying to Trade Sinorice Moss?: There is a report in the Miami Sun-Sentinel that says the Giants have been trying to trade WR Sinorice Moss all summer.
Article on Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Coughlin Uses Memorable Sayings to Motivate Giants by Bob Glauber of Newsday
Article on the 2008 Giants: One Ring Not Enough for Manning’s Crew by Steve Serby of The New York Post
Article on TE Kevin Boss: Time to Step Up by Michael Eisen of Giants.com
Q&A With Bob Papa: 5 Questions For…Bob Papa by Justin Terranova of The New York Post
Notes: Former Giants’ quarterback Jared Lorenzen has signed with the Indianapolis Colts.