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Giants’ Beat Writer Practice Reports: The following are brief practice reports provided by the NY/NJ beat writers who cover the Giants:
- Star-Ledger Morning Report
- Star-Ledger Afternoon Report
- Daily News Morning Report
- Daily News Afternoon Report
- Newsday Morning Report
- Newsday Afternoon Report
Injury Report – Carr Practices: Not practicing yesterday were WR Plaxico Burress (ankle), LB Gerris Wilkinson (knee – PUP), WR David Tyree (knee – PUP), and OL Jonathan Palmer (quad – PUP).
It was revealed yesterday that Burress’ ankle injury is a new one. “It is the same ankle but not the same injury,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “The doctor said that he had some soreness and hopefully thought that by mid-week maybe (he might return)…He has a situation where he absolutely has to wear orthotics. He really has to wear them all the time. That’s really going to help and hopefully the soreness will be gone so he can work this week, I hope.”
“It is something I did a couple of weeks ago,” said Burress. “The team knew about it. I went down and saw the doctor in Carolina. My number one thing is to be healthy, that is the bottom line. It doesn’t have anything to do with contracts or anything like that. If that was the case, then I wouldn’t be here.”
“You know I am just trying to prevent what I went through last year,” said Burress. “For me, I don’t want to play at the same level that I played at last year. I want to be better and the only way for me to do that is to rest and get to be 100 percent and be healthy so I can go out and take my game to the next level.”
WR Mario Manningham left morning practice early with a quad injury and did not return in the evening. “He’s got some quad soreness and about halfway through the individual Ronnie (Barnes) said that he ought to be shut down,” said Coughlin. “I don’t know the extent of it. We will have to wait and see.”
QB David Carr (foot) passed his physical and was removed from the Non-Football Injury List. He practiced in the evening.
Not practicing in the morning were DE Osi Umenyiora (hip), CB Sam Madison (sports hernia), and LB Zak DeOssie (back), but all three practiced in the evening. LB Danny Clark (sports hernia) practiced in the morning, but not in the evening.
Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Post-Morning Practice Press Conference: The transcript of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s post-morning practice press conference from yesterday is available at Giants.com. The video of the press conference is also available.
Player Media Q&As: The transcripts and/or audio of the media Q&A with various players from yesterday are available at Giants.com:
- QB Andre Woodson (Video – Giants Insider)
- WR Plaxico Burress (Video)
- WR Amani Toomer (Video)
- RG Chris Snee (Video)
- OT Shane Olivea (Video)
- DE/LB Mathias Kiwanuka (Video)
- S Sammy Knight (Video)
Article on OT Shane Olivea: Giants’ Olivea Kicks Addiction and Starts Over by Tom Rock of Newsday