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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 Evening Report
- Daily News Morning Report
- Daily News Evening Report
- Newsday Morning Report
- Newsday Evening Report
Injury Update: Not practicing yesterday in either practice were DT Rocky Bernard (hamstring/shoulder), DT Fred Robbins (knee), and LB Michael Boley (hip).
OG Rich Seubert (shoulder) was limited to individual drills. “He’s a little stronger today,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “He did individual. Hopefully he’ll be ready by the weekend.”
DT Barry Cofield (knee) sat out the morning practice, but practiced in the evening. DE Osi Umenyiora (knee) was limited to individual drills in the morning, but practiced fully in the evening.
DE Justin Tuck (foot) 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 yesterday’s media Q&A sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:
- WR Ramses Barden (Video)
- TE Kevin Boss (Video)
- OC Shaun O’Hara (Video)
- OT David Diehl (Video)
- DE Justin Tuck (Video)
- LB Bryan Kehl (Video)
- CB Aaron Ross (Video)
- S Vince Anderson (Video)
Giants.com Video from Training Camp:
Articles on Quarterback Eli Manning:
- Giants Say Eli’s Worth Every Penny by Vinny DiTrani of The Bergen Record
- Giants See the Value of a New Manning Deal by Joe LaPointe of The New York Times
Article on Defensive End Mathias Kiwanuka: Backup role hurts pride of Giants’ Kiwanuka by Tom Rock of Newsday
Article on Defensive Tackle Jay Alford: NY Giants Defensive Tackle Jay Alford Improving Under Mentoring of Osi Umenyiora by Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger
Article on Safety Kenny Phillips: Impact Safety by Michael Eisen of Giants.com
Article on Safety Vince Anderson: Vince Anderson by Tom Rock of Newsday
Notes and Quotes: The training camp practice schedule is available in the Training Camp section of the website.
Coughlin on HB Ahmad Bradshaw: “I think he’s been real steady…He had a nice spring, his attitude was great and the same thing is going on here. We expect him to continue to improve and be a guy that surprises a lot of people even in terms of his ability to pick up the blitz.”
Coughlin on WR Steve Smith: “Steve has had a good camp. I know he’s had one practice that wasn’t as good as the others, but day in and day he gives you a good day’s work. You can count on Steve – he’s reliable and dependable. He also has mental toughness. Even when things aren’t going his way, he’ll come right back and work just as hard and doesn’t get discouraged.”
LT David Diehl on practicing against DE Osi Umenyiora: “He hasn’t lost a step. He’s coming hard – it’s awesome, I love it. Being able to come out there and practice against a premier pass rusher day-in and day-out and compete only makes you a better football player. When you play against a guy like that, you’re not going to win every battle. I love the pressure of doing that. Nobody writes, ‘David Diehl blocked Osi,’ they write, ‘Osi beat Dave Diehl on this play.’ That’s fine by me. I’m getting better as I’m playing up against him.”
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