August 9, 2009 New York Giants Training Camp Reports: The following are brief practice reports provided by the NY/NJ beat writers who cover the Giants:
Fred Robbins Activated Off of the PUP: DT Fred Robbins, who is recovering from microscopic knee surgery, was activated off of the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) List yesterday. He also practiced on a limited basis, participating in individual drills.
“Well he’s been doing a little individual work, and he’s going to start doing a little bit with the team (drills),” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “He’s got to keep up with the conditioning and all of that other stuff too…He’s supposed to be able to do some (team drills on Monday). Anything we get from him will be good.”
Injury Update: As mentioned above, DT Fred Robbins (knee) practiced on a limited basis.
Not practicing yesterday were QB David Carr (arm), WR Hakeem Nicks (hamstring), WR Steve Smith (knee swelling), OC Shaun O’Hara (triceps), OG Kevin Boothe (pectoral muscle), OL Cliff Louis (ankle), DT Chris Canty (hamstring), DT Rocky Bernard (hamstring), LB Michael Boley (hip), CB Corey Webster (hip flexor), and S Sha’reff Rashad (hamstring).
“Carr is fine,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “He’s good to go. He had a (triceps) strain.”
“Steve (Smith) fell on his knee last night and it swelled up a little bit,” said Coughlin. “As soon as the swelling goes down, he’ll be okay.”
“(Louis has a) lateral ankle, which is a good thing,” said Coughlin. “He has had his ankle rolled before, so it usually takes a day or so. Once the swelling goes down, he should be pretty much ready to go…He was very lucky…not only him, but we were, too.”
“Webster had a little hip flexor that was bothering him (Sunday) morning,” said Coughlin. “Hopefully he’s not going to be out for too long.”
CB Aaron Ross left practice early with his thigh wrapped.
WR David Tyree (groin), OG Rich Seubert (shoulder), DE Osi Umenyiora (knee), DE/DT Justin Tuck (foot), and DT Barry Cofield (knee) practiced.
Article on HB Ahmad Bradshaw: Running Back Ahmad Bradshaw Hopes to Be Weapon in Giants’ Passing Game by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News
Article on DT Jay Alford: Unheralded Giant Alford Makes Splash on D-Line by Tom Rock of Newsday
Articles on LB Bryan Kehl:
- NY Giants’ Bryan Kehl Working on Developing a Mean Streak by Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger
- Giants’ LB Gets Physical by Vinny DiTrani of The Bergen Record
Quotes: The Giants practiced a 5-1-5 nickel defensive lineup yesterday that had Justin Tuck playing nose tackle. “There’s more to come because we have other guys who haven’t been practicing,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “We’re just trying to create different things for teams to deal with. With Osi (Umenyiora) back, it will make us even more flexible. Justin Tuck has also been up and down, outside and inside. We’re just getting started playing around with that kind of stuff.”