BBI “Giant of the Year” Ceremony: The annual ceremony awarding the “BBI Giant of the Year” trophy was held in Albany at training camp after practice yesterday. WR Steve Smith was 2009 winner of the award, voted on by BBI membership. The trophy was paid for by contributions from BBI members.
Video of the ceremony and a list of previous award winners is available in the BBI Giant of the Year section of the website.
For a written overview of this year’s presentation and the pizza party that followed, please see this overview in The Corner Forum.
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Training Camp Reports: The following media sources have provided training camp reports of yesterday’s practice:
- Star-Ledger (Afternoon Practice)
- Daily News (Afternoon Practice)
- Inside Football (Afternoon Practice)
Injury Report – Seubert Has Broken Hand; Smith Will Undergo MRI on Groin Injury: The Giants revealed yesterday that LG Rich Seubert has a fractured left hand. Seubert will be re-evaluated today at which time it will be determined how much time he will likely miss.
Coughlin said the Giants have to be careful not to rush Seubert back. “‘Oh yeah, broken hand, you just tape it up, put a cast on and you go play with it,’ but they don’t do that today,” said Coughlin. “If the metacarpal twists, they have to do surgery and put a pin in it and then you could be out for six weeks. They have to be very careful with that. If they go light early, if they just allow that thing to heal a little bit for a couple weeks to the point where they don’t think that’s the risk and they put a cast on it, then the guy can usually play. The last few times that this has happened, and anything that I have been involved in, they have always done this, so we’re not going to let him go right back out.”
In addition to Seubert, WR Steve Smith left practice early with a groin injury. He will undergo an MRI in order to determine the severity of the injury. “I made a normal move and I just heard it kind of grab,” Smith said.
TE Jake Ballard (hamstring) also left practice early. OL Rueben Riley (knee – MCL according to Coughlin) was injured on the last play of practice. WR Duke Calhoun (unknown injury) left practice but returned.
In addition to Seubert, not practicing yesterday were TE Kevin Boss (ankle), H-Back Travis Beckum (hamstring), OC Shaun O’Hara (ankle), S Deon Grant (groin), S Kenny Phillips (PUP – knee), and OG Kevin Boothe (PUP – chest).
WR Mario Manningham (groin) returned to practice.
Phillips to Return to Practice on Monday: The Giants expect S Kenny Phillips (knee) to return to practice on Monday. Phillips has not played or practiced since the game in Dallas in week two of last season. He is currently on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) List.
Roster Moves: The Giants waived WR Adam Jennings yesterday. To fill his roster spot, the team signed WR Nyan Boateng, who tried out with the Giants at their rookie mini-camp but was not signed at that time.
Giants.com Video from Training Camp:
Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Friday Press Conference: The video of yesterday’s press conference with Head Coach Tom Coughlin is available at Giants.com.
Player Media Q&A’s: Transcripts and video clips of yesterday’s media Q&A’s with the following players are available at Giants.com:
- WR Derek Hagan (Video)
Article on the 2010 Giants and the Search for Leadership: GM Jerry Reese Needs Leaders on Giants by Tara Sullivan of The Bergen Record
Article on WR Derek Hagan: Hagan a Surprise at Giants Camp by Tom Canavan of The Associated Press
Article on WR Sinorice Moss: Positive Attitude by Michael Eisen of Giants.com
Article on OC Adam Koets: With Two Linemen Injured, Adam Koets Gets His Chance At Center For The Giants by Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger
Article on DT Chris Canty: Canty Hoping for Big Second Year With Giants by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post
Article on the Giants and What They Wear: Dress Code? Camp Allows Giants to Try a New Look by Mark Viera of The New York Times
Notes: There are two practices today: one in the morning and one in the evening. For details, check out the camp schedule in the Training Camp section of the website.