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BigBlueInteractive.com Training Camp Reports: To see the latest BBI training camp reports, please visit the Training Camp section of the website.
Additional Training Camp Reports: The following media sources have also provided training camp reports:
- Star-Ledger (Morning Practice)
- Star-Ledger (Evening Practice)
- Inside Football (Morning Practice)
- Inside Football (Evening Practice)
Giants.com Video from Training Camp:
Injury Report – Kenny Phillips Returns: Safety Kenny Phillips (knee), who has not practiced or played football since week two of the 2009 NFL season, returned to the field yesterday for the morning practice. As expected, as he will be limited to one practice per day, he did not practice in the evening.
“Feed him back in slow, real slow,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin of Phillips. “But we had him out there, which was good and gave him a couple of snaps on each drill, it’s good…He did OK. He hit the ground once, which was good…He’ll go (on Tuesday), same kind of thing, just ease him back. I didn’t want more than about half individual and I didn’t want any more than about two plays per period so he probably had twelve plays and the individual…If we can get through a couple of days here, we’ll do some more with him.”
“It was really interesting seeing him back there because of the fact that it’s been so long, it’s been a year,” said Safeties Coach David Merritt. “Then to see the kid move, I was impressed. I made a conscious effort to make sure to keep my eyes on him and watch his movement. He slipped one time and I was actually happy to see that, to see his response to come back from that slip, that was really nice.”
“It felt great,” said Phillips. “It felt real good. I was really looking forward to it. It’s been almost eleven, twelve months since I’ve played football and it felt real good to be back out there with my teammates.”
More good news – OC Shaun O’Hara (ankle), H-Back Travis Beckum (hamstring), and TE Jake Ballard (hamstring), and S Deon Grant (groin) also returned to practice. O’Hara had been out since the first day of camp. Beckum did not practice in the evening however.
Not practicing yesterday in either practice were WR Steve Smith (groin), WR Sinorice Moss (groin), LG Rich Seubert (hand), OG Kevin Boothe (PUP – chest), and TE Kevin Boss (ankle/hamstring).
Boss is apparently dealing with two injuries. “It’s not just the ankle,” said Coughlin. “As (Boss) was going through the ankle, he got sore with the hamstring so I think it’s more the hamstring now.”
“We’re trying to be smart about both,” Boss said. “You don’t want to push it too hard and lose time and work backwards. But yeah, the hammy has become a bit of an issue, but it’s just right now it’s trying to be smart about it and not move along too fast and injure it more.”
Seubert hopes to return to practice soon. “They think I can put a cast on there and maybe try to go out and practice as long as it doesn’t bother me too much,” Seubert said. “The risk factor of having surgery goes down every day I rest it. We’ll just see how it feels. I’ll see if I can get out there this week. I want to get out there and start moving around again and cast it up and at least be out there with the guys and get my footwork and just go through drills and see how it feels…(The pain is) still there. It’s a broken bone, so it’s going to hurt for awhile. I’m not worried about the pain. I’m just worried about not doing anything worse to it than it is already. I don’t want it to shift. I don’t want it to turn and put a pin in it – then I’m out.”
Not practicing in the morning were WR Hakeem Nicks (toe/knee), DE Osi Umenyiora (hip), and LB Keith Bulluck (knee). All three practiced in the evening.
Assistant Coach Media Q&A’s: The following assistant coaches addressed the media yesterday:
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:
- HB Brandon Jacobs (Video)
- OC Shaun O’Hara (Video)
- S Antrel Rolle (Video)
- S Kenny Phillips (Video)
- S Deon Grant (Video)
Article on the Giants’ Defense: NY Giants Change Gears In Hopes Of Restoring Defensive Identity by Rick Gosselin of The Dallas Morning News
Articles on S Kenny Phillips:
- Welcome Back by Michael Eisen of Giants.com
- Kenny Phillips Admits First Practice After Knee Surgery ‘Felt a Little Weird’ by Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger
Article on CB Corey Webster: Giants Cornerback Corey Webster Hoping Mental Lapses Are Thing of the Past by Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger
Notes: There is one practice today, in the afternoon. For details, check out the camp schedule in the Training Camp section of the website.
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