Aug 072011
 
 August 7, 2011  Posted by  News and Notes

Prince Amukamara Breaks Foot, Will Undergo Surgery: Giants’ first-round draft pick CB Prince Amukamara fractured the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot yesterday in his second practice with the Giants. He will undergo surgery to have a screw inserted in the foot and be sidelined for an undetermined period. Last season, LT Will Beatty suffered a similar injury and was sideline for two months.

TE Ben Patrick Retires: In a very odd move, 26-year old TE Ben Patrick, who may have been penciled in as the Giants’ #1 tight end with the loss of TE Kevin Boss to the Raiders, decided to retire yesterday. His decision leaves the Giants in bad shape at the tight end position with only Bear Pascoe, Jake Ballard, Travis Beckum, and Christian Hopkins as candidates. Pascoe performed better at fullback than tight end last season and Beckum really is more of an H-Back than true tight end.

Patrick was officially placed on the reserve/retired list.

Training Camp Practice Reports: Practices continue at Giants Training Camp at the Timex Performance Center outside the New Meadowlands Stadium. BBI camp reports and the camp schedule are available in the Training Camp section of the website. In addition, check out the following:

Injury Report: CB Prince Amukamara broke his left foot in practice and will undergo surgery.

Not practicing were WR Mario Manningham (sore ankle), WR Domenik Hixon (rested surgically-repaired knee), WR Devin Thomas (dislocated finger), LB Clint Sintim (knee), LB Spencer Paysinger (groin), S/CB Brian Jackson (back), and S Cary Harris (shoulder).

Both WR Ramses Barden (ankle) and OC Adam Koets (knee) remain on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) List.

Hagan Joins Boss in Oakland: Unrestricted free agent WR Derek Hagan has signed with the Oakland Raiders.

Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Saturday Press Conference: The transcript and video of yesterday’s press conference with Head Coach Tom Coughlin are available at Giants.com.

Giants.com Interview with Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell: The video of a recent Giants.com interview with Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell is available at Giants.com.

Player Media Q&As: The transcripts and video of yesterday’s media Q&A sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on the 2011 New York Giants: Giants Take Some Time to Feel Like a Team Again by Mike Tanier of The New York Times

Article on the Giants’ Rookies: Giants’ Rookies Behind Times by Dan Tomasino of The New York Post

Article on QB Eli Manning: Manning Hopes to Avoid Mistakes That Plagued 2010 by Steve Wyche of NFL.com

Article on the Giants Wide Receiving Corps: Giants’ Receiver Corps Remains Up in the Air by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Articles on DE Justin Tuck:

Article on DE/LB Mathias Kiwanuka: Giants’ Mathias Kiwanuka Ready to Contribute on Defense After Return From Herniated Disc by Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger

Article on DE Jason Pierre-Paul: Jason Pierre-Paul, Building on an Impressive Rookie Year, Set to Star for New York Giants Defense by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News

Article on LB Kenny Ingram: Giants Linebacker Kenny Ingram Hoping Good Start to Training Camp Ends in Roster Spot by Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger

Article on CBs Corey Webster and Terrell Thomas: Terrell Thomas and Corey Webster Provide Giants with Rare Stability at Cornerback Position by Zach Berman of The Star-Ledger

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