Rueben Randle – Photo by US Presswire
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Injury Report – Nicks Begins Running Routes: Not practicing yesterday were HB Da’Rel Scott (thigh), OT Will Beatty (back), OT James Brewer (back), DE Justin Trattou (ankle), LB Jacquian Williams (hip), LB Jake Muasau (hamstring), CB Terrell Thomas (knee), WR Hakeem Nicks (PUP – foot), TE Travis Beckum (PUP – knee), DT Chris Canty (PUP – knee), and LB Clint Sintim (PUP – knee).
Nicks ran routes and caught the ball on the sidelines during practice. “I start running routes today,” said Nicks before practice. “We’re going to see how that goes…Yesterday, I did some stuff, running in circles, running on the outside of my foot, seeing how it feels. I’ve been doing hills to get my endurance back up. Doing everything necessary to make sure I’m in shape before I step back out there. ”
“Definitely still on target (for the season opener), no setbacks,” said Nicks. “Everything is going well. I’ve been running every day. No setbacks. Feeling good. Getting better…No pain.”
“(Nicks has) been doing them over on the side here, running hoops and that type of thing,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin after practice. “He seems to be doing pretty well at it.”
When asked about Canty, Coughlin responded, “No (setbacks). We’re waiting, he’s got to get there. He’s got to get to where he’s strong enough, and the knee won’t swell. He’s not there yet.”
“(Scott) has a thigh contusion,” said Coughlin. “It’s swollen, and it came up the side of his leg. It’s his second injury. That doesn’t help.”
CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring) and DT Dwayne Hendricks (knee) returned to practice.
Media Q&As With Assistant Coaches: The transcripts and video of yesterday’s media Q&As with the following assistant coaches are available at Giants.com:
Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video clips of media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:
Giants on WFAN: The following Giants were on WFAN yesterday:
- President/CEO John Mara (Audio)
- General Manager Jerry Reese (Audio)
- Head Coach Tom Coughlin (Audio)
- QB Eli Manning (Audio)
- WR Victor Cruz (Audio)
- DE Justin Tuck (Audio)
- LB Mark Herzlich (Audio)
- S Antrel Rolle (Audio)
Article on the Giants’ Middle Linebacker Position: Script for MLB Battle in Works by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post
Article on the Giants’ Special Teams: Giants Return Special Teams Nucleus by Ryan Hayner of ESPNNewYork.com
Article on HB Ahmad Bradshaw: The Little Guy Takes on a Big Role by Joshua Robinson of The Wall Street Journal
Article on WR Ramses Barden: Big Blue’s Barden Yet to Come Up Big by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News
Article on WR Rueben Randle: Giants Rookie Fights for 3rd WR Spot by Mark Hale of The New York Post
Articles on TE Martellus Bennett:
- Giants’ Martellus Bennett Pushing Himself After Four Underwhelming Seasons in Dallas by Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger
- TE Martellus Bennett Brings Unique Talent, Personality to Giants by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record
Article on OT James Brewer: Giants’ James Brewer Emerging as Top Backup Tackle by Alex Raskin of CBSSports.com
Article on DT Marvin Austin: DT Austin Waiting for Opportunity by Ryan Hayner of ESPNNewYork.com
Article on DT Markus Kuhn: Giants Rookie Markus Kuhn Plans to Make an Impact This Season by Andrew Santillo of The Saratogian
Quotes: Head Coach Tom Coughlin on DT Markus Kuhn: “Flashes. He’s a nice sturdy, young man. He’s starving to learn. Very, very good attitude. The kind of guy that we think can be like a sponge. He needs so much information, pretty solid inside. Doesn’t really know a whole lot about pass protection. We have a lot of room to coach him there.”
Coughlin on OT/OG Brandon Mosley: “Inconsistent. He’s had some good plays, yesterday I thought he had a couple real good plays, today I didn’t notice much…Finishing. Getting the job done. I don’t really think he’s a mental error guy. He does have a ways to go.”
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