Aug 152012
 
 August 15, 2012  Posted by  News and Notes

New York Giants Training Camp Ends – Last BBI Training Camp Reports: The last training camp practice in Albany this year was held yesterday. To see 2012′s final BBI training camp reports, please visit the Training Camp section of the website.

Final Star-Ledger Training Camp Report: Final Camp Report by Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger

Giants.com Video from Training Camp: A video of the top five plays from yesterday’s final training camp practice is available at Giants.com.

Injury Report – Shaun Rogers Done for the Season: Not practicing yesterday were WR Hakeem Nicks (foot), WR Ramses Barden (ankle/foot), DE Justin Trattou (ankle/heel), DT Shaun Rogers (calf), DT Marvin Austin (back), DT Martin Parker (back), LB Michael Boley (hamstring), LB Jacquian Williams (hip), CB Michael Coe (hamstring), CB Terrell Thomas (knee), TE Travis Beckum (PUP – knee), DT Chris Canty (PUP – knee), and LB Clint Sintim (PUP – knee).

The only defensive tackles practicing yesterday were Linval Joseph, Rocky Bernard, Dwayne Hendricks, and Markus Kuhn.

Rogers is being treated for a blood clot in his lower leg. His season is over.

“Yes, (his season is over),” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “Unfortunately, it is. It’s very sad, because you don’t know the real story. He lost 50 pounds. He went from the high 380s to 334 to check in at. He was really excited about being a part of this team. He got along really well with our defensive linemen. He actually asked to go play some more snaps the other night, which I thought was really neat. It’s just a shame. I hate to see…obviously, it’s your health first, and there isn’t any question about that. The only way I guess they can control these things are with these drugs, these blood-thinning drugs. Once you do that, obviously you’re done. I mean, you can’t take a chance on some kind of bleeding that is undetected. So, it’s just a sad thing.”

Austin was examined at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City for an issue with his back. “I’m praying that when the phone call comes, it’s a good one – that it can be controlled and all that business. But I haven’t heard a word, not since (Austin) left,” said Coughlin.

Martin has a herniated disc that will require surgery. His season is likely over.

Meanwhile, Canty remains on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) List. “I’m definitely getting better, just with the level of activity,” said Canty. “We knew this was going to be a long process. Obviously, I didn’t think it was going to be this long, but I think we’re being smart about it, taking the right approach. It’s important for me to do everything that I can do physically to make sure that when I do get the clearance to step out there on the field, I’m ready to go.”

“I can run now, I can go through the bags, the agility drills, doing weight work on the legs, and pretty much any and everything that I would need to be able to do to play at a high level this year,” said Canty. “It’s just a matter of putting together good days and being able to continue to do that on a daily basis. I think once we’re capable of doing that, we’ll make some strides toward getting back on the field.”

“Honestly speaking, my knee is in better shape than it was in November/December of last season, right now, today,” said Canty. “It’s just a matter of making sure that we’re smart, so that moving forward, everything will be fine. We’ll have no setbacks; we won’t have any kind of lingering issues. I think they’re taking the right approach, and I have the utmost confidence in the coaches and the medical staff.”

“It’s tough to say (if I will be ready for the opener),” said Canty. “It’s tough to say. It’s a matter of making sure that we can put together enough good days, making sure that I’m feeling good, and in the kind of shape that I would need to be in to compete at a high level. I’m not going to rule it out, it’s still a possibility. Obviously, I would definitely look forward to being out there on opening day with my guys, being able to hunt. We’ll see.”

The Giants also said they expect Trattou to be out several more weeks.

Regarding Nicks, Coughlin said, “Monday, I think they’re going to let him (practice). You have to go through the acclimation period.”

Regarding Barden, Coughlin said, “He’s had that problem with his ankle and foot combination. He had a little trouble feeling really strong off of that one foot so they held him today. I hope that’s it.”

WR David Douglas (quad), OT James Brewer (back), and OC Jim Cordle (knee) returned to practice.

Giants Reportedly Sign DT Carlton Powell: According to his agent, the Giants have signed street free agent DT Carlton Powell. Powell was drafted in the 5th round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos but was waived after he ruptured an Achilles tendon. Since that time, Powell has spent time with the Browns, Broncos (again), Buccaneers, Jets, and Falcons. He has only played in three NFL games and has only one career tackle.

Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Tuesday Press Conference: The transcript and video of yesterday’s press conference with Head Coach Tom Coughlin 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:

Article on the Giants and Back Injuries: Small Beds at Giants Training Camp Causing Big Problems by Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger

Article on DE Justin Tuck: Tuck Talked Out of Retiring Too Soon by Steve Serby of The New York Post

Article on the 2012 New York Giants: Looking—and Feeling—Cool at Camp by Joshua Robinson of The Wall Street Journal

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