Injuries Once Again Have Giants Scrambling – US Presswire
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More Roster Moves – Clint Sintim and Justin Trattou Waived: The Giants made six more roster moves yesterday a day after signing defensive tackles Carlton Powell and Oren Wilson and waiving DT Martin Parker. The Giants signed unrestricted free agent DT Marcus Thomas (Denver Broncos) and rookie free agent CB/Returner Laron Scott (recently waived by the New Orleans Saints). The Giants also signed rookie free agent DT Bobby Skinner early in the day, but waived him after signing Thomas later in the day.
To make room for the signings, the Giants waived/failed physical LB Clint Sintim and waived/injured DE Justin Trattou.
Injury Report – Will Beatty Still Ailing: Not practicing yesterday were TE Travis Beckum (PUP – knee), OT Will Beatty (back), DT Chris Canty (PUP – knee), DT Marvin Austin (back), DT Shaun Rogers (calf), LB Michael Boley (hamstring), LB Jacquian Williams (hip), CB Michael Coe (hamstring), CB Terrell Thomas (knee).
Beatty was back on the sidelines after returning to practice last week.
“(Beatty is) back on the shelf. He’s back in the training room,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “I have no idea (if he will be available)…We were hoping (that he would be able to continue to practice). That’s what we thought would happen. They evaluated him last night and they didn’t feel like it was… They felt like if he kept going along the way he is right now, he would have only got worse and worse. They shut him down.”
Meanwhile, there were mixed signal on Austin. Austin sounded much more positive than Coughlin.
“I was having a little backache. They just wanted to make sure everything was OK,” said Austin. “Yeah, (it’s OK)…I can’t practice today…Just taking it day by day…They just want to ask me how me I feel each day and assess it…I don’t think it’s going to be something that lags on. That’s why we wanted to get everything right now and make sure you do all the proper precautions so it won’t be something that goes on for a long period of time.”
When Austin was asked if he will play in any of the final three preseason games, he responded, “I don’t know. I can’t really answer that right now.”
However, Couglin sounded more ominous. “I don’t know (about Austin),” said Coughlin. “They’re doing more tests. You’d have to be a clinical something or other. He said he felt pretty good today. A lot of the early symptoms were no longer there, but they’re going to do another set of tests on him and we’re hoping that within a reasonable amount of time he can come back and play…I don’t know (if he will play in the preseason). We’ll see. He won’t play this week…They’re dealing with some issues there but I can’t tell you exactly (if it is structural or not).”
Thomas has begun running in a pool, but there is still no timetable for Thomas to return. “Good. Progress,” said Thomas. “Taking it slow but doing everything I can in the mean time to get my knee strong and healthy again. When I’m able to return, I’ll be ready to go…I don’t think there is a time frame. I think it’s just whenever the doctor gives me an OK based on how he feels, how I feel and how I progress through my rehab.”
WR Ramses Barden (ankle/foot) returned to practice. WR Hakeem Nicks (foot) participated in individual drills.
Giants.com Video from Practice: A video of the top five plays from yesterday’s practice is 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:
- QB Eli Manning (Video)
- HB Ahmad Bradshaw (Video)
- WR Victor Cruz (Video)
- TE Martellus Bennett (Video)
- DT Marvin Austin (Video)
- DT Oren Wilson (Video)
- CB Terrell Thomas (Video)
OT David Diehl on ESPN Radio: The audio of yesterday’s ESPN Radio interview with OT David Diehl is available at ESPN.com.
Article on Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Tom Took Lickin’, But Keeps on Tickin’ by Ian O’Connor of ESPNNewYork.com
Article on the Giants’ Run Defense: Giants’ Defense Says Its Performance Against the Run is `Unacceptable’ by Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger
Article on CB Prince Amukamara: Amukamara Knows He’s a Big Blue Target by Ebenezer Samuel of The Daily News
Article on the Giants’ Organization: Giants Host Family of Shooting Victim by Ian O’Connor of ESPNNewYork.com
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