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BBI-YES Network Podcast Is Back!: BBI and YES Network will continue our successful relationship in 2012, including continuing our weekly, in-season podcast covering the New York Giants. Our first edition of the BBI-YES Network podcast for 2012 is now available at YESNetwork.com. Co-hosts Eric Kennedy and Joe Calo discuss the current state of the team heading into the 2012 NFL season.
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Giants Cut OG Mitch Petrus; Claim OT/OG D.J. Jones: The Giants claimed OT/OG D.J. Jones off of waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday. To make room for Jones, the Giants waived OG Mitch Petrus.
Giants Tried to Claim OL and S: According to The Star-Ledger, the Giants put in waiver claims for OT Willie Smith (Redskins) and S Sergio Brown (Patriots), but lost out to the Raiders and Colts, respectively.
Giants Establish Their Practice Squad: The Giants signed the following players to their 8-man Practice Squad yesterday. All of these players had been waived by the Giants on Friday.
- WR David Douglas
- TE Larry Donnell
- OT Matt McCants
- OG Selvish Capers
- OG Stephen Goodin
- DE Matt Broha
- DE Craig Marshall
- CB Laron Scott
Injury Report: Not practicing yesterday were DT Marvin Austin (back) and CB Prince Amukamara (ankle).
On Amukamara, Head Coach Tom Coughlin said, “It doesn’t look like he’ll make this week (against Dallas).”
On Austin, Coughlin said, “They feel like it started to be in the positive, that he was stronger this morning upon his examination than he was, for example, last week. We’re just trying to see on a day-by-day basis where he’s at, and if not this week, can we hope for next week. That’s where we’re at, nothing solid.”
LB Michael Boley (hamstring) returned to practice on a limited basis. “Took a few reps here and there,” said Boley. “I feel like I’ll be ready (for Dallas). I feel good.”
Also practicing were HB Ahmad Bradshaw (hand), OG Chris Snee (leg), OT Will Beatty (back), OT James Brewer (back), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back), DE Justin Tuck (shoulder), DE Osi Umenyiora (knee), DE Adrian Tracy (hamstring), LB Mathias Kiwanuka (groin), and CB Jayron Hosley (toe).
On Beatty, Coughlin said, “We’re going to give him some (practice) time, sure. Yes, move him along.”
On Hosley, Coughlin said, “We’re going to see what he’s like. We’re continuing to do that. It’s more like a test than anything else. Is there a level of pain tolerance here?”
“The pain was very, very slight,” Hosley said. “For the most part, I felt good…I told them I’m feeling very good. After this practice I felt very good and I’m just taking it day by day. Tomorrow I’m doing a little bit more.”
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 David Wilson (Video)
- WR Victor Cruz (Video)
- WR Hakeem Nicks (Video)
- TE Martellus Bennett (Video)
- DE Jason Pierre-Paul (Video)
- LB Michael Boley (Video)
- S Antrel Rolle (Video)
- S Will Hill (Video)
Article on the 2012 New York Giants: On Top, but Off Radar by Sam Borden of The New York Times
Article on QB Eli Manning: Eli Manning Still Working Hard to Keep Getting Better by Steve Politi of The Star-Ledger
Article on HB David Wilson: Giants Rookie David Wilson Entering Season With List of Goals by Jenny Vrentas of The Star-Ledger
Article on WR Victor Cruz: Victor Cruz Taking Notes On Opponents Who Trash-Talk About Him by Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger
Articles on TE Martellus Bennett:
- Serby’s Sunday Q & A with… Martellus Bennett by Steve Serby of The New York Post
- Former Cowboy Martellus Bennett Finds Acceptance by Alex Raskin of CBSSports.com
- Martellus Bennett Isn’t Joking Around by Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com
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