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Injury Report: Not practicing yesterday were OT David Diehl (knee), LB Keith Rivers (hamstring), CB Jayron Hosley (hamstring), and S Antrel Rolle (knee).
WR Hakeem Nicks (foot) and CB Michael Coe (hamstring) were limited in practice.
HB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck), CB Corey Webster (hand), WR Domenik Hixon (concussion), and DE Adewale Ojomo (hamstring) fully practiced.
Bradshaw talked about the neck injury he suffered against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “I actually took a hit and felt tingling in my hands so then it happened again and that’s when I sat out,” said Bradshaw. “I can’t say it was one certain hit that it happened; I can’t say it won’t happen again. I’m prepared for it, and obviously I can’t worry about that…It’s pretty much like an inflamed disc. It’s just sitting right on the spinal cord, I guess. The swelling went down and I feel fine now. There’s no setbacks, no problems.”
Strahan Nominated for Hall of Fame: Michael Strahan, who played defensive end for the Giants from 1993-2007, has been named as one of the 13 first-year eligible modern-era candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013.
The additional Hall of Fame nominees with ties to the Giants are quarterback Phil Simms; running backs Ottis Anderson, Tiki Barber, Brian Mitchell, and Herschel Walker; tackle Lomas Brown; center Joe Fields; cornerback Everson Walls; punter Sean Landeta; place kicker Morten Andersen; coaches Bill Parcells, Dan Reeves, Bill Arnsparger, and Marty Schottenheimer; and former general manager George Young.
The complete list of candidates for the Class of 2013 consists of 127 nominees. From that list the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee will choose 25 candidates who will advance as semi-finalist nominees. That semi-finalist list will be further reduced by a mail ballot to 15 modern-era finalists. The Class of 2013 will be selected from the list of the 15 modern-era finalists.
The actual voting for the Class of 2013 will be conducted at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee’s annual meeting on February 2, 2013.
Giants Tried to Claim Offensive Tackle: According to The Star-Ledger, the Giants tried to claim OT Joe Barksdale off of waivers from the Oakland Raiders. However, he was awarded to the St. Louis Rams. The Giants and Rams were the only two teams to put in a claim for Barksdale.
Coach Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of yesterday’s media sessions with the following coaches are available at Giants.com:
- Head Coach Tom Coughlin (Video)
- Offensive Coordinator Kevin Gilbride (Video)
- Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell (Video)
Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video clips of media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:
P Steve Weatherford on ESPN Radio: The audio of yesterday’s ESPN Radio interview with P Steve Weatheford is available on ESPN.com.
Q&A With Bob Papa: 5 Questions for… Bob Papa by Justin Terranova of The New York Post
Giants Online: The video of this week’s edition of Giants Online is available at Giants.com.
Articles on the Giants-Eagles Game:
- Giants Task: Stopping the Eagles D-Line by Mark Hale of The New York Post
- Giants Toughen Up for Battle with Eagles by Steve Serby of The New York Post
Articles on the Giants’ Running Backs:
- Giants’ RB Andre Brown Has Altered the Pecking Order in the Running Game by Jorge Castillo of The Star-Ledger
- Wilson Waiting for Another Opportunity by Kieran Darcy of ESPNNewYork.com
Article on Former Giants’ Linebacker Clint Sintim: Clint Sintim Seeks Second Chance by Kipp Hanley of InsideNOVA.com
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