November 5, 2012 New York Giants Injury Report: LB Jacquian Williams (knee), who has been out since getting hurt in Week 6 against the 49ers, said yesterday that he has a PCL sprain.
S Kenny Phillips (knee), was “questionable” for the game against the Steelers but did not play. “I don’t know if you would call it (a setback),” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “(We) just didn’t feel like after a couple of days of practice that he could do the things he had to do to perform in the role that we wanted him to be in.”
LB Keith Rivers (calf) said he he expected to practice this week. LB Chase Blackburn (hamstring) was unsure if he could. Neither played against the Steelers.
Coughlin was not able to update the status of two players who were hurt against the Steelers: HB Andre Brown (shoulder) and DT Chris Canty (groin).
Will Hill Returns: Safety Will Hill has returned to the team after his 4-game suspension by the NFL for using performance-enhancing-drugs (PEDs). The Giants have received a 1-game roster exemption Hill and have until next Monday to activate him to the 53-man roster or waive him.
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)
- WR Victor Cruz (Video)
- TE Martellus Bennett (Video)
- DE Justin Tuck (Video)
- LB Chase Blackburn (Video)
- S Antrel Rolle (Video)
QB Eli Manning on WFAN: The audio of yesterday’s WFAN interview with QB Eli Manning is available at CBSNewYork.com.
LB Chase Blackburn on ESPN Radio: The audio of yesterday’s ESPN Radio interview with LB Chase Blackburn is available on ESPN.com.
Article on the Giants-Steelers Game: ‘Nothing to Be Concerned About’: Coughlin’s Giants Look (Again) Like They’re Between Adjustments by Greg Hanlon of CapitalNewYork.com
Article on the Giants’ Passing Game: Eli Manning: ‘Whatever You Want to Call It, We Are Not Playing Good Football’ by Jenny Vrentas of The Star-Ledger
Article on QB Eli Manning: Giants Expecting Slumping Eli Manning to Come Back Strong by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record
Notes: The loss against the Steelers ended an 8-game winning streak the Giants had against AFC opponents.
The Giants did not score a second-half touchdown for the second week in a row.