July 27, 2013 New York Giants Training Camp Reports: The Giants’ first training camp practice was held Saturday afternoon at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. The next practice is on Sunday from 1:30-3:45PM. For a complete training camp schedule and Giants.com Q&A guide, see the Training Camp section of the website.
- BigBlueInteractive.com Camp Report
- The Star-Ledger Camp Report
- InsideFootball.com Camp Report
- Newsday Camp Report
- Giants.com Top Five Plays from Practice (Video)
Injury Update on JPP, Snee, and Thomas: Not practicing on Saturday were FB Henry Hynoski (PUP – knee), OG Chris Snee (PUP – hip), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (PUP – back), DT Markus Kuhn (PUP – knee), and CB Terrell Thomas (PUP – knee). LB Aaron Curry left early with a cramp.
Snee was asked if he would be out a long time. “No, I wouldn’t think it would be too long but I don’t know,” replied Snee. “I feel pretty good, I’ll really just take this week and just condition hard and see how it feels after that…I’m not 100 percent, so why rush back?”
“I still need to get in the preseason games and get those reps,” said Snee. “I wouldn’t feel comfortable going into a regular season opener without having played some preseason games. Now, do I want to take 40 snaps a game? No. But I need to get some practice reps and some game reps. I’ll get those in.”
“I feel like I’m at, I’d say, 75%,” said Pierre-Paul. “I’ve been doing everything they ask me to, working with the trainers…(Compared to last year) the whole discomfort is gone. When I sit down now I don’t have that pain anymore, stand up I don’t have that pain, I can stand up straight, basically everything is gone. The surgery went well. Doing pretty good.”
“I don’t know (if I’ll be ready for the opener),” said Pierre-Paul. “Only time can tell. It’s all on me, how I recover…The back is a really, really horrible pain to have, and back surgery period. And you don’t want to rush back. I’m not concentrated on the first game, second game, third game, fourth game, fifth game, sixth game, I’m just trying to come back when I feel like I’m ready to come back.”
“(Pierre-Paul has) done very well and he’s worked hard at it,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “I’d say he’s probably within a couple of pounds of his playing weight. I’d say that with what he’s allowed to do, he does well. He has a specific routine that he does in the training room and he’s been able to do that well. So I am encouraged…He’s made good progress and he’s made it relatively fast.”
“(Thomas is) restricted in what he can do,” said Coughlin. “We’re all frustrated about it. He is himself, number one. The sooner he can get out there, the better off we’ll all be. And he came in fully feeling like he could start right out in practice and just wasn’t able to do that right away. We’ll be patient, but know full well that we’re all excited the moment he gets a chance to come out and practice and we get a sense of where he is, how he’s going to be and that type of thing.”
Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Saturday Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s press conference on Saturday are available at BigBlueInteractive.com and Giants.com, respectively.
Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Saturday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:
- RB David Wilson (Video)
- FB Ryan D’Imperio (Video)
- OG Chris Snee (Video)
- DE Justin Tuck (Video)
- DE Jason Pierre-Paul (Video)
- LB Spencer Paysinger (Video)
- LB Aaron Curry (Video)