August 21, 2013 New York Giants Training Camp Reports: The Giants held their last training camp practice open to the public on Wednesday. The final training camp reports:
- InsideFootball.com Camp Report
- Newsday Camp Report
- The Star-Ledger Camp Report
- Giants.com Top Five Plays from Practice (Video)
Injury Update – David Diehl Out Six Weeks : Not practicing on Wednesday were WR Victor Cruz (heel), WR Louis Murphy (leg), WR Ramses Barden (knee), OC David Baas (knee), OT David Diehl (thumb), DE Adrian Tracy (dehydration), DE Damontre Moore (shoulder), CB Corey Webster (knee/groin), S Antrel Rolle (ankle), FB Henry Hynoski (PUP – knee), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (PUP – back), and DT Markus Kuhn (PUP – knee).
The Giants announced that Diehl, who practiced on Tuesday, underwent surgery on Wednesday to repair his injured right thumb. Diehl suffered the injury against the Colts on Sunday. He is expected to be out approximately six weeks.
“The unfortunate news today is about David Diehl,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “The doctor felt like he really needed to have his thumb corrected so that he could go further. He’s been in a lot of pain. He’s a tough guy and you’d never even know it until the doctor kind of jumped in. He’ll get this fixed and he’ll be back.”
Coughlin also said that Webster is dealing with a knee issue in addition to his previously-known groin injury. “He’s had a slight MCL, but he’s got a groin too,” said Coughlin. “I would think he’s getting close.”
Coughlin was asked about Murphy and Barden. “I’d think maybe one of those two guys would be able to go today, but it didn’t happen,” said Coughlin.
“The same kind of thing (with Moore),” said Coughlin. “They say he’s making progress, but they’re not putting him out there.”
Rolle was asked about his progress. “I’m going to return to the practice field whenever I’m ready,” Rolle said. “Whenever I can go out there and feel like I’m not favoring it. Right now we’re ahead of schedule and things are going good.”
RB Da’Rel Scott (shoulder) returned to practice.
Coughlin said CB Terrell Thomas (knee) will see his first action of the preseason this weekend against the Jets.
Giants Re-Shuffle Offensive Line Again: With the loss of offensive lineman David Diehl (thumb) for approximately six weeks, the Giants have re-shuffled their offensive line again. On Tuesday, with the injury to center David Baas (knee), the Giants had moved Diehl to left guard, Kevin Boothe from left guard to center, and promoted Justin Pugh to first-string right tackle. Now Boothe has been moved back to guard and Jim Cordle has been promoted to first-string center.
So from left to right, the current Giants’ starting offensive line is Will Beatty, Kevin Boothe, Jim Cordle, Chris Snee, and Justin Pugh.
“Cordle played very well the other night and we thought that was the best move for now and we do have that option,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “But for now the option that we took is this one. We’re really excited about the way Cordle played the other night. Hopefully he’ll keep that going.”
“We’re comfortable if (Cordle is) in there,” said Snee. “Jim’s played football, he’s been around here a long time. He knows what he’s doing. He knows the offense very well. Technically, he’s very good with his hands and he competes. He’s a tough guy. He makes all the calls, he’s physical. He moves his feet well. I thought he played very well.”
Giants Add Wide Receiver: The Giants signed WR Terrell Sinkfield on Wednesday.
Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Wednesday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:
- WR Jerrel Jernigan (Video)
- OG Kevin Boothe (Video)
- OT Justin Pugh (Video)
- DT Mike Patterson (Video)
- S Antrel Rolle (Video)
- P Steve Weatherford (Video)
Article on WR Jerrel Jernigan: Tom Coughlin Hopes to See More from Jerrel Jernigan vs. Jets by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger
Article on OT Justin Pugh: Giants Rookie Right Tackle Justin Pugh Says He’s ‘Ready’ by Dave Hutchinson of The Star-Ledger
Articles on the Defensive Line:
- Still-Hungry Tuck: These Giants Should Already Have More Than Two Super Bowls by George Willis of The New York Post
- Giants Defensive Tackle Shaun Rogers Healthy Again and Making an Impact by Dave Hutchinson of The Star-Ledger