Injury Update – Henry Hynoski Activated Off of the PUP: Not practicing on Thursday were WR Victor Cruz (heel), WR Louis Murphy (leg), WR Ramses Barden (knee), OC David Baas (knee), OT David Diehl (thumb), DE Damontre Moore (shoulder), CB Corey Webster (knee/groin), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (PUP – back), and DT Markus Kuhn (PUP – knee).
FB Henry Hynoski (knee) was activated from the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list that he had been on since the start of training camp. Hynoski underwent knee surgery in late May after injuring the medial collateral ligament and fracturing the lateral plateau in his knee during an Organized Team Activity (OTA) practice.
Hynoski was limited to individual drills.
“I’m very happy to be out here with my teammates and just get out here moving around and doing some things,” said Hynoski. “Obviously, we’re starting off slow just doing individuals for a little while and then building up from there on out…I did everything…just to get back at the earliest possible date and now it’s paying off. I’m very excited to be in the position I am today.”
Hynoski was doubtful whether he would play in the remaining two preseason games, but he is hoping he will be ready by the season opener against the Cowboys. “That’s my goal, but if it takes to Week 2 or 3, that’s fine,” said Hynoski. “We have a very smart medical staff and trainers and they’re going to put me in the right position when they know I’m physically fit to be out there and performing at the best that I can.”
Head Coach Tom Coughlin was asked if Pierre-Paul or Kuhn were close to coming off of the PUP. “They’re getting close, according to what I hear,” replied Coughlin. “I’m just listening.”
Coughlin was also asked if there was any concern about Webster being ready for the opener. “I hope not,” said Coughlin. “I hope that’s long gone by then. We should get two good weeks, I think. Next week and the week after, we should be in good shape.”
S Antrel Rolle (ankle) returned to practice on a very limited basis, taking part in a few team drills but mostly doing individual drills.
DE Adrian Tracy (dehydration) returned to practice.
New York Giants Add Offensive Tackle: The Giants signed OT Austin Holtz on Thursday.
Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Thursday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:
- QB Eli Manning (Video)
- FB Henry Hynoski (Video)
- OC Jim Cordle (Video)
- DE Adrian Tracy (Giants Insider Video)
- LB Dan Connor (Giants Insider Video)
- CB Terrell Thomas (Video)
Articles on the Offensive Line:
- Giants Center Cordle Looking to Nail Down Starter’s Job by Zach Braziller of The New York Post
- David Diehl Deserves Respect, Not Scorn from NY Giants Fans by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News
Articles on the Defensive Line:
- Giants Hopeful Mike Patterson Happy to Be Alive by Bob Glauber of Newsday
- Tuck on Giants D: “Ceiling is the No. 1 Defense” by Ebenezer Samuel of The Daily News
Article on CB Terrell Thomas: CB Terrell Thomas Ready for Game Action by Michael Eisen of Giants.com