Andre Brown Placed on Short-Term Injured Reserve: The Giants have placed RB Andre Brown (fractured leg) on the Injured Reserve/Designated-to-Return List, or short-term Injured Reserve as it is more commonly known. Brown will not be able to practice for six weeks and he will not be allowed back on the active roster for eight weeks. Since the Giants have a bye in Week 9, Brown will basically be out until Week 10 of the regular season.
Teams can only use the IR/Designated-to-Return List option once per season.
Giants Sign Ojomo to 53-Man Roster; Add OL Steven Baker to Practice Squad: To fill the roster spot vacated by RB Andre Brown being moved to the Injured Reserve/Designated-to-Return List, the Giants signed DE Adewale Ojomo from the Practice Squad.
To fill Ojomo’s vacant spot, the Giants signed OL Steven “Sam” Baker to the Practice Squad.
Injury Update: Not practicing on Wednesday were OC David Baas (knee), OT David Diehl (thumb), and TE Adrien Robinson (foot).
FB Henry Hynoski (knee), WR Victor Cruz (heel), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back), and DE Damontre Moore (shoulder) were limited in practice.
“It felt good,” said Cruz after practice. “I was out there just running. I can’t think about it when I’m out there playing. I just have to go, because that’s the way I play and that’s the way I approach it every day. It’s been feeling good. My heel has been feeling right and now I’m just worried about getting the timing down with Eli, getting my tempo back. We’ll see how it goes from there.”
“I’ve been getting better and better every day,” said Pierre-Paul after practice. “I have to get my conditioning up. That’s the main part on my end and my stance is back, but most of all I’ve been getting better every day…I’m still on track. By Friday, I should know if I’m playing or not.”
CB Jayron Hosley (ankle) fully practiced.
Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Wednesday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:
- QB Eli Manning (Video)
- WR Hakeem Nicks (Video)
- WR Victor Cruz (Video)
- DE Jason Pierre-Paul (Video)
- S Antrel Rolle (Video)
Articles on the Offensive Line:
- Shuffled Giants O-Line Preps for Ware by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com
- Giants Guard Chris Snee Has Had Eli Manning’s Back for Almost a Decade by Art Stapleton of Newsday.com
- Vets Help Justin Pugh Prep for NFL Debut by Michael Eisen of Giants.com
Article on DE Adewale Ojomo: DE Adewale Ojomo Ready to Show He Belongs by Dan Salomone of Giants.com