October 8, 2013 New York Giants Injury Update: Not practicing on Tuesday were RB David Wilson (neck), TE Adrien Robinson (foot), OC David Baas (neck), DE Damontre Moore (hamstring), CB Corey Webster (groin), CB Jayron Hosley (hamstring), S Cooper Taylor (shoulder), and LS Zak DeOssie (back).
Wilson has already been ruled out of Thursday night’s game against the Chicago Bears. “David will be week to week,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “He has a neck issue, so it will be week to week.”
It also sounds like Webster will miss his fourth straight game. “I don’t see any change there,” said Coughlin.
Practicing on a limited basis were WR Louis Murphy (ankle), TE Brandon Myers (ankle), and DT Linval Joseph (ankle).
LB Mark Herzlich (toe) and CB Terrell Thomas (knee) fully practiced.
Giants Re-Sign RB Da’Rel Scott and Waive DE Justin Trattou: The Giants re-signed RB Da’Rel Scott on Tuesday. Scott was waived by the Giants last Tuesday. To make room for Scott, the Giants waived DE Justin Trattou.
Giants Add Two to the Practice Squad: The Giants had two vacancies on the Practice Squad to fill and they did so by signing CB Junior Mertile and LB Darin Drakeford. Mertile is a rookie free agent who was with the Giants in training camp. Drakeford was an undrafted rookie free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs who was released from the Chiefs’ Practice Squad on October 1st.
The vacancies were created when the Giants signed CB Charles James from the Practice Squad to the 53-man roster and the Buffalo Bills signed LB Ty Powell from the Giants’ Practice Squad.
New York Giants Coach Media Q&As: Transcripts and video clips of Tuesday’s media sessions with the following coaches are available at Giants.com:
- Head Coach Tom Coughlin (Video)
- Offensive Coordinator Kevin Gilbride (Video)
- Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell (Video)
New York Giants Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Tuesday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:
- QB Eli Manning (Video)
- RB Brandon Jacobs (Video)
- RB Da’Rel Scott (Video)
- WR Victor Cruz (Video)
- OG Kevin Boothe (Video)
- LB Jon Beason (Video)
- CB Prince Amukamara (Video)
- CB Terrell Thomas (Video)
Article on RB Brandon Jacobs: Brandon Jacobs set for increased role by Michael Eisen of Giants.com
Sights and Sounds from Giants-Eagles Game: A sights and sounds video from the Giants-Eagles game is available at Giants.com.
Notes: Linebackers Spencer Paysinger and Jon Beason have switched jersey numbers. Beason will now wear #52 and Paysinger #54.
Offensive Coordinator Kevin Gilbride said on Tuesday that 35-of-61 of the Giants’ third-down situations this year have been 11 yards or more.