Justin Tuck Named “NFC Defensive Player of the Week”: DE Justin Tuck has been named the “NFC Defensive Player of the Week” for his performance against the Washington Redskins last Sunday. In the game, Tuck was credited with four sacks and five tackles.
Tuck is the third Giant in five weeks to win the award, the other two being CB Terrell Thomas and DE Jason Pierre-Paul. This is the second time Tuck has won the award, the first time being in Week 1 of the 2009 NFL season, also against the Washington Redskins.
December 4, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Wednesday were DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) and CB Terrell Thomas (knee).
“I’m going to take it day-by-day,” said Pierre-Paul. “I can’t really give you an answer on that right now (on whether I will play on Sunday). The only thing that I can do right now is to take it day-by-day and I’ll continue to come in and get treatment twice daily and rehab it.”
Pierre-Paul was asked if he was hopeful he would play again this season. “Hopefully,” responded Pierre-Paul. “I hope so. Like I said, I’m taking it day-by-day. I’m in the training room 24/7. Even at home I’m doing rehab. I’m doing everything that I possibly can to put me back on the field.”
Pierre-Paul was also asked if his shoulder would eventually need surgery. “I don’t think so,” said Pierre-Paul. “I hope not. That would set me back some more, I hope not. I’m pretty sure it’s nothing that needs surgery on, it just needs rest. I’ve been rehabbing it 24/7, even at home, so hopefully it can get better before the season’s over with.”
CB Trumaine McBride (groin), CB Corey Webster (ankle), and RB Brandon Jacobs (knee) practiced on a limited basis.
December 4, 2013 New York Giants Player Media Sessions: Transcripts and video of Wednesday’s media sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:
- QB Eli Manning (Video)
- RB Brandon Jacobs (Video)
- OG David Diehl (Video)
- OT Will Beatty (Video)
- DE Justin Tuck (Video)
- DE Jason Pierre-Paul (Video)
- LB Jon Beason (Video)
- CB Terrell Thomas (Video)
- S Antrel Rolle (Video)
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