December 5, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Thursday were TE Brandon Myers (groin), RB Brandon Jacobs (knee), and DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder).
Myers was new addition to the injury report, but Head Coach Tom Coughlin and Myers both said they expect Myers to practice on Friday.
“Yeah, I came back yesterday and I was just a little sore,” said Myers. “Just giving it a little bit of rest and I’ll be back at practice tomorrow.”
On the other hand, it sounds like Pierre-Paul will miss his second game in a row. “I think Brandon Jacobs hopefully can do some things tomorrow,” said Coughlin. “Don’t expect JPP to do anything tomorrow.”
CB Terrell Thomas (knee), CB Trumaine McBride (groin), and CB Corey Webster (ankle) practiced on a limited basis.
“(McBride) worked a little bit today,” said Coughlin. “He worked 50 percent today.”
“I need (to see Webster) to be healthy and can consistently run full speed,” said Coughlin.
December 5, 2013 New York Giants Coach Media Sessions: Transcripts and video clips of Thursday’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)
- Special Teams Coordinator Tom Quinn (Video)
December 5, 2013 New York Giants Player Media Sessions: Transcripts and video of Thursday’s media sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:
Article on Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Parcells believes Coughlin will return to sidelines in 2014 by Bob Glauber of Newsday
Article on the New York Giants Passing Game: Not a lot the Giants’ passing game can do by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com
Articles on QB Eli Manning:
- Ernie Accorsi’s Scouting Report: Eli Manning by Giants.com
- Giants QB Eli Manning avoids any Tom Brady-like outbursts even in frustrating season by Jordan Raanan of The Star-Ledger
- Two Super reasons there’s no debating Eli over Rivers by Mark Cannizzaro of The New York Post
- Phillips Rivers for Eli Manning, the deal that forged two Giant Super Bowl rings by Tara Sullivan of The Bergen Record
Article on TE Brandon Myers: TE Brandon Myers showing signs of life by Matt Ehalt of ESPNNewYork.com
Article on OT Justin Pugh: Justin Pugh impressing on O-line by Matt Ehalt of ESPNNewYork.com
Article on LB Jon Beason: Beason could answer long-term LB questions for Giants by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post
Article on CB Jayron Hosley: Jayron Hosley gets chance to make impact by Dan Salomone of Giants.com
BBI on Giants.com Big Blue Kickoff Live on Thursday: Eric from BBI will be a guest on Giants.com‘s Big Blue Kickoff Live, the Giants’ live Monday-Friday live call-in show from 9:30-10:30 AM ET on Giants.com. Eric will be on Thursday at 9:40 AM. You can call with your questions at (201) 939-4513 or on twitter using #GiantsChat.
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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)
Article on the 2013 New York Giants: NY Giants should go with young blood by Ebenezer Samuel of The Daily News
Article on QB Eli Manning: Manning vs. Rivers evokes trade memories by Michael Eisen of Giants.com
Article on RB Brandon Jacobs: Hurting Brandon Jacobs needs knee surgery, still rather be with Giants than undefeated team by Jordan Raanan of The Star-Ledger
Article on the New York Giants Offensive Line:
- Justin Pugh Making Huge Strides in Rookie Season with New York Giants by Patricia Traina of the BleacherReport.com
- David Diehl deserves a hand by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record
- Will Beatty’s mind playing tricks on Giants by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com
Article on DE Justin Tuck: Tuck Ruled Redskins, but It’s No Return to Form by Jonathan Clegg of The Wall Street Journal