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September 10, 2014 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Wednesday were WR Odell Beckham (hamstring), OT James Brewer (back), DT Cullen Jenkins (hip), DT Markus Kuhn (ankle), LB Devon Kennard (hamstring), and P Steve Weatherford (ankle).

The Star-Ledger is reporting that Weatherford suffered several torn ligaments in his left ankle, but he will not require surgery.

Steve Weatherford, New York Giants (August 9, 2014)

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“Just trying to get healthy at this point, trying to reduce inflammation, get the range of motion back and get ready and try to go on Sunday,” said Weatherford. “It’s my plant foot, so it’s weight bearing…Right now we’re not looking for me to just get the ball off. I’m not going to tell Jerry Reese and Tom Coughlin that I’m ready to go unless I know that I can help my team and I can be as good as I can be. At the same time you don’t want to have another punter come in here that’s not used to this stadium, it’s not an easy place to play. I’m going to do what’s in the best interest of the team and if I don’t feel like I can help my team, I’m going to tell them that I need another week. It’s progressing well. It actually felt better yesterday than it did on Monday night.”

“His ankle actually looks better today than it did yesterday and he’s doing jumping jacks and stuff in there now,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “Hopefully, that will continue.”

LB Jon Beason (foot) and OT Charles Brown (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis.

DE Jason Pierre-Paul, who suffered a neck stinger during the game on Monday, was not listed on the injury report and fully practiced.

September 10, 2014 Tom Coughlin Press Conference: The transcript and video from Wednesday’s press conference with Head Coach Tom Coughlin are available at Giants.com.

September 10, 2014 New York Giants Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Wednesday’s media Q&A sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on New York Giants President/CEO John Mara: Giants president John Mara will make changes if necessary by Bob Glauber of Newsday

Article on the New York Giants Offense: Giants’ O’s problem talent, not tactics by Johnette Howard of ESPNNewYork.com

Article on QB Eli Manning: Cardinals coach: It’ll take half a season to ‘re-program’ Eli by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Article on WR Odell Beckham: Odell Beckham feels good but doesn’t want to rush back again by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Article on the New York Giants Secondary: Giants’ secondary eager to get past Motor City meltdown by Zach Braziller of The New York Post

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September 9, 2014 New York Giants Injury Report: P Steve Weatherford (ankle), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (neck), and LB Devon Kennard (hamstring) all were injured in Monday’s game against the Detroit Lions.

No, I don’t have anything yet (on Weatherford),” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin on Tuesday. “He is getting the MRI’s, but I haven’t got anything.”

On Pierre-Paul, Coughlin said, “Well, I am sure we will monitor it, but he really felt good after the game and this morning, as well. We will list him as limited, but I think the fact he came back and played, played with good energy, finished the game, didn’t seem to have any issues, I think that is a good sign.”

September 9, 2014 Tom Coughlin Press Conference: The transcript of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Monday conference call is available at BigBlueInteractive.com.

September 8, 2014 Tom Coughlin Post-Game Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughin’s post-game press conference are available at BigBlueInteractive.com.

September 9, 2014 New York Giants Player Media Q&As: Transcripts of media conference calls with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Eli Manning, New York Giants (September 8, 2014)

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New York Giants on WFAN: The audio of Tuesday’s WFAN interviews with the following New York Giants is available at CBS NewYork:

Article on DE Damontre Moore: Standup End: Damontre Moore admits being ‘out of control’ vs. Lions and that Giants don’t trust him by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Sights and Sounds from Giants-Lions Game: A sights and sounds video from the Giants-Lions game is available at Giants.com.

Notes: The Giants lost their fourth consecutive season opener, the longest such streak in franchise history.

The 21-point margin was the largest in a Giants opening-game defeat since they fell to Dallas, 35-0, on Sept. 4, 1995, and their largest in an opening game on the road since a 31-2 defeat at Dallas on Sept. 19, 1965.

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DETROIT LIONS 35 – NEW YORK GIANTS 14

Please note, the observations listed below are initial gut-reactions. They are not made based on film study. That will come later in the week during our formal game review.

I’ve been critical of Eli Manning before, and at times, it was justified. Manning has a little bit of that gun-slinger mentality in him where he simply doesn’t care, he’s going to try to fit some balls into some places they shouldn’t be. He’s going to make some bad decisions.

On Monday night in Detroit, he made one of them. He shouldn’t have thrown that ball to Victor Cruz. Period.

And that’s the only complaint I have with Eli Manning. That’s it.

Joe Montana wouldn’t have success behind this offensive line. Neither could Steve Young, John Elway, Peyton Manning, Cam Newton or any other quarterback you want to throw back there.

The Giants offense lacks playmakers, lacks linemen and lacks a truly great running back. That’s not Manning’s fault.

Prince Amukamara, New York Giants (August 18, 2014)

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STUDS:

Prince Amukamara
When the New York Giants played the Detroit Lions last year, Calvin Johnson didn’t know who Prince Amukamara was. When Johnson spoke to the Giants media via conference call this week, he mentioned Amukamara by name. Monday night, Amukamara put himself on everyone else’s map, too. The former first-round pick was all over the field. Amukamara played with a newly-found physicality, made several nice plays on the ball and was, as written above, all over the field. It was a very impressive start to the season for Amukamara.

Jason Pierre-Paul
Many held their breath when Jason Pierre-Paul hit the turf with an apparent shoulder/neck injury. When he returned, he made his presence felt. Pierre-Paul may not have gotten to Lions quarterback Matt Stafford, but he did make several plays against the run. There was a stretch for awhile where the Lions offense was sputtering and Pierre-Paul was a big reason for that.

Larry Donnell
I was holding back on this until I heard after the game that both Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning admitted Manning’s first interception was on Manning. I thought Donnell was worthy of a stud. On a night filled with blemishes, duds and turds, Donnell was a nice bright spot. He made several plays down the field, and an impressive play on the fade route for a score on 4th down. Donnell was one of the few offensive players to stand out. The big question with him is blocking. If he could become a serviceable blocker, he could be the Giants ‘complete’ tight end they were so desperately looking for in training camp.

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Johnathan Hankins
The one thing the Giants defense did very well was stop the run. Last year’s second-round pick was a big reason for that. Hankins was an absolute force up the middle for the Giants and disrupted several run plays and even collapsed the pocket a few times. The more I watch Hankins, the more I’m impressed. I look forward to watching the film this week to really break down his performance. He flashed a few times, which is what makes him a stud, but I’d like to see what he did on each play.

DUDS:

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
I know, he played the best receiver in the game, but I don’t believe it excuses the performance he put forth on the field. In one-on-one coverage, DRC was beat far too often with Calvin Johnson running wide open in the secondary. There were miscommunications between him and the safeties and things were just not pretty for the team’s prized free-agent acquisition. Again, I know, it was Calvin Johnson, but wasn’t Rodgers-Cromartie signed to the mega-deal because to match up with those kind of receivers?

The Offensive Line
My expectations weren’t high for the offensive line entering their match-up with the Lions. Truly, I didn’t expect much. The five who took the field for the Giants Monday night were even worse than I could have ever possibly imagined. There wasn’t a player who wasn’t beat. Will Beatty, John Jerry and J.D. Walton were utterly pathetic. For a team that was so bad up front last year, you’d think they’d have depth-on-depth-on-depth this year. Forget the Geoff Schwartz injury for a second, left guard was the least of the Giants issues. In fact, Weston Richburg may have been the best Giants lineman to take the field. Walton, Beatty and Jerry on the other hand? Wow. These were guys that were either returning, or signed, to solidify the offensive line. The group, collectively, may have looked worse Monday night than at many points a season ago. Adam Snyder should be ready to go next week, but he’s not the answer. The fact is, this is the offensive line that will be ‘protecting’ Manning for the next eight weeks. I don’t see how Manning finishes the season healthy.

Jacquian Williams
The Giants ranted and raved about Williams this offseason, signing the linebacker’s praises about the steps and progress he had made this summer. For the first time in his career, the team believed he was ready to take the next step and be an every-down linebacker. Maybe it was the fact it was Monday Night Football, but Williams did not play well for New York. Several missed tackles, poor gap control and backside containment. It wasn’t pretty for Williams. Making things even worse was the juke-out suffered at the goal line. Not by Reggie Bush, but by Matt Stafford.

Ben McAdoo, New York Giants (June 19, 2014)

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Ben McAdoo
Again, with an offensive line like the Giants, it’s hard to have success in any facet of every game, but McAdoo gets on the ‘Dud’ list for one string of plays. This could be a situation where it’s just a difference of opinion, but in my mind, on first-and-goal at the one yard line…you run the ball. You run it three straight times. If it fails on all three, then you throw.

Needing something, anything, to get back into the game and trailing by 14 points, you most certainly do not throw a fade route to an undrafted rookie. On second a goal, run the ball. If the line can’t manage one yard on three carries, then there’s a bigger issue, but you need to trust the line.

I know, Donnell came a toe nail away from making the grab on second down, but in my mind I just believe you have to run the ball. What if New York hadn’t scored on fourth down and turned the ball over?

Jerry Reese
It’s early, maybe a little premature, but I feel deserving. The Giants have no playmakers opposite Victor Cruz. The Giants have no depth across the offensive line. The Giants don’t have a tight end that can be serviceable in more than one area. The Giants don’t have a top-notch running back. The Giants “don’t have” list can go on, and on, and on. That falls square on the shoulders of Jerry Reese.

Sep 082014
 
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Eli Manning, New York Giants (September 8, 2014)

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Truly, it couldn’t have gotten much worse.

If Tom Coughlin, Eli Manning and the rest of the New York Giants sat down prior to Monday’s season opener versus the Detroit Lions and listed everything they didn’t want to have happen, odds are everything on that list would have been checked off on Monday Night Football.

The Giants didn’t block, cover, tackle, pass or catch. Their worst nightmares came to fruition under the lights of Ford Field. When the dust finally settled, the Lions were walking off the field with a 35-14 victory.

“It was a nightmare performance,” Coughlin said.

New York offensive woes, the same that were displayed for five games in the preseason, were once again brought to the forefront. The dysfunctional group didn’t cross the 100-yard of total offense mark until the fourth quarter. It took a penalty-filled drive for the Giants to establish anything, and even then it wasn’t pretty.

Manning was running for his life, again. There were miscommunications, again. There were interceptions, again.

It was dismal and pathetic performance. Hardly the national debut Ben McAdoo had hoped for in displaying his new West Coast offense to a nationally televised audience.

Manning finished 18-of-33 and threw for just 163 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Rashad Jennings rushed 16 times for 46 yards. Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle caught two passes each.

“No excuses,” Coughlin said. “We played very poorly. We don’t have a lot to be proud of.”

Trailing by 14 in the first quarter, Manning marched the Giants on a 13-play, 79-yard drive. New York picked up three first downs via Lion penalties. With a first-and-goal at the one yard line, New York ran two consecutive fade routes to no avail, one to Corey Washington, and one to Larry Donnell.

After a run from Jennings netted nothing, Manning found Donnell on 4th-and-goal for his first career touchdown.

Larry Donnell, New York Giants (September 8, 2014)

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Following the score, the offense’s ineptitude returned. After a Lions three-and-out gave the Giants a chance to tie, the offense punted twice, threw an interception, punted again and then threw another interception.

“There’s no reason for the turnovers, it’s not part of the offense,” Manning said. “No reason to have those. Besides that, there’s a few other opportunities to make the plays, we just didn’t make them.”

Defensively, New York flashed its potential, but fell short on far to many occasions. On the Lions first possession, quarterback Matt Stafford hit Calvin Johnson for a 67-yard score on 3rd-and-9. Johnson was left wide open due to a miscommunication between Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Stevie Brown.

Rodgers-Cromartie passed Johnson off to Brown. Brown ran to the sideline to join Rodgers-Cromartie. Johnson took off to the middle of the field. There wasn’t a white jersey within thirty yards.

One possession later, Johnson struck again, catching a 16-yard score on an adjustment route in the back of the endzone on 3rd-and-13. Johnson finished with seven receptions for 164 yards and two touchdowns. Stafford was 22-of-32 for 346 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He ran for an additional score.

Detroit gained 417 yards of offense, held the ball for over 36 minutes and went 10-of-15 on third downs.

“There’s a lot of work to do, obviously, in a short week,” Coughlin said. “We’ll see what we can accomplish.”

New York will face the Arizona Cardinals next week in the team’s home opener. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 P.M.

Video lowlights of the game are available at Giants.com.

Post-Game Notes: Punter Steve Weatherford suffered a high-ankle sprain. He will have an MRI on Tuesday. DE Jason Pierre-Paul suffered a stinger but he does not think he will miss any time.

Inactive for the Giants were WR Odell Beckham (hamstring), OT James Brewer (back), OT Charles Brown (shoulder), OG Adam Snyder, DT Jay Bromley, DT Markus Kuhn (ankle), and DE Kerry Wynn.

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BigBlueInteractive.com (BBI) Updates: In case you missed it, articles from BBI today:

September 6, 2014 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Saturday were WR Odell Beckham (hamstring) and DT Markus Kuhn (ankle). Beckham and Kuhn have both been officially ruled out of the game against the Detroit Lions on Monday night.

Jon Beason (foot), OG Brandon Mosley (back), OT Charles Brown (shoulder), and OT James Brewer (back) practiced on a limited basis. Brewer has been ruled out of the game. Beason, Mosley, and Brown are “probable.”

Eli Manning, New York Giants (December 22, 2013)

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Giants.com Q&A with Head Coach Tom Coughlin: The Coughlin Corner: Season expectations by Michael Eisen of Giants.com

Article on the 2014 New York Giants: New Offense Features Old-School Run Game by Alex Raskin of The Wall Street Journal

Article on Offensive Coordinator Ben McAdoo: McAdoo not dwelling on awful preseason by Kieran Darcy of ESPNNewYork.com

Article on the New York Giants Offense: NY Giants offense may not be a force, but maybe it doesn’t need to be by Ebenezer Samuel of The New York Daily News

Article on WR Victor Cruz: Giants make wise choice by naming Victor Cruz a captain by Tara Sullivan of The Bergen Record

Article on the New York Giants Tight Ends: Giants Show Little Promise at Tight End by Bill Pennington of The New York Times

Article on LB Jon Beason: Jon Beason set for season opener after offseason foot surgery by Bart Hubbuch of The New York Post

Article on S Stevie Brown: Giants’ Brown confident he can thrive again after latest injury by George Willis of The New York Post

Sep 052014
 
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Victor Cruz, New York Giants (August 9, 2014)

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New York Giants Name 2014 Team Captains:  On Thursday, New York Giants players elected five of their teammates to be team captains for the 2014 NFL season. The five players are QB Eli Manning, WR Victor Cruz, LB Jon Beason, S Antrel Rolle, and long snapper Zak DeOssie.

It is Manning’s eight consecutive year as a captain, DeOssie’s fourth, and Rolle’s second. Cruz and Beason are first-time captains. They take the place of 2013 captains OG Chris Snee and DE Justin Tuck.

“I’m hoping we have 53 that take full responsibility and accountability for our team, pride in our team,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “But I think the players have spoken in terms of who they have chosen to be in the leadership position as captains. We’ve spent a lot of time talking about leadership. The unselfish commitment to team, and ‘team first’ must come from your captains, and your captains must be young men who put the team above themselves. They must be young men who lead not only by what they say, but by their example – more significantly by their example. And they also, because of the nature of our business, they reflect what they do say by what they do on the field.

“The attempt to put all personalities in, to create ‘team,’ is a constant job that we all take on. We’ve been working at this since the first gathering point in the spring. But it certainly does help, because the number one thing is trust. The players do feel they can go to these five men and trust what they say and whatever they say and however they choose to lead will be in the best interest of the entire team.”

September 5, 2014 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Friday were WR Odell Beckham (hamstring), OT James Brewer (back), and DT Markus Kuhn (ankle).

Jon Beason (foot), OG Brandon Mosley (back), and OT Charles Brown (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis.

September 5, 2014 New York Giants Coach Media Sessions: Transcripts and video clips of Friday’s media sessions with the following coaches are available at Giants.com:

September 5, 2014 Tom Coughlin Press Conference: The transcript and video from Friday’s press conference with Head Coach Tom Coughlin are available at Giants.com.

September 5, 2014 New York Giants Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Friday’s media Q&A sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

LB Jon Beason on ESPN Radio: The audio of Friday’s ESPN Radio interview with LB Jon Beason is available at ESPN.com.

Articles on the New York Giants Offense:

Articles on QB Eli Manning:

Article on WR Odell Beckham: Odell Beckham Jr.: Here is what the Giants rookie is doing these days at practice by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Articles on the New York Giants Offensive Line:

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BigBlueInteractive.com (BBI) Updates: In case you missed it, articles from BBI today:

September 4, 2014 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Thursday were WR Odell Beckham (hamstring), OT James Brewer (back), and DT Markus Kuhn (ankle).

Jon Beason (foot), OG Brandon Mosley (back), and OT Charles Brown (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis.

September 4, 2014 Tom Coughlin Press Conference: The transcript and video from Thursday’s press conference with Head Coach Tom Coughlin are available at Giants.com.

Eli Manning, New York Giants (August 28, 2014)

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September 4, 2014 New York Giants Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Thursday’s media Q&A sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

7 takeaways from Giants media hour by Dan Salomone of Giants.com

Articles on the 2014 New York Giants:

Article on QB Eli Manning: Archie Manning offers advice to Eli on how to handle new offense by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Article on RB Rashad Jennings: Giants RB Rashad Jennings expects to shed tears before first career Monday Night Football game by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Articles on the New York Giants Offensive Line:

Article on DE Jason Pierre-Paul: Giants hoping for a healthy dose of Jason Pierre-Paul by Tom Rock of Newsday

Article on CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: We’ll find out quickly how much Giants trust Rodgers-Cromartie by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Giants Online – Lions Preview: The video of this week’s Giants Online is available at Giants.com.

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Giants Place OG Geoff Schwartz on Short-Term IR; Sign OG Adam Snyder: The New York Giants placed left guard Geoff Schwartz on the Designated-to-Return Injured Reserve (or short-term IR) on Wednesday. Schwartz dislocated his right big toe in the preseason game against the Jets on August 22. He will be eligible to practice six weeks from today and return to game action in eight weeks, meaning his first possible game will be two months against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 9 after the Giants’ bye week. In effect, Schwartz will miss at least seven games, or nearly half the regular season.

To fill Schwartz’s roster spot, the Giants signed OG Adam Snyder, who was waived by the San Francisco 49ers on August 30. Snyder was originally drafted in the 3rd round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. During his career, he’s played eight seasons with the 49ers (2005-11, 2013) and one with the Arizona Cardinals (2012). Snyder is extremely versatile, having starting experience at all five offensive line positions.  He’s started 87 regular-season games in nine seasons. However, despite having very good size, Snyder was considered the weak link of the starting units in San Francisco and Arizona in recent years.

Because of these moves, we have updated the Transactions, Roster, and Depth Chart sections of the website.

New York Giants Add DT Dominique Hamilton to Practice Squad: The New York Giants have signed DT Dominique Hamilton to their Practice Squad. The Giants have now completely filled up their 10-man practice squad.

Hamilton originally signed with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2012 NFL Draft. The Raiders cut him and was on NFL practice squads in 2012 (Redskins) and 2013 (Redskins and Chiefs). The Chiefs waived him in August 2014. Hamilton looks the part with excellent size and long arms. He’s not overly quick or agile. Hamilton is a better run defender than pass rusher.

Because of this move, we have updated the Transactions and Roster sections of the website.

Newsday Q&A with DE Mathias Kiwanuka: Kiwanuka Q&A: ‘If my peers respect me, that’s enough’ by Tom Rock of Newsday

Article on Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Tom Coughlin’s importance at all-time high by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com

Article on QB Eli Manning: Eli isn’t the problem, but that won’t stop the blitz of scrutiny by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Article on QB Eli Manning and WR Rueben Randle: NY Giants’ Victor Cruz says Eli Manning and Rueben Randle have plenty of time to build chemistry by Ralph Vacchiano of The New York Daily News

Article on the New York Giants Running Game: Giants: Big Blue backfield in sync by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record

Article on OG Adam Snyder: Adam Snyder: 5 things to know about newest Giants lineman, including why he was cut by 49ers by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Sep 022014
 
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New York Giants Add TE Jerome Cunningham to Practice Squad: Though not officially announced, the Giants have added TE Jerome Cunningham to the Practice Squad. The Giants have now filled nine of their 10 available Practice Squad vacancies.

Cunningham played college football at Southern Connecticut State University from 2009-2012, but he was not with an NFL team in training camp until August 2014 when the Giants signed him. He did try out with the Indianapolis Colts in May 2013 and Arizona Cardinals in May 2014, but was not signed by either team. Cunningham lacks ideal size for the position; he’s built more like an H-Back. But he is a good athlete who catches the ball well.

Because of this move, we have updated the Transactions and Roster sections of the website.

OT Justin Pugh NFL Network Interview: The video from Monday’s NFL Network interview with OT Justin Pugh is available at Giants.com.

Articles on the 2014 New York Giants:

Article on WR Odell Beckham, Jr.: Odell Beckham injury: Why the Giants need their first-round pick by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Article on the New York Giants Tight Ends: Giants 2014 roster: Will the tight end experiment work out? by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Article on DE Mathias Kiwanuka: Mathias Kiwanuka thinks Giants can win a Super Bowl — even if offense stumbles by Tom Rock of Newsday

Article on LB Jon Beason: Beastly Beason’s return ignites Giants’ confidence by Steve Serby of The New York Post

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Tom Coughlin, New York Giants (August 16, 2014)

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September 1, 2014 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Monday were WR Odell Beckham (hamstring), LG Geoff Schwartz (toe), and OG Brandon Mosley (back).

Head Coach Tom Coughlin was asked if there was any chance that Beckham might practice this week. “I doubt that very much,” said Coughlin. “Let’s just let this kid get better. Everybody settle down and let the kid get better. I mean, I went to him and said, ‘Let’s not have any more setbacks.’ Whatever it takes to get over this, let’s do this. Let’s encourage him, let’s not let him feel like he is an outsider, let’s get on with it. But, I mean, to talk about him every day. I will let you know when he is ready to do something, I will let you know.”

“Because it is every day it is the same question over and over,” continued Coughlin. “He is not ready to play. He may be a couple, three weeks away, so we are not going to talk about him. We have a game to play. Can we talk about the guys playing in the game, instead of people that are on the injury report. Thank you for bearing with me on that one.”

“I have no idea (when I will practice),” said Beckham. “We don’t have any (timetable), that’s something you have to ask Coach or the trainers really.”

“I would say that (Mosley) is much better than he was before the start of the weekend, or whatever day this is, and if he continues to make that kind of progress, perhaps he will be able to practice later in the week,” said Coughlin.

LB Jon Beason (foot), CB Prince Amukamara (groin), OT Charlie Brown (shoulder), and OT James Brewer (back) returned to practice.

“Yeah, I fully participated today and I felt good,” said Beason. “Guys told me I looked really fast out there. Obviously, I should, with fresh legs. It was hot, but you just keep going. The will has to be greater than the pain. You have to fight through it, knowing that every rep is a rep getting closer to playing.”

New York Giants Add OT Mark Asper to Practice Squad: The Giants have added OT Mark Asper to the Practice Squad, filling eight of the 10 available Practice Squad vacancies. Asper was waived by the Giants on Saturday. Because of this move, we have updated the Transactions and Roster sections of the website.

September 1, 2014 Tom Coughlin Press Conference: The transcript and video from Monday’s press conference with Head Coach Tom Coughlin are available at Giants.com.

September 1, 2014 New York Giants Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Monday’s media Q&A sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on 2014 New York Giants: Giants have second-oldest roster; breaking it down by position by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Article on DE Kerry Wynn: Kerry Wynn, the surprise Giant by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com

Article on CB Zack Bowman: New corner helping Giants’ D focus on ‘ball or nothing’ by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post