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INJURY REPORT – PRINCE AMUKAMARA OUT 2-4 WEEKS…
WR Odell Beckham (hamstring), WR Victor Cruz (calf), LB Jon Beason (concussion), LB Devon Kennard (hamstring), LB Jonathan Casillas (calf), and CB Prince Amukamara (pectoral) did not practice on Thursday.
The bad news on the injury front is that Amukamara could miss a month with a pectoral injury. He has already been ruled out of Monday night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. “They’re saying two-to-four (weeks),” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “He has a partial tear of the pec, and it occurred in the (49ers) game. It’s most unfortunate, he’s made a lot of plays this Fall but we’ll continue on and we will get him back.”
“(The pectoral muscle is) still attached,” said Amukamara. “It gives me a chance to rehab it and we’ll do another MRI in a couple weeks to see if progress has been made and we’ll go from there.”
Beckham did not practice, but he did do some running. “We’ll see (if Beckham can practice later this week),” said Coughlin. “Today he can’t go. He’s day-to-day, but today he can’t go.”
“Day-by-day thing, with the game being Monday, so won’t really be able to tell until Monday,” said Beckham.
WR Rueben Randle (hamstring), DE Robert Ayers (hamstring), DE George Selvie (calf), and CB Trumaine McBride (groin) practiced on a limited basis.
“I’m fine,” said Randle. “Today I tried to test (the hamstring) a little bit so it felt pretty good. It’s a little sore now, but it’s getting better, so as long as I’m progressing, I’m pretty positive about it…Just trying to rehab it as much as possible, strengthen back up, and see how it feels Monday night…I don’t see myself sitting out this game. It’s enough time for me to heal up enough to play, so we’ll see how it goes.”
LG Justin Pugh (ankle) fully practiced.
Another procedure done today on NYG TE Daniel Fells' foot, though docs remain optimistic they're getting his MRSA infection under control.
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PRACTICE SQUAD MOVES…
The New York Giants have signed offensive tackle Xavier Proctor and cornerback Brandon McGee to the team’s Practice Squad. To make room for these two players, the Giants terminated the Practice Squad contracts of tight end Dominique Jones and offensive guard Adam Gettis.
Originally a defensive tackle, Proctor signed with the Orlando Predators of the AFL out of college in 2013. He signed with the Detroit Lions in August 2013 and spent the year on the team’s Practice Squad. The Lions moved him to offensive tackle in 2014 but waived him in September 2014.
McGee was originally drafted in the 5th round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. He played in 15 games in 2013 and two games in 2014 with no starts, accruing 18 tackles. He missed most of 2014 with a foot injury. In 2015, the Rams waived him in September, signed him to the Practice Squad and then the 53-man roster, and then waived him in October. McGee combines decent size with very good speed and quickness.
Jones was signed by the Giants to the Practice Squad on October 7 after spending time with the Broncos and Ravens in 2015. The Giants signed Gettis off of the Practice Squad of the Pittsburgh Steelers in December 2014.
In addition to previously-reported wide receivers Terrell Pryor, T.J. Graham, and A.J. Jenkins, the following players worked out for the Giants on Wednesday:
- QB Bryn Renner
- WR Devin Gardner
- WR Antwan Goodley
- WR Mike Williams
- LB Philip Wheeler
- CB Brandon McGee
- CB Garry Peters
- CB Greg Reid
- CB Dax Swanson
As reported, the Giants signed McGee to the Practice Squad.
HEAD COACH TOM COUGHLIN…
The transcript of Tom Coughlin’s press conference on Thursday is available in The Corner Forum while the video is available at Giants.com.
WATCH: Coach Coughlin updates injuries and previews #NYGvsPHI http://t.co/RwdDOi8JB4
— New York Giants (@Giants) October 15, 2015
THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
The following transcripts and video of player media sessions on Thursday are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:
- QB Eli Manning (Video)
- WR Odell Beckham (Video)
- WR Rueben Randle
- DT Johnathan Hankins (Video)
- CB Prince Amukamara (Video)
- What rookie Landon Collins did well vs. 49ers and 10 random observations | Giants film review by Jordan Raanan for NJ.com
- Five Giants players who could give Big Blue boost to stay in NFC East race by Ralph Vacchiano of The New York Daily News
- Will Victor Cruz return before the Giants’ bye in Week 11? by Tom Rock of Newsday
- Guard Justin Pugh moves ahead by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record
- Giants count on new and improved Jayron Hosley to replace injured Prince Amukamara by Tom Rock of Newsday
WHAT’S UP NEXT…
The Giants practice on Friday and hold physical recovery cycles on Saturday in advance of Sunday’s away game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Brazilian TV announcers call Larry Donnell's game-winning TD from Week 5. You really do want to watch this one. http://t.co/HPA5rttFot
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