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November 22, 2006 New York Giants Injury Report: Although Head Coach Tom Coughlin said LB Brandon Short (quad) was not expected to practice yesterday, Short did participate in both individual and team drills. Short is officially listed as “questionable” for the game against the Titans on Sunday.

DE Osi Umenyiora (hip flexor) participated in individual drills at practice yesterday, but did not participate in the team portion of practice. “It is good news,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “It is good. I’m not promising anything. I’m just saying he is going to do his individual work and then we will see how reacts to that. And then we will see how he is the next day.” Umenyiora is officially listed as “questionable” for the game against the Titans on Sunday.

Sitting out of practice were DT Barry Cofield (groin – questionable), DE Michael Strahan (foot – doubtful), CB Sam Madison (hamstring – doubtful), and LT Luke Petitgout (fractured fibula – out).

WR Sinorice Moss (quad) continues to practice but remains “questionable.”

Quotes: Titans’ Head Coach Jeff Fisher on QB Eli Manning: “He played a very, very good defense last week. We went through the same thing several weeks ago. That is a difficult defense, especially at home. They can force you into making some bad decisions or force your hand, if you will. But our staff has gone way beyond the last two weeks and we have seen him really, really make plays. He is going to make plays when they run the football. When they don’t run the football it is hard to make any kind of plays, because everything starts there. And Jacksonville’s defense is such that it is tough to run against. So, obviously our philosophy is to try and do the same thing. Not that we are as well equipped as they are, but you have to be able to settle in and try to win the line of scrimmage, stop the run and then go from there. But Eli is going to be a very, very good quarterback in this League. I have watched as they have been patient with him and they have handled him well. And obviously he is very, very capable of making any throw. I think he understands the philosophy of their offense and every once in a while you are going to have a tough go at it. But the mark of young quarterbacks is their ability to bounce back. And he has proven that he can bounce back.”

General Manager Ernie Accorsi on Manning: “Obviously, in this business, you need the courage of your convictions. I’m totally convinced by Eli’s ability. I have the same conviction about him I always did and so does everybody in this organization. All the hysteria doesn’t mean a thing to me.”

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