Jul 302012

BBI New York Giants Training Camp Reports: To see the latest BBI training camp reports and training camp schedule, please visit the Training Camp section of the website.

Additional New York Giants Training Camp Reports: The following media sources have provided training camp reports:

Giants.com Videos from Training Camp:

  • Training Camp Top Plays (Video)
  • Insider: Sirius XM‘s Pat Kirwan (Video)

Injury Report: Not practicing yesterday were LB Michael Boley (hamstring), LB Keith Rivers (hamstring), HB Da’Rel Scott (ankle), DE Justin Trattou (ankle), WR Hakeem Nicks (PUP – foot), TE Travis Beckum (PUP – knee), DT Chris Canty (PUP – knee), and LB Clint Sintim (PUP – knee).

“(Boley’s) got a little hamstring. I don’t know how long he’ll be. Couple days, I’m sure,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “Same thing (with Rivers). It’s just a little hamstring.”

“There are definitely no setbacks,” said Nicks. “Everything is going the way we planned, so we’re just sticking to the things that the doctors and trainers told us…I started running already…It felt pretty good. There weren’t any setbacks. I did more gradually as the weeks go on, days go on…I haven’t started cutting yet. In the next couple of days, we’ll see what the trainers decide…I definitely want to be out there, but we gotta do the right thing and be smart about it.”

Nicks was asked if he expected to be back around the original mid-August time frame. “Yeah. That sounds about right,” responded Nicks. “That’s what they’re saying. I’m seeing a doctor today about it. Everything looks good, so we’re just going to keep taking it day-to-day and hope for the best…There’s no pain right now. I ran on it before. It’s responded very well. There’s no pain, it’s just a matter about being smart about it.”

The x-rays on Trattou’s ankle were negative, so the injury is believed to be a sprain. However, he was limping noticeably in a walking boot. He will also have an MRI taken as well to determine the full extent of the injury.

CB Terrell Thomas left practice early to ice his surgically-repaired knee. “I’m sure he’s going through making sure that he feels confident in himself,” Coughlin said. “He does pretty much everything, but I’m sure he’s going to have some doubts when he wants to make sure that he’s strong and confident.”

Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Sunday Press Conference: The transcript and video of yesterday’s press conference with Head Coach Tom Coughlin are available at Giants.com.

Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video clips of media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on the 2012 New York Giants: Five Questions from Giants Training Camp by Pat Kirwan of CBSSports.com

Article on the Giants’ Secondary: At Quiet Giants Camp, Secondary Makes Itself Heard by Bill Pennington of The New York Times

Article on the Giants’ Middle Linebacker Position: Giants’ Competition at Middle Linebacker Friendly, But Stiff by Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger

Article on the Giants’ Tight End Position: Giants Search for the Next Ballard by Alex Raskin of The Wall Street Journal

Article on DE Justin Tuck: Giants’ Justin Tucks Away His Pain by Tim Smith of The Daily News

Articles on LB Mark Herzlich:

Article on WR Julian Talley: Meet the New Cruz by George Willis of The New York Post

Quotes: QB Eli Manning on WR Jerrel Jernigan: “I think JJ’s done well. Yesterday he had a couple deep balls. Showed some good speed, some good quickness we knew he had. Obviously we’ve seen some flashes of brilliance and really good things. Now it’s just continuing to learn. Getting very familiar with the offense, consistency, and understanding all the ins and outs of it. That just comes with more repetition, more practice; these preseason games, all those things will be very helpful.”

WR Hakeem Nicks on Jerngian: “He’s definitely showing flashes, doing what he needs to do. Being open on routes, and getting timing down with Eli. He’s definitely showing some good flashes.”

Manning on WR Rueben Randle: “I think Rueben has done a good job. I think he has a pretty good understanding of what is going on with the offense, after such a short time of being here. You see some skill set in his route running, some speed, a toughness also, being physical in his routes, getting open. You see the potential now just getting a great understanding of what we’re trying to do. What his responsibilities are going to be and continue to grow within the offense.”

Nicks on Randle: “I think he’s going to be a playmaker. I see flashes of great things. He has strong hands, he runs good routes, and he’s ready to go out there and play. You can see it in his eyes.”

Head Coach Tom Coughlin on LB Greg Jones: “He’s practiced well. He’s practiced well for a couple of days. Ever since camp opened, he’s practiced well, he’s run well. He appears to be around the ball…He can play inside. He can play outside.”

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