Victor Cruz (80), Brandon Myers (83), New York Giants (August 4, 2013)

Victor Cruz and Brandon Myers – © USA TODAY Sports Images

August 6, 2013 New York Giants Training Camp Reports: The Giants held their ninth training camp practice on Tuesday afternoon at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. The next practice is on Wednesday from 1:30-3:45PM. For a complete training camp schedule and Q&A guide, see the Training Camp section of the website.

Injury Update – Chris Snee and Terrell Thomas Off of the PUP: Not practicing on Tuesday were OL Justin Pugh (concussion), FB Henry Hynoski (PUP – knee), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (PUP – back), and DT Markus Kuhn (PUP – knee).

“(Pugh is) feeling better,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “He was out today with his helmet on, and he was running on the side. Hopefully, that’s a good sign.”

“JPP’s on schedule,” said General Manager Jerry Resse. “He’s looking good, he’s running around a little bit. He’s going to be out on the field a little more than usual as we move along. We expect him to hopefully be back, ready to go for the (Week 1) Dallas game.”

Pierre-Paul was not quite as optimistic as Reese. “I’m rehabbing, I don’t know when my return will be, but at the end of he day I’m going to go out there when I feel comfortable,” said Pierre-Paul. “I’ve been doing some running lately, and it feels good. Like I said, it’s basically day-by-day.”

“It’s not really the doctor’s decision (on when I return),” said Pierre-Paul. “I say it’s not the doctor’s decision anymore because it’s basically on me. It all depends on my recovery and how my back feels and if I can go out there and practice with the team but I’m going to have to get a couple practices in before, if, I decide to come back before the first game. I already know I’m going to be taking on two guys, double team, triple team maybe so, I’m not in a rush to come back and put myself in that position…And right now I’m still at that stage that I know I can’t go out there and perform. So, I’m not going to try and rush back.”

“At the end of the day, you know that your coaches and general manager and head coach want you out there, to help the team out, but, it’s all on me, like I said,” said Pierre-Paul. “I’m focused on coming back 100%, not being like 85%, you know what I’m saying? And I know I’m going to be a big factor of the defense, so I’d rather come back 100% and that’s it.”

OG Chris Snee (hip) and CB Terrell Thomas (knee/hamstring) were activated off of the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) List and practiced on a limited basis. WR Hakeem Nicks (groin) and  CB Corey Webster (groin) also returned to practice.

Snee participated only in individual drills. “It felt good, it felt like I was part of a football team,” Snee said. “It’s a lonely feeling when you’re not even allowed to stretch with your team before practice. So, it was exciting to be out there and I think my teammates like having me out there.”

Most of Thomas’ work also came in individual drills. “It felt great to get out there and be with the guys for the first time and run around,” Thomas said. “Obviously, I’m a little rusty. I’ve still got to get my legs under me. The first day is in the books and we’ll just keep building off that.”

“It wasn’t really reported, but I had a (hamstring) strain,” said Thomas. “I wanted to let that fully heal so it wasn’t an aggravating thing throughout training camp. They wanted me under their supervision and not have me rush things. Last year I came out right away and, unfortunately, I tore my ACL. They wanted me to take it a little bit slower this year.”

Nicks participated in all drills, but saw his number of snaps limited. “I would have liked to have done more, but I’m going to stick to what they want me to do right now,” Nicks said. “I felt good. I have got to keep going up from here. The reps they’ve got me doing right now is really not too much, so I’ve just got to keep on working as more and more gets thrown on me. Take it in stride.”

OL James Brewer (possible concussion), TE Larry Donnell (ankle), S Taylor Cooper (hamstring), and RB Ryan Torain (unknown) left practice early.

Coach Media Q&As: Transcripts and video clips of Tuesday’s media sessions with the following coaches are available at

Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Tuesday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at

WFAN Interviews at Training Camp: Audio clips of Tuesday’s interviews with the following Giants’ officials and players are available at

  • General Manager Jerry Reese (Audio)
  • Head Coach Tom Coughlin (Audio)
  • QB Eli Manning (Audio)
  • WR Victor Cruz and DE Justin Tuck (Audio)
  • WR Hakeem Nicks (Audio)
  • S Antrel Rolle (Audio)
  • P Steve Weatherford (Audio)

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Article on P Steve Weatherford: Family Cheers After Weatherford Brightens Dying Fan’s Final Days by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

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