INJURY REPORT – ODELL BECKHAM MISSES PRACTICE AGAIN…
WR Odell Beckham (hamstring), WR Victor Cruz (calf), LB Devon Kennard (hamstring), CB Prince Amukamara (pectoral), and CB Trumaine McBride (groin/illness) did not practice on Friday.
When asked about Beckham, Head Coach Tom Coughlin responded, “Good, he’s coming along.”
McBride did not practice on Friday after practicing on Thursday. He might have sat out due to an illness. “We hope (he will be able to play),” said Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo of McBride. “He didn’t do much today.”
WR Rueben Randle (hamstring), DE Robert Ayers (hamstring), LB Jon Beason (concussion), and LB Jonathan Casillas (calf) practiced on a limited basis.
“I felt great,” said Beason. “Obviously I didn’t have any pads on so there was no contact. But from an overall neuro standpoint—the symptoms, the headaches, the vomiting—I didn’t have any of that.”
LG Justin Pugh (ankle) and DE George Selvie (calf) fully practiced.
ELI MANNING AWARDED AGAIN…
Quarterback Eli Manning has been voted the “FedEx Air Player of the Week” for his performance against the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday night. In the game, Manning completed 41-of-54 passes (both career highs) for 441 yards (third highest total of his career), 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception for a QB rating of 110.2. Manning also completed 15 consecutive passes spanning the third and fourth quarters and led the Giants to the 27th fourth-quarter regular-season comeback of his career. Manning was named the “NFC Offensive Player of the Week” earlier in the week.
TOM COUGHLIN AND THE COORDINATORS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following coaches are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:
- Head Coach Tom Coughlin (Video)
- Offensive Coordinator Ben McAdoo (Video)
- Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo (Video)
- Special Teams Coordinator Tom Quinn (Video)
THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:
The audio of Thursday’s ESPN Radio interview with WR Odell Beckham is also available at ESPN.com.
- As long as Eli Manning is healthy, Giants have chance by Bob Glauber of Newsday
- Giants in no rush to be critical of running game by Tom Rock of Newsday
- Ereck Flowers built for Giants-Eagles: He ‘wants to be a jerk’ by Steve Serby of The New York Post
- Giants turn to last-chance, drug-banned corner in hour of need by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post
- What are the Giants getting in new starting cornerback Jayron Hosley? by James Kratch for NJ.com
WHAT’S UP NEXT…
Instead of practicing, the Giants will hold a “recovery day” on Saturday. The players will select two of six recovery stations, based on seniority. Their choices are massage, yoga, FMS (Functional Movement Screen) exercises designed for the individual, air compression boots, contrast bath (between a hot and cold tub), and self-massage with stick rollers and elastic bands.
The Giants will also have a 45-minute, up-tempo “walk-thru” practice on Sunday that is not open to the media. The Giants will then travel to Philadelphia to play the Eagles on Monday night.