NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT…
WR Victor Cruz (calf), TE Larry Donnell (neck), LB Jon Beason (ankle/knee), LB J.T. Thomas (ankle), and CB Prince Amukamara (pectoral) have all been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“(Amukamara) needs more time,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “This was to get him going and to be able to give him a week where he could maneuver and cover and so on and so forth, without any real contact. He’s had a nice week of that and we’ll continue.”
WR Rueben Randle (hamstring), LB Uani ‘Unga (neck), and CB Leon McFadden (groin) are “questionable” for the game.
RB Orleans Darkwa (back), RG Geoff Schwartz (ankle), and S Craig Dahl (neck) are “probable” for Sunday’s contest.
OT Will Beatty (pectoral – PUP) and DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand – roster exemption) currently remain off of the 53-man roster. The Giants can add one or both of these two by 4:00PM on Saturday.
“The decision with JPP, everything is positive, we’re not going to make that decision (today),” said Coughlin. “Tomorrow we’ll have a brief workout and we’ll go from there. I’ve been pleased with what I’ve seen this week.”
HEAD COACH TOM COUGHLIN…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with Tom Coughlin are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:
- Giants still learning how to seal the deal in close games by Tom Rock of Newsday
- Will Tye’s unlikely journey from Stony Brook to Giants by Michael Eisen of Giants.com
- Glove or club? It’s down to the details for Jason Pierre-Paul by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com
- Former NFL defensive end on Jason Pierre-Paul: 2 big challenges, how Giants might adapt, more by James Kratch for NJ.com
- Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie explains why he missed a play that cost Giants a touchdown vs. Saints by Jordan Raanan for NJ.com
- Giants 4 Downs interview: Punter Brad Wing on Australian kicks, The Game of the Century by James Kratch for NJ.com
WHAT’S UP NEXT…
The Giants will have a 45-minute, up-tempo “walk-thru” practice on Saturday that is not open to the media. The Giants play the Buccaneers in Tampa on Sunday.