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SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT…
Offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse (calf) and defensive tackle Robert Thomas (illness) did not practice on Wednesday. Running back Rashad Jennings (thumb) and free safety Darian Thompson (foot) were limited.
JANORIS JENKINS NAMED “NFC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK”…
New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins has been named the “NFC Special Teams Player of the Week” for his performance against the New Orleans Saints last Sunday. In that game, Jenkins returned a blocked field goal attempt by defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins 65 yards for a touchdown.
PRACTICE SQUAD MOVES…
The New York Giants have officially signed offensive tackles Laurence Gibson and Michael Ola to the Practice Squad. The team also terminated the Practice Squad contract of Shane McDermott.
Gibson was originally drafted in the 7th round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He has spent time with the Cowboys (2015), Chiefs (2015), Falcons (2016), and Bears (2016). He has yet to play in a regular-season game. Gibson is a very athletic lineman with good height and long arms. A better testing athlete than football player so far, Gibson needs to play with more strength and power.
Ola is a journeyman who has bounced around different leagues and teams including the Jacksonville Sharks (2012), Montreal Alouettes (2012–2013), Miami Dolphins (2014), Chicago Bears (2014), San Diego Chargers (2015), Detroit Lions (2015), and Seattle Seahawks (2016). He has played in 23 regular-season NFL games with 19 starts. Versatile, Ola has played at both tackle and guard.
McDermott was originally signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2015 NFL Draft, but the Cowboys cut him in September that year. After a brief stint on the Panthers Practice Squad, the Giants signed McDermott to the Practice Squad in November 2015.
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:
- WR Odell Beckham, Jr. (Video)
- WR Victor Cruz (Video)
- DE Jason Pierre-Paul (Video)
- CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (Video)
- Giants contemplate protest during national anthem by Tom Rock of Newsday
- Giants address Anthem protests and respond to violence in society by Michael Eisen of Giants.com
WHAT’S UP NEXT…
The Giants practice on Thursday at 11:10AM.