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NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT…
Not practicing on Wednesday due to injury were linebacker Olivier Vernon (high ankle sprain) and linebacker Tae Davis (hamstring).
“(Vernon is) making great progress,” said Head Coach Pat Shurmur before practice. “From what I’ve seen, he seems to be a fast healer, but he’s working his way back. I don’t think he will be out there today. He’s doing a good job of trying to get back. Certainly when we don’t have OV in there, we’ve got to compensate and maybe two or three guys have to do what he does.”
Tight end Evan Engram (concussion) and linebacker Connor Barwin (knee) practiced.
“Evan took the red jersey off,” said Shurmur. “He’s officially out of the (concussion) protocol.”
GIANTS SIGN NATE STUPAR, WAIVE ROBERT MARTIN…
The New York Giants have signed linebacker Nate Stupar, who was cut by the New Orleans Saints on Monday. The 30-year old, 6’2”, 240-pound Stupar was originally drafted in the 7th round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. Stupar has spent time with the Raiders (2012), Philadelphia Eagles (2012), San Francisco 49ers (2012–2013), Jacksonville Jaguars (2013), Atlanta Falcons (2014–2015), and Saints (2016–2017). He has played in 63 regular-season games with nine starts, six of which came in 2016 when he accrued 58 tackles. Stupar missed 11 games in 2017 with a torn ACL. Stupar is a solid reserve linebacker who excels on special teams.
To make room for Stupar, the Giants have waived running back Robert Martin, who was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent after he impressed at the May 2018 rookie mini-camp as a tryout player.
HEAD COACH PAT SHURMUR…
The transcript of Pat Shurmur’s press conference on Wednesday is available in The Corner Forum while the video is available at Giants.com.
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:
- QB Eli Manning (Video)
- WR Odell Beckham, Jr. (Video)
- S Landon Collins (Video)
- Home sick: Why the Giants and the Yale Bowl were not a good mix in 1973-74 by Andrew Gross of Newsday
WHAT’S UP NEXT…
The Giants practice on Thursday and Friday in preparation for Sunday’s home opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The team’s coordinators will address the press on Thursday.
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