NOVEMBER 17, 2016 NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT…
Offensive guard Justin Pugh (knee), offensive lineman Brett Jones (calf), and running back Orleans Darkwa (lower leg) did not practice on Thursday.
Wide receiver Victor Cruz (ankle), wide receiver/returner Dwayne Harris (toe), and offensive lineman Adam Gettis (calf) practiced on a limited basis.
“The injury is doing well,” Cruz said. “I practiced today and everything feels good. I was running around, making some plays, so everything is feeling good… Sunday at one o’clock, I plan to be out there helping my team win.”
PRACTICE SQUAD MOVES…
The New York Giants have signed offensive center/guard Shane McDermott to the Practice Squad. To make room for McDermott, the team terminated the Practice Squad contract of wide receiver Da’Ron Brown.
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. He also spent time on the Giants Practice Squad again in September 2016. McDermott is a blue-collar, overachiever who lacks ideal athleticism and strength.
Brown was signed to the Giants Practice Squad last week. He was originally drafted in the 7th round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. He has spent time on the Practice Squads of the Chiefs (2015) and New England Patriots (2016).
THE COACHES SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following coaches are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:
- Offensive Coordinator Mike Sullivan (Video)
- Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo (Video)
- Special Teams Coordinator Tom Quinn
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:
- RB Rashad Jennings (Video)
- WR Victor Cruz (Video)
- DE Jason Pierre-Paul (Video)
- DE Olivier Vernon (Video)
- CB Eli Apple (Video)
- S Landon Collins (Video)
- S Andrew Adams (Video)
- Spags talks keys to Giants’ improved defense by Michael Eisen of Giants.com
- Giants backfield evolves into Jennings-Perkins timeshare by Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com
- Young Giants teammates make Victor Cruz feel old at 30 by Tom Rock of Newsday
- Jason Pierre-Paul, Victor Cruz share a Giant bond, desire to make most of second chances by Pat Leonard of The Daily News
- Giants’ Jason-Pierre Paul has been major factor for defense by Bob Glauber of Newsday
- Leon Hall benching proves rookie Giants coach Ben McAdoo not afraid to make the tough calls by Pat Leonard of The Daily News
- ‘Heck of a player’: Landon Collins’ Giant transformation by Zach Braziller of The New York Post
- Landon Collins’ growth spurt impresses former Giant Deon Grant by Bob Glauber of Newsday
- Robbie Gould was surprised Bears cut him, now kicks against them by Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com
WHAT’S UP NEXT…
Head Coach Ben McAdoo and select position coaches and players will address the media on Friday.