EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A week after allowing seven sacks in a 38-0 loss at Carolina, the New York Giants' offensive line could be in even worse shape against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Starting center David Baas (neck) and right guard Chris Snee (hip) both were absent from the portion of practice open to the media Thursday. Assuming they didn't practice at all, that would be the second day in a row for both. And if neither practices Friday, it's unlikely they'd be able to play against the Chiefs.
Veteran offensive lineman David Diehl continued to do some work and could slot in at one of the guard spots, but he's still just five weeks removed from his thumb surgery, and the Giants don't know yet how much (if any) work they'll be able to give him this week. Depending on Diehl's availability, the Giants could use him and James Brewer at the guard spots and Kevin Boothe at center, or use Boothe and Diehl at guard and Jim Cordle at center. If Diehl can't go, Cordle, Brewer and Brandon Mosley all rank as possible fill-ins on the interior. The Giants are playing around with various combinations and right now aren't sure what the injury situations will even allow them to try.
Defensive backs Corey Webster and Terrell Thomas spent the open portion of the practice on exercise bikes and not working with the the team. Webster missed Sunday's game with a hip injury and didn't practice Wednesday. Thomas and the team have said they plan to "manage" his surgically repaired knee through the Giants' upcoming stretch of three games in 12 days.