Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Giants list 15 players on injury report
By Dan Graziano ESPN.com
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Two weeks ago, the New York Giants listed two players on their Wednesday injury report. This week, that list has grown to 15.
The most significant of the injuries continue to be on the offensive line, where starting center David Baas (neck) and right guard Chris Snee (hip) missed Sunday's game in Kansas City and aren't practicing Wednesday. Giants coach Tom Coughlin said it "doesn't look like there's a whole lot of improvement" with those injuries, and it seems unlikely either will play Sunday against the Eagles. The Giants signed offensive lineman Dallas Reynolds on Tuesday for depth.
Coughlin indicated the Giants could move forward with the same offensive line combination they used Sunday, with Jim Cordle at center and James Brewer at right guard. But he did say veteran David Diehl (thumb) would practice Wednesday and that changes could be made depending on Diehl's ability to play Sunday. Diehl was active in Kansas City but did not play. If he can play this week, he'd likely man one of the guard spots with left guard Kevin Boothe moving inside to play center.
Coughlin said cornerback Jayron Hosley's hamstring was "probably going to be an issue," and Hosley won't practice Wednesday. Aaron Ross has a back injury and likely won't practice either. But starting cornerback Corey Webster, who missed the last two games with a hip injury, is going to practice according to Coughlin. That indicates at least some hope that Webster can return for the Philadelphia game.
Coughlin said defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who's listed on the injury report with a knee injury, would practice but that defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins (knee/Achilles) would not. Defensive tackles Shaun Rogers (back) and Linval Joseph (ankle/knee) also are on the injury report, which means the Giants are thin this week at defensive tackle. But Coughlin offered praise for the work rookie Johnathan Hankins did in practice last week and indicated he could be part of the plans Sunday. Hankins has been inactive for each of the first four games this year.
Coughlin said linebacker Mark Herzlich (toe) would not practice Wednesday but that linebacker Jacquian Williams (knee) would. Cornerback Terrell Thomas will get one day off per week as a nod to his surgically repaired knee, but that's been the plan all along. Safety Cooper Taylor is still nursing a shoulder injury, but with Will Hill back from suspension this week that's less of a concern. Tight end Adrien Robinson remains out with his foot injury.