Notebook: Hynoski carted off

May, 22, 2013
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Fullback Henry Hynoski injured his knee and was carted off the field during Wednesday's OTA.

Hynoski was set to undergo an MRI on his knee. The Giants fullback has become a valuable component of the offense and head coach Tom Coughlin said he was praying for the best.

"They are taking a look at that and I will say a few prayers," Coughlin said. "And I’ll continue until I hear what it is."

Hynoski went down in the backfield after running into a teammate. The fullback quietly had an impressive season last year. If Hynoski has to miss time, tight end Bear Pascoe could fill in as a blocking fullback or the team could look to sign another fullback.

"I handed the ball off and I just saw him on the ground after," Eli Manning said. "So I don’t know exactly what happened. Haven’t seen the film yet. I don’t know how severe the injury is, but hopefully it’s not too bad and he can be back either for the spring or at least for training camp."

Herman signs: The Giants signed seventh-round pick Eric Herman to his rookie deal. Only first-round pick Justin Pugh and fourth-round pick Ryan Nassib remain unsigned among the Giants draft picks.

OTA report: Louis Murphy had perhaps the most impressive showing on offense during the OTA. Manning looked often for Murphy deep and the two connected on a 50-yard bomb after the speedy Murphy got behind the secondary. Jerrel Jernigan and Brandon Collins also saw plenty of action at receiver... When asked about how Rueben Randle did in practice, Coughlin replied, "OK. He did fine. We haven’t seen a whole lot. Check with me in about five or six practices"... Prince Amukamara had a nice breakup on a deep sideline pass intended for Jernigan... Safety Junior Mertile had an interception return for a would-be touchdown off a deflected pass... Tight end Brandon Myers made an impressive diving catch over the middle from Manning in 7-on-7's... Aaron Ross, Randle, Jernigan and David Wilson took turns fielding punts... David Baas, Chris Snee, Terrell Thomas and Markus Kuhn did not participate in the practice. Jacquian Williams went through individuals.
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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