Back at it from Giants training camp


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- After a day off Wednesday, the New York Giants return to the practice field Thursday. Here's what we're watching:

  • We know we won't see running back David Wilson, but we'll see whether we can get any more information on him and the condition of his neck. Wilson's out of practice for the rest of the week (which is Thursday and Friday, since the team travels to Canton, Ohio, on Saturday) and won't play in Sunday night's preseason game against the Buffalo Bills. The question at this point is whether Wilson will ever play again, and given that this could be a re-injury of the neck so soon after spinal fusion surgery, the team is likely to be overly cautious before putting Wilson back on the field. I feel for Wilson, who must be very frustrated and likely scared as well.

  • It's doubtful that first-round pick Odell Beckham Jr. will practice as he continues to nurse a bad hamstring, but it's always worth watching to see whether he increases his activity at all. Fellow wide receiver Rueben Randle sat out Tuesday with a hamstring problem, so it will be interesting to see whether he practices, too.

  • Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he'd have some idea after Thursday's practice about who's available to play (and for how long) in Sunday night's game. So I wonder if we might get news on that this afternoon, or if it will have to wait until Friday. I won't be here Friday, as I have to head to Canton to talk to Michael Strahan, but I believe Mike Mazzeo will have you covered. For Thursday, you get me and Kieran Darcy, and we'll try and get you everything you need.