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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Injury report: Thomas will play Saturday

By Ohm Youngmisuk

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- Terrell Thomas will make his season debut on Saturday against the Jets.

Head coach Tom Coughlin has been impressed with Thomas in the last couple of practices. Working largely against slot receivers, Thomas had an interception in practice on Wednesday and has been moving well.

"He looked good yesterday moving around out there, really moved well today," Coughlin said. "He is going to go [on Saturday]. He will play."

The Giants can use Thomas on the field against the Jets. Corey Webster and Antrel Rolle have not been practicing due to injuries. Both have been working on the side. Coughlin said Webster's issue has been soreness with a MCL and groin injuries but that the veteran cornerback is "getting close."

Rolle is also nearing a return to practice. He tested his ankle on Tuesday on the side by backpedaling and moving forward and side to side.

"I'm going to return to the practice field whenever I'm ready," Rolle said. "Whenever I can go out there and feel like I'm not favoring it. Right now we're ahead of schedule and things are going good."

"I don't think I expected myself to be out here, running, doing little drills, cutting and so forth and so on," he later added. "I had a preview of that yesterday and it felt alright. I can't say it felt 100 percent, but it felt alright."

Defensive end Damontre Moore (shoulder), center David Baas (knee), wide receivers Victor Cruz (heel), Ramses Barden (knee) and Louis Murphy (leg) did not practice as well.