Thursday, December 5, 2013
TE Brandon Myers not practicing for Giants
By Dan Graziano ESPN.com
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants tight end Brandon Myers rode an exercise bike next to Brandon Jacobs during the portion of Giants practice that was open to the media Thursday. It's unclear whether Myers has an injury or what it would be, but if he does it's a new one. He was not on the Wednesday injury report and practiced with the team Wednesday. He, Jacobs and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul were the players not practicing Thursday. Cornerbacks Trumaine McBride, Corey Webster and Terrell Thomas, all of whom were on Wednesday's injury report, were all working Thursday.
Myers has been a disappointing free-agent signing overall for the Giants, but he had a strong game Sunday in Washington, where he was the Giants' second-leading receiver with five catches for 61 yards and a touchdown. It was his second game in a row with a touchdown catch, and the reception and yardage totals were his highest since Week 2.
It has seemed as though the mid-range passing game, with Myers involved, has become a larger part of the Giants' offensive repertoire in recent weeks as they continue to try and stretch their passing game further downfield in spite of their protection issues. An injury to Myers could set back those plans as the Giants head to San Diego to play the Chargers on Sunday. We will, of course, keep you posted on what we learn as this day goes on.