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Friday, July 29, 2011
Coughlin: Seven Giants can't practice until Aug. 4

By Mike Mazzeo

Mathias Kiwanuka, Kevin Boothe, Brandon Jacobs, David Baas, Steve Weatherford, Bear Pascoe and Jamon Meredith cannot begin practicing with the Giants until Aug. 4, according to Tom Coughlin, because of new CBA rules.

Kiwanuka and Boothe were re-signed by the team, Jacobs had to restructure his contract, Baas and Baas signed as unrestricted free agents while Pascoe and Meredith were exclusive rights free agents who were also brought back.

"You like to have your roster in place as soon as possible but anybody with a new contract cannot practice as of right now, not until August 4th," GM Jerry Reese said.