Thursday, December 12, 2013
Giants' practice report: Usual suspects
By Dan Graziano
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Cornerback Corey Webster and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul were on the exercise bikes while their New York Giants teammates participated in the portion of practice open to the media on Thursday. Safety Cooper Taylor was not present.
Webster has been practicing on a limited basis due to his ankle injury but has not played since Oct. 27, and the fact that he worked some Wednesday but didn't appear to be working Thursday bodes ill for his chances of playing Sunday against the Seahawks. It's possible he's played his last game as a Giant. And it's certain that he's not making things easy on his agent.
Pierre-Paul has missed the past two games with a shoulder injury, and during recent weeks there have been times when he wasn't present at practice at all. So the fact that he's out there, wearing a jersey and pedaling a bike, could be counted as progress. Or it could be a sign he had nothing else to do. Either way, since it's been so long since he's practiced, it's hard to envision Pierre-Paul playing Sunday even if he's able to get back on the practice field Friday. He may have played his final game of the season.
Defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins, who missed Wednesday's practice with various leg injuries, was back at practice Thursday. So was cornerback Terrell Thomas, who sits out every Wednesday to rest his surgically repaired knee.
And running back Brandon Jacobs, who was placed on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday, had surgery Wednesday on his knee. The team said Jacobs had cartilage grafting to repair osteoarthritis, which obviously sounds awful and difficult to come back from.