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Tom Coughlin: Ahmad Bradshaw 'ready'

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ahmad Bradshaw's foot was "a little sore" after practicing for two straight days, so the Giants kept him out of practice on Friday.

Coach Tom Coughlin said Bradshaw will be fine and he is one of six Giants listed as probable for Super Bowl XLVI against the Patriots.

"But he's okay," Coughlin told the pool reporter Friday. "He'll be ready. He'll be listed as probable. In fact, I don't believe we'll have anyone listed as questionable for the game."

Bradshaw was the only player to not participate in the Giants' 70-minute padless practice at the University of Indianapolis. Safety Tyler Sash was an addition to the Giants' injury report after he went through a limited practice with a foot issue.

Sash, who is a special teams contributor, had his foot wrapped but told the team he is OK. Defensive end Osi Umenyiora (ankle/knee) was the only other Giant who was limited.

Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (shoulder), cornerback Corey Webster (hamstring) and linebacker Jacquian Williams (foot) all went through a full practice. All six Giants are listed as probable for the Super Bowl.

Bradshaw surprised Coughlin by practicing on Wednesday and Thursday. His normal routine has been to rest the first two days of practice.

"He got in two good days of work prior to this," Coughlin said. "He's prepared."

Brandon Jacobs and D.J. Ware took all the reps against the scout team, according to the pool report.

Also, Coughlin paid attention to every detail and advantage the Giants can gain. He had the temperature in the practice bubble set to 70 degrees each day after being told that Lucas Oil Stadium's on-field temperature would be around 68-to-70 degrees on Sunday at kickoff.

"We were able to get a good sweat going, working in conditions like they'll have Sunday," Coughlin said. "Of course, we didn't have 60,000 people watching."

Coughlin tried to simulate that with crowd noise piped in for the third straight day.

"So far this week, we've accomplished what we needed to accomplish," Coughlin said. "The players have practiced hard and spirited. I think we'll be well prepared for the game."

Jacobs and Antrel Rolle said Wednesday's practice was perhaps the best of the season. According to the pool reports this week, Eli Manning and Nicks have been sharp and crisp.

Management was on hand for the practice with president and CEO John Mara, chairman and executive vice president Steve Tisch, and treasurer Jonathan Tisch in attendance.

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Greg Gadson was also with the team. The 2008 Iraq War double-amputee veteran was a fixture with the team during the 2007 Super Bowl run and he also has been around the team during this playoff run as well.

Several family members of Giants players arrived yesterday and today. The team still has a midnight curfew Friday, but it will move to 11 p.m. on Saturday.

Coughlin will keep the team at the downtown Marriott and not move it to a more secluded hotel. The Giants plan to go through a light jog-through on Saturday and then have meetings in the evening for 75 minutes, followed by chapel service and a team snack.

"I coach them right up through the kickoff," Coughlin said. "I've never been a believer in, I don't like the phrase, 'the hay in the barn' business. That's not the case at all. There is always something that can be discussed or talked about. You're literally doing it right up until the kickoff."

Ohm Youngmisuk covers the Giants for ESPNNewYork.com.