Andre Brown cleared to return

Updated: October 17, 2012, 8:46 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants will have running back Andre Brown back from a concussion, but linebacker Jacquian Williams is expected to miss the week with a knee injury.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Brown has been cleared from his concussion, which sidelined him Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. Coughlin said Williams, perhaps the team's fastest linebacker, will not practice this week due to a knee injury suffered in the 26-3 win over the Niners.

"(Williams) won't practice this week, doesn't look like he will," Coughlin said Wednesday.

Coughlin also said running back Ahmad Bradshaw will not practice on Wednesday because of pain in his foot. Coughlin said it is the same issue Bradshaw has had in the past with his surgically repaired foot. Bradshaw has dealt with a fracture and often could practice only once a week in the past.

Coughlin said he thinks that Bradshaw, who has rushed for 316 yards on 57 carries over the past two games, can continue to carry the load for the Giants.

"He definitely has played well and played hard and got the ball a number of times, and we'd like to think he can keep on doing it," Coughlin said. "I don't want to go into that one-practice-a-week business, so I am hoping this is something he will be able to overcome."

Coughlin said Bradshaw plans to practice Thursday. Brown's return helps, considering the Giants will be without backup running back Da'Rel Scott for some time.

Scott underwent a right knee debridement to help repair his meniscus on Tuesday. He could be involved in a roster move this week because the Giants will have to make some space eventually for defensive tackle Chris Canty, who will practice on Wednesday and is eligible to come off the PUP list.

The Giants can use Canty with defensive tackle Rocky Bernard still sidelined by a quadriceps injury. Safety Kenny Phillips also is still trying to make his way back from an MCL injury.

Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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