NY Giants Practice Update

 Giants.com latest information:

The Giants held their fifth Organized Team Activity (OTA) practice yesterday. There will be three more practices this week and one more on next Monday. The Giants’ veteran mini-camp will be held on June 13-15.

Missing from practice yesterday were TE Jeremy Shockey, WR Plaxico Burress, DE Michael Strahan, FB Jim Finn, LB Zak DeOssie, QB Anthony Wright, and WR Darius Watts.

The first-team defense yesterday had Osi Umenyiora and Adrian Awasom at defensive end, Mathias Kiwanuka and Kawika Mitchell at outside linebacker, and Sam Madison and R.W. McQuarters at cornerback. When the Giants went to the nickel, McQuarters moved inside to the nickel position and rookie Aaron Ross played at left cornerback.

David Diehl worked at left tackle with the first team the whole practice.

Injury Update: Head Coach Tom Coughlin said that WR Amani Toomer (knee) will likely be limited to one practice per day at training camp. “That’s usually the way you work back from an ACL, with one practice a day,” Coughlin said. “Hopefully, that will be the case and he’ll be pushing to go more. But I would expect it to be one a day…He runs and he conditions and he works laterally and he is putting his surgically-repaired knee in all kinds of situations. It’s all about strength right now. When you go one right after the other, it’s also about how it looks the next morning, to what extent he can push it two days in a row.”

“I feel like I can do everything, but they’re not letting me do a lot of things,” Toomer said. “That’s a good sign. Hopefully I won’t be limited in training camp. I’ll try not to be. They’ve been slowing me down, trying to get me ready for the long haul. I just want to get back playing every day, like I ordinarily do. I think it will help in terms of keeping me fresh. But hopefully it won’t affect me too much. I need to get back into the rhythm of the game. I think it will come quick…I’m probably up around 70, 80 percent, maybe even higher. I’m excited about how I’m coming.”

DE Osi Umenyiora (unknown ailment), who did not practice at last Wednesday’s OTA practice, did practice yesterday.

Aside from Toomer, not practicing yesterday were DE Justin Tuck (foot), CB R.J. Cobbs (knee), S/CB Jason Bell


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