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All the blame from the Giants? 38-0 blowout loss against the Carolina Panthers will be centered on the offensive line?s brutal performance in allowing Eli Manning to be sacked seven times.

But the defense also fell apart in the second half ? turning a somewhat close 17-0 halftime deficit into an insurmountable Panthers? lead.

Perry Fewell?s defense was focused all week on containing Cam Newton, just like the unit did last year in the Giants? 36-7 Week 3 win in Carolina. Newton however had other plans this go-around, as he burned Big Blue?s defense with both his arm and his legs.

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Among the puzzling sidebars coming out of last Sunday's loss to Denver was why Aaron Ross, listed as the third CB on the depth chart, did not play a single snap on defense. Surely, they could have used his speed and aggressiveness.

He was asked today what he believes his role on the defense is these days.

"Like I said, I don?t know what the role is but I?m prepared for any time they call me," Ross said. "Prince went down in the Dallas game and they called my number and I was ready and prepared to go in and help the team try to make plays. If my number?s not called, I will be the supporting cast and if it?s called, I?ll be ready to go out there and ball."

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The Giants "have just put their toe in the water again" for Charles Woodson, the veteran defensive back agent's tells ESPN's Josina Anderson.

Two days ago, Woodson left his visit with Denver without receiving a contract offer, but the two sides reportedly remained in contact.

In addition to the Broncos, Woodson, 36, has visited with the Raiders, the only team known to have made an offer to the free agent.

Tags: Aaron Ross, Antrel Rolle, charles woodson, Corey Webster, eric reid, jayron hosley, New York Giants, prince amukamara, Ryan Mundy, Stevie Brown, Tyler Sash
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The locker room at TPC was open today, officially beginning the season for the Giants beat reporter pool. ?Players new and old gathered at the voluntary workouts. Several were made available to the media, such as WR Hakeem Nicks, who had his 2012 season disrupted by foot and knee ailments.

"No, I don't thinks so. My foot has been fine for a while. I think my main issue last year was mainly the knee, but I think that?s fine now. We?re going to keep on taking things the way we are now and making sure there won?t be any setbacks,"?Nicks said when asked if?there was anything going forward with the foot or the knee that may prevent him from playing at 100% this season.

"My body is feeling good. I still have a lot of time to still monitor and take care of it, so that?s what I?m doing now getting back in the groove of things." Asked if he was on schedule for the next phase of the condition program, Nicks said he was taking a longterm view on things.

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When CB Aaron Ross left the Giants for greener pastures in Jacksonville via free agency last winter, he never thought he'd be back here with the Blue a year later. The Jaguars signed Ross to a multi-year deal worth close ot $10 million over three years. Realizing they overpaid for the underachieving CB, the Jaguars cut him after one.

From Rotoworld: "It was a nice paid vacation to Florida," said Ross, who collected over $2.25 million of a deal alleged to be worth $9.75 million over three years. He was released on March 8. "So yeah, I?m very happy to be back with the Giants," added Ross.

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In an appearance on NFL Network's NFL AM this morning, Giants cornerback Aaron Ross admitted he signed with Jacksonville last off-season solely for monetary purposes.

Said Ross:

?It was a nice paid vacation to Florida ...?I had to think about the family, setting us up long term, so of course the money comes to mind ... But winning is everything, man. It takes the joy away when you?re losing, and the only thing to get you through it is the paycheck when you?re losing. So yeah, I?m very happy to be back with the Giants.?
Ross spent his first five NFL seasons as a member of Big Blue, totaling 10 INTs, including four in 2011, the year prior to signing with the Jaguars.

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There's a lot to like about Washington DB Desmond Trufant, whose draft stock has been rising of late.

The Giants have been connected to a number of different players with the 19th selection in April's NFL Draft, most of which has centered around the team's moves during free agency.

Among the names floated around have been Tyler Eifert, the tight end from Notre Dame, Alec Ogletree, the linebacker out of Georgia, and Datone Jones, the defensive lineman out of UCLA.

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It?s great to be back.....Words can?t explain. I?m very excited to be back here. From the very start, I talked to Mr. (Jerry) Reese when I signed with the Jags. I told him I had a three-year contract and as soon as it?s over, I?ll be ready to come back home. That three-year contract ended a little earlier than I thought, and he made the call and I was more than excited to come back here. It?s home. I was here for five years, this is where my career started, two Super Bowl rings. All my brothers are here, all the coaches are here. It just felt like home. I was ready to come back home (courtesy Giants official website)
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Update - 3/14 - 4:35 p.m.: Aaron Ross has passed his physical and the Giants have made the signing official.

Mike Garafolo of USA Today is reporting the Giants are bringing back CB Aaron Ross:

https://twitter.com/MikeGarafolo/status/311561050187243520

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Per Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, the Jacksonville Jaguars have parted ways with CB Aaron Ross after one season.

Ross,30, signed a three-year, $9.75 million contract before last year. He started nine of 14 games, making 65 tackles but no interceptions.....Although the move was likely based on performance and not money, Ross? release does create salary cap space. He was due a $4.04 cap number this year, but now will have only $666,667 of ?dead money? on the cap, creating more than $3 million of additional room. That puts the Jaguars nearly $30 million under the cap.....Ross came to the Jaguars after five years (two Super Bowl titles) and 10 interceptions with the New York Giants.

Does this open the door for a return to the Giants? Maybe, if he's willing to work cheap - very cheap. But the Giants might not want to go backwards. If a team that has $30 million in cap space doesn't want Ross, why would the Giants? Plus, Ross was injured far too often for the Giants' liking during his time here. At 30, I can't imagine his health won't become an issue going forward....

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The secondary struggled throughout most of the regular season, ranking 29th in pass yards per game allowed with 225.1. Luckily, Eli Manning made a habit of putting up those same numbers?often better?against opposing pass defenses.

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Aaron Ross, Antrel Rolle, Corey Webster, Deon Grant, Giants-49ers, Giants Defense, Giants-Patriots, Giants Special Teams, Jerry Reese, New York Giants News, New York Giants Preseason, NFC, NFC Championship Game, NFC East, Perry Fewell, Prince Amukamara, Pro Bowl, Super Bowl XLVI, Terrell Thomas, Tyler Sash
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As per Adam Schefter, Aaron Ross and the Jacksonville Jaguars have come to terms on a three year deal worth up to $15.3 million.

With Terrell Thomas and Prince Amukamara expected to be ready to contribute in time for training camp, the Giants likely viewed Ross as an unnecessary luxury.

Although Ross never truly lived up to the first impression left by his first round status and excellent rookie season, he certainly had plenty of bright spots. The former Texas Longhorn dealt with injuries and often drew the ire of fans during his five year Giants career, but carved himself a place in franchise history by being a starting cornerback on two championship teams.

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CB Aaron Ross was cleared to play by the medical staff after passing the standard battery of tests required of all suspected concussion victims.

He was out on the practice field today and showed no ill effects from his collision with teammate Jason Pierre-Paul last Sunday. Ross left the game with what was thought to be a concussion and was replaced by Prince Amukamara.

RB DJ Ware was also knocked out of the WildCard game vs Atlanta. Unlike Ross, he has not been cleared to practice. He is day-to-day.

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OK?well as long as no one was injured in the last ten minutes, I think I?m ready to unveil my final roster projection for 2011. We still have two preseason contests to go, but right around now is when the decisions start to become clear. So let?s jump right in with QB.

QB Keeping 2: In 2011, NFL teams now have the luxury of dressing 46 players on game day. This essentially means that the 3rd string QB is no longer an ?emergency option.? The Giants have chosen to forgo the 3rd QB all together since 2008, and I?m not so sure that changes this season. Obviously Eli is the number 1, but he heads up a current corps of 4 talented signal callers.

David Carr (first pick ever of the Houston Texans in 2002) is my favorite to win the job, and not just because he is less expensive than the other veteran alternative. Yes he is about 2 million cheaper than Sage Rosenfels, but he is also equally talented and more versatile. Quite frankly, I expected him to win the starting job in San Francisco last year and I still think he will be a starter again in this league before he retires. Rosenfels may also be trade bait for another CB (more later).

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Aaron Ross, Adrian Tracy, Andre Brown, Antrel Rolle, Bear Pascoe, DJ Ware, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, jimmy kennedy, Linval Joseph, mark herzlich, Matt Dodge, New York Giants, Terrell Thomas, Tyler Sash, Victor Cruz
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In 2007, the Giants selected Texas CB Aaron Ross with the 20th overall pick. He had a lot of upside and a bright future as a cover guy and a returner. Four years later, Giant fans are still waiting for that potential to transform into the kinetic. ?All Ross has managed to do is get injured and tease the faithful, who have been sitting around envisioning what a healthy Ross might do in a blue jersey....

Ross is ready to go. He says he hasn't felt this good since his rookie year. When asked how his health was, the 28-year-old was straight-forward:

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According to Mike Garafolo of NJ.com, Aaron Ross is unwilling to play safety this season.

"I'm not willing to do safety anymore," Ross said. "Wouldn't entertain it."
Ross has been played at safety in the past, to uneven results. With the drafting of Prince Amukamara, the Giants are very deep at cornerback. ?However, Deon Grant is a free agent, so the Giants could use some more depth at safety.?

Word out of camp is that Perry Fewell expects Kenny Phillips to take a huge step forward in his second full year after recovering from knee surgery, so hopefully the need for a third safety will not be as great as last year.

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Play maker?

We sure hope so.? Two years in a row the NY Giants have gotten what the franchise deems as a true play maker. No one wants to see a good player loosing playing time; however, I am pumped to see first round pick Prince Amukarmara fight for a starting spot.

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, 2011 NFL season, Aaron Ross, Corey Webster, New York Giants, New York Giants News, prince amukamara, Prince Amukamara, Terrell Thomas
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The draft can unfold in many unique ways.?? Everyone was sure that at pick No. 19 the Giants would go Offensive lineman due to the fact that all the ?skill players? would be long gone that fit the Giants system.

Enter?Prince Amukamara

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2007 was a defining year for the New York Giants. They came away from the NFL Draft with eight players, all of whom would make the team and contribute to the Super Bowl run later that season.

But in reviewing that draft here in 2011, I can't help but catching myself on the glaring error the Giants may have made in the first round.

Tags: Aaron Ross, Antonio Pierce, Brian Urlacher, Corey Webster, Jon Beason, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants History, NFL Draft, Patrick Willis, Terrell Thomas
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Q: What do you get when your favorite team brings in a new defensive coordinator who is known for creating a ball hawking secondary that knows how to tackle?

A: The best defensive backfield in franchise history.

The New York Giants secondary is for real.? They tackle, cause fumbles, cover big time receivers, intercept the ball and for the most part (Rolle) go about their business in a true, professional way.

Tags: Aaron Ross, Antrel Rolle, Deon Grant, Giants-Eagles, Giants-Redskins, Kenny Phillips, Terrell Thomas
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While safeties and corner backs across the NFL are being scrutinized and carefully observed for illegal helmet to helmet hits, the Giants safeties and corners have transitioned into well rounded players with an old school style.

How you ask?? By using the fundamentals of the game and showing the world they know how to tackle. ? Including quarterbacks!

This past week, Antrel Rolle, Kenny Philips and Deon Grant showed the world why the New York Giant defense gets the "Most Improved" award in 2010.?? The 3 safeties combined for 11 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 QB hit, 2 pass defended.

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If the Giants want to take down Peyton and the Colts, these three players will need to step up.

1. Ahmad Bradshaw

The stat that stuck out the most to me from Houston's week 1 win over the Colts was that the Colts allowed 257 yards on the ground. ?Undrafted Arian Foster piled up 231 yards and 3 touchdowns on 33 carries, good for 7 yards a carry. ?If Bradshaw, Jacobs and the Giants' rushing game are not able to put up significant yardage, we will learn a lot about the state of the Giants' offensive line.

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Aaron Ross insists that he can suit up this afternoon, but don't count on that happening.

After spending nearly the entire 2009 season on the sidelines thanks to a nagging hamstring injury, Ross is now battling plantar faciitis.? Both he and the team claim that he has made progress since the onset of the ailment and he has even been practicing quite consistently.

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Unprepared, understaffed, under-pressure and uncertain this NY Giants team has what it takes.?? Now, I love a year when the NY Giants are flying below the radar.?? I love a year when the "big mouth" Jets are telling the world how great they are; however, 2010 is starting to concern the Big Blue.

Injuries - 5 players key players came into camp recovering from recent surgery and at least 10 more have been injured this camp.? The offensive line is fragmented and the 2nd team defensive backs look, well....overwhelmed!

Tags: Aaron Ross, Adrian Tracy, Antrel Rolle, Jason Pierre-Paul, Jeff Garcia, Jeremy Shockey, Jonathan Goff, Keith Bulluck, Kerry Collins, New York Giants, New York Giants Preseason, Perry Fewell
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Giants' S Antrel Rolle had a similar injury to Aaron Ross' (plantar fasciitis) last year when he was a member of the Arizona Cardinals.? He poke about the management and healing process of such an injury.

Q: You played through a plantar fascia injury last year, correct?A: Yes.

Q: Aaron Ross is going through the same thing right now:A: Actually, his is a little bit different than mine. He has plantar fasciitis, which is a partial tear. I tore my plantar fascia completely. To tear it completely is actually better than to tear it partially. Once you tear it completely, it kind of takes care of itself and it doesn't matter. Just depends on how much pain you can play on.

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According to SNY contributor Mike Garafolo, Giants CB Aaron Ross (plantar fasciitis) has a boot on his foot and will miss the remainder of the preseason.? Coach Tom Coughlin told reporters that Ross will be in a boot/cast for the next ten days.

Ralph Vacchiano of the NY Daily News reported that there was no ligament tear in Ross' foot.

No word on a time frame for when Ross might return to action

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If you?ve been paying attention over the past two days, you

are well aware of the mounting injuries infesting the Giants locker room.? The injuries are hampering nearly every

position group and with September fast approaching, the Giants front office has a mess on its hands.

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Aaron Ross' career is like some Greek tragedy.? He has worlds of ability and high hopes, but just as he is about to reach his breakthrough point, he is sidetracked by the fates. Let's hope his condition doesn't linger like Eli's did last year, or Michael Strahan's did a few years back.

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NY Giants cornerback, Corey Webster is very good cornerback. In fact, since 2007 he has been one of the more productive corners in the NFC.? However, I guess I missed the story written by Matt Mosley regarding a challenge from NY Giants G.M. Jerry Reese toward Giants cornerback, Corey Webster.

"He?s got to be the guy we paid,? said Reese. ?He?s got some play-making ability. He?s got to keep it between his ears, keep it right in his head."

"He?s got all the tools to be a really great corner. But he?s got to get it in his head, ?I?m a great corner and I can play against anybody.? When he falls short sometimes, I think he has a mental lapse in his head about something.?

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A 7 point loss?...we'll take it. ?This was no ordinary game for the Giants. ?No the game didn't count. ?However, meaningless or not, the Giants found themselves with their back to the wall in the early month of August.

A 24-17 defeat is not exactly disappointing when you consider the circumstances.? New York played the entire game with a third string QB.? How many times have you witnessed a third string QB even play a series at the pro level, let alone an entire game?

That said, here's what we learned:

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Giants GM Jerry Reese said on a radio show yesterday that CB Aaron Ross was the player he was impressed with the most this summer.? Ross's career has been marred by injuries, most notably a nagging hamstring, and he has yet to show Giant fans and the NFL what he's capable of.

Today, he met with the pool outside of the Indian Quad at U Albany...

On what he is doing differently to prepare and maintain his body:

I'm taking better care of my body. I'm getting a little older, now. In college, I can go kill myself then go right to the house and go to sleep.

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CB Aaron Ross is finally healthy.

For the past few seasons, Ross has been marginalized by a tricky hamstring, making him sort of a forgotten figure in the Giants' secondary.

The Giants' 2007 first-round selection has been all over the place the first three days of camp.? He is pushing hard to get his old job back? - right cornerback - but that spot has been secured by another high draft choice, Terrell Thomas.

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I think we can all agree that Jerry Reese is a good GM, who has mostly done his part in providing the Giants with the players that the team needs to win. On the surface it would seem that little of last season?s shortcomings were due to Reese?s personnel decisions, and are more attributable to injuries and bad coaching. But I wonder, if I were to put a number to Reese?s draft and offseason moves, would he average out among the better GMs in league history? Mediocre? Or just plain terrible? Over the next four weeks I intend to apply a letter grade and GPA to Reese?s off season moves and draft picks in order to more realistically tag him as a GM.

2007

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Mini-camp?may have wrapped up yesterday, but the news continues. Here's the latest, compliments of an assortment of Giants' beat writers:?

Paul Schwartz, New York Post:?The NFL is seriously considering expanding the regular season to 18 games, a plan that Giants players overwhelmingly despise. The main gripe from the players is that a longer regular season will increase injuries. Even if the preseason is reduced from four games to two, players argue that with two preseason games, coaches will need to see more of their starting players, increasing the wear-and-tear on the bodies of athletes already stretched to the limit.?

It seems like?the switch to an 18-game regular season?is inevitable, though the NFL Players Association will certainly have its say.?You have to remember?that injuries can happen at any time - just ask Domenik Hixon - and this is a move that?fans would support. After all, it's more football for them.?Everyone seems to be in favor of the expanded regular-season schedule. Everyone except for the players that is.?

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CB Aaron Ross, who missed the first nine weeks with a left hamstring injury, re-injured himself yesterday and is now listed as day-to-day.

With Corey Webster's (knee) status for Monday's game in Washington day-to-day as well, Ross' injury puts a severe strain on an already embattled unit.

Terrell Thomas will continue to start at one corner and Kevin Dockery would draw the start opposite him if Ross or Webster cannot go.

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Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger has an interesting story on why Danny Ware's father (Danny Ware Sr) hasn't seen his son play an NFL football game....until tomorrow.

Ralph Vacchiano of the nydailynews.com has a story on how the Giants replace the "heart" taken out of the defense by MLB Antonio Pierce's injury.

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Aaron Ross took snaps at practice today with the second unit, but not at corner. Ross was playing, the much maligned, safety position. Don't expect any moves right away but it could be coming down the stretch, especially if Aaron Rouse struggles with his newly acquired starting spot. Remember Rouse didn't really earn the spot, he fell into it after CC Brown proved he couldn't handle the position. CC struggled so much in communication he admitted to playing his own coverage on a deep ball to DeSean Jackson. Ross has now practiced 4 days in a row, a couple at safety, but the Giants are limited at the spot so it's not a definite indication that he is on the move, but with there recent struggles it certainly bares watching.

According to Ralph Vacchiano, Coughlin emphasized that Ross ?is a corner?. And when he was asked if Ross could play another position in a game, he said ?Not at this point in time. But you never know.? Meanwhile Ross had this to say: ?I can (play safety),? Ross said. ?I don?t know if I?m going to or not, but I can. We haven?t sat down and talked about it yet,? Ross said. Whatever he has planned for me, I?m all in.?

Ross is now into his third comeback attempt and would probably do anything to see the field, including moving to safety. While I don't see the move happening this Sunday, it may come later in the season. With all the players now healthy the Giants will have to make some interesting decisions for there inactives. Most likely the usuals, WR Sinorice Moss, ?T Guy Whimper, ?G Adam Koets, WR Ramses Barden, and RB Gartrell Johnson will be on the list but they may now have to add DE Tollefson and one of the corners. With CB Bruce Johnson doing nicely at the nickel it's likely to come down to Dockery/Ross, but for now Dockery is also gunner on special teams, although he has struggled lately.

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With this recent four game skid the giants have encountered, we all can pretty much agree that the part of the team that has been hurting the most is the defense. Of course, one has to factor in the enormous amount of injuries the defense has dealt with, and fortunately there is some potential good news regarding CB Aaron Ross.

Ross was back in practice today and coach Tom Coughlin said? that he "seemed to work well." the Giants haven't officially activated him yet, but to see him finally working on the practice field has to be an encouraging sign for an ailing secondary.

Also, with Gerris Wilkinson going on the IR, the Gmen have signed youngster D.J. Johnson as a cornerback. Johnson, who was signed by the Broncos back in April, has been a practice squad player for them thus far this season.

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Lets play a game, I'll write down some quotes, you tell me which ?player is being described:

"Just a leg issue, ?he is day to day"

"Tried to run, but had a setback, should be ready in a couple weeks"

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The Ross Situation

Aaron Ross has been hobbled by a nagging hamstring injury, has not appeared in a regular season game and is practicing on a limited basis.

The question posed to me was...if he cant' play, why wasn't he placed on the PUP list? It doesn't appear he had any chance of playing before Week 6, which is the week a team must make a decision on a PUP player.? Did they keep him around to rehab him?? They're wasting a roster spot in the interim...

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According to Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News CB Aaron Ross will be out another week with a sore hamstring. Ross begged team doctor to have platelet-rich plasma therapy that DE Chris Canty had on his hamstring, Canty was back on the field 2 weeks later. Ross has reacted well to the therapy but is still suffering from pain behind the knee, and is likely out another week.

If you're a mets fan this is starting to sound dangerously like Jose Reyes's injury (behind the knee), something that forced him out for over three months. Football and baseball are very different sports and it's unlikely the injury lasts nearly as long, but one never knows. Ross had this to say about surgery

?I?m praying and hoping not,? Ross said. ?Myself or the doctor didn?t expect it to last this long. I thought I was going to be back for Game 1. Now I?m probably going to have to sit out Game 2. Very frustrating.?

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Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger and SNY posted his 5 things to watch for going into tonight's preseason game with the New York Jets.

Among those 5 topics Garafolo discussed, one was CB Terrell Thomas. Aaron Ross is out for the rest of the preseason, and with that, Thomas moves on the depth chart up to third corner. Look for Thomas to see a lot of field time, not only in nickel and dime packages, but base defense packages as well.

CB Kevin Dockery will start in place of the injured Ross.

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Ross Injury Opening The Door For Thomas

CB Aaron Ross' hamstring injury is a Catch-22 situation. If he continues to practice on it, it will not heal. If he doesn't, Terrell Thomas will get his reps, and possibly steal his starting job.

Ross said he was about "80%", which isn't good enough to get him on the field this Saturday against the Bears in Chicago. He is aiming for the season opener Sept. 13 vs the Redskins.

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CB Aaron Ross has a sprained ankle, according to coach Tom Coughlin. Reporters did not have a chance to talk to Ross directly today.

"We'll see," coach Tom Coughlin said of Ross' status. "They're pretty optimistic today about it, but we have tomorrow and on Wednesday, we'll be able to tell where we are."
Coughlin said Brandon Jacobs is "sore." and that the injury was an "ongoing thing" for Jacobs. Jacobs aggravated the injury he originally suffered against the Seahawks in yesterday's game when he landed awkwardly after a tackle. Coughlin said Jacobs has had several MRIs but didn't elaborate.

Jacobs didn't speak to reporters today but after yesterday's game said he could have gone back in.

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Mike Garafolo of the Star Ledger reports that CB Aaron Ross said he's not sure if he or Kevin Dockery will start against the Steelers.

Ross was removed for a few series in the second half on Sunday.

Coach Tom Coughlin said Ross played well aside from the 30-yard touchdown and said the decision to pull Ross was a temporary move.

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CB Aaron Ross fell victim to a shoulder stinger in Sunday's game, he is expected to return to practice tomorrow.

CB Terrell Thomas (hamstring) has yet to play in the first two games this season, and is expected to practice in individual drills tomorrow.

CB R.W. McQuarters (calf) status is still uncertain, and it is not yet known if he will practice tomorrow.

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Gerris Wilkinson appears to be leading as the starting weak-side linebacker in camp, ahead of Danny Clark. Rookie Bryan Kehl will pose a threat as well.

Corey Webster and Aaron Ross are starting at corner, while Sam Madison and rookie Terrell Thomas are competing for the nickel.

Offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said the Giants will "ride the hot hand" when it comes to which tailback they roll with each week.

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