Amukamara practiced in full on Thursday and he seems eager to get on the field and start earning his keep.
“I was pretty limited the week before but this week I have been getting a lot of reps with the first team and with the scout team,” Amukamara said on Thursday. “This week is looking more promising than last week.”
Amukamara’s return couldn’t come at a more opportune time as the Giants prepare for the high-scoring and multi-talented Philadelphia Eagles.
With Michael Boley likely out for the Giants, the team will need all the healthy bodies they can afford. Now, it’s not fully known what the status of Michael Vick and Jeremy Maclin is for Sunday. However, expect DeSean Jackson back after being benched last week for disciplinary reasons.
Despite their struggles this year, the Eagles could go off at a moment’s notice. Speed is the name of their game and if Amukamara can contribute something, he can be a valuable asset in the secondary.
However, don’t expect the Giants to overuse Amukamara as he still has rust to shake off. Amukamara isn’t sure how many snaps he can handle.
“I am not sure,” Amukamara told reporters on Thursday. “I think the defense is averaging like 60 snaps and I have been getting more than 60 snaps at practice, including special teams, scout team and going with the first team defense. So, I am definitely prepared for it and to go 60 snaps.”
Amukamara says the foot is fine, but he is feeling the normal soreness that comes with all the reps he is taking lately.
So with the amount of reps Amukamara is getting, the chance for him to make his debut is probable in all likelihood. If Amukamara gets the call, he’ll be ready.
“I am practicing and preparing like I am going to be playing this week,” Amukamara concluded. “It really is looking promising this week, so I am excited. “
All quotes courtesy of Giants communication department
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