WR Hakeem Nicks returned to practice yesterday. Tom Coughlin said he will be bringing Nicks along slowly and did not know if he would play in the upcoming preseason games Friday vs Chicago or Wednesday vs New England.
Coughlin said he had very little information about the injury to RB Ahmad Bradshaw's hand, which suffered a contusion in the game vs the Jets last Saturday.Bradshaw practiced, but his participation was limited. Rookie RB David Wilson will begin seeing more time with the first team, Coughlin said.
DT Marvin Austin (back) is coming along, but Coughlin had no update on when he would resume practicing. OT Will Beatty (back) is "struggling" and Coughlin was more open about the possibility of moving forward with out him:
"There's going to have to be flexibility," Coughlin said as per Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York. "Whether Sean (Locklear) plays left or right, or whether David Diehl plays left or right, or that type of thing. We obviously expect and live in expectation that Beatty will come back to the practice field unless something would happen otherwise. We're getting close (to the season) and those five guys need to play a lot together."
LB Michael Boley (hamstring), CB Jayron Hosley (turf toe), CB Michael Coe, DE Adrian Tracy and DB Brandon Bing all sat out with hamstring issues. LB Jacquian Williams (hip) was back practicing yesterday for the first since the beginning of camp.
Workout warrior LB Mark Herzlich, who sustained a hip pointer vs the Jets was also out on the field. He apparently cannot be held down.
The "cold tub" hazing incident was covered ad naseum yesterday, and hopefully it's over. Geico SportsNite had reactions from the TIMEX yesterday: