LB Michael Boley (hamstring) did not practice again, and although head coach Tom Coughlin has not commented at length about Boley's condition we have to assume it's more serious than we've been led to believe. This week should tell us more.
LB Jacquain Williams (hip) also sat out again yesterday. He told reporters that his injury was "nothing serious" and that it just needed a little more time to heal up.
Also missing yesterday's workout: DT Shaun Rogers (swollen leg), C Jim Cordle (knee), DE Justin Trattou (heel/ankle) and WR David Douglas (quad).
Practicing again after missing Friday's game in Jacksonville: DT Rocky Bernard, RB Da'Rel Scott, WR Domenik Hixon and LB Jake Muasau. OT Will Beatty was also on the field, but Coughlin said he would be extremely limited at first. OL James Brewer left practice with tightness in his back.
Coughlin said it was "sad" that Trattou was missing so much valuable time this summer. But one man's misfortune is another one's opportunity. DE Adrian Tracy is stepping into the fourth DE spot just fine. He recored a sack with forced fumble against Jacksonville the other night.
Tracy has bulked up since the Giants drafted him out of tiny William and Mary a few years back and has overcome injuries and a long learning curve to finally get in the mix for a roster spot. He says he's improving with the help of the veteran pass rushers on the team:
"I can add a little bit to my arsenal. A lot of people think that I’m small and so we’re just going to hit him with the speed rush, but I was able to use some power so hopefully I’ll be able to use a combination of power and speed and be able to capitalize on passing situations:
DJ Ware got good number of reps against Jacksonville and it appears he is the new Brandon Jacobs, getting the call in short-yardage situations.
"I just want to be a playmaker," Ware said yesterday. "I just want to be somebody that can get the ball in my hands and I can do something with it. Whether that’s in the red or green, goal line, or out on the field, I just want to get out there and make plays. If I can do that then I’ll be glad to help my team."