LB Mark Herzlich (ankle) missed practice again and has been ruled out of tomorrow's game. DE Justin Tuck (shoulder) was the only other Giant who did not hit the practice field.
"He was just sore," Tom Coughlin told the media. Tuck is expected to play tomorrow as are TE Jake Ballard (knee), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), RB Da'Rel Scott (knee), T Tony Ugoh (ankle), DE Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee), CB Corey Webster (hamstring), who were all limited.
Coughlin said that Webster was "fine" and that the team is ready to begin the second season:
"There is a very real sense about where we are and the consequences if you don’t do well, play well and win."
The team practiced outside on what turned out to be an unseasonably mild day in the New York area. Sunday's game will be played in similar weather.
"It’s good to be outside," Coughlin stated. "We like to get outside and it was a beautiful day. So we chose to be out here. This is close to what it’s going to be game day, so that’s why we wanted to be here."
Mike Garafolo has more from TIMEX courtesy of Geico SportsNite:
- DE Jason Pierre-Paul was selected first-team All-Pro by the AP. WR Victor Cruz was named to the second-team.
- Cruz says he turned down an offer to show off his salsa dance on Dancing With the Stars. "Maybe in a couple of years," he said. Good choice.
- Marc Ross, the Giants' Director of College Scouting, has reportedly been interviewed by the Indianapolis Colts for their open GM position.
- Ballard was designated yesterday to "flip the switch" to turn the lights at the top of the Empire State Building a beautiful shade of blue. They will remain that color until Sunday.