After all those reports we've posting about players dropping like flies the past couple of days got a reprieve on Sunday night. LB Jameel McClain (neck), OL Geoff Schwartz (ankle) and CB Trumaine McBride (hamstring) all returned to practice, alleviating the fears that all three were destined for long stints on the sidelines.
“It’s good to be back,” McClain said. “It’s good to be out there running around, having fun, doing what I love. It was good to be back out there. ... I’m just running extra. To have a week off or two weeks or whatever it was, I have to make sure I’m doing extra between the drills. My goal is to have gassers, at least two, between each drill, to try and get myself in better shape and then do more after practice, because when the game comes, there isn’t any preparing for that. So you’ve just got to run your butt off.”
Schwartz also felt better enough to practice. After the Giants' mishmosh of a performance in Cincinnati on Friday night, the offensive line needs all the help it can get.
“I felt a lot better than I did last week,” Schwartz said. “I made it through, and I feel good heading into tomorrow and the rest of the week....I felt more like myself today, which was nice. I didn’t really feel like I was kind of behind with my hands and my feet. I was a little tired today, but my hands were better than they had been in any practice so far.”
McBride's hamstring apparently was nothing more than a mild hiccup. He may have left the game on Friday, but the injury was not severe enough for him to miss any time. He was right back out on the practice field Sunday.
WR Rueben Randle sat with tendonitis in his knees, a situation that is becoming a growing concern at camp. Although he is considered day-to-day, Randle has been the Giants' healthiest receiver the past two seasons.
LB Jonathan Casillas (neck), CB Prince Amukamara (groin) and Jayron Hosley (concussion protocol) also sat out on Sunday. The tests done on Hosley’s neck were negative. Amakamara has been running and is slated to play the third preseason game against the Jets.
Safety Landon Collins (knee) is listed day-to-day but is probably going to miss a few weeks. The initial prognosis was for 2-6 weeks but he could be back sooner.