Ross said he was about "80%", which isn't good enough to get him on the field this Saturday against the Bears in Chicago. He is aiming for the season opener Sept. 13 vs the Redskins.
By that time, Thomas may have convinced the coaches that he is the better player.
Rocky Bernard Practices, Canty Does Not
Bernard finally hit the playing field yesterday, but Canty was held out again with a sore hamstring.
The Giants need these two players in their defensive line rotation for depth purposes. Currently, Fred Robbins, Barry Cofield and Jay Alford are ahead of them on the depth charts.
Bernard said he felt good and Canty was optimistic that he would be back on the field soon.
Giants Playing It Safe With Snee
All-Pro OG Chris Snee is still sidelined with a bad knee. Tom Coughlin did not know when Snee would be ready. In order to get him ready, they have decided to hold Snee out of action until the swelling in the knee had subsided. Needless to say, he will not play Saturday in Chicago.
In his place, the Giants will start either Tutan Reyes or Kevin Boothe. Both are practicing with the first team.