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It is only speculation that Mathias Kiwanuka will play along the Giants defensive line, according to Giants.com, though general manager Jerry Reese did hint at the move prior to the NFL Draft last month.

"He will probably play more on the defensive line" this year," the GM said.

With the shakeup along the defensive line this off-season -- losing Osi Umenyiora to the Falcons -- Kiwanuka can serve as another pass rusher to complement Jason Pierre-Paul and Justin Tuck, who will line up at numerous positions up front.

Tags: Aaron Curry, Antrel Rolle, Dan Connor, jacquian Williams, Jason Pierre-Paul, Jerry Reese, Justin Tuck, Keith Rivers, Kenny Phillips, mark herzlich, Mathias Kiwanuka, New York Giants, Osi Umenyiora, Stevie Brown
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A tradition like none other: the Giants turning heads with their draft class.

The Giants had seven picks in this weekend's draft, adding depth to a number of key positions, including offensive and defensive line, running back and the secondary. Of course, a position that remained untouched was linebacker.

From the top:

Tags: Alonzo Tweedy, Andre Brown, Antrel Rolle, charles dieusel, charles james, chase clement, Cooper Taylor, cullen jenkins, d.j. fluker, Damontre Moore, da'rel scott, David Carr, David Diehl, david wilson, Deon Grant, desmond trufant, Eli Manning, eric herman, etienne sabino, Jerry Reese, johnathan hankins, Justin Pugh, Justin Tuck, Kenny Phillips, Kevin Boothe, Linval Joseph, manti te'o, matt flynn, matt schaub, miathias kiwanuka, michael cox, mike patterson, New York Giants, Osi Umenyiora, Perry Fewell, Editorial Aside, Ryan Nassib, ryan torain, Shaun Rogers, Stevie Brown, Tom Coughlin, Will Beatty
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New Giants tight end Brandon Myers was one of 26 players to be selected to the NFL.com's All-Underrated Team earlier this week.

With the Oakland Raiders last season, Myers hauled in 79 passes, the highest mark in the AFC.

Big Blue signed Myers to a one-year contract within days of losing unrestricted free agent Martellus Bennett to the Chicago Bears.

Tags: Brandon Myers, Chip Kelly, Kenny Phillips, martellus bennett, New York Giants
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The Giants are following protocol when it comes to free agency.

The team has added placekicker Josh Brown, linebacker Dan Connor, defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins, safety Ryan Mundy, wide receiver Louis Murphy, tight end Brandon Myers and cornerback Aaron Ross.

In addition, tackle Will Beatty,?guard Keith Boothe,?quarterback David Carr, linebacker Keith Rivers and?defensive tackle Shaun Rodgers have all re-upped with the team.

Tags: aarson ross, Brandon Myers, Chase Blackburn, cullen jenkins, Dan Connor, David Carr, Domenik Hixon, Hakeem Nicks, Josh Brown, keith boothe, Keith Rivers, Kenny Phillips, Louis Murphy, martellus bennett, Michael Boley, New York Giants, Osi Umenyiora, Ramses Barden, Ryan Mundy, shaun rodgers, Stevie Brown, Victor Cruz, Will Beatty
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The Eagles have signed safety Kenny Phillips to a one-year deal, the team announced.

Phillips, who played all five years with the Giants after being drafted in the first round in '08, was not expected to be brought back to New York.

In his career, Phillips notched eight interceptions while making over 200 total tackles.

Tags: 2013 NFL free agency, Kenny Phillips, New York Giants, NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles
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During his book release earlier today, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin used the story of one of his players to demonstrate some of the learning points.

Victor Cruz, a restricted free agent whose future with team remains in question at the moment, represents the epitome of "working hard when no one is watching," according to Coughlin, one of the principles mentioned in his book.

When asked about Cruz's future in New York, Coughin had this to say:

Tags: Dwayne Bowe, Hakeem Nicks, Kenny Phillips, martellus bennett, New York Giants, Stevie Brown, Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz
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Is there a chance Victor Cruz won't be performing the salsa in a Giants uniform next season?

Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News detailed the situation between the Pro Bowl wide receiver who is set to become a restricted free agent on March 12.

In an interview with MassLive.com over the weekend, Cruz said he hopes a deal can be reached with the Giants but he continues to keep his options open.

Tags: Hakeem Nicks, Kenny Phillips, martellus bennett, New York Giants, Stevie Brown, Victor Cruz, Will Beatty
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This version of the 9-7 Giants didn't translate into a Super Bowl-bound time.

As the media gathers in New Orleans, New York Giants players are watching from their couches as a new king of the football world is crowned on Sunday.

Owner John Mara and GM Jerry Reese expressed their dismay with the team missing out on the playoffs this season. Obviously, change is on the horizon.

Tags: Chase Blackburn, Corey Webster, Eli Manning, jayron hosley, Jerry Reese, John Mara, Justin Tuck, justin tucker, Keith Rivers, Kenny Phillips, kevin booth, Lawrence Tynes, manti te'o, mark herzlich, New York Giants, Osi Umenyiora, prince amukamara, Rocky Bernard, Sean Locklear, Stevie Brown, Tom Brady, Victor Cruz, Will Beatty
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This season, the Giants lacked their signature pass rush, which had lifted them over the Patriots in Super Bowls twice and had set the tone for the rest of their defense.

Whether it's via free agency, the draft or trades, the Giants need to upgrade their pass rush, which will allow their linebackers to focus more on stopping the revent and their defensive backs on generating turnovers.

The heart and soul of the Giants D: the defensive line. Let's begin there.

Tags: alec ogletree, Antrel Rolle, Brian Cushing, Brian Urlacher, Chase Blackburn, cliff avril, Corey Webster, danielle ellerbe, dwight freeney, israel idonije, Jason Pierre-Paul, jayron hosley, Justin Tuck, justin tyron, Keith Rivers, Kenny Phillips, kevin minter, kevin reddick, manti te'o, mark herlich, marvin austin, Michael Boley, New York Giants, Osi Umenyiora, prince amukamara, ray lewis, rey maulaluga, Rocky Bernard, Stevie Brown, tim dobbins
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Fifth-year cornerback Terrell Thomas is recovering from his third ACL injury.

With three years before he hits the free agent market, Giants general manager Jerry Reese is considering new ways to use ?to use Thomas, including moving him to safety.

"Terrell obviously has the multiple knee surgeries so he will have to tread lightly on that and see where he is physically," Reese said on Thursday during an interview on WFAN. "Right now, he is still rehabbing. We will definitely reach out to him and see where he is and see if he is going to be able to try to make another comeback."

Tags: Antrel Rolle, Corey Webster, jayron hosley, justin tyron, Kenny Phillips, New York Giants, prince amukara, Stevie Brown, Terrell Thomas, Will Hill
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It would have taken nothing short of a miracle for New York to make the playoffs this year, a situation this team positioned itself in by failing to find any semblance of consistency the entire season.

Still, the Giants came out of the gate firing.

In what would eventually prove to be their final contest of the year, the G-Men demolished the visiting Eagles, 42-7, begging the question -- where has?this been all season?

Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Andy Reid, david wilson, DeSean Jackson, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Justin Tuck, Kenny Phillips, LeSean McCoy, Michael Vick, New York Giants, Osi Umenyiora, reuben randle, Stevie Brown, Victor Cruz
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Kenny Phillips, Prince Amukamara and Jayron Hosley are all listed as questionable for tomorrow' game against Philadelphia, thought all three are optimistic about their chances to play.

Phillips, who has missed nine games this season due to knee injuries, including the last three, said after practicing all week he feels ready to return to the field.

He felt that way last week, however, and was ruled out.

Tags: Corey Webster, jayron hosley, Kenny Phillips, New York Giants, prince amukamara, Stevie Brown
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Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw and safety Kenny Phillips are both expected to return to the lineup when the Giants travel to Baltimore Sunday.

Bradshaw, who declared himself healthy just hours after the team's loss to Atlanta, missed Sunday's game with a sprained left knee.

Earlier this week, Bradshaw said, "I'm playing ... I just have to get it through to Tom Coughlin and the training staff. As of right now, I feel like I can go and be ready Sunday."

Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, david wilson, Kenny Phillips, Matt Ryan, New York Giants
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Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell won't officially rule out safety Kenny Phillips for Sunday's contest in Atlanta. Nor would he hint as to what Prince Amukara's status is.

It's a next man up mentality for Big Blue. And since a number of role players have played well in the absence of the starters, Fewell is confident his defense will show up in a big way on Sunday.

"Consistency is always the issue. Most of the time, our guys are pretty good about trying to get on the field," Fewell said. "But you do miss the consistency in trying to put together a plan that includes people that you hope will be there on game day vs. people that may be there on game day."

Tags: jayron hosley, Julio Jones, Kenny Phillips, New York Giants, Perry Fewell, prince amukamara, Roddy White
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Giants S Kenny Phillips traveled with the team to DC, which is usually a good sign. Kim Jones of the NFL Network is reporting that both Phillips (knee) and JPP (back) will play vs the Skins tonight.

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I?m not worried at all. I probably could have continued to play, but with the score how it was, I figured it wouldn?t make any sense to go out there and try to hurt it some more...... I was like ?here we go again,? but I got to the sidelines and the doctors took a look at it. It feels pretty good right now. I didn?t want to take that chance to go back out there and miss the next week.
Tags: Kenny Phillips, New York Giants, Quote

Earlier today, I played the role of physician in diagnosing the Giants' recent offensive slump. Partial blame was attributed to the lack of Hakeem Nicks in the passing attack.

Today, Nicks missed practice as his right foot and left knee issues reemerged. Nicks reportedly suffered swelling in the knee following the team's loss to Pittsburgh, and his status for Sunday in Cincinnati is now a question mark.

This now begs the question if injuries have hindered Nicks, or perhaps he returned too soon and re-injured or worsened the injury.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Giants-Bengals, Hakeem Nicks, Kenny Phillips
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Giants safety Kenny Phillips will miss his fifth consecutive game today, as he continues to nurse a knee injury he suffered September 30 in a contest with the Eagles.

Despite practicing on a limited basis with the team Thursday and Friday, and telling reporters he would suit up, league sources confirmed Phillips will not see the field against the Steelers.

As expected, Stevie Brown, the reigning NFC Defensive Player of the Week and team leader in interceptions, will start at safety.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Giants-Steelers, Kenny Phillips, Pittsburgh Steelers, Stevie Brown
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He did what he was supposed to do. He took advantage of an opportunity. It?s rare that a guy loses his position to an injury, but it?s possible with the way he?s playing. I?m not worried about it. Whatever role they give me, I?ll take it. If I have to backup my backup, I?ll do it.
Tags: Kenny Phillips, New York Giants, NFL, Quote, Stevie Brown

Stevie Brown had filled in more than adequately for Kenny Phillips, who is nursing a sprained MCL. Brown is tied for the team lead in interceptions with 3, and has helped solidify the secondary as Antrel Rolle and Corey Webster continue to play through lingering injuries.

Given Brown's performance, does he deserve to retain the job even when Phillips is healthy?

Last year, in Phillips' fourth year he put together his best season. He had 82 tackles, four INTs, 11 passes defended, a forced fumble and a safety. And in three full games in 2012, he had 15 tackles and one pass defended.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Kenny Phillips, Stevie Brown, Tom Coughlin
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Giants defensive coordinator held his weekly press conference today, answering a wide range of questions from this week's game plan to progress reports on his unit.

When asked about how he plans to attack Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who shredded Big Blue for more than 300 yards and 3 TDs in the season opener, Fewell said there's not much you could do about "classic Tony."

"I just think he had a really good game against us in the first ball game.? He made some plays with his feet, which is classic Tony, and stayed alive.? I thought he and Dez (Bryant) hooked up and did a good job, and he brought (Kevin) Ogletree in the game and he did a good job against us.? I think that they had a good plan and they executed their plan better than we played."
Fewell said this time around, the secondary has made tremendous strides. Corey Webster and Antrel Rolle are getting healthier, as his Kenny Phillips. In his place, Stevie Brown has collected a team-high 3 INTs.

The defensive backs will continue to incorporate more press coverage into their repertoire, which has proven to be a solid method of late.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Antrel Rolle, Corey Webster, Jason Pierre-Paul, Kenny Phillips, Perry Fewell, Stevie Brown, tony romo
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The Giants' 27-23 win over the Redskins came in true Eli Manning fashion -- a fourth-quarter comeback.

There's something about Manning and the fourth quarter. With Tom Brady's performance yesterday, it's hard to argue against Manning as being the most clutch quarterback in the league right now.

Sorry, Peyton.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Jason Pierre-Paul, justin tucks, Kenny Phillips, martellus bennett, Michael Boley, Osi Umenyiora, Robert Griffin III, Stevie Brown, Victor Cruz
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The Giants released their injury report for Sunday's tilt with Washington. Defensive tackle Rocky Bernard will miss his second consecutive game with a quadriceps injury, and safety Kenny Phillips will be out for a third game due to a torn MCL.

In addition, linebacker?Jacquian Williams will be out as he nurses a knee injury.

Running back?Ahmad Bradshaw is listed as questionable with his foot injury. Bradshaw did not participate in practice Friday, though head coach Tom Coughlin said his back was just too sore.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Ahmad Bradshaw, Andre Brown, David Wilson, giants, Giants-Redskins, Hakeem Nicks, Injuries, Kenny Phillips, kenny phillips. hakeem nicks, redskins, Rocky Bernard
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The Giants are beginning to get healthier. Last week, Hakeem Nicks made his return to the lineup, and in the coming weeks Kenny Phillips and Rocky Bernard are expected back, too.

Here's the latest on the Giants' injured players:

Chris Canty

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Chris Canty, David Diehl, Kenny Phillips, Tom Coughlin, Travis Beckum
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Records aside, there is a clear difference between the New York Giants and the other three teams in the NFC East.

The Giants (4-2) just knocked off arguably the top team in the conference, and did so by a convincing margin.

Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys (2-3) rallied with a chance to beat the Baltimore Ravens, but fell apart with the game on the line.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Ahmad Bradshaw, david wilson, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Kenny Phillips, Rocky Bernard
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The Giants welcomed wide receiver?Hakeem Nicks (foot, knee) and tight end?Martellus Bennett?(knee) back to practice Thursday afternoon.

Nicks, who has missed each of the team's last three games, took part in individual drills and a jog-through.

 

Tags: 2012 NFL Draft, Andre Brown, Corey Webster, Hakeem Nicks, Kenny Phillips, martellus bennett, Rocky Bernard
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Many of the injured Giants missed practice Wednesday. Of course, it's still very early in the week and veterans don't?need to practice Wednesday in order to suit up on Sunday.

Here's who did not participate in practice:

Martellus Bennett?(knee),?Rocky Bernard?(quadriceps),?Chase Blackburn?(hip),?Andre Brown?(concussion), Hakeem Nicks?(foot, knee),?Kenny Phillips (knee),?Corey Webster?(hand, hamstring).

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Andre Brown, Antrel Rolle, Chase Blackburn, Chris Snee, Corey Webster, David Diehl, david wilson, Domenik Hixon, Giants-49ers, Giants News, Hakeem Nicks, Injuries, Kenny Phillips, martellus bennett, New York Giants, Ramses Barden, Rocky Bernard
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First Quarter Blues

The Giants defense should have had a stronghold on the Browns this afternoon, but early on they came out flat. Consequently, the Browns? rookies burned ?em.

Trent Richardson, who said he would find running lanes against the G-Men, showed he?s a man of his word.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Antrel Rolle, Brandon Weeden, Browns, Chase Blackburn, Cleveland Browns, giants, Giants-Browns, Giants Defense, Jason Pierre-Paul, jayron hosley, joe thomas, Josh Gordon, Kenny Phillips, Editorial Aside, Stevie Brown, trent richardson
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Ramses Barden, Hakeem Nicks, Rocky Bernard, Jayron Hosley and Kenny Phillips have all been ruled out of Sunday's game v. the Cleveland Browns.

None of the?aforementioned?five participated in Thursday's practice, so it's not a surprise they won't suit up on game day.

It's a crushing loss to the Giants' secondary, which is now without its starting safety and nickel cornerback. Stevie Brown and Tyler Sash are both candidates to fill in for Phillips.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Hakeem Nicks, Injuries, jayron hosley, Kenny Phillips, Ramses Barden, Rocky Bernard
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After sitting out of Wednesday's practice, wide receivers Hakeem Nicks and Ramses Barden missed Thursday's session.

Nicks (knee, ankle) rode the exercise bike during practice, which leads us to believe his availability for Sunday's game v. Cleveland is in serious doubt.

Barden (concussion) has not been cleared to resume practicing yet.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Antrel Rolle, Hakeem Nicks, Injuries, Keith Rivers, Kenny Phillips, Ramses Barden, Rocky Bernard
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The Giants' mash unit grew a little bit bigger Sunday night when safety Kenny Phillips suffered a sprained right knee.

The severity of the MCL sprain is still unknown. Tom Coughlin said his safety is week-to-week and will get an MRI.

It's a bad sign that Phillips was unable to re-enter the game, but X-rays did come back negative.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Hakeem Nicks, Kenny Phillips, Prince Amukamara, Stevie Brown, Tom Coughlin, Tyler Sash
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This situation is vaguely familiar...like a bad dream.

2009 Jerry Reese takes a small handful of inexperienced safeties into training camp after not resigning strong safety James Butler.? By game #3 '08 first round draft pick Kenny Phillips goes down with a serious knee injury, leaving Michael Johnson the 7th round pick in '07 draft to be the leader.?? The Giants scrambled to fix the problem and signed CC Brown and Aaron Rouse. ? You remember how that turned out.

In 2010 the Giants were thin at receiver due to injuries.? The Giants made a move to resigned Derek Hagan, a sure handed possession receiver and a perfect back up to Steve Smith. ? However, Jerry Reese chose not to resign Hagan after last season.

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Brandon Stokley, Derek Hagan, Eli Manning, Kenny Phillips, NFC East, Randy Moss, The New York Giants
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Now that the Giants have brought in Prince Amukamara (above), there is no more peering?towards the horizon for the cavalry to arrive. It's here. The only thing that needs to happen now is for Osi Umenyiora to get on the field.

The usual structure of Giants' camp has been usurped by the unprecedented comings and goings of players and the awkward conversion of TIMEX into a summer home. ?That's calmed down the past few days. It's time to settle in and get down to business.

Tags: Giants Defense, Giants Training Camp, John Fennelly, Kenny Phillips, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, New York Giants Preseason, Prince Amukamara
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Giants' safety?Kenny Phillips?was on the verge of becoming a?Pro Bowl-caliber safety in 2009 when problems stemming from his arthritic knee shut him down fro the season after two games.

The surgery required to alleviate the issue is difficult to recover from. Phillips played last season, but was used sparingly in spots. He hadn't quite gotten his bearings back.

This year, Phillips' knee is much improved, meaning he'll be much improved and that is exactly what the Giants hope after last season's inconsistent showing in the deep secondary.

Tags: Giants Training Camp, Kenny Phillips, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, NFC, NFL
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from our friends at pressboxonline.com.....

Giants S Kenny Phillips has been named the team's Ed Block Courage Award recipient for 2010.

In some ways, 2010 was a remarkable season for Phillips, one of the biggest question marks heading into the year. Coming off major knee surgery that many figured would be career-altering, if not career-threatening, Phillips made it all the way through, playing 16 games at safety for the Giants.

Tags: Antrel Rolle, Ed Block Courage Award, football, Kenny Phillips, National Football League, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, NFL, Sports
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Kenny Phillips is retracting some of his coments made on a Miami radio station about playing for Tom Coughlin....

Here is Kenny's on-air statement...

?I would love to play for a guy like Rex (Jets coach Rex Ryan),? Phillips said. ?He goes to bat for his players. He?ll take the blame, he allows you to be you. He?s not asking you to hide. If you?re a guy who likes to talk, go out and talk, long as you back it up. Like ?Trel (Antrel Rolle, who was also backhanding the Giants in the same interview) said, His guys are playing for him and I?d love to be a part of that.?

Tags: Antrel Rolle, Kenny Phillips, New York Giants, New York Giants News, Tom Coughlin
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Giants Pro Bowl safety Antrel Rolle is leaking from his piehole again.? This time about Tom Coughlin being uptight and him not having any fun.

?Honestly, I?m not having the fun I?m used to having,? Rolle told a Miami radio station.? ?I feel like if he (Coughlin) just loosened up just a little bit, still run the ship the way you want to run it, still run the program the way you want to run it but let us have a little fun, because at the end of the day that's what it's all about.?

Rolle was accompanied by another former Miami Hurricane alum, his Giants teammate, Kenny Phillips.

Tags: Antrel Rolle, Kenny Phillips, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, Tom Coughlin
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As we know wide receiver Steve Smith has a knee injury and the word "microfracture"?surgery has been mentioned as a possibility.? I'm no orthopedic doctor but?we do know rehab?is a long, hard road to recovery, so I looked into the procedure for any one who really wants to know more about it.

?The timetable for a full recovery varies upon how extensive and elaborate the surgery is.? Several small holes are drilled into the knee to promote cartilage growth.? Blood and bone marrow seep out of these "fractures" creating blood clots that release cartilage-building cells.

Over the last few years more and more NFL players are electing to have microfracture surgery done, including current and former teammates of Steve Smith.?? NY Giants safety, Kenny Phillips?can be a great sources of information and motivation for Smith as well as former USC teammate, Reggie Bush who had the surgery done in 2009.

Tags: Eli Manning, Kenny Phillips, Reggie Bush, Steve Smith, Wes Welker
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Q: What do you get when your favorite team brings in a new defensive coordinator who is known for creating a ball hawking secondary that knows how to tackle?

A: The best defensive backfield in franchise history.

The New York Giants secondary is for real.? They tackle, cause fumbles, cover big time receivers, intercept the ball and for the most part (Rolle) go about their business in a true, professional way.

Tags: Aaron Ross, Antrel Rolle, Deon Grant, Giants-Eagles, Giants-Redskins, Kenny Phillips, Terrell Thomas
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The Giants offensive line came together nicely last week, and with the Lions next on the schedule, I wouldn't want O'Hara to rush back if he's not near 100%.

Tom Coughlin also added that both Kenny Phillips and Ahmad Bradshaw are sore, but that it's not a setback.

Keith Bulluck is walking better but there is no update on him.

Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, giants, Injury Update, Keith Bulluck, Kenny Phillips, Quotes, Shaun O'Hara

Injuries are a big part of football, but the Giants seem to be getting hit especially hard this season. Today the attention turns to Kenny Phillips, who sat out practice yesterday because of a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. Yes, the same knee that forced him to miss 14 games?last year and led to surgery. Phillips is listed as questionable for tomorrow's game at Houston. From the New York Post:

Despite the apparent red flag of another problem with Phillips' knee, coach Tom Coughlin said the most recent setback stems from an incident in last Sunday's win over the Bears and is unrelated to the microfracture surgery.

"He has a little bit of an MCL [injury]," Coughlin said as the 2-2 Giants prepared to take on the 3-1 Texans. "It's not a surgical issue at all. He's had difficulty coming back from it, so we'll see. We've still got [time before tomorrow's game], but he did not practice."

Tags: Kenny Phillips, New York Giants, NFL Week 5
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We were fortunate to talk to Giants safety Kenny Phillips who was promoting his new Reebok training footwear on Tuesday...

Part One [audio:http://snygiants.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/kenny-pt-1.mp3|titles=Kenny Phillips Sept 21 Pt 1]

Part Two [audio:http://snygiants.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/kenny-pt-2.mp3|titles=Kenny Phillips Sept 21 Pt 2]

Tags: Giants Defense, Interviews, Kenny Phillips, New York Giants, New York Giants Audio, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News

This week's guests: Kenny Phillips and Phil Simms

Tonight at 8pm on Blog Talk Radio GFB Editor John Fennelly and Dr. Football will host another two hours of the most entertaining, informative and opinionated New York Football discussion on the internet. - PRO FOOTBALL NYC Presented by Football Reporters Online

Tonight, we will air our interview with Giants' safety Kenny Phillips and our very enjoyable discussion with the great Phil Simms.

Tags: 1986 Giants, Blog Talk Radio, Giants News, Giants Podcasts, Kenny Phillips, New York City, New York Giants, New York Giants Audio, New York Giants History, New York Giants News, New York Jets, Phil Simms
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I have never been a fan of NASCAR.? All those left turns.? But when it comes to football and the New York Giants, NASCAR means opposing quarterback's are about to get hit.

Sunday night, big brother takes on little brother, but if the NY Giants are going to stand a chance of taking down the very pissed off Peyton Manning, they better bust out the NASCAR scheme on a regular basis.

NASCAR is when Osi, Tuck, Kiwi, and JPP take the field at one time.? In Fewell's hybrid system, Kiwi can lineup as a defensive end or a linebacker.? I'm not sure why it took so long for Fewell to let the dogs lose against Carolina, but now that we've seen it, we want it and we want it often.

Tags: Antrel Rolle, Corey Webster, Eli Manning, Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck, Kenny Phillips, Mathias Kiwanuka, New York Giants, Osi Umenyiora, Perry Fewell, Peyton Manning, Terrell Thomas
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The Giants must key in on stopping these three players if they want to win Manning Bowl II.

1. Peyton Manning

When facing the Colts, the #1 priority is always stopping Peyton Manning. ?Playing from behind most of the game, Peyton was in top form in week 1 against the Texans. ?The Colts abandoned the running game, and the Texans still couldn't slow down Manning. ?The Giants' secondary will have their hands full with the deepest receiving core in the game, but stopping Peyton starts with the defensive line. ?If their defensive line comes out flat, the Colts could have 21 points at halftime.

Tags: colts, dallas clark, dwight freeney, giants, Kenny Phillips, New York Giants, NFL, Peyton Manning
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For starters, it was great just to see Kenny Phillips back on the field playing football once again. Phillips was playing in his first regular season game since Week 2 last year when he injured his left knee leading to?microfracture knee surgery.

Phillips had four tackles and one interception in the Giants' season-opening win over the Panthers yesterday. His end zone interception in the fourth quarter was nice, but it was topped by his touchdown-saving tackle on Carolina running back DeAngelo Williams in the first quarter. Williams, running right,?had a clear path to the end zone but was tripped up by Phillips at the Giants' three-yard line. The Panthers settled for a field goal and the Giants eventually got their offense going. That's why Phillips, when healthy,?is one of the best safeties in the league, and that's why the Giants need him to stay healthy and continue to?play at a high level.

Tags: Kenny Phillips, New York Giants

The Giants? biggest offseason acquisition was unquestionably ball hawking safety Antrel Rolle.? Rolle brought over something that this secondary sorely lacked last season: playmaking ability.? Injured Kenny Phillips showed flashes of developing into one of the leagues best safeties before going under the knife.? Reports are that he is now practicing without restrictions.

When Rolle signed with the team, he stated that he was one part of the NFL?s best safety duo, and I would have to agree.

Thanks in part to a healthy defensive line and a new defensive coordinator whose specialty is the secondary, I am semi-boldly predicting that Antrel Rolle and Kenny Phillips will combine for at least ten interceptions.

Tags: Antrel Rolle, bold predictions, Corey Webster, Kenny Phillips, New York Giants, NFL
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Kenny Phillips has been anxious to get back on the field. After missing nearly an entire season to a knee ailment, the third-year safety is ready to fulfill his potential.? Even with team short a few safeties for this weeks' game at Baltimore, coach Tom Coughlin would not commit to how much time Phillips will play on Saturday.

"He's proven in the last couple of days of practice that in addition to coming back and feeling fine, that he can take some more reps so maybe that will allow us to give him a few more on the weekend." Coughlin said.

Phillips feels he is prepared to do more than that at this point in time.....listen below

Tags: Audio, Kenny Phillips, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, New York Giants Preseason
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