The Giants went through a “glorified jog-through” today, as Tom Coughlin put it, and here are the players who were listed as injured:
DID NOT PRACTICE :: [RT] Sean Locklear (knee) — [RB] Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) — [TE] Travis Beckum (knee) — [S] Tyler Sash (hamstring) — [SS] Kenny Phillips (knee)
Locklear will be out for the season, as we already know. Bradshaw, Beckum, and Sash were all on bikes during practice. We know that Bradshaw will likely practice only once this week, if at all. Beckum was a last minute downgrade before the Monday night game, as his knee was experiencing some soreness after practicing on Saturday. Somewhat concerning that it’s still giving him problems this week. We got the report during the Redskins game that Sash was not returning, and now we know that it’s a hamstring issue. Sash’s role has become very minimal (only on special teams), so expect him to be brought along slowly. Phillips talked the coaches into dressing him on Monday night, but barely saw the field which caused Perry Fewell to stay in a base 4-3 instead of the 3-safety set we saw against Green Bay. Hopefully Phillips getting rested helps him stay healthy for this week vs. New Orleans.
LIMITED PARTICIPANT :: [MLB] Chase Blackburn (ankle) — [OLB] Michael Boley (shoulder) — [OLB] Jacquian Williams (knee)
Blackburn missed some plays when he had his ankle rolled up on, said that the most difficult aspect of the injury was making sure it didn’t stiffen during halftime, and says he expects to be healthy. Boley suffered a contusion on his shoulder (basically a bruise) and should be fine. Williams had his first full week of practice since his injury last week, but was never optimistic about his chances to play. Hopefully a second full week of practice can get him back on the field, because we could sure use his speed and coverage ability in the final quarter of our season.
FULL PRACTICE :: [DE] Jason Pierre-Paul (back) — [C] David Baas (shoulder) — [WR] Domenik Hixon (ankle)
Pierre-Paul had his back tighten up during the week last week, but played through it and said it had minimal effect. Expect him to be fine moving forward. I feel like a broken record talking about Baas, but he hurt his shoulder in Washington and, of course, played through it. No reason to think any of his handful of injuries will keep our center from lining up. Hixon is an interesting case, as I believe he was healthy enough to play on Monday but was inactive for the game. Part of that decision must have been the trust in our depth at wide receiver. Regardless, Hixon should be fully recovered from his ankle injury this week, and hopefully he will be able to contribute despite the competition from rookie Rueben Randle.