Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Wilkinson Returns to Practice
Gerris Wilkinson has been on the PUP list since the start of camp and was finally cleared to hit the practice field. Wilkinson was expected to compete for the starting weak side linebacking spot but his slow start thanks to injuries have already put him behind. He practiced with the 3rd unit behind Danny Clark and Jonathan Goff.
With Wilkinson coming off the PUP list, David Tyree is now the only Giant currently on the list. Tyree's roster spot is up for grabs and his absence has led to others getting a chance to impress the coaching staff. The emergence of Domenik Hixon could spell the end of the road for the Super Bowl hero.
Chris Snee was not on the practice field Monday and Coach Coughlin said that he is having his shoulder examined (including an MRI). Hopefully this is just a precautionary measure for the rising young lineman who just received a hefty new contract.
Those not practicing on Monday included:
WRs Plaxico Burress (ankle), Steve Smith (groin), Mario Manningham (quad) and David Tyree (knee/PUP) and CB Sam Madison (sports hernia)