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New York Giants’ Corey Webster Remains Sidelined with Hamstring Issue

June 13th, 2012 at 2:28 PM
By Jen Polashock

As New York Giants mini-camp nears the end of its second day, there seems to be more focus on what will come in Training Camp than what players are or aren’t doing in mandatory Organized Team Activities.

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Cornerback Corey Webster hasn’t been a participant in May or June OTAs and now, noticeably, not in mandatory team practices. Head Coach Tom Coughlin isn’t viewing this as an opportunity to overreact, but to remain cautious.

“Webster has been the same way since we got here –- the hamstring,” Coughlin said. “Now you are getting close to camp, you certainly don’t want to have any setbacks now.”

Webster remains the Giants’ number one corner and coverage man in the defensive backfield. Holding him out in spring training should do nothing but help to help prevent setbacks for down the road – when his skills are needed most.

Meanwhile, second year cornerback Prince Amukamara is on the mend and nearing a return to 100%.

“Prince is making progress,” Coughlin said. “They are letting him go, up to a point, and he is out there competing. It is a whole different year for him, really. Since he has had that experience and a lot of that is behind him. He is doing a good job. Hopefully he is going to continue.”

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8 Responses to “New York Giants’ Corey Webster Remains Sidelined with Hamstring Issue”

  1.  Krow says:

    We don’t win the Superbowl every year … but we’re always the champs when it comes to hamstring pulls.

  2.  Chad Eldred says:

    These guys ought to consider an offseason yoga camp before they start practicing. Fortunately this is Webster and based on his history, he will be ready when the time comes. If it were Sinorice Moss I would scratch him until the bye week.

  3.  GOAT56 says:

    The Ballard move was interesting by TC/JR strategically. In reading the prior posts last thread we could have just kept Ballard on the roster until preseason and then would have been able to IR. But his salary would still count against the cap and we would only be able to have 89 players on the roster. If this was a player such as Williams or Herzlich I doubt we take the same gamble. I think even taking this “calculated risk” shows Ballard wasn’t thought of in the highest regard in terms of his long term future.

  4.  GOAT56 says:

    I think with most of these injuries extreme caution is being exhibited. While in a perfect world Webster is completely healthy right now, his absence at the moment might be more helpful than hurtful. Webster is a vet who doesn’t really need these reps to be ready for the season. I think the extra reps for players like Prince, Hosley, Coe get helps them develop more quickly. As with Nicks compared to Randle or Jernigan I much rather Webster sitting out than Prince or Hosley. Obviously we need both Webster & Nicks to go where we want to go this year. But we are going to need players like Randle, Jernigan, Hosley and Prince making signifcant contributions as well. I think the increased reps with their inexperience is a benefit in the long run assuming Nicks and Webster return to health.

  5.  Krow says:

    The Ballard move shows how little we value tight ends. Interchangeable and fungible.

  6.  fanfor55years says:

    When Ballard’s salary is dedicated to keeping a veteran who can really help the team this season and going forward (or to deciding to keep a player like Jackson or Hill or Bing on the roster when he would otherwise be on the practice team or gone) everyone will say that while the calculated risk of losing Ballard didn’t work out ideally, the extra money proved quite valuable.

    Hey, just like everyone here I loved Ballard and his attitude and the surprisingly good play he brought to this past season. But he will be coming off microfracture surgery and may well have started out next season having to fight, hard, for the #3 or #4 TE spot behind Bennett (yeah, I think if he works out he will be kept at a reasonable salary), Robinson and Beckum or Hopkins, to say nothing of everyone’s love-to-hate Bear Pascoe, whose ability to play both fullback and tight end make him a valuable commodity. Objectively, I think Ballard might have had a tough time making the roster after being severely injured, missing a season, and seeing the Giants discover talent at TE all over again in 2012.

    I wish Jake well. I hope the Pats find themselves buried in cow manure with Giselle complaining next year that not only cannot her husband also catch the passes, but play defense so the team isn’t always playing from behind when they have the “misfortune” to actually play NFL teams outside their conference who can compete. They can have their tainted titles and their admittedly great, but always tainted, coach and quarterback. I’ll bet Jake Ballard wishes he could stay with a class organization that treated him well and gave him his chance.

  7.  fanfor55years says:

    Oh, almost forgot. norm wanted to hear why I thought there was bad blood between Belichick and the Giants. Start from the fact that George Young, one of the most respected and well-liked people ever involved with the league was known to say that in all the years he had been involved with the NFL the only guy whom he had grown to seriously dislike was Bill Belichick. Wellington Mara was known to say to Parcells that Belichick was “Bill’s guy” in a way that was intended to make it clear he wasn’t the owner’s guy. And there were rumors around the league that the Giants had given Belichick a lukewarm recommendation when he was interviewing with Kraft. That I cannot say for sure because it was just rumors. The first two points are fact.

    Simply, the Giants don’t really care much for Belichick and I am sure the feeling is mutual. On Belichick’s part, it cannot have helped that the Giants, and Coughlin, have prevented him from creating what would be claimed as a dynasty by beating his favored Patriots twice when all the marbles were on the table.

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