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Prince Amukamara, Marvin Austin & James Brewer Return to Practice for New York Giants

September 10th, 2012 at 11:03 AM
By Dan Benton

Late last week, New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara (ankle) said he was still aiming for a week two return against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Initially met with some skepticism by head coach Tom Coughlin, who said Prince had not yet begun running, all systems were a go on Monday as the second-year cornerback returned to practice for the first time since suffering a high ankle sprain against the Chicago Bears in week three of the preseason.

Amukamara was seen running without limitations, back-pedaling, and taking part in individual drills prior to the latter part of practice, which is closed to the media. Whether or not he'll be listed as a full participant or limited participant remains to be seen.

In addition to Prince, defensive tackle Marvin Austin (back) and offensive lineman James Brewer (back) were also on the field for individual drills.

All news was not good news, however. Cornerback Michael Coe (hamstring), linebacker Keith Rivers (hamstring) and safety Kenny Phillips (back) were not practicing.

Defensive tackle Chris Canty (knee) and tight Travis Beckum (knee), who both remain on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, were also not practicing.

Other Notes: Newly signed OL Scott Wedige is wearing #61, while DB Terrence Frederick is wearing #38.


Tags: Football, James Brewer, Keith Rivers, Kenny Phillips, Marvin Austin, Michael Coe, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Prince Amukamara, Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom Coughlin

25 Responses to “Prince Amukamara, Marvin Austin & James Brewer Return to Practice for New York Giants”

  1.  BigBlueGiant says:

    hopefully Austin and Prince make a difference in week 2. We need them.

  2.  kinsho says:

    Good to see Amukamara back. Hopefully, Coe comes back soon so that we have a little depth at cornerback for the next match.

    Also am very happy to see Marvin Austin out there! Even if he can just contribute on several snaps next game, it’ll still be valuable as he’ll be able to give Linval Joseph and Rocky Bernard a breather or two during a long drive.

  3.  GOAT56 says:

    This Prince news is a bit surprising but very positive. I think Cweb, Prince and Hosley at the slot can do a good job. With Coe the replacement for Cweb or Prince and Tryon or Hill the backup for Hosley. Prince might have some struggles when he does play but he needs to play so he can gain experience and become the CB we thing he can be.

    Austin can provide a better presence at DT against the pass. I wonder if he’s ready are both him and Kuhn active since it seems both Joseph and Benard wore down.

  4.  JimStoll says:

    it would be nice to see if Austin can really contribute
    let’s hope Rivers is just precautionary
    coe we know will likely be down at least a week
    Prince had better start earning his draft status – the team needs him desperately

    I watched the Tampa/Carolina game is spurts yesterday
    at times, especially in the first half, their defense looked really good
    aggressive; lots of QB pressures

    in the end though, they hardly scored any points and barely beat Carolina, whose own defense began to take over in the second half

    if we don’t thump Tampa in our house come Sunday then we will have plenty to be concerned about

    •  BigBlueGiant says:

      Gerald McCoy was a HUGE disruption for the Bucs up front on Defense. he looks like the player they drafted him to be. Their pass rush is actually half decent. And they took Cam out of his game. Supposedly cam was hurt though. Who knows. Containing McCoy from penetrating the insideand collapsing the pocket will be Key to this game.

      Bucs also have some decent WR’s .Vjax, Mike Willz, Ben…

      This game will not be a walkover by any means. But i do expect to win.

  5.  GOAT56 says:


    This TB game is not easy. TB I think now has a very good coach. I like him coming from college because he was at a school that had to rely of Xs and Os not talent to be successful. They looked like a totally different defensive team. Our WRs have to show up big because they have good DBs. A key factor will be Bennett. They are smallish at LB and safety and he should have a lot of changes to do damage in the middle. Plus TB is one of the few teams we face without an upper tier edge rusher so Bennett shouldn’t be needed as much to pass block.

    TB has similar weapons to Dallas but Freeman is not Romo. Just a little improvement on defense can yield much better results. Webster needs a big game vs Jackson, I remember the last time we faced SD and it wasn’t pretty for Webster.

    •  BigBlueGiant says:


    •  kinsho says:

      Eh, I’m still not sold on Greg Schiano being considered a very good coach. I went to school at Rutgers when he was coaching here, so I got an opportunity to see quite a few games there. His one standout season was more thanks to Ray Rice and Kenny Britt, if I remember correctly.

      But yeah, the Bucs cannot be underestimated. Freeman threw for only 130 something yards total, but their RB, Doug Martin, rushed the ball for nearly 100 yards. He also caught the ball too a couple times for additional yards. Key to stopping their offense is stopping Doug Martin. Force Freeman to throw the ball.

      On the offensive side, the Bucs have a great defense. They managed to keep the freaking Panthers from rushing for more than 10 yards. This will not be an easy defense to game-plan against, that’s for sure.

  6.  fanfor55years says:

    There are NO easy games in the NFL. That’s not just “coach-speak”, it’s true and has been since the salary-cap era commenced.

    Having said that, over the next month we have games against Tampa Bay, Carolina, Philadelphia and Cleveland. The Giants have to win three of those games, because from that point forward not only is there no game that could be called “easy” but a succession of games that can only be deemed somewhere between “tough” and “brutal”.

    A loss on Sunday would be a severe setback. Getting ten wins out of the remaining fourteen games would be a very high hurdle. It could be jumped, but no one will want to see that as the task that must be accomplished.

    •  GOAT56 says:

      I still think we don’t know who will be good. It’s always better to get off to a good start but teams like TB, Car and Clev good be better than some teams we face in the second half. I think the key is the Philly game and to get to the half way mark at 5-3. We want to be in the mix in the conference and division so losing to Philly would make winning the division even that more difficult.

      From all the talk about us not defending our home field we are very good on the road over the same period of time. We can afford to lose home games more than teams like NO.

  7.  GOAT56 says:

    Everyone needs to prepare because this season will be a war. There’s NO team on the schedule that can’t beat us. The Browns have a good defense and if they get a mistake free from their QB position they will beat some people this year. McCoy wins that game yesterday.

    The way GB lost to SF and us has me really wondering if they are in for a Philly last year type of season. They face Chicago next then at Seattle so they face acpable defenses. Their team has become too reliant on the passing game to carry the defense and running game.

    Philly has the same issues as last year. Vick is a good QB but is prone to high TO games and his style causes punishement that will cost him games. Reid refuses to run the ball as much as they should. McCoy is right now save for a 100% AP thebest pure runner in the game.

    Washington played great. RG3 looked liked the savior. Their front 7 abused a very good OL. And their rookie RB looked like a cross between Marion Barber and Bradshaw.

    The Jets like I warned are dangerous because a potentially great defense. Sanchez is not nearly as bad as some think. If Hill and Howard (their RT) are as good as they played week 1 the Jets have a chance to be an elite team. Their issue especially on offense is depth. A few injuries hurts them more than other teams.

  8. Dan BentonDan Benton says:

    Where were we on nominees for the Tim Carter wing?

    Sinorice Moss, Clint Sintim and who else?

    And the Jonas Seawright wing?

    Stoney Woodson and …?

  9.  bearcat in DC says:

    Belated Happy Birthday, Dan….

    I’m back in the mix. Will try to churn up some dirt from behind the lines on Little Danny and the Rednecks….

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