Following a huge win over the San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin arrived at the podium on Wednesday is a fantastic mood. And rightfully so. But, as Coughlin would say himself, last week is over and week seven is now upon us. It's time to look forward to a meeting with the Washington Redskins, who Coughlin called a "dangerous" team.
Per the usual, questions focused a bit on injuries to start the day. And with that, we have the pre-practice injury report which includes a few new names and some old faces. They are Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), Da'Rel Scott (knee), Jacquian Williams (knee), Rocky Bernard (quad), Andre Brown (concussion), Michael Boley (hip), Hakeem Nicks (knee/foot), Corey Webster (hand/hamstring) and Kenny Phillips (knee).
Scott's addition is the most notable because the team announced he had arthroscopic knee surgery (a debridement) to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee on Tuesday. He will likely head to temporary Injured Reserve (IR), opening up a roster spot for Chris Canty … although Coughlin just says "we'll see."
There is also bad news for linebacker Jacquian Williams, who Coughlin says will not practice this week and is likely out on Sunday.
"Certainly we'll miss him," Coughlin said.
In addition to Williams, other who will not practice today include: Bradshaw, Bernard, Scott, Nicks and Phillips.
"He's making progress, but he's not ready to go," Coughlin said of Phillips.
Meanwhile, Coughlin said Nicks made it out of the 49ers game "okay," but would not answer any questions about reoccurring swelling in the wide receivers knee. He also said Bradshaw's foot injury is the "same type" of injury he suffered last year, although he's hoping it won't result in a once-per-week practice schedule as it did a season ago.
For Chris Canty, the defensive tackle will practice today. But will he play this weekend? "We'll see," said the coach. The same could be said about running back Andre Brown – although he has finally passed his concussion test(s) and is cleared to return to practice.
And finally, there were actually a few comments on the Redskins.
Coughlin pointed out that they're a high scoring offense, good against the run and have a tremendous return game. He pointed out Brandon Banks and Robert Griffin III as players to keep an eye on, and players Big Blue's defense/special teams will have to slow down in order to win on Sunday.
"There's a lot to have to defend," he said of Washington.
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