For the first time since spraining his MCL against the Philadelphia Eagles in week three, New York Giants safety Kenny Phillips returned to the positional portion of practice on Thursday. And although playing on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys remains up in the air, it's a good sign that the veteran is nearing a healthy return.
With Stevie Brown playing so well in his absence, the Giants have no reason to rush Phillips back and risk re-injuring his MCL.
In addition to Phillips, defensive tackle Rocky Bernard (quad) also returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday. And they were joined by center David Baas, who missed practice on Wednesday due to an ankle injury sustained against Washington.
“This is the second week [he’s missing practices] and he clenches his teeth and goes and does it,” Coughlin said of Bradshaw not practicing. “But the fact of the matter is if we have to adjust. We have to adjust.”
Finally, tight end Travis Beckum, who remains on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, was practicing for the second consecutive day.
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