The Giants today made a few positive moves. CB Terrell Thomas and RG Chris Snee have been removed for the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. Both players will participate in practice today for the first time this off season.
Snee is coming off hip surgery to correct a problem that bothered him most of last season and has bothered him for several years. He’s said he feels better now than he has in a while and hopes the surgery will give him greater range of motion. He will enter the competition for his right guard spot, which was manned by James Brewer in his absence.
CB Terrell Thomas is coming off two reconstructive surgeries in his right knee in the past year. He will be brought along slowly as he attempts yet another comeback. Last summer, coming off a torn ACL, Thomas did not make it out of the first week of camp before re-tearing his right ACL, which previously had been torn for the first time back in 2005 when he was at USC. This time, the Giants will make sure Thomas can handle a return to football activities without putting too much of a strain on the repaired knee. Thomas was smart to stay with the organization and under the constant care of team doctors.
General manager Jerry Reese, speaking Tuesday morning on WFAN, said Jason Pierre-Paul is also on schedule with his rehab and the Giants expect him to be ready for the Sept. 8 regular-season opener in Dallas. Pierre-Paul is coming off back surgery.
Hakeem Nicks who has been nursing some minor injuries is playing it smart this off season. He is practicing at a slower pace and noticing his nagging injuries, not just pushing through them and possibly hurting himself further.