The New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles have released the official Thursday practice injury report:
For the Giants, they are obviously extremely banged up at the moment. The big news for today is Corey Webster was unable to practice after being able to be a limited participant in yesterday’s practice. Hopefully, Webster did not have any set backs with his groin injury.
Among the defensive backs, Jayron Hosley and Aaron Ross also were still unable to practice. If Webster, Hosley, and Ross are all unable to play on Sunday, look for the Giants to move undrafted rookie, Charles James, from the practice squad to the active roster. James had an impressive pre-season and the Giants will need as many bodies that they can get at the cornerback position to defend against Chip Kelly’s high-octane offense. Terrell Thomas, who the Giants have been cautious with managing his knee, was limited in practice.
The Giants’ defensive line is also decimated with injuries as former Eagle, Cullen Jenkins, and Linval Joseph still were unable to practice. On the bright side, Shaun Rogers was able to get some work in today. Look for the Giants to finally activate their second round pick, defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins, and get him involved in the defense. Third round pick Damontre Moore should also get more snaps on Sunday due to the injuries along the defensive line. I am actually pretty excited to see what Moore and Hankins can do on the field and think it’s about time the Giants give them a chance.
Among Giants’ offensive linemen, David Diehl was able to fully participate in practice and looks to be in line to start at right guard for the GMEN on Sunday against the Eagles. Jason Pierre-Paul, Cooper Taylor, and Jacquian Williams all were also able to fully participate in practice.
All of the Eagles’ players were able to practice today. The only limited participate was safety Patrick Chung.
It looks like a healthy Eagles squad is getting the struggling, and banged up, Giants at the right time. All signs are pointing to another Big Blue disaster on Sunday.