NY Giants safety and special teams captain got back on the practice field for the first time in two weeks ahead of Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.
The NY Giants got some good news one one of the defense’s key contributors, and some not great news on another, following Thursday’s practice ahead of Sunday’s NFC East clash against the Dallas Cowboys.
Jabrill Peppers, who has been out since suffering an ankle injury during a 36-9 Week 3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers at MetLife Stadium, was a limited participant in practice for the first time Thursday afternoon.
Peppers was seen going through individual drills during the portion of practice open to reporters:
In addition to his contributions on defense, 10 total tackles and one pass breakup, Peppers is a special teams captain and returner.
Giants special teams coach Thomas McGaughey is eager to get Peppers back on the field, when he’s healthy enough to return.
“Whenever he’s ready to go, he’ll hop in,” McGaughey said Thursday. “I promise you, he’ll let me know.
“Golden [Tate] and Jabrill have been our punt returners. It’s just a feel thing. If he feels fresh and he can go back there, he’s good. If not, he’ll come off and Golden will go back there. Get a fresh pair of legs back there, fresh mind to make a good decision. Those two guys will handle it.”
Meanwhile, defensive end Oshane Ximines missed practice once again due to a shoulder injury suffered last week. Giants defensive back Adrian Colbert (neck) and linebacker Kyler Fackrell (neck) were both limited during Thursday’s practice.
The Giants travel to Arlington, Texas to take on the Dallas Cowboys Sunday at 4:25 p.m.
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