Prince Amukamara: If I can lose the limp, I can play
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Prince Amukamara said he needs to lose the limp if he hopes to play on Sunday.
The cornerback took about 50 percent of the reps in practice Wednesday and still believes he'll be ready to make his regular-season debut against the Bucs, but he was limping when he was running and that, he said, would make him vulnerable on the field.
"I mean, I'm going to be a target out there anyway," the second-year cornerback said. "The offensive coordinators, they're still going to smell blood. If I'm able to run but [the pain is] still lingering, then that's cool. But if I'm limping, then I don't think that's a good idea."
Amukamara has two more practices to work through the hitch in his step from a high ankle sprain three weeks ago. "He does have some issues," Tom Coughlin said. "He's just fighting his way through them."
Locklear holds on
"As of today, I'm the starting left tackle," Locklear said.
Coughlin was asked about Beatty working his way back. "We'll see," he said.
"At some point we will have an update," Beatty told reporters. "If you hear before me, please let me know."
Coughlin said he expects rookie David Wilson to get some offensive touches on Sunday after he fumbled and was benched last week. "He's a little out of the doghouse," Coughlin said . . . Eli Manning said he would have to change some calls and habits against the Bucs, whose offensive coordinator, Mike Sullivan, was his receivers and quarterbacks coach for eight years . . . C David Baas (hip), DT Marvin Austin (back), CB Michael Coe (hamstring) and LB Keith Rivers (hamstring) were limited.