Prince Amukamara, Kenny Phillips limited, but practice

Kenny Phillips looks on from the sidelines after

Kenny Phillips looks on from the sidelines after injuring his right knee during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles. (Sept. 30, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)

The Giants' secondary seems to be coming back to health. CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring) and S Kenny Phillips (knee), both of whom missed Sunday's loss to the Falcons, were limited participants in Wednesday's practice. "I'm feeling great," Amukamara said.

"I had a couple of good reps at practice. I feel a little bit sore right now and that's natural. I'll just check and see how I feel next morning."

Amukamara missed one game but Phillips has missed eight of the last 10 games and played sparingly on one he did participate in. Tom Coughlin said that Phillips' knee is "rested" and that he is "ready to contribute."

After one day of practice, Amukamara felt the same way about himself.

"I'm very optimistic," he said. "As of right now I'm sure it's looking like a great start."

 

Ravens: No fear of D-Line

There was a time, not very long ago, when the Giants' defensive front terrorized opponents. Mostly neutralized this season with diminished production in terms of sacks, the group no longer haunts the thoughts of other coaches like the Ravens' John Harbaugh. Asked if there is still a "fear factor" in regard to the Giants' pass rush, Harbaugh said: "I wouldn't use that word."

"We respect them," he said. "We think they're very good . . . They've done a great job coaching those guys over the years. I just think it's a very formidable group."

 

Giant steps

RB Ahmad Bradshaw (knee) said he would petition Coughlin to let him play on Sunday, but Wednesday Coughlin took himself out of that equation. "We'd all love to have him play, but it will be a medical decision, it's not going to be mine," Coughlin said. Bradshaw sprained his knee against the Saints and did not play against the Falcons . . . Asked "how high" Ravens RB Ray Rice is on the Giants' list of priorities in this game, Coughlin quipped: "What is he? 5-9, 5-10?" . . . Despite missing a FG in three straight games, K Lawrence Tynes insisted he is not in a slump. "If you're in a slump, you're probably not kicking real well at all during the week or at practice and I feel like we are doing that," Tynes said. "I just feel like maybe our game tempo is a little off. I think we've fixed that earlier this week."

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