Rueben Randle misses practice with swelling in knee

Rueben Randle, a wide receiver out of LSU,

Rueben Randle, a wide receiver out of LSU, during the first day of Giants rookie camp. (May 11, 2012) (Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Rueben Randle missed Thursday's practice with a knee injury, further thinning an already diminished wide receiver group.

"Rueben has a little bit of swelling in his knee, so they want to take a look at it," Tom Coughlin said. "Hopefully it's not going to be much."

The Giants already are without Victor Cruz, who had knee surgery last week. Randle replaced Cruz in the starting lineup last week, but if he is unable to play in the finale against the Redskins on Sunday, he might be replaced by Jerrel Jernigan.

Randle did not appear on the injury report Wednesday, although Coughlin said he "limped around a little bit" in the jog-through.

"I'm still going to be prepared to play this week," Randle said. "I do want to end [the season] well, so that's why I'm trying to get it right so I can go out there and play as fast as possible to make plays for the team and whatever they need me to do."

Giant steps

RBs Andre Brown and Peyton Hillis, both coming off concussions, were full participants in practice . . . CB Jayron Hosley did not practice because of illness . . . CB Terrell Thomas was named the winner of the 13th annual George Young Good Guy Award, as voted on by the Giants' chapter of the Professional Football Writers of America.With Notre Dame practicing at the Giants' facility in preparation for this weekend's New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Rutgers, Justin Tuck addressed the team from his alma mater in the afternoon.

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