T-Rock's Take on the Giants

Ross, Webster plan to keep playing as Giants days approach an end

Giants cornerback Aaron Ross gestures while setting up

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Even though they are unlikely to re-sign with the Giants, two veteran cornerbacks plan to continue their NFL careers. If, of course, they can find a team to take them.

Corey Webster and Aaron Ross, both of whom ended the 2013 season on injured reserve and both of whom will be free agents in March, are expecting to hit the market and play elsewhere in 2014. There had been some speculation that...

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Corey Webster put on IR, days with Giants likely over

Giants cornerback Corey Webster looks on during training

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The Corey Webster Watch ends not with a return to the field but with him being placed on injured reserve and unlikely to ever return to the field, at least with the Giants.

Webster, who played in just four games this season and none since Oct. 27 against the Eagles, is in the final year of his contract. He took a substantial paycut to remain with the team this season, but groin, hip and, lastly,...

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Hakeem Nicks looks unencumbered in practice

Hakeem Nicks

(Credit: Hakeem Nicks has not scored a touchdown this season. (Jim McIsaac))

Hakeem Nicks was showing no lingering effects of the abdominal injury that sidelined him last week. The wide receiver was catching fade passes from the quarterbacks during warmups in today’s practice, stretching high for the football in a move that would seem to be impossible (or at least uncomfortable) with any kind of serious strain to the midsection.

Nicks seemed happy to be on the field....

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Charles James ready if called upon

Charles James returns a punt past Pittsburgh Steelers

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Corey Webster (groin) practiced a few snaps on Wednesday but was sidelined on Thursday. Aaron Ross (back) hasn’t practiced all week. Jayron Hosley (hamstring) will probably won’t play on Sunday.

The Giants are running out of healthy cornerbacks. If none of those three can play on Sunday, Trumaine McBride might wind up starting opposite Prince Amukamara. The team does have Terrell Thomas, who...

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Baas and Snee still not practicing for Giants

Chris Snee celebrates against the New England Patriots

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There was no sign of relief for the Giants’ offensive line at practice today.

Neither Chris Snee (hip) nor David Baas (neck) were on the field with the team during the portion of the workout open to the media. With one more day of practice remaining, there continues to be slimmer and slimmer chances that the two veterans will be ready to play on Sunday in Kansas City.

David Diehl did...

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Practice report: Donnell goes down, good news on JPP, and a fight on the last play

Giants tight end Larry Donnell practices during team

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Well, I don’t think THAT was scripted on the scouting cards.

Most of practice was played off of the diagrams that the coaches make up to prepare for the upcoming opponent, so there was very little in the way of live action. Guys were playing hard and there were some interesting things to note, but most of it was just working on fits and placements in shells.

Until …

Practice ended...

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Practice report: Pugh returns, Damonster is mashed, Barden needs just one hand

Giants' Damontre Moore, left, blocks a punt by

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Well, the big news of the day was Antrel Rolle going down with an ankle injury, the severity of which has yet to be determined. But practice went on without him once he was carted off and the flow of injured players returning to the field and those leaving it continued.

Let’s start with the ones who returned to action. Chris Snee (hip) was taking pretty much all of the first-team reps at right...

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