So Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw were not practicing. They were joined on the sideline by Kareem McKenzie, Aaron Ross, Corey Webster and Mario Manningham.
Rich Seubert, who missed Sunday's game, was practicing. So was Fred Robbins, who injured his lower leg in the game.
Justin Tuck was not on the field for the beginning of practice, but he arrived just as the media was heading out. He's been dealing with some family matters in recent days, but, as I said, was heading onto the field.
Coughlin also said that there will be no putting young players on the field Sunday just to see what they have. He said for the most part the younger guys have played already. The one notable exception to that is Ramses Barden, the third-round pick who has been a non-factor this season.
The Giants don't believe he'll be a non-factor much longer.
"We're looking forward, believe me, to spending a lot of time with Barden," Coughlin said. "He's shown us in scout squad .... that there's a lot to work with there and we're excited about it. Whether or not he has to play in a game to show us more, yes it would be nice. But we've seen plenty on the practice field."
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