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Could this be the week for Prince?

Prince Amukamara stretches at the Giants training camp

Prince Amukamara stretches at the Giants training camp in Albany, N.Y. (July 28, 2012) Credit: AP

The Prince Watch continues.

While Prince Amukamara made progress by practicing last week, he did not play in Sunday’s game against the Bucs due to the high ankle sprain he suffered in the preseason. Thursday against the Panthers, perhaps?

“We’ll see how he is having been able to rest here and hopefully he’ll be a little bit stronger,” Tom Coughlin said. “Maybe perhaps play with a minimal amount of pain. We’ll just have to see.”

Coughlin said that Amukamara had one “really good day” of practice last week but there were others “where we had some issues.” Amukamara said during the week that he felt he was limping while running, something he didn’t think he could afford to do on the field in a game.

The Giants could certainly use him with a banged up secondary. For the second straight game they were down to their last cornerback at the end of the contest as Justin Tryon was guarding Mike Williams. Or trying to. That’s because Michael Coe was sidelined with aggravation in his hamstring, which has been an issue all season, and rookie Jayron Hosley who actually started the game was out after getting some of the rubber granules from the FieldTurf in his eye.

Coughlin did seem pleased with Hosley when he was in the game.

“He battled,” Coughlin said. “He’s a competitive, scrappy guy and flew around pretty good.”

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