Jon Beason was back to training camp form, which is not good. The Giants middle linebacker, who missed all of the preseason with a right foot injury, was on the sideline for yesterday's practice after experiencing soreness in the still-healing area.
"We knew he would be limited, but I didn't know he wasn't going to go," Tom Coughlin said.
Beason spent several minutes early in practice experimenting with various cleats to help his recovering foot feel comfortable. He played on Monday night against the Lions in his first game action and said he was sore afterward. He was limited in Wednesday's light practice and might not be available Friday.
"They think he'll play [against Arizona]," Coughlin said.
Weatherford to test ankle
Punter Steve Weatherford will practice Friday for the first time since injuring his left ankle in Monday's game.
"We're going to go out there and test it and see if it's going to be good enough for me to be able to help the team on Sunday," Weatherford said. "If it's not, I'm not going to try to be a hero . . . I want to help this team, and if I'm not able to do that, well, I think I'll tell them that. I'm optimistic and hopeful that I'll be out there."
If he's not, kicker Josh Brown will handle the punts and backup quarterback Ryan Nassib will be the holder on field goals and extra points.
DT Cullen Jenkins (hip) returned to practice but was limited . . . Cardinals QB Carson Palmer was limited for a second straight practice with a sore throwing shoulder . . . Coughlin delivered a special post-practice address to his team on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. It included a moment of silence for the victims. "We also honored America and the resiliency and the courage shown by the country and the way that New Yorkers and all in the tri-state area rallied around each other at that time," he said. "I think that's something we can all be proud of."