While Ahmad Bradshaw sat on the stationary bike watching practice, there was actually some good news taking place on the field.
Kenny Phillips, who injured his knee early in the Week 3 game against the Eagles, returned to practice and was participating in individual drills for the first time since his injury. He did not appear to be physically limited in any way, back-peddling and running and cutting with teammates, but we won’t know until later whether he took part in any of the team portion of practice. He could be limited, but he could be listed as a non-participant. Either way, there seems to be some real progress with him.
Will he be ready for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys? That’s a tough one. The Giants may want to give him one more week to get ready. And remember, they haven’t exactly struggled in his absence with Stevie Brown filling in nicely.
David Baas, who missed yesterday’s practice with an ankle injury, returned to work today. It seems he’ll be good to go on Sunday.
Rocky Bernard did some stretching and some drills with the defensive linemen, but he seems to still be at least another week away from returning to the field.
The only other player besides Bradshaw who was clearly not participating in practice was Jacquian Williams, who was doing some stretching exercises on the side.
Hakeem Nicks, by the way, seemed to be practicing fully for the second straight day.