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Prince gets some work in

Prince Amukamara watches practice from the sidelines during

Prince Amukamara watches practice from the sidelines during NY Giants practice at the Timex Performance Center. (Aug. 5, 2011) Credit: Newsday/Joe Epstein

Tom Coughlin said that Prince Amukamara would practice after the bye. But today, for the first time since he broke a bone in his foot in early August, he was taking part in drills with the team.

He wasn’t in shells like the rest of the players, but for a while he was lining up with his teammates and working on covering punts. It was not full speed work, and the medical staff came over to pay him some extra attention after he was finished. But it’s a big step for Amukamara, who has had about one and a half practices at the NFL level in his career.

In the last few weeks, Amukamara has been doing running on the side during practices and working with cornerbacks coach Pete Giunta after practice.

As for the rest of the practice injuries, Brandon Jacobs and Justin Tuck were riding the Antonio Pierce Memorial Stationary Bike early in practice, but eventually both went outside to do some running. Henry Hynoski was also not practicing.

It appeared that Osi Umenyiora was not practicing as he was standing off to the side during drills, but he was not in the injured player area. Michael Boley looked like he was not practicing early, but eventually took part in drills.

Chris Snee and Zak DeOssie were not seen. Both are nursing concussions.

David Baas was practicing and appeared to be ready to go with full participation. We’ll see how the Giants officially list him, but in individual drills he did not seem limited at all. In fact, he was not only hitting the blocking pad but holding it for other players to hit. Probably wouldn’t want an injured guy to be doing that.


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