One of the concussed Giants was back on the field today.
Safety Sha’reff Rashad, who has been out since Saturday when he went head-first into the first play of the preseason game against the Steelers, returned to practice.
“I felt fine the last couple of days,” he said. “I felt perfectly fine to be at practice, was able to run, it felt normal.”
Rashad had to pass the “computer tests” in order to get back out there. And even after that, he said that there were times in practice where he had to check in with trainers to see how he was doing.
“Guys said they would keep an eye on me to make sure everything was OK and we reported back and forth a couple of times between practice,” he said. “From start to finish I was fine, it felt good.”
Rashad said that he thinks he’ll be able to play on Saturday, although the training staff will likely have more to say about that than he does. His return alleviates some of the pressure that the Giants had on the safety position. Without him and Michael Johnson (back), the Giants would have had just four game-ready safeties plus rookie Matt O’Hanlon who was brought in this week as an extra body at the position. Sadly, his return probably makes O’Hanlon expendable. The Giants cut their roster from 80 to 75 by Tuesday (although they are likely to do so before they return to practice on Monday as a courtesy).
The other concussed player, D.J. Ware, was not on the field or in the Giants’ locker room today.