OTAs, of course, are voluntary. So it was no surprise that Osi Umenyiora was nowhere to be seen. The disgruntled defensive end, who is in the final season of a seven-year, $41.38-million dollar deal, wants a new contract – and he has yet to get it.
DT Chris Canty and TE Jake Ballard also were no-shows, along with rookie TE Adrien Robinson, who is finishing up at the University of Cincinnati.
In other OTA news:
* With Kareem McKenzie no longer here, the Giants have had to reshuffle their offensive line. From what we could glean, the first-teamers were as followed: James Brewer lined up at left tackle, followed by Kevin Boothe at left guard, David Baas at center, Chris Snee at right guard and David Diehl at right tackle.
Will Beatty was at practice, but he was seen standing to the side watching the other linemen. Beatty suffered a detached retina in Week 11.
* DT Markus Kuhn was back on the practice field after missing rookie minicamp with a “non-football” leg laceration. The Giants’ seventh-round pick said he was accidentally cut by a knife while helping his friend move boxes earlier this month.
* WR Dan DePalma was spotted running off to the side while his teammates took part in drills. Though he’s recovering from hip surgery, he told reporters he expects to be 100 percent by training camp.
* LB Clint Sintim worked out individually, mostly doing a few agility drills. He suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in his right knee back in September vs. New England.
* Asked about the military honor he will receive later today, Tom Coughlin said: "It’s a tremendous honor. I’m very humbled in receiving this honor, and I look forward to spending an evening with General [Raymond T.] Odierno and the other people being honored.
"...It’s an honor to be in that company and to realize the historical significance of where we will be once this takes place tonight…If you think back going all the way to back to 9-11 and how that changed the way, I hope, all Americans feel about our armed forces, the changing of the way in which war is conducted…What they do for us on a daily basis, so we can work in this great National Football League and all Americans can sleep under the blanket of freedom. It is a very, very humbling experience that I’m looking forward to."