The Giants have been adamant throughout their 0-6 start that the season is not over. But at least one player says 0-7 could be the end of all hope.
"We've dug ourselves in such a deep hole, we just have to win each and every game if we really want a legitimate shot to reach the playoffs," cornerback Terrell Thomas said Thursday. "It [stinks] right now to know that if we lose the next game, we could be making plans for December in October. That's not a good feeling."
Thomas said that as the losses pile up, it gets harder to break the ice in the win column. But he is confident it will happen Monday night against the Vikings and continue next week against the Eagles.
"At this point, you're human and you definitely understand the significance of losing a game, especially that last one," he said. "At 0-5, we're still in it. Now we lost this last game, we don't know. But we're not going to give up, we're going to win this next game and get this thing rolling into the bye week and see what happens."
Kuhn, Brown on the field
Defensive tackle Markus Kuhn, who spent the first six weeks on PUP with a knee injury, practiced for the first time Thursday. The Giants will have a three-week window to add him to the active roster or put him on injured reserve. Running back Andre Brown (leg) also practiced for the first time since he was put on injured reserve in Week 1 with a designation to return. Brown can practice for two weeks but is not eligible to play until Week 10 against the Raiders.
Tom Coughlin said there is no timeline in place for either David Wilson's return or a decision to put him on season-ending injured reserve. "We just have to allow the time that's necessary for the complete and total medical analysis and evaluation," he said of the herniated disc and stenosis of the spine that has sidelined Wilson, already ruled out for Monday's game. "There's been no magic number told to me. They're going to look at it continuously." . . . Coughlin said new running back Peyton Hillis is very comfortable with the Giants' offense and should be able to contribute Monday, but Brandon Jacobs will carry the bulk of the workload . . . Cornerback Corey Webster (groin) practiced for the first time in a month but was limited.