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Today is not Osi's day

From left, New York Giants' Osi Umenyiora, Domenik

From left, New York Giants' Osi Umenyiora, Domenik Hixon, Ramses Barden and Devin Thomas ride stationary bicycles during NFL football training camp Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) Photo Credit: AP Photo/Bill Kostroun

Tom Coughlin said that Osi Umenyiora is day-to-day.

Yesterday wasn’t that day. Today isn’t either.

The defensive end was still not practicing as the Giants prepared for the Eagles game. He was on a nearby field during the early portion of practice, and although he was obscured by a building, it did appear he was doing some kind of on-the-field work and running. Eventually, though, he returned to his familiar perch atop the exercise bike.

“I don’t know what to tell you,” Coughlin said yesterday. “One day it looks good and the next day it is not as good. We are just doing what the medical people are trying to keep us informed about.”

Umenyiora had arthroscopic knee surgery in August, a procedure the Giants said should have taken him three to four weeks to recover from. It will be five weeks ago tomorrow that he had the surgery.

On other injury fronts – and perhaps even more critical to Sunday’s game – Mario Manningham was not seen at practice. He’s dealing with a concussion and has obviously not passed the requisite tests in order to get back on the field. If he is unable to play on Sunday against the Eagles, the Giants’ starting wide receivers could be Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz with Brandon Stokley in the slot and a mix of Devin Thomas.

That lineup would probably have the Eagles wondering why they spent all that money on their secondary.

Travis Beckum was getting some extra stretching on his hamstring but was taking part in some early team drills with the offense. He was listed as limited yesterday.

 

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