Justin Tuck was doing some drills in practice today, although it was hard to recognize him with all his new equipment. It appeared that the defensive end had new, bigger shoulder pads that included a neck roll on the back and a new helmet (or at least a new facemask). He spent a lot of the individual portion of the workout – the part we see – fussing with the gear trying to get comfortable in it. He looked a little like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. He took part in many of the drills, but there were some he did not include himself in.
Yesterday Tom Coughlin said that Michael Boley and Brandon Jacobs were both scheduled to practice today. He was half right. Boley, true to his word, was on the field. Jacobs, who didn’t say he would practice, was not. He was on the side.
We got a view of David Baas standing to the side with his helmet in his hands. He was not practicing, but at least he was on the field. We didn’t see him at all yesterday.
Corey Webster, who missed yesterday for personal reasons, was back at practice. Rocky Bernard and Osi Umenyiora, both limited yesterday, were working again today. And Prince Amukamara was on the sideline riding the bike.
There was a big hit in practice: During a tackling drill (which was not really about tackling but angles), Greg Jones and Jacquian Williams collided in the air and both fell to the ground. They got up, but we’ll check in on them a little later when we get in the locker room.