Look for the Giants to run right a lot on Sunday. That’s really the only place on their offensive line where they are stable with Chris Snee and Kareem McKenzie manning those posts. The other side of center Rich Seubert? It looks like it will be Kevin Boothe at guard and Will Beatty at tackle, especially since Shawn Andrews has missed a second straight day of practice, presumably for the same sore back that kept him out yesterday.
At least Beatty won’t have to report as eligible when he plays tackle.
Corey Webster was also not practicing. He had to leave yesterday’s practice with a toe injury. He was moving around on the field and doing some light jogging – really more shuffling – with the corners between drills. So at least he’s not immobilized. But he’s also not practicing and that could be a problem against the Eagles and their talented receivers.
The surprise of the day was Kevin Boss, who practiced fully yesterday with what he had called earlier in the week a “tender” back. He was riding the exercise bike early and then just watching practice and drills.
The Giants would normally have Bear Pascoe backing up for Boss, but Pascoe is already backing up for Madison Hedgecock at fullback. Hedgecock is still nursing a hamstring injury and although he was stretching with the team he did not appear to be doing much of anything else.
The only good injury development isn’t really an injury so much as it is a maintenance issue. Osi Umenyiora, who normally sits out Wednesday practices and returns to action on Thursdays, sat out Wednesday’s practice and returned to action today.