John Fennelly, Lead Writer
The Giants were scheduled to practice outdoors in full pads this afternoon, but teeming rain prevented that from happening. Instead, they were forced into the field house in just helmets and shoulder pads.
NFL Officials were on hand today, presumably to oversee a practice in pads, but stayed to handle the indoor activities.
WR Hakeem Nicks (groin) did not participate in practice. Tom Coughlin said Nicks was “day-to-day” and wants to make sure he’s healed before resuming drills.
“They just want to quiet it down, make sure that he heals before he goes back out and continues to maybe make it worse,” said Coughlin.
DT Cullen Jenkins missed practice due to a death in the family (grandmother).
Several players stood out at camp today: WR Kevin Hardy and TE Adrien Robinson both made nice grabs on several occasions. Coughlin lauded Robinson’s progress after practice:
“I think he’s making steady progress. You know, today I thought he practiced well, made some plays, and more importantly, from an assignment standpoint he did well, so, we look forward to having him continue that way because we also see Larry Donnell making a couple plays, so with those two big, young tight ends, they certainly do give us flexibility provided they can continue to improve.”
CB Prince Amukamara continued his strong showing, outrunning WR Victor Cruz on a deep route to make a pick.
The offensive line continued to be the same: David Baas at center, Will Beatty and David Diehl at tackle and Kevin Boothe and James Brewer at guard. Justin Pugh continued to work primarily with the second group, but saw some snaps with the ‘one’s’.
“Just a few, but, yeah, we’d like to be able to do that,” said Coughlin. “Basically, the first couple of groups are being interchanged every once and awhile, so you’ll see that.”
Coughlin said he will be present for Bill Parcells’ induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this Saturday. He will be here for practice and then fly out to Canton. It will be his first trip to a HOF induction ceremony….