The rain kicked today’s practice indoors today, a circumstance that in training camps past in Albany would have made Tom Coughlin very unhappy, to put it lightly.
Antrel Rolle (ankle) sat out today’s drills and it isn’t known when he’ll be ready to participate again.
“He’s one of those,” said Coughlin when told of Rolle’s pledge to do whatever it takes to get back on the field. “I don’t know what he said (to you), but I know that even when he was out there on the field, he said ‘I’ll be fine, I’ll be fine, I’ll be fine,’ so he has an ankle injury and he’ll do everything he can to get back in. He doesn’t like to miss anything and, quite frankly, if he can possibly avoid it, he misses nothing, which is a good attitude. “
When asked if it he thought it was ‘feasible’ for Rolle to play in Week One:
“I hope he comes back next week. Why would I talk about Week One?”
In addition, Coughlin believes WR Hakeem Nicks (hamstring) and DE Justin Tuck (back) will play against the Colts Sunday night:
“I would anticipate that….I don’t foresee any reason why they wouldn’t jump into the rotation now.”
Several players missed practice again. DE Damontre Moore (shoulder), CB Corey Webster (soreness), OL Chris DeGeare (knee), WR Jerrel Jernigan (soreness) and WR Brandon Collins.
OL Chris Snee (hip) has been increasing his workload but his father-in-law wouldn’t commit if he was ready to play in a game:
“I think Chris is starting to build up. Yesterday he had a few, two out of every four, we’ll say. Today it seemed like he did a little bit more. I’m told that with this it’s the next day…and how they build up their endurance. It’s more of an endurance thing right now.”
CB Terrell Thomas (hamstring, knee) is getting closer to playing, but Coughlin is leaving that decision solely in the hands of the medical team. He was asked if T2 would play Sunday night.
“I don’t know that. (We’ll) get the advice from the medical people and see. This would be the proper one, next week, however. How much he needs. He just got into more than one out of four reps,” the coach said.
On OL Justin Pugh, who came back yesterday after missing ten days due to a concussion….“He’s got a ways to go, but he’s in there fighting”