The Giants were back to work today at TIMEX, but several players were not participating. LB Keith Rivers was not on the field again. According to head coach Tom Coughlin, Rivers was involved in a car accident last week and was being evaluated by doctors.
“Rivers had a mild…there is no mild,” the coach revealed. “He had an accident last week, a car accident. He’s being evaluated. He bruised a knee; we hope that’s all it is. He’s being looked at.”
WR Domenik Hixon (ankle) and LB Jacquian Williams (knee) continued to sit out. RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) and safety Kenny Phillips (knee) were back in action, albeit limited.
Coughlin said Bradshaw looked “fine” and Eli Manning looked “sharp” after the week off. When asked about Phillips, the coach was still unsure of how much he and Williams might be able to do this week.
“He’s trying to get back to it,” Coughlin said of Phillips. “It’s probably good for him to be out there. We’ll see what he’s like tomorrow and Wednesday; see how much both Jacquian and Kenny can do.”
On if he and the staff had good chance to look at the team internally during the week off, Coughlin said they spent their time well.
“We studied ourselves and we studied others, too. In the rankings that we do and how we keep track of the league and ourselves, when we look at the areas that we’re not doing quite so well in, we look at the top teams in the league. We did all of that. We prepared that way and spent pretty much the whole morning with our players, inside, on those areas; looking at self-scout and then imparting some ideas or some thoughts that we may have uncovered in our research.”