A discouraged Tuck had said earlier in the week that he had "no clue" if he would be able to play Sunday against the Washington Redskins. Giants coach Tom Coughlin sounded Wednesday as though he expected Tuck to be ready to go before the week concludes.
"I can't give you all of the medical terms, but it's not going to be anything to... It's discomfort. It's sore. It's an issue, but hopefully it's going to be able to get under control," Coughlin said.
Phillips, of course, missed Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys. The Giants could use him back on the field the rest of the way.
Also missing practice were center David Baas (neck), tight end Travis Beckum (chest), running back Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), linebacker Mark Herzlich (ankle), safety Derrick Martin (back) and defensive end Osi Umenyiora (ankle/knee).