Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here is your Thursday morning notebook.
Jayron Hosley Injury Update: Rookie Aiming For Season Opener - SB Nation New York
Rookie cornerback Jayron Hosley, sidelined with turf toe, hopes to be ready for the season opener Sept. 5 against the Dallas Cowboys. [Full transcript]
Giants Depth Chart 2012 - David Wilson Moving Up - SB Nation New York
You had to know it was only a matter of time before running back David Wilson, the New York Giants' first-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, moved up the team's depth chart. Wilson, throughout the... [Full transcript]
DT Thomas was facing end of career before Giants called - NYPOST.com
"I had a real reality shot, as I seen players that I know are real players just like out of the league all of a sudden,’’ Thomas said, "and I was thinking to myself I might be one of those guys that can still go and nobody picks you up.’’
McCoy, Pierre-Paul team up as businessmen - NFL Wire - The Buffalo News
LeSean McCoy won't be taking verbal shots at one of the New York Giants.
McCoy, the Philadelphia Eagles' All-Pro running back, and Jason Pierre-Paul, the Giants' All-Pro defensive end, have joined together as partners and investors in a sports beverage company, The Associated Press has learned. BODYARMOR SuperDrink will announce the partnership on Tuesday.
Randle loses clothes, gaining respect | True Blue | NorthJersey.com
A group of reporters waited for Rueben Randle as the towel-clad rookie wide receiver wandered the locker room Wednesday.
While it appeared Randle may have been dodging the media, turns out the former LSU star was actually frantically searching for his clothes. He was apparently the victim of a prank, a whole lot harmless than the cold-tub dunking he received back in training camp.
"Something might have happened to his clothes," one player told me. "I didn’t do nothing."
Giants hot topic: Halfway through preseason, what questions still need to be answered? | NJ.com
Third preseason game often the most telling -- what do you hope to see Friday vs. Chicago?
Giants schedule gets wacky
This may be the last normal week for the Giants for a while.
After this game against the Bears they have to get ready for the Patriots on Wednesday, a week from today. Then they open the regular season on Sept. 5, two weeks from today. Then they have a long stretch of time off before facing the Bucs in Week 2 on a traditional Sunday afternoon, but after that they have a short week to get ready for the Panthers in Carolina on Thursday Sept. 20.
For a team and coach that is so used to routine, it will be a challenging month.
Coughlin's goals for Friday: Score, stop run, improve specials
Here's what Tom Coughlin said he wants to see in Friday's third preseason game:
"Youre running a lot of bodies in and out and its not quite the continuity youd like to have, but still," Coughlin said. "Offensively we need to go. We need to get something done here. We have some people who need to show that. Yes, quite frankly, we had a special teams error in both games. Thats got to be eliminated.
"Weve got to put the ball in the end zone, thats something thats a challenge for the offensive team. The defense played well last week. We had the ball run on us the week before, so its a consistency thing. Can we go do that week in and week out? Against a team that scored a lot of points the other day and moved right down the field, advancing the ball in the air. Its a good football team. Its time for us to start to move in the direction of the execution and the performance being at a high level."