Training camp ends, offensive line shuffle continues

Jim Cordle - Josh D. Weiss-USA TODAY Sports

The training camp portion of the Giants' preseason is over. Here is some of the news from Wednesday's practice.

For the second straight day, the New York Giants were forced on Wednesday to shuffle their starting offensive line.The announcement that David Diehl will be out six weeks following thumb surgery came one day after the line had been revamped due to a knee injury suffered by starting center David Baas.

The line will now consist of Jim Cordle at center with Kevin Boothe and Chris at the guards and Will Beatty and Justin Pugh at the tackles. Diehl had moved from right tackle to left guard on Tuesday.

Cordle has been with the Giants on and off since signing as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He has played in 25 regular-season games, but has never started. He played 42 snaps, the most of any offensive player, Sunday night vs. the Indianapolis Colts.

"Cordle played very well the other night and we thought that was the best move for now," head coach Tom Coughlin said after Wednesday's final practice of training camp. "We're really excited about the way Cordle played the other night. Hopefully he'll keep that going."

Coughlin had this to say about Diehl:

"The doctor felt like he really needed to have his thumb corrected so that he could go further," Coughlin said. "He's been in a lot of pain. He's a tough guy and you'd never even know it until the doctor kind of jumped in. He'll get this fixed and he'll be back."

Terrell Thomas To Play Saturday

Coughlin said Terrell Thomas, the cornerback who has missed two seasons in a row with ACL tears and has suffered three ACL tears in all, will make his preseason debut Saturday vs. the New York Jets. Per various Twitter reports from beat reporters, Thomas had an interception of Ryan Nassib and a strong overall practice on Wednesday.

Injury Updates

Cornerback Corey Webster has been sitting out with what has only been described until now as "soreness." Wednesday Coughlin said Webster has a "slight MCL" along with a groin issue.

Others who did not practice: WR Ramses Barden (knee), WR Louis Murphy, DE Damontre Moore (bruised shoulder), Antrel Rolle (ankle).

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