Justin Tuck missed practice for a second straight day Thursday as the New York Giants held their final practice at Quest Diagnostics Training Center before heading to Heinz Field to play the Pittsburgh Steelers in their preseason opener.
"Today was not what we wanted (from Tuck," said head coach Tom Coughlin. "He's not quite as nifty and nimble as we wanted."
Coughlin did not rule Tuck out of Saturday's game, but his playing seems unlikely after missing the last two practices.
Coughlin did rule out veterans Chris Snee and Terrell Thomas, who just came off the PUP list this week. James Brewer (concussion), Justin Pugh (concussion) and Cooper Taylor (hamstring) also won't play.
Not a whole lot to report here. The Giants held a "cards" practice, meaning they went basically half-speed as they went over what they are likely to run Saturday in Pittsburgh. They were also driven inside for the last 30 minutes of practice by the rain.
Here a few items of note:
- Mark Herzlich, practicing as an emergency long snapper, fired two successive snaps way over the head of punter Steve Weatherford.
- There were two interceptions. Jayron Hosley wrestled a David Carr pass away from Jerrel Jernigan for one. Ryan Nassib finished practice by throwing the other one to Laron Scott, a ball well off-target intended for Kevin Hardy.
- NFL officials attended the Thursday workout, but since it was a glorified walk-through they had nothing to do.