Sorry gang, I didn't make it over to the afternoon practice Saturday as I thought I might. Something about projects around the house followed by Yankees-Red Sox that kept me at home.
Anyway, Plaxico Burress continues to be the big story without doing anything, In fact, it's his not doing anything that is the story. Team doctors told coach Tom Coughlin that Burress' troublesome ankle is still too tender for him to practice. Looks like we are in for another season of 'Game Day.'
- Here's a full practice report from Ralph Vacchiano.
Mathias Kiwanuka understands the frustration Jeremy Shockey felt missing last season's Super Bowl.
"A guy like him, everything gets magnified when he can't do ... what he's meant to do," Kiwanuka said today. "He's a tight end in the NFL and he's one of the best I've seen out there. When you're that driven and that focused on your life and your job and everything you do revolves around that and you can't do it one day, that's got to be tough. I respect him a lot. I wish him the best. He's still going to be one of the best tight ends in the league."
- Speaking of Kiwanuka, Coughlin has been thrilled with what the rehabbing linebacker/defensive end has done so far.
- Nate Robinson, an undrafted free agent defensive tackle, learned the hard way about the impact of the 80-man roster limit. One day after getting hurt, the Giants waived him,
- Domenic Hixon is making the most of his opportunity.