Running back Brandon Jacobs missed another practice on Thursday for the New York Giants, and there appears to be growing concern about Jacobs' knee.
"Obviously in the beginning I was not thinking it would be an issue like this," said Giants coach Tom Coughlin. "He had swelling so they tried to keep him off his feet so he doesn't swell. He gets treatment all day long but so far it hasn't really taken care of the swelling."
Coughlin thought there was an "outside chance" that Jacobs would practice Thursday. That, obviously, did not happen.
Jacobs has 38 carries for 116 yards thus far in 2011, an average of just 3.1 yards per carry. Danny Ware was unable to get anything going in limited duty last week replacing Jacobs. Perhaps that means rookie seventh-round pick Da'Rel Scott could touch the ball for the first time this season Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.
"We like him (Scott). He can do whatever (we ask). He catches the ball from the receiver position. He goes out and will play in the slot. He will play on special teams. He obviously has speed from the backfield and has pretty good size," Coughlin said. "We had a play for him last week which obviously did not materialize. We do have a few things that we would take a look at him in that spot.-