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New York Giants News And Notes: Terrell Thomas, Ramses Barden And More

Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are your Tuesday morning news and notes.

Giants' Terrell Thomas hopes to be back within a month |
The truth is no one knows at this point whether the swelling Thomas experienced when he slipped during a practice early in camp was the sign of more to come.

The hope, according to someone informed of Andrews’ assessment, is Thomas will experience no setbacks as he rehabs the knee and return to practice in about 3-5 weeks.

The person, who requested anonymity because Coughlin declined to put a possible timeframe on Thomas’ return, said the final diagnosis agreed upon by Andrews, Thomas’ surgeon Arthur Ting and the Giants’ medical staff was Thomas "stretched" and "aggravated" the ligament but did not tear it completely.

Fewer practices a Giant perk for the usually grumpy Chris Snee |
I’m trying to have more of a positive attitude on training camp. Physically, it’s a lot easier than it has been. You’re still sore, you’re still out there hitting, but it’s not nearly what it used to be."

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"It was time last year. It’s time. The guy is going to make a mark in the league. He’s smart; he’s been around long enough. He’s been in the heat of it. You know, he’s made plays; he just needs to make them more consistently. That’s all I hope this is his time."

-- Coach Tom Coughlin, talking about Ramses Barden

"This is very unusual, because we have such a great group of young guys. Any time you have competition at every spot, it makes your team better. I think we feel very comfortable with whoever goes in and plays, and that’s a good situation to be in. I haven’t been in that situation with the Giants in a long time. We really have good, young guys who came in last year and are now back bigger and stronger. We have veteran guys who played in a lot of NFL games, so as a group, we’re very deep when we’re healthy."

-- Linebackers coach Jim Herrmann on the impressive depth at the position

"He’s incredibly coachable. You couldn’t ask for a better guy to coach, to be honest with you. He never comes across as though he knows everything. He’s been in the system, now, going into nine years, there’s things that he knows. But every point that you make, even though he knows it; he takes it as, it’s just something he’s hearing again. It’s being reinforced again ... every day we do something that he’s done something maybe one hundred times, he tries to get something else out of it. He’s one of the most coachable guys that I’ve ever been around at any level."

-- Quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan on Eli Manning