Good morning, New York Giants fans! Until Sunday when he finally returned to pracitce, running back Peyton Hillis had not practiced or played since suffering foot and ankle injuries in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game. If the veteran running back is going to lock down a spot on the 53-man roster, he has to get on the field to do it.
"It's very tough," he said. "It's tough because you have to make the roster kind of deal, so you want to get out there but you physically can't. It's that mental battle you have to play with yourself.
"You never know what's going to happen. You never know what upstairs (coaches and management) is going to do, so you just have to go out there and do your best."
Other Injury News
Head coach Tom Coughlin said Geoff Schwartz would visit a foot specialist on Monday ... Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. missed yet another practice, and that made Coughlin grumpy ... Kick returner/wide receiver Trindon Holliday fielded punts and did individual work. Holliday has missed the entire preseason with a hamstring injury ... Cornerback Zack Bowman, who suffered a triceps injury Friday vs. the New York Jets, practiced ... Jayron Hoslley (foot) returned to practice ... Prince Amukamara did individual work ... James Brewer (back), Charles Brown (shoulder), Marcus Harris (shoulder) and Markus Kuhn (ankle) did not practice.
Jon Beason Update
The middle linebacker, still on PUP after breaking his foot during OTAs, has been working on the side during recent practices. Does that mean he could come off PUP soon?
"I don't ask every day, they don't tell me every day," Coughlin said. "He works on the side and occasionally I will get close enough to him to ask him how he is doing, or in a meeting I will say something to him. His responses are all positive - ‘I feel good. We are going to do this and this today, and we are going to do more of this the next day.' Only one time did he say, ‘I am a little sore today.' That is the only time I ever heard it. Everything else has been stuff that you would think would be encouraging."
"I still can't believe it right now. A fourth touchdown right now in the preseason, yeah, it's been fun, man. I've got to set the bar high coming out of a small school, but like I said, the expectation and goal is to be successful."
-- Rookie wide receiver Corey Washington