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Will the Giants have Darian Thompson back vs. Eagles?

Rookie safety returned to practice Monday

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The New York Giants secondary has been besieged by injuries throughout the season. When they return from their Week 8 bye to host the Philadelphia Eagles, they could be as close to full strength as they’ve been since the 2016 opener.

Rookie safety Darian Thompson, who missed the last five games with a sprained foot, returned to the practice field Monday, on a limited basis.

“I practiced a good amount,” Thompson said. “I was out there the whole time. Close to 10 team reps on the scout team and a little bit on defense. I knew the plan today was going to be limited regardless of how I felt.”

Asked how his foot feels, Thompson said, “I don’t know about 100 percent, but I’m on the right track.”

“He got some work today,” coach Ben McAdoo said. “He was limited, but got some work.

Undrafted rookie free agent Andrew Adams has filled in, and done a serviceable job, but Thompson is an upgrade alongside Landon Collins if he can go. Big Blue will need all hands on deck against an Eagles team looking to bounce back from a tough loss at the Dallas Cowboys Week 8.