Practice notes: Bradshaw sits again
BY Ebenezer Samuel
Tom Coughlin's worst fears about Ahmad Bradshaw may gradually be coming true.
The Giants' starting running back did not practice on Thursday during the portion of practice open to the media, and he has yet to practice this week. This marks the second straight week that Bradshaw has barely practiced; last week, he practiced only on Thursday due to a foot injury.
None of this should truly surprise anyone, because the injury-prone Bradshaw spent most of last season barely practicing. That's something Coughlin hoped to avoid this season, something he talked openly about last Wednesday.
"I don't want to go into that one-practice-a-week business that we've had," Coughlin said before Bradshaw missed last Wednesday's session. "So I'm hoping that this is something that he is able to overcome, and we see the end of it."
So far, that hasn't happened. Bradshaw missed both Wednesday and Thursday this week, sitting out pivotal install days for the Giants offense. He was joined by LB Jacquian Williams (knee), who also sat out his second straight day of practice and seems likely to miss Sunday's game in Dallas.
On the bright side, a handful of players returned to practice. C David Baas and DT Rocky Bernard (hip) were both back at practice, although Bernard seemed to be limited. TE Travis Beckum, who is practicing but hasn't been activated off the PUP just yet, worked with the tight ends, although that, too, seemed to be in a limited capacity.
S Kenny Phillips (knee) also worked with the safeties for the first time in weeks. :clap: :clap: He did the majority of individual drills with the safeties. He seemed the slightest bit tentative on his backpedals, but it was barely noticeable. Phillips hasn't played since Sept. 30.
Finally, Hakeem Nicks (foot/knee) continued to prove he's over his early-season injuries, practicing for a second straight day. He hasn't missed a practice in two weeks.