Wednesday practice report

Giants Insider
Posted Sep 21, 2005


Because the Giants played Monday night, coach Tom Coughlin lightened the usual Wednesday workload. The team was on the field for a little over one hour and was in shells instead of full pads. Only placekicker Jay Feely (back) and cornerback Corey Webster (quad) did not practice.

"We (gave) them as much as we could possibly give them," Coughlin said. "The meetings were the same. Everything was the same except for the work load itself."

In addition to Feely and Webster, safety Shaun Williams (hamstring) and linebacker Barrett Green (knee/ankle) are the four Giants on the team's injury report. All four players are listed as questionable.

For San Diego, guard Toniu Fonoti (hand) is doubtful, wide receiver Vincent Jackson (calf) and defensive end Igor Olshansky (ankle/knee) are questionable and defensive end Jacques Cesaire (elbow) and wide receiver Kassim Osgood (ribs) are probable.

*Sunday's game in San Diego will be the 1,100th regular season game in Giants history. They are 579-487-33.

*The Giants are 2-0 for the 17th time in franchise history. In the previous 16 seasons in which they won their first two games, the Giants finished with a winning record 14 times and at .500 once (in 1968). The Giants have not started 2-0 and finished the season with a losing record since 1928.

*The Giants' lead the NFL with 69 points, the highest season-opening two-game total in franchise history. The previous high was 68 points in 1968. The last time the Giants led the NFL in scoring after the season's first two weeks was 1956, when they had 65 points. That Giants team went on to win the NFL Championship.

*The Giants have changed defensive backs on their practice squad, signing Gabe Franklin and releasing Adrian Ward.

Franklin, 5-10 and 188 pounds, was with the Chargers in training camp after being signed as a rookie free agent. He was released, but spent the first week of the season on the team's practice squad. Franklin attended Boise State, where he had 18 career interceptions and was a first-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection last year.



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