"He just has a sore knee,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. “We just don’t want him to do anything that would set him back. So we will see how he is when he comes out. He may not get the full number of reps today. He may just go through individuals or however trainers see him on the field. He just went through the walk thru. He moved pretty well. But we will see."
As for the much-maligned RB spot, as expected Brandon Jacobs did not practice. Both Coughlin and Jacobs were coy about the running back’s chances of playing against Minnesota.
“I would imagine it is going to be day-to-day,” Coughlin said. “If not, it is week-to-week.”
“I’ve never had this injury before, so we’re just going day-to-day,” said Jacobs, who pulled up in the third quarter of Sunday’s victory in Detroit. “It’s a little tight, but it’s nothing people should be worried about.
“I don’t know what their plans are. I’m just doing as they say – staying off of it and trying to stretch it a little bit, until they give me more direction.”
Derrick Ward, who has rushed for 448 yards but has missed the last few weeks with groin and ankle injuries, is hopeful he will suit up Sunday.
“Hopefully, tomorrow I’ll increase my workload in the team periods (in practice),” Ward said. “I’ll see how it feels then. If I keep progressing, Sunday is looking very likely.”
Finally, Coughlin said Reggie Torbor is working with the first team defense at strong side linebacker in place of Mathias Kiwanuka, who is out for the season with a fractured fibula.
“Reggie will work with the first defense and Gerris (Wilkinson) will know the position as well,” Coughlin said.