Though the Giants said Newhouse’s injury was minor, he appeared to be in a ton of pain.He was checked by team trainers, had his left ankle heavily wrapped and hobbled off the field under his own power.Fellow safety Nat Berhe, however, suffered a setback, aggravating the calf that has cost him much of training camp, and didn’t practice. The rookie safety out of Alabama, a projected starter, had his reps limited, but he did take part in 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 team drills, and looked to be moving around OK. The Giants could be short two starters on the offensive line Saturday night.Center Weston Richburg (knee) missed his second straight practice and right tackle Marshall Newhouse went down late in practice with an ankle injury.Rookie safety Landon Collins (knee) practiced for the first since the first preseason game Aug. The free-agent signee from the Jaguars had five tackles, a strip sack and a tackle for a loss last Saturday against Jacksonville, but he feels his greatest asset is helping others. I have the ability to make the people around me better, with communication, know-how, experience,” said Thomas, who signed a three-year, million deal with Big Blue in the offseason.14, taking part in 11-on-11 team drills with the second team. “Those are tools that I’m able to give to the rest of the defense, not just with my play, but knowledge of the game, things that will make us better overall.” Coll’ to duty Landon Collins (knee) returned to practice Wednesday, and could suit up Saturday against the Jets.Osi Umenyiora isn’t counting out Jason Pierre-Paul.
The Giants said Newhouse merely had the back of his left ankle stepped on.Caught my eye Veteran safety Brandon Meriweather delivered the hit of the day, meeting running back Kenneth Harper at the point of attack in team drills and stopping the rookie cold.Despite Pierre-Paul having conversations with Coughlin, general manager Jerry Reese, defensive line coach Robert Nunn and teammates, the Giants remain in the dark about Pierre-Paul’s return date, the status of his rehab and the state of his right hand.Pierre-Paul has yet to sign the franchise tag tender worth .8 million and is believed to still be in Florida healing and rehabbing.
Pierre-Paul had his right index finger fully amputated in the wake of a July 4 fireworks accident that also left the 26-year-old with a broken thumb and serious burns he needed skin grafts to repair. He seemed like he was himself,” said Umenyiora, who served as a mentor to Pierre-Paul when they overlapped with the Giants from 2010-12. “He has to come back, and I think he will come back and be strong.” NFL Network had reported Pierre-Paul planned to report to the Giants before the Sept.
13 season opener in Dallas, but Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Tuesday that was news to him.