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Post-practice update -- Shockey added to injury listIt's a "stomach injury," according to the report... So either Shockey had some bad clams or it might be something like an abdominal strain. He didn't practice fully today, so he's probable.


UPDATE: It's an abdominal strain. No bad clams.


Steve Smith and Brandon Jacobs are also probable, which is good news. Burress, Pierce, Butler and Ross are questionable, and Wilson is out.


For the Eagles, Brian Dawkins (back) was added to the injury report and he's questionable, along with Brian Westbrook.


Posted by Arthur Staple on December 7, 2007 1:43 PM | Permalink

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December 7, 2007 -- The banged-up Giants appeared to get some good news

on the injury front yesterday when coach Tom Coughlin said he expected

strong safety James Butler to play Sunday against the Eagles.



Butler strained his hamstring on the first play last week against the

Bears and was held out of practice the past two days, but Coughlin was

optimistic when asked about the third-year player yesterday.


"I expect that Butler will make the game," Coughlin said.



The news isn't as upbeat for free safety Gibril Wilson, who didn't play

against the Bears because of a sprained knee. Wilson did not practice

again yesterday and appears doubtful.


That would seem to clear

the way for rookie seventh-rounder Michael Johnson to make a second

consecutive start after notching five tackles in the win over Chicago.



"I think they trust me more and more after I went in there, did my job

and made plays," Johnson said. "Any rookie has to hold his own to gain

the trust of your coaches and the people you're playing alongside, and

I think I did that."




RB Brandon Jacobs,

sidelined the past two games by a hamstring injury, did some work in

practice and looks like he might return against the Eagles.


Coughlin said Jacobs, who has rushed for 599 yards and two TDs on 115 carries (5.2-yard average), is "making good progress."


Jacobs - who is needed badly with Derrick Ward (broken leg) lost for the year - agreed.


"I have no idea on my status (against the Bears), but I'm feeling better and better every day," Jacobs said.




CB Aaron Ross (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis but appears likely to play Sunday, but LB Antonio Pierce (ankle) was held out again and is unsure of his availability.


"If I feel better, I'll play," he said. "If not, I'm not going to go out there and embarrass myself or hurt the team."

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