New York Giants wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris returned to practice Monday.
Marshall injured his shoulder in the second preseason game against the Cleveland Browns. He didn’t practice or run since the injury but was on the practice field doing individual and team drills.
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“He looked good,” head coach Ben McAdoo said. “He caught a nice ball on a slant route. He was moving around, got a little bit of work today, so it was nice to have him back in the mix.”
McAdoo wouldn’t rule out Marshall playing in Thursday’s preseason finale at the New England Patriots.
“We’ll see how it goes during this week,” McAdoo said. “If he’s ready to go, we’ll throw him out there. If not, we won’t.”
Harris suffered what has been described as an upper body injury almost two weeks. He’s worked out with a trainer since his injury but practiced on a limited basis.
Running back Shaun Draughn also returned to the practice field Monday. He left Saturday’s 32-31 win over the New York Jets with what the Giants announced was a concussion. Today, the team said Draughn was reevaluated and didn’t have a concussion.
The Giants do have two players in the concussion protocol: cornerback Michael Hunter and linebacker Keenan Robinson. Both players worked with trainers on the side. Wide receiver Tavarres King (ankle) also worked with a trainer.
Cornerback Eli Apple suffered an ankle injury during Saturday night’s game and did not practice. He was walking around with a limp but the team says the injury is not serious. Defensive tackle Jay Bromley (knee) is expected to be ready for the regular season opener against the Dallas Cowboys in 13 days.
Offensive lineman Adam Gettis (foot) attempted to play Saturday night but couldn’t go. He was later placed on injured reserve and expected to miss six to eight weeks. Linebacker Mark Herzlich (stinger) also didn’t practice Monday, putting his Giants tenure in serious jeopardy. He’s attempted to come back several times from this injury to no avail.
Safety Duke Ihenacho injured his knee against the Jets. His Giants tenure is also in jeopardy.
Defensive tackle Damon Harrison didn’t practice Monday with what was termed as a “rest day.”
McAdoo was inevitably asked about wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Beckham injured his ankle after a low hit during last Monday’s game. He said Beckham is “improving”.
“He’s getting treatment,” McAdoo said. “He responded well to treatment and we’ll repeat that process again tomorrow so you don’t have to ask the question tomorrow.”
Of course, that answer wasn’t going to quell the Beckham questions, especially with the regular season opener less than two weeks away. McAdoo was asked if he thinks OBJ will be ready for Dallas.
“Yes, absolutely,” he said. “I’m hopeful he’ll play tomorrow.”