Eli Manning participated in Giants practice Wednesday, helping to alleviate some of the lingering concerns about his heel injury.
The Giants were able to take Manning out of Sunday’s win over Oakland before haltime, but his play in the first half was nearly flawless before leaving. Manning missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday last week, so his participation today is a sign that he’s improving.
“Hopefully, we can build up as we go along,” coach Tom Coughlin said Wednesday. “He might take ‘X’ amount
of snaps today and a little bit more tomorrow and a little bit more on
Manning’s heel was reportedly “no worse for wear” after playing Sunday.
The Giants could get back a number of players back from injury for their big game in the Big Easy this week. Safety C.C. Brown (shoulder), tight end Kevin Boss (ankle), linebacker Bryan Kehl (finger), guard Rich Seubert (shoulder) and running back Danny Ware (elbow) all practiced in some capacity.