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Injuries keep offensive line from practice

Are the Giants going to have their starting offensive line intact for their critical game Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens?

"I have no idea," offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said today. "They haven't practiced yet."

He was referring to guard Chris Snee (hip) and center David Baas (hip/shoulder), both of whom today missed practice for the second day in a row.

"Hopefully, they'll work tomorrow," coach Tom Coughlin said.

"We're hopeful," Gilbride said. "I know the toughness of the guys and I know their desire to play. Because of that, I'm expecting them to play. They haven't practiced and we haven't seen them out there on the field. I think they'll play, but that's just my confidence in them because of the type of people that they are."

Second-year pro Jim Cordle is the top backup at all three interior line positions. He played most of the second quarter in Atlanta last week after Snee's injury forced him to the bench area.

"Jimmy tried," Gilbride said. "He battled, he fought, he gave it everything he had. When someone does that, I'm never disappointed. As long as you're giving your best…and he certainly does that."

*Running back Ahmad Bradshaw (knee/foot) and defensive end Justin Tuck (shoulder) also missed practice.

Regarding Bradshaw, Coughlin said, "Well, hopefully we'll see what it's like tomorrow, but if we can get some snaps tomorrow, we'll be able to tell better."

Asked about Tuck, Coughlin said, "I think we'll get him some work tomorrow. He's feeling better every day."

*Five players were limited in practice, including wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (knee), who did not work yesterday. The others were cornerback Prince Amukamara (hamstring), safety Kenny Phillips (knee), wide receiver Rueben Randle (back) and safety Tyler Sash (hamstring).

Defensive tackle Chris Canty (neck) practiced fully.


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