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Safety Kenny Phillips returns to practice


Despite his vow to play, Ahmad Bradshaw's status remains in doubt for the Giants' critical game Sunday in Baltimore.

Bradshaw, who did not play last week because of a knee injury, will not practice today and Tom Coughlin reiterated today that the running back's availability will be determined by the team doctors.

"We'd all love to have him play, but it will be a medical decision, it's not going to be mine" said Coughlin, whose team can play its way into the postseason by winning its last two games. "Although he wants to play as badly as he can, if the doctors feel he can play without hurting himself, then I think that very well could be the case. If the doctors don't think that's possible, then they'll make the decision."

Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (knee), center Chris Snee (hip) and center David Baas (hip/shoulder) will not practice.

Cornerback Prince Amukamara will test the sore hamstring that kept him out of the loss in Atlanta last week.

Safety Kenny Phillips, who has missed eight of the last 10 games with a knee injury, will practice.

"With Kenny, we feel like he's rested and ready to contribute," Coughlin said.

Defensive tackle Chris Canty (neck) is expected to practice, but "you can't quote me until I see it." Coughlin said.

Defensive end Justin Tuck (shoulder) is on the injury report.

"He probably banged it in the game, though he didn't come out of the game," Coughlin said. "We can, and I think he can deal with it, because he's had to before."

*Coughlin lauded wide receiver Victor Cruz, who yesterday visited the family of Jack Pinto, one of the school children killed in the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School last week in Newtown, Conn.

"Incredibly proud of what he's done – incredibly," Coughlin said. "That family will remember that all their days. Hopefully, somehow, at least some of their grief may temporarily be spent in being able to embrace Victor Cruz.

"The fact that he went and did that speaks volumes about what he has in him inside."


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