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Wednesday's injury report


Tom Coughlin said center David Baas will "try to practice today," which was the best news the coach had regarding a preliminary injury list comprised of nine players.

Baas, who joined the Giants as a free agent this summer, did not play in last week's loss to Seattle because of a burner. "He's going to work," Coughlin said at his news conference. "We're in shells (no shoulder pads), so we think that gives him a good chance to get started."

Defensive end Justin Tuck (neck/groin) might "run on the side," Coughlin said.

Running back Brandon Jacobs (knee), guard Chris Snee (concussion), long snapper Zak DeOssie (concussion) and fullback Henry Hynoski (burner) will not practice. Nor will cornerback Prince Amukamara, who continues to rehabilitate his broken foot.

Coughlin said both Jacobs and Snee felt better today.

Also on the injury report were defensive ends Osi Umenyiora (knee) and linebacker Michael Boley (knee).

*Reserve defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy has been suspended without pay for four games by the NFL after testing positive for performance-enhancing substances. The suspension begins immediately and will conclude on Nov. 14, the day after the Giants play the 49ers in San Francisco.

"That's a league issue between Jimmy Kennedy and the league," Coughlin said. "We knew about it, we talked about it when he first came here. We were very much aware of the (appeals) process that took place one day when he wasn't available to us just a couple or three weeks ago."

Coughlin was then asked specifically whether the Giants were aware of Kennedy's issue when they signed him on Aug. 23.

"Yes, sure we were," Coughlin said. "This was an upcoming event that had taken place and he was going to have his opportunity to go before the league."

Asked if the Giants considered not signing Kennedy because of the potential suspension, Coughlin said, "Possibly, but we signed him. … Jimmy Kennedy, in all that he's done with me, has conducted himself as a pro. (He) has done things in the best interest of the club. I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt and say that this occurred as a one-time thing and let's get it over and done with."

Kennedy, a nine-year veteran, has played as a backup in all five games and has four tackles (two solo).

*The Giants again signed offensive lineman Selvish Capers to their practice squad and terminated the contract of quarterback Ryan Perrilloux.


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