Giants linebacker Jameel McClain returned to practice Sunday for the first time since suffering a neck stinger Aug. 5. McClain said he was not worried about his latest setback despite missing time in 2012 and 2013 due to a bruised spinal cord, per the New York Daily News. "I was just like 'I'll be all right, don't worry about me,'" McClain said. "I'm used to going through so much, something small to me is probably something big to someone else. … (This injury wasn't) any comparison to what I went through before. What I went through before, I saw about 13, 14 doctors."
A stinger that caused Giants LB Jameel McClain to leave practice Wednesday has Tom Coughlin pessimistic about his future, per NJ.com. McClain was laying on the field with his legs motionless for at least a minute. Coughlin is not sure when he can return, but he knows it won't be soon. "Chances are because of the extent of the trauma, he's going to have to sit for a while," Coughlin said. "I wouldn't be able to guess (a timetable for his return)." Coughlin added that his caution was partly influenced by McClain's injury history, which includes a neck injury that threatened his livelihood. McClain has been a full-time starter throughout since entering the league in 2008, including his first season with the Giants in 2014, when he contributed to a career-high 116 tackles.
Giants linebacker Jameel McClain (knee) and defensive end Paul Hazel (hamstring) are active for the game against the Eagles after being listed as probable. McClain leads the team with 108 tackles.
Giants running back Andre Williams is dealing with a shoulder injury and listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles. Williams was limited in practice all week after rushing 26 times for 110 yards in Week 16 against the Rams. The other running back in New York of interest, Rashad Jennings, was limited in practice all week with an ankle injury and is listed as probable. Jennings missed Week 16 with the injury. Linebacker Devon Kennard (toe) will be out after missing practice all week and linebackers Paul Hazel (hamstring) and Jameel McClain (knee) are both probable. The Giants are currently 2 1/2-point favorites against Philadelphia for Sunday's game.
Giants linebacker Jameel McClain is active for the game at St. Louis after being listed as probable with a knee injury. He has 101 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble.