|Giants cornerback Corey Webster won't let a cast on his broken right hand keep him from playing Sunday night. (US Presswire)|
“I made a couple of plays, two interceptions,” Webster said of Friday's practice. “Confidence is good, but you would like to have both hands, but whatever I can do. If I can get out there and help my teammates, I want to be out there helping them.”
You'd think Webster would be limited as a tackler with a cast over his hand, but he made several tackles against the Carolina Panthers last week after breaking his right hand in the first half.
If Webster is going to be limited, he says it will be catching the football. But again, he's been able to make one-handed interceptions in practice this week, so he obviously has some confidence in that area.
"I didn't see it on the tackling,” Webster said of his limitations. “The most is just catching the ball. Knocking the ball down, it is what it is, to get there and knock it down is easy, but I like catching if I can. I think that will be the hardest thing.”
Webster used a larger cast in practice, but will wear a smaller one on Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.
For the first time Webster will be starting opposite 2011 first-round pick Prince Amukamara. Cornerback Michael Coe (hamstring) is questionable and Jayron Hosley (hamstring) is out, so the Giants will be limited at the position. However, Webster thinks Amukamara is improving and he has confidence that safety Will Hill will be able to replace Hosley at nickelback.
“He did it a couple plays last week,” Webster said of Hill. “He hasn't done it for a full game, but he's been working in there. We talk and we communicate, I think that's a good thing we do with the younger guys, we communicate with them to the last minute, make it very easy for them to go out there and do their job.”
Coe said if he's asked, he'd be able to play nickelback as well.
Amukamara got a late start this season because of a high ankle sprain, which is an issue that's still lingering.
“There's still a little discomfort, a little pain, but it's not really affecting my game,” Amukamara said. “It gets sore a couple of times, but as I'm running, it's warmed up. It feels good as new.”
Justin Tryon is the Giants' only truly healthy cornerback at the moment.
David Diehl moving along: Diehl wouldn't say he has a sprained right MCL, but that's what the Giants media has been lead to believe. Diehl was declared “out” for Sunday's game, and he's hoping to play again next week.
“Each and every day I'm getting better, working hard doing all my rehab stuff, and making good progress every day,” Diehl said. “My goal was to make it this week and I fell short of my goal.”
Sean Locklear will be back at right tackle this week while Will Beatty will be defending quarterback Eli Manning's blind side.
Coughlin's wife, Judy, finds stardom: The NFL Network aired a documentary about Giants coach Tom Coughlin this week titled “A Football Life: Tom Coughlin,” which featured several lengthy interviews with Mrs. Judy Coughlin.
“Quite frankly, I haven't seen it yet,” Coughlin said Friday. “I've received some nice comments about ‘family.' Judy, I told her, I'm sending her to California, to Hollywood. She told me she was sending me some place too (laughs). She didn't quite finish the sentence.”
Who didn't practice? Diehl, Hosley and linebacker Keith Rivers (hamstring) are all out for Sunday.
Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (swollen knee, foot) is “doubtful” while cornerback Michael Coe (hamstring) and safety Antrel Rolle (knee) are questionable. Coe was limited at Friday's practice.
Running back Ahmad Bradshaw (neck), wide receiver Domenik Hixon (concussion), defensive end Adewale Ojomo (hamstring) and Webster are all “probable”
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