Gabriel (concussion) is expected to be able to return for Week 8's game against the Packers, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports.
Gabriel hasn't practiced this week due to his concussion, which will certainly see him miss Sunday's game against the Chargers. However, coach Dan Quinn anticipates Gabriel's absence to be relatively short-lived, as he should be back available next weekend. While Gabriel's progress through the league protocol will ultimately determine whether that timetable is realized, Justin Hardy and Aldrick Robinson should split his vacated snaps in the meantime.
Thompson (foot) is continuing his rehab during the Giants' bye week, Tom Rock of Newsday.com reports. "I'll be around here to continue with my treatment and rehab and stuff," the safety said on Tuesday.
Thompson hasn't taken the field since Week 2 but is nearing a comeback after going through running drills this week. Look for more updates on his status to come next week, as the Giants prepare for their Week 9's divisional tilt with the Eagles.