The Giants are about to get back some key members of their team who have been sidelined so far this summer with various ailments.
Appearing on WFAN’s “Boomer and Carton” show this morning, receiver Hakeem Nicks, who has been slowed down by a groin injury, said that he’s “100%” and will be able to practice today, although he’ll likely be limited.
Also appearing on WFAN this morning, general manager Jerry Reese revealed that right guard Chris Snee (hip) and cornerback Terrell Thomas (knee) will be activated off PUP today.
Snee had indicated last week that his stay on PUP would likely be short-lived, so his return isn’t a surprise. Thomas’s return, however, is a bit of a surprise as while he had made progress in his rehab from a third ACL, it was thought that he might stay on PUP for at least another week. Still the fact that Thomas, who will be eased into practice, is able to return is a very encouraging sign in his recovery.
Because guys on PUP already count toward the 90-man roster, the Giants will not have to make any corresponding moves to “fit” Snee and Thomas on the roster.
Another piece of encouraging news to come from Reese is that he’s optimistic that the team will have defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (back) for the start of the regular season. Pierre-Paul is on PUP, but as of last week, he has been able to come out to the practice field to watch his teammates go through drills.
Meanwhile, there is still nothing new on defensive tackle Markus Kuhn (knee) or fullback Henry Hynoski (knee), both of whom are still on PUP. Kuhn has been able to do some running on the grass field while Hynoski hasn’t, but it’s believed that the fullback could be ready to start that phase in his rehab within the next couple of weeks.