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Plaxico Misses Practice; Jacobs Confident He Will Play

Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress missed practice Thursday because of a hamstring injury.  Coach Tom giantsCoughlin said time would tell whether Burress plays Sunday against the Cardinals in ‘Zona.

Running back Brandon Jacobs (knee) and cornerback Aaron Ross (hamstring) returned to practice on a limited basis.  Jacobs is confident he will play Sunday.

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Eli Suffered Bruised Chest in MNF Loss

Eli Manning bruised his chest in the Giants’ 35-14 loss to the Browns.  Coach Tom Coughlin was not certain about the extent of the injury although he gave indications that the Super Bowl MVP would practice for this weekend’s game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Browns defensive tackle Shaun Rogers drove Eli into the ground early in the second quarter after throwing a pass to Plaxico Burress and landed his 350 lb ass right on Eli’s sternum.  Beautiful display of form by the way.

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Plaxico Suspended

NFC East foe Plaxico Burress was suspended for one game by the New York Giants on Wednesday for an undisclosed violation of team rules. Various media outlets have said it was due to the fact he did not show up for practice on Monday and would not return any phone calls from team officials.

General manager Jerry Reese and coach Tom Coughlin informed Burress of the suspension Wednesday morning before the team held a bye-week practice.

The suspension takes effect immediately, meaning Burress will miss the Giants’ game against the Seattle Seahawks on Oct. 5.

The Giants have a bye week, so Burress will lose two paychecks under the suspension. He will not be with the team during the bye week, and won’t be allowed to practice with the team next week.

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