(AP)  New York Giants safety Kenny Phillips is back at practice for the first time in almost 11 months.

The 23-year-old took part in 12 plays Monday in his first action since undergoing major surgery on his left knee in September.

Phillips slipped twice during the seven-on-seven drills at the University at Albany, but he quickly got up. He blamed the problem on his cleats.

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