Phillips is entering his fifth year with the franchise, and he has a specific goal for next season that will make him more of a impact player.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Hakeem Nicks’ return for the season opener on Sept. 5 against the Dallas Cowboys is “probably going to be close.”
It could be another tough blow for Witherspoon, who missed the entire 2011 season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee last August.
Clint Sintim, Terrell Thomas, Prince Amukamara, Brian Witherspoon, Marvin Austin and Bruce Johnson. All lost for part of 2011 — or in some cases, the entire Giants season. Add Jonathan Goff to the list.
Starting cornerback Terrell Thomas wasn’t the only Giants player lost for the season in their preseason game against the Chicago Bears.
With the Giants comfortably ahead in the closing seconds of the first half, all cornerback Terrell Thomas and the rest of the defense had to do was get through 35 seconds. What’s that three plays? Four plays? Thomas lasted just one.
The New York Giants have had tough luck at the corner position as Prince Amukamara and Bruce Johnson suffer back-to-back training camp injuries.
Blackmon, who was signed as a free agent in late October, hurt his knee against Philadelphia on Dec. 19 and missed Sunday’s game in Green Bay.