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RoanokeFan
10-18-2012, 06:51 PM
http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/18503/coughlin-on-return-of-diehl-canty

Excerpt: "Two veterans trying to work their way back into the Giants' starting lineup are offensive tackle David Diehl (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/4618/david-diehl) and defensive tackle Chris Canty (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/8546/chris-canty).

Diehl, who suffered a knee injury in Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/tb/tampa-bay-buccaneers), returned to action last Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/sf/san-francisco-49ers), getting some snaps as an extra tight end in the Giants' jumbo package.

"He's very close," coach Tom Coughlin said Thursday, when asked if Diehl is fully healthy.

However, when, or even if, Diehl will regain his starting job at right tackle is unclear. The Giants' offensive line, with veteran Sean Locklear (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/5609/sean-locklear) filling in for Diehl at right tackle, has played very well of late. The Giants have rushed for 392 yards the past two weeks, and quarterback Eli Manning (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/5526/eli-manning) hasn't been sacked in the past three games.

Coughlin gave no guarantees about Diehl getting back his starting job. "It's a continuous operation; he's getting more time practicing and feeling better about it," Coughlin said. "We'll see how it goes."

Diehl had played in 142 of a possible 146 regular season games since his rookie season with the Giants in 2003, prior to the injury in Week 2 this year, and had started all 142 of those games.

As for Canty, the eight-year veteran spent the first six weeks of the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, because of offseason knee surgery. Canty came off the PUP list and began practicing fully with the team on Wednesday.

"He actually practiced well yesterday and today," Coughlin said Thursday. "He's in very good condition." Read more...

Captain Chaos
10-18-2012, 09:22 PM
Thanks, don't think we'll see Diehl starting next week...

miked1958
10-18-2012, 09:36 PM
Who did they release to make room for Canty

ELIteManning
10-18-2012, 11:51 PM
Thanks, don't think we'll see Diehl starting next week...

Hopefully we don't ever see Diehl start again.

JJC7301
10-19-2012, 12:23 AM
Diehl has been average at best for the past few years now. There's no reason for him to start right now, and only if one of the tackles take a few steps backwards. I love Diehl as back-up, though.

giantsfan420
10-19-2012, 12:46 AM
since we signed lockler, i felt it was possible dd could actually rejuvinate his career as a backup/swing tackle. he's older now and he's put a lot of wear n tear on his body. lowering the snaps will raise the efficiency of each one...dd, although he wont get credit for it, was a huge reason why we were able to run on SF

RagTime Blue
10-19-2012, 12:53 AM
The season is still young, and there will be many injuries all over the league. There may come a time when we need DD to play and play WELL. If and when that comes, I know he'll be ready.

fansince69
10-19-2012, 11:33 AM
Who did they release to make room for Canty

I haven't heard of anyone yet...they have 3 weeks to put Canty on roster

miked1958
10-19-2012, 12:45 PM
I haven't heard of anyone yet...they have 3 weeks to put Canty on rosterI think the additon of Canty will help a GREAT deal on our run stopping

fansince69
10-19-2012, 01:23 PM
I think the additon of Canty will help a GREAT deal on our run stopping
I agree completely...all I was saying is they have 3 weeks to decide if he is....healthy and /or in football shape before they have to either IR him or add him to roster

TrueBlue@NYC
10-19-2012, 01:33 PM
I agree completely...all I was saying is they have 3 weeks to decide if he is....healthy and /or in football shape before they have to either IR him or add him to roster

The giants are going to use all of the time it's afforded to make that decision. Right now it'll likely be Da'Rell Scott since he just went in for surgery. They'll wait the 3 weeks to see if any other injuries pop up before they committ to shutting Scott down for the season though. If we get through these few weeks with no major injuries though it'll probably be him.

They should activate Canty this week and let him get some limited snaps. Don't think he's ready to start though.