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01-04-2012, 12:04 PM

<h3><span>TE Jake Ballard, RB Ahmad Bradshaw and DE Osi Umenyiora will be on the practice field today.</span></h3>Tight end<span> Jake Ballard</span> (http://www.giants.com/team/roster/jake-ballard/8b6c7da2-c09a-4921-a9c5-41c75495f281/),
who missed the last two games of the regular season with a knee injury,
will be on the practice field today, when the Giants begin preparing
for Sunday’s NFC Wild Card Game against the Atlanta Falcons. <div class="article-content">

How much he actually does will depend on how his knee feels.</p>

will try,” Coach Tom Coughlin said at his news conference. “He’s going
to do individual (drills), then see where he is, then see if we can push
him further.”</p>

Ballard was the Giants’ fourth-leading receiver this season, with 38 catches in 14 games. In his absence, <nobr><span>Bear Pascoe</span> (http://www.giants.com/team/roster/bear-pascoe/53e3b979-14c9-4456-b6f5-8b411cfa2566/)</nobr> and
each caught two passes in the Giants’ victory over Dallas last week
that clinched the NFC East title. They did not have a reception from a
tight end the previous week vs. the Jets.</p>

Defensive end <nobr><span>Osi Umenyiora</span> (http://www.giants.com/team/roster/osi-umenyiora/494e2297-649e-488b-8dee-230198faa704/)</nobr>, who had two sacks last week after missing the previous four games with an ankle injury, will practice today, Coughlin said.</p>

Rookie linebacker <nobr><span>Mark Herzlich</span> (http://www.giants.com/team/roster/mark-herzlich/04b5c2af-1423-4c20-b2b7-4b82b5974750/)</nobr> will test the sprained ankle that sidelined the last five games of the regular season.</p>

Running back <nobr><span>Ahmad Bradshaw</span> (http://www.giants.com/team/roster/ahmad-bradshaw/4a7057d6-e4eb-47b9-85ac-5736f9379104/)</nobr>
will be on the practice field, though “whether or not we push him to do
some things, I don’t know,” Coughlin said. Bradshaw’s practice time has
been limited much of the season because of his ongoing foot problems.</p>

Da’Rel Scott (knee), the only other player on the Giants’ early injury list, will practice.</p></div>

01-04-2012, 01:00 PM
i'll take that as good early news ... obviously we have to wait to see if there are any setbacks, etc. ... but, hey all hands on deck