EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A little bit of good news on the offensive line injury front for the New York Giants on Saturday, as both left tackle Ereck Flowers and center Weston Richburg returned to practice on a limited basis. Both were on the field for individual drills, and Richburg ran with the first-team offensive line in more than one of the 11-on-11 team periods, though not all of them. Flowers had only one series of team drills.
Richburg had missed several days of practice with a left knee injury. He said he had a cortisone shot in the knee during the week. Flowers had been out most of the week with a hip flexor injury.
Guard Geoff Schwartz continues to sit out with a foot injury. Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he had no update on Schwartz's condition. John Jerry has been playing right guard in Schwartz's place. When Flowers wasn't on the field Saturday, Justin Pugh moved from left guard to left tackle and Adam Gettis played left guard. When Richburg wasn't on the field, Dallas Reynolds played center.
In other injury news, cornerback Prince Amukamara (groin), safety Nat Berhe (calf) and linebacker Jameel McClain (neck) all sat out practice, though all were on the sideline. McClain's presence was a potentially good sign, though the Giants are going to be extremely careful with him because he has a spinal cord injury in his recent past.
Cornerback Chykie Brown got injured during team drills. He went to the ground grabbing his right knee and screaming in pain. The drills were moved further up the field while trainers worked on Brown's leg, and he eventually walked off the field and into the building on his own power. Coughlin said after practice that he wasn't yet aware of the severity of the injury. With Amukamara and Brown out, the Giants are thin at corner and were using the likes of Chandler Fenner and Jayron Hosley on the outside opposite Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.