Although Domenik Hixon, Keith Rivers, Jacquian Williams, Kenny Phillips and most others practiced (at least on an individual basis) for the New York Giants on Friday, one noticeable absence was that of defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who rode the stationary bike during the portion of practice open to the media.
Following the conclusion of practice, head coach Tom Coughlin acknowledged that JPP had missed practice due to a sore/tight back; an issue that has plagued the young superstar this season. In fact, it had caused him to miss a game against the Chicago Bears in the preseason.
Alas, Coughlin says he is not overly concerned with the issue and fully expects Pierre-Paul to play on Monday night against the Washington Redskins.
In addition to JPP, offensive lineman David Diehl (shoulder) and running back Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) did not practice.
Finally, although he practiced for the second straight day, J. Williams (knee) doesn't sound optimistic about playing on Monday night, saying he's "not 100%."
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