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Phillips questionable for Giants vs. Philadelphia

Phillips questionable for Giants vs. Philadelphia

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) After juggling running backs, wide receivers, and safeties during the season, Giant coach Tom Coughlin must now find a solution at right cornerback, where both starter Prince Amukamara and rookie fill-in Jayron Hosley are listed as doubtful with respective sprained right knee and strained quadriceps injuries.

And the Giants will be facing the ultra-mobile Michael Vick, who takes over for rookie Nick Foles now that his season ended last week with a broken hand in a 27-20 loss to Washington.

If Amukamara and Hosley remain sidelined, the Giants will be down to just three healthy cornerbacks in Corey Webster, Justin Tryon, and rookie Terrence Frederick. The latter was signed this week from the practice squad when the Giants placed TE Travis Beckum on injured reserve.

Neither Tryon nor Frederick have any experience against Vick, a running quarterback who has hurt the Giants in the past with his legs.

``We have three guys, and we'll see what Prince is like,'' Coughlin said. ``We'll go from there.''

Not having Hosley as an option cuts deeply into the Giants' depth at right cornerback. His injury came as a surprise, as he pulled up late in Thursday's practice and was unable to do anything Friday except work out on the stationary bike. Amukamara, meanwhile, took some snaps with the starting unit in individual drills, but remained limited.

None of this is good news for a unit that incurred some major criticism from defensive coordinator Perry Fewell this week. Webster, especially, could use this game to atone for a disaster in Baltimore last week. The Ravens targeted the eighth-year veteran instead of going after the rookie Hosley and turned his game into a nightmare. Torrey Smith made five catches against him.

Webster was targeted 12 times, and he gave up nine catches, including a touchdown to Smith. In all, Webster gave up 176 yards of passing to Joe Flacco.

Vick spent the last six games sidelined by concussions, and is now facing questions about whether he might be going out the door with coach Andy Reid after Sunday's game. But for a Giants pass defense that has allowed an average of 257.4 air yards this year, and 574 yards and five touchdowns the past two games, Vick presents a major challenge for the potentially undermanned unit.

Hosley's injury puts that much more pressure on Amukamara to try to play, despite some lingering pain in the hamstring.

``It's the same as last week,'' Amukamara said. ``It's a Catch-22. You don't want to be rehabbing the rest of the season if we make the playoffs. You just have to be smart enough. But I did everything they asked of me in practice.

``I'm always going to feel pain in my hamstring. It's a question of whether it's severe enough to keep me out of the game.''

Amukamara missed two days of practice this week, but said he went into the week with the mindset that he would play. But he admitted his status would seem to indicate otherwise.

``I don't know how the scenario is going to work out this week,'' Amukamara said. ``We'll see how it works out.''

NOTES: A contingent of teachers, parents, and students from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., will be honored before Sunday's game. Coughlin said he made a point of telling the team about it Friday. ``What it really means is that we were so taken back in shock and felt so badly for, not only the families of the children, but the principal and school psychologist -- the real heroes who knew what was coming and still charged the attack. And it's Giants country, we know that. To have that group come down, it means a great deal to us to honor them. The best we can do is take each individual and play to the best of his ability.'' WR Victor Cruz said he spoke last week to the Pinto family, whom he visited shortly after they buried their six-year-old son, Jack, in the receiver's jersey. ``They're coming to the game,'' Cruz said. ``It's good for them to come, just to get their minds off things a little.''.Cruz expressed surprise that the league fined Ravens safety Ed Reed $55,000 for his above-the-shoulder hit on the defenseless receiver last week. Reed last month was fined $50,000 for a hit on Steelers WR Emanuel Sanders. ``I think that's pretty steep,'' Cruz said. ``It wasn't my decision, but I think that's a pretty heavy fine.''

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Lamar Jackson organizes private workout with receivers

Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Lamar Jackson organizes private workout with receivers

With training camp just nine days away, here is the latest news surrounding the Baltimore Ravens.

1. Quarterback Lamar Jackson organized an off-site work out with Ravens wide receivers Chris Moore and Willie Snead IV over the weekend. The second-year quarterback followed through with his plan of working with his receivers on his own time before training camp begins next week. Backup quarterback Robert Griffin III was present as well.

2. With the addition of six-time Pro Bowler Earl Thomasthe Ravens secondary was ranked the deepest group in the NFL, according to NFL.com's Chris Wesseling. Pairing Thomas with safety Tony Jefferson creates one of the best safety tandems in the league, and Baltimore has a deep group of cornerbacks in Jimmy Smith, Marlon Humphrey, Brandon Carr, and Tavon Young. The Ravens defense allowed just 17.9 points per game a season ago, which was the second-best mark in the NFL.

3. Ravens Training Camp passes are now available. The Ravens have 14 different training camp practices open to the public this season. Claim your tickets and parking pass here or on the Ravens' mobile app.

Looking Ahead:

July 24: Ravens training camp begins. Rookies are set to report a week earlier on Wednesday, July 17. 

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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Ravens rookie Trace McSorely is using the offseason to sharpen his coaching skills

Ravens rookie Trace McSorely is using the offseason to sharpen his coaching skills

Baltimore Ravens rookie Quarterback, Trace McSorley, acted as a guest coach with ProCamps Worldwide and the Quantico Defense Agency to host a mobile football camp for Department of Defense children, grades one through eight. 

The focus of the camp was to give back to the children of service members who may not see their parents for long stretches of time due to deployments and exercises.  

"It's a lot of fun being out here with these kids," McSorley said. "It's really cool to see all of these kids enjoying it and being out here for the love of the game."

The camp was held at Butler Stadium on the Marine Base in Quantico, Virginia.

McSorley, 23, visited multiple stations around the stadium to offer coaching and pointers to young athletes, while also assisting other volunteer coaches in running drills, and ensuring the kids were having fun while being safe.

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"When I was younger there were camps in my area that I went to and I got to meet guys like Ricky Ervins, D.J. Dozier, Shawn Springs," McSorley said.

"For me as a kid, seeing those guys giving back to the community really kind of gave me something to work towards. You're close to it so you start to see yourself at that level, and set goals for yourself."

Colonel William Bentley III, commanding officer of Marine Corps Base Quantico, believed the camp to be a success and hopes it returns to Quantico next year.

“We have a lot of great things going on for the kids.” Bentley III said. 

"Trace McSorley you've been outstanding and we appreciate you coming out and thanks for being here.”

Heading into camp McSorley has been focused on proving himself "every single day," and "absorbing as much information as he can." 

Although he won't be starting game one of the season, he's well aware of how important it is to watch those ahead of him before it's his time to shine. 

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