"I shut him down except for one-on-one today," Head Coach Jim Fassel said. "It's amazing. He looks phenomenal - so does Hammer (Keith Hamilton) - coming off an Achilles'. Those are serious injuries. Timmy looks fine, but I'm not going to overdo it now. We're not playing anybody on Sunday."
DT Keith Hamilton missed Tuesday's practices after having a wisdom tooth extracted on Monday. He may return Wednesday. In his absence, first-round draft choice William Joseph has been working with the starters. "He's a first-round draft pick," Fassel said. "We don't need to bring him along real slow."
The Giants released placekicker Owen Pochman and long-snapper Mike Malczyk. Pochman entered last year's training camp as the No. 1 kicker but was forced to the sideline with a knee injury that required surgery and forced him to miss the entire season. Matt Bryant stepped in and scored 108 points. The Giants also signed veteran Mike Hollis this offseason. Pochman was used primarily as a kickoff specialist in 2001, when he missed his only two field goal attempts, from 63 and 55 yards.
"I don't think you can work three kickers (in training camp) and really do anybody justice," Fassel said. "A projection was that we were going to be a couple over in players (on the roster). Matt Bryant showed me a lot last year, so he was going to stay. Obviously, Hollis was going to be with us. If you want to get a real good look at those guys, you want to go with two."
Malczyk was signed by the Giants on Feb. 13, 2003. He has never played in an NFL game.
Tight end Visanthe Shiancoe, the Giants' third-round draft choice, has made several nice catches in this camp. "He's green," Fassel said. "He's athletic, he's talented - I like everything about him. He's learning the game and learning the tempo. He's going to come along and he'll be fine."
Ian Allen and Tam Hopkins have been working as the starting right offensive tackle and guard, respectively. Fassel said four or five players have a chance to win the starting jobs vacated by Jason Whittle and Mike Rosenthal. He declined to name anyone but Allen and Hopkins. "They were next in line to go, and they should be given the first shot," Fassel said. "It's their job to hold it."
Fassel then said, "I like (Jeff) Hatch, I like (Barrett) Brooks, I like (rookie David) Diehl. Char-Ron Dorsey had his knee scoped, but I tell you what, I like him. Missing this camp is going to hurt his chances, but I wouldn't rule him out."
Former Giants QB Danny Kanell signed with Denver on Tuesday.