Shockey Back in Action

Aug. 6 – What a welcome sight for all that tight end Jeremy Shockey returned to practice Sunday morning. Shockey, who was sidelined just shy of a week with a concussion, felt better during the club's day off on Saturday and returned to practice in a limited role.

"Yesterday, I felt I guess, you could say, myself again," Shockey said. "I'm anxious to get better and go against the defense."

Tom Coughlin was pleased to see his star TE back on the field, but knows he's not totally out of the woods yet.

"He's anxious to do more," Coughlin said. "I don't want to slow him down, but I want to make sure that he's totally ready to go."

Shockey said he spoke to Tim Carter, who missed the final three games of the 2003 season due to a concussion.

"You have to be careful," Shockey said. "You think and feel like you're better and then the next day you're not."

With such precious cargo as Shockey having endured something as serious as a concussion, Coughlin warned the defenders not to hit Shockey at all.

It was almost comical to see twice during practice when Will Demps was near Shockey and pulled up with his hands in the air, as if to say, ‘I'm not even coming close to touching him.'

Of course it was Demps that collided with Shockey towards the end of a two-minute drill late in July 31's evening practice, spinning Shockey around before the tight end banged his head on the ground.

"Everyone's aware when I'm out there," Shockey said. "It's a serious issue, they know not to touch me."

Gibril Wilson was just glad to see dangerous number 80 back on the field, whether he was fair game or not.

"It's cool to have him back out there," Wilson said. "He brings energy to the offense. You just don't want him to take an unnecessary hit."

For Shockey, it's quite an adjustment. Usually flying around the field 100 miles per hour and looking to initiate contact, Shockey now has to take it slower for the time being and think safety first.

"It's tough," he said, "I'm used to going 100 percent."…

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Family Affair: A lot of players had their families on hand for Sunday's morning session. Katie Snee, Chris's wife and Tom Coughlin's daughter, was on hand with the couple's two children. Jennifer Petitgout, Kim Jacobs, Chad Morton's fiancée, Tamra, and Shaun O'Hara's girlfriend, Amy, all took in practice along with Trishia Arrington, who's posted perfect attendance at camp thus far this summer.

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