Fassel's no fossil

His current title sounds like a made-up, figurehead position you dutifully bestow on old coaches or administrators past their prime: "Senior Consultant/Offense." But the truth is when former Giants coach Jim Fassel became available last year, Ravens coach Brian Billick probably would have shoved his own mother out of the way to get him.
December 7, 2004

Hand, Wilson out for Skins

Giants coach Tom Coughlin declared defensive tackle Norman Hand (groin) and safety Gibril Wilson (burner) out of Sunday's game in Washington.
December 3, 2004

Barber returns to practice

The Tiki scare is over. After missing practice Wednesday due to a laceration on his lower leg, Barber returned to the practice field on Thursday.
December 2, 2004

O'Hara, Green updates

Center Shaun O'Hara, who missed the Minnesota game because he's been hospitalized with a leg infection, is improving. But Giants coach Tom Coughlin did not say anything about O'Hara's potential availability for the Chicago game.
November 1, 2004