Steppin' to the AM: Antrel's ankle

The sight of Antrel Rolle on the ground clutching his right ankle probably took the wind out of the coaches, players and fans on Monday.

As of Monday afternoon, a source said Rolle sprained his ankle and that it is unknown how long the safety will be out for. That certainly sounds like better news than what might have been. Rolle is such a key piece on the defense. He has led the team in tackles the past two years, and has become one of the Giants' most important leaders.

We should find out more Tuesday about the tests done on Rolle's ankle.

In case you missed it: Offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride had some interesting things to say about the backup quarterback competition, David Wilson's blocking and Jerrel Jernigan.

Justin Pugh was happy to be back Monday after suffering his first concussion.

Coach Tom Coughlin said he only has eight more practices before he has to prepare the team for the regular season opener.

The 411: Practice is from 1:30-3:45 on Tuesday, and the defensive line and defensive backs are scheduled to sign autographs.