Bradshaw practices on limited basis

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tom Coughlin thought Ahmad Bradshaw would be the only Giant to not practice on Wednesday but the running back went through a limited practice.

Sports Illustrated's Peter King is the pool reporter for the Giants this week and he reported that Bradshaw told trainer Ronnie Barnes that he wanted to practice to be a part of the first Super Bowl practice.

"I just hope he's OK tomorrow," Coughlin said.

Bradshaw's routine typically is to skip the first two days of practice before going through the third practice to rest his foot. But after having so many days off between the NFC Championship Game and the Super Bowl, Bradshaw, who practiced last Friday, did some work.

Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (shoulder), linebacker Jacquian Williams (foot), cornerback Corey Webster (hamstring) and defensive end Osi Umenyiora (ankle/knee) were also all limited in practice as expected. All are expected to play in Super Bowl XLVI.

King said all of them practiced "at close to full speed though their practice reps were less than a typical full load."

"This was a good, spirited, uptempo practice," Coughlin told King. "There are a few things we will clean up, obviously. We want to be better tomorrow and built to our best work on Friday."

The Giants appeared to be "exuberant and loose" in the 80-minute practice according to King. They practiced in the practice bubble at the University of Indianapolis campus on the same FieldTurf surface that will be used in the Super Bowl. The Division II football school is located seven miles south of the Giants' team hotel downtown.

The Giants will practice here on Thursday and Friday and have a short walk-through on Saturday.