EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Corey Webster said his hip felt "great" Thursday, but he ran off without elaborating or taking any further questions, which may have included, "Then why haven't you practiced in more than a week?"
New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Wednesday that he believed Webster could practice Thursday. But the starting cornerback, who missed last week's game in Carolina with a hip injury, did not practice Thursday, and his status for Sunday's game in Kansas City is doubtful. Aaron Ross, who played well in his stead in Carolina, likely would fill in again as the starter if Webster cannot go.
Cornerback Terrell Thomas was listed as a limited practice participant because of his surgically repaired knee, which hasn't kept him out of any game action yet this year. Thomas said Wednesday the team was backing him off a bit these next few weeks because the Giants are playing three games in 12 days starting Sunday. He expects to be able to play Sunday without any trouble.
Linebacker Jacquian Williams missed a second consecutive day of practice with a knee injury. Coughlin also had said Wednesday that he thought Williams would practice Thursday. So like Webster, Williams seems not to be progressing as the Giants had hoped. Center David Baas (neck), guard Chris Snee (hip) and tight end Adrien Robinson (foot) were the other Giants who did not practice Thursday.