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Ross returns to Giants practice

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

It had to be a great sight for the Giants on Wednesday when cornerback Aaron Ross (hamstring) took the practice field for the first time since Sept. 30. Ross admitted being rusty during limited work but he thinks he'll be ready for the Falcons after the Giants have a bye this weekend.

Asked how it felt to watch his teammates lose four consecutive games, Ross said, "Bad. This is my livelihood. This is how I feed myself and my family. So not being able to be out there and do it is very hard. I’m just very, very, very excited I’m finally back out there with the guys."

With Ross on the field, the Giants will be a lot more versatile in the secondary. Ross played some safety at the University of Texas, so he could certainly help at that spot. This time around, everyone was cautious with the cornerback's rehabilitation and it looks like he has a chance to stay on the field now.

"I felt a little different [this time],” Ross said. “Last time, I was just feeling good enough to go out there but I was still feeling a little bit but of course trying to rush myself back. This time, I think the doctors, the trainers, everybody took more of a precaution and let me sit it out and really get healthy."

By the way, former Giants cornerback Stoney Woodson has shown up on the Eagles' roster. He's in the mix because the Eagles lost Ellis Hobbs for the season and Joselio Hanson to a four-game suspension on the same day.