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Giants' Rashad Jennings misses practice with ankle injury

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings missed practice Wednesday due to the ankle injury he suffered in Sunday's loss in Jacksonville.

The Giants remain hopeful Jennings can practice Thursday and play Sunday in Tennessee. He spent the team's practice time in the weight room at the Giants' facility here working out with nothing more than a light wrap on his injured right ankle. He did not need crutches or a boot after Sunday's game, and at the time he said he was not concerned about missing time due to the injury. But the fact he had to sit out a Wednesday practice means this is a situation worth watching as the week progresses.

The Giants signed veteran running back Chris Ogbonnaya on Tuesday for running back depth. The only other running backs on the roster are rookie Andre Williams, who started the four games Jennings missed earlier this season with a knee injury, and Orleans Darkwa.

The Giants did get a couple of injured players back at practice Wednesday. Right tackle Justin Pugh, who missed the past two games with a quadriceps injury, and linebacker Jacquian Williams, who's been out since Week 10 with a concussion, both returned to practice, which bodes well for their chances to play Sunday. Defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins, who's been out since Week 10 with a calf injury, also practiced Wednesday.

Offensive lineman James Brewer and linebacker Mark Herzlich, each of whom suffered a concussion in Sunday's game, missed practice Wednesday. Linebacker Jameel McClain (knee) and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (back/shoulder) were limited practice participants.