Eli Manning took some snaps with the New York Giants' first unit yesterday for the first time all week, but the team is still taking a wait-and-see approach with the fourth-year quarterback's injured throwing shoulder.
Manning split practice time with backup Jared Lorenzen, who will make his first NFL start tomorrow if Manning is unable to play. Lorenzen played the final series of last Sunday's 45-35 loss at Dallas.
Manning was hurt in the fourth quarter when Cowboys linebacker Anthony Spencer tackled him on a failed 2-point conversion attempt.
After being restricted to throwing on the sideline earlier in the week, Manning threw to receivers yesterday. He was listed as questionable for the game against Green Bay.
Defensive end Osi Umenyiora also practiced for the first time since aggravating cartilage in his left knee against Dallas and is probable for tomorrow's game.
Pennington possibleThe thick, black wrap that covered Chad Pennington's right ankle earlier in the week was gone yesterday. The New York Jets quarterback's limp was still there, but less pronounced than it had been.
Pennington's injured right ankle appeared to be a lot better as he dropped back and threw light passes while the Jets prepared for their game tomorrow against the Baltimore Ravens. He had a less noticeable white wrap around the ankle and was listed as questionable on the injury report.
Despite published reports that the Jets had already decided on starting backup Kellen Clemens, coach Eric Mangini insisted that hadn't been determined.
"I'll make a decision once all the information's in," Mangini said before practice.