Sinorice Moss

Moss will return kicks with Ward put on IR

It's not that the Giants don't want to get rookie Sinorice Moss involved. It's just that he's not quite up to speed with the offense because he missed too much time to injury this season.

Well, now the Giants have a perfect excuse to involve Moss by giving him a pretty simple job: kick returner. The team needs a new one after Derrick Ward was placed on injured reserve yesterday with a fractured foot. Ward originally broke the fifth metatarsal in his right foot midway through training camp. X-rays taken on Monday revealed he re-injured it in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

Ward's injury provides the perfect opportunity to give Moss a chance to make an impact. And the way the Giants are going, they need impact in a lot of places. The speedy second-round pick could give the Giants a boost on special teams by kick-starting a unit that ranks 29th in the NFL with a 20.1 yards per return average.


December 8, 2006 -- After his 10-yard receiver screen for a first down Sunday, Sinorice Moss heard the Giants crowd.

"It felt good to be back on the field and hear the fans how they cheered when I got on the field," said Moss, who appeared in just his second game of the season.

Suddenly, Moss, who caught one pass for 10 yards against the Cowboys last Sunday, could be a vital piece of the Giants offense. Since Amani Toomer went down, Tim Carter and David Tyree have done little to ease the pressure off Plaxico Burress and Jeremy Shockey. This has left an opening for Moss to dash through.

Sinorice Moss Update - Q&A With Tom Coughlin

Q: Sinorice Moss got a little more work today.  So he’s ok?

A: He’s practicing and getting more and more.

Q: Are you going to try to do more with him?

A: I think so.  We’ll advance.

Q: You like the way he played.

A: Yeah, that was, but there’s other things that he does well and as we go along here we’ll get him more involved. 


Sinorice Moss Update

Giants rookie receiver Sinorice Moss, listed as questionable, made it through practice last week but admitted he never truly tested his leg by running full-tilt. He planned on doing that yesterday.


Moss to shake a leg - Big Blue WR close to return

East Rutherford — Sinorice Moss spoke with a sense of excitement and anticipation yesterday for the first time in more than a month.

That nagging leg injury that has limited him to one game this season is finally feeling better and there is an outside chance the Giants' second-round draft pick will be catching passes on Monday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Moss' television will no longer be subject to weekly abuse on Sundays from an angry football player wishing he were on the field.


Sinorice Moss close to returning to Giants lineup

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sinorice Moss spoke with a sense of excitement and anticipation on Thursday for the first time in more than a month.

That nagging leg injury that has limited him to one game this season is finally feeling better and there is an outside chance the New York Giants' second-round draft pick will be catching passes on Monday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Moss' television will no longer be subject to weekly abuse on Sundays from an angry football player wishing he were on the field.

Practicing is as far as Moss gets

Sunday could have been the day for rookie Sinorice Moss. Amani Toomer's season-ending knee injury could have helped the second-round pick gain a bigger role in the Giants' passing attack.

But Moss has to be content with practicing on consecutive days. He isn't going to play against the Bears despite being in the team portion of drills both Wednesday and yesterday, which he hadn't been able to do in more than a month.

"There's definitely an urge to get out there now, but I don't want any more setbacks. You can't rush it," said Moss, who has been sidelined by a strained quadriceps for all but one game.

Leg injury has Giants' Moss growing impatient

When Sinorice Moss arrives at Giants Stadium nearly every day at 6 a.m., he often takes a few minutes to sit in the parking lot and chat with a couple of early arriving teammates.

But with each passing day, the sessions are darker and colder.

Like the early-departing November sun, time is running short for the Giants' rookie receiver, who suffered a quadriceps injury during the first week of training camp and has played in only one game this season.

Moss Brothers Share More Than Good Hands

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Sinorice Moss has so much in common with his older brother, Santana, they are often mistaken for each other.

Unfortunately for Sinorice, five years younger and a second-round draft pick of the Giants, the genetics that bind the brothers extend to injuries that disabled both in their rookie seasons.

"[Santana says] try to be patient because he went through the same thing his rookie year [with the Jets]," said Sinorice, 22. "He tore his ACL, then came back and strained his quad. Those are things that you can't control. I can't put myself in a hole or beat myself up because I got injured. I just have to stay positive, keep rehabbing and get myself better so when it is time for me to go out there and make plays and help the team, that's what I'm going to do."

A Brother’s Footsteps Prove Hard to Follow

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Oct. 4 — Last December, the Giants were firsthand witnesses to what a receiver like Santana Moss can do. Their view was mostly from behind, in fruitless pursuit

Moss, the small and elusive receiver for the
Washington Redskins, scored three touchdowns in a victory over the Giants. His 1,483 receiving yards last season ranked second in the N.F.L. The number of missed tackles in his wake, if such a statistic existed, might have ranked first.

And while the Giants boasted one of the league’s best offenses, they felt they needed something more. They wanted a Moss of their own.


Sinorice Moss Update

The Giants have shut down WR Sinorice Moss indefinitely following his continued battles with a thigh injury, and no timetable has been set for his return. Though it is too early, the talk that Moss is soft already is starting to float around the club.

Giants' Moss won't get chance to go against his brother this week

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - There won't be a Moss Bowl at Giants Stadium on Sunday when the New York Giants play host to the Washington Redskins.

Rookie receiver Sinorice Moss of the Giants will be sidelined by a leg injury for the third time in four games, denying him the chance to play against his older brother, Santana, the Redskins top receiver.

"It's going to have to wait a couple of months," Sinorice Moss said Tuesday before the Giants (1-2) started preparations for the Redskins (2-2).

Sinorice Moss hurt again

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - New York Giants second-round draft pick Sinorice Moss has re-injured the quadriceps muscle that sidelined him for most of training camp.

The receiver from Miami, who had one catch in his first game last week, aggravated the injury during Wednesday's practice. He has been listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks in Seattle.

Tight end Jeremy Shockey (ankle), receiver Tim Carter (ankle), safety James Butler (knee) and running back Derrick Ward (broken foot) did not practice.

Sinorice Moss Update

MOSS: Second-round draft pick Sinorice Moss is ready to play - at least that's the way the wide receiver feels.

Moss missed almost all of training camp with a quadriceps injury and coach Tom Coughlin did not make him active for the season opener.

"I am starting to get back in the swing of things and things are looking real good," Moss said. "I'm looking forward to the opportunity of playing this week."

Coughlin is taking a wait-and-see approach.


Giants' Moss returns to practice, ready to contribute

EAST RUTHERFORD — Sinorice Moss was all alone in his apartment Monday night, watching his alma mater, Miami, play Florida State to a 13-10 loss.

It was probably better that way, since the wide receiver had on all his Hurricanes gear — headband, sweatshirt, heaven knows what else.

"I was just rooting for my guys," said Moss, who only a year ago was one of those guys.

Moss On Slower Route

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Sinorice Moss spent Monday night glued to his television and his past watching the University of Miami's season-opening loss to Florida State.

"It was exciting to watch that game," said Moss, the Giants' second-round pick this year and a former Hurricanes receiver. "I'm a big UM fan. I was wearing all of my stuff, my headband, shirt, my shorts. I'm sorry they lost. But it's still my university."

And then he spent Tuesday taking an important step toward his future by returning to practice for the first time since July 29. His persistent quadriceps strain has calmed down.

"They'll start me slowly and get me back into things," Moss said.

Sinorice Back

SINORICE BACK: Second-round draft pick Sinorice Moss practiced for the first time since the opening days of training camp in late July.

Moss, who has been bothered by a quadriceps injury, was not allowed to go all-out during the practice. The wide receiver's status for the regular-season opener against the Indianapolis Colts at Giants Stadium on Sunday is uncertain.

"We're going to kind of move him into some other things, maybe tomorrow, extend him a little more and see how he does," coach Tom Coughlin said.

If Moss is not ready, veteran Tim Carter will be the third receiver. Carter had an outstanding training camp, catching a team-high 10 passes for 98 yards.

The practice also marked the first time in weeks that Coughlin has not had anyone missing at practice.

Starting center Shaun O'Hara (knee) and starting left tackle Luke Petitgout (back) returned last week, while backup G Rich Seubert (toe) returned along with Moss on Tuesday.

"It was good to be able to come off the preseason and be able to have everybody in pads and working," Coughlin said.


Coughlin: An idle Moss gathers no reps

Sinorice Moss will be back on the practice field with his teammates today. Whether that means he'll be back on the playing field Sunday in the season opener remains to be seen.

If it were up to Moss, he'd be jumping right back in to where he hoped he'd have been by now if not for the strained quadriceps that killed his first NFL training camp.

"Nothing changes for me because I missed camp. Injuries happen to everybody," Moss said. "They say things happen for a reason. Someday I'll find out the reason why this happened to me now, but I'm still excited to be here and I hope to play my first NFL game on Sunday."

Giants' Moss has catching up to do

Tom Coughlin won't believe it until he actually sees him on the field, but Sinorice Moss is finally expected to make his long-awaited return to practice on Tuesday.

Unfortunately for the rookie receiver, it may be too late.

Out since July 29 with a strained quadriceps, the second-round pick now appears to be out of the Giants' immediate plans. While Moss was optimistic he would need only a week to work his way into the Giants' offense in time for the Sept.10 opener, Coughlin seemed to indicate that it would take him a lot longer than that.

"We'll have to see where he is," Coughlin said yesterday. "I think he's going to be able to retain all the information, but is it going to be applied? And don't forget, we're not into sharing reps now. (He's) not going to get many reps. He'll have to come back working in the scout-squad capacity."

Sinorice Moss Update

Second-round wide receiver Sinorice Moss took yet another step backward in his recovery from a thigh strain. As training camp broke, Coughlin thought Moss might get clearance to return to practice today. But his inability to put together consecutive sprint workouts without severe pain led the medical staff to hold him back. "I've probably told you we expected him back at practice four times this (summer)," Coughlin said. "It just hasn't been the case. At this point, I'm pretty much just going to wait until he's out there." Asked if he's resigned himself to not having Moss for the opener, Coughlin said, "I'm not giving up anything."

China's favorite NFL player: Sinorice Moss

Sinorice Moss.
If anyone can make American football popular in China, it's a guy with a name like that -- even better, the rookie is only 5-foot-8. (We realize we are likely pronouncing "Sinorice" wrong, but forgive us, we don't see many college football broadcasts over here.)

Frustrated Moss waiting on his leg to heal

Sinorice Moss returned Saturday to the University at Albany. But he did not return to the practice field.

Earlier this week, the rookie receiver traveled to New York City to undergo tests on his strained left quad, which has kept him out of every practice since the second day of training camp. (In case you're scoring at home, that's 19 consecutive missed workouts.) Moss said the tests found nothing more serious, but he remains unsure when he can return.

Moss misses another practice with quad injury

ALBANY, N.Y. - The chances that Sinorice Moss will have an impact on the New York Giants offense early this season are fading with each day the rookie receiver misses practice with a leg injury.