David Tyree was sidelined with a hip flexor injury on Saturday.

Tyree was one of four Giants players who sat out both of Saturday’s practices. DT Chris Canty (hamstring), WR Hakeem Nicks (hamstring) and C Shaun O’Hara (triceps) joined Tyree on the sidelines Saturday.

Still, Giants coach Tom Coughlin had high praise for the level of work Tyree has brought to the practice field in previous sessions.

“(Tyree’s) a worker. He’s worked very hard,” Coughlin said. “He has his weight down. Body fat is minimal. He’s a worker. He’s a tough guy.”