David Tyree returned to Giants practice on Sunday after sitting out Saturday’s workouts with a hip flexor injury. However, the Giants wide receiver did look like he was in pain at one point, but continued with the workout, The Star-Ledger reports.
With the way Derek Hagan has performed, Tyree might find it more painful to stay on the sidelines. Hagan, a fourth-year receiver acquired late last season by the Giants, has been one of the biggest surprises of camp, reports Michael Eisen of Giants.com.
Thought to be nothing more than training camp fodder, Hagan has caught almost everything thrown his way, something that hasn’t gone unnoticed by Giants coach Tom Coughlin. “He’s had a good camp at this point,” Coughlin said, specifically noting that Hagan “hasn’t dropped any passes.”
Hagan was drafted by Miami in the third round in 2006, and played in 36 games in almost three full seasons for the Dolphins. He was released last Nov. 8, then picked up by the Giants in December, seeing action on special teams in New York’s divisional playoff loss to Philadelphia.
Tyree’s strength is his ability to play special teams. So is Hagan’s. If Hagan continues to shine in camp and preseason at receiver, Tyree could become a long shot to make the Giants’ final 53-man roster.