Tom Coughlin is bending the rules a bit as his players try to get their ducks in a row in the aftermath of the storm that swept through New York and New Jersey from Hurricane Sandy Monday and Tuesday.
Coughlin allowed his guys to come in three hours later than usual Wednesday, according to Newsday's Neil Best. Best also notes that several Giants were still without power midway through the week. In fact, Martellus Bennett and his wife have moved in with Kevin Boothe.
Bennett joked that he feared his presence would damage property values in Boothe's neighborhood. Once there, he painted pictures with Boothe's 2-year-old son. "He thought Martellus was there solely to play with him,'' Boothe said. "He can come by anytime.''
The picture above is of Eli Manning checking out the lobby in his Hoboken, N.J., condo which was flooded as a result of the storm. A fan posted the shot on Twitter, and USA Today was one of several outlets to pick it up.
On to what else is being talked about in the NFC East...
From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Still no DeMarco Murray at Cowboys' practice, and no Dez Bryant either.
Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News has a sad story about how Tyron Smith is "emotionally torn apart" by family member shaking him down for money.
Stevie Brown. From backup to Kenny Phillips fill-in to NFC defensive player of the week. ESPN's Dan Graziano has the details.
No Ahmad Bradshaw or Antrel Rolle at Giants practice Wednesday, per Matt Ehalt of ESPN New York.
Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News thinks that Andy Reid's delay in confirming Michael Vick as the starter doesn't bode well for Vick's long-term job security.
The Eagles Addict blog weighs the pros and cons attached to both Vick and rookie backup Nick Foles.
From CSN Washington's Tarik El-Bashir: Brandon Meriweather remains a long shot to make his season debut this week.