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Giants WR Burress tests bothersome ankle

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Receiver Plaxico Burress did some light running on Sunday night for the first time since the New York Giants opened training camp at the University at Albany more than a week ago.

Burress, who has been bothered by a problem with his right ankle that's not related to the one he had a year ago, has missed all 14 practices.

Burress, who caught the game-winning touchdown pass in the final minute of Super Bowl XLII, was examined by team doctors on Sunday.

The veteran receiver led the Giants in receptions while catching a career-best 12 touchdown passes. He refused to practice during a minicamp in June to protest the team's refusal to give him a new contact. He was fined $25,000.

Drew Rosenhaus, his agent, had contract talks with the Giants last week. Burress has three years left on a contract that will pay him $3.25 million this season.

Also on Sunday night, middle linebacker Antonio Pierce missed his first camp practice with a sore shoulder, adding to a long Giants injury list.

Receiver David Tyree (knee) and linebacker Gerris Wilkinson (knee), have yet to practice, while rookie receiver Mario Manningham (quad) and OT Shane Olivea (back) missed both practices Sunday.

Receiver Steve Smith (groin), defensive ends Justin Tuck (foot) and Osi Umenyiora (hip), receiver Amani Toomer (leg), linebacker Danny Clark (hernia), cornerback Sam Madison (hernia) and safety Craig Dahl (knee) were limited to one practice.

Starting guard Chris Snee missed a goal line drill late in the evening with a sore shoulder.

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press.

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