Tough luck, Frisco fans. Eli Manning’s stomach is just fine.
The New York Giants quarterback was back at practice Thursday after missing part of the previous day’s workout with “a stomach bug.”
“I’m 100 percent,” Manning said after practicing for Sunday’s NFC title game against the 49ers in San Francisco. “I had a full practice today, did everything, took every rep. I feel good.”
Manning felt sick after waking up Wednesday.
He “toughed it out” and attended team meetings and took part in the walk-through portions of practice before letting backup David Carr handle the live snaps.
49ERS: Tight end Delanie Walker has returned to practice for the first time since breaking his left jaw in two places late in the regular season and hopes to be healthy enough to play in the NFC Championship game.
Walker had the wires removed on Monday and took part in practice on a limited basis with no contact on Wednesday. He was out there again Thursday.
SAINTS: A person familiar with the decision says former St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo has agreed to take over as defensive coordinator for New Orleans.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Saints have not announced the hiring.
The 52-year-old Spagnuolo was head coach in St. Louis the past three seasons and was fired in January after going 10-38 with the Rams.
COLTS: Announced the departure of eight assistants, as well as the retirement of defensive coordinator Mike Murphy.
The coaches let go were assistant Devin Fitzsimmons, offensive line coach Pete Metzelaars, special assistant to the defense Rod Perry, receivers coach Frank Reich, defensive assistant Bill Teerlinck, defensive line coach John Teerlinck, strength and conditioning coach Jon Torine, and quarterbacks coach Ron Turner.
VIKINGS: Hired Alan Williams, the defensive backs coach for the Indianapolis Colts for the past 10 years, as their new defensive coordinator.