Eli Manning improving, will sit Saturday

Updated: August 18, 2010, 11:31 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Wearing a blue New York Giants hat, Eli Manning threw a few light passes in one-on-one drills but otherwise stood on the side and watched Wednesday's practice.

The quarterback who has played 87 straight regular-season games has been ruled out for Saturday's preseason pairing with Pittsburgh. Head coach Tom Coughlin did not know when Manning will resume practicing with a helmet covering the 12 fresh stitches on his forehead.

"Eli will not play this week but I won't go ...

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