Burress participates in Giants' Saturday walk-through drills

Updated: February 3, 2008, 12:53 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

TEMPE, Ariz. -- After missing a week of practice with ankle and knee injuries, New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress participated in a walk-through Saturday.

In a text message Sunday to ESPN's Ed Werder, Burress said, "I'm ready to roll."

"I think he's a little bit better today," coach Tom Coughlin told pool reporter Mike Sando of ESPN.com. "He gets a little bit better each day, and hopefully we'll be able to have some further improvement tomorrow."

The 50-minute walk-through began with abbreviated stretching, followed by special teams, defense and offense sessions. Team president John Mara and general manager Jerry Reese watched the workout at the Arizona Cardinals' headquarters.

"We're excited and we're ready to go," Coughlin said. "It's been a nice week in terms of working up to [the game] and we find ourselves right here, so we're looking forward to it."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.