Tate will miss games against Dallas, Buffalo, Tampa Bay and Washington.
At the time when the possibility of a shutdown was first disclosed, Tate released a statement that partially said: "Last April, during the off-season, my wife and I decided to meet a fertility planning specialist. I began the treatment prescribed for me and just a few days later I discovered that it contained an ingredient on the league's banned substance list, I immediately discontinued use, I reported the situation to the independent administrator for NFL policy on performance improvement topics, and I talked to my coaches and boss. this well before a failed test was even confirmed. "
The Giants signed Tate on March 1
Without Tate, who has 611 careers Exemptions, the Giants have several wide receiver options, including Sterling Shepard, the leading returning wideout, Cody Latimer, Bennie Fowler, Russell Shepard, rookie Darius Slayton and recently signed TJ Jones.
* Slayton started practicing this week after being on the side since the beginning of training camp with a hamstring
"He's a nice receiver," coach Pat Shurmur said. "He obviously has speed. Through OTA and the time he was on the training field he showed the ability to go down the field and catch. We predict that he will have a bright future. He just needs to get out there. "
Shurmur would not commit to Slayton's participation in Friday's home season against the Chicago Bears.
" We have to rethink when we go here, "Shurmur said." He had a different good day in practice. he looks a little faster. We just have to see. "
* Cornerback DeAndre Baker, the last of the Giants' first three first round draft picks, said he" definitely "will be ready to play in the regular the season opener in Dallas. Baker sprained his left knee in practice on Sunday. "It's a day-to-day injury," Baker said.
Baker started and had a solo tackle in the opener last week versus the Jets. He was also called a pass interference penalty that advanced the Jets 26 yards on a drive that ended with a touchdown.
"I think I played well, there are some things I can improve on, but I played well overall," Baker said.
Baker has been the left corner since OTA in the spring.
"It's cool. "I'm just trying to go out there and do what the team needs me to do," he said. "Whatever I can do to help the team, I just go out and do it."
Antonio Hamilton took Baker's place on the starting defense in practice today.
* If Manning plays on Friday, it will be his 49th preseason game (he has missed 12, nine due to his head coach's decision to keep him out of play and three due to injury). He said today that his personal goals for the preseason have not changed.
"You always want to go out there, perform well and make good decisions," he said. "I think for the season it's important for quarterbacks, because things are live now, the rush is live, it's real, and you will have to throw it in some more awkward situations with your feet not always set and different things. It's good to get to work with it, feel in a hurry and move around it and (then) make good decisions with it. "
Shurmur said he likes to play all four quarterbacks on the playing field in pre-season games. Manning only took three snaps in the opener, but he has no specific goals for the workload.
"I don't know if I have an exact formula for that," he said. “I like to come out there and have some units and get the feel of the game. Get started, get some long drives. Faced with all these circumstances, third downs, a two minute drive. I think it's good to get somewhere in the game before the season. "
* Going back Wayne Gallman didn't practice because" his foot is just a little sore, "Shurmur said.