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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Ross cleared; Bradshaw (foot/back) sits

By Ohm Youngmisuk

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants cornerback Aaron Ross passed the battery of tests for a head injury and went through a limited practice on Wednesday.

Now that he is cleared, Ross should be a full go for Sunday's playoff game against Green Bay.

“I felt good during the game -- once I got off the ground, I felt a lot better," Ross said of a third-quarter collision with Jason Pierre-Paul during the 24-2 victory over the Falcons. "But of course the league has to take precautions, and the doctors made the right decision by keeping me out. I took the test, I felt fine, I passed it, and I feel good.”

Running back Ahmad Bradshaw did not practice and is listed with a back issue to go with his foot injury. Bradshaw came out of the 24-2 win over the Falcons with a sore back but it does not appear to be serious concern. Typically, Bradshaw sits out the first two practices each week as part of his routine to rest his foot.

Running back D.J. Ware did not pass the protocol of tests for a concussion and was held out of practice. Ware has had concussions in the past and this doesn't bode well for his availability against Green Bay.

If Ware is not cleared to play, rookie Da'Rel Scott could be active as the third running back. Scott, who has had a knee issue for a few weeks, participated in a full practice.

Linebacker Mark Herzlich (ankle) did not practice. Defensive end Osi Umenyiora (ankle) was limited in practice.

With Kieran Darcy