EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. –- The New York Giants will start rookie cornerback Jayron Hosley in place of the injured Prince Amukamara against Tampa Bay.
Amukamara, sidelined since Aug. 24 with a high ankle sprain, was ruled inactive prior to the game. He had hoped to return for today's game but will need at least another week to recover.
Amukamara practiced on a limited basis and it remains to be seen if he will be able to play against Carolina on Thursday night. If he misses that game, he will have another week-and-a-half for his ankle to recover.
Cornerback Michael Coe (hamstring) is active will not start, as he did in Week 1.
Linebacker Keith Rivers, who started against Dallas in the season opener, is also out with a hamstring injury. Michael Boley should move back into his old starting job.
Wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan, running back Da'Rel Scott, defensive end Adewale Ojomo, offensive tackle James Brewer and tight end Adrien Robinson are inactive for the Giants.