Phillips says he is playing against Ravens

December, 18, 2012
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Kenny Phillips has missed the past two games since looking a bit hobbled on the field against the Redskins at the start of the month.

Phillips suffered a setback with his injured MCL against Washington. But with the Giants needing to win their final two games to make the playoffs, he says he will play against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

"I'm 100 percent confident that I will be on the field this week," Phillips said on ESPN New York 98.7 on Tuesday. "Not sure which role (the coaches) will allow me to play."

It is possible Phillips would be the third safety, with Antrel Rolle and Stevie Brown continuing to start.

Phillips missed six games earlier this season with an MCL injury. He returned to play against Green Bay and the Giants had great success with their three-safety look as they routed the Packers, 38-10. But Phillips did not look healthy against the Redskins the following week and played limited snaps before sitting out the last two games.

Will Hill has been the team's third safety in his absence.
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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