Notebook: Playing time allotment, Rosenfels out

August, 20, 2011
8/20/11
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Here’s the playing time allotment for Monday night’s game against Chicago:

Head coach Tom Coughlin said the ones will go about 25-30 snaps, the twos will get a big share of snaps and the threes will get a little less than they did in Carolina.

The quarterback breakdown will be Eli Manning, David Carr and Ryan Perrilloux, meaning Sage Rosenfels is out.

Rosenfels had been questionable after being in the hospital for three days earlier in the week with a severe throat infection. He returned to practice on Friday, but did not practice on Saturday.

Carr and Rosenfels are currently battling it out for the backup QB spot behind Manning.

Rosenfels did a great job last season holding for kicker Lawrence Tynes, but Coughlin said he’ll make his decision based on “contributions in the meeting room, and all kinds of stuff.”

• Cornerback Terrell Thomas will play Monday. He missed Saturday’s practice with a sore leg, according to Coughlin.

Corey Webster, the Giants’ other starting corner, will also play Monday, Coughlin said. Webster has missed the last two days of practice due to a death in his family.

• Coughlin said that safety Deon Grant, who was recently signed by the team, will “play some” on Monday, “but not a whole lot.”

• Coughlin also couldn’t confirm the signing of defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy.

“I haven’t seen anything come across my desk that says he’s signed,” Coughlin said.

• As for Ramses Barden, Coughlin said he “has a ways to go.”

Remember, the last player Coughlin said “has a ways to go,” Steve Smith, left to play wide receiver in Philadelphia.

Sounds like a bad omen.

Mike Mazzeo

ESPN New York Writer

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