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Friday, November 2, 2012
Injury report: Bradshaw questionable

By Matt Ehalt

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) did not practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. The veteran has been on a once-a-week practice schedule and had his lone day of work this week on Thursday.

Safety Antrel Rolle (concussion) is probable for the game after a full practice Friday. Rolle left last Sunday’s game after attempting to make a hit on Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant. He has started at free safety in all eight games thus far this season.

The Giants secondary should get a boost this weekend from strong safety Kenny Phillips (knee). Phillips is questionable but said he will play. The safety missed the past four games with a knee sprain he suffered against Philadelphia on Sept. 30. He practiced all week, including a limited workout on Friday.

Keith Rivers is doubtful with a calf injury he suffered in the fourth quarter against Dallas. The linebacker has struggled through several injuries this season that have limited his time on the field. When asked about playing Sunday, Rivers said, “we’ll see what happens.” He had a limited practice Friday.

“Calf isn’t too bad. I’ve been able to practice here and there. Feeling alright,” Rivers said. “I know it’s not 100 percent but it’s getting there.”

Tight end Bear Pascoe is questionable for the game despite suffering an ankle sprain against the Cowboys. He missed Wednesday and Thursday’s practice but was able to get out there Friday. He said his ankle feels a lot better than it did a week ago, and described it as a low-high ankle sprain.

“I’m very optimistic,” Pascoe said. “It would be great if I can. But it’s coach (Tom) Coughlin’s decision and Ronnie (Barnes) decision. So we’ll see how it feels on game day.”

Linebackers Chase Blackburn (hamstring) and Jacquian Williams (knee) are the only two Giants that have been ruled out. Mark Herzlich will start in Blackburn’s place. Williams is going to miss his third straight game since suffering the injury against San Francisco on Oct. 14.

Defensive tackle Rocky Bernard (quad), who has missed the past four games, is probable.
GIANTS

OUT
LB Chase Blackburn (hamstring)
LB Jacquian Williams (knee)

DOUBTFUL
LB Keith Rivers (calf)/(limited)

QUESTIONABLE
RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot)/(dnp)
TE Bear Pascoe (ankle)/(limited)
S Kenny Phillips (knee)/(limited)

PROBABLE
C David Baas (ankle/elbow)/(full)
DT Rocky Bernard (quad)/(full)
WR Victor Cruz (calf)/(full)
S Antrel Rolle (concussion)/(full)

STEELERS

OUT
OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle)/(dnp)
S Troy Polamalu (calf)/(dnp)
LB Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring)/(dnp)

DOUBTFUL
RB Jonathan Dwyer (quad)/(dnp)
RB Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles)/(dnp)

PROBABLE
RB Baron Batch (shin)/(full)
S Ryan Clark (concussion)/(full)
LB Brandon Johnson (hamstring)/(full)
RB Isaac Redman (ankle)/(full)
LB LaMarr Woodley (hamstring)/(full)