Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Giants' team plane a little bit light
By Dan Graziano
You already knew that New York Giants running back David Wilson was ruled out for Thursday night's game in Chicago. But if Wilson wants to throw a party at his house to watch the game, there are plenty of teammates who can come over and watch it with him.
Cornerbacks Corey Webster and Jayron Hosley, center David Baas, safety Cooper Taylor and tight end Adrien Robinson joined Wilson was officially "out" according to the injury report the team released before it boarded its flight to Chicago on Wednesday afternoon. Defensive end Damontre Moore, who has a hamstring injury, is listed as doubtful. Tight end Brandon Myers, defensive tackle Linval Joseph and wide receiver Louis Murphy are questionable.
What this means is that the Giants may not have a full 46-man roster for the game. They have to make seven of their 53 players inactive, and six have already been ruled out. If Moore or one of the questionable guys is the seventh inactive, they'd have to make third quarterback Ryan Nassib active. And since he'd only play in an extreme emergency, they'd be playing with 45, a couple of whom aren't fully healthy.
The good news is that long-snapper Zak DeOssie, who missed practice Tuesday with a back injury, is probable, as are linebacker Mark Herzlich and cornerback Terrell Thomas. But it's going to be an undermanned 0-5 Giants team that heads into Soldier Field on Thursday night.