NFC West: Sammy Knight

Posted by's Mike Sando

PHOENIX -- Running back Brandon Jacobs made the list when the Cardinals and Giants declared their inactive players for their Week 12 matchup at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Giants inactives: kicker Lawrence Tynes, safety Sammy Knight, Jacobs, cornerback Sam Madison, linebacker Gerris Wilkinson, tackle Adam Koets, receiver Mario Manningham and defensive end Jerome McDougle.

Cardinals inactives: linebacker Clark Haggans, tackle Elliot Vallejo, tackle Brandon Keith, defensive tackle Alan Branch, receiver Early Doucet, tight end Leonard Pope and tight end Jerame Tuman. Brian St. Pierre is the third quarterback.

The Cardinals are playing musical tight ends. Pope, Tuman and Ben Patrick have been battling injuries. The coaching staff has sought better production from the position. Patrick and Stephen Spach get the opportunity this week. Spach will start.

Defensive end Bertrand Berry and corner back Eric Green will start for Arizona. Berry starts ahead of Travis LaBoy. Green starts ahead of Rod Hood.

Posted by's Mike Sando

Rams safeties Corey Chavous and O.J. Atogwe might have a future in coaching or scouting, assuming they could stomach the dramatic pay cuts. Both recently participated in a combine-style camp for high school-aged athletes in Georgia. The NBC affiliate in Augusta, Ga., has the video.

The Rams treat Chavous as a coach on the field. He's the football equivalent of a gym rat, a guy always working to find an edge through extra study.

The NFL always has a place for older safeties who know the game. Chavous is 32. Other notable safeties in their 30s include Denver's John Lynch (36), New England's Rodney Harrison (35), Philadelphia's Brian Dawkins (34), Atlanta's Lawyer Milloy (34), Minnesota's Darren Sharper (32), the New York Giants' Sammy Knight (32) and Denver's Marlon McCree (31).