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Sunday, February 5, 2012
Herzlich, usual suspects inactive for Giants

By Dan Graziano

INDIANAPOLIS -- The inactive players have been announced for Super Bowl XLVI, and the New York Giants' list is the same one they've been submitting every week during their run. There was some hope that rookie linebacker Mark Herzlich, who's missed the whole postseason with an ankle injury, would be healthy enough to play. But either he's not healthy or they just decided the guys who have been playing were better options.

For the New England Patriots, tight end Rob Gronkowski is active as expected in spite of spraining his ankle in the AFC Championship Game two weeks ago. What remains to be seen is how the ankle injury affects his performance and the ways in which the Patriots can use him.

The full lists of inactives:

GIANTS
PATRIOTS