Sunday, December 4, 2011
Ahmad Bradshaw active vs. Packers
By Ohm Youngmisuk
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants had running back Ahmad Bradshaw and linebacker Michael Boley back on the field Sunday against the Packers.
However, starting center David Baas was a late scratch due to headaches and wide receiver Mario Manningham was inactive due to a knee injury as expected.
The Giants are extremely thin on the offensive line. They lost starting left tackle Will Beatty for the season after eye surgery and backup offensive lineman Stacy Andrews has been hospitalized for pulmonary embolisms in both of his lungs. Andrews is expected to be released from the hospital on Monday.
The Giants had been starting David Diehl at left tackle and Kevin Boothe at left guard. Boothe now moves to center and the Giants started second-year guard Mitch Petrus at left guard.
Defensive end Osi Umenyiora (ankle), linebacker Mark Herzlich (ankle), rookie running back Da'Rel Scott and defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy also were inactive for the Giants.
The Packers were without four starters, tackle Chad Clifton, guard Josh Sitton and linebackers A.J. Hawk and Desmond Bishop.
Ohm Youngmisuk covers the Giants for ESPNNewYork.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.