Sunday, September 16, 2012
Giants' Prince Amukamara inactive
By Ohm Youngmisuk
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants were without Prince Amukamara as the cornerback was ruled inactive for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.
Amukamara has been sidelined since Aug. 24 with a high ankle sprain. He had hoped to return for Sunday's game but will need at least another week to recover. He practiced on a limited basis last week.
It remains to be seen if Amukamara will be ready for the Giants' game at Carolina on Thursday.
Cornerback Michael Coe (hamstring) is active, but the Giants started rookie Jayron Hosley opposite Corey Webster.
Linebacker Keith Rivers, who started against Dallas in the season opener, was also out with a hamstring injury. Michael Boley should move back into his old starting job.
Wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan, running back Da'Rel Scott, defensive end Adewale Ojomo, offensive tackle James Brewer and tight end Adrien Robinson were inactive for the Giants.
Bucs starting right tackle Jeremy Trueblood was inactive with an ankle injury. Demar Dotson replaced him.
Defensive tackle Marvin Austin, the Giants' second-round draft pick in 2011, was active for the first time in his career. He missed last season with a pectoral injury and the opener against Dallas with back issues.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.