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Friday, October 25, 2013
Brandon Jacobs doubtful vs. Eagles

By Kieran Darcy
ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs (hamstring), defensive tackle Shaun Rogers (knee) and cornerback Jayron Hosley (hamstring) have all been listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jacobs did not practice at all this week, meaning it's highly unlikely he'll play. In that case, Peyton Hillis and Michael Cox will share the carries, as they did last week against the Minnesota Vikings.

The Giants defeated the Vikings on Monday night for their first win of the season, but their running game wasn't very successful. Hillis, just signed by the team last week, had 18 carries for 36 yards. Cox, a rookie seventh-round draft pick, ran the ball 11 times for 23 yards.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin was coy Friday when asked whether the carries will be divvied up in a similar fashion this week. "We'll see about that," Coughlin said tersely.

When asked whether he'll lean on the "hot hand" more, Coughlin said, "No. There's some strategy involved."

Rogers is not a starter, but had a very good game against the Vikings, with a team-high four quarterback hits. Hosley, also a reserve, has been out for the Giants' past three games.

"That's one of those decisions that's going to have to be made by upstairs, the training staff and myself," Rogers said about whether he'll play. "That's really one of those things that we're going to wait and see."

Cornerback Corey Webster (groin) is listed as questionable. Webster returned against the Vikings after missing the team's previous four games, but played just three defensive snaps. Trumaine McBride, who has played well in Webster's absence, will likely start again versus the Eagles.

Tight end Adrien Robinson (foot) is also listed as questionable. Linebacker Spencer Paysinger (ankle), cornerback Terrell Thomas (knee) and safety Cooper Taylor (shoulder) are all listed as probable.