Kenny Phillips doubtful vs. Redskins

Updated: December 2, 2012, 1:22 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

The New York Giants' defense may be at less than full strength for its Monday night clash with Robert Griffin III.

Safety Kenny Phillips is listed as doubtful for the pivotal NFC East game with a knee injury.

Phillips aggravated an MCL injury that kept him out of six games earlier this season last Sunday night against Green Bay.

Phillips, who went through a limited practice on Saturday, sounded confident all week that he would play against the Redskins. A source said the safety has been moving tentatively in practice.

Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was unable to practice for the second straight day due to a back issue. The Giants' best pass rusher is listed as questionable for the game although head coach Tom Coughlin expects Pierre-Paul to play barring a setback. Pierre-Paul has dealt with back issues in the past.

Starting defensive end Justin Tuck (foot) and safety Antrel Rolle (illness) were also new additions to the injury report. Both did not practice on Saturday but are listed as probable to play.

The Giants will be without tight end Travis Beckum, who was another new addition to the injury report with a knee injury. Beckum, who is experiencing soreness with his surgically repaired ACL, is the only Giant listed as out for the game.

Running back Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) went through a limited practice and is probable to play. Center David Baas (shoulder) and cornerback Jayron Hosley (shoulder) both were able to go through a full practice and are listed as probable as well.

Linebacker Jacquian Williams (knee) is listed as doubtful. He has missed the last five games and he told reporters on Friday that he likely will not play.

Tackle David Diehl (shoulder) and wide receiver Domenik Hixon (ankle) went through limited practices and are listed as questionable.

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