EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants may be severely compromised at cornerback when they face the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Both starter Prince Amukamara and backup Jayron Hosley are listed as doubtful for the Giants' regular-season finale.
Hosley suffered a quadriceps injury in practice Thursday and did not practice Friday. Amukamara, who exacerbated a hamstring injury Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, practiced on a limited basis Friday but was still listed as doubtful.
"As of right now, I have to keep my mindset as if I'm gonna play," Amukamara said. "So until the coach or the trainers or whoever shuts me down, as of right now I'm still expecting to play."
"Trying to hope for the best right now," Hosley said. "It's a short time until the game, so we gotta take it day by day and see how it goes."
When asked what he will do Sunday, considering the injuries to Amukamara and Hosley, coach Tom Coughlin said, "Well, we have the three guys, and we'll see what Prince is like. We'll go from there."
Webster has started every game this season but has struggled, allowing several big plays last week in a crushing loss to Baltimore. Tryon, a six-year veteran, has started just eight games in his NFL career and none since 2010. Frederick, a rookie, was just elevated from the practice squad on Wednesday and has played in one game this season.
The Giants' defense enters Week 17 ranked third-to-last in the league, having given up 5,817 total yards through 15 games.
On the bright side, the Giants should get back defensive captain Justin Tuck, who missed last week's game with a shoulder injury. Tuck has practiced every day this week. He is listed as questionable, along with wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (knee) and safety Kenny Phillips (knee). All three practiced on a limited basis Friday.
Running back Ahmad Bradshaw (knee/foot), center David Baas (hip/shoulder), guard Chris Snee (hip) and safety Tyler Sash (hamstring) are all listed as probable. But defensive tackle Chris Canty is doubtful after suffering a sprained MCL against the Ravens.
To qualify for the playoffs, the Giants, the defending Super Bowl champions, need to beat the Eagles and for the Bears, Vikings and Cowboys to lose on Sunday.
"The guys are looking forward to the game," Coughlin said. "They're looking forward to the opportunity that's been given them. They practiced well, they seemed to be into it. Yesterday was a pretty good practice. Today was also pretty good.
"It's not about what the scenarios are or anything of that nature," he added. "It's about us taking our football team and playing as well as we can possibly play, and then we'll worry about everything else."