The Giants will be without the services of three key starters on Sunday when they host the Bills.
Head coach Tom Coughlin declared RB Brandon Jacobs (knee), DL Justin Tuck (groin) and G Chris Snee (concussion) out for Sunday’s game.
All three of them had failed to practice the entire week so the decision came as no surprise. On New York’s defensive line, Jason Pierre-Paul will start in place of Tuck at LDE and the Giants haven’t lost much. Pierre-Paul leads the team in sacks with 6.5 and has 11.5 in his last 11 games.
At running back D.J. Ware will complement starter Ahmad Bradshaw. Taking the 265-pound Jacobs out of the mix is good news for the Bills knowing their two starters at outside linebacker are both unlikely to play with Chris Kelsay out and Shawne Merriman doubtful. That means Arthur Moats and fellow second-year man Danny Batten are likely to start and both weigh less than Jacobs.
On New York’s offensive line Snee will be replaced by Kevin Boothe, unless David Baas is unable to go at center. Baas (neck) is listed as questionable and has been limited in practice all week. If for some reason Baas can’t play, Boothe would step in at center and Jim Cordle would step in at guard.
Cordle is also the team’s backup long snapper as starting long snapper Zak DeOssie is questionable after suffering a concussion.
Starting FB Henry Hynoski is also out for Sunday’s game with a concussion.
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