August 18, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich (58) before the start of a preseason game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE

Giants Injury Report


According to the New York Giants:

NEW YORK GIANTS

Out
LB Chase Blackburn (Hamstring – DNP)
LB Jacquian Williams (Knee – DNP)

Doubtful
LB Keith Rivers (Calf – LP)

Questionable
RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Foot – DNP)
TE Bear Pascoe (Ankle – LP)
Kenny Phillips (Knee – LP)

Probable
David Baas (Ankle/Elbow)
DT Rocky Bernard (Quadriceps – FP)
WR Victor Cruz (Calf – FP)
Antrel Rolle (Concussion – FP)

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Out
T Marcus Gilbert (Ankle – DNP)
S Troy Polamalu (Calf – DNP)
LB Stevenson Sylvester (Hamstring – DNP)

Doubtful
RB Jonathan Dwyer (Quadriceps – DNP)
RB Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles – DNP)

Probable
RB Baron Batch (Shin – FP)
S Ryan Clark (Concussion – FP)
LB Brandon Johnson (Hamstring – FP)
RB Isaac Redman (Ankle – FP)
LB LaMarr Woodley (Hamstring – FP)

One cannot help to notice the names of three linebackers on the list for the Giants.  Chase Blackburn and Jacquian Williams will be out this week.  In steps Mark Herzlich, and his inspirational story.  His journey from ACC Player of the year to cancer victim, to cancer survivor, and now to a starter on defense for the Defending World Champions.  Good Luck Mark!  We wish you the best!

With Bear Pascoe listed as questionable, that means that rookie Adrien Robinson might see more playing time…We also might see Sean Locklear and David Diehl in the game together at times.

The next man up philosophy has been successful for the Giants so far this year….They need to keep it going to help replace some of their lost pieces.  The return of Kenny Phillips helps a lot because of the emergence of Stevie Brown.  With the possibility of all three safeties in the game at once against a very potent passing attack from the Steelers, this should give them more speed and coverage.

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