The official Friday injury report for the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles, with game statuses for Sunday, has been posted on Giants.com:
The big news for the Giants is that they are extremely banged up. They have six players already listed as being out for Sunday’s game, David Baas, Chris Snee, Jayron Hosley, Aaron Ross, Adrien Robinson, and Linval Joseph.
Furthermore, Corey Webster is listed as doubtful and will most likely not be playing either. This leaves the Giants with only three healthy cornerbacks currently on the 53-man roster (Prince Amukamara, Terrell Thomas, & Trumaine McBride). Look for the Giants to make a roster move to add undrafted rookie, Charles James, from their practice squad to the 53-man roster before Sunday’s game. The Giants will need the extra bodies at the thin cornerback position, especially against a team with a robust aerial attack.
On the defensive line, former Eagle Cullen Jenkins is listed as questionable and will be a game time decision. Shaun Rogers is probable and should be suiting up.
Reserve wide receiver Louis Murphy is a new addition to the injury report and is listed as questionable with an ankle injury.
As you can see, the Giants injury list is a lot longer than the Eagles. The Giants will be extremely thin on the defensive line, offensive line and cornerback position on Sunday. Right now, everything is setting up for the Giants to start the season 0-5.
Hopefully, some of the young guys who will be given more snaps and responsibility on Sunday (Damontre Moore, Johnathan Hankins, & possibly Charles James) will step up big time. If the banged up Giants want to escape the Meadowlands with a victory on Sunday, they will also have to limit their mistakes.