The Giants' secondary got a little deeper but no more experienced yesterday when the team shuffled some players on its roster and elevated defensive back Terrence Frederick from the practice squad. If he plays against the Falcons today, it will be Frederick's NFL debut.
With starting cornerback Prince Amukamara (hamstring) and safeties Kenny Phillips (knee) and Tyler Sash (hamstring) ruled out, the Giants already were counting on some rookies in their secondary as they face the fourth-best passing team in the NFL. Jayron Hosley will get his first start at cornerback in place of Amukamara and Will Hill is expected to play a role at safety to free up Antrel Rolle to play nickel back.
There also will be plenty of rookie flavor on the offensive side of the ball. First-round draft pick David Wilson will start at running back for Ahmad Bradshaw, who suffered a sprained knee against the Saints last week.
Giants honor victims Every NFL game this weekend will be preceded by a moment of silence for the victims of the Connecticut school shooting, and the Giants will remember the victims with the letters S.H.E.S. (for Sandy Hook Elementary School) hand-written on the backs of their helmets. The letters will be written vertically in ink down the red stripe between the number decals on each helmet.