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Aaron Ross, Michael Coe both active

New York Giants Aaron Ross sacks Chicago Bears

New York Giants Aaron Ross sacks Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler late in the 2nd quarter. (Oct. 3, 2010) Photo Credit: David Pokress

The one guys who was a question mark coming into this game was Aaron Ross, who had a stomach bug late this week. His situation was made all the more questionable when the team promoted cornerback Michael Coe from the practice squad on Saturday.

Well, Ross will play. And so will Coe, who takes the place of Will Blackmon (chest) in the secondary. Darius Reynaud is also up, and will likely be the returner for Blackmon, who replaced Reyanud a few weeks ago. Don't be surprised if Reynaud is on a short leash, though, and the Giants don't turn to D.J. Ware on kickoff returns.

We already knew -- or had a very good sense -- of most of the inactives. Steve Smith, Hakeem Nicks, David Diehl and Shaun O'Hara had been ruled out, Shawn Andrews had been in the hospital and there was very little chance he would play, and Devin Thomas told us on Friday that because of his late arrival to the team he was looking towards next week against the Redskins for his Giants debut.

That left only two spots on the inactive list. One after Blackmon was added to it. And that guy is Phillip Dillard. The rookie linebacker had been filling in for Gerris Wilkinson while Wilkinson dealt with his broken hand. But with Wilkinson out of his cast for the most part, he has returned to the field on Sundays.

The Giants also have rookie DT Linval Joseph active, which is a rarity, although not much of a surprise. With the Jaguars' penchant for running between the tackles, they would want a stout inside player like Joseph.

As for starters, expect Will Beatty at left tackle, Mario Manningham and Derek Hagan at receiver, and of course Brandon Jacobs at running back.

For the Jaguars, Mike Sims-Walker is playing and former Giant Guy Whimper will start at left tackle.


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