First of all, sad news to report that Chris Henry of the Bengals has died after his accident yesterday. It reminds me of the Sean Taylor death a few years ago, which I covered in Florida. Obviously very different circumstances that were met by those two guys, but the stories about guys who had turned their lives around only to dies so young are terrible and parallel.
I'm not sure if any of the Giante knew Henry, but he grew up outside New Orleans and is a year younger than Eli Manning, so maybe there's a connection there. Or maybe Corey Webster or Brandon Jacobs knew him well. We'll find out when we go into the locker room in a little while.
As for the Giants' health, they just released their pre-practice injury report and there are no surprises. Ahmad Bradshaw and Eli Manning are both listed, as they have been for most of the season. They are joined this week by Corey Webster (knee) and Kareem McKenzie (knee). It seems unlikely that McKenzie will play this week -- doctors said he'll be out 2-3 weeks although he could come back sooner -- but the real player to watch is Corey Webster. Despite a few suspect plays of late, he's been their best cover corner in a secondary that has been torn to shreds in recent weeks.
If he can't play the Giants have a few options. They have Kevin Dockery and Bruce Johnson and they also have D.J. Johnson on their 53-man roster. But they also have a former starting cornerback who has been playing safety for them in Aaron Ross. It'll be interesting to see if Ross takes some reps with the corners today in case he has to return to his old position.
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