Zack Bowman #31 of the New York Giants breaks up...

Zack Bowman #31 of the New York Giants breaks up the pass intended for Terrance Williams #83 of the Dallas Cowboys in the first half at AT&T Stadium on Oct. 19, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. Credit: Getty Images / Wesley Hitt

Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell said he looked to the heavens when he found out Prince Amukamara would be lost for the season and asked: "What did I do wrong?''

The bigger question is: What does he do now? Especially given that he could be without veteran cornerback Zack Bowman, the projected fill-in for Amukamara, who spent Thursday at a hospital with what the team called viral gastroenteritis (and the rest of us call stomach flu).

"We have to simplify our package,'' he said. "Obviously, when you have new faces, you can't do as much as you have done in the past and you have to quickly find out what the strengths of the new faces are.''

If Bowman is unavailable, Fewell said Jayron Hosley will start opposite Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in the base package. Hosley will move to the slot in nickel looks with Chandler Fenner on the outside. All of those players have been with the Giants for most of the year, which is why Fewell said they will play. Behind them are Mike Harris and Chykie Brown, both acquired within the last 10 days.

"I don't know if they can develop a lot of chemistry,'' Fewell said. "What we'll have to do is develop some know-how of what we're trying to do, concepts, and try to be in the positions we should be in . . . There's very little time for chemistry.''

Richburg ready already?

It isn't often that a player is carted off in a game and plays less than a week later. But that could be the case for rookie guard Weston Richburg.

"He's cured!'' Tom Coughlin said jokingly after Richburg was limited in practice Thursday.

Richburg sprained his right ankle against the Colts on Monday night but should be available for the Seattle game. "I expect him to go,'' Coughlin said. "He was really probably 50 percent [participant] today and I'm hoping to go inside and find out that he can do more tomorrow.''

Giant steps

Offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo said receiver Corey Washington was impressive late in the Colts game, but he didn't promise more playing time for the exciting rookie. "We will evaluate that as we get closer to the game,'' McAdoo said. "We just had one day of practice and the last game as well as that week's practice determine playing time. He certainly did show up and make some nice plays.'' Washington, who caught his first NFL pass and first NFL touchdown pass after a breakout preseason, said he felt the four-catch performance helped him get his "swag'' back after very little regular-season activity . . . P Steve Weatherford (back/ankle) missed a second day of practice. Special teams coach Tom Quinn said he expects Weatherford to work Friday but has a short list of options to sign if the veteran is unable to play Sunday . . . DT Cullen Jenkins (calf) was limited in practice, and DE Mathias Kiwanuka did not practice.

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