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Webster likely to be inactive again for Sunday's game

Corey Webster is likely out for the second

Corey Webster is likely out for the second straight week with an injured knee. (December 13, 2009) Credit: MCT

Tom Coughlin said he was hoping that "maybe something will happen here with Christmas" regarding cornerback Corey Webster and his injured knee. The starter has not practiced in two weeks, did not play against the Redskins and appears to be one of four starting players headed for inactivity Sunday against the Panthers.

Webster, cornerback Aaron Ross (hamstring), guard Rich Seubert (knee) and tackle Kareem McKenzie (knee) were listed as doubtful on the Giants' final injury report.

Ahmad Bradshaw (ankles, foot) did not practice this week but is listed as probable. So is Hakeem Nicks (hamstring), who was limited in Friday's practice . . . Michael Boley had tests earlier in the week on a triceps injury but has practiced fully the last two days and is expected to play.

 

Nicks, Smith connected

One of Nicks' favorite NFL players when he was in college was Steve Smith of the Panthers. So it was a thrill for Nicks to get a call from the veteran receiver when he was drafted last spring.

"Hakeem is from Charlotte and he went to school here and obviously he played up in Raleigh [at the University of North Carolina]," Smith said. "I know some people that have had very good things to say about him. He is a high-character guy. And so I just kind of reached out to him."

Smith's advice for Nicks? "I just told him the sky is the limit," he said. "He has a great opportunity in New York. It's a big market. He has a lot of opportunities to play . . . Only time will tell if he listened or not."

 

Jacobs fined $7,500

Brandon Jacobs was fined $7,500 for his role in Monday's altercation with the Redskins' Albert Haynesworth, who was fined $10,000. Jacobs, who already was dealing with an infected tooth before the fight, had to see a dentist afterward. "I got it taken care of,'' he said. "It's not going to be anything that can hold me back."The Giants will sell about 60,000 game programs to commemorate their final regular-season game at Giants Stadium. The cost of the programs will be $1, the same price they cost when the stadium opened in 1976. Several longtime season ticket-holders will serve as honorary captains.

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