Coming off a short week, the New York Giants had very little time to heal. Accordingly, it comes as no surprise that running back Ahmad Bradshaw (neck), wide receiver Domenik Hixon (concussion), defensive end Adewale Ojomo (hamstring) and offensive tackle David Diehl (knee) have all been ruled out for Thursday nights game against the Carolina Panthers.
Meanwhile, cornerback Michael Coe (hamstring) and wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (foot) are both listed as questionable. However, Nicks said on Tuesday that he suffered no setbacks in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay and fully expects to play in what will be a special homecoming for him.
The team also announced that cornerback Prince Amukamara (ankle), running back Da'Rel Scott (knee) and linebacker Keith Rivers (hamstring) are all probable.
Even with Prince back on the field, rookie Jayron Hosley is expected to start opposite of Corey Webster and then slide inside in nickel situations. Amukamara and Coe will then split time on the outside – how much each plays is a matter of both performance and pain tolerance.
At running back, Andre Brown will likely get the start with rookie David Wilson and Da'Rel Scott splitting carries. While at the tackle positions, it will be Will Beatty on the left and Sean Locklear on the right.
Finally, rookie wide receiver Rueben Randle will likely see an increased role at WR3 with Hixon out. Ramses Barden will also see more opportunities.
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