The New York Giants will need all the help they can get on defense this coming Sunday when they take on the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium in the third ever "Manning Bowl" game, so it will definitely help if top cornerback Prince Amukamara was able to play for the Giants.
Art Stapleton of the Bergen Record has reported that the expectations around the team are that Amukamara plays on Sunday, although he does have to pass the necessary concussion tests in order to get medical clearance.
"I'm told expectation is [Giants] CB Prince Amukamara (concussion) will be cleared 2 play vs. Broncos. As TC said Monday, has to go thru protocol," he tweeted.
Amukamara suffered a mild concussion in the Giants' Week 1 game against the Dallas Cowboys this past Sunday after he smacked helmets with starting safety Ryan Mundy while both players were trying to make a tackle. Mundy got up immediately, but Amukamara was visibly shaken and had to be attended to on the field.
If Amukamara wasn't ready to go for the Giants on Sunday, Tom Coughlin was considering signing rookie Charles James off the practice squad and moving Aaron Ross into the starting lineup to start alongside Corey Webster.
However, given the fact that the Denver Broncos scored 49 points and all seven of their touchdowns against the Baltimore Ravens were on pass plays, it would certainly help the Giants to have their best cornerback available to help cover receivers like Eric Decker, Wes Welker and Demaryius Thomas, who helped combine for the 462 yards that were put up through the air against the defending Super Bowl Champions on opening night.
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