When the New York Giants take on the New York Jets Saturday night in their third preseason game, they are expected to do so without at least 11 players.
In addition to players on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list — defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and defensive tackle Markus Kuhn — safety Antrel Rolle (ankle), cornerback Corey Webster (knee/groin), wide receivers Victor Cruz (heel), Ramses Barden (knee) and Louis Murphy (leg), offensive linemen David Baas (knee) and David Diehl (thumb), defensive end Damontre Moore (shoulder) and fullback Henry Hynoski (knee), will all likely sit out.
Widely considered the most important preseason game, having some of these players ride the pine could be troublesome for the Giants. As it stands, quarterback Eli Manning has had very little time to practice with his top four wide receivers as only Rueben Randle has remained healthy (knock on wood) thus far.
Meanwhile, for the Jets, they are expected to be without several players as well, including Santonio Holmes, Dee Milliner, Braylon Edwards, Quinton Coples and Lex Hilliard.
Starters for both teams will likely play the first half and possibly into the third quarter.
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