Excerpt: "Keith Rivers is out. Jayron Hosley is out, too. Corey Webster is choosing a cast for his right hand, and Antrel Rolle, the leader of the secondary, has a nasty laceration on his knee.
Such is the state of a banged-up Giants defense as it prepares to face the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles, meanwhile, will return a key piece of their big-play air attack: Wideout Jeremy Maclin is fully over the hip injury that sidelined him last week and all but certain to play.
It’s hardly an enviable situation for any defense, especially when you consider that the Eagles also boast one of football’s most dangerous rushing weapons in LeSean McCoy. But the Giants are hardly worried.After all, said lockdown corner Webster, they’ve been here before.“We’ve been doing this for the last couple years, actually,” Webster said Friday. “We’ve been kind of filling in and preparing like starters for a long time right now.” Read more...