The Giants look like they’ll have cornerback Prince Amukamara in the lineup for the Manning family reunion on Sunday, but the Broncos are going to remain down one of their starting corners for at least another week.
The Broncos ruled out cornerback Champ Bailey with the foot injury that also kept him out of the opener against the Ravens last Thursday night. The news is no surprise as Bailey wasn’t able to practice at all this week, although there was hope that he’d be able to get back on the field this week with 10 days between games. Coach John Fox said that there wasn’t any setback when asked about Bailey’s condition.
“No setback, he’s on schedule. He’s making great progress,” Fox said, via the team’s website. “He’s being watched over by her medical staff and he’s getting closer.”
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Tony Carter and Chris Harris will continue to see most of the playing time at corner in Bailey’s absence.
The only other player ruled out by the Broncos was tight end Joel Dreessen, who is still recovering from knee surgery. Linebacker Wesley Woodyard and wide receiver Wes Welker led a list of several probable players who don’t share initials with Walter White or Walt Whitman.