Jason Pierre-Paul active for the Giants, Sam Shields out for Packers

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The Giants will have defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul in the lineup as they go for their fourth-straight victory on Sunday afternoon.

Pierre-Paul was listed as questionable after missing two days of practice this week with a shoulder injury. Pierre-Paul said he wouldn’t play unless he was feeling confident that he could play the entire game, so he should be a big part of the plan to stop Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien.

The Packers’ plans to stop Eli Manning took a hit with cornerback Sam Shields landing on the inactive list. Shields was listed as probable after missing practice on Friday with a hamstring injury. Cornerback Casey Hayward is out with a hamstring injury as well and linebacker Nick Perry is back on the sideline after returning for last week’s game.

Green Bay will also be without right tackle Don Barclay, who is out with a knee injury. Marshall Newhouse will take his place in the lineup. Running back Peyton Hillis is inactive for the Giants. Brandon Jacobs is active and appears set to be the complement for Andre Brown in the backfield on Sunday.

4 responses to “Jason Pierre-Paul active for the Giants, Sam Shields out for Packers

  1. Last off-season McCarthy sent his defensive coaches to colleges to learn about containing the read option. I hope this off-season he’ll send the training staff to sports medicine clinics to learn about preventing hamstring injuries. Never seen anything like this.
    With Newhouse in, the Packers won’t be running to their right. And with Shields and Hayward out, their slim chances of getting any interceptions decreased even more. Unless they get an especially ferocious pass rush. (Yeah – that’s a joke.)

  2. This HAMSTRING thing isn’t just the PACKERS.
    It’s all the teams having more than usual issues in that area. I heard an ex player, now radio personality on SIRI NFL Radio say that he believes it ‘s tied to the lack of full speed / full contact practices, which of course they are limited in the new players collective bargaining agreement.

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