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Justin Tuck Active For Giants; Ryan Torain Inactive For Second Consecutive Game
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck, who has been bothered by a toe injury sustained before the team’s game against Dallas a week ago, is active and will play Sunday against the Washington Redskins.
Tuck sat out of the Giants’ practice Wednesday and Thursday, was limited Friday and was listed as questionable on the injury report. He did not play in the season-opener, a 28-14 Redskins victory at FedEx Field. Fellow defensive end Osi Umenyiora, hampered by a knee injury, will miss his third consecutive game and sixth of the season.
Washington will have two players who were injured a week ago when the Redskins played New England inactive for the Giants: right tackle Jammal Brown, who pulled his left groin in warmups, and fullback Mike Sellers, who hyperextended his right elbow on kickoff coverage late in the first quarter.
Receiver David Anderson, defensive end Kentwan Balmer, running back Ryan Torain and linebacker Markus White will also be inactive, leaving Roy Helu and Evan Royster as the Redskins’ only active running backs. Tight end Richard Quinn, signed by Washington on Tuesday, is also active.
The Redskins only needed to designate six players as inactive instead of seven because they placed strong safety LaRon Landry on injured reserve Friday morning with irritation in his left Achilles’ tendon and did not make a corresponding roster move.
New York also listed center David Baas (neck), tight end Travis Beckum (chest), linebacker Mark Herzlich (ankle), cornerback Derrick Martin (back) as inactive, as well as offensive tackle James Brewer and defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy.