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Phillips questionable for Giants vs. Philadelphia

Phillips questionable for Giants vs. Philadelphia

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) After juggling running backs, wide receivers, and safeties during the season, Giant coach Tom Coughlin must now find a solution at right cornerback, where both starter Prince Amukamara and rookie fill-in Jayron Hosley are listed as doubtful with respective sprained right knee and strained quadriceps injuries.

And the Giants will be facing the ultra-mobile Michael Vick, who takes over for rookie Nick Foles now that his season ended last week with a broken hand in a 27-20 loss to Washington.

If Amukamara and Hosley remain sidelined, the Giants will be down to just three healthy cornerbacks in Corey Webster, Justin Tryon, and rookie Terrence Frederick. The latter was signed this week from the practice squad when the Giants placed TE Travis Beckum on injured reserve.

Neither Tryon nor Frederick have any experience against Vick, a running quarterback who has hurt the Giants in the past with his legs.

``We have three guys, and we'll see what Prince is like,'' Coughlin said. ``We'll go from there.''

Not having Hosley as an option cuts deeply into the Giants' depth at right cornerback. His injury came as a surprise, as he pulled up late in Thursday's practice and was unable to do anything Friday except work out on the stationary bike. Amukamara, meanwhile, took some snaps with the starting unit in individual drills, but remained limited.

None of this is good news for a unit that incurred some major criticism from defensive coordinator Perry Fewell this week. Webster, especially, could use this game to atone for a disaster in Baltimore last week. The Ravens targeted the eighth-year veteran instead of going after the rookie Hosley and turned his game into a nightmare. Torrey Smith made five catches against him.

Webster was targeted 12 times, and he gave up nine catches, including a touchdown to Smith. In all, Webster gave up 176 yards of passing to Joe Flacco.

Vick spent the last six games sidelined by concussions, and is now facing questions about whether he might be going out the door with coach Andy Reid after Sunday's game. But for a Giants pass defense that has allowed an average of 257.4 air yards this year, and 574 yards and five touchdowns the past two games, Vick presents a major challenge for the potentially undermanned unit.

Hosley's injury puts that much more pressure on Amukamara to try to play, despite some lingering pain in the hamstring.

``It's the same as last week,'' Amukamara said. ``It's a Catch-22. You don't want to be rehabbing the rest of the season if we make the playoffs. You just have to be smart enough. But I did everything they asked of me in practice.

``I'm always going to feel pain in my hamstring. It's a question of whether it's severe enough to keep me out of the game.''

Amukamara missed two days of practice this week, but said he went into the week with the mindset that he would play. But he admitted his status would seem to indicate otherwise.

``I don't know how the scenario is going to work out this week,'' Amukamara said. ``We'll see how it works out.''

NOTES: A contingent of teachers, parents, and students from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., will be honored before Sunday's game. Coughlin said he made a point of telling the team about it Friday. ``What it really means is that we were so taken back in shock and felt so badly for, not only the families of the children, but the principal and school psychologist -- the real heroes who knew what was coming and still charged the attack. And it's Giants country, we know that. To have that group come down, it means a great deal to us to honor them. The best we can do is take each individual and play to the best of his ability.'' WR Victor Cruz said he spoke last week to the Pinto family, whom he visited shortly after they buried their six-year-old son, Jack, in the receiver's jersey. ``They're coming to the game,'' Cruz said. ``It's good for them to come, just to get their minds off things a little.''.Cruz expressed surprise that the league fined Ravens safety Ed Reed $55,000 for his above-the-shoulder hit on the defenseless receiver last week. Reed last month was fined $50,000 for a hit on Steelers WR Emanuel Sanders. ``I think that's pretty steep,'' Cruz said. ``It wasn't my decision, but I think that's a pretty heavy fine.''

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Ravens' left guard Bradley Bozeman dominates 72-ounce steak challenge

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Ravens' left guard Bradley Bozeman dominates 72-ounce steak challenge

Baltimore Ravens’ starting left guard Bradley Bozeman showed off one of his many talents earlier this week as he dominated a 72-ounce steak dinner. 

Bozeman accomplished this feat at The Big Texan Steak Ranch while traveling with his wife. The restaurant is famous for this eating challenge, which involves eating over 4 pounds of steak, shrimp cocktail, baked potato, salad topped off with a butter roll in under an hour. 

Although Bozeman is an absolute unit of a person, this was still no small feat. Bozeman strategized during the meal in order to ensure success as he switched from steak sauce to honey. Yet, Bozeman still questioned his ability to successfully finish with just 2 ounces of steak left. He even instructed his wife who was filming in the audience to shut the camera off in fear of getting sick on camera.

“I knew it was going to be tough, but I didn’t think it was going to be that tough,” Bozeman told ESPN. “The last bite was rough.”

Bozeman pushed on and not only finished the steak, but even had a little carrot cake for dessert. His prize? Free dinner, a t-shirt, and most likely a massive stomach ache. 

Despite his claim that this was “the toughest food thing” he’s ever done, Bozeman flashed a big smile holding the prized shirt which read “I ate it all!”

Bozeman is now one of only approximately 10,000 people who have successfully finished the meal, with over 110,000 people having tried. 

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Report: John Harbaugh to miss NFL Combine after knee replacement surgery

Report: John Harbaugh to miss NFL Combine after knee replacement surgery

John Harbaugh is officially on the injury report.

According to Jamison Hensley of ESPN, the reigning NFL Coach of the Year won’t be in Indianapolis next week for the NFL Combine due to a knee replacement surgery he underwent two weeks ago. It’s the first time he won’t be in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine. 

Harbaugh, 57, led the Ravens to a 14-2 regular season in 2019 — a franchise best — and won his first Coach of the Year award. 

Harbaugh and the majority of the Ravens coaching staff will return for next season after Greg Roman and Don “Wink” Martindale weren’t selected for head coach openings. 

The Ravens currently have the 28th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. 

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