New York Giants

Stadium: MetLife Stadium | Coach: Ben McAdoo
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense24th92.0 (26th)216.5 (19th)
Defense31st132.7 (30th)263.9 (29th)
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33Adams, Andrew FS5-1120510/28/19922Connecticut
89Adams, Jerell TE6-525412/31/19922South Carolina
24Apple, Eli CB6-12018/9/19952Ohio State
48Ayers, Akeem LB6-32477/10/19897UCLA
29Berhe, Nat FS5-111957/6/19914San Diego State
96Bromley, Jay DT6-33145/28/19924Syracuse
95Capi, Cap DE6-32497/11/19921Akron
52Casillas, Jonathan OLB6-12266/3/19879Wisconsin
37Cockrell, Ross DB6-01918/6/19914Duke
21Collins, Landon SS6-02181/10/19943Alabama
26Darkwa, Orleans RB5-112192/28/19924Tulane
51DeOssie, Zak LS6-52505/24/198411Brown
38Deayon, Donte DB5-91631/28/19941Boise State
85Ellison, Rhett TE6-525510/3/19886Southern California
88Engram, Evan TE6-32409/2/1994ROle Miss
74Flowers, Ereck T6-63254/25/19943Miami (Fla.)
76Fluker, D.J. G6-53453/13/19915Alabama
22Gallman, Wayne RB6-021010/1/1994RClemson
93Goodson, B.J. MLB6-12415/29/19932Clemson
58Grant, Curtis LB6-224912/28/19921Ohio State
73Greco, John T6-43183/24/198510Toledo
75Halapio, Jon T6-33156/23/19911Florida
53Harris, Nigel MLB6-023012/7/1994RSouth Florida
98Harrison, Damon DT6-334111/29/19886William Penn
68Hart, Bobby T6-43168/21/19943Florida State
20Jenkins, Janoris CB5-1019010/29/19886North Alabama
77Jerry, John G6-53356/14/19868Ole Miss
69Jones, Brett C6-23127/29/19913Regina (Canada)
59Kennard, Devon OLB6-42566/24/19914Southern California
12King, Tavarres WR6-11927/14/19903Georgia
18Lewis, Roger WR6-020311/27/19932Bowling Green
10Manning, Eli QB6-52201/3/198114Ole Miss
91Moss, Avery DE6-32719/16/1994RYoungstown State
46Munson, Calvin MLB6-024112/27/1994RSan Diego State
28Perkins, Paul RB5-1121311/16/19942UCLA
90Pierre-Paul, Jason DE6-52751/1/19898South Florida
67Pugh, Justin G6-53118/15/19905Syracuse
83Raymond, Kalif WR5-91608/8/19942Holy Cross
41Rodgers-Cromartie, Dominique CB6-22034/7/198610Tennessee State
2Rosas, Aldrick K6-222112/30/19941Southern Oregon
19Rudolph, Travis WR6-01909/15/1995RFlorida State
87Shepard, Sterling WR5-102012/10/19942Oklahoma
47Sheppard, Kelvin LB6-22491/2/19887LSU
45Skinner, Deontae LB6-124112/18/19903Mississippi State
3Smith, Geno QB6-322110/10/19905West Virginia
43Smith, Shane TE6-12418/21/1993RSan Jose State
99Thomas, Robert NT6-13312/18/19912Arkansas
27Thompson, Darian FS6-22089/22/19932Boise State
94Tomlinson, Dalvin DT6-33172/28/1994RAlabama
34Vereen, Shane RB5-102053/2/19897California
54Vernon, Olivier DE6-226210/7/19906Miami (Fla.)
5Webb, Davis QB6-52301/22/1995RCalifornia
63Wheeler, Chad T6-73121/19/1994RSouthern California
9Wing, Brad P6-31921/27/19914LSU
72Wynn, Kerry DE6-52642/12/19914Richmond
Injured Players
64Banks, Josh (IR) DT6-32906/13/1994RWake Forest
13Beckham, Odell (IR) WR5-1119811/5/19924LSU
65Dunker, Jessamen (IR) T6-43151/18/1993RTennessee State
17Harris, Dwayne (IR) WR5-112069/16/19877East Carolina
44Herzlich, Mark (IR) OLB6-52369/1/19877Boston College
82Johnson, Keeon (IR) WR6-321612/31/1994RVirginia
15Marshall, Brandon (IR) WR6-52323/23/198412UCF
83Norwood, Kevin (IR) WR6-22129/23/19893Alabama
78Okwara, Romeo (IR) DE6-42716/17/19952Notre Dame
70Richburg, Weston (IR) C6-43007/9/19914Colorado State
57Robinson, Keenan (IR) OLB6-32457/7/19896Texas
71Schwan, Evan (IR) DE6-62616/28/1994RPenn State
55Thomas, J.T. (IR) OLB6-12308/15/19887West Virginia
47Unga, Uani' (IR) LB6-123312/28/19872Brigham Young
 Williams, Jalen (IR) WR6-3205//RMassachusetts
97Williams, Ishaq (IR) DE6-42532/22/19931Notre Dame
Practice Squad
 Bates, Trevor LB6-22478/28/19931Maine
 Becton, Nick T6-63222/11/19904Virginia Tech
66Bisnowaty, Adam T6-531012/14/1993RPittsburgh
86Bundy, Marquis WR6-42158/5/19942New Mexico
 Cooper, Ethan G6-23226/10/1995RIndiana
 Dixon, Brandon DB5-112034/26/19902Northwest Missouri State
 LaCosse, Matt TE6-62559/21/19922Illinois
36Murphy, Ryan DB6-121410/14/19921Oregon State
 Powe, Darius WR6-22183/15/19941California
79Williams, Jordan DE6-42723/23/19931Tennessee
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Position Listing
Ryan Murphy
The Seahawks have six of their eight draft picks under contract.

Picks that have signed are:

Fourth-round guard Terry Poole, fourth-round guard Mark Glowinski, sixth-round defensive end Obum Gwacham, fifth-round cornerback Tye Smith, sixth-round center Kristjan Sokoli and seventh-round safety Ryan Murphy.

The only picks yet to sign with the team are second-round defensive end Frank Clark and third-round receiver Tyler Lockett.

Geno Smith
Smith will enter the season as the Giants' backup quarterback after Josh Johnson was released Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Smith and Johnson vied for the job throughout the offseason and preseason, with the latter even earning a start at one point. However, Smith must have proved the health of his right knee enough to earn the trust of the coaching staff. Although Eli Manning has started 199 consecutive regular-season games, Smith will now be called upon in garbage time or in the event of an injury. Rounding out the QB depth chart is 2017 second-round pick Davis Webb.

Kerry Wynn
Wynn (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Though Wynn was able to shake off the knee injury ahead of the Week 10 contest, he looks bound to see a role reduction with Olivier Vernon (ankle) returning from a four-game absence. Wynn should still be included in the team's defensive end rotation, but he'll likely pick up snaps only when Vernon and Jason Pierre-Paul require a breather.

Dalvin Tomlinson
The Giants selected Tomlinson in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 55th overall.

With Johnathan Hankins on the way out, the Giants had a need for a big defensive tackle. Tomlinson is certainly that at 6-foot-3, 310 pounds, but he also did well with his athletic testing at the Combine. He likely won't be an IDP factor, but Tomlinson should be a good replacement for Hankins as a run stopper.

Ankle - Questionable for Week 12 at Washington
Matt LaCosse
LaCosse was waived by the Giants on Saturday.

LaCosse had been active for the Giants' previous three games but did not record a reception. The 25-year-old could end up on the team's practice squad if he clears waivers.

Paul Perkins
Perkins returned to action Sunday, but only saw work on special teams.

He's the fourth string back for now behind Orleans Darkwa, Wayne Gallman and Shane Vereen.

Ross Cockrell
The Steelers traded Cockrell to the Giants in exchange for a conditional draft pick, Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter reports.

Cockrell wasn't seeming likely to make the final roster, so it's smart for the Steelers to get something in return, rather than release him. With the Giants, Cockrell will provide depth behind starters Janoris Jenkins and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

J.T. Thomas
Thomas (groin) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Eagles, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports.

Thomas suffered some sort of groin injury this past Monday against the Lions. His absence should open up more snaps for Keenan Robinson and Curtis Grant.

Groin - Injured Reserve
Damon Harrison
Harrison (ankle) did not participate in Monday's walk-through, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Harrison played in Sunday's victory over the Chiefs after spending the previous week on the injury report. While his status for Thursday's Thanksgiving game against the Redskins is unclear giving his lack of practice participation Monday, the team could just be opting to give the 28-year-old time to recover. He recorded five tackles (three solo) to go along with this third interception of the season Sunday.

Ankle - Questionable for Week 12 at Washington
Eli Apple
Apple (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Apple didn't practice Thursday and Friday as his mother was having brain surgery. The second-year pro continues to stay out of the lineup as he tends to this family matter, and although there's no clear timeline for his return, Apple's long-term availability isn't in jeopardy.

Keeon Johnson
Foot - Injured Reserve
Orleans Darkwa
Darkwa was listed as a limited participant on Monday's injury report with a hamstring injury, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

The report merely provides an estimation, as the Giants didn't actually hold a practice the day after an overtime win over the Chiefs. Darkwa had 20 carries for 74 yards and a touchdown in the 12-9 victory, also adding two catches for 16 yards on four targets. He took a bit of a beating in the contest, but Darkwa said Monday that he'll be fine for Thursday's game against Washington, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reports.

Hamstring - Questionable for Week 12 at Washington
Cap Capi
Capi (hamstring) was waived off the Giants' injured reserve Friday per the NFL's transaction log.

Capi suffered a hamstring injury in Week 7 and was subsequently waived by the team. He reverted to to the Giants' IR after he cleared waivers, but he and the team have since reached an injury settlement. Capi is now free to find a new opportunity once his health allows him to do so.

Hamstring - Questionable for Week 12 at Washington
John Greco
Greco signed with the Giants on Tuesday, Michael Eisen of the Giants' official site reports.

Greco spent some time with the Browns and Saints earlier this season and will now look to bolster a Giants' battered offensive line.

Janoris Jenkins
The Giants reinstated Jenkins from his indefinite suspension Tuesday, Michael Eisen of the Giants' official site reports.

As was the case with fellow cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie earlier this season, Jenkins' suspension lasted all of one game, with the Giants' top cover man sitting out the blowout loss to the Rams on Sunday. It's expected that Jenkins will step back into a starting role Week 10 against the 49ers, likely resulting in reduced responsibilities for Ross Cockrell, who logged a season-high 64 defensive snaps in the game against Los Angeles.

John Jerry
Jerry (tooth) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Jerry was held out of Wednesday's practice entirely due to the mouth issue, but the day off looks to have been all he needed. Expect Jerry to be active for Sunday's home contest against the Seahawks.

Jordan Williams
The Giants waived Williams on Tuesday, Michael Eisen of the Giants' official site reports.

The Giants are dealing with more significant injuries at linebacker than defensive end heading into their Week 10 matchup with the 49ers, so Williams was deemed an expendable member of the roster. Though he's now been waived by the Giants twice this season, Williams could rejoin the club's practice squad if he goes unclaimed off waivers.

Odell Beckham
Beckham (ankle), who was placed on injured reserve Monday, underwent season-ending surgery, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

In addition to Beckham, the Giants now use an IR spot for fellow receiver Dwayne Harris (foot), who is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery Tuesday. This opened up roster spots for Tavarres King and Travis Rudolph. It's expected that Brandon Marshall (ankle) will soon join Beckham and Harris on IR after undergoing his own season-ending surgery Tuesday, leaving Sterling Shepard (ankle) as the Giants' new unquestioned top receiver. Those absences are also likely to open up starting roles for holdover Roger Lewis and King, who were both listed as members of the first team along with Shepard on the Giants' unofficial depth chart heading into Sunday's game against the Broncos, according to Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record. Tight end Evan Engram, who boasts enough speed to line up out wide, could also benefit from increased targets with the losses of Beckham, Marshall and Harris creating a major void in the Giants' passing attack.

Ankle - Injured Reserve
Evan Engram
Engram corralled just one of six targets for nine yards in Sunday's 12-9 overtime win over the Chiefs.

Engram was the intended target on a pass from running back Shane Vereen that was intercepted at the one-yard line, and he came no closer to extending his touchdown streak to five. The rookie tight end still tied for the team lead in targets despite the down week, so this performance should be viewed as an exception rather than the norm.

Jalen Williams
Josh Banks
Shoulder - Injured Reserve
Chad Wheeler
No Updates
Nigel Harris
Harris was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a rib injury, Michael Eisen of the Giants' official site reports.

Harris was one of two of the team's linebackers to come out of Sunday's loss to the Rams with an injury, though his was evidently more severe than Keenan Robinson's (quadriceps). The Giants signed Deontae Skinner from the Raiders' practice squad to add depth at linebacker with Harris ruled out for the season.

Ribs - Injured Reserve
Darian Thompson
Thompson is now healthy and likely to start at safety across from Landon Collins this season, the Giants' official site reports.

Thompson was supposed to be the Giants' starting free safety last season, but a foot injury limited the rookie to only two contests. Now healthy, Thompson is looking to make 2017 a bounce-back campaign after spending last season studying the defense on the sideline. However, backup Andrew Adams was impressive during OTAs and could give Thompson a run for his money during training camp.

Ethan Cooper
No Updates
Jason Pierre-Paul
Pierre-Paul (shoulder) will play Sunday against the 49ers, Jordan Raanan of reports.

Pierre-Paul has been inconsistent this season, but his average of 4.5 tackles per game is good for a defensive end. Still, fantasy owners would likely appreciate a surge of sacks from Pierre-Paul, and he'll have a good opportunity to do that against 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard, who has been sacked on nine percent of his dropbacks, ranking 28th in the league.

Knee - Questionable for Week 12 at Washington
Brett Jones
Jones (hip) was listed as active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

Jones makes his return to a reserve role Sunday.

Roger Lewis
Lewis led the Giants in receiving Sunday with three catches (on four targets) for 55 yards during a 12-9 overtime win against the Chiefs.

With Sterling Shepard missing the game due to an illness, Lewis, Shane Vereen, Tavarres King and Travis Rudolph each had three catches in a low-scoring, low-output passing game. Lewis and King should be the team's co-No. 2's when Shepard returns.

Andrew Adams
Adams was impressive during OTAs and could compete for the starting free safety position, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. Safeties coach David Merritt said of the competition, "I'm going to be honest with you, you can sit here right now and say yes [it's Darian Thompson], but I can't sit here and take away from what Andrew Adams has done."

Adams notched 46 tackles, five passes defensed and one interception over 14 games last season as a replacement for Darian Thompson, who missed almost the entire year with a foot injury. However, with Thompson back to full health, it appears as if he is the favorite to claim the starting free safety role. While Adams is a dark horse, it's tough to rule out the 24-year-old completely, making this training camp battle quite intriguing.

Ishaq Williams
Williams was promoted from the Giants' practice squad to their active roster Monday, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports.

Assuming he plays, the rookie will make his career debut in Sunday's game against the Eagles. Williams came into the league as a linebacker, but he will be playing defensive end for the foreseeable future. He figures to help provide depth at the position.

Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Ereck Flowers
No Updates
Brad Wing
No Updates
Robert Thomas
Thomas (calf) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Thomas was limited on Wednesday with the calf injury, but after a full session Thursday, the reserve defensive lineman should be ready to go for Sunday's matchup with the Rams.

Evan Schwan
Foot - Injured Reserve
Adam Bisnowaty
No Updates
Davis Webb
Webb (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Webb, a rookie third-round pick out of California, has yet to make his NFL debut. So long as starter Eli Manning and top backup Geno Smith both remain healthy, Webb is unlikely to dress on game days.

Eli Manning
Manning completed 19 of 35 passes for 205 yards without a touchdown or turnover while rushing twice for five yards in Sunday's 12-9 overtime upset of the Chiefs.

It wasn't pretty, but Manning got the job done by protecting the ball in a defensive battle. He connected with Roger Lewis for an incredible 34-yard catch late in overtime to get to the two-yard line on 4th-and-6, setting up Aldrick Rosas' game-winning, 23-yard kick. Manning's touchdown-to-interception ratio remains an underwhelming 14:6.

Donte Deayon
Deayon (ankle) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Deayon missed the last two games with the ankle injury and was a limited participant in practice this week, but the team was apparently limiting his reps as a precaution. The 23-year-old isn't guaranteed to be active regardless given the current health of the rest of the Giants' secondary.

Uani' Unga
'Unga (undisclosed) was waived with an injury designation Wednesday, reports.

'Unga, a one-time starter for the Giants back in 2015, spent the entire season on injured reserve with an unknown injury. He'll need to get healthy in order to land another contract.

Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 12 at Washington
Dwayne Harris
Harris (foot) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Michael Eisen of the Giants' official site reports.

Harris' placement on IR comes as no surprise after the receiver was ruled out for the season due to a fractured foot he sustained in Sunday's loss to the Chargers. Harris is set to undergo surgery Tuesday, with the expectation being that he'll be ready to go for the start of the 2018 campaign.

Foot - Injured Reserve
Deontae Skinner
The Giants signed Skinner to a contract Tuesday, Michael Eisen of the Giants' official site reports.

Skinner had landed with the Raiders' practice squad after the Giants waived him earlier this season. With three linebackers on the Giants' active roster nursing injuries and Nigel Harris (ribs) moving to injured reserve, Skinner will be brought back to address depth at the position. Unless all of Jonathan Casillas (neck), Keenan Robinson (quadriceps) and B.J. Goodson (ankle) are ruled out for the Week 10 game against the 49ers, don't expect Skinner to see significant snaps on defense.

Weston Richburg
Richburg (concussion) will miss the remainder of the 2017 season and has been placed on injured reserve, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports.

Richburg's absence for the remainder of the campaign means Brett Jones should start at center for the Giants the rest of the way. He will attempt to recover and return to the field for 2018.

Concussion - Injured Reserve
Bobby Hart
Hart (ankle) was removed from the injury report ahead of Week 4, Jenna Laine of ESPN reports.

Hart missed Week 3 after hurting his ankle in Week 2. However, after fitting in limited practice sessions Thursday and Friday, he appears to be good to go moving forward.

Darius Powe
Powe was signed to the Giants' practice squad Monday, Jordan Raanan of reports.

Powe was waived off injured reserve by the Giants at the close of the preseason with a hamstring injury. If the 23-year-old ever joins the 53-man roster, he could potentially have a solid chance to contribute given the season-ending injuries sustained by three Giants receivers Sunday.

Jay Bromley
Bromley sprained his left knee and is questionable to return to Saturday's game against the Jets, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Bromley is in line to be the top defensive tackle for the Giants, so putting him back into the game would be unnecessary. Knee sprains can be tricky, but it's a good sign that he was listed as questionable to return instead of out. Bromley's next opportunity to take the field will be Thursday in New England, the last preseason contest.

Travis Rudolph
Rudolph (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

The Giants signed Rudolph after losing three wideouts to season-ending injuries in the Week 5 loss to the Chargers, but despite those absences, the Florida State product hasn't been able to carve out much of a role within the offense. He's caught three of seven targets for 32 yards while dressing for the past three contests, production that wasn't good enough for the Giants to keep him active Sunday as the No. 5 wideout.

Wayne Gallman
Gallman rushed six times for 19 yards and added a three-yard catch on four targets in Sunday's 12-9 overtime win against Kansas City.

Gallman ceded the majority of work to Orleans Darkwa, who received 20 carries and found the end zone from one yard out. Darkwa's established himself as the clear top option in New York's backfield, getting 50 carries to Gallman's 18 over the past three weeks. Passing-down back Shane Vereen remains in the mix as well.

Nat Berhe
Berhe (calf) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Berhe did not practice Wednesday, but the calf injury doesn't look to be anything too serious following Thursday's session. Look for Berhe to be a full go Sunday against the Rams.

Marquis Bundy
Bundy was waived by the Giants on Saturday.

Bundy was initially brought onto the team to add depth to a banged up receiver corps. He caught seven passes for 103 yards this preseason, but the Giants picked Tavarres King (ankle) and Dwayne Harris (upper body) as their depth receivers instead. At 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, expect Bundy to be a prime candidate for the practice squad.

Jonathan Casillas
Casillas (neck) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

The Giants had already ruled out three linebackers (Keenan Robinson, B.J. Goodson and Devon Kennard) due to injury earlier this week, so Casillas' return from a three-game absence comes at a fortunate time. Despite seeing hefty snap counts in his first five appearances of the season, Casillas only managed 19 tackles and no turnovers, limiting his IDP utility as a result.

Curtis Grant
No Updates
Keenan Robinson
Robinson (quadriceps) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Michael Eisen of the Giants' official site reports.

Robinson suffered a quad injury in Week 9's loss to the Rams, bringing his season to a sudden halt. The veteran linebacker missed the first two games of the season with a concussion but then went on to play in the next six contests (three starts) -- recording 32 tackles (20 solo) in the process. Look for Jonathan Casillas to take on a larger role for the remainder of the season with Robinson sidelined.

Quadriceps - Injured Reserve
Sterling Shepard
Shepard (illness) was listed as a limited participant on Monday's injury report, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

The Giants didn't actually hold a practice, but they're guessing that Shepard would've participated in some capacity if they had done so. He was held out of Sunday's 12-9 win over the Chiefs due to migraines that cropped up Saturday. It won't be a surprise if he's back for Thursday's game against Washington, but the situation likely will need to be monitored up until inactive lists are released approximately 90 minutes prior to the 8:30 p.m. ET kickoff on Thanksgiving.

Illness - Questionable for Week 12 at Washington
Trevor Bates
No Updates
Landon Collins
Collins had an absolutely monster game with 10 solo tackles, four assists, a defensed pass and an interception against the Chiefs Sunday.

Collins was last year's top IDP among defensive backs, but had battled through injuries and fallen behind that lofty pace. After Week 11, we have to assume he's completely healthy and a decent bet to deliver big down the stretch.

Shane Vereen
Vereen had two carries for 13 yards and caught all three of his targets for 15 yards during Sunday's 12-9 overtime win against the Chiefs.

Orleans Darkwa has firmly taken over the team's starting job, leaving Vereen to split the backup duties with Wayne Gallman and see some work on third downs.

Kevin Norwood
Norwood (hip) cleared waivers and reverted to the Giants' injured reserve Tuesday, James Kratch of NJ Advance Media reports.

Norwood was not considered a likely candidate to make the final roster before sustaining the injury. He will remain on the team's IR for the remainder of the season unless the two parties reach an injury settlement.

Hip - Injured Reserve
Kalif Raymond
Raymond was promoted to the Giants' active roster Tuesday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

The Giants appear to be doing some shuffling around at this point in the season in order to get a closer look at some of the talent that's within the organization. Raymond signed with New York's practice squad for the second time this season two weeks ago and will now get an opportunity to join the team's wide receiver corps.

Jessamen Dunker
Dunker (foot) reverted to injured reserve Thursday.

Dunker was waived with an injury designation Wednesday due to the foot injury he suffered in the opening days of training camp.

Foot - Injured Reserve
Mark Herzlich
Herzlich (neck) did not participate in Tuesday's practice.

After only playing 15 defensive snaps in 14 games last season, Herzlich has been battling for a share of the snaps with Devon Kennard. If he cannot prove himself, though, he'll likely return to being a specialist.

Neck - Injured Reserve
Olivier Vernon
Vernon is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Chiefs with a shoulder injury, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

The Giants can ill afford to be without Vernon with middle linebacker B.J. Goodson already inactive Sunday. Kerry Wynn and Avery Moss are likely to step in at defensive end if he cannot return.

Shoulder - Questionable for Week 12 at Washington
Nick Becton
The Chiefs signed Becton to their practice squad Tuesday, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

With the Chiefs dealing with a couple of injuries on the offensive line, they'll bring in Becton to add some insurance and depth, though they won't add him to the 53-man roster just yet. Becton spent the offseason with the Lions before being released at the start of the regular season.

Akeem Ayers
Ayers signed with the Giants on Tuesday, Michael Eisen of the Giants' official site reports.

The Giants continue to revamp their linebacking corps as Ayers is the third addition in the past two weeks. The veteran linebacker most recently played with the Colts last season, recording 21 tackles and two sacks across 16 games. Ayers could play a sizeable defensive role with his new team right out of the gate given the long list of injuries with which the Giants are currently dealing.

Romeo Okwara
The Giants placed Okwara on injured reserve Tuesday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Okwara sprained his knee in practice last week. It appears that his timetable for recovery is relatively long, as the team has opted to place him on the IR. He was played sparingly on defense, so his absence shouldn't affect the Giants' current production.

Knee - Injured Reserve
Kelvin Sheppard
Sheppard (groin) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Sheppard has only played in one game this season, logging 26 defensive snaps and accruing six tackles (five solo). However, this was while the Giants' linebacker unit was injury plagued, so even if he was healthy, the eighth-year pro likely wouldn't play much outside of special teams.

Groin - Questionable for Week 12 at Washington
Devon Kennard
Kennard (quadriceps) is active for Sunday's matchup with the Chiefs.

Kennard will slot back into his starting strong-side linebacker position after missing Week 10's matchup with the 49ers. His stat line this season hasn't been too impressive, with just 23 tackles (12 solo) and one sack, leaving him off most fantasy radars.

Tavarres King
King caught three of his five targets for 48 yards during Sunday's 12-9 overtime victory against the Chiefs.

Sterling Shepard was out sick, and King and co-No. 2 WR Roger Lewis each caught three passes. King has a minor role in the team's below-average offense.

Jerell Adams
Adams (shoulder) is listed as inactive Sunday in Washington

After landing on the Giants' injury report Thursday, Adams closed out the week with back-to-back limited sessions. The preceding wasn't exactly enough to forecast inactive status in Week 17, but the offense will nonetheless roll with Will Tye as the obvious No. 1 tight end. Due to the team's liberal use of TEs, though, Larry Donnell will likely earn some snaps as well Sunday.

Shane Smith
No Updates
Jon Halapio
The Giants will sign Halapio off their practice squad Wednesday, Dan Duggan of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Halapio will join the 53-man roster to provide some additional depth on the interior of the offensive line with Weston Richburg (concussion) at risk of missing Sunday's game against the Chargers. It's not expected that Halapio would be a candidate to start at center in that contest, as backup Brett Jones is the more likely player to enter the lineup in Richburg's stead if necessary. The 26-year-old Halapio, a sixth-round pick of the Patriots in 2014, has yet to make an NFL appearance.

Avery Moss
Moss (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

The rookie has been limited to just six special teams snaps through the Giants' first four games, but his availability isn't insignificant with starting defensive end Olivier Vernon (ankle) unavailable. Even so, Kerry Wynn is in line to start in Vernon's stead, so Moss is just expected to act as insurance along the defensive line and probably won't be in store for a significant workload.

Justin Pugh
Pugh (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Dan Duggan of reports.

Pugh is expected to miss extended time with the injury. Expect D.J. Fluker (knee) to fill in at left guard in Fluker's absence.

Back - Questionable for Week 12 at Washington
Rhett Ellison
Ellison is listed as the top tight end on the Giants' depth chart heading into the team's Week 1 matchup with the Cowboys, Jordan Raanan of reports.

Rookie first-round pick Evan Engram is the long-term heir to the starting role at the position and is likely to see more targets in Week 1. Ellison has made his greatest impact as a run and pass blocker throughout his career, hauling in no more than 19 receptions or one touchdown in any of his previous five seasons as a member of the Vikings.

D.J. Fluker
Fluker is not expected to be available for Thursday's game against the Redskins due to a toe injury, Dan Duggan of reports.

Fluker played all 69 offensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Chiefs, but it now looks like he will be unable to play Thursday, and perhaps could be out longer. Jon Halapio or John Greco are likely to fill in at left guard in his absence.

Toe - Doubtful for Week 12 at Washington
Aldrick Rosas
Rosas made both his field-goal attempts, but missed his lone extra-point try in Sunday's 12-9 win over the Chiefs.

Rosas' 23-yarder in overtime sealed New York's second victory, but was only needed because he missed his first extra point of the season during regulation. The rookie has missed at least one kick in five straight outings, which has paired with the Giants' offensive struggles to limit him to 50 points through 10 appearances.

Brandon Dixon
Buccaneers running backs Doug Martin (ankle) and Charles Sims (ankle) headline the Week 9 inactives for Sunday in Cleveland. Also injured and out are linebacker Brandon Magee (knee) and tackle Anthony Collins (foot).

The healthy scratches are cornerback Brandon Dixon and guard Kadeem Edwards.

Zak DeOssie
No Updates
B.J. Goodson
Goodson (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Dan Duggan of reports.

Goodson will miss his third consecutive game Sunday and fifth of the season. The second-year pro averaged six tackles in the last four games he has played, but there's no clear timeline for when he'll be available again. He'll need to practice in some fashion before getting on the game field.

Ankle - Questionable for Week 12 at Washington
Calvin Munson
Quadriceps - Questionable for Week 12 at Washington
No Updates
Brandon Marshall
Marshall said Saturday that he has no intention of retiring after the Giants placed him on injured reserve Tuesday after he required season-ending surgery to stabilize his left ankle, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. "I'm a competitor, and I don't want to go out like that," Marshall said. "I'm definitely not going out like that."

Though he'll turn 34 years old in March and faces a lengthy rehab from the surgery, Marshall's comments suggest he's already preparing for a 13th NFL season. He'll enter the final year of his contract with the Giants in 2018 and may need to prove he's healthy in training camp in order to avoid being cut by the team leading up to the season.

Ankle - Injured Reserve
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
Rodgers-Cromartie (suspension) will be reinstated when the team returns to practice Wednesday, Jordan Raanan of reports.

The Giants aren't practicing Tuesday due to taking a pair of days off following their trip out west this weekend, but the cornerback should be on the practice field Wednesday. Expect Rodgers-Cromartie to be a full go in Sunday's game against the Seahawks.