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Perry Fewell: Jayron Hosley, Damontre Moore to play

New York Giants' defensive coordinator Perry Fewell said Friday that young players, including Jayron Hosley and Damontre Moore, will see action Sunday vs. the Washington Redskins.

Jayron Hosley tries to recover a fumble Week 1 vs. the Dallas Cowboys
Jayron Hosley tries to recover a fumble Week 1 vs. the Dallas Cowboys
Wesley Hitt

The injuries at cornerback to Trumaine McBride and Corey Webster and at defensive end to Jason Pierre-Paul mean the New York Giants' defense will have some new, younger pieces on Sunday vs. the Washington Redskins.

At cornerback, second-year man Jayron Hosley is expected to start, backed up by undrafted free agent rookie Charles James. Hosley, a second-year man, has played only seven defensive snaps all season. James has played one. Hosley could possibly have had a larger defensive role this season if not for a hamstring injury.

"Jayron has good cover skills, I think he’s a good matchup for some of the quick guys that they have in there in their lineup so I don’t think we’ll miss a beat from that standpoint as far as the quickness and the matchups are concerned," said Giants' defensive coordinator Perry Fewell.

Third-round pick Damontre Moore, who has seen only 34 defensive snaps this season, will see extended playing time at defensive end with Pierre-Paul down.

"We'll play Moore, we'll get him ready. We'll also play [Cullen] Jenkins and move him outside a little bit," Fewell said. "Obviously we have a plan that we'll do a couple different things in certain situations."

Fewell hinted that with Pierre-Paul down and Jenkins likely to play outside some second-year defensive tackle Markus Kuhn could be active for the first time this season, saying the 2012 seventh-round pick "will come into the picture."