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Giants Injury Report: Rashad Jennings questionable, still hopes to play Sunday

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Running back dealing with ankle injury.

Will Rashad Jennings be in action Sunday?
Will Rashad Jennings be in action Sunday?
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Running back Rashad Jennings is still hoping to play Sunday for the New York Giants when they face the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jennings (ankle) practiced on a limited basis Friday after missing practice Wednesday and Thursday. The Giants list him as questionable for Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff.

Linebacker Mark Herzlich (concussion) was also limited at practice and listed as questionable.

Offensive lineman James Brewer (concussion) and linebacker Jacquian Williams (concussion/shoulder) are listed as out.

Asked if he thought Jennings would play Sunday, head coach Tom Coughlin said "I don't know ... The big thing is, when you issue a suit to someone, you would like to think they can play and finish the game. What will really hurt you is if -- because you've only got 46 -- you dress a guy, put him in, and he's out. Every guy that goes through this, not just Rashad Jennings, every guy has got to pass the test of whether we think he can. We are not always right, but to think whether or not he can play the majority of the game, put it that way."

"I'm doing everything I can, so it's going to be a game time decision, I'm sure," Jennings said. "If you haven't figured me out by now, I've got my mind made up on playing.

If Jennings can't play, Andre Williams will start. His backups would be Orleans Darkwa and Chris Ogbannaya. Neither has ever carried for the Giants, and Ogbannaya was just acquired this week.

If Herzlich can't play the Giants would have only four linebackers dressed Sunday -- Devon Kennard, Jameel McClain, Spencer Paysinger and James Davidson. Davidson was just added to the 53-man roster from the practice squad.

The good news? As had been expected, it looks like Justin Pugh (quad) will make his return to the lineup after missing the last two games and most of a third.