With Odell Beckham Jr, not playing Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings due to his one-game suspension, the last thing the New York Giants need is to be missing another wide receiver. Dwayne Harris, fourth on the Giants with 35 receptions, was seen Wednesday wearing a sling to protect his injured shoulder. He practiced Thursday on a limited basis, but his availability against the Vikings is uncertain.
Without Beckham, the Giants will be looking for big plays wherever they can get them. Harris and Rueben Randle are the remainign regular receivers. Hakeem Nicks, Myles White, Geremy Davis and Ben Edwards, just promoted from the practice squad, are the other wide receivers.
Where does head coach Tom Coughlin expect quarterback Eli Manning to go in looking for production in the passing game?
"Rueben (Randle) comes to mind, but Harris has made plays for us in the past. Hakeem has made great catches for us in the past," Coughlin said on Thursday. " Obviously, the opportunity is going to be there for everybody to contribute. Will Tye has made some nice plays for us. Coming out of the backfield, Shane (Vereen) has done a nice job."
Also notable on the Giants' injury list is that left tackle Ereck Flowers (illness) did not practice. Linebacker Devon Kennard, who has missed three games with a foot injury and is still in a walking boot, is out for Sunday.
Complete injury list
Did Not Practice
LT Ereck Flowers (illness)
LB Devon Kennard (foot)
DT Markus Kuhn (knee)
LB James Morris (quad)
S Cooper Taylor (concussion)
WR Dwayne Harris (shoulder)
RB Orleans Darkwa (illness)
DE George Selvie (concussion)