The New York Giants got a glimmer of hope Saturday that a few of their key injured players might be able to play Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings.
One day after defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo indicated that cornerbacks Eli Apple (hamstring) and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (groin) would miss the game, the team left the door open for both to play Monday. Apple is listed as doubtful (75 percent chance he won’t play) and Rodhers-Cromartie is listed as questionable (50-50 chance he will or won’t play).
Running back Rashad Jennings (thumb) is also listed as questionable. Offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan had previously indicated that Jennings’ availability might be a game-time decision.
Four Giants definitely will not play. Safety Darian Thompson (foot), safety Nat Berhe (concussion), defensive tackle Robert Thomas (illness) and offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse (calf) are all listed as “out” for Monday.
The only Minnesota player listed as “out” is backup tight end David Morgan, who has a knee injury.