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Giants without Olivier Vernon, Eli Apple, others vs. Saints on Sunday

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Giants have s lengthy list of players missing

NFL: New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
Cody Latimer making a catch vs. Dallas.
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The New York Giants will be without linebacker Olivier Vernon (high ankle sprain), cornerback (Eli Apple) groin and several other players on Sunday when they face the New Orleans Saints.

Coach Pat Shurmur said Friday that Vernon, Apple, wide receiver Cody Latimer (knee), tight end Evan Engram (MCL sprain) and running back Jonathan Stewart (foot) will all be out Sunday.

There had been some optimism about Vernon after he practiced Wednesday and Thursday. The veteran linebacker did not, however, practice on Friday.

Apple told reporters he was “disappointed” that he won’t play.

Latimer has been the Giants’ third wide receiver and kickoff returner. Without him, veteran Russell Shepard likely becomes the third wide receiver. Stacy Coley, who filled in as the kickoff returner after Latimer was injured last week, is the likely replacement there.

With Engram sidelined for the next few weeks, the Giants added tight end Garrett Dickerson to the 53-man roster this week. We will have to wait and see if they make any additional roster moves.

Week 16 Injury Report

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Odell Beckham Jr. WR Quad DNP
Alec Ogletree LB Concussion DNP
Michael Thomas S Personal DNP
Russell Shepard WR Ankle DNP
Spencer Pulley C Quad DNP
Kerry Wynn DL Thumb LP