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Giants vs. Bears: Larry Donnell inactive for New York

The Giants’ former starting tight end is a healthy scratch

New York Giants v New Orleans Saints Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

There will be at least one surprise inactive player for the New York Giants when they take on the Chicago Bears this afternoon.

The Giants have announced that tight end Larry Donnell will be inactive as a healthy scratch today.

The move isn’t a tremendous surprise; with Justin Pugh (knee) and Brett Jones (calf) out, the Giants want to have Marshall Newhouse, Will Beatty, Adam Gettis, and Shane McDermott all active to provide depth for their offensive line.

The Giants also list WR Tavarres King as inactive, a vote of confidence for rookie receiver Roger Lewis Jr. after a tough game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Giant will also have Orleans Darkwa, who had been dealing with a leg injury, as ACTIVE. Darkwa plays a key role on the Giants’ special teams, which have struggled in the past two games, as well as being a running back for the offense.

In addition to Pugh, Jones, Donnell, and King, the Giants’ other inactives are DT Robert, Thomas, CB Leon Hall, and QB Josh Johnson.