Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw and safety Kenny Phillips are both expected to return to the lineup when the Giants travel to Baltimore Sunday.
Bradshaw, who declared himself healthy just hours after the team’s loss to Atlanta, missed Sunday’s game with a sprained left knee.
Earlier this week, Bradshaw said, “I’m playing … I just have to get it through to Tom Coughlin and the training staff. As of right now, I feel like I can go and be ready Sunday.”
Phillips, who has been out of the lineup the past two games after aggravating his MCL sprain against the Packers in Week 12, should help soothe an ailing secondary.
“I’m 100 percent confident that I’ll be on the field this week,” Phillips said in a radio interview on ESPN 98.7 yesterday afternoon. “Not sure which role that the coaches want to allow me to play, but whatever they allow me to do, I’m going to go out there and give 100 percent and try to be that spark for our defense these last few weeks.”
After Bradshaw exited the Giants’ Week 14 contest against New Orleans, rookie David Wilson enjoyed his coming out party. But in his first career start a week later, Wilson headlined a Giants rushing attack that mustered all of 97 yards.
Defensively, the Giants secondary allowed Matt Ryan to shred them for 270 yards and 3 touchdowns. Big Blue ranks 28th in the league against the pass, allowing opposing quarterbacks to throw for more than 253 yards per game against them.
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