Trio of defensive backs hopeful to play vs. Eagles

Kenny Phillips, Prince Amukamara and Jayron Hosley are all listed as questionable for tomorrow’ game against Philadelphia, thought all three are optimistic about their chances to play.

Phillips, who has missed nine games this season due to knee injuries, including the last three, said after practicing all week he feels ready to return to the field.

He felt that way last week, however, and was ruled out.

” I practiced every day last week. I practiced every day this week. I wouldn’t be doing that if I felt like I couldn’t play,” Phillips said. “I’ll just leave it in the coach’s hands. I felt like I did a good job and it’s out of my hands.”

It could potentially be Phillips’ last game with the Giants, as the safety’s contract expires at year’s end. Questions about Phillips’ future with the organization materialized with the emergency of Stevie Brown.

Prince Amukamara

Amukamara is uncertain for the Eagles game, as the Giants cornerback nurses a hamstring injury.

Last week, Amukamara dressed but did not play. His practices were more intense this week, though he intends on erring on the side of caution.

“It’s just the same case as last week, just that catch 22 and I definitely don’t want to spend the whole rest of the season rehabbing or if we get into the playoffs, I definitely don’t want to miss time for that either,” he said. “So I definitely just have to be smart about it.”

Jayron Hosley

The rookie would draw the start opposite of Corey Webster should Amukamara sit out, though Hosley too is dealing with a quadriceps injury.

Hosley aggravated the injury in practice Thursday, and considers himself a true game-time decision.

“It’s a short time until the game so we have to take it day-by-day and see how that goes,” he said. “Trying to hope for the best right now.”

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