Giants’ Jason Paul-Pierre, Brandon Jacobs questionable for Monday night
Pierre-Paul missed practice for a second consecutive day on Saturday due to illness. He has just 15 tackles and one sack so far this season, since returning from a back injury in Week 3 that originally required surgery in the offseason. Jacobs, who is dealing with a sore hamstring, was also absent from Saturday’s practice after being limited the last two days. In three games so far this season, Jacobs ran for a season-best 106 yards and two touchdowns while replacing injured David Wilson during last week's 27-21 loss to the Chicago Bears.
With David Wilson ruled out for Monday night due to a neck injury and Andre Brown sidelined because of leg issues, Jacobs is the Giants’ top back. Wilson suffered the injury in the Week 5 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and will be out for a second consecutive week along with cornerback Jayron Hosley (hamstring).
But if Jacobs is unable to play the Giants will still have Peyton Hillis and Michael Cox as other options at tailback. Cox has yet to carry in a regular-season game, while Hillis was signed by the Giants earlier this week.
Meanwhile defensive tackle Shaun Rogers, who was also held out of Saturday’s practice, is questionable for Monday’s game. Tight end Adrien Robinson (foot) and rookie safety Cooper Taylor (shoulder) are also listed questionable in the Giants’ injury report. Both players were limited participants in the Giants’ practice Saturday.
The Giants also have some better news on the injury front with center David Baas and cornerback Corey Webster expected to play Monday after they were listed probable in the injury report. Webster has not played in a game for the Giants since Week 2, due to a groin strain. Baas missed the Giants’ past three games due to neck issues. Sixth-year cornerback Terrelle Thomas (knee) is also listed probable for Monday night.
As for the Minnesota Vikings, their most notable inclusion on the injury report in advance of Monday’s game include left tackle Matt Kalil (back) and star running back Adrian Peterson(hamstring).Kalil missed Saturday’s practice and was listed questionable. But coach Leslie Frazier said the Vikings “expect him to be ready to go on Monday night. However, if Kalil cannot play J’Marcus Webb will likely start on Monday. Peterson is listed probable to face the Giants.
“He practiced well today, so that was encouraging,” Frazier said of Kalil on Saturday.
Eight other Vikings are also listed probable for Monday’s game including quarterback Christian Ponder (ribs), defensive end Jared Allen (ankle), center John Sullivan (hand), cornerback Xavier Rhodes (ankle), receiver Jarius Wright (ankle), place kicker Blair Walsh (left hamstring), tight end Rhett Ellison (knee) and defensive tackle Kevin Williams (knee).
Vikings’ reserve cornerback A.J. Jefferson is listed doubtful with an ankle injury.