Giants-Skins: Bradshaw in, Garcon out

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw, who missed practice time last week with a foot injury and had been listed as questionable on the Friday injury report, is active and starting for the Giants in today's game against the Washington Redskins here at MetLife Stadium.

Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon, still bothered by the foot injury he suffered in the season opener in New Orleans last month, is inactive for the second game in a row. The Redskins' big free-agent signing has played in only three of Washington's seven games this year.

Also active for the Giants are defensive tackle Chris Canty, who will make his 2012 season debut after starting the season on the PUP list due to a knee injury, and linebacker Michael Boley, who had been listed as questionable but will play. For the Redskins, cornerback Cedric Griffin is active after being listed as questionable.

As for Bradshaw, who got a career-high 30 carries two weeks ago against the Browns and 27 last week in San Francisco, it's possible the Giants could limit his touches a bit more this week. Backup Andre Brown has returned from a concussion-induced two-game absence, and rookie David Wilson could also be in the mix for carries. The Giants have rushed for nearly 400 yards as a team over the past two weeks and feel good about the way their offensive line is creating holes for their running backs.

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The full list of inactives for Redskins-Giants:


S Kenny Phillips

DT Rocky Bernard

LB Jacquian Williams

DE Adewale Ojomo

TE Adrien Robinson

OT James Brewer

WR Jerrel Jernigan


WR Pierre Garcon

S Brandon Meriweather

QB Rex Grossman

OG Adam Gettis

CB David Jones

OG Josh LeRibeus

DE Doug Worthington