Manningham, Ballard inactive for Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham, who has been struggling throughout the second half of this season with a knee injury, is not healthy enough to play Saturday against the Jets and is listed among the inactive players for the game. Also inactive is tight end Jake Ballard, who was announced as out earlier in the week due to his own knee injury. The injuries deprive Giants quarterback Eli Manning of two important receiving options for the game, and you can probably look for Ramses Barden and Travis Beckum to pick up the slack if anyone does.

Defensive end Osi Umenyiora will miss his fourth straight game with an ankle injury, but center David Baas returns to the starting lineup after missing three straight games with head and neck injuries. Baas will start at center while Kevin Boothe, who had been replacing him, moves back over to left guard and Mitch Petrus, who started the last three games at left guard, moves back to the bench.

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The complete list of inactives:


WR Mario Manningham

TE Jake Ballard

DE Osi Umenyiora

LB Mark Herzlich

OL Jim Cordle

DT Jimmy Kennedy

OL James Brewer


QB Kevin O'Connell

WR Eron Riley

CB Marquice Cole

S Gerald Alexander

T Austin Howard

DE Ropati Pitoitua

DT Kenrick Ellis