NASHVILLE -- After missing two days of practice last week with a sprained right ankle, New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings is officially active for Sunday's game here against the Tennessee Titans. The question now is how much the Giants can expect him to play.
From what I have been told, the Giants' plan is to use Jennings mainly on passing downs, with rookie Andre Williams getting the start and most of the first-down and second-down work. It's possible, if Jennings looks good early, his role could expand as the game goes along. But for now, they're planning to lean on Williams against the Titans' No. 31-ranked run defense and use Jennings as a receiving option and pass protector on third downs. The Giants officially listed Williams as their starting running back.
In other news, the Giants are using Damontre Moore as the starting defensive end opposite Jason Pierre-Paul with both Robert Ayers and Mathias Kiwanuka having been placed on injured reserve last week. Spencer Paysinger starts at weakside linebacker with Jacquian Williams and Mark Herzlich back home dealing with concussion symptoms.
Here is the full list of Giants inactives, which only has six names on it this week because the Giants only have 52 players on their 53-man roster:
LB Mark Herzlich
LB Jacquian Williams
OL James Brewer