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Ereck Flowers active in spite of sprained ankle

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Rookie left tackle Ereck Flowers is active and starting for the New York Giants on Monday Night against the Dolphins, eight days after leaving the team's loss to the Jets with a sprained ankle.

It's the second time this season Flowers has sprained an ankle. He missed a game the first time, but that was a Thursday Night game in Week 3 that came just four days after the injury. This time, the extra day was enough for the Miami native to recover and play in a game to which he was very much looking forward.

Also active for the Giants is right tackle Marshall Newhouse, who missed last week's game with a back injury. That means the Giants will have their entire regular starting offensive line, minus right guard Geoff Schwartz, who is on injured reserve with an ankle injury. Former Dolphin John Jerry continues to start at right guard in place of Schwartz.

The most prominent Giants inactives are defensive players -- linebacker Devon Kennard, who's out with a foot injury, and safety Brandon Meriweather, who's out with a knee injury. Mark Herzlich starts in place of Kennard and Craig Dahl in place of Meriweather.

The rest of the Giants' inactives are wide receiver Geremy Davis, cornerback Tramain Jacobs, guard Adam Gettis, tackle Emmett Cleary and defensive end Stansly Maponga, who was added to the roster over the weekend following the release of Damontre Moore. George Selvie, who has been a healthy scratch in recent weeks, is active and takes Moore's spot on the gameday roster.