Umenyiora Out Again

DE Osi Umenyiora has been, to no one's surprise, been declared out of Monday's game against the Rams. Here's the news on that and some other notes, courtesy of Giants.com.

*The Giants issued their final injury report Saturday, and there was some good news in it.

Defensive end Justin Tuck, who missed last week's season-opener in Washington with a neck injury, practiced all week on a limited basis and is listed as questionable. Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, who suffered a bone bruise to his knee early in the Washington game but finished the contest, practiced on a limited basis yesterday and today and is also listed as questionable. Nicks participated in individual drills only on Friday. On Saturday, he participated in individuals plus the team portion of practice.

Cornerback Prince Amukamara (foot), tight end Travis Beckum (hamstring) and defensive end Osi Umenyiora (knee) will not play against the Rams.

*The Rams final pregame injury report lists defensive end C.J. AhYou (wrist) as out; wide receiver Danny Amendola (elbow) is doubtful; running back Steven Jackson (quad), who has not practiced this week, and tight end Michael Hoomanawanui (calf) are questionable; quarterback Sam Bradford (right finger), cornerback Bradley Fletcher (toe), linebacker Josh Hull (hamstring) and tackle Jason Smith (ankle) are probable.

*The Giants re-signed defensive end Justin Trattou to the team's practice squad. Trattou was on the practice squad prior to the Washington game and signed to the 53-man roster last Saturday and then played against the Redskins. When the team signed veteran wide receiver Brandon Stokley on Thursday, Trattou was waived. To make room for Trattou on the practice squad, the Giants terminated the contract of quarterback Ryan Perrilloux.

*The Giants are hosting a Monday night game for the first time in the eight-year Coughlin era (not counting the 2005 game against New Orleans in Giants Stadium in which the Saints were the home team). They have been the visitors in their last nine Monday night games (including that Saints game), most recently in a 21-3 victory over Minnesota in Detroit last Dec. 13, a game that was changed from a Sunday afternoon affair in Minneapolis after the Metrodome roof collapsed in a blizzard.

The last time the Giants were the home team on a Monday night was Sept. 15, 2003, when they lost to the Dallas Cowboys in overtime, 35-32. They lost their last two Monday night home games, including a 10-9 defeat to Philadelphia in 2001. The Giants' last Monday night home victory was a 13-10 triumph over the Cowboys on Oct. 18, 1999. That is the Giants' only home victory on a Monday night since 1991.

*The Giants won the last four games against the Rams, in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2008, a streak that immediately followed a five-game St. Louis winning streak in the series. The Giants are 13-25 in regular season game games vs. the Rams, which includes a 5-6 mark in Giants Stadium.

*Members of the Giants 1986 Super Bowl team will sign autographs for fans prior to Monday night's game in MetLife Stadium. The autograph session will take place from 7-8 p.m. and will be located at the stadium's four main entrances: MetLife, Verizon, Budweiser, and Pepsi Gates. All fans in line will receive a commemorative 25th anniversary 5"x7" autograph card. Fans are requested not to bring personal items to get autographed.

Several members from the ‘86 team will participate in a fan Q&A session on the MetLife stage, located on the West Plaza. Hosted by NBC-4's Bruce Beck, the Q&A will take place in concurrence with the autograph session.

The 1986 champions will be honored with a special halftime ceremony on Monday night. Fans can also relive and celebrate the unforgettable year throughout the season. The Giants have produced and will host a series of events, activities, memorabilia and programming, commemorating the 1986 Super Bowl winning team.

*The Giants encourage fans to arrive early and be patient about entering the stadium on Monday night. The enhanced security procedures at the stadium gates recommended by the NFL will increase the comfort and safety of fans at the game, but will require some additional time for inspections at the gates. Fans are asked to come early, enjoy the best tailgating tradition in the NFL, and take advantage of the video boards and other new amenities outside MetLife Stadium.

In order to accommodate this security enhancement, guests are asked to arrive earlier than normal to avoid longer security lines at the checkpoints. Guests may refuse inspections; however, stadium management reserves the right to refuse entry.

INJURY REPORT

New York Giants

Saturday (9/17)

Out

Pos. Player Injury

CB Prince Amukamara Foot (DNP)

TE Travis Beckum Hamstring (DNP)

DE Osi Umenyiora Knee (DNP)

Doubtful

Pos. Player Injury

None

Questionable

Pos. Player Injury

WR Hakeem Nicks Knee (LP)

DE Justin Tuck Neck (LP)

Probable

Pos. Player Injury

None

St. Louis Rams

Saturday (9/17)

Out

Pos. Player Injury

DE C.J. AhYou Wrist (DNP)

Doubtful

Pos. Player Injury

WR Danny Amendola Elbow (DNP)

Questionable

Pos. Player Injury

RB Steven Jackson Quad (DNP)

TE M.Hoomanawanui Calf (LP)

Probable

Pos. Player Injury

QB Sam Bradford Rt. Finger (FP)

CB Bradley Fletcher Toe (FP)

LB Josh Hull Hamstring (FP)

T Jason Smith Ankle (FP)

Bold Italic = change from previous day

Limited Participation (LP) = less than 100% of a player's normal repetitions

Full Participation (FP) = 100% of a player's normal repetitions

Did Not Participate in Practice (DNP)

Out = definitely will not play

Doubtful = at least 75% chance will not play

Questionable = 50-50 chance will not play

Probable = virtual certainty will be available for normal duty

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