The Redskins will be without running back Ryan Torain for a fourth straight week. The team has listed him on the inactive list yet again. Despite its struggling running game, the team will again go with only two running backs, relying solely on Keiland Williams and James Davis.
Also inactive for the Redskins Sunday against the Giants: cornerback Carlos Rogers, safety LaRon Landry, running back Andre Brown, guard Derrick Dockery, defensive end Jeremy Jarmon and defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. John Beck is listed as the third quarterback.
The Redskins have activated safety Macho Harris for the first time, and with Landry missing another game, he could see some time on special teams and in the secondary. With Rogers missing the game, Phillip Buchanon and Kevin Barnes are also expected to take on an increased role Sunday.
For the Giants, receivers Hakeem Nicks and Steve Smith are both inactive. That means that former Redskin Devin Thomas is active for the first time as a member of the Giants.
New York, which hasn’t allowed a sack the past four games, will also be without three starting offensive lineman: Shaun O’Hara, David Diehl and Shawn Andrews.