Blackburn Out, Herzlich In Line To Start Against Steelers
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York Giants middle linebacker Chase Blackburn will miss Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with a hamstring injury.
The team’s leading tackler, Blackburn was hurt Sunday in a 29-24 win over Dallas. Blackburn did not practice this week and was listed as out on Friday.
Now second-year pro Mark Herzlich is in line to make his third career start.
Coach Tom Coughlin believes Herzlich will be ready to go. There was a point in training camp when the second-year player from Boston College was going to push Blackburn for the starting job.
“This week is a big week for our team and for me especially,” said Herzlich, who started two games last season before being sidelined with an ankle injury. “If I get a chance to go out there and start, then I’ll go out there and make the most of it.”
Giants linebacker Jacquian Williams will miss his third straight game with a knee injury.
Safety Antrel Rolle (concussion) is being listed as probable along with center David Baas (ankle-elbow), defensive tackle Rocky Bernard (quadriceps) and receiver Victor Cruz (calf), running back Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), tight end Bear Pascoe (ankle) and safety Kenny Phillips (knee) are questionable.
Linebacker Keith Rives is doubtful with a calf injury.
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