Linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin, wide receiver Jalin Marshall, cornerback Antonio Allen and running back Khiry Robinson also will not play because of injuries. Coach Todd Bowles said Friday that defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson is questionable to play with an injured ankle.
Giacomini is dealing with back, shoulder and calf ailments — although he says the calf is the main issue. Brent Qvale will start in his place. It’s another blow to an offensive line that lost Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold for the year Thursday with a sprained ankle.
McLendon will miss his second straight game with a hamstring injury, as will Mauldin (ankle).
Marshall and Allen have concussions, while the recently re-signed Robinson is still recovering from breaking his leg in the preseason.
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