Looks like Brandon Jacobs is battling a knee problem now.
That could be one excuse for his six-carry, one-yard effort against the Panthers. Another could be the offensive line's utter inability to keep the Panthers' front from penetrating. Whatever the case, the 6-foot-4, 264-pound running back who has shown the power of a battering ram and the delicateness of a capodimonte statuette, is hurting once again.
"He's sore and his knee is swollen," Coughlin said. "I hope it's something he can overcome in a week's time. He's had some issues along the way he's had to deal with."
If he can't make it, this will mark the fourth season in a row he's failed to suit up for all 16 games. It was a goal of his in training camp to last the full season.
CB Corey Webster (knee), T Kareem McKenzie (knee), G Rich Seubert (knee), and CB Aaron Ross (hamstring) also remain uncertain for Sunday. Webster, in particular, has swelling around the knee that has not subsided over the past week.
"They all want to play," Coughlin said. "They're all trying like heck to play. But they all still have medical issues. We'll see. They want to practice, they want to be involved. But there are still some issues."