GREEN BAY, Wis. — Cornerbacks Eli Apple and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie are active for the New York Giants against the Packers on Sunday night, while Green Bay was without top cornerbacks Damarious Randall and Sam Shields.
Randall had a groin injury that limited him in practice all week, while Shields will miss his third straight game because of a concussion.
Second-year players Quinten Rollins and LaDarius Gunter will start at cornerback against the Giants.
Quarterback Joe Callahan, offensive lineman Kyle Murphy, tight end Jared Cook, and defensive linemen Brian Price and Christian Ringo are also inactive for Green Bay.
For New York, the potential returns of Apple and Rodgers-Cromartie could help a secondary that must face Packers receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb.
But the Giants will be without running back Rashad Jennings, who was questionable coming into the game with a thumb injury. Orleans Darkwa will start in Jennings’ place.
The Giants’ other inactives are: quarterback Josh Johnson, offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse, tight end Larry Donnell, defensive tackle Robert Thomas, and safeties Darian Thompson and Nat Berhe.