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Giants prepare to face injured Vick

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Giants' game plan for the Eagles on Sunday is going to have a major section on stopping Michael Vick.

As far as coach Tom Coughlin was concerned Tuesday, the Eagles quarterback will play, concussion or not. "I expect Michael Vick will play, and if he can't play, I am sure he will," Coughlin said.

Vick was knocked out of Sunday's game against Atlanta with a third-quarter concussion, forcing Mike Kafka to finish.

An Eagles spokesman said Tuesday there was no update on Vick. Vick on Monday started Impact testing, the computerized assessment that helps determine when a concussed player can return to action.

The banged-up Giants might get a little help this week. Pro Bowl defensive end Osi Umenyiora might return to practice Thursday. He had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee about two weeks into training camp and has not practiced since.

offense rules: There were 172 touchdowns in the season's first two weeks, the most for an opening two weeks in NFL history.

Bills: Receiver Roscoe Parrish was placed on injured reserve after hurting his left ankle.

Colts: Archie Manning told ESPN he didn't know anything about quarterback son Peyton traveling to Europe for stem-cell treatment before his latest neck surgery. He said Peyton is feeling better but he's not sure if the quarterback will be able to play this season.

Cowboys: Owner-GM Jerry Jones said whether quarterback Tony Romo can play Monday against the Redskins will depend on his pain management. Romo cracked a rib and punctured a lung Sunday vs. the 49ers.

dolphins: The contract of former Pro Bowl running back Larry Johnson was terminated.

Rams: The team said Giants defenders apparently feigned injury to disrupt its no-huddle offense in Monday night's loss. "They couldn't get subbed, they couldn't line up," QB Sam Bradford said. "Someone said, 'Someone go down, someone go down,' so someone just went down and grabbed a cramp." Coach Steve Spagnuolo said the team notified the league. Giants coach Tom Coughlin said, "The only thing I would comment on is at that point in time, the only thing I noticed was a player down."

ravens: All-Pro defensive tackle Haloti Ngata signed a five-year, $61 million contract. His agent, Mike McCartney, said Ngata will get $40 million in the first two years. The deal came before Tuesday's NFL deadline for signing franchise players to a multiyear contract or extension.

Vikings: Safety Tyrell Johnson was arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired about 2 a.m. Tuesday near Minneapolis. He was booked into the Hennepin County jail and released. The Vikings said they were aware of the arrest but declined to comment further. … Defensive tackle Kevin Williams returns to the active roster after serving a two-game suspension for a 3-year-old positive test for a weight-loss drug on the NFL's list of banned substances.

Giants prepare to face injured Vick 09/20/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 12:59am]
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