That player of course is Phillip Dillard, a rookie linebacker who didn't figure to see much playing time today anyway. As reported earlier, Aaron Ross is doubtful.
The Giants, for the first time in recent memory, will have to make as many as 6 healthy scratches to whittle down to 45.
Projected Scratches are as follows:
Victor Cruz: Calhoun is a gunner and Cruz isn't. The final active receiver isn't likely to see time on offense so special teams is the difference maker.
Dave Tollefson: Numbers game catches up with him here. No injuries leave no room for 9 defensive lineman. Comes down to him and Linval Joseph but the Giants are eager to get this rookie on the field for real action. Plus, Joseph is 4th DT. Tollefson is 5th DE.
Mitch Petrus: Numbers game again for Petrus. Petrus entered camp with some hype and fanfare. Some feel he is a future starter. Whatever he will be in the future, he hasn't impressed yet in exhibition action. No need to dress him today.
Michael Johnson: Johnson missed a lot of preseason football due to injury and just barely made the squad as the 4th safety with Chad Jones unavailable. Once a promising young starter for the Giants, Johnson would have probably suited up had injuries opened some room on the 45.
Gerris Wilkinson: Like Johnson, Wilkinson barely squeaked past final cuts. The reserve linebacker is low on the depth chart and while he plays well on special teams, I don't see Team Captain Chase Blackburn (also a special teams standout) or Bryan Kehl sitting.
Adam Koets: This is a tough call to make. Shaun O'hara is returning but will be monitoring his injury for the entire season. Koets is the backup center but Seubert is also trained for emergencies. Seubert could shift over with Shawn Andrews rotating in to LG. This one was between Koets and Beckum but I don't see the Giants keeping Beckum out and leaving Kevin Boss as the only TE (even though they are anyway).