Giants get ready for Broncos

It's a good thing that the Giants don't open the season Sunday afternoon ...

because New York could use all the time it can get before Monday's season opener in Denver. Both CB Jason Sehorn and WR Ike Hilliard were very limited in practice and DT Cornelius Griffin sat out Friday's session.

However, Jim Fassel said that he probably won't change the injury status on the trio. Sehorn and Griffin are listed as probable, while Hilliard is questionable. Fassel said he believed that Griffin would play and start, but didn't seem as sure about Sehorn. While the Giants don't want to rule him out, it's highly unlikely that Hilliard will suit up. Hilliard worked hard in practice on Wednesday and was still sore two days later. He worked a little bit on the scout team Friday.

Should Griffin not play Monday, rookie free agent Lance Legree will step into the starting lineup. Fassel wouldn't say who would start should Sehorn be sidelined, but it seems like rookie Will Peterson may be the leading candidate.

As for the kickers, Fassel said he would decide on Monday whether to use just one or both players.

The best guess at this point is that both kickers will dress with Owen Pochman, who just barely missed a 58-yard FG into the wind Friday, kicking off and handling long FGs, and Morten Andersen kicking FGs from less than 40 yards.

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