Manningham out for Giants, McKnight in for Jets

New York Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham is inactive for

the team’s game because of a knee injury that kept him out of

practice this week.

Manningham, who had three catches for 57 yards against

Washington last Sunday, was replaced by Victor Cruz in the starting

lineup.

Tight end Jake Ballard, defensive end Osi Umenyiora and

linebacker Mark Herzlich had already been ruled out for Saturday’s

game with injuries. Bear Pascoe is starting for Ballard, while

Jason Pierre-Paul is in for Umenyiora.

Jets running back Joe McKnight, the NFL’s leading kick returner,

is active after being questionable with a separated right shoulder

and hyperextended elbow. Defensive back Marquice Cole, who missed

last Sunday’s game with a knee injury, and defensive lineman Ropati

Pitoitua are among the Jets’ inactives.