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.