Giants' revamped defense takes the safety route
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Coordinator Perry Fewell has added a new wrinkle to the New York Giants' defense with veteran safety Kenny Phillips back in the lineup.
Instead of using schemes with three safeties, Fewell upped the count to four at times in a 38-10 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night.
Phillips, Antrel Rolle and Stevie Brown formed the main trio. They were joined by Will Hill, and later Tyler Sash after Phillips aggravated an injury to his right knee.
Phillips practiced on a limited basis Friday for the Monday night game against Washington (5-6). He expects to play, which means the Giants (7-4) probably will load the field with safeties to give Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III a little more to think about.