Week 16 NFL rewind:

Giants to be without seven starters vs. Browns

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Seven players who have started for the New York Giants this season will be out Sunday when the Cleveland Browns visit MetLife Stadium.

Included in the list of the wounded are wide receivers Hakeem Nicks (knee) and Ramses Barden (head). Safety Kenny Phillips is also out with a knee injury and offensive lineman David Diehl, defensive tackle Rocky Bernard, linebacker Keith Rivers and rookie cornerback Jayron Hosley were all downgraded Friday and won't play against Cleveland.

Phillips, coach Tom Coughlin said Friday, isn't considered a candidate for short-term injured reserve "at this point." He was hurt attempting an open-field tackle against Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy.
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