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Giants vs. Packers Pregame Notes


Center David Baas is inactive for today's game against the Green Bay Packers after arriving at MetLife Stadium with a headache. Kevin Boothe, who had practiced all week at left guard, started at center for the third time this season.

Second-year pro Mitch Petrus made his first career start at left guard. He had played in only one game this season (Oct. 16 vs. Buffalo) and played just twice on the offensive line as a rookie in 2010.

Also inactive is reserve lineman Stacy Andrews, who was in Hackensack University Medical Center. Andrews was admitted to the hospital last night with pulmonary embolisms in both lungs. The blood clots are thought to have originated in his legs, broken up and traveled to his lungs.

Ronnie Barnes, the Giants' senior vice president of medical services, said Andrews is receiving treatment and resting in the hospital and will most likely be released tomorrow.

Andrews, 30, is an eight-year NFL veteran in his first season with the Giants. He played in nine of the first 11 games and started three of them as an extra lineman/eligible receiver. Andrews did not play in the victories over Miami on Oct. 30 and New England on Nov. 6 because of a back injury.

*The Giants' other inactive players were defensive end Osi Umenyiora (ankle), linebacker Mark Herzlich (ankle), wide receiver Mario Manningham (knee), defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy, and running back Da'Rel Scott.

Jason Pierre-Paul is starting at right end for Umenyiora, rookie Greg Jones is making his fifth start of the season for Herzlich, and Victor Cruz is again stepping in for Manningham.

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