The Giants will open their season today without either of their starting defensive ends.
Justin Tuck, who was limited in practice last week because of a stinger he suffered in a preseason game on Aug. 29, is inactive for the Giants' game against the Washington Redskins in FedExField. Tuck joins Osi Umenyiora on the inactive list. Umenyiora is still rehabbing after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Aug. 19.
Tuck's absence ends a streak of 64 consecutive regular season games played. This is the first game he will miss since 2006, when he sat out the last 10 games after undergoing foot surgery. He last did not start a game on Sept. 27, 2009 at Tampa Bay.
Dave Tollefson and Jason Pierre-Paul will be the starting defensive ends, with rookie Justin Trattou in reserve. Trattou was signed to the active roster from the practice squad yesterday.
The Giants' other inactive players are tight end Travis Beckum, wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan, cornerback Prince Amukamara and offensive linemen Mitch Petrus and James Brewer.
The Giants have eight rookies active for the game – linebackers Greg Jones, Mark Herzlich, Spencer Paysinger and Jacquian Williams, safety Tyler Sash, fullback Henry Hynoski, running back Da'Rel Scott and Trattou.