*Most of the Giants' expected regular season starters will sit out Thursday's game: *
Keep an eye on these six players in the Giants' preseason finale Thursday
FOXBOROUGH - Only one player expected to start the season opener in Dallas on Sept. 10 started Thursday night's preseason finale in New England: free safety Darian Thompson.
The offensive starters were quarterback Geno Smith, running back Orleans Darkwa, fullback Shane Smith, wide receivers Roger Lewis, Jr. and Travis Rudolph, and tight end Will Tye (who started 11 games in 2016). The offensive line, from left to right tackle, was Chad Wheeler, Jon Halapio, Brett Jones, D.J. Fluker and Adam Bisnowaty. Fluker started 61 regular-season and postseason games for San Diego the previous four seasons.
The starters on defense included ends Kerry Wynn and Devin Taylor (18 career starts), and tackles Robert Thomas and Josh Banks. Romero Okwara, normally a defensive end, was the strongside linebacker with Calvin Munson in the middle and J.T. Thomas on the weak side. Donte Deayon and Nigel Tribune were the corners and Thompson and Andrew Adams (13 starts last season) started at safety.
This week's game will be televised on NBC 4 NY.
GIANTS RADIO NETWORK
The game will be broadcast on WCBS 880 AM and on the Giants Radio Network affiliates, and on Sirius channel 133, XM channel 225, and SiriusXM internet channel 821. The 'Giants en Español' radio broadcast will be on WQBU 92.7 FM.