Giants bring recovering DEs Umenyiora, Tuck on Arizona trip

The New York Giants announced Saturday that wide receiver Brandon Stokley (quadriceps) and cornerback Prince Amukamara (foot) are the only injured players not traveling with the team to Arizona, meaning Pro Bowl defensive ends Osi Umenyiora (knee) and Justin Tuck (neck, shoulder) could play Sunday against the Cardinals.

NFL Network Jason La Canfora cited a league source in reporting Friday that Umenyiora would make the trip and was optimistic about making his season debut. Umenyiora practiced for three consecutive days during the week and plans to play if his right knee, on which he had arthroscopic surgery in mid-August, feels OK.

"It's exciting," Umenyiora said after practice. "This is what I like to do, love to do. I will get a chance to do that, whether it's this week or whenever it is, I am excited about that."

Tuck practiced for the first time this week on Friday, and his status was listed as questionable, the same designation that Giants coach Tom Coughlin assigned to Umenyiora.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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