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Jacobs Out Against Cowboys

The New York Giants have ruled out halfback Brandon Jacobs for Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. giants

Jacobs has not practiced all week because of his knee injury, which has been bothering him for about a month. He will be replaced in the starting lineup by Derrick Ward.

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Plax Charged with Two Felonies

New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress was charged with two counts of felony possession of a weapon in the second degree Monday and released on a $100,000 bond. giants

Burress, who accidentally shot himself Friday night in the right thigh at a Manhattan nightclub, did not enter a plea, though his attorney said Burress planned to plead not guilty.

A grand jury will hear evidence and make a decision on whether Burress will be indicted. Illegal possession of a firearm carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 3½ years.  Burress could face up to seven years in prison if convicted on a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.

According to ESPN.com:

A more detailed timeline of the evening also emerged. Police said Pierce, Burress and running back Derrick Ward arrived at the club with two other people around 11:30 p.m. Friday.

Burress had been allowed to bypass security, even though they knew he was armed, according to a law enforcement official who spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The club is said to be fully cooperating in the investigation.

Around 12:05 a.m., as Burress was being escorted to a VIP area with a drink in one hand, he somehow ended up fumbling his gun and it discharged, hitting his thigh. Pierce was with him when that occurred, police said.

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Jacobs has Precautionary MRI

New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs had a precautionary MRI exam on his knee, although coach Tom giantsCoughlin said he didn’t think Jacobs had a serious injury.  Jacobs’ MRI exam showed no structural damage in his knee. He said that he hopes to play in the Giants’ game against the Cardinals on Sunday but that the team might hold him out of the game for precautionary reasons.

Jacobs gained 73 yards on 11 carries in the 30-10 victory over the Baltimore Ravens that raised New York’s record to 9-1. He left the game in the second quarter and returned for just two carries in the third as Derrick Ward and Ahmad Bradshaw took over. “Earth, Wind, and Fire” as the three RBs are dubbed, helped the Giants rush for 207 yards against a team that had been leading the league in rushing defense, allowing just 65 yards per game.

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