Butler will Sunday night's game against Phliadelphia with a knee injury, Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Friday. The safety was hurt in last week's 35-14 win over Dallas and didn't practice Wednesday. He returned Thursday on a limited basis, but was declared out when he did not practice on Friday.|||||||
Kenny Phillips, the team's first-round draft pick, will replace Butler and make his first NFL start.
Butler was active for New York's game against Buffalo on Sunday.|||||||
Butler, a starting safety, didn't play in the past two games because of a hamstring injury.
Butler will miss his second consecutive game because of a hamstring injury.|||||||
Craig Dahl will likely start in his place.
Butler is expected to miss the Giants' practice Tuesday, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.|||||||
Butler injured his hamstring and ankle during the Giants' win on Sunday. Michael Johnson could start if Butler is unable.
Butler has been taking snaps with the first-team defense and could be the starter at free safety over Will Demps this season, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.|||||||
This is one of the more tightly contested races in New York's training camp and will be interesting to watch.