After juggling running backs, wide receivers, and safeties during the season, Giants coach Tom Coughlin must now find a solution at right cornerback, where both starter Prince Amukamara and rookie fill-in Jayron Hosley are listed as doubtful with respective sprained right knee and strained quadriceps injuries.
And the Giants will be facing the ultra-mobile Michael Vick, who takes over for rookie Nick Foles now that his season ended last week with a broken hand in the Eagles' 27-20 loss to Washington.
If Amukamara and Hosley remain sidelined, the Giants will be down to just three healthy cornerbacks in Corey Webster, Justin Tryon, and rookie Terrence Frederick. The latter was signed this week from the practice squad when the Giants placed TE Travis Beckum on injured reserve.
Report: Deal for Payton
The Saints and head coach Sean Payton agreed to a contract extension, according to several reports on Friday. A contract the two sides signed in September 2011 was voided by the NFL, a move that could have made Payton a highly sought-after coach this offseason.
Raiders to start Pryor
The Raiders are ready to get a long look at Terrelle Pryor to see if he can be their quarterback of the future.
Pryor got the nod to start Sunday's season finale in San Diego in place of the injured Carson Palmer. After being deemed not ready to be the backup when Palmer got hurt last week in Carolina, Pryor now gets the chance to make his first career start.
Coach Dennis Allen said he told Pryor and Matt Leinart early in the week that he was leaning to Pryor but wanted to see how practice developed.
Surgery for Jones-Drew
Jacksonville's worst season in franchise history may include a botched injury.
Star running back Maurice Jones-Drew had surgery on his left foot Friday and will be out at least until May. The operation came 10 weeks after Jones-Drew hurt his foot at Oakland on Oct. 21 and created plenty of questions about why the team didn't opt for surgery months ago.
The Jaguars (2-13) were 1-5 after that loss, in the middle of a seven-game losing streak, and knew Jones-Drew would be out an extended period. Surgery was an option back then. Instead, the team held out hope Jones-Drew could return.
Rex wants to stay put
Rex Ryan has no plans to go anywhere. The feisty Jets coach opened his news conference Friday by denouncing a published report that said he would welcome being fired if owner Woody Johnson doesn't make significant personnel and coaching changes to the offense.
"The fact is, and it's simple: This is the only team that I want to coach. Period," Ryan said.
The New York Daily News, which quoted unidentified sources, said it stood by the report.
"There's no bigger Jet than me," Ryan insisted. "I want to be the Jets' head coach for the next 15 years."