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Rogers, Bowen Inactive; Arrington Starts

The Redskins' secondary was shorthanded for Saturday's game against the New York Giants, with cornerback Carlos Rogers and safety Matt Bowen deactivated due to injuries.

Rogers was inactive for the second game in a row as he continues to recover from a biceps injury. He was listed as questionable heading into the game.

With Rogers out, Shawn Springs and Walt Harris drew the start at cornerback. Reserves Ade Jimoh and Dimitri Patterson served in nickel and dime packages.

Bowen has been hampered by a knee injury for the last few weeks. He was downgraded to questionable on the team's injury report last Thursday after being listed as probable most of the week.

LaVar Arrington, listed as questionable heading into Saturday's game, drew the start at outside linebacker. It was Arrington's first game action in three weeks due to a thigh injury.

Wide receiver James Thrash was also active for the first time in four games. He had been sidelined with a hamstring injury.

The Redskins listed the following players as inactive for Saturday's game: Rogers, running back Nehemiah Broughton, Bowen, linebacker Robert McCune, defensive linemen Ryan Boschetti and Aki Jones and wide receiver Jimmy Farris. The third quarterback was Jason Campbell.

The Giants played Saturday's game without two of their starting linebackers. Former Redskins middle linebacker Antonio Pierce has been slowed by an ankle injury and strong-side linebacker Carlos Emmons has a pectoral muscle injury. Both were deactivated.

Pierce was replaced by rookie Chase Blackburn and Emmons was replaced by second-year player Reggie Torbor.

On offense, right tackle Kareem McKenzie was inactive due to a hamstring injury. He was replaced by veteran offensive lineman Bob Whitfield in the starting lineup.

The Giants' complete list of inactive players was as follows: cornerback Frank Walker, linebackers Emmons and Pierce, offensive linemen Lewis Kelly and McKenzie, wide receiver Willie Ponder and defensive tackle William Joseph. The third quarterback was Jared Lorenzen.

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