EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey is
expected back in the lineup this weekend after missing two games
with a sprained left knee.
Shockey, who was expected to miss the rest of the season after
getting hurt in a loss to Atlanta, practiced last week and coach
Jim Fassel waited until Monday before deciding not to use him
against the Bucs.
The Giants lost 19-13 and host Buffalo on Sunday.
"He is exactly what I want in a player, he wants to play. He
wanted to play badly but I made that (decision) because I didn't
feel like I wanted to put a player on the field that wasn't 100
percent," Fassel said Tuesday.
Shockey, an All-Pro who set a team record for tight ends with 74
catches as a rookie, has 48 receptions this season for 535 yards
and two touchdowns.