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Giants' DT Joseph out month with dislocated elbow

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants
will be without starting right defensive tackle William Joseph
for about a month.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin confirmed on Monday that Joseph will
be sidelined for "probably four weeks" with a dislocated right
elbow. Joseph suffered the injury in Sunday's 24-21 loss to
Minnesota.

"It's a shame because William was playing very well for us,"
Coughlin said.

Veteran Fred Robbins, who was rotating at both defensive tackle
spots with starters Kendrick Clancy and Joseph, will likely
start at right tackle in Joseph's absence.

Joseph had 19 tackles and two sacks in nine games this season.

A first-round pick out of Miami in 2003, Joseph played in 14
games as a rookie with no starts. He had six tackles and a
sack in his first NFL game against St. Louis. Last year, he
started four of 15 games and recorded 25 tackles and two
sacks.

The Giants (6-3) are in first place in the NFC East, ahead of
Dallas (5-3), Washington (5-4) and Philadelphia (4-4).