Giants' top receiver Burress inactive against Texans

Updated: November 5, 2006, 5:16 PM ET
Associated Press

Wide Receiver
New York Giants

Rec Yds TD Avg Long YAC
31 510 5 16.5 50 78

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants leading receiver Plaxico Burress was inactive for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans because of back spasms.

Burress, who leads the team with five touchdowns, did not practice all week. Five-year veteran Tim Carter replaced him in the starting lineup.

The Giants were also without All Pro defensive end Osi Umenyiora (hip flexor), defensive end Justin Tuck (foot) and starting cornerback Sam Madison (hamstring) for the second straight week.

Starting linebacker Brandon Short, who hurt his quadriceps last week, also was inactive.

Defensive ends Mathias Kiwanuka, Gerris Wilkinson and veteran cornerback R.W. McQuarters replaced them in the starting lineup.

Reserve linebacker Kailee Wong, who saw his first action two weeks ago after spending the early part of the season on the physically unable to perform list, was the most notable of the Texans' inactive players.

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