Antrel Rolle may play cornerback for Prince Amukamara

Antrel Rolle could have another new job come Sunday.

The safety who has become the Giants' nickelback in the slot in recent weeks might be asked to become a dedicated cornerback if Prince Amukamara is unable to play against the Falcons. Amukamara suffered a hamstring strain late in the Saints win and did not practice Wednesday. When asked if Rolle might be a candidate to take over that job in Amukamara's absence, Tom Coughlin smiled.

"Maybe," he said.

Rolle was a first-round pick of the Cardinals as a cornerback, so he has experience. Against the Falcons' wide receivers Roddy White and Julio Jones, plus tight end Tony Gonzalez, the Giants will need all of the defensive backs they can get. The Giants are thin at safety with Kenny Phillips (knee) and Tyler Sash (hamstring) not practicing Wednesday, but Will Hill and the return of athletic linebacker Jacquian Williams could free Rolle up to play some corner.

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