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DE Cole Looking Forward To Andrews Matchup

Defensive end Trent Cole and Giants left tackle Shawn Andrews were teammates in Philadelphia for five seasons. During that span, each of them earned two Pro Bowl nominations.

On Sunday, the two will matchup as adversaries for the first time. It's a battle that Cole is looking forward to.

"There's nothing like going up against your old teammate," Cole said. "After having time off and getting his back straight, I think he's a tremendous player. He did a great deal for us here in Philadelphia. I consider him one of the best offensive (linemen) in the league. He's going to play and I respect his game. He's a great player."

Cole referred to the back injury that sidelined Andrews for nearly all of his final two seasons with the Eagles. That back injury has apparently flared up again for Andrews as he missed practice on Wednesday for the Giants.

Andrews tweeted earlier Wednesday morning, "This can't be happening." According to Zach Berman of the Newark Star-Ledger, Andrews took part in the morning walkthrough and the early portion of practice before leaving. The injury is not reportedly a major concern to the Giants at this time.

However, the Giants could be without two starting offensive linemen in left tackle David Diehl (hip, hamstring) and center Shaun O'Hara (foot). Andrews has been forced into the starting lineup and he held Cowboys All-Pro outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware without a sack last week.

Click here to check out the complete Wednesday injury report for both teams.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 4:36 p.m., November 17

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