Darius Slayton, despite dealing with a neck injury, has been declared active for Sunday’s game against the Patriots, according to Dan Salomone of the Giants’ official site.

During Week 12 preparations, Slayton participated in only a couple of limited practices due to his neck injury. The outlook appeared grim, especially after coach Brian Daboll expressed on Friday that he didn’t anticipate the wide receiver playing on Sunday. The subsequent doubtful designation further suggested this, but Slayton defied expectations and will be part of the Giants’ offensive lineup this weekend. In the 11 games played so far, Slayton has compiled a stat line of 30 receptions for 419 yards and one touchdown on 50 targets, all while collaborating with three different quarterbacks.

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Maxx Crosby, the resilient defensive end for the Las Vegas Raiders, has built a reputation as one of the toughest players in the league. Since entering the NFL, the East Michigan alum has not missed a single game, and he is determined to maintain that impressive record.

Despite facing doubts and being listed as doubtful with a knee injury, reports indicate that Crosby intends to defy expectations and take the field in tonight’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. This would be a remarkable feat, considering he has not participated in training throughout the week, accumulating Did Not Participate (DNP) designations. It’s a rarity for players listed as doubtful to play in NFL games, with none having done so this season. Crosby, however, seems poised to break that trend, posing a potential challenge for Patrick Mahomes.

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Crosby sustained a knee injury in the Raiders’ close loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 11. Despite the setback, the star pass rusher, who caused havoc for Tua Tagovailoa throughout the game, is pushing to play through the injury. Missing practice all week, Crosby has been undergoing continuous treatment, as mentioned by his head coach, Antonio Pierce.