Giants will be without OIivier Vernon, Eli Apple against Texans

The New York Giants ruled outside linebacker Olivier Vernon and cornerback Eli Apple out for Sunday's road game against the Houston Texans.

Vernon will miss his third straight game with a high ankle sprain, while Apple will be sidelined with a groin injury suffered during last Sunday's contest against the Dallas Cowboys.

Vernon and Apple each missed the week's practice sessions.

Connor Barwin and Lorenzo Carter will again see action in Vernon's spot. B.W. Webb and Donte Deayon will step in for Apple.

"Certainly any time your first-line players go down (it's a loss), but we've got guys that we trust if we put them in there," Giants coach Pat Shurmur said. "We trust that they're going to go out there and play."

The Giants are Texans both have 0-2 records.