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December 26, 2013

Morris Claiborne is ready to return, but how much will he play?

Morris Claiborne missed one game with a concussion as a rookie. He was injured in the first game this season, playing through a separated shoulder, before missing six games with a hamstring injury.

“It’s always been something, but I can’t control that," Claiborne said Wednesday. "I just control where I’m at. I’m feeling good now, so I’m taking advantage of this opportunity that I have right now to just go out and play football.”

Claiborne returned to practice Wednesday after missing the past four games.

"I’ve just been waiting on this moment for a while just to be back out there with the team, out there running around again. It felt good," Claiborne said.

He missed two games with the hamstring injury, returned for the Giants game only to go out again after aggravating the injury. He has been out since.

"I feel way more confident in what I’m doing in coming back versus what I was the last time," Claiborne said.

He vows to play Sunday, but how much is the question. Claiborne lost his starting job to Orlando Scandrick in Week 2. Scandrick and Brandon Carr have been the starters, with Sterling Moore having taken over in nickel packages since he signed Nov. 25.

-- Charean Williams

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