He said earlier in the week he would play, but a report surfacing Sunday morning says he's out for the 4:25 p.m. ET Week 9 game.
Pro Football Talk seems to have different news for him. Per PFT, a source says Phillips will not play today when the Giants host the Steelers at MetLife Stadium.
Part of New York's defensive game plan was going to be employing three safeties in a nickel package in an effort to provide a shield against the Steelers' big play ability while maintaining run support against a team that's rushed at a high level in their last two games.
Giants S Stevie Brown was the NFC's Defensive Player of the Week in New York's win over Dallas last week. He had two interceptions and a fumble recovery as the Giants won their fourth straight game.