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It’s a good time to be a receiver in New York with Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz both not attending OTAs. That gives those lower on the depth chart a chance to show what they can do, as in the case of former Raiders receiver Louis Murphy. A low cost option, Murphy could prove very valuable taking the heat off Nicks and Cruz by being the deep threat the Giants have been looking to add. Murphy is getting a lot of one on one time with quarterback Eli Manning and the experience could serve him well once training camp opens. “That helped out a lot with getting the play calls, watching film with Eli, going through the plays, walking through and then doing two-a-days,’’ Murphy said, via Paul Schwartz of the New York Post.  “So that was good to get down there with him and it was just learning how to catch the ball from him. Every quarterback throws the ball different and he throws a really nice ball, a great ball.’’ Offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride adds: “He was asking about assignments and I said, ‘Right now, you give us some explosiveness that maybe we haven’t had since we lost Mario Manningham,’ Gilbride said. “He gives us some speed and we’re excited about seeing that and then above and beyond that, ‘It’s up to you. We’ll certainly use you. We’ll take advantage of whatever skills you have.’ So I think we’re looking forward to seeing what he can do as well, but certainly on the film what you see is a guy that can run.’’  
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