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It was hard to identify defensive tackle Marvin Austin when the New York Giants reported to training camp at the University at Albany.
The dreadlocks were gone, replaced by a much neater - and shorter - haircut.
The style is significant because this is a new start for Austin. And he needs it. He missed his final season at North Carolina after being suspended. Then, he was dismissed from the team. After being drafted in the second round by the Giants (No. 3 in the AP Pro32) in April 2011, he tore a pectoral muscle in a preseason game against Chicago and missed the season.
''I am having so much fun out there just learning the game at the NFL level and getting into it,'' Austin said Tuesday before lunch at the University at Albany. ''Being part of the team is the biggest thing, and that's something people don't understand.''
Austin has looked good in training camp but he knows he has to produce.
''A lot of people want...
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Here it is, our NFL Preseason Power Rankings. The Preseason has officially kicked off, and we are less than a month away until the regular season begins. Several teams have greatly improved, while others have done the exact opposite. Where do the defending Super Bowl and AFC Champions land?
1. New York Giants
Division: NFC East | Last Season Record: 9-7
When news broke on Monday that New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas was not scheduled for surgery and would instead rehab his knee injury, there was no initial timetable offered that would indicate a target date for his return. However, a source with knowledge of the situation later informed Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger that Thomas could return to the field in as little...
In what head coach Tom Coughlin called a best case scenario, New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas was back in Albany on Wednesday with what has amounted to an “aggravated” ACL. In other words, the veteran did not tear said ACL for the third time, and could return to the field in as little as three weeks.
“It’s something that it could be three weeks, it could be eight...
Cornerback Terrell Thomas said he'll need nearly a month, and possibly eight weeks, to rehab his latest right knee injury before he's back on the field with the Giants. Thomas missed the 2011 season with a torn right anterior cruciate ligament. He re-injured the knee July 29 when he slipped in a coverage drill trying to shadow Domenik Hixon. Head coach Tom Coughlin and...
The New York Giants will play their first preseason game this Friday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars. A lot is expected from the defending Super Bowl Champions as they will have many spots open for competition on both sides of the ball. With the injury bug already affecting key players on the Giants with Terrell Thomas, Hakeem Nicks and Chris Canty, this will be an opportunity...
According to Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger, New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas told him that he could be out for up to eight weeks as he gets back to rehabbing his knee after aggravating his surgically repaired ACL.
“Thomas can do just that with a successful rehab of an injury described the other day by a source as a “stretched” or “aggravated”...
New York wide receiver Hakeem Nicks is scheduled to run routes for the first time in camp Tuesday, according to Mike Hale of the New York Post.Fantasy Spin:The Giants begin the season on September 5 against the Dallas Cowboys and Nicks promised he'd be ready for the opener. It appears he's still on schedule. Nicks and Victor Cruz make up one of the best wide receiver tandems...
New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks says that he’ll start running routes on the side during practice today (Tuesday) and is “definitely still on target” for opening night against the Cowboys.
Nicks is currently rehabbing from a fractured foot that he suffered back in May. As we get closer to September, we’ll have a better idea if he’ll really be able to...
Each regular season has what Players View calls the “invincible losers.” This group powers their way through the regular season kicking sand in the face of lesser opponents only to watch somebody else win the Super Bowl.
The Patriots, the Colts and last year the Packers are all recent examples of groups that analysts crown as unstoppable only to be stopped.
So as the defensive...
The Green Bay Packers are really bitter about their 37-20 playoff loss to the New York Giants— which knocked the top-seeded team out of last season's anticipated Super Bowl run— and Clay Matthews still won't give credit to Big Blue for winning the game.
The Pack's Matthews went on the record and told Yahoo! Sports that "We picked the most inopportune time to...