Found August 08, 2012 on Football Nation:
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 for many players to show the coaching staff that they are ready to contribute to the team’s success. Although this is the first preseason game and, in most cases, not much is expected from the starters there will be many players in camp who will be auditioning for a roster spot and whileI am interested in watching a lot of the rookies, second-year players, free agents, or just players who have underachieved thus far. I will focus on watching the following five players particularly carefully to see how well they play. Marvin Austin (DT): This second year player is finally healthy and ready to showcase ...

Big Night for Keith Rivers

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Hakeem Nicks Progressing

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...

Giants DE Justin Tuck rebuttals Clay Matthews remarks says he is living in “Fantasy Land”

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Super Bowl Sweepstakes: New York Giants in the Divisional Round

Apparently, many of our voters locked themselves in their hotel rooms with some Malibu Caribbean Rum and a frisbee, but teams advanced in Las Vegas nonetheless. Going off of BOVADA's betting lines as of August 1st, Football Nation devised a bracket based upon the league's best bets to reach and claim the Lombardi Trophy in 2012-13. Green Bay, New England, San Francisco...

Justin Tuck responds to Clay Matthew's whining about playoff loss

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