Sunday, August 21, 2011

With NFL's rule change, touchbacks likely to increase, while deeper kickoffs may reduce roles

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Kickoff return specialists like the Giants' Domenik Hixon might have a harder time making an NFL roster with more touchbacks this season.
By Zach Berman - Star Ledger 8/21/11

For Giants, Osi Umenyiora's injury allows reserves to excel

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Jason Pierre-Paul will now be the Giants' primary right end with Osi Umenyiora sidelined.
By Zach Berman - Star Ledger 8/21/11

Giants' Domenik Hixon returns to the field that took his season

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The Giants' Domenik Hixon makes a catch in front of defender Aaron Ross during camp this summer.
By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 8/21/11

Giants expect cornerbacks Terrell Thomas and Corey Webster to play against the Bears

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Giants cornerbacks Corey Webster (23) and Terrell Thomas (24) both missed today's practice - Webster because he was attending a funeral and Thomas due to knee "soreness" - but are expected to play on Monday against the Bears.
By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 8/21/11

Osi-less line must find way to adapt

PICKIN' UP THE SLACK: With Osi Umenyiora out for the next two-to-six weeks, the Giants will look for Jason Pierre-Paul (above), Justin Tuck and the rest of the Giants' defense to pick up the slack.
PICKIN' UP THE SLACK: With Osi Umenyiora out for the next two-to-six weeks, the Giants will look for Jason Pierre-Paul (above), Justin Tuck and the rest of the Giants' defense to pick up the slack.
By Mark Hale - NY Post 8/21/11

Training camp breaks with Giants in flux

BIG EXPECTATIONS: The Giants are expecting Will Beatty (above), Domenik Hixon (pictured) and Travis Beckum to step up and fill huge voids on Big Blue's offense, says
BIG EXPECTATIONS: The Giants are expecting Will Beatty (above), Domenik Hixon (pictured) and Travis Beckum to step up and fill huge voids on Big Blue's offense, says.
By Paul Schwartz - NY Post 8/21/11

Giants notes :Playing time vs. Bears

PHOTO: New York Giants quarterback Ryan Perrilloux fires a pass downfield during training camp in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Thursday, August 11, 2011. (Patrick E. McCarthy/Newsday/MCT)


By Jeff Roberts - The Record 8/21/11

Giants' Ramses Barden is still not back at practice, and is starting to frustrate coach Tom Coughlin

Oft-injured Giants wide reciever Ramses Barden is still not back at practice.
Oft-injured Giants wide reciever Ramses Barden is still not back at practice.
By Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 8/21/11

Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul will fill in for Osi Umenyiora who is sidelined after having knee surgery

Jason Pierre-Paul has some big pass rushing cleats to fill, taking over for Osi Umenyiora.
Jason Pierre-Paul has some big pass rushing cleats to fill, taking over for Osi Umenyiora.
By Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 8/21/11

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