Giants.com takes you around the locker room as the defending Super Bowl champs enter the final week before the season opener.
Starters will spend most of the time on the sidelines during Wednesday’s game against New England, giving the younger players an extended opportunity. In the meantime, QB Eli Manning awaits the Sept. 5 kickoff against Dallas and players returning from injury.
“Obviously we’ve got another week before we play our first game to get guys rested. We need that and hopefully they’ll be back for the Dallas game. We’ve just got to work on getting better, the guys that are out there. Keep improving. It’s a chance for some young guys to get a lot of playing time this week and show that they’re learning this offense, learning their assignments and see if they can help us out.”
Meanwhile, WR Hakeem Nicks could be seen in the final preseason game, but nothing is for certain yet.
“Definitely can’t wait, going against some live action knowing that somebody is going to be hitting me after I catch the ball now. It will get my feet wet a little bit for this opening game. That’s what I look forward to, getting some live snaps and hopefully I get in a couple routine routes down with Eli.”
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