Preston Parker, the New York Giants WR, has been in (and out) of the NFL too many times to let his 3 receptions for 52 yards with 1 TD get to his head or make him believe he’s an automatic starter. The former Florida State and University of North Alabama player, who has had stints with the TB Bucs and NO Saints, was understandably cautious when asked if he believes he did enough in the “Snoopy Bowl’ aka the Giants’ preseason 35-24 win over the NY Jets.
“I never know," stated Parker. "You never know. It’s the NFL. You try to perform and you let them make the decision at the end of the day.”
He was equally stoic in his assessment of his touchdown.
“Ryan just hit me deep and I caught the ball," noted Parker. "It felt good”.
By the way, Nassib threw for a total of 3 TDs compared to Manning’s one.
Having experienced the heartbreak of getting cut once too often, Parker remained grounded.
“Just try hard," said the Giants' WR. "Everyday I go out there and I just try to practice hard and I try to bring it to the game.” The multi-talented player who also returns kicks and punts “feels good” about his core and extra duties and believes the unit is gaining in confidence which is all he asks for."
Parker gave an honest assessment of the Giants’ receiving corps.
“We all want to make plays. That’s why we come out here," noted Parker. "Everybody is trying hard. When their name is called, that’s what we try to do- make plays and just go out there and do your best.”
Parker’s eight receptions this offseason trail the recently-injured Marcus Harris’ and Corey Washington’s 9. A testament to the competition, work ethic of the young wideout.
“Everybody out here is trying to resuscitate their careers, but that’s all we’re trying to do," noted Parker. "Just trying to continue and try to live life as a football player as long as we can. Just kind of like what I said, hard work.”