Player Wire: Giants

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Posted Aug 28, 2006


The Player Wire is a list of tidbits about various players that either play for, or used to play for the Giants.


Carter, Tim (New York Giants) (08/27/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Tim Carter has been the surprise of camp, merely because he has managed to stay healthy. "He is just a delight when you can watch him racing downfield and beating guys," says QB Eli Manning. "He has great size and speed. He can be a superstar if he just manages to stay on the field." The 6-0, 190-pound Carter, now starting his fifth season with the Giants (he was a second round pick in 2002), led the team with four receptions vs. the Jets (four for 34 yards).
Ruegamer, Grey (New York Giants) (08/27/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- C Grey Ruegamer, filling in for injured starter Shaun O'Hara (knee), has played well. But he isn't comfortable. "I always reserve judgment," he says. "It is never as good or as bad as you think it is. We started moving the ball, we started running. It felt kind of good when we had a running back down the field and you know that's five or six yards."
Arrington, LaVar (New York Giants) (08/27/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- SLB LaVar Arrington got his first in-depth taste of action vs. the Jets. "We are slowly coming together as a defense," he said. "We are improving and it was another good showing. But we have so much more that we can improve on. That's our positive. This team is very deep in talent and we have a lot of good young linebackers, too." He mentioned MLB Chase Blackburn and SLB Reggie Torbor.
Demps, Will (New York Giants) (08/27/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- FS Will Demps, who showed up during the UFA period from Baltimore, was proud of the fact that the defense has not allowed a TD in 11 straight quarters (the blocked punt returned for a TD by the Jets did not count against the defense). "It is kind of just getting the feel for this defense and the guys and we are really coming together. We're excited now because we feel comfortable with each other."
Burress, Plaxico (New York Giants) (08/27/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Plaxico Burress definitely had a down game. He dropped a pass right in his hands (meaning he could not publicly call out Manning for poor accuracy), then drew two costly penalties. "Hey, if you are going to get a personal foul, this is the best time to do it -- during the preseason. You know, get them out of the way. The guy [Jets' safety Kerry Rhodes] hit me so I hit him back. I got caught. They always catch the second guy."
Wilkinson, Gerris (New York Giants) (08/27/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WLB Gerris Wilkinson started the game for Carlos Emmons, and needless to say the rookie has been immensely impressive in training camp. When he was finished with his first-team duty, veteran Brandon Short came in and promptly recorded two sacks. There are strong doubts that Emmons (burner), a 10-year veteran, is going to make the final roster.
Cofield, Barry (New York Giants) (08/27/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Barry Cofield started and impressed Coughlin, who said of the fourth-round pick via Northwestern: "He did better as the game went along, and he did a better job than I might have expected against the double team." Cofield has vaulted at least into the four-man rotation Coughlin is going to use for his DTs. The others are Fred Robbins, Jonas Seawright and William Joseph.


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OLB LaVar Arrington (profile)
WR Plaxico Burress (profile)
WR Tim Carter (profile)
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