New York Giants' news, 11/7: Andre Brown 'can't wait' to play

Andre Brown - Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants' headlines for Thursday, 11/7.

Andre Brown has not been activated yet, but all signs point to the New York Giants' running back making his 2013 season debut Sunday vs. the Oakland Raiders. Let's say Brown is just a little bit excited.

"It’s going to be fun. I just can’t wait. I haven’t been getting too much sleep because it’s like Christmas. I’m just really looking forward to going back out there and playing," Brown said on Wednesday. "I feel like whatever they put me in I’m going to go out there and give it my best shot and make sure I make a play."

Brown will wear a plate over the bone he broke in the final preseason game, the same injury that cost him the final six games of last season. He said he "would probably be wearing that for the rest of my career."

Brown, 26, gained 385 yards on 73 carries (5.3 yards per carry) last season with eight touchdowns. In three seasons prior to that Brown had only carried the ball twice.

Brandon Myers happy to be a Giant

Giants' tight end Brandon Myers caught 79 passes for Oakland last season, but the Raiders made no effort to keep him and he signed with the Giants as a free agent. Myers isn't catching as many passes as he did a year ago -- he is on pace for 46 catches, but he also isn't pining for his days with the Raiders.

"I found a place here that’s a great organization and coaches. The guys in the locker room are great and I’m happy to be here," Myers said. "I’m fine with it."

Jason Pierre-Paul feeling Super again?

Giants' defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said a couple of weeks ago that he didn't think he would be 100 percent this season as he continues to recover from back surgery. Pierre-Paul, though, seems optimistic following the bye week.

"I feel great. I feel awesome," Pierre-Paul said. "Honestly, when it comes down to me, I feel good. I went out there and had a great practice. I’m starting to build that confidence back in myself.

It's been eight games and I would say I feel about 90 percent now. For those eight games I've been playing how my back is going to take this, how it's going to feel. I got to a point where I can't think about that. I've got to go out and play the game. I can't think about getting hurt. I didn't get hurt by thinking. I have to go out and play this game like I know I can. I've been studying myself for the past couple of games and I've been doing pretty well. I went out there today and I'm turning the edge pretty good now so I feel good. I feel good about myself. We'll see how I do Sunday."

Victor Cruz: 'No concern' about Sunday

Despite missing practice Wednesday due to lingering soreness in his neck wide receiver Victor Cruz is confident he will be ready for Sunday.

"No concern, just some precautionary stuff. The training staff wanted me to take this one off and take another day to heal and get better and just feel better about myself. That’s all it was," Cruz said.

Around The Inter-Google

Ex-Giant Leonard Marshall has been diagnosed with CTE.

ESPN's Dan Graziano offers his midseason grades for the Giants.

Chris Snee talks to the New York Post about how difficult it is being unable to play.

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