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New York Giants' news and notes: Diehl in, Locklear out and other notes

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Sean Locklear (75) is being replaced in the starting lineup by David Diehl.
Sean Locklear (75) is being replaced in the starting lineup by David Diehl.
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Good morning, New York Giants' fans! Here is your Friday morning notebook.

Giants' Eli, Steelers' Big Ben have taken different paths to NFL royalty - NYPOST.com
Eli and Ben. Whom would you have built your franchise around eight-plus years ago and whom would you rather have today?

Diehl in, Locklear out at right tackle | New York Daily News
Offensive line coach Pat Flaherty told Locklear of the move on Wednesday, he said.

"He said, 'You're not being benched because of your play," Locklear told reporters Thursday. "You've been playing good; you've done everything we've asked. It's just a guy can't lose his job from minor injury.'

"I kind of expected it, I just didn't know whe it was going to happen."

Giants’ Mark Herzlich Expected to Start for Chase Blackburn - NYTimes.com
Mark Herzlich is replacing Chase Blackburn at middle linebacker, the thinking man’s position on defense.

Antrel Rolle: Rules that protect receivers endanger defensive backs | ProFootballTalk
Giants safety Antrel Rolle says the NFL's rules that protect receivers from being hit when they're defenseless are the reason he suffered a concussion on Sunday.

Can We Get Excited About These Steelers? Why the Giants are the Measuring Stick | Steeler Addicts - Pittsburgh Steelers News, Forum, Blog, & Fan Site
A look at the Giants and Steelers

NJ Transit Train That Brings 10,000 to Giants Game May Not Run - Businessweek
New Jersey Transit may not run the train that brings 10,000 people to MetLife Stadium when the New York Giants meet the Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 4 as it continues to assess damage from Hurricane Sandy.

Giants Mid-season Report Card | Inside Football

Tuck: Steelers O-line "gets away with murder" | New York Daily News