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New York Giants News And Notes: Jacquian Williams, Domenik Hixon And More

Good morning, New York Giants fans! Another day, another notebook filled with interesting links for you.

Jacquian Williams is bigger, not slower - Giants Blog - ESPN New York
Last year as a rookie, Williams impressed the Giants with his speed and ability to cover tight ends and running backs. But physicality was never really one of Williams' traits, since he was a slender-but-fast linebacker.

This offseason, Williams added 20 pounds to his frame and now weighs 240. He says he was able to add muscle without sacrificing speed. And that is why he has been more physical in practice as well against the run.

"I'm definitely bigger," Williams said. "And I like the weight. I feel comfortable playing there. That's something that comes along with being a linebacker. Nobody wants to play linebacker at 220."

"I'm still as fast as I always was," he added. "Quickness hasn't gone anywhere."

Tom Rock's post on New York Giants | Latest updates on Sulia
"Whenever you turn on the TV, it’s the Jets. SportsCenter is just camped out at the Jets’ complex. I think they’re moving everything from Bristol to right over at the Jets’ complex there. That’ll be an interesting move." - [Eli] Manning again on @ESPNNY98_7FM tweaking both the Jets and the Worldwide Leader in Sports.

Giants' Travis Beckum watches, listens and learns, in no rush to return from ACL |
"You know what? If I were to say I wanted to be back by Week 1, that’s putting pressure on myself. And I think that’s what happens with these guys, they want to get back too soon, put the pressure on themselves, then come back and re-tear it," Beckum said. "I’m going to try to be smart about it."

The likely scenario for Beckum, who is on the physically-unable-to-perform list, is to remain on PUP at the start of the regular season. That would give him a window between Weeks 6-12 in which to return to game action.

Training Camp Confidential
Domenik Hixon answered many questions with one superlative play.

The veteran receiver made one of the highlight plays of training camp today when he soared over Prince Amukamara to catch a long pass down the left sideline from Eli Manning when the Giants’ ran a two-minute drill at the end of practice. Hixon demonstrated that he still has the speed to go deep, still has the moves to elude an outstanding cornerback, still can leap high for a ball, still has Manning’s trust – and, perhaps most importantly, still doesn’t have to worry about his right knee, where his anterior cruciate ligament was surgically repaired each of the last two years.

As soon as he picked himself off the ground, Hixon took a quick inventory and realized his knee was pain-free.

"It was one of those things that you react and play out there and try not to think about it,’ he said. "Besides me being tired, I’m good. I’m up and running. It was a good feeling."

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"Will Hill is practicing well. ... you see a real quick, well-conditioned athlete right now. He’s definitely had a couple of days where he’s stood out and he stands out on "teams" too."

-- Tom Coughlin on undrafted free agent safety Will Hill, who has had an impressive training camp

"You know, in this league, you have to have an open mind. A ballplayer is a ballplayer. It doesn’t matter what position you’re at. If I have to go down there and do it again, then so be it. ... We’re going to have to play with the cards that are dealt to us, and it’s something I’ve done before. I’m not a stranger to the nickel position. So, like I said, if I have to play it, then so be it."

-- Antrel Rolle on playing some nickel cornerback with Terrell Thomas injured