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New York Giants' news, 8/8: Brandon Mosley may start Saturday

New York Giants news and notes for Thursday morning.

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Brandon Mosley
Brandon Mosley
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Chris Snee is back to practice, but won't play Saturday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. James Brewer, who has been taking first-team reps at right guard in Snee's place, suffered a concussion on Tuesday. That means Brandon Mosley will likely start Saturday when the New York Giants face the Pittsburgh Steelers in their preseason opener.

"It would be huge," Mosley said. "It would be huge for anybody to get their first start, but you’ve just got to go in there and do your best."

Mosley, a first-round draft choice in 2012, spent the season on injured reserve with an ankle injury.

"I’ve just got to work even harder," Mosley said. "I’m glad they gave me an opportunity, I’m very happy for it. I’m pumped. I want to try to do my best to make them happy, to fill any spots that I need to."

"He’s had some very good practices," coach Tom Coughlin said Wednesday. "He occasionally suffers from a lack of experience when something new confronts him. He’s been impressive. He’s a tough kid. He’s battling."

Brandon Myers not focused on stats

Brandon Myers caught 79 passes for the Oakland Raiders a season ago. It doesn't seem likely he can match that total in a Giants' offense that features two, and possibly three, star wide receivers. He doesn't appear worried about it.

"That’s not my style, really," Myers said. "Win some ball games, make the playoffs. That’s really all that matters to me."

Quarterback Eli Manning likes what he sees thus far from Myers.

He is smart. He is kind of learning this offense that is completely different from what he’s been used to. There are a few things, there’s some teaching points, but he’s starting to understand it. He’s starting to comprehend everything and he’s doing a good job of getting open. He is athletic. He runs good routes. He catches the ball well, so hopefully he can be a big part of this offense and get us a bunch of catches."

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