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New York Giants news, 7/19: Giants' Rolle listed among game's best safeties

New York Giants headlines for Saturday, 7/19.

Antrel Rolle (left) talks to Walter Thurmond.
Antrel Rolle (left) talks to Walter Thurmond.
Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, New York Giants fans! Two more days until players report for training camp. Players for the Buffalo Bills, the Giants' opponent in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, report on Saturday. Now, let's check the headlines.

Antrel Rolle is No. 3 on Bucky Brooks' list of the top 10 safeties in the NFL. Here is what Brooks wrote:

The cagey veteran remains one of the top playmakers in the game despite entering his 10th season in the league. In fact, Rolle is fresh off his best professional campaign. As a former cornerback, he's comfortable manning up against tight ends and receivers in the slot, but he's also adept at patrolling the deep middle. His versatility allows defensive coordinator Perry Fewell to use him in a variety of roles in the Giants' sub-packages to keep quarterbacks guessing in the pocket. Rolle is a proven playmaker with a knack for picking off passes (23 career interceptions, including six in 2013) and creating disruption on the second level. He's an ideal Swiss army knife to counter the versatile offenses setting the pace in today's NFL.

Brooks has Earl Thomas of the Seattle Seahawks and Eric Berry of the Kansas City Chiefs as the top two on his list, respectively.

Valentine's View: Personally, I always think of Rolle as a good player but not this good. Look at Brooks' list, though, and you can make an argument that he is pretty much on target.

Rolle, incidentally, posted the following message via Instagram:

The work I have put in this offseason will determine the outcome of this season. I NEVER STOPPED GRINDIN.... This is my stomping ground. DA U is where I learned the real definition of what it means to grind. If it's not broke then why try to fix it. My goal is always to make the next year better than the last. At 31 I feel like I am in the best shape of my life. That's when u know you are doing something right. Lets go get it!! 2014 Here I come. My work here is complete and official. Many people see the outcome but they never see the work behind the closed doors. #theU #killedmyself #truetestament #boysinblue

ESPN's Dan Graziano has come out with his pre-training camp roster projection. Graziano's projection isn't much different from the one I made earlier this week. is reporting that the Giants believe guard John Jerry, who had offseason knee surgery, "should be ready" when training camp opens.

In case you missed, ex-punter Chris Kluke absolutely went off on the Minnesota Vikings Friday via Twitter.

Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL could have a team in London within a decade.