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New York Giants news, 8/15: Saturday 'great test' for Giants' secondary

New York Giants headlines for Friday, 8/15.

Antrel Rolle and Walter Thurmond
Antrel Rolle and Walter Thurmond
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Good morning, New York Giants fans. Let's take a look at the stories making news on this Friday morning.

Thurmond: Colts 'A Great Test'

Giants cornerback Walter Thurmond is looking forward to Saturday's preseason game against Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts.

"It's going to be a great test for us. We're striving to be the best secondary group out there and one of the best defenses to play the game this year, so it's going to be a great test, Thurmond said. "We have a great group of guys back there with Antrel and Stevie [Brown] and Prince and DRC. That pass rush is going to be pretty insane as well just because of the coverage on the backend. I know a good D-line when I see one, coming from Seattle and stuff like that, and how especially when the secondary can get our hands on the receivers, it really frees those guys up to get those one on one matchups on the defensive line. We have to work together as one unit out there this year and it's going to be a great time."

Hynoski Banking On Versatility

Henry Hynoski is competing with John Conner for the Giants fullback job. He is hoping that versatility gives him an edge.

"Right now I can play fullback ,obviously, running back, and tight end is something I feel I can do also. Getting into some routes, some inline blocking and that type of thing. In this league, the more you can do, the better. It certainly won't hurt if I can expand my role a little bit more," Hynoski said. "I just like playing football and if it involves blocking, I like it especially. Anywhere I can line up and get to hit somebody, I guess I'll be happy."

Before you start thinking the Giants might use Hynoski as a true tight end, head coach Tom Coughlin squashed that idea Thursday afternoon.

"He is not going to line up on the line of scrimmage, but he will line up at the up position, in the flood wing position and all over the backfield. He can do those types of things," Coughlin said.

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