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New York Giants news, 9/18: Chances for Trumaine McBride, Preston Parker

New York Giants headlines for Thursday, 9/18.

Trumaine McBride
Trumaine McBride
Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are your Thursday morning headlines.

Preston Parker's luck has changed

What was Preston Parker, the Giants punt returner and now the team's No. 3 wide receiver, doing last year when he was out of football?

"Begging for money, that's all. Trying to find a job," he said.

Eli offers a good reason to win a game

The quarterback doesn't want to keep making the head coach mad.

"No one enjoys this scenario. You see Coach Coughlin, he doesn't enjoy it. We don't want to be in this situation, we want to get out of it. We want to get a win and get things going and get a good feeling back in this locker room and get some excitement. We definitely want to get back going for everybody's relief and don't want to keep taking a ripping from him after games."

Trumaine McBride ready to step up

With Walter Thurmond gone for the season, the Giants will once again turn to Trumaine McBride. The veteran corner started 10 games on the outside for the Giants last year after the team lost Corey Webster and Aaron Ross to injury. He will play in the slot this year.

"I'm just a football player. Whether it's outside or inside, I'm ready to play wherever. ... I don't feel like this is anything different or like this is anything new for me because each and every week, from the offseason to the preseason to now, I prepare like I'm a starter."

Roster Exemption for Herman

Guard Eric Herman has been reinstated as a result of the league's new PED policy. Herman had been serving a four-game suspension. The Giants have been granted a two-day roster exemption for Herman that expires at 4 p.m. Et on Friday. By that time the Giants need to place Herman on the 53-man roster, waive him or put him on IR.

Around the Inter-Google

CBS Connecticut lists Giants punter Steve Weatherford as one of the NFL's good guys.

Forbes is speculating that Eli Manning could in in his final season with the Giants. Why is Forbes writing about this?

Pat Traina has some interesting insight into what is going on with wide receiver Victor Cruz.