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New York Giants news, 9/6: Cruz 'honored,' more headlines

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New York Giants headlines for Saturday, 9/6.

Victor Cruz
Victor Cruz
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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Let's look at some of the stories making news around the Giants this morning.

Cruz honored to be a captain

Victor Cruz was named one of the Giants five captains on Friday, a first for the wide receiver.

"It is a tremendous honor," Cruz said. "Extremely humbled by it, I don't even know where to begin. I have been smiling since I got the news. I am just happy, not so much for myself but that my teammates just carry me in high regard and really want to see leadership capabilities in myself. That is the best part, that your peers see it and not just yourself. It's great. I just want to be able to lead these guys to victory and lead these guys not just on the field but in their personal lives. Whatever they come to me with, I just want to be there to help."

Quinn: Preston Parker is the punt returner

Special teams coordinator Tom Quinn confirmed Friday that Preston Parker, who did most of the punt returning during the preseason, should be the primary punt returner Monday night vs. the Detroit Lions.

"It is Preston right now," Quinn said. "He did a good job during the preseason, so it is his job right now. We will run with him."

Parker averaged 7.5 yards on 10 returns in the preseason. His longest runback was 17 yards.

"He has a quick first step to get the return started and he has experience back there as well," Quinn said.

Rashad Jennings: 'No doubts' about offense

It seems like everyone is doubting the New York Giants offense. Except the players and coaches themselves, that is.

"Everything is a process. You would be silly to say otherwise. We have no doubts. I don't think I would even comment on it. That's silly. This is the National Football League. I believe everybody in here believes they can play across all 32 teams. It is about executing. It is not about talking," Jennings said. "Obviously, just like anything else in the world, we want immediate gratification for our work. We know it is a never-ending process. We are growing every single day. There is no doubt about that. It is a long season. This is Week 1. This is what we have been preparing for. Preseason doesn't matter, it is a clean slate."

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