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Giants news, 10/9: Colin Kaepernick's running ability a concern

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New York Giants headlines for Friday, 10/9.

The Giants will need to make sure they keep Kaepernick in the pocket.
The Giants will need to make sure they keep Kaepernick in the pocket.
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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are headlines for the start of your Friday morning.

Colin Kaepernick similar to Tyrod Taylor

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has struggled this year during the 49ers' 1-3 start to the season. The Nevada product is currently sporting a 38.6 QBR, which is 26th out of the 32 starting quarterbacks in the NFL. While he hasn't had a very productive season with his arm, his legs are proving to be as effective a weapon as always. Kaepernick is leading the league in rushing yards by a quarterback, tied at the top with Carolina's Cam Newton, but on less attempts. With the combination of he and running back Carlos Hyde, the Giants -- armed with the top ranked NFL rushing defense -- will look to keep Kaepernick in the pocket as much as they can.

"It’s good because we prepared for a very similar guy last week,’’ linebacker Mark Herzlich said. "We just got to keep doing the same type of things we were doing. Same thing, you don’t want them to beat you with their legs.’’

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Tom Coughlin is very content with the playmaking ability of three-way rising star Nikita Whitlock.

Tight end Daniel Fells is still in the hospital after being diagnosed with the MRSA infection. He had a fourth surgery on Thursday and will reportedly go through another surgical procedure this weekend.

Chris Simms believes that Jonathan Hankins is one of the most underrated defensive tackles in the NFL.

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Victor Cruz is targeting Week 6 against the Philadelphia Eagles, whom he suffered his patellar tendon injury against last season, as his return date.

The pass rush could be the biggest key for the Giants when the 49ers have the ball.

Devon Kennard, who is listed as day-to-day, headlines Thursday's injury report.

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