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Giants news, 10/11: "Workhorse" Rashad Jennings appears to question RB committee

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New York Giants headlines for Friday, Dec. 11.

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are some headlines to follow for your Friday morning.

Rashad Jennings wants to be a "workhorse"

The Giants running back spoke with the media Thursday, openly asking what the "hot hand looks like." Jennings has been able to get in a groove this year, as he's averaging just 3.7 yards per carry this season -- third on the team ahead of only Andre Williams. Jennings hasn't been able to play the style he believes fits his best skill set, but is willing to do whatever he can to help Big Blue win.

"I’m built to be a workhorse,’’ Jennings said.

Is there a workhorse on the Giants?

"Nah,’’ Jennings said. "You just got to keep chipping away and find a ways to bring your skill with inside the system we have right now.’’

Jennings, like most running backs, wants to set up a defense, using carries early in games to find openings later. "Keep setting up a chess match where you know what you’re doing,’’ he said.

Has he been able to play out that chess match this season?

"I have not been able to play my game this year,’’ Jennings said. "I haven’t had that opportunity, I would say, during a game, but it’s not about me, it’s about this team. My concern is how in the world can we win.’’

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The Giants secondary does not seem unfazed by the challenge of facing budding star Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry.

ESPN analyst Mark Schlereth called the NFC East "pretty much garbage."

Josh Brown is looking for an opportunity to redeem himself after missing his first field goal of the season last week against the Jets.

Cullen Jenkins says the trash talking with Jets receiver Brandon Marshall was blown out of proportion.

Odell Beckham, the newest player representative for Head & Shoulders, grades other athletes' hair styles.

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Ereck Flowers and Devon Kennard headline this week's injury report.

Nat Berhe penned an excellent piece about the San Bernardino mass shooting during which his cousin was killed.

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Around the NFL

The Arizona Cardinals clinched a spot in the playoffs after defeating the Minnesota Vikings, 23-20, on Thursday Night Football.

DeMarco Murray "100 percent" wants to be a member of the Philadelphia Eagles next season.

Anquan Boldin truly believes that Blaine Gabbert could be the future quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers.

Catch the NFL Network's latest documentary "Jersey Guys," which details the Giants' success after they moved their home to New Jersey.

Jimmy Clausen has the chance to make sad NFL history this Sunday.

DeAndre Hopkins of the Houston Texans is the latest to say he is the best receiver in the NFL.