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Giants morning report: Position switch an opportunity for Bennett Jackson

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New York Giants headlines for Sunday, 5/24.

Bennett Jackson during a 2014 preseason game.
Bennett Jackson during a 2014 preseason game.
Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are a few Memorial Day weekend headlines for you.

Bennett Jackson eager for shot at safety

After a rookie season aborted by a knee injury that forced him to injured reserve, 2014 sixth-round draft pick Bennett Jackson has no qualms about the Giants asking him to move from cornerback to safety.

"At the end of the day, I’m a DB,’’ Jackson said. "I think my strengths are cover skills, I got good speed and I got good ball skills. The thing it’s gonna take for me to get out there and make an impact is, I just got to learn the defense and really just communicate the calls fluently. That’s really the main thing with learning a new defense, you got to be accountable and allow people to trust that you’re gonna be out there and really just get the job done.’’

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