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New York Giants headlines for Thursday, 8/13.

Weston Richburg believes the difference from last year to now is "night and day."
Weston Richburg believes the difference from last year to now is "night and day."
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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

Weston Richburg more confident

Last year, Giants rookie lineman Weston Richburg was playing out of position at left guard. At Colorado State, he was a center entering the NFL Draft. Now, Richburg is back at his natural position and has shown strides in his game, such as watching more film, analyzing his mistakes, and correcting them during training camp practices. According to Richburg, the difference is "night and day."

"There is more confidence there, confidence in my technique and confidence in the offense," Richburg said. "I know what is supposed to happen, I'm able to make my calls fast. It's definitely night and day difference."

Richburg also talked about this and much more during a recent appearance on the 'Big Blue Chat' podcast.

Can Corey Washington do it again?

The second-year wide receiver from Division II Newberry College jumped into the heart of Giants fans last preseason when he scored four touchdowns and put himself on the roster bubble. Washington did make the 53-man roster but did not get a lot of playing time due to not excelling on special teams, something Tom Coughlin looks for in his players to accomplish before they can earn more playing time. This preseason, Washington is hoping to build upon his coming out party last year.

"This preseason will be as big for me as it was last year," Washington said. "I have to go out and do not just what I did last year, but more. I'm not going to sit here and say I'm going to score four touchdowns like I did last year in the preseason, but I can play at a high level like I did."

Coughlin, Jay Fund send teens to concert

Last week, the band One Direction performed at MetLife Stadium to the joy of many teenage girls. Two of them at the stadium, Magen Cabrera and Ahtziri Garcia, were in the midst of battling cancer, but were provided VIP tickets to the concert by Giants head coach Tom Coughlin and his Jay Fund Foundation.

"Cancer is a devastating illness, not just to the patient, but to the families," Coughlin, 68, said. "Parents have to stop working; brothers and sisters have to deal with all the attention going to the patient. It takes an emotional toll on families, and that's where the Jay Fund tries to help."

In Case You Missed It

Victor Cruz made a surprise appearance against the Bengals.

Owamagbe Odighizuwa could be a potential monster at defensive end.

Kerry Wynn believes he can be a starter.

The competition at right tackle is brewing.

Rueben Randle did not practice Wednesday, but is NOT ruled out for New York's first preseason game this Friday.

Around the NFL

Tom Brady and the NFL did not find common ground on a settlement today.

The Bills claimed IK Enemkpali, the linebacker who was released by the Jets after punching quarterback Geno Smith and breaking his jaw.

Former Bears linebacker Lance Briggs revealed he wanted to punch quarterback Jay Cutler, but didn't because he didn't want to be disrespectful.