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Giants news: "Hungry" Ashlee Palmer aims to make the roster

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New York Giants headlines for Friday, 8/28.

Ashlee Palmer hopes to take advantage of his shot with the Giants.
Ashlee Palmer hopes to take advantage of his shot with the Giants.
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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are your Friday morning headlines.

Ashlee Palmer motivated to make good impression

The Giants have suffered a shock to their depth at linebacker, especially with starter Jon Beason being sidelined once again after a knee sprain. Mark Herzlich (concussion) and Jonathan Casillas (neck) arealso injured, and Jameel McClain missed time earlier in camp due to a neck injury. Palmer has 24 starts in 94 games during a six-year career and has played in 80 straight games. For Palmer, it's about maintaining a positive mentality and capitalizing on the opportunity to play for Big Blue.

"I've been home for at least six months, and I'm hungry," Palmer said. "It's on me to go out and make a good impression on these coaches so I can make the team."

Palmer was set to try out for the Cowboys several weeks ago, but was not granted a workout with Dallas because of high blood pressure. Palmer thought the stress and anxiety from not being involved in mini-camps for so long is what caused his blood pressure to raise, but says that he is now fine and in good health.

"You can't simulate a mini-camp at home," Palmer said. "Then the first two preseason games, you're sitting at home watching them. It can get frustrating. But I just continued to keep my head up and keep faith in God, and just wait on the call. I knew someone would call. And the time is now."

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Around the NFL

Former Giants safety Will Hill has re-signed with the Ravens on a two-year contract.

Entering his fourth season, is Andrew Luck already a "football god?" Frank Gore thinks so.

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