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New York Giants News, 8/14: Eli’s Rusty, Orleans Darkwa, Jay Bromley, More

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Let’s check in on what is going on with the New York Giants as we start another work week.

McAdoo: Eli Manning Looks Rusty

Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning didn’t play Friday and has seen a decreased workload lately. Sunday, coach Ben McAdoo said the veteran quarterback needs some work.

“Eli’s been consistent, he’s been productive. He had a few days off, he seemed a little bit rusty today. I don’t know if that needs to be a headline, but I’m sure most of you may use it. It’s an easy one,” McAdoo said. “We need to get him back and get him some work. I know he’s excited to get back to work.”

Orleans Darkwa Not Worrying About Roster Spot

Running back Orleans Darkwa, who entered the NFL as a free agent, never has guaranteed playing time or even a roster spot entering each season. He has moved beyond worrying about it.

“In the past couple of years, you always think about the roster bubble and making the 53 (man roster),” Darkwa said. “I came into this camp with a clear mind and just go out there and do my best. I don’t worry about making the roster and all those types of things, just going out there and giving my best effort. Let the chips fall where they may. I’m just trying to do my best as far as making sure my health and my conditioning are on point.”

Darkwa had three carries for 18 yards Friday night vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers.

John Jerry Not Worried About Competition

D.J. Fluker is, potentially, conpetition for John Jerry as the Giants’ starting right guard. Jerry isn’t looking over his shoulder at Fluker’s massive shadow.

“I am always motivated. I couldn’t care less who they bring in,” Jerry said. “Everybody knows we have to compete for a job and that’s the way I take it.”

Bromley Willing To Help Tomlinson

Jay Bromely is competing for playing time with second-round pick Dalvin Tomlinson, but that doesn’t mean he won’t help the rookie defensive tackle.

“I have always been one of those guys where I am going to help you the best way I can,” Bromley said. “I was fortunate enough to come in here with guys like Cullen Jenkins, Mike Paterson, Mathias Kiwanuka; I had a bunch of old vets in here and they never steered me the wrong way. They always helped me out the best they could, so I look forward to doing the same thing with him. I am going to beat out the competition at their best and they are going to make me better.”