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Eli Manning Not Concerned About Preseason Opener

Giants’ veteran QB doesn’t know if he will play

NFL: New York Giants-Training Camp William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports

Eli Manning doesn’t know yet if he will be playing Friday night in the New York Giants’ preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. On Monday, the veteran quarterback sounded like it make much difference to him.

“I think I got enough action over the last 14 years to get me ready for the upcoming season,” he said.

Manning did not play in last year’s preseason opener. Coach Ben McAdoo said Monday that playing time for Friday had not yet been decided.

“We haven’t had that conversation yet, so I’m sure he’ll let me know in the next couple of days what the plan is,” Manning said. “Whatever coach wants to do, what he thinks is best for me, the team, I’m going to do. So, again, for the first preseason game, you might take six or seven snaps. So, it’s not like it’s going to make a difference for that upcoming season. I think you’ve got enough reps in practice, enough reps in the second and third [preseason games] and obviously 13 other years of preseason and regular season games should get me in good rhythm.”