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Tuesday is the final day of Giants training camp. Let’s check the headlines.

Saquon: Eli is still the same

Saquon Barkley said Monday that the presence of Daniel Jones, draft sixth overall, has not changed Eli Manning.

“He’s Eli. I knew, even when we drafted Daniel Jones, that wasn’t going to change anything for Eli. That’s how Eli is, and that’s what I’ve seen from the first year. I said it a whole bunch of times last year, no matter if we win a game by 50 or if we lose a game by 40, he’s going to be the same guy that’s going to come in with the same mindset every single day, and he’s going to have the same preparation,” Barkley said. “That’s why he’s a two-time Super Bowl champ, two-time Super Bowl MVP, a future Hall of Famer, and one of the best players to ever play for this franchise.

“There’s a reason why, and you see that. When Daniel Jones goes out there and does a great job, it’s not like he’s worried. He’s happy for him. At the end of the day, that’s what this league is all about and that’s what we want to be about as a team, (and) a competitive team. You want to have competitive people. Even though you want to be the starter or you want to be number one, you also want to know that if you have to have a back-up come in, whether it’s a right guard, right tackle, or if Wayne (Gallman) has to come in, you know that they are able and are willing to get the job done.”

Will Hernandez: Kevin Zeitler’s “contagious” attitude

Much has been made of Kevin Zeitler’s no-nonsense attitude and his desire to get things right. Here is second-year guard Will Herndez discussing that:

“Zeitler just brings that attitude of, ‘I don’t care how many reps I have to take, but I’m going to get this specific detail right.’ He’s just very detail-oriented, and I think that’s what makes him a great offensive lineman. He pays attention to every single little thing, and it’s contagious, too. Sometimes he’s just working on this one little thing that we talked about in meetings and some of the other guys will be like, ‘Oh, that’s right, we have to do that,’ or ‘Oh, that’s right.’ It’s contagious. He doesn’t care if he has to do a thousand reps of something, but he’s going to get it right, and when it comes down to it, he’s going to execute. Like I said, it passes on to the rest of the offensive line, and it really helps us out, and we learn a lot from him, too.’

Remaining Training Camp Schedule

Tuesday, August 13 — 10:45 .m. (Public)

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