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Oshane Ximines: “High effort, high energy guy”

Outside linebackers coach Mike Dawson praised the third-round pick when he met with media over the weekend.

“The things you’re going to see when you watch Oshane play is that he’s a high effort, high energy guy. What’s impressed me about him since the day that he got here probably up until this point is just turning into a pro. The way he studies, the way he takes notes, the way he re-takes notes, and then he’ll go out and he’ll make a mistake a million miles an hour, I’m fine with that, and then he’ll come back and he’ll fix the mistake at a million miles an hour,” Dawson said. “So, that’s the most you can ask for from a guy. I’m excited to keep seeing him progress. He’s doing a great job of kind of refining his tool box, as far as how the rush goes, and as he keeps honing those skills, he’s going to get better and better.”

B.J. Hill “coming into his own”

Asked about the second-year defensive lineman, this is what linebacker Alec Ogletree had to say:

“He’s coming into his own. You like to see that from him because he is a good player in this league and he’s realizing he has the potential to do a lot of great things in this defense. That’s just his personality that’s really showing. As a rookie, you kind of just try not to do too much wrong and not say too much, just handle your business. He enjoys playing football, you can tell he loves football. The trash talking he does, that’s just his personality that we are starting to see now.”

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Landon Collins plans to have “a lot of aggression” when facing the Giants – ProFootballTalk

Collins just can’t stop.

“For me, it’s going to be a lot of aggression,” Collins said of facing the team that made him a second-round pick in 2015. “When I go to those types of games, I go to my college times. I was from Louisiana and I was playing LSU [while at Alabama]. So just being able to keep my composure as much as possible, keep my emotions in check and play within my defense. When you go against a team that you have some aggression against, you want to let some self-esteem out. You want to pick your times and pick your moments to do that. You got to be able to control it at the end of the day because it could hurt the team more than it could help. From that standpoint, I just got to keep the emotions under control.”

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Giants backup running back Rod Smith has been here before - New York Post

Smith isn’t worried about his roster spot.

“Me, I don’t feel any challenge,’’ Smith said. “Just come in and keep learning the playbook as quick as possible. I’m one of those guys you know you always can count on for special teams. I’m a guy that can come in when the head guy needs a break and you ain’t gonna miss a beat. But I don’t feel any challenge. I’m not worried about that.’

Remaining Training Camp Schedule

Monday, August 5 — 10:45 a.m. (Closed)

Tuesday, August 6 — 10:45 a.m. (Public)

Sunday, August 11 — 10:45 a.m. (Public)

Monday, August 12 — 10:45 a.m. (Public)

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

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