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Giants news: Brandon Meriweather believes he's still a Pro Bowl player

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New York Giants headlines for 8/17.

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning New York Giants fans! Here are your news updates for this Monday morning.

Brandon Meriweather thinks he's a Pro Bowl player

With the season ending injury for fifth round pick Mykkele Thompson, the Giants have decided to shore up their secondary depth by signing former Redskins safety, Brandon Meriweather. Meriweather is now the most experienced safety on the New York Giants roster. He's confident enough to not only be one of the best safeties on the Giants, but the entire league as he proclaims that he is still a Pro Bowl caliber player.

"I’m excited, man," Meriweather said. "Any time you can come to a great organization, you’ve always got to be excited and ready to help. "I’m going to go in and I’m going to put my all into it. I’m going to get with coach every day until I get it the way I knew every other defense."

Asked if he is still the player who was selected to two Pro Bowls, Meriweather said, "I know I am."

As a veteran of a position group that direly needs experience, Meriweather was already given a lot of reps during Sunday's Giants training camp practice.

Meriweather was thrown into the fire in the full-pads practice, taking far more reps than he anticipated. "They actually threw me in and I didn’t know I was going to get that many reps at all," he said. "I thought I was going to do some running around, but not that. "It’s always good to learn on the fly. It’s always good just to learn, just throw them in and let them sink or swim. That’s the way you learn."

Reuben Randle might miss next preseason game

Reuben Randle missed a practice last week in Cincinnati due to knee tendinitis. He attempted to play in the first preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals but left after just three plays.

Rueben Randle’s knee tendinitis might keep him out of action for longer than the Giants had hoped. The fourth-year receiver was held without a catch and barely played in Friday night’s preseason-opening loss to the Bengals in Cincinnati, after a week in which he was barely able to practice. And on Saturday, Coughlin admitted that Randle had been "in pain."

Trevin Wade continues to impress

Cornerback Trevin Wade is a name that might even stump the most diehard of Giants fans. However, with injury and inexperience in the secondary, this under the radar name might turn into a diamond in the rough.

Wade earned "Kudos" for his play Friday. and an excellent Pro Football Focus grade. He continued his solid work during Sunday's training camp practice.

Wade had a nice play in practice yesterday as well, with a tipped ball that ended as an interception in the hands of Bennett Jackson. As a result, Giants beat writer Jordan Raanan named him one of the three stars in Sunday's practice.

Wade is doing all he is as a corner to make the team. But to be a lock for playing time, he must be a contributor for special teams. He seems to have the right attitude in his approach.

Wade, who can also contribute on special teams, was already making a push for a roster spot prior to the game. His stock should continue to rise now, especially given the injury uncertainties the Giants have at the position now. "I'm pretty happy with it, and there's always room to improve," Wade said. "I'm going to go back, watch the film and see how I can be better."

Around the league

The Chicago Bears are having injury issues in their wide receiver corps. Not only is Kevin White done for the year, but former Pro Bowl receiver Alshon Jeffery is having calf strain issues as well.

Former Patterson Catholic player, T.J. Clemmings was a fourth-round pick last May. Now he is thrown into the fire as the right tackle for the Minnesota Vikings.

Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden finally makes his debut in practice as he returns from injury. However, Dez Bryant is still out with a hamstring issue.