Giants' Damontre Moore ready to face the ones


New York Giants' Damontre´Moore's helmet during practice at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center East Rutherford, NJ. July 24, 2014. Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

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Damontre Moore has shown this preseason that he can be a dominating player against second- and third-string offensive linemen. Now it's time for him to graduate.

The second-year defensive end should be ready to start taking more reps against starting-caliber blockers as the preseason continues. He had four tackles, a tackle for a loss and a quarterback hit on Saturday against the Steelers' subs. Before the Giants can know what they have in him, though, he'll have to face the varsity players.

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He doesn't seem concerned about it.

"I'm going to go out there and play against the ones, twos, threes, whoever I'm playing against and just try to be the best person I can be," Moore said. "I feel like if I do everything I can, everything will take care of itself. At the end of the day, we'll see what happens."

Moore also said that he doesn't think there is much difference between starters and reserves.

"Everybody's good at this level," he said. "You don't just get here being a mediocre player. It's just one person that has to pay his dues. People are in certain circumstances. I don't feel like there's too much of a difference honestly."

If that's true, the Giants will be very pleased with the development of their own dues-paying second-string defensive end this season.

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