Giants getting up to speed on Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III reacts after

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III reacts after running during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings. (Oct. 14, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

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The Giants will get their first look at Robert Griffin III this week. Until now, all they've seen of the Redskins' dynamic rookie quarterback has been on highlight shows. But even some of those plays have escaped them.

"I honestly haven't seen the highlights," linebacker Michael Boley said of the cadre of game-breaking plays Griffin has made in his short NFL career, including a stunning 76-yard touchdown run Sunday against the Vikings. "I don't really pay attention to it too much. From the few things that I've seen, few things that I've heard, he's having a pretty impressive year."

Tom Coughlin said he hadn't seen the touchdown sprint as of Monday afternoon. By the time the game starts Sunday, though, you can bet that the Giants and their coaches will be very familiar with that and Griffin's other exploits.

"I'm sure we're going to be very much aware of the talented player that he is," Coughlin said.

Canty to practice

The Giants didn't practice Monday, and the only person who may have been disappointed by that "Victory Monday" was Chris Canty. That's because the defensive tackle who has been on PUP since the start of training camp is eligible to practice this week. Coughlin said Canty (knee) will join the team, opening a three-week window for him to be added to the active roster.

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Giant steps

Coughlin said safety Kenny Phillips (knee) could have "some more opportunities to practice" this week, but no determination has been made yet . . . David Diehl (knee) returned to action as a blocking tight end. "It was good for him to play and it was good for him to work and be in the competitive aspect of [the game]," Coughlin said.

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