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At a crowded position, the former second-round pick needs another impact performance like he had against the Jets (1 sack, 1 headline-grabbing QB hit against Mark Sanchez). Coughlin said that Austin has “flashed” and is “quick as can be,” but he’ll need to continue that to beat out his competition for the final defensive tackle spot on the roster in veteran Mike Patterson. |(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

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Giants on the bubble for final roster spots

The fourth preseason game is often considered the most meaningless of the year, and that may be the case for players established veterans trying to stay healthy for the season opener. But at the bottom of the roster, drama is high in the last game before the team cuts its roster from 75 to 53. Newsday's Tom Rock looks at six Giants who will be fighting for jobs against the Patriots.