T-Rock's Take on the Giants

Players 'lined up at the door' for potential openings on o-line

Chris Snee celebrates against the New England Patriots

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Our friend (and former Giants reporter) Zack Berman in Philadelphia pointed out this morning that the Eagles now have their entire offensive line signed through the 2016 season. Must be nice. Because as I pointed out in contrast, the Giants do not have a single offensive lineman that they can ink into any starting spot for the 2014 season as of right now. Sure, Chris Snee wants to return for one...

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Justin Pugh looking to bring the fight to NFL sack leader Justin Houston

New York Jets' Mark Sanchez is sacked by

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When Justin Pugh was drafted, one of the things scouts liked about him was his nasty streak on the field. The Giants can use a little of that on Sunday.

Coming off his worst game as a pro – in an admittedly small sample size – Pugh said that they key to beating the Chiefs and correcting the woes of the group up front will be to remain physical and not be bullied like they were last week.

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Justin Pugh expects to be nervous leading up to debut

Justin Pugh, right, looks to block linebacker Keith

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Justin Pugh anticipates some nausea on Sunday night.

“Before the game and until I get out there and get that first hit in I’ll probably be a little nervous,” the rookie right tackle said of the run-up to his first NFL regular-season game. “I always have been that way. I think that’s how offensive linemen naturally are, you get a little nervous and you feel it in your stomach, you feel like...

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Practice report: Debut of new O-line, Eli hits Randle twice, Rolle coming along

Justin Pugh, right, looks to block linebacker Keith

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There wasn’t much in the way of live action at today’s practice as most of it was done off cards. But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t news.

For instance, we saw the new shape of the Giants’ offensive line for the first time. With David Baas out for a few weeks, the team decided to make three moves to replace him. They shifted Kevin Boothe from left guard to center, moved David Diehl from right...

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Giants seem to be shuffling their line to replace David Baas

Justin Pugh, right, looks to block linebacker Keith

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It looks like Justin Pugh will be part of the reconfigured offensive line that deals with the absence of David Baas for the next few weeks.

Pugh’s agent tweeted out congratulations to his client this afternoon, saying that Pugh had been named a starter. While the Giants have not made that or any decision official, it seems likely that they will move Kevin Boothe from left guard to center,...

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Practice report: Pugh returns, Damonster is mashed, Barden needs just one hand

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Well, the big news of the day was Antrel Rolle going down with an ankle injury, the severity of which has yet to be determined. But practice went on without him once he was carted off and the flow of injured players returning to the field and those leaving it continued.

Let’s start with the ones who returned to action. Chris Snee (hip) was taking pretty much all of the first-team reps at right...

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