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Manningham looks good, feels good

Mario Manningham of the New York Giants makes

Mario Manningham of the New York Giants makes a reception against the St. Louis Rams. (Sept. 19, 2011) Credit: Getty Images

On Fernando’s Hideaway, Billy Crystal always said: “It’s better to look good than to feel good.” Mario Manningham appears to be handling both.

The receiver has missed the last two games and hadn’t practiced for two weeks, but in the last two days he’s been on the field. He’s been limited in the workouts, but Tom Coughlin said he’s coming along.

“He looks good, he looks sharp, he looks quick,” Coughlin said. “Hopefully there is no issue the next day. That is what you worry about. The swelling.”

As for how he feels, Manningham said he can sense his knee getting stronger.

“I feel better,” he said. “I’m glad I feel better and I’m ready to play … I feel way better. Can’t wait until Sunday.”

Manningham said he hasn’t opened it up yet on the practice field and said he is still running at about 75 to 80 percent speed. But he admitted that the time off the field has helped.

“I feel like my knee strengthened up during the days that I didn’t practice and during the games that I missed,” he said.


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