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5 New York Giants Players To Watch In NFL Preseason Week 2

5 New York Giants Players To Watch Preseason Week 2

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As the New York Giants enter their third preseason game, there are a couple of players making a case to make the final 53-man roster that were originally being looked at as just camp bodies. There are young players pushing veterans, making for fierce competition in practice and strong performances in games. Here are five Giants to watch when they take on the Indianapolis Colts.

5. RB Andre Williams

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5. RB Andre Williams

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Williams has been a solid producer for the Giants thus far in the preseason, and he will continue to be given chances as long as Peyton Hillis is out. Williams has a chance to take a stranglehold on backup duties as long as he receives the reps. The Giants know he can run the ball; it is all about getting him to learn how to catch the ball and pass protect in the backfield. He could also push Rashad Jennings if he can improve in that area.

4. WR Marcus Harris

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4. WR Marcus Harris

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Harris has been coming on strong in recent weeks, being called the star of training camp thus far. He has been shooting up the depth chart, taking reps in the slot behind Victor Cruz as the Giants have had to use Jerrel Jernigan on the outside to replace Odell Beckham Jr. while he was sidelined. Harris is a player to watch because if he keeps producing, he puts Jernigan’s roster spot in real trouble. His play on special teams doesn’t hurt either.

3. LB Devon Kennard

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3. LB Devon Kennard

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Kennard, one of the Giants' two fifth-round picks this season, did not have high expectations coming into the summer. That has not stopped Kennard from producing extremely well for the Giants, shooting up the depth chart and looking like a starter as long as Jon Beason is injured. Kennard’s versatility is an asset for the Giants, and there are even talks now he could be a starter even once Beason returns. His progress is worth watching.

2. WR Corey Washington

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2. WR Corey Washington

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Washington has been a solid producer in the preseason thus far, making a name for himself by catching a touchdown in both games. Will he make it three for three with touchdowns against the Colts? Washington has a great size and speed combination and is putting real pressure on Mario Manningham for his roster spot. If he continues producing as he has there is a real chance he makes the cut over the former Super Bowl hero.

1. QB Ryan Nassib

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1. QB Ryan Nassib

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The Giants want Nassib to take over as backup to Eli Manning, and thus far he has not given them confidence he can handle it. The Giants will not carry three QBs on the roster, meaning Nassib has to earn the role or run the risk of being cut. Curtis Painter has actually taken some reps away from Nassib this week in practice, and rightfully so, as he has completed every one of his passes this offseason. Nassib is walking a fine line right now.

Kenneth Teape is a New York Giants writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @teapester725, “Like” on Facebook, or join his Google network