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New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith works out during training camp.  (AP)
New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith works out during training camp. (AP)

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The Giants are officially out of time to fix whatever ails their offense and to fine-tune their championship-caliber defense. They are not expected to play many of their starters in their preseason finale on Thursday night in New England, and those that play likely won't see much action at all.

So for a veteran team whose starting lineup is all but set, this game is mostly about the down-roster battles, the backups, and the bottom-of-the-roster spots. There are a few exceptions, of course, but not many.

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 (William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports)
(William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports)

Giants head coach Ben McAdoo has left the door open for rookie Davis Webb to be the team's No. 2 quarterback entering the season.

"I think we all have to be careful making assumptions," McAdoo said on Thursday. "Josh (Johnson) and Geno (Smith) are competing right now for the number two spot, and if that doesn't look the way we want it to look, Davis will get a crack."

Webb, a third-round pick out of the University of California, completed 8 of 16 passes with no touchdowns or interceptions during the Giants' preseason opener last Friday against the Steelers.

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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

Giants rookie QB Davis Webb is determined to excel in the Giants offense, and it shows in his unique work ethic, according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan.

Webb, the Giants' third round pick in this year's draft, is always trying to learn on the job which is why he had questions for each quarterback and coach at OTAs and mandatory minicamp.

"I have a ton of questions. I write them out every day," Webb said following minicamp. "I have Eli [Manning] quesitons, Coach [Mike] Sullivan questions, Coach [Frank] Cignetti questions, Josh [Johnson] questions and Geno [Smith] questions. You have it all different. They've all been responsive. I'm just thankful and blessed to have that type of room around me. Some guys don't have that."

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Mississippi Rebels tight end Evan Engram (17) is tackled for a loss during the first half against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium. (Christopher Hanewinckel)
Mississippi Rebels tight end Evan Engram (17) is tackled for a loss during the first half against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium. (Christopher Hanewinckel)

The friendship began at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., when the quarterback with the big arm seemed to like throwing to the tight end with the deep speed.

"Yeah, it is funny because Evan was my favorite player at the Senior Bowl and I told him that there," said the newest Giants quarterback, Davis Webb. "And a couple months later we are on the same team. So that's really cool."

Though it may be three years before Webb and Evan Engram are playing catch again in a game that matters, they are indeed on the same NFL team after Engram was drafted in the first round by the Giants, and then Webb was drafted in the third. They are on vastly different tracks: Engram is expected to have an immediate impact as an offensive weapon, while Webb figures to sit behind quarterback Eli Manning until at least 2020.

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California Golden Bears quarterback Davis Webb warms up before the game against the Oregon Ducks at Memorial Stadium. (Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)
California Golden Bears quarterback Davis Webb warms up before the game against the Oregon Ducks at Memorial Stadium. (Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)

Davis Webb is apparently a quick study and he's already learned his first lesson from Eli Manning. He was scolded, mildly and publicly by Manning, after their first conversation.

But since then? "I haven't said 'Sir,'" Webb said.

So yes, he got the message that Manning prefers to be called by name, just like he plans to get every other message Manning is willing to give him. Webb, the Giants' third-round pick and the heir apparent to Manning, is anxious to learn everything from the current franchise quarterback that he can.

"Obviously he's one of the best quarterbacks to ever play this game, so I want to be a sponge around him," Webb said Friday after his first practice of rookie mini-camp. "I don't want to nag him and be that little rookie. But at the same time, if I have a question that can be asked, I'm going to ask it."

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California Golden Bears quarterback Davis Webb warms up before the game against the Oregon Ducks at Memorial Stadium. (Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)
California Golden Bears quarterback Davis Webb warms up before the game against the Oregon Ducks at Memorial Stadium. (Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)

Former California QB Davis Webb participated in his first rookie minicamp practice on Friday, and he is already taking his backup job in stride. 

"I'm just going to be myself," Webb said, according to Newsday. "Obviously he's one of the best to ever play this game, so I want to be a sponge around him. I don't want to nag him and be that little rookie, but at the same time if I have a question I feel like I should ask I'm going to ask it. 

"Whenever he's doing stuff, taking seven-on-seven drills, I'll be taking mental notes and trying to put his game to mine and try to get better."

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New York Jets rookie wide receiver Chad Hansen talks about his college teammate at Cal, New York Giants rookie quarterback Davis Webb.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Chad Hansen caught 92 passes from the Giants' quarterback of the future last season at Cal, and knows that Davis Webb is a "super-competitive" player. And that could make things tough for Webb, who figures to spend his first three NFL seasons standing on the sidelines waiting for his chance to play.

But Hansen, the Jets' fourth-round selection, believes that his former college quarterback will handle it well once he realizes that watching and learning from Eli Manning will turn out to be the best thing for his career.

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