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If the Giants' defense and special teams seem a little bit slower these days, don't fret. There's nothing wrong with your eyesight. That's probably because LB Jacquain Williams has been out since Week Seven with a hamstring injury. He is the Giants' top special teams player and the defensive player they sick on the opponent's fastest player. The Giants are expecting Williams to be back in action this week. He spoke to reporters yesterday.

Do you think you?re ready to go for Sunday?

I practiced more than I ever did since the injury, so that?s a good thing. I?m waiting to hear back from the coach and the medical staff, but I?m ready to go. I practiced well.?

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The Giants' blowout victory over the 49ers yesterday said a lot about Big Blue.

But just how much?

The Giants earned a series of "firsts" and caused a series of "firsts" for the 49ers.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, 49ers, Adrian Tracy, Ahmad Bradshaw, Alex Smith, Eli Manning, giants, Giants-49ers, Jacquian Williams, Jason Pierre-Paul, Mathias Kiwanuka, Editorial Aside, price amukamara, Prince Amukamara, Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz
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In the seven years since the Giants traded their first-round pick to San Diego in the wow-that-worked-out-pretty-well Eli Manning deal, they've drafted a defensive player with their first pick every year except 2009, when they took Hakeem Nicks. None of those draft choices can be qualified as busts, as Corey Webster (2005), Mathias Kiwanuka (2006), Aaron Ross (2007), Kenny Phillips (2008), Nicks (2009), Jason Pierre-Paul (2010), and Prince Amukamara (2011) have all been contributors on at least one of Big Blue?s two 21st century SuperBowl title teams. (Note: Webster was technically a second round pick, but the Giants? first pick of the 2005 draft nonetheless.)

Although defense has been the norm in recent years, predicting what the Giants will do with this year?s first-round pick is no easy task. Jerry Reese tends to stray away from addressing immediate needs early on in the draft. He is a strict believer in the ?best player available philosophy?, preferring to stock talented players for the future--even if those players are not ready to make an impact right away.

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, 2012 NFL Draft, Andre Brown, Da'Rel Scott, Dave Tollefson, Eli Manning, Giants Defense, Giants Offense, Hakeem Nicks, Jacquian Williams, Jake Ballard, James Brewer, Jason Pierre-Paul, Jerry Reese, Mario Manningham, New York Giants, NFC, NFC East, Perry Fewell, Ramses Barden, Super Bowl XLVI, William Beatty
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Giants' LB Jacquian Williams did not practice yesterday, his leg stabilized by a walking boot. He is a key element on the Giants' special teams, as illustrated by his forced fumble on San Francisco's Kyle Williams in overtime last Sunday.

He says he does not know how or when his foot was sprained, except that it happened during the NFC Championship Game.

?It?s something that just happened,? he said as per Brendan Prunty of the Star-Ledger. ?The day after, I thought it was just some game soreness, and I asked about it and they decided to give me an MRI. Doctors decided that I should take some rest.??

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For those who saw last night's documentary "The Dotted Line" by Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) on ESPN about sports agents, you can't be feeling warm and fuzzy about Giants' rookie LB Jacquian Williams today.

Williams was one of the players featured in the doc, being sold hard to NFL teams by his fledgling agent Eugene Lee. Lee worked his tail off for Williams, making sure his name stayed on the forefront of NFL GM's minds as this year's draft barreled on. Williams was finally picked by the Giants in the sixth round.

Shortly after, Jacquian upgraded his representation to ProStar Sports, leaving Lee with little to show for his efforts.

Tags: Drew Rosenhaus, ESPN, Jacquian Williams, Mario Manningham, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, The Dotted Line
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Who knew? Who knew that the Giants would possibly find the future of their defense in a 224-lb kid out of nowhere in the sixth round of the NFL Draft?

When LB Jacquian Williams of South Florida, a "tweener" in every sense of the word, had his name called at Radio City Music Hall on the third day of the draft, it hardly caused a stir.

Many were curious what the Giants would do with a kid who surely could not play anything other than specials at that size. ?Six months later, their curiousity has grown more intense.

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