New York Giants: 5 Standouts From Preseason Finale

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Sep 3, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick shakes hands with New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin following the game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants wrapped up their 2015 preseason Thursday night, defeating the New England Patriots. The game was tough to watch at times, as the teams combined for seven field goals and no touchdowns in a 12-9 Giants victory. While many people will say the preseason is useless and a waste of time, it would be tough to tell that to the players that are playing in the game.

While the starters were on the sidelines cheering on their teammates, the backups were getting their chance to shine. The preseason finale isn’t thought of much by fans, but for the backups and end of roster players taking part, it is a fight for their football life as they try to avoid getting cut.

For the Giants, there are a number of players that fell into that category on Thursday. With the amount of injuries the Giants suffered in their secondary, it was basically an open tryout for anyone that could make it through the preseason healthy. They also had battles along the offensive and defensive lines, as players fight for starting spots and rotational roles.

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There are very few roles that are set for the Giants heading into the regular season; the players who have those roles set sat out for the most part. The only regulars that took the field for an extended run were in the Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Prince Amukamara and Landon Collins, as the Giants try and get some chemistry built in their injury ravaged secondary.

Collins, along with some of his fellow rookies really performed well for the Giants Thursday as they look to make a stamp on the team. Who else performed well for the Giants in their victory over the Patriots?

Check out our slideshow of five standouts for the Giants, as they will have some tough decisions to make prior to Saturday afternoon’s deadline to get their roster down to 53-players.

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