Saturday’s Giants Headlines

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“If there’s an issue — somebody gets tired, somebody gets a hangnail — I need to be prepared to go in at every position,” Barden said. “This week, it just happens to be the slot. I’m as prepared for that position as any other.”

O’Hara yesterday revealed that when he hurt his foot Oct. 25 in Dallas he was told “it could be anywhere from 2-8 weeks.” He is in his third week of recovery.

“These injuries are different for everybody, different for each position,” O’Hara said. “That’s the frustrating thing. I’m trying to positive. I know that I will be back out there, I just don’t know when. Every week feels like a month these days.”

“He comes back each year, and he gets better, and I think he’s gonna continue to get better,” coach Tom Coughlin said. “Just as he always does, in terms of the studying, and putting us in the right play and being academically, if you will, managing the game properly, he’s always done that very well, and he’s doing it at a higher level even right now. But what he’s been able to do, if you just take the tipped ball interceptions away, has been very, very impressive, and over this most recent run, he’s played extremely well.”

The Giants revealed Friday that Smith, their Pro Bowl receiver, suffered a partially torn pectoral muscle in practice on Thursday and is out at least two weeks – and probably more. It’s a huge blow to an offense that has been rolling the last four weeks, and is now also without two linemen