New York Gi­ants

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The first-team de­fense scored 16 points Aug. 26 against the New York Jets.

DE Ja­son Pierre-Paul burst into the back­field and dragged Matt Forte down in the end zone for a safety.

All-pro S Lan­don Collins fol­lowed by un­der­cut­ting an out route for a walk-in touch­down. CBs Janoris Jenk­ins and

Donte Deayon put the cap on the out­burst when Jenk­ins blasted WR Robby An­der­son as the pass ar­rived, pop­ping the ball into Deayon’s hands for a 36-yard TD re­turn.

“Cre­at­ing turnovers, putting points on the board, that’s def­i­nitely the next step, and that’s a step for a dom­i­nant de­fense,” LB Jonathan Casil­las told re­porters. “And that’s where we want to go.”

Rookie watch: With WRs Odell Beck­ham Jr. (an­kle), Bran­don Mar­shall (shoul­der), Tavar­res King (an­kle) and Dwayne Har­ris (up­per body) out with in­juries, un­drafted rookie Travis Ru­dolph was given an ex­tended look Aug. 26. He caught three passes for 81 yards, in­clud­ing a spectacular leap­ing catch over a de­fender that he turned into a 57-yard gain. Note­wor­thy: Backup C Brett Jones had been get­ting work at guard in prac­tices, and when RG John Jerry was beaten badly by Jets DE Shel­don Richard­son, Jones was sent in to re­place Jerry. Jones blocked well, and the Gi­ants drove for a field goal and a touch­down, the first-team of­fense’s first touch­down of the pre­sea­son. … CB Eli Ap­ple left the game with an an­kle in­jury. That leaves the Gi­ants very thin at cor­ner with re­serve Michael Hunter (con­cus­sion) and Valen

tino Blake (per­sonal rea­sons) also out. … DT Jay Brom­ley, a con­tender for a start­ing spot, sprained his knee.

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