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Mallard challenges for playing time.

New York Giants rookie outside linebacker Wesly Mallard was playing so well he had challenged starter Dhani Jones for the job on the weak side, but since the season started he has been sidelined with a hip bruise. Mallard played linebacker for the Oregon Ducks in college.

"I am feeling much better," he says, "and I am hoping for a chance to play Sunday." The 6-1, 225-pounder is blessed with great speed, not unlike the man he and Dhani are... Recommended Stories

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