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Two-time Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins is taking part in practice at organized team activities without the red jersey which tells other New York Giants players to keep their hands off him. It doesn’t mean Collins has fully recovered from a late-season broken right arm that required two surgeries to fix. It does mean the leader of the defense is close Tyrod Taylor Jersey , and could take part in next week’s mandatory three-day minicamp.Don’t expect it, though. Coming off a 3-13 season, the Giants are not going to run the risk even with a new 3-4 defense being installed by coordinator James Bettcher for coach Pat Shurmur.”I check with the doctors sometime this week, or next week,” Collins said Monday after practice. ”I’m very close. Just right now, we’re just taking the precautions, not putting me into the team things, getting my arm caught or anything. We’re right around the corner from the season, so we’re not about to risk anything.”Collins broke his right forearm on Dec. 24 in Arizona. He had surgery the following week, but the arm did not heal properly, requiring a second surgery in late April.”Nothing went wrong, we did everything, had my second opinion from other doctors, everything was great John Kelly Jersey ,” he said. ”I was just in that 20 percentile where it didn’t heal correctly.”Collins said he is not concerned about his arm. He has no intention of wearing a protective device on it next season. He currently wears a piece of carbon fiber as protection.The new defense reminds Collins of what he played at Alabama. He feels players are hungrier and know they have to earn their jobs this season. He includes himself in that group.”I’ve got to come in and say that I can learn this defense, even though I’m not on the field, and put it to the test,” said Collins, who will be entering his fourth pro season. ”And when I get my opportunity to show that I can do it, that me not being on the field is not slowing me down.”Collins also has been active in community work since the injury. He took a trip with a group of teammates to Puerto Rico last month.”What I took away from it was that people are still out there grieving and need help,” he said, adding the trip brought back memories. When he was in grade school in Louisiana, Collins experienced Hurricane Katrina in 2005.”I lost my home, I’ve been without power, I’ve been displaced,” Collins said. ”Is it shocking? No, because I’ve been through it. But seeing what they’re going through, I feel it Ronald Leary Jersey , and I know their hearts sting and I know what they’re going through. So, as much as I can help, I will try my best to help.”The memory he took home from the trip was the smiling faces he saw as the group distributed packages, food – and the open arms just to give people a hug.NOTES: The Giants signed undrafted tight end Garrett Dickerson of Northwestern. They also waived receiver Keeon Johnson and defensive backs Jeremiah McKinnon and Mike Jones. … CB Janoris Jenkins intercepted Eli Manning’s fade pass to the corner during a red-zone drill. … CB Eli Apple also had an impressive breakup on a deep pass to Sterling Shepard. … WR Odell Beckham Jr. and DT Damon Harrison were not at the voluntary practice Monday, but Shurmur says they will be at the mandatory three-day camp next week.—Standing in foul territory, Steven Matz stared at the ball he had just mishandled and started to give it an angry kick, then changed his mind and instead just picked it up.Matz and the New York Mets keep their cool Sunday, barely, overcoming three errors and escaping the NL East cellar after a one-day stay by beating the Miami Marlins 5-2.The Mets, who endured their worst June ever, won for only the second time in the past 12 games to reach the season’s halfway point at 33-48.”We’re all disappointed with where we’re at,” Matz said. ”We had higher expectations. We’re just going to keep pushing.”Matz (4-5) did that in the series finale, when he pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed only an unearned run. It scored on his error, and he worked around misplays by two teammates – an encouraging sign from a pitcher still learning not to let setbacks snowball.”You still see him get a little flustered out there Myles Jack Jersey ,” manager Mickey Callaway said. ”But he regroups and makes the next pitch. Today he won the game for us because he did that, because they easily could have tacked on some runs there early. He held them right where he needed to hold them.”New York’s bullpen leads the majors in losses but limited Miami to one hit in the final 3 2/3 innings. Jeurys Familia completed the four-hitter with a perfect ninth for his 15th save.Asdrubal Cabrera hit his 14th homer off Dan Straily (3-4). Todd Frazier had two hits and scored three times, and Kevin Plawecki doubled home New York’s first run.Straily allowed three runs in seven innings, matching his longest outing of the year. Cameron Maybin hit his first homer for the Marlins, but they slipped back into last place in the division.”We just didn’t do a whole lot with Matz,” manager Don Mattingly said. ”That’s probably the best I’ve seen him.”Matz loaded the bases with two out in the second by walking Straily, an .056 career hitter, but then struck out Starlin Castro to escape.Matz also reached behind his legs to snare Lewis Brinson’s grounder and retire him in the fourth. But the left-hander failed to come up with Straily’s safety squeeze bunt with two out in the inning, allowing Miguel Rojas to score from third.”If I had taken my time I would have had him, but I rushed it,” Matz said.MISCUESCallaway talked before the game about how the Mets needed to play better defense, but they didn’t. Second baseman Cabrera and third baseman Frazier misplayed grounders for errors.Miami misplays in the eighth led to the Mets’ final two runs. Center fielder Brinson failed to catch Frazier’s drive after a long sprint, and the play was ruled an RBI double.”He probably should have caught that,” Mattingly said. ”I know they gave him a hit there Kyle Long Jersey , but if you ask him he gets to that ball and catches that pretty much all the time.”Frazier then came home on a wild pickoff throw by catcher J.T. Realmuto.UNEXPECTED CONTRIBUTIONMatz was 2 for 26 this year before he hit a two-out single in the fourth for his first RBI of the season.”I was in a slump,” he said, ”but I’m out of it now.”NIMMO SLUMPThe Mets’ Brandon Nimmo, hit by a pitch on his right hand a week ago, went 0 for 5 and is in a 1-for-19 slump.”I’m super late. My bat speed is not there,” he said. ”But my hand feels fine.”TRAINER’S ROOMMets: INF Dominic Smith, who had a cortisone shot for his sore right wrist, pinch-hit in the eighth and flied out. … OF Jay Bruce (hip) is expected to begin taking batting practice in the next few days.UP NEXTMets: After an off day, RHP Zack Wheeler (2-6, 4.47) is scheduled to start Tuesday at Toronto.Marlins: LHP Wei-Yin Chen (2-5, 6.14) is scheduled to start Monday against Tampa Bay to begin a three-game series.— Authentic Womens Kemoko Turay Jersey 

 

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