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Eli says ankle is progressing quickly


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. –** Tom Coughlin isn't the only one impressed with Eli Manning's progress from arthroscopic ankle surgery.


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Manning, who underwent a debridement of his left ankle on April 10, was expected to sit out the team's spring drills. But Coughlin said Saturday that Manning has "taken a snap here and there." He also called Manning "an amazing guy" and said Manning is "getting better and better."'

Today, Manning concurred – not that he's amazing, but that he is progressing quickly.

"I didn't know what the exact timetable was," Manning said. "They say six weeks; I never know if that's six weeks until you start rehabbing or six weeks until you're 100 percent. It will be five weeks coming up Thursday, but I feel good. I took some team reps today, took about half the reps of the team stuff (in the Giants' workout that is part of their offseason conditioning program).

"(I am) doing all of the passing, doing all of the drills, so I feel great, feel like I'm ready to go. I think we're kind of waiting until we hit that six-week mark until they fully let me do everything. But I feel right on my way and should be ready soon."

*Manning said he is also making progress learning new coordinator Ben McAdoo's system without the terminology he used the last 10 seasons cluttering his mind.

"Today was really my first day of getting the play calls, having to call them out, doing some signals and stuff and just trying to run the offense," he said. "Seeing an imaginary defense and making calls to try to pick things up, it's going to take a little time. You have to be able to kind of forget the old offense and have this be the only thing you think about. Not referring to the old plays and say, 'Hey, it's like this route.' You've got to teach it for what it is and try to eliminate the old offense, if possible."

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