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WR Douglas knows he can compete


At the very least, David Douglas now knows he can compete.

The undrafted rookie wide receiver broke onto the scene early in training camp and continued to progress to a point where he was making most media practice reports on a normal basis. He also garnered some praise from Tom Coughlin along the way, which never hurts.

On the eve of cutdown day, Douglas was asked point-blank if the past few months put it in his head that he belongs in the NFL.

"I think so," he replied. "I just took it day by day from the first day I got out here and that's really all you can do coming in as a free agent and a rookie trying to make a team. I felt like I came out and I gave it my all every day and that's really all you can do."

When it came to preseason games, Douglas recorded just one catch for 23 yards, but showed his poise in fielding kicks and punts, predominantly in the third game against Chicago.

The Arizona alum assessed his performance this summer.

"A few good things, a few bad things," he said. "You kind of go out there and every rep you're getting is something you're putting on tape and it's an opportunity where you're going to be evaluated. You want to make the most of those and the reps I got in there, I felt like there were a few good ones and a few bad ones. I had my opportunities."

Now he waits out tomorrow to see if that next chance will be in a Giants uniform.

"I don't know, it's just kind of waiting, I guess, just kind of to see what happens," Douglas said. "It's been a long time coming to this day and a lot of us will be in the hotel. A lot of us younger guys waiting to kind of see our fate. We'll see what happens.

"There's a lot of us that stay around the hotel and we've become good buds, a lot of us. So we'll probably all be hanging around and just around each other. Keep each other company."


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