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Shurmur indicates Tanney primary backup QB; Injury updates

Pat Shurmur conducted his first in-season Wednesday presser today as his New York Giants prepare for their opening game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Some highlights….

On the backup quarterbacks” “I’m very fond of a veteran presence backing up Eli”. Translation: Alex Tanney is the No. 2.

TE Evan Engram is out of the concussion protocol. “He’s out of the red jersey”.

Shurmur confirmed that OLB Olivier Vernon has a “high ankle sprain” and would not practice on Wednesday. Says he’s “fast healer”.

“It takes a village,” he said of the running backs, revealing they’ll all get touches on Sunday.

“We want to put a product on the field that the fans will be proud to root for… think we’re on the right path, and this is our first game. We’re going to put all our efforts on Jacksonville.”

“Tom Coughlin left a very, very, strong mark on this organization, All good stuff.”

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