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The Phillip Dillard story

Mike Garafolo of the Star-Ledger has a really good story on Giants rookie middle linebacker Phillip Dillard. It's unusual for a fourth-round pick to receive this much attention, but Dillard has a legitimate shot to start in 2010.

In fact, Tom Coughlin went out of his way to praise him Saturday. He said that Dillard was in excellent condition for a rookie minicamp. The same could not be said for first-rounder Jason Pierre-Paul.

"He seems to be doing well," Coughlin said of Dillard. "He flashes. He seems to be enjoying himself and flying around and in good shape."