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Starts stopped, but Deon Grant didn't

Though his streak ended, veteran safety returns to Seattle as key cog in Gaints D

Updated: November 7, 2010, 10:44 AM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- From the moment Tom Coughlin informed him that Kenny Phillips would start ahead him in the season opener, Deon Grant said it took him roughly a day and a half to adjust to his new role.

But those who spend the most time with Grant know better.

"Oh, it probably took him a couple of weeks," New York Giants safeties coach Dave Merritt said, laughing.

"It's still tough on him," safety Antrel Rolle said.

When Grant returns ...

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