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The Giants are installing a "quick-hitting passing attack that is predicated on timing" under new OC Ben McAdoo.

Per beat writer Jordan Raanan, the biggest benefit may be simplification of route concepts for players like Rueben Randle, while the offensive line isn't asked to hold blocks as long. The Chargers took a similar approach with Philip Rivers last year, and it paid off handsomely en route to NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors. It remains to be seen whether Eli Manning possesses the short to intermediate accuracy to make a Rivers-like late-career leap.

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Eli Manning (ankle) said he's 100 percent and could play in a game if he needed to.

"Yeah, 100%, yeah," Manning said. "The ankle, I don't think about it, don't notice it. I go about practice and do everything and they're not even worried about it. So, it hasn't been an issue. No question I could play tomorrow." Manning participated fully in OTAs and should do the same at mandatory minicamp. As for the new offense, Manning admits "there's still some learning curve."

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Eli Manning (ankle surgery) participated in Wednesday's OTAs.

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Eli Manning (ankle) said he feels 100 percent healthy, but "the trainers tell me I'm not."

"I already feel like I can go out there and do everything," Manning said. "We'll still be smart about it these next few weeks and not overdo anything. If they want to limit me somewhat, I'll understand that. But I want to take every single rep and they know that." Manning underwent minor ankle surgery on April 10 and had been declared out for OTAs by GM Jerry Reese. A big season lies ahead for Eli and he wants to get to work as soon as possible in a new offense. He'll be all systems go for training camp.

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According to Peyton Manning, Eli Manning (ankle surgery) has already resumed throwing the football.

Eli went underwent a scope on April 10. He's off crutches, feeling good and doing some light throwing. Peyton added that Dr. Robert Anderson recommended the debridement procedure as a preemptive measure to guard against an issue popping up during the regular season. The Giants won't rush Manning back into spring work, but he'll be 100 percent for training camp.

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Eli Manning has begun running three weeks ahead of the original rehabilitation schedule.

"I'm off all crutches," Manning said. "Out of the boot. Doing some running, doing some drops. So it's coming around fast." Eli's availability for training camp was never really in doubt, but this confirms it. He should 100 percent when the Giants open camp.

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Eli Manning (ankle surgery) won't resume practicing before training camp.

"We want him back for the summer," GM Jerry Reese said Thursday. "We're not going to rush him back." Manning has already shed his walking boot, but the G-Men have zero incentive to rush their quarterback. He'll be 100 percent for training camp.

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Eli Manning (ankle surgery) has already shed his protective boot.

Manning walked the first 100 yards of the March for Babies event on Sunday without a limp. He's progressing quickly off the left ankle scope he underwent two weeks ago. Eli's status for training camp is not in doubt.

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Eli Manning (ankle surgery) expects to be 100 percent for training camp.

Manning is currently on crutches, but is expected to resume running in roughly a month. There's an outside chance he'll be ready for June's minicamp. Barring a setback, Manning's ankle isn't a concern heading into 2014.

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Speaking in a Thursday radio interview, ex-Giants OC Kevin Gilbride said Eli Manning (ankle surgery) has "bounced back from minor procedures in the past that nobody knew about."

That was Gilbride's answer when asked how Manning would bounce back from his arthroscopic ankle operation. Gilbride also bristled at the notion that Manning is in the decline stage of his career. "He'd be the first one to tell you that he could've had a better year," Gilbride said. "I can't imagine (the Giants are) down on Eli going forward." The G-Men would be crazy not to at least consider the possibility. There's a lot on the line for the 33-year-old Manning in 2014.