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Hagan Has A Shot At A Spot:

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by TimesUnion.com

Former Miami Dolphins receiver Derek Hagan is making a strong bid to stick with the Giants well after the team leaves training camp at the University at Albany.

Hagan, signed by the Giants late in the 2008 season, had been criticized in Miami for being prone to dropped passes. But through 10 practices, he’s been as sure-handed as any receiver on the training-camp roster.

“Whenever the ball’s in the air, you want to get up and make a play no matter what,” Hagan said. “You want the quarterback to have the confidence that when he puts the ball in the air, you’re going to go and get it.”

Hagan, a fourth-year player out of Arizona State, appeared in all 16 games for the Dolphins each of his first two years before being waived halfway through the 2008 season.

Signed by the Giants on Dec. 16, Hagan appeared in the playoff loss to the Eagles but didn’t catch a pass. He said the few weeks on the roster helped familiarize him with the playbook, giving him an advantage coming into camp.

“I’m definitely feeling like I’m in the right spot and have the perfect opportunity to show the coaches what I can do,” he said.

From all I’ve been reading Derek Hagan has been having a great camp.  Maybe Jerry Reese struck again.  If Hagan can continue this hot hand through the rest of camp and the pre-season he might be a surprise to contribute at wide out this upcoming season


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