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Giants WR Michael Clayton Back With Eli Manning

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Michael Clayton may not need much time to get on the same page with New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.

While they have never played on the same team, Clayton and Manning were roommates for three months at a camp in Florida prior to the NFL combine in 2004.

The Giants (6-4) are in desperate need of anyone to step up at receiver this week against Jacksonville (6-4). A rash of injuries the past two weeks has sidelined Steve Smith, Ramses Barden and leading receiver Hakeem Nicks.

Nicks was hurt against Philadelphia last week, and is expected to miss at least three games. Mario Manningham and Derek Hagan as the only experienced receivers on the roster.

Clayton was signed Tuesday.

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