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Orleans Darkwa had quite a performance for Miami against the Cowboys a few days ago. . Led the team with rushing yardage and also a few catches.


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He had a 53 yarder and the winning touchdown. Also had 24 yards receiving. Solid outing.
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Robert1969 wrote:He had a 53 yarder and the winning touchdown. Also had 24 yards receiving. Solid outing.
How late in the game was he playing? If it was fourth quarter, that might earn him a spot on the practice squad, at best.

I hope Orleans is healthy, and that he sticks with an NFL team. But playing late in preseason games makes the results almost meaningless. The competition is about to be cut as well. If he opened some eyes, great, but don't expect him active when the roster goes from 100+ to 75 to 53.

Ryan Grant is opening a lot of eyes, and he was a 5th round draft choice. But if he makes the team, which he should, it will be interesting to see how many games this year he's active for. Clearly, he learned the playbook quickly.

Cairo is in a tough battle with Succup.
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DfromCT wrote:
Robert1969 wrote:He had a 53 yarder and the winning touchdown. Also had 24 yards receiving. Solid outing.
How late in the game was he playing? If it was fourth quarter, that might earn him a spot on the practice squad, at best.

I hope Orleans is healthy, and that he sticks with an NFL team. But playing late in preseason games makes the results almost meaningless. The competition is about to be cut as well. If he opened some eyes, great, but don't expect him active when the roster goes from 100+ to 75 to 53.

Ryan Grant is opening a lot of eyes, and he was a 5th round draft choice. But if he makes the team, which he should, it will be interesting to see how many games this year he's active for. Clearly, he learned the playbook quickly.

Cairo is in a tough battle with Succup.
Yes, it was late. He might only be practice squad material at this point, but at least that would give him a good shot at making the team next year, if he continues to improve.
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Darkwa made the 53 man roster
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tnelly15 wrote:Darkwa made the 53 man roster

AWESOME!

I hope Cairo wins out over Succup, whom had just about an equal preseason. If not, I wouldn't mind seeing him with the Saints.
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Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:05 pm

Orleans Darkwa scored a touchdown for the Giants against the Rams!
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Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:03 pm

Pls fix the thread title. Darkwa also forced a fumble on kickoff coverage that set up a Giants' score. GAME BALL.
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The automatic spell check on my iPhone changed the name of the thread. Trying to fix it.
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nic, nic, nic, swamp!
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Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:54 pm

Thanks for the link. Good stuff. Glad to see Orleans do well.
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Orleans gives CJ credit for learning a pro offense

http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/23 ... ine-bright
What’s been his secret?

“My coach at Tulane (Curtis Johnson) was the Saints receivers coach, so he brought with him elements of the Saints offense,” Darkwa explained, noting that there are a lot of similarities to what the Giants do.
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tpstulane wrote:Orleans gives CJ credit for learning a pro offense

http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/23 ... ine-bright
What’s been his secret?

“My coach at Tulane (Curtis Johnson) was the Saints receivers coach, so he brought with him elements of the Saints offense,” Darkwa explained, noting that there are a lot of similarities to what the Giants do.
Extend CJ!
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winwave wrote:
tpstulane wrote:Orleans gives CJ credit for learning a pro offense

http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/23 ... ine-bright
What’s been his secret?

“My coach at Tulane (Curtis Johnson) was the Saints receivers coach, so he brought with him elements of the Saints offense,” Darkwa explained, noting that there are a lot of similarities to what the Giants do.
Extend CJ!
Maybe he's the type of former player that should be talking to new recruits. Letting them know WHY playing in our offense would benefit both them and us.
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Orleans had a decent game week 16, but DNP week 17. Strange!
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RobertM320 wrote:
winwave wrote:
tpstulane wrote:Orleans gives CJ credit for learning a pro offense

http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/23 ... ine-bright
What’s been his secret?

“My coach at Tulane (Curtis Johnson) was the Saints receivers coach, so he brought with him elements of the Saints offense,” Darkwa explained, noting that there are a lot of similarities to what the Giants do.
Extend CJ!
Maybe he's the type of former player that should be talking to new recruits. Letting them know WHY playing in our offense would benefit both them and us.
Hopefully he plays on a regular basis next season and thus could be impressive to future recruits.
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Orleans is getting every opportunity to make the Giants. There's long odds, with Jennings, Vereen, Andre Williams all ahead of him. But he got a lot of action last week, and is in with a mix of starters and 2's this week, the second week of the preseason. This is a game that the earlier you're in and out of the game, the better your chances of making at minimum the first cut.

Go Orleans! Go Giants!
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Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:15 pm

Darkwa made the Giants 53 man roster. Very happy for him. Go Giants and Roll Wave!
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Had 41 yards and a TD early for the Giants. he looked great.
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Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:01 pm

Ryan Grant had 54 yds and a TD as well for the 'Skins.

So in other words, between Darkwa, Grant and Santos, the alumni in the NFL today outscored Tulane yesterday.
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TD for Darkwa against the Skins today.
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Darkwa was put on IR yesterday by the Giants, effectively ending his season.
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Resigning with the Giants for another year.
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JerseyWave wrote:Re-signing with the Giants for another year.
There's a whole lot of competition for the starting and 2nd string job and Darkwa is in the thick of it. But he's probably going to make the team even if he doesn't land in the top 2 on the depth chart, because he's been very good on special teams.
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Tue May 08, 2018 9:58 pm

Love to see Saints pick him up now that Ingram wants a extension (regardless of his 4 game suspension), Thoughts?
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