EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - When the New York Giants released Michael Boley in a salary-cap move after missing the playoffs last season, many expected Jacquian Williams to inherit the weakside linebacker job.
It didn't happen.
The Giants are making Williams work for the starting gig, and they are not making it easy for the third-year pro who missed six games in 2012 with a knee injury.
When training camp opened last week, Spencer Paysinger, whose experience has been mostly on special teams in two seasons, worked with the first team. Williams went on with the second unit.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin didn't say why Paysinger has the nod for now. However, he said Williams has to prove he can stay on the field, something he did as a rookie, making 61 tackles.

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