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Giants vs. Steelers: Cornerbacks have opportunity as well

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Lost in the wave of Plaxico Burress news is the group that's suffered the longest with injuries this training camp; the cornerbacks.

Jared Wickerham

The Steelers cornerbacks group is thin right now, to put it mildly. Down Cortez Allen (knee) and Curtis Brown (ankle), they are looking to see how Josh Victorian, Isaiah Green, Buddy Jackson, Ryan Steed and Devin Smith may perform starting Saturday when the Steelers take on the Giants in the preseason opener.

While in a regular situation, when even DeMarcus Van Dyke (hamstring) and Terry Hawthorne (knee) would be healthy, some of the aforementioned players might not even be on the team, let alone in a position to contribute to the Steelers' first preseason game.

It's their opportunity to make something happen, though, and it makes the cornerbacks just as intriguing a position to watch in this game as the wide receivers are.

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