Giants linebacker Jacquian Williams is still recovering from a knee injury he suffered during the 2012 season.
The weakside linebacker missed six games last year due to the PCL injury is expected to help fill the void left by the now-departed Michael Boley — arguably the most vital position among the linebacking unit.
“Just kind of taking my time with it,” Williams said. “It is a day to day thing. It is getting better. Definitely better than it was. That’s all.”
Williams is expected to be the starter, but it was Spencer Paysinger who ran with the first unit — which included Mark Herzlich and Keith Rivers — during the first day of organized team activities Wednesday.
Williams watched from the sidelines along with backups Aaron Curry, Dan Connor and Etienne Sabino, who comprised the second unit. Curry could potentially fill in at SAM linebacker, too.
Other players recovering from injuries — like wideout Hakeem Nicks — missed the first day of OTAs, which drew the ire of head coach Tom Coughlin. Williams instead opted to attend in hopes of impressing the coaching staff and eventually landing a starting position.
“Right now my focus is just on getting back out there,” Williams said. “We had some guys that got released, so older guys have an opportunity to step up. I just take it day by day and see how it goes when I am out there.”
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