Signed a day apart in late November, Michael Clayton and Devin Thomas have been with the Giants for five games, and if you told either of them heading into the regular-season finale they wouldn't have a single reception, they would have been, well, more than surprised.
"I'm definitely hungry, waiting for my first one, we'll see what happens on Sunday," Clayton said.
It's been a long wait for both receivers, but at least one of them figures to be needed against the Redskins. Hakeem Nicks (broken toe) joins Steve Smith (knee) and can't play this weekend, leaving Mario Manningham and Derek Hagan as the fill-in starters. If the Giants need a third receiver, Clayton or Thomas gets the call.