Cancer survivor Herzlich hoping to make Giants



EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants gave Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich a chance to make the team as a free agent and the cancer survivor has made the most of it.

Herzlich has been impressive in the preseason and he will find out on Saturday whether it has been good enough to land a spot on the Giants’ 53-man roster.

The 23-year-old from Wayne, Pa. knows the next 24 hours will be tough.

“I do feel like I’ve done what I could,” Herzlich said, who had six tackles, one sack, an interception and forced fumble in the preseason. “I’ve let it all out there. At the same time, I never feel satisfied with anything. I always want to get better. In the same light, I am never comfortable, so I hope I have done enough. It’s not in my control any more.”

Herzlich doesn’t want to spend Saturday worrying about the cuts. He plans to stay with fullback Henry Hynoski — a fellow free agent and his roommate — and sixth-round draft pick Tyler Sash waiting for the news.

Veteran Mathias Kiwanuka planned to take Herzlich and some of the other rookie linebackers out for dinner on Friday night to also take their minds off the cuts.