WR Stokley set to make most of chance with Giants

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- After watching the opening weekend of the NFL season play out on television, Brandon Stokley seriously wondered whether his career was over after 12 seasons and two Super Bowl rings.

At 35, Stokley knew he was getting up in age as a receiver and that the new collective bargaining agreement had started a youth movement for many teams.

When Week 1 came to an end, Stokley realized it might be time to start that second career.

The New York Giants put an end to those doubts on Wednesday and gave Stokley a chance to play with an up-and-coming teenager he caught passes with at a summer camp back in Louisiana in the mid 1990s -- Eli Manning.