The New York Giants will be taking a long, hard look at their receivers when the Carolina Panthers visit the Meadowlands for Monday night’s preseason opener for both teams.

The play of our man On The Fringe David Tyree is one of five things that the New York Daily NewsRalph Vacchiano has pointed out to watch in tonight’s game:

    They don’t call Tyree a “gamer” for nothing. He’s a bad practice player who performs when the lights go on. Now he’s going to have to. He has (Tom) Coughlin in his corner, but the coach is a pragmatist. If Tyree can’t perform, it will be a tough cut for Coughlin to make, but he will cut him. Tyree needs a big performance in these preseason games. Chances are the coaches will make sure he gets plenty of opportunities. It’s a good bet he’ll get a huge cheer from the Giants Stadium crowd every time he makes a catch.

Unless they’ve made the trek up Deegan Expressway, Giants fans haven’t seen much of Tyree since he made arguably the most spectacular play in Super Bowl history in his team’s upset of the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.