Belton, a fourth-round draft pick from Iowa, is back, fully healthy, and participating in practise as of Wednesday.

In the Week 2 home game against the Panthers on Sunday, Belton will make his NFL debut.

The Giants will have Belton even though they might not have two other notable rookies (wide receiver Wan'Dale Robinson and outside linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux).

Belton was functioning as the Giants' third safety and appeared sharp prior to getting hurt, but it is still unknown what role he will play.

As Belton was unable to participate in preseason games, defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson assigned him to conduct scouting reports on opposing tight ends and quarterbacks. The task: Watch a film and take notes on what you see.

Belton was serious about it. He got his notepad out and began to write as precisely as he could.

Belton described the habits of quarterbacks, such as when a player locks in on his initial read or becomes anxious in the pocket under pressure. 

Belton also mentioned the tight end's preference for blocking or receiving.

Belton simply passed his notebook around the conference room so the other players could read what he had written in his scouting reports to his teammates.

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