Miami machine arrives in East Rutherford

Two of the Giants' most exciting – and enigmatic – players arrived on the scene Wednesday looking better than ever. Eschewing working out with their mates in New Jersey and instead doing so on their own in Florida, Jeremy Shockey and Plaxico Burress were on hand as the Giants' kicked off their three-day minicamp.

Shockey, who was making his first appearance at the stadium since the Carolina playoff disaster, said he has been working out with a personal trainer in Miami. Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Shockey and Burress "are in good shape, as I knew they would be."

"It's definitely good to see everybody," Shockey told a throng of reporters. "No one likes to leave the end of the season like we did last year."

Shockey was sporting a pretty nice mouse under his left eye.

"I wish I could say I got it in a fight, but I didn't," Shockey said. "It was actually an accident in the weight room."

Coughlin said he spoke to Burress, who did not attend the final team meeting the day after the Carolina game.

"We have had a conversation," Coughlin said. "And that will stay between the two of us."

Burress did not address the media on Wednesday. QB Eli Manning said this of Burress' season-ending actions last year: "He was upset. We didn't have a good game. Plaxico's competitive. He wants to win; he wants to get a lot of catches."

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