NFL Notes: Draft Picks, Giants, & Titans

Draft Picks Jason Fitzgerald of tells Ben Volin that the reason why there are more third-round picks still unsigned comes down to their unique position. First- and second-round picks have all received maximum base salaries with players taken in rounds 4-7 all receive minimum salaries. Interestingly enough, third-round picks can negotiate their base salary, which...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Shane Vereen: Giants offensive X factor

During Super Bowl XLIX, Shane Vereen had 11 receptions, which is a Super Bowl record, and 64 receiving yards to help the New England Patriots win another Super Bowl. Coming off that great performance, Shane Vereen quickly signed with the New York Giants last offseason. He hasn’t shined in New York, yet. Could Shane Vereen be a key X factor for the Giants offense in 2016? Honing...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

7 reasons the Giants will be significantly better this season

A fifth consecutive year without the playoffs may not be in the cards. The Giants are improved.
17 hours ago

Andre Williams: Make or break training camp

It’s a very crowded New York Giants’ backfield going into training camp this summer. Is Andre Williams in jeopardy of losing his roster spot? The predator is silent until he is ready to strike. A photo posted by Andre Williams (@drewill44) on Apr 28, 2016 at 12:05am PDT Who are the top two running backs as of now? That’s probably either Rashad Jennings (the lead back...
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What a Supported Odell Beckham Jr. Means to the New York Giants’ Offense

The New York Giants’ offense has been entirely reliant on Odell Beckham Jr. since he was picked up in 2014. He has become quarterback Eli Manning’s primary look option, and the pair have gained a reputation as a dynamic duo within the NFC East. And while the two of them have been putting up considerable numbers despite the lack of support, it’s highly expected that the NFL...
Via The Sports Journal
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How the Giants became contenders in the NFC East this offseason

The New York Giants haven't exactly been competitive in the NFC East the past few years. Since winning the Super Bowl in 2011, they have yet to win the division. In fact, they haven't come close to doing so since they were second in 2012. Following back-to-back third-place finishes in the NFC East the past two seasons, the Giants made a bevy of changes -- both additions and subtractions...
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Jason Pierre-Paul Proves He Will Be Able to Use His Mangled Hand This Season

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was in a brutal accident last July 4. As he set off fireworks at his home, one exploded in his hand.  Pierre-Paul lost his right index finger and parts of his thumb and middle finger, forcing him to miss most of last season. When the two-time Pro Bowler did play, he was unable to use his injured hand. Well, after more surgeries and...
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Giants OTAs: Quotes from players, coaches

On Monday, the New York Giants held their first of ten organized team activities (OTAs). The players and coaches shared their initial thoughts on the team as a whole. In the past month, the Giants have held voluntary minicamps, but this was the first time the full offense practiced against the full defense in 2016. No live contact was permitted; however, according to
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What to expect from New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins

In early March after locking Jason Pierre-Paul up for another season, the New York Giants signed cornerback Janoris Jenkins. The 27-year-old was selected by the St. Louis Rams with the 39th overall pick of the 2012 NFL draft and in 2013 he finished the season with 55 tackles, one sack and one interception. Jenkins saw an upgraded role in 2014 as the Rams’ starting cornerback and...
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Can the New York Giants’ Offense be Solid Without Victor Cruz?

Victor Cruz’s health is an exhausted topic. And while it’s fun to speculate how explosive the New York Giants’ offense would be with Cruz back in the slot, there’s still no guarantee that he will actually make a debut come regular season. At this point in time, Cruz is still day-to-day, in the hopes of preserving his health. While he may have made a speedy recover from the...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the New York Giants be Impact in 2016?

The New York Giants’ defense has been the laughing stock of the NFL for the better part of two seasons, and hit an all-time low by ranking last in the league after giving up an average 420 yards and 27 points per game last year. Thankfully such mediocre statistics acted as a wakeup call to Giants’ management, as defensive reparations have been the focus of this offseason. Free...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Giants have one of league’s most-talented rosters, says

The New York Giants haven’t made the playoffs since 2011 and haven’t had a winning season since 2012, but Bucky Brooks of believes they now sport one of the league’s most-talented rosters. In recent weeks and months, New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese has been heavily criticized and even ranked as one of the worst at his post in the NFL. Some, like NFL Network’s...
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Giants halfback Andre Williams making no excuses for 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Andre Williams isn't going to make excuses for his 2015 season with the New York Giants. It was a bad year. His carries were down. His yardage was down. His trips to the end zone were down. Worst of all, Williams didn't do anything to convince the coaches to play him more. His second season in the NFL was a flop, and there is no doubt he is heading into...
Via Associated Press
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WATCH: New York Giants Report: First Day of OTAs

New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo leads his first day of OTA's, and the Eli's meet the media, as QB Eli Manning and rookie Eli Apple discuss the team's workouts.
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New York Giants’ Cooper Taylor has surgery to repair sports hernia, out until training camp

New York Giants safety Cooper Taylor recently underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia and is expected to be sidelined until the start of training camp in late July. The New York Giants won’t just be without wide receiver Victor Cruz (calf) until the start of training camp in two months, they’ll also be without fourth-year safety Cooper Taylor. Jordan Raanan of reports...
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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie absent as New York Giants open OTAs

As the New York Giants opened Organized Team Activities (OTAs) on Monday, veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was noticeably absent. First-round cornerback Eli Apple, who had a chance to go head-to-head with wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for the first time, was with the New York Giants as they opened Organized Team Activities on Monday, but veteran cornerback Dominique...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Eli Apple's mom cracks funny joke after announcing ESPN role

On Monday, ESPN’s Dan Graziano broke the news that Annie Apple, the colorful mom of New York Giants rookie cornerback Eli Apple, is joining ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown as a contributor.  We hypothesized that Apple’s mother would be a funny and entertaining addition to the Countdown crew come the fall. Well, it took her all of about 10 minutes to live up to our expectations...
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Rex Ryan says he tried to trade for Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr., New York Jet? If Rex Ryan had gotten his way, it could have happened. The current Bills coach admitted that he tried to trade for the Giants’ star wide receiver in 2014, when questions were being raised about Beckham’s durability as he dealt with ongoing hamstring issues. Ryan made the remarks while refuting the belief that his current star receiver, Sammy...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Janoris Jenkins on his five kids with four women: 'It ain't a lot'

Janoris Jenkins is aware of what people say about him having five children with several different women, but the cornerback has repeatedly defended himself as a great father. In an interview with Paul Schwartz of the New York Post this week, Jenkins was asked about having five kids with four different mothers. “It ain’t a lot,” he said. “It’s just five kids. A lot is...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Giants welcome a new Eli

Get ready Manning, there is another Eli to watch out for. Eli Apple, formerly know as Eli Woodard, is one of the New York Giants top rookies for the 2016 season. Apple enrolled at Ohio State in 2013 and was rated as high as the No. 11 prospect nationally on the ESPN 150. Apple started 14 out of 15 games at cornerback as a redshirt freshman during Ohio State’s run to a national...
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New York Giants’ Victor Cruz discusses return, draft criticism, Eli Apple

Considering that New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz hasn’t played in a regular season game since Oct. 12, 2014, he’s been making more news and waves off the field than on it in recent months. Cruz insists he’s 100 percent healthy, prepared for the team’s offseason workout program and intends to be ready for training camp. After hosting a portion of Tuesday’s Sports...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Eli Manning does NOT know how to salsa

Eli Manning was with Victor Cruz for an event in New York when the receiver attempted to give his quarterback some salsa lessons. Let’s just say it did not go well. See for yourself. Some people just don’t have the rhythm to pull off this passionate dance. It appears Manning is one of those people. Cruz is looking good himself these days. He’s doing limited work in practice...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Eli Manning on having another Eli on Giants: ‘Call me Elisha’

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is famous for some of his bizarre looks on the field as well as some of the quirky comments he makes off the field. The latter was the case when Manning was asked if he would take ownership of the name Eli now that rookie cornerback Eli Apple has joined the team. In classic form, Manning’s response was quite comical. “Haven’t really...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Eli Apple’s mom to son: ‘Dude, you’re an unemployed college dropout’

When the New York Giants selected former Ohio State defensive back Eli Apple with the 10th pick in last week’s draft, little did the team know that it would be getting a rather awesome mother figure in the process. Remember when an anonymous scout questioned Apple’s cooking prior to the draft? Well, his mom made sure to tell that dude off. Now, a few days after seeing her son...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Justin Tuck will sign one-day contract, retire a Giant

One of the New York Giants’ all-time greats will make his return home on Friday. Defensive end Justin Tuck will sign with the franchise on a one-day contract in order to retire as a member of his first NFL team, according to ESPN. Justin Tuck will sign a one-day contract and officially retire as a Giant on Friday, according to sources. The... — Dan...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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