The New York Giants 2019 opponents - *2018 playoff teams.
May 20 Giants' revamped offensive line is Eli Manning's last hope. No one can accuse the Giants and their general manager, Dave Gettleman, of accepting the status quo with their offensive line.
There are three Giants a certain offensive-line guru finds intriguing, believing they have the potential to anchor the position group for years to come. They are Will Hernandez, Jon Halapio and, yes, Chad Wheeler, youngsters believed to possess greater upside than the elders on the line.
May 18 Special Report - The Giants have added another draftee to the list of players signed, when they reached agreement with cornerback Corey Ballentine, a sixth-round pick from Division II Washburn in Topeka, Kan. Ballentine, of course, is the unfortunate kid whose day of glory was cut short by a gunshot at 12:46 a.m. April 27 - hours after he was drafted.
May 17 Giants receiver coach preparing for life without Odell Beckham Jr. No one has any proof how much the Giants will miss Odell Beckham Jr. on the field. Anyone wishing to downplay his absence can point to the production (scoring 40, 0, 27 and 35 points) while Beckham missed the final four games last season as evidence the Giants can move the ball and score without his dynamism.
May 16 Minimized by all the hyperbole and consternation surrounding the offseason trade between the Giants and the Browns has been the significance of the addition of safety Jabrill Peppers to the Giants' secondary.
Cornerback DeAndre Baker is poised to make an immediate impact, and the Giants wanted him enough to trade a package of draft picks to move back into the first round so they could select him with the 30th overall pick.
May 15 After the Giants traded wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns this spring, Barkley is now the face of the Giants' offense and New York's most dangerous weapon.
May 14 Did Dave Gettleman finally fix the Giants' offensive line? Right tackle Mike Remmers' free agent signing this weekend completed a Gettleman do-over that the Giants hope will protect Eli Manning in 2019.
May 13 How many starts will Giants QB Daniel Jones make in 2019? What NFL Network, beat writers sayIf they are in the playoff hunt, Shurmur already declared he will not make a change. No punting on a 5-4 record like they did when benching Kurt Warner for a rookie Manning in 2004.
May 12 Giants have high hopes for Golden Tate | Redundancy or unpredictability with Sterling Shepard? the Giants' staff believes that Tate's playmaking ability after the catch combined with the fact that he and Shepard can easily be moved around will keep opposing defenses guessing.
May 11 Most teams that draft a quarterback with a top-10 pick can't wait to get that passer on the field to maximize the value of their rookie deal, but the Giants don't operate like most teams.
The New York Giants added depth to their ground game this week by signing running back Rod Smith, whose addition led to the surprising release of Robert Martin.
May 10 Suddenly Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins is the last of the Mohicans. Gone are strong veteran presences on the Giants' defense such as safety and former captain Landon Collins, EDGE rusher Olivier Vernon and known commodities like cornerback Eli Apple.
May 9 The defense James Bettcher now coaches is vastly different than the unit he inherited when he became the Giants' defensive coordinator last year. He is excited about his players' potential and capabilities.
Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mike Shula believes Daniel Jones is capable enough to start Week 1 if the Giants asked that of him.
May 8 Eli Manning came into the league in 2004 with an arm that elicited raves from talent evaluators. Jones is more of a technician, and a better athlete overall than Manning. Daniel Jones' movement in the pocket belies his size (6-foot-5, 221 pounds) and he knows all about navigating in and around a shaky pocket from his days running for his life at Duke.
May 7 Conventional wisdom suggests that the Giants' offense will take a step back in 2019, after trading way one of the NFL's most dynamic playmakers, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. However, SiriusXM NFL analyst Phil Savage isn't buying into conventional wisdom.
Who and what stood out at rookie minicamp. It's essential to not jump to sweeping conclusions from a couple days of rookie minicamp, but from the early look at their draft picks, the Giants are getting exactly what they thought they were when scouting these players in college.
May 6 Daniel Jones' throwing arm was one of the primary attributes that prompted the Giants to select him in the first round of the NFL Draft, but it's the young quarterback's legs that have received much attention at the team's rookie minicamp this week.
Odell Beckham Jr.'s No. 13 Giants jersey was a top NFL seller for years. He is a transcendent talent and was this franchise's best player for five seasons. So how much does it mean to Monmouth undrafted free agent receiver Reggie White Jr. to wear No. 13 at Giants rookie minicamp? Surprisingly, no more than any other number.
The Giants made ten selections in last month's NFL Draft, but general manager Dave Gettleman has also garnered praise for the crop of undrafted rookie free agents that will have a chance to compete for a spot on the 53-man roster this summer.
May 5 Daniel
Jones' throwing arm was one of the primary attributes that prompted the Giants
to select him in the first round of the NFL Draft, but it's the young quarterback's
legs that have received much attention at the team's rookie minicamp this week.
May 4 Giants Rookie Minicamp Notebook. The X-man, the Odell trade comparison, and best wishes to Corey Ballentine. Head coach Pat Shurmur prides himself in keeping his emotions under wraps when he deals with the media. But at one point during his press conference, Shurmur at times seemed extra careful when he spoke about the tragic shooting that injured draft pick Corey Ballentine and claimed the life of Ballentine's teammate and friend, Dwane Simmons.
Jones, the outstanding quarterback from Duke selected by the Giants with the
sixth overall selection in the NFL Draft last week, today endured that unique
rite of passage every high-profile athlete here faces: his first New York-area
quarterback Daniel Jones must have felt like he was back at Duke during the
first half of Friday's Giants minicamp practice. After all, it didn't seem like
any of the drafted wide receivers, undrafted free agents or try out players had
any realistic chance of making a catch, contested or otherwise.
May 2 A review of the Giants roster after the draft. Take a closer look at where the Giants roster currently stands after the draft and where they still have some more work to do.
May 1 The
Giants have encouraged sixth-round pick Corey Ballentine to stay home with
family and friends for now and not to worry about this weekend's rookie minicamp
in East Rutherford
Apr 30 It was clear heading into the draft that the Giants knew they had to improve their defense, and it is impossible to argue they didn't.
Apr 29 Just hours after he was drafted by the Giants, college-football standout Corey Ballentine went from a "dream" come true to a waking nightmare when he was shot in a murky attack that left his roommate and former teammate dead.
Apr 28 Special
Report - How is everybody doing? You okay? Breathing again? In the wake of
the Giants' (somewhat) surprising choice with the No. 6 pick of the first round
in the NFL 2019 Draft, there has been plenty of anger, blame and conspiracy theories
amid some half-hearted support and definite shrugs from the fan base and the media
was universal (and unfair) outrage over the Giants' first-round pick. And
as much as they needed a quarterback of the future, it's a fair point that Duke's
Daniel Jones likely won't help the Giants this year.
Apr 27 - UPDATE
tackle Chris Slayton, was selected 245th overall by the NY Giants.
took a while, and the Giants finally addressed a need for a pass rusher by
selecting Oshane Ximines of Old Dominion in late in the third round of the NFL
draft Friday. An outside linebacker, Ximines set a school record with 33 sacks
in 48 games.
Sources dispute reasons why Eli Manning is quitting weekly WFAN spot Mike Francesa claimed the Giants drafting Daniel Jones was why.
26 - UPDATE The
Giants selected defensive end Oshane Ximines of Old Dominion.
25 - UPDATE Giants
pick Georgia star CB after trading back into first round.
Apr 25 The Giants currently own 12 choices in the seven-round draft, tying them with Super Bowl champion New England for the league's highest total. And it's a good year for the Giants to have so many options, because according to general manager Dave Gettleman, this is one of the most talent-laden drafts he's seen.
Giants have needs - lots of needs - on their roster, particularly on the defensive
side of the ball. Good thing this year's draft class is dripping with talent in
that area, right?
Apr 23 Giants will have no shortage of defensive studs to choose from. No chance. Zero. That is Dave Gettleman's estimation when it comes to the Giants missing out on a stud defensive player with the No. 6 pick Thursday night in the first round of the NFL draft.
Apr 22 Dave Gettleman's draft-quarterback belief is wrong. Gettleman has been quick to say that he "won't force a pick" to get a quarterback, saying, "You can't draft for need. You will get screwed every time and make a mistake."
Apr 21 Can New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman get the team back to the playoffs with his offseason moves in 2019? "There's more to it that just collecting talent. There is a cultural thing to it that's critical. I have not been on a team that's gone to a Super Bowl that's had a culture problem." Did he have one with the Giants? "Not any more," he said with a satisfied smile.
Apr 20 Some thoughts on the toughest stretch on the Giants schedule, and if the first four picks in the Giants draft will be split evenly between offense and defense.
Apr 19 When it comes to the all-important quarterback position, the story hasn't changed as far as Giants general manager Dave Gettleman is concerned. The Giants have been carefully investigating how the quarterbacks on their draft board have dealt with past adversities. Gettleman also mentioned the importance of having a quarterback who is mentally mature to handle the pressures that come with playing in the New York media market.
Saquon Barkley understands that some still hold to the belief that the New York Giants should have selected a quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft instead of him. As for whether that makes sense to him, well that's another story all together. "Yes. I understand that. Not being cocky or anything, but if a rookie of the year doesn't sway that mindset, then I don't know what will."
Apr 18 Way-too-early game predictions for the 2019 regular season. Trying to figure out the winners and losers in games between teams that will look a lot different in two weeks following the NFL draft, let alone when the season kicks off in September.
are ruining Eli Manning's final NFL days by putting him in this spot. The
faces around Manning have changed, and changed hard and fast, but the face of
the franchise dutifully remains a smile instead of a frown. As he knows it must.
"I think we're heading in the right direction," Manning said. God bless
receiver Sterling Shepard recently agreed to a four-year, $41 million extension
and is the longest-tenured wideout on the team's roster.
Apr 12 The New York Giants front office has been under great scrutiny of late. Does this team even have any sort of plan? How could they possibly if they are rebuilding with a 38-year-old quarterback that is clearly a declining player?
Apr 10 Of the seven wide receivers who caught a pass for the Giants last season, only Odell Beckham Jr. is not back. The top three tight ends and top three running backs remain unchanged as well.
Apr 9 Giants general manager Dave Gettleman has insisted numerous times that he has a plan to fix the team and that this plan will continue to unfold before our very eyes.
Apr 8 Giants co-owner John Mara would "love to have a quarterback coming out of this draft" if the pick isn't forced. General manager Dave Gettleman "probably" will add a young quarterback in the draft "if everything works out." Will Kyle Lauletta have a place with Giants after NFL Draft? Is he still a viable Eli Manning replacement?
Apr 6 Special
Report - A while ago, someone asked how pro football has changed over the
countless seasons I have been a professional observer. It was an unanswerable
question. There have been too many changes - physically, emotionally, intellectually
- to even arrive at a few.
Apr 5 Eli Manning isn't changing his offseason routine as he heads into his 16th season, calling on running back Saquon Barkley and wide receiver Sterling Shepard to join him for some early April workouts.
Apr 4 It was not a shock, Evan Engram said, to see Odell Beckham Jr. traded away, but it was a bit jarring, and the Giants starting tight end said, "Losing a talent like that, you don't want to." Rather than dwell on what went out the door, Engram will enter a season for the first time without calling Beckham a teammate and is viewing this as a chance to jump-start his NFL ascension.
Apr 3 After an offseason of questionable decisions, the Giants have a chance to end on a high note by landing Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen in a trade. Here's why Rosen is worth what it will cost (second rounder?) in a potential bidding war between now and the 2019 NFL Draft.
Mar 30 Saquon Barkley bothered by Eli Manning flak: 'It's not his fault'. Saquon Barkley isn't here for the continued criticism of Eli Manning.
Mar 28 The Giants don't necessarily have to address their need for Eli Manning's successor via the NFL draft. They are among three teams "very interested" in trading for Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen, at least according to former college quarterback and current Fox Sports analyst Joel Klatt.
Mar 27 The Giants are planning to investigate every possible option when it comes to finding their Quarterback of the Future, and that includes a potential trade for Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen
Mar 26 John Mara explains why Giants' plan makes perfect sense. "It doesn't matter if Eli is going to be around [after this season] or not," Mara, the team's co-owner, said at the NFL Annual League Meeting.
Former NFL quarterback and New Jersey native Chris Simms has a theory Beckham's presence "exposed" Manning's quarterback weaknesses and that is one of the reasons he was traded by the Giants to the Browns.
Mara admits he has a soft spot in his heart for Eli Manning. Mara, though,
grew hot under the collar when it was insinuated he is keeping the 38-year-old
quarterback around because of sentiment.
Mar 24 One year ago, John Mara stood in a posh resort in Orlando, Fla., and declared, "I'm sick of answering questions about Odell's behavior and what his latest incident is." It was a clear-as-day warning, Giants co-owner to Giants star receiver: Cut it out or you don't get that fat new contract you want.
Mar 23 Kevin Zeitler learned from Browns' Joe Thomas but falls in line with Nate Solder, Will Hernandez. Since winning Super Bowl XLVI, the Giants have swung and missed almost annually at building an offensive line. Zeitler's job is to solidify the right side of the line of scrimmage.
Mar 22 Pat Shurmur loves new Giants, especially his offensive lineman. Shurmur now sees an answer for at least four of the five starting spots on the line. From left to right, the Giants have Nate Solder, Will Hernandez, either Jon Halapio (coming back from ankle surgery) or Spencer Pulley at center and Kevin Zeitler at right guard.
general manager Dave Gettleman continues to insist that he has a plan to make
the Giants into a contender sooner than later. Just don't expect him to share
any details. "Really and truly, very honestly, it's not my responsibility
to tell you guys what I'm doing," Gettleman said Monday during a conference
Mar 18 Having traded away Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns last week, the Giants need to restock their receiver corps. Cody Latimer, will be re-signed. Latimer announced his return Sunday night on Twitter, posting: "Back for seconds!!!. Let's go big blue!!!" Latimer, 26, made an impression early last season before a hamstring strain in Week 6 put him on injured reserve.
Mar 17 Eli Manning gets $5M bonus from Giants and surest sign yet he is 2019 starter. Manning is due a $5 million bonus just for being on the roster on the fifth day of the 2019 NFL calendar (Sunday) under the terms of his contract. The bonus went into effect at 4 p.m. Saturday, according to ESPN. That is the close-of-business for NFL transactions, so Manning will be on the roster when Sunday begins and there is no wire on Sunday so any move wouldn't be official until Monday.
Mar 16 Grading the Giants' offseason moves so far Giants trying to replace Beckham, Collins and Vernon. Just 15 months ago, the Giants hired Dave Gettleman to fix the franchise. He earned praise for a series of early housecleaning moves.Now, suddenly, his new title is "embattled GM".
Mar 15 Giants
sign veteran safety Antoine Bethea. He has won a Super Bowl, played in three
Pro Bowls, and amassed almost 1,500 tackles in 13 NFL seasons.