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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.

Former Giants
Landon Collins and Odell Beckham could have been Giants building blocks for years to come. Instead they both changed teams this offseason.

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.

Former Giants
Jason Pierre-Paul suffered a potentially season-ending fractured neck in a single-car crash last week in South Florida. Pierre-Paul, 30, will likely need surgery.

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.
5 things we learned at rookie minicamp (5/4).
The Giants are getting to know about Daniel Jones, their first-round draft pick, taken No. 6 overall, and the education is in the nascent stages, on the field and off it.

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.

Daniel 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 news conference.
Rookie minicamp is underway with three days of practice on the itinerary. Before Friday's practice, the rookies met the media inside the fieldhouse. Here is what we learned.

Rookie 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.
Daniel Jones' first passes in a Giants uniform are in the book. It was in a practice jersey in a rookie minicamp throwing to a group that included undrafted free agents, but it was a start nonetheless for the No. 6-overall pick just a week after he was drafted.

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.

Former Giants
Eli Apple - Saints declining CB Eli Apple's fifth-season option. Apple, who would've made an estimated base salary of $13 million in 2020 under a fifth-year option, will make a base salary of $2.5 million with plenty of motivation to prove he's worth a pay raise.

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
Ballentine, a 23-year-old grid star at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., was wounded, and best pal and teammate Dwane Simmons, also 23, was killed at an off-campus weekend bash.

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.

NFC East News
Ranking NFC East quarterbacks of the future: Oft-injured Carson Wentz to Giants' Daniel Jones.

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 alike.
In other words, when the Giants took Duke quarterback Daniel Jones with the sixth overall pick in the Draft - passing on Kentucky edge rusher Josh Allen, linebacker Devin Bush, defensive tackle Ed Oliver and offensive tackle Jonah Williams - the football world shook and GiantLand went berserk ...and not without at least some semblance of reason.

Apr 28 There 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.
Giants lasered in on the biggest problem after making QB splash. Fix the defense. That was the marching orders general manager Dave Gettleman put to the franchise heading into this NFL draft. Seven of the 10 picks devoted to one side of the ball.

Apr 27 - UPDATE Defensive tackle Chris Slayton, was selected 245th overall by the NY Giants.
Apr 27 - UPDATE Corey Ballentine goes from Jamaica to Division II to Giants draft pick.
Apr 27 - UPDATE With The 171st pick, the Giants selected Auburn wide receiver Darius Slayton.
Apr 27 - UPDATE Giants pick Wisconsin LB Ryan Connelly | 'A no-star recruit' turned All-Big Ten.
Apr 27 - UPDATE With The 108th pick, the Giants selected Notre Dame cornerback Julian Love.

Apr 27 It 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.
The Giants found their next pass rusher, taking Old Dominion EDGE Oshane Ximines with the No. 95 overall pick in the third-round of Friday night's NFL Draft. Ximines had been projected as high as an early second-round pick in some mock drafts, and should compete for meaningful snaps immediately as a rookie opposite last year's third-round choice Lorenzo Carter.

Sources dispute reasons why Eli Manning is quitting weekly WFAN spot Mike Francesa claimed the Giants drafting Daniel Jones was why.

Apr 26 - UPDATE The Giants selected defensive end Oshane Ximines of Old Dominion.

Apr 26 NY Giants NFL Draft Picks: 2019 Round-by-Round Results, Grades.
Experts react to Giants' Round 1 picks.
How Dave Gettleman broke the Daniel Jones pick to Eli Manning.

Apr 25 - UPDATE Giants pick Georgia star CB after trading back into first round.
Apr 25 - UPDATE Dexter Lawrence won't get a ton of sacks. But he WILL run through people.
Apr 25 - UPDATE Giants shock NFL draft by going Daniel Jones with No. 6 pick.

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.

Apr 24 The 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?
The Giants will enter the NFL Draft with two glaring needs they have to fill soon and two first-round picks with which to do it.

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.

Former Giants
Odell Beckham Jr. unloads on Giants in Twitter rant, saying his sendoff was disrespectful and they were okay with losing.
Hakeem Nicks is taking his best shot at an NFL comeback. Nicks, 31, has been out of the league since his final season with the New Orleans Saints in 2016.

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.

Apr 16 Giants 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 Eli Manning.
The Giants began their voluntary offseason conditioning program, and after a team meeting and the initial workout, Manning spoke publicly for the first time in what has been a momentous offseason. The significant transactions include the arrivals of Golden Tate, Kevin Zeitler and Jabrill Peppers, and the departures of Odell Beckham, Jr., Landon Collins and Olivier Vernon.

Apr 13 Wide receiver Sterling Shepard recently agreed to a four-year, $41 million extension and is the longest-tenured wideout on the team's roster.
Shepard intends to contribute beyond just catching passes. He believes his status as the receiver with the longest stint in Giants blue places him in a natural leadership position.
When the Giants shipped star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns last month, there was speculation that the New England Patriots might make a play for New York's No. 2 wideout, Sterling Shepard. As it turns out, that's exactly what they did.

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.
For instance Sam Huff played middle linebacker for the Giants and at his full growth, he was 6-0 and 210. Today, it is questionable whether he could even play cornerback or safety, but he is in the Hall of Fame.

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.

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The NFL's new rule changes: Expanded replay and no more blindside blocks

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.

Mar 25 John 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.
Daniel Jones' relationship with the Manning brothers and their honorary family member David Cutcliffe has led to speculation he is the quarterback the Giants really are targeting in the 2019 NFL Draft.

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.

Former Giants
Odell Beckham Jr. has mixed feelings about trade to Browns It feels as if part of him wanted to remain with the Giants and join the ranks of their all-time greats.

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.

Former Giants
Landon Collins admits he would have held out had Giants franchised him.

Mar 19 Giants 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 call.
Gettleman is trusting in an upgraded offensive line, a Saquon Barkley-centric offense and Good 'Ole Eli being forced to play catch-up because Landon Collins and Olivier Vernon are gone from a decimated defense. With no Beckham to bail him out. The good news is Manning isn't higher than the middle-of-the-contract pack for quarterbacks. "You can win while you're building," Gettleman said. Again: He's rebuilding.

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".

Former Giants
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie wasn't ready to ride off into the sunset and enjoy the retirement life. A week after being reinstated, Rodgers-Cromartie signed with the Washington Redskins.

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.
The Giants are back in the pass-rushing business, after they agreed to terms Thursday with Markus Golden, an outside linebacker with the ability to get to the quarterback.
Golden Tate's four-year, $37.5 million contract, with $23 million guaranteed, proves that the Giants aren't rebuilding. It also reinforces that Odell Beckham Jr. was traded primarily not to rebuild the roster, but because the club's brass didn't want him on the team anymore.

Mar 14 Former New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham is gone, but certainly his impact on the franchise won't be forgotten. Beckham, traded Tuesday to the Cleveland Browns, posted a message Thursday on Instagram to say goodbye to the Giants
There is an Odell-ness to Odell Beckham Jr. and, after five years, it eventually ran its course for the Giants. Some inside the building feel a sense of relief that the superstar receiver will no longer bring unwanted attention to a franchise that did not necessarily grow sick of him but grew increasingly exhausted trying to keep up with the issues.

Mar 13 The Giants are sending Beckham to the Browns in exchange for a first-round pick and a third-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, plus safety Jabrill Peppers - an East Orange native.
After five seasons, Odell Beckham Jr.'s career with the Giants is over, but what a five years it was. Here's a look at the many highs and lows.

Mar 12 Lose-lose for Giants: They don't keep Landon Collins, and now he agrees with rival Redskins. Where Giants general manager Dave Gettleman saw little value in paying big for Collins, the Redskins wasted no time in making spending lavishly on him and making Collins a centerpiece for the Giants' NFC East rivals.
Collins signing a blockbuster six-year, $84 million deal with $45 million guaranteed over the first three years from the Redskins is the worst possible nightmare for Giants fans still up in arms that Dave Gettleman allowed him to walk out the Big Blue door.

Mar 10 Special Report - So the Giants have unloaded another horrifically expensive commodity, linebacker Olivier Vernon, and obtained a useable, productive right guard from the Cleveland Browns, Kevin Zeitler. The trade, which includes a fifth-round draft pick going to the Giants and a fourth to the Browns, was unofficially announced Friday, but since the NFL's trading period doesn't start until next Wednesday, it couldn't be termed official.
But Zeitler, who graded out as the best pass-blocking guard in the NFL last season (he allowed just three sacks over the last two years) should automatically become a fixture at right guard, and along with last year's rookie, Will Hernandez, provide quarterback Eli Manning with some long-needed relief from the demons of defense. It would surprise no one if we heard that Eli bought him a car or a house or something of significant value to welcome him to the team. He might even be able to acquire cheaper health insurance, you know?

Mar 9 Dave Gettleman got off the canvas following the Landon Collins follies and made a good deal unloading Olivier Vernon for Kevin Zeitler, a quality bookend guard for Will Hernandez on an offensive line he vowed to upgrade when he arrived and a godsend for Saquon Barkley, Eli Manning and the quarterback's unidentified successor.

NFL Draft 2019: Where do Giants pick in all 7 rounds? | Enough assets to trade for Cardinals' Josh Rosen? With needs for starters at right tackle, cornerback, free safety, outside linebacker and possibly more, the Giants need to be active when free-agent negotiations begin Monday because they cannot rely on the draft to fill too many holes.

Mar 7 Separating fact from fiction in Landon Collins' departure from Giants What's Dave Gettleman's plan? Is this Eli's fault?

Mar 6 Giants blew it not trading Landon Collins and buying 2018 playoff delusions | Olivier Vernon next? Where's the foresight? Why are the Giants in this spot?
Gettleman has vowed to (re)build the Giants one brick at a time, but the foundation of his house isn't nearly as sturdy today without a brick such as Collins entering his prime.
These decisions are not made in a vacuum. That's what Giants general manager Dave Gettleman told us in Indianapolis last week when, truth be told, he was pretty up front about Landon Collins' uncertain future with the franchise.

Mar 3 Giants scoping out defensive lineman who can make an impact. The top two in this draft, Nick Bosa of Ohio State and Josh Allen of Kentucky, figure to be off the board in the first five picks, even if quarterbacks Dwayne Haskins and Kyler Murray are taken that high.

Mar 1 The Giants will always try to win. The faces change, but the expectations remain the same. But do not be fooled by thinking that they are a win-now team just because they're riding one more time with 38-year-old Eli Manning. Which brings us to The Case For Trading Odell Beckham Jr.

Feb 28 It's finding a franchise QB or bust for Dave Gettleman. Gettleman reminded us a year ago when he passed on Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson and Rosen with the second-overall pick that you better not draft a quarterback unless you have a conviction on him, because you risk finding yourself in Quarterback Hell if you swing and miss.
Dave Gettleman has a dream: 'I would love to drop a franchise quarterback in this place' Gettleman wants to follow 'the Kansas City model' in Manning's case. The situations are different, of course, but the philosophy is the same. He insisted "you can not reach," especially for a quarterback. The position is too important. The pick is too big.

Feb 27 Will Giants be blown away at combine, like they were with Saquon? Dave Gettleman and Pat Shurmur have no buyers' remorse for taking Barkley when they did.

Feb 25 Five free agents the New York Giants should consider. The NFL calendar is about to move away from its dead period into the annual scouting combine and soon after that, into free agency.

Feb 24 These five teams would likely pursue Landon Collins if Giants let him walk Two division rivals could be on the Pro Bowler's radar. If the Giants do use the franchise tag on Landon Collins, he'll have little realistic choice but to eventually sign it.

The significant front-office, coaching and scouting personal of all 32 NFL teams gather this week in Indianapolis for the Scouting Combine, and it would be appropriate for the teams to form two lines: one for franchises searching for a quarterback, and one for those that are not. The Giants could stand in both lines.

Feb 23 The NFL awarded the Giants a fifth-round pick Friday as part of its compensatory formula. The additional pick gives the Giants 10 selections in next month's draft.

Feb 22 Pat Shurmur will need to find a new defensive backs coach. His now former one, valued assistant coach Lou Anarumo, is leaving to be the Bengals' defensive coordinator.

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NFL should adopt these intriguing rules from Alliance of American Football.

Feb 21 Special Report - There are two major subjects..., namely the situation with the quarterback Eli Manning and the immediate future of safety Landon Collins. Both could go, or both might stay. Eli may become the victim of the salary cap, since he makes nearly $17 million a year and the cap can use a little less pressure, especially from a 38-year-old athlete.
Collins just completed his fourth season in the NFL and is perhaps one of the top three safeties in the league. He is also without a contract, and as a free agent the Giants have only a few choices - put the Franchise tag on him to freeze his mobility for one full season or negotiate a new contract.

Feb 20 Michael Thomas has already left his stamp on the National Football League both on and off the field. And he's just getting started. An undrafted rookie out of Stanford University in 2012, Thomas got his start in the National Football League with the San Francisco 49ers.

Feb 19 There are many inadequacies, front to back, within the Giants defense and, if that defense moves forward without Landon Collins, there will be another gaping hole to fill.
Despite a torn labrum in his left shoulder cutting his 2018 season four games short, Collins still logged 96 total tackles, five tackles for loss, four pass breakups, and one forced fumble. However, Collins has never been an elite defender in coverage, and that has been evident over the past two seasons.

Feb 16 Should the Giants pass on a QB again at the top of 1st round? Shaun O'Hara says yes, but not for reason you think. But O'Hara isn't suggesting the Giants pass on Dwayne Haskins and Kyler Murray for offensive tackle Jonah Williams or another top blocking prospect.

Feb 14 Giants offensive line during Eli Manning's career: Here is a closer look at the revolving door of offensive linemen, including all draft picks since Manning arrived in 2004 (which includes only two first-round picks and one Pro Bowler) and the notable free agents added since the Giants' Old Guard needed replacing, beginning in 2011.
Nate Solder sees 2018 as 'good starting point' for OL. The key is to improve from Week 1 to Week 17, and while they still have a long way to go, there is no denying the Giants did that in 2018 under a new regime. After a 1-7 start, they went 4-4 in the second half, losing their final two games by one point apiece to playoff teams.

Feb 12 Kareem Martin eager to see defense in Year 2 under Bettcher. Kareem Martin played in James Bettcher's defensive system in Arizona in each of his first three NFL seasons. The Cardinals' defense ranked fifth, second and sixth in yards allowed over those three years from 2015 to 2017.

Feb 11 Here's why NY Giants could open 2019 NFL season against Super Bowl champion Patriots. We already know the Super Bowl LIII champion New England Patriots and the New York Giants will play each other in the regular season, and now here's something to consider: could Big Blue open the 2019 campaign in Foxborough as New England raises the banner to celebrate its sixth Vince Lombardi Trophy?

Feb 9 How can Giants' Saquon Barkley improve after winning Rookie of the Year? Pass protection? Insticts?

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Is Kyler Murray tall enough to play QB in the NFL? A look inside the history of height (or lack thereof) at the position.

Feb 8 When the Giants' chief decision-makers are asked about quarterback Kyler Murray for the first time, they almost surely will be complimentary. But will their words be merely tall tales?

Feb 7 With his New York Giants looking to turn their 5-11 2018 season into a playoff spot in 2019, general manager Dave Gettleman has to avoid making the mistakes he made in his inaugural season on the job.

Feb 6 Eli Manning now has another great Super Bowl Sunday memory to add the bank. Manning and his wife Abby welcomed son Charles "Charlie" Elisha Manning just after midnight on Sunday morning, as first reported by Newsday. He is the couple's fourth child and Charlie will grow up with three older sisters.

Feb 5 Just as it took multiple years of personnel mismanagement to send the New York Giants to the bottom of the NFC East, it's going to take multiple years for the tandem of general manager Dave Gettleman and head coach Pat Shurmur to fix.

Feb 4 Not long after the confetti stopped falling on the Patriots, Saquon Barkley took to Twitter to post a simple message. "One day ...," he wrote and added the emoji of two hands clasped together in prayer. Do his Giants have a prayer to get to Super Bowl LIV in Miami?

Feb 3 Saquon Barkley named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. What the Giants speculated was true before the 2018 NFL Draft and what they believe was validated during this past season was made official Saturday night: Saquon Barkley was the best.
Saquon Barkley was a human life raft for the struggling NY Giants in 2018. He's been honored for his efforts by the writers who cover the NFL, earning the Offensive Rookie of the Year award.
Saquon Barkley capped his extraordinary debut season here tonight when he was named the Offensive Rookie of the Year, matching the achievement of wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. in 2014. Fittingly, Beckham presented Barkley with the award at the eighth annual NFL Honors.

Feb 2 Over the next several weeks, the Giants are expected to make some decisions regarding some of their biggest cap eaters for 2019. In determining whom to cut and whom to retain, general manager Dave Gettleman is certain to review everything, including injury history and production.

Feb 1 Giants quarterback Eli Manning already has as many Super Bowl rings as his older brother Peyton Manning, but one of his former teammates thinks it might be time for Eli to follow his older brother's path, if he wants to finally get bragging rights.

Jan 31 Saquon Barkley's popularity continues to soar. Another example: the Giants' sensational running back is the Pepsi Rookie of the Year, a source confirmed.

Former Giants
Jim Fassel set to watch son coach in Super Bowl LIII. "In 2000, he was the head coach and I was on the sideline," John Fassel said. "Now the roles have reversed."
Phil Simms said Tuesday that the Giants should bring back Eli Manning in 2019 but also draft his successor, and draft him now. And the former Giants legend believes they will do exactly that.

Jan 30 Connor Barwin's first season with the Giants will be his only season with the Giants. He had little impact in 2018, which is why he will be officially released in the coming days.

Jan 27 Eli Manning is not expected to go anywhere. It is believed Gettleman and Shurmur are convinced the 38-year-old can function as a more-than-competent NFL quarterback.

Jan 26 Eli Manning TD passes: Here are all the Giants who have caught at least 1.
Recognize them all?

Jan 25 The Giants quietly have added 12 players to their roster -- some of whom were on the practice squad during the regular season -- since putting a bow on a disappointing 5-11 season.

Saquon Barkley was in a familiar situation during the Pro Bowl Skills Challenge - at least for one game. He was great, without a lot of help from his teammates.

Jan 22 Eli Manning's agent speaks: I think he'll return to Giants. Where the Giants go at quarterback is the decision of the offseason for a team that finished 5-11 in 2018 and again failed to make the playoffs. Manning started all 16 games and compiled a passer rating of 92.4, completing a career-high 66 percent of his passes for 4,299 yards, 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Jan 21 The controversial outcome of the NFC Championship Game sent two Michael Thomases to the Pro Bowl. For Giants safety Michael Thomas, who was selected as a first alternate to the Rams' Cory Littleton in the one roster spot per conference reserved for a special teams standout, it will be the fulfillment of a career-long individual goal.

Jan 18 By the time next season begins, the Giants have to either replace Eli Manning, or know exactly how they're going to do it. They've known this was coming for years, but in each of the last two drafts, they still failed to select a replacement for Manning despite a plethora of franchise quarterbacks taken in each of the last two first rounds.

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Plaxico Burress, who caught the Super Bowl XLII-winning touchdown from Manning in the upset of the then-undefeated Patriots in 2008, endorsed the idea of the Giants drafting Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Jan 16 General manager Dave Gettleman and the Giants still have plenty of work to do, if this team plans on returning to the playoffs for the second time in the past three years in 2019, but last year's rookie class showed plenty of potential. While Gettleman's moves in free agency last offseason were a mixed bag, at best, the Giants significantly increased the talent pool of the roster during NFL Draft weekend last April.

Jan 12 Much like his team, Evan Engram played his best football after the bye week. Engram caught 22 passes for 320 yards and touchdown in the final quarter of the season. In the first three, he had 23 receptions for 257 and two scores. Engram couldn't deny his satisfaction with the way the 5-11 season ended for him individually.

Early in the spring drills, Will Hernandez was installed as the starting left guard. He might well stay in that position for the next decade. Hernandez is a rugged run blocker and sturdy pass protector who has started every game and has improved significantly from early in the season to now.

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Jan 11 Special Report - The basic facts are that out of 16 games on their schedule, the Giants had eight games against 2018 Playoff teams. Given such a poor record, one might intuit that New York would have gotten "smoked" in the great majority of these games, but that just wasn't the case, in general: Here is a brief summary of their games against eventual 2018 Playoffs teams, rating each game for how competitive it was.

Before the Giants give up on quarterback Eli Manning, they might want to take another stab at improving his offensive line. At least that's how one of Manning's longtime NFC East rivals, former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, sees it.

The NFL announced that linebacker Olivier Vernon has been named to the NFC Pro Bowl team. He will replace Chicago's Khalil Mack, who is unable to participate due to injury. Vernon will join two Giants teammates - rookie running back Saquon Barkley and kicker Aldrick Rosas - at the game.

Jan 9 Although the Giants did make progress in some areas, there is still a lot more work to be done by general manager Dave Gettleman and the rest of the front office if they are to continue building on the foundation they laid in 2018.

Jan 8 Ever since the Giants 2018 season ended, there have been any number of opinions put forth regarding what went wrong. Let's peel back some more layers on some of the most common theories behind the Giants 2018 struggles to see if those arguments actually hold water.

If Giants general manager Dave Gettleman wants to maneuver his way up or down in the 2019 draft, it looks as if he will have plenty of options to use as bargaining chips at his disposal.

Jan 6 If Eli Manning's Giants run is over, he leaves an unforgettable mark. Nothing lasts forever, and he will be fine no matter how this turns out. But the Giants will never see the likes of him again.

Dave Gettleman can talk all he wants about defense as root of Giants' deficiencies, but it's a false narrative. How can a GM trade talent in the name of a belated rebuild and then blame the unit that suffered from its reduction in talent for his team's losing, while excusing the offense of blame?

Jan 5 What conditions may Eli Manning accept in order to return with Giants? Giants may want Manning back, but on certain terms.
If the Giants truly want him back but at a reduced price, here is what likely has to happen: Manning has to bet on himself and the improvement he says he sees in the offense and accept less money.

Jan 4 What's next for Eli Manning and the Giants? "We believe in Eli. As we move forward here I think the plans here will reveal themselves," head coach Pat Shurmur said. "He can still play. He can still make the throws. He can still lead the offense."

Jan 3 Dave Gettleman knows how to make 35 minutes fly by. The dominant storyline was the future of Eli Manning and the quarterback position for the Giants, but unpacking Gettleman's 35 minutes of wisecracks and namedrops revealed some interesting perspective on a 5-11 season.
When Gettleman was asked if he would commit to Manning in 2019: "I'm committed to making the best decision in the interest of the New York Football Giants. We're in the evaluation process." And: "Everything is on the table for us."
Manning had a productive season statistically. He completed a career-high 66 percent of his passes (380 of 576), exceeded 4,000 yards for the seventh time (4,299) and threw 21 touchdown passes against 11 interceptions, the latter figure his lowest total in 10 years.

Jan 2 Eli Manning could become the first Giant to celebrate a Sweet 16. No player in the franchise's 94-season history of the Giants has worn the uniform for 16 seasons. If Manning is back as the starting quarterback in 2019, it will be his 16th season in a career that includes being the No. 1 NFL pick in the draft and winning two Super Bowl MVPs.
Make no mistake about it: The end of Giants quarterback Eli Manning's career is coming sooner than later. But with all apologies to those who are rooting with all their might for that end to happen sooner, as in after the 2018 season, it doesn't look very promising.

Jan 1 The Eli Manning-Giants marriage sure doesn't look like it's headed for divorce. "Everyone thinks I'm nuts, but I've seen the good in Eli," head coach Pat Shurmur said. "I believe everyone around him has to do their job as well. I believe in Eli. I believe in him."

Landon Collins wouldn't fight Giants' franchise tag. Landon Collins wants to return to the Giants, the team that moved up in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft to take him out of Alabama then made him a fixture in their defensive backfield.