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Defenderdawg : 2/14/2017 6:39 am
Giants

Schwartz NYP: Giants unload $10M to help keep the defense together
http://nypost.com/2017/02/13/giants-unload-10m-to-help-keep-the-defense-together/

Raanan ESPN NY: Cutting Victor Cruz and Rashad Jennings saves Giants $10 million
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/231085/cutting-victor-cruz-and-rashad-jennings-saves-giants-10-million

RV SNY: Giants right to release fan favorites Cruz and Jennings
https://www.sny.tv/giants/news/giants-right-to-release-fan-favorites-cruz-and-jennings/215928888

Eisen Giants.com: Giants part ways with WR Victor Cruz, RB Rashad Jennings
http://giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Giants-part-ways-with-WR-Victor-Cruz-RB-Rashad-Jennings/80a5c4e3-6b8f-4dd6-a440-4dd5ec103278

WR

Schwartz NYP: Everything about Victor Cruz was unbelievable
http://nypost.com/2017/02/13/everything-about-victor-cruz-was-unbelievable/

Schwartz NYP: From ‘Holy s–t’ to 99-yarder: Relive Victor Cruz at his best
http://nypost.com/2017/02/13/from-holy-s-t-to-99-yarder-relive-victor-cruz-at-his-best/

Leonard NYDN: Victor Cruz left unforgettable mark on Giants despite abrupt end
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/victor-cruz-left-unforgettable-mark-giants-abrupt-article-1.2971535?

Rock Newsday: Victor Cruz went from unknown to something special with Giants
http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/giants/victor-cruz-went-from-unknown-to-something-special-with-giants-1.13117071

Pennington NYT: Giants Release Victor Cruz, an Unlikely Connection to Super Bowl glory
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/sports/football/giants-release-wide-receiver-victor-cruz.html

Sullivan The Record: Cruz story great, person even better
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/columnists/tara-sullivan/2017/02/13/sullivan-cruz-story-great-person-even-better/97855866/

Stapleton The Record: Last dance for Giants: Victor Cruz says goodbye
http://www.northjersey.com/story/sports/nfl/giants/2017/02/13/source-giants-have-released-victor-cruz/97853928/

Stapleton The Record: Next chapter for Victor Cruz: where will he go
http://www.northjersey.com/story/sports/nfl/giants/2017/02/13/next-chapter-victor-cruz-where-he-go/97875848/

Traina Inside Football: A Look Back at Victor Cruz’s Giants Journey as Receiver Says Goodbye
http://insidefootball.com/2017/02/12265/

Kratch NJ.com: Forget the Eagles: Should the Giants try to sign DeSean Jackson?
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/02/forget_the_eagles_should_the_giants_try_to_sign_de.html

TE
Duggan NJ.com: Giants won't re-sign free agent TE Larry Donnell, report says
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/02/giants_wont_re-sign_free_agent_te_larry_donnell_re.html

T

Raanan ESPN NY: Top free-agent offensive tackle options
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york-giants/post/_/id/50833/the-top-free-agent-offensive-tackle-options

DE

Wesseling NFL.com: Giants to make a run at re-signing Jason Pierre-Paul
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000785636/article/giants-to-make-a-run-at-resigning-jason-pierrepaul

Kratch NJ.com: WATCH: How do Giants cuts impact Jason Pierre-Paul pursuit?
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/02/watch_how_do_giants_cuts_impact_jason_pierre-paul.html

CB

Duggan NJ.com: How much do the Giants value Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie? | CB overview
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/02/how_much_do_the_giants_value_dominique_rodgers-cro.html

S

Pro Football Focus (@PFF)
2/13/17, 9:36 AM
Top-graded rookie safeties
Keanu Neal, @AtlantaFalcons 80.8
Andrew Adams, @Giants 79.4
Kevin Byard, @Titans 79.0
Karl Joseph, @RAIDERS 77.5

NFL

Kelly The Ringer: If you’re a Chargers, Vikings, Eagles, or Bills fan, fear not. Whether or not your team adds an impact rookie or signs a big-time free agent, 2017 is bound to be a better year than 2016
https://theringer.com/nfl-teams-better-2017-chargers-vikings-eagles-bills-81a594ba2ad0#.2s16ap5rv

Barnwell Grantland: The Ever-Flawed NFL 100
There is one list of the best players in football made by the men who actually play the game — and it couldn't be more problematic
http://grantland.com/features/bill-barnwell-breaks-numerous-flaws-nfl-100-list/

Monson PFF: TOP 25 NFL FREE AGENTS OF 2017
https://www.profootballfocus.com/pro-top-50-nfl-free-agents-of-2017/?utm_content=bufferc1360& utm_medium=social& utm_source=twitter.com& utm_campaign=nfl

Davenport B/R: RANKING THE 2017 FREE-AGENT CLASS BY POSITION
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2691934-ranking-the-2017-free-agent-class-by-position

Eckel NJ.com: NFL free agency 2017: A look at the top wide receivers
http://www.nj.com/eagles/index.ssf/2017/02/nfl_free_agency_2017_a_look_at_the_top_wide_receiv.html

ATLANTA
Bradley AJC: 6 semi-hidden keys to the Falcons’ Super collapse
http://www.myajc.com/sports/football/semi-hidden-keys-the-falcons-super-collapse/2tAbMocFEbik5XS4qs38gO

Ledbetter AJC: 2016 unit-by-unit analysis: The quarterbacks
http://atlantafalcons.blog.ajc.com/2017/02/13/2016-unit-by-unit-analysis-the-quarterbacks/

McClure ESPN Atl: Grady Jarrett can give Vic Beasley, Falcons' pass rush a boost
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/231073/grady-jarrett-can-give-vic-beasley-falcons-pass-rush-an-added-boost

BALTIMORE
Preston Bal Sun: 10 moves the Ravens should make this offseason
http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/bs-sp-preston-ravens-0214-20170213-story.html

Hensley ESPN Bal: Breshad Perriman has to be more than two-dimensional to become Ravens' No. 1 WR
http://www.espn.com/blog/baltimore-ravens/post/_/id/33640/breshad-perriman-has-to-be-more-than-two-dimensional-to-become-ravens-no-1-wr

Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora)
2/13/17, 4:36 PM
Ravens made an early attempt to get RT Ricky Wagner re-signed. Initial offer was rebuffed. He and Brandon Williams two FAs they want to keep

BUFFALO
Carucci Buffalo News: Bills look to have plenty of opportunity to clear cap space
https://buffalonews.com/2017/02/13/bills-look-plenty-opportunity-clear-cap-space/

CAROLINA
Person Charlotte Observer: Familiarity a key when Panthers owner Jerry Richardson chooses next team president
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/article132490564.html

CHICAGO
Mayer Bears.com: Adding Hicks in free agency paid off
http://chicagobears.com/news/article-1/Adding-Hicks-in-free-agency-paid-off/b3889a7b-61f2-43ca-8cf3-7650a225c0ea

CINCINNATI
Whited Cincy Jungle: What if Bengals lose Whitworth, Zeitler and Kirkpatrick?
http://www.cincyjungle.com/2017/2/13/14587898/what-if-bengals-lose-whitworth-zeitler-and-kirkpatrick

CLEVELAND
Labbe Cleve Plain Dealer: The value of Jimmy Garoppolo: How similar quarterback trades have played out for both sides
http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2017/02/previous_quarterback_trades.html

Cabot Cleve Plain Dealer: Terrelle Pryor's agents will have 'strong discussions' with Browns soon; Pryor instructs them: 'I love being with the Browns'
http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2017/02/terrelle_pryors_agents_will_ha.html

DALLAS
Engel Fort Worth Star Telegram: Who’s the best hope for Cowboys’ ‘war daddy’ pass rusher?
http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/mac-engel/article132528174.html

Archer ESPN Dallas: Jerry Jones looking for a 'war daddy' pass-rusher
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/231077/jerry-jones-looking-for-a-war-daddy-pass-rusher

DENVER
Sanelli Denver Post: Broncos Insider: Denver’s offseason is off and running
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/02/13/broncos-insider-february-13-2017/

Legwold ESPN Denver: Broncos need offensive line overhaul in order to restore run game
http://www.espn.com/blog/denver-broncos/post/_/id/25073/broncos-need-offensive-line-overhaul-in-order-to-restore-run-game

DETROIT
Pasche Oakland Press: Detroit Lions — Five things to know about the offensive line
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/sports/20170213/detroit-lions-five-things-to-know-about-the-offensive-line

Rogers Detroit News: Lions great Barney sees himself in Darius Slay
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/02/13/lions-great-barney-sees-darius-slay/97854810/

Birkett Detroit Free Press: Former Cleveland Browns CB K'Waun Williams visiting Detroit Lions
http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/02/13/nfl-free-agent-cbs-2017/97845196/

GREEN BAY
Dougherty Mil JS: Stability paying off for Packers
http://www.packersnews.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/dougherty/2017/02/13/dougherty-stability-paying-off-packers/97858172/

Nagler Mil JS: Packers' T.J. Lang prepared to hit free agency
http://www.packersnews.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2017/02/13/packers-tj-lang-prepared-hit-free-agency/97861974/

Demovsky ESPN GB: No word from the Packers, so T.J. Lang prepared for free agency
http://www.espn.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/76950/no-word-from-the-packers-so-t-j-lang-prepared-for-free-agency

Demovsky ESPN GB: Packers can re-build their defense around Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
http://www.espn.com/blog/green-bay-packers/post/_/id/37458/packers-can-re-build-their-defense-around-ha-ha-clinton-dix

HOUSTON
Barshop ESPN Houston: Texans face tough decision on re-signing cornerback A.J. Bouye
http://www.espn.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/66674/can-the-texans-re-sign-cornerback-a-j-bouye

INDIANAPOLIS
Bowen Colts.com: 2017 Free Agent Watch: Offensive Guard Hugh Thornton
http://colts.com/news/article-1/2017-Free-Agent-Watch-Offensive-Guard-Hugh-Thornton/1a7c1251-2796-493a-b65f-826b61e6a9da

Keefer Ind Star: Colts position review: Edge rush needs massive makeover
http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nfl/colts/2017/02/13/colts-position-review-edge-rush-needs-massive-makeover/97852470/

JACKSONVILLE
Kaye WLTV Jack: Offseason Watch: Jaguars may need to decide between Jones and Miller; House may be a trade chip
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/mb/sports/nfl/jacksonville-jaguars/offseason-watch-jaguars-may-need-to-decide-between-jones-and-miller-house-may-be-a-trade-chip/407941881

KANSAS CITY
Paylor KC Star: Chiefs give promotions to assistant coaches Brad Childress, Matt Nagy
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article132515804.html#storylink=cpy

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Wolke LA Times: Chargers announce Anthony Lynn's first coaching staff
http://www.latimes.com/sports/chargers/la-sp-chargers-coaching-staff-20170213-story.html

LOS ANGELES RAMS
Gonzalez ESPN LA: Rams' new QBs coach thinks ceiling is 'really high' for Jared Goff
http://www.espn.com/blog/los-angeles-rams/post/_/id/32997/rams-new-qbs-coach-thinks-ceiling-is-really-high-for-jared-goff

MIAMI:
Beasley Miami Herald: Miami Dolphins hire Andre Carter to help coach their defensive line
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nfl/miami-dolphins/article132518844.html

NEW ENGLAND
Mason Boston Herald: Report: Patriots TE coach Brian Daboll to interview for Alabama OC gig
http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/patriots/the_blitz/2017/02/report_patriots_te_coach_brian_daboll_to_interview_for_alabama_o

Reiss ESPN Boston: On Valentine's day, highlighting the contributions of Vincent Valentine
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4801137/on-valentines-day-highlighting-the-contributions-of-vincent-valentine

Daniels Providence Journal: Cyrus Jones calls rookie season an embarrassment
http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/20170213/cyrus-jones-calls-rookie-season-embarrassment

NEW ORLEANS
Triplett ESPN NO: Will this be the year Saints draft Drew Brees' successor?
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-orleans-saints/post/_/id/25473/will-this-be-the-year-saints-draft-drew-brees-heir

Katzenstein Nola.com: Reggie Wayne on Saints WR coach Curtis Johnson: 'He taught me everything I know'
http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2017/02/reggie_wayne_on_saints_wr_coac.html

OAKLAND
Kawahara Sac Bee: Raiders' Aldon Smith cooperative in domestic investigation
http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nfl/oakland-raiders/article132531819.html

PHILADELPHIA
McLane Phil.com: Previewing the Eagles' offseason: Quarterbacks
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/sports/eagles/Eagles-2017-offseason-overview-Quarterbacks.html

Kempski Phillyvoice: Eagles need long-term, home-grown stability at cornerback
http://www.phillyvoice.com/eagles-need-long-term-home-grown-stability-cornerback/

PITTSBURGH
Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora)
2/13/17, 4:37 PM
Steelers beginning their dialogue today with LB Lawrence Timmons, a pending FA, and WR Antonio Brown, in line for extension, on new deals

Fittipaldo Pitt Post Gazette: Sammie Coates reveals on Twitter he had groin surgery
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Steelers-Blog/2017/02/13/Sammie-Coates-reveals-on-Twitter-he-had-groin-surgery/stories/201702130182

SAN FRANCISCO
Barrows Sac Bee: Colin Kaepernick changing agents before another eventful offseason
http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nfl/san-francisco-49ers/article132419944.html

Branch SF Chronicle: 49ers will hire Robert Saleh to be defensive coordinator
http://www.sfchronicle.com/49ers/article/49ers-hire-Saleh-to-be-their-defensive-coordinator-10929488.php?t=f65598033d& cmpid=twitter-premium

Barrows Sac Bee: How feasible is a 4-3 defense for the 49ers in ‘17?
http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nfl/san-francisco-49ers/article114728938.html

SEATTLE
Seattle Times: & #8234;Sherman Smith, Lofa Tatupu won't return to Seahawks' coaching staff& #8236;
& #8234;http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/seahawks/report-sherman-smith-wont-be-back-as-seahawks-running-backs-coach-replaced-by-chad-morton/?& #8236;

Kapadia ESPN Seattle: Russell Wilson, Seahawks must find third-down solutions in 2017
http://www.espn.com/blog/seattle-seahawks/post/_/id/24451/russell-wilson-seahawks-must-find-third-down-solutions-in-2017

Boling The Olympian: Whoever kicks for Seattle Seahawks needs to get his mind right
http://www.theolympian.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/dave-boling/article132563634.html

WASHINGTON
Allen Wash Post: Jordan Reed on Redskins’ offseason: ‘First of all, we got to bring Kirk back
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2017/02/13/jordan-reed-on-redskins-offseason-first-of-all-we-gotta-bring-kirk-back/?utm_term=.b5352a2dd346

Draft

Birkett Detroit Free Press: At least 13 Michigan players invited to NFL combine
http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2017/02/13/michigan-football-combine/97851108/

Vannini Coaching Search.com: The NFL combine list illustrates a problem for the Big 12:
http://coachingsearch.com/article?a=NFL-combine-list-illustrates-a-problem-for-the-Big-12

Rang CBS Sports: NFL Mock Draft: Bills land Mitch Trubisky after Browns, 49ers, Bears pass on QBs
"23. New York Giants
Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford: The Giants rushed for a minuscule 3.5 yards per carry in 2016 and scored a league-low six touchdowns on the ground. McCaffrey isn't a bruiser but his instincts, shiftiness and soft hands out of the backfield could make him an intriguing weapon for Big Blue."
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/news/nfl-mock-draft-bills-land-mitch-trubisky-after-browns-49ers-bears-pass-on-qbs/

Casserly NFL.com: Charley Casserly mock draft 1.0: Trades shake up Round 1
18. "NYG Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin: (Projected trade up with Tennessee from No. 23) The Giants trade up to get the left tackle they so desperately need."
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000785403/article/charley-casserly-mock-draft-10-trades-shake-up-round-1?campaign=tw-cf-sf56039587-sf56039587& utm_source=Direct

QB
Miller B/R: IS QB MITCH TRUBISKY A TOP-5 LOCK IN THE 2017 NFL DRAFT?
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2692345-is-qb-mitch-trubisky-a-top-5-lock-in-the-2017-nfl-draft?utm_source=twitter.com& utm_medium=referral& utm_campaign=programming-national

RB
Southorn Idaho Statesman: Former Boise State back McNichols to have surgery after combine
http://www.idahostatesman.com/sports/college/mountain-west/boise-state-university/bronco-beat-blog/article132456019.html

Auman TB Times: NFL Draft Q& A: Mississippi State RB/WR Brandon Holloway
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bucs/nfl-draft-qa-mississippi-state-rbwr-brandon-holloway/2313028

TE
Lieser Palm Beach Post: 2017 NFL Draft: TE Jeremy Sprinkle moves past Belk Bowl shoplifting
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/football/2017-nfl-draft-jeremy-sprinkle-moves-past-belk-bowl-shoplifting/MWvL49QkO1C7xsC0W65wDI/

G
Hughes NJ.com: NFL Draft 2017: Is Western Kentucky's Forrest Lamp a hidden gem?
http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2017/02/nfl_draft_2017_is_western_kentuckys_forrest_lamp_a.html

DE
Martinez Fort Worth Star Telegram: NFL prospect Chris Odom uses work ethic to turn wait into opportunity
http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/nfl/nfl-insider/article132417009.html

LB
Goodbread NFL.com: Report: Reuben Foster had surgery, will miss NFL combine drills
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000785496/article/report-reuben-foster-had-surgery-will-miss-nfl-combine-drills

PK
Cluff AZ Central: NFL draft: Where will ASU's Zane Gonzalez get picked?
http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/heat-index/2017/02/13/nfl-draft-where-asus-zane-gonzalez-get-picked/97761544/

Former Giants News

Brooklyn Reporter: Leonard Marshall named Man of the Year for Brooklyn Power Women in Business event
http://brooklynreporter.com/story/leonard-marshall-named-man-of-the-year-for-brooklyn-power-women-in-business-event/

History

Monson PFF: Just how dominant was Victor Cruz in 2011? His talent went beyond just athleticism. The Routes of Cruz
https://www.profootballfocus.com/analysis-notebook-the-routes-of-cruz/

Duncan Nola.com: Hall of Fame Class of 2017 proves you don't have to be a 5 star to become a star
http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2017/02/hall_of_fame_class_of_2017_pro.html

Mayer Bears.com: Macon broke color barrier with Bears
http://chicagobears.com/news/article-1/Macon-broke-color-barrier-with-Bears/e331e0c7-21d2-484e-84a0-d48ec2b6715e

Giants Birthdays 2-14

Jared Lorenzen QB UDFA-Kentucky 2006 NYG 2006-2007 2-14-1981
Willie Ponder WR D6-SE Mo State 2003 NYG 2003-2005 2-14-1980
James Sims RB UDFA-Wash 2006 NYG 2006 2-14-1983
Anthony Wright QB FA-Cin 2007
NYG 2007 2-14-1976
Part 2  
Defenderdawg : 2/14/2017 8:26 am : link
Giants
Kratch NJ.com: These Giants could benefit from Victor Cruz, Rashad Jennings exits
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/02/these_5_giants_could_benefit_from_victor_cruz_rash.html

WR

Raanan ESPN NY: How Victor Cruz became a Giants legend in such a short period of time
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york-giants/post/_/id/50848/how-victor-cruz-became-a-giants-legend-in-such-a-short-period-of-time

Duggan NJ.com: Replacing Victor Cruz: 10 free agent receivers for the Giants to target
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/02/replacing_victor_cruz_10_free_agent_receivers_for.html

DE

NJ.com: Would Giants be crazy to give Jason Pierre-Paul franchise tag? | Talk Is Cheap (PODCAST)
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/02/would_giants_be_crazy_to_give_jason_pierre-paul_fr.html

NFL

BALTIMORE
Hensley ESPN Bal: Brandon Williams: Future with Ravens remains 'up in air'
http://www.espn.com/blog/baltimore-ravens/post/_/id/33763/brandon-williams-future-with-ravens-remains-up-in-air

CHICAGO
Dickerson ESPN Chicago: Alshon Jeffery, Brian Hoyer headline Bears' unrestricted free agents
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/231086/alshon-jeffery-brian-hoyer-headline-bears-unrestricted-free-agents

SAN FRANCISCO
Wagoner ESPN SF: Bond between Kyle Shanahan, John Lynch key to 49ers' rebuild
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/231091/bond-between-kyle-shanahan-john-lynch-key-to-49ers-rebuild

Draft

Pauline Draft Analyst: Our TonyPauline says MissSt WR Fred Ross will be a steal for whoever takes him on day 3. Today's Monday Musings
http://draftanalyst.com/monday-musings-february-13th

T
Auman TB Times: NFL Draft Q&A: Gators tackle David Sharpe
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bucs/nfl-draft-qa-gators-tackle-david-sharpe/2313111

DE

Hughes NJ.com: NFL Draft 2017: Is Villanova's Tanoh Kpassagnon the next Jason Pierre-Paul?
http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2017/02/nfl_draft_2017_is_villanovas_tanoh_kpassagnon_the.html
wow  
giantfan2000 : 2/14/2017 9:15 am : link
it is crazy that Eli is the only player over 30 under contract with Giants now
DRC is 30 going on 31  
Defenderdawg : 2/14/2017 9:22 am : link
DOB 4-7-86
RE: DRC is 30 going on 31  
Victor in CT : 2/14/2017 10:12 am : link
In comment 13360429 Defenderdawg said:
Quote:
DOB 4-7-86


boy does that make me feel old. I graduated college in June '86
Draft - McCaffrey article  
ij_reilly : 2/14/2017 11:01 am : link
Not sure if this link was posted, here is Bucky Brooks with an analysis of Christian McCaffery.
The Book on Christian McCaffrey: Scouting polarizing RB - ( New Window )
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