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Defenderdawg : 3/16/2017 6:21 am
Giants

Raanan ESPN NY: Bobby Hart among several Giants to earn hefty performance bonuses
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york-giants/post/_/id/51149/bobby-hart-among-several-giants-to-earn-hefty-performance-bonuses

RV SNY: Vacc's Mailbag: On the offensive line and JPP's long-term future
https://www.sny.tv/giants/news/vaccs-mailbag-on-the-offensive-line-and-jpps-long-term-future/219464412?utm_source=dlvr.it& utm_medium=twitter

RB

Leonard NYDN: Running backs still available for the Giants to snag
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/running-backs-giants-snag-article-1.2999236?

LT

Kratch NJ.com: NFL Mock Draft 2017: Giants grab tackle in intriguing move, ESPN's Todd McShay says
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/03/nfl_mock_draft_2017_giants_grab_tackle_in_intrigui.html

DT

Duggan NJ.com: Why is Giants' Johnathan Hankins still a free agent? New report may be a hint ...
"Back to Hankins. It's incredibly difficult to see how he, or anyone in his camp, can actually believe any one of 31 (of 32) teams would decide to hand him a multi-year deal worth $8 million annually a week into free agency. If a team was willing to make that type of investment in Hankins, it would have been made days ago. No general manager is going to wake up Thursday and suddenly feel compelled to spend big bucks on Hankins."
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/03/johnathan_hankins_rumored_contract_demands.html

Kratch NJ.com: NFL Draft 2017: Who could Giants grab to replace Johnathan Hankins (if needed)?
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/03/nfl_draft_2017_what_defensive_tackle_prospects_cou.html



NFL

McGinn Mil JS: Position-by-position ranking of NFL free agents
http://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2017/03/15/mcginn-position--position-ranking-nfl-free-agents/99211434/

Mays The Ringer: Free Agency Shook Up the NFL’s Offensive Line Hierarchy
Last week brought major roster shuffling, nowhere more than along the offensive line. Which teams followed the lead of the Cowboys and Raiders and built around their fronts?
https://theringer.com/nfl-free-agency-offensive-line-hierarchy-6cfa2f8d2124#.7z520ct1v

Breer MMQB: An Examination of What Went Wrong in Washington
A closer look into GM Scot McCloughan’s firing reveals three incidents involving players that led to strained relationships and the return of organizational chaos in D.C. Plus items on labor peace, Vegas and more
http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2017/03/16/washington-redskins-nfl-dysfunction-scot-mccloughan-dan-snyder-bruce-allen

Benoit MMQB: Kaepernick and RG3: Is There Anything Left?
http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2017/03/15/nfl-colin-kaepernick-robert-griffin-iii-free-agent-quarterbacks

La Canfore CBS Sports: NFL Insider Notes: Ravens have pieces for a special secondary; Romo not sweating it
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/nfl-insider-notes-ravens-have-pieces-for-a-special-secondary-romo-not-sweating-it/

Kahler MMQB: Meet The Protector
Obsessed with equipment and willing to take some hits along the way, a self-taught tinkerer became the go-to guy for some of the NFL’s biggest stars when it comes to a crucial piece of equipment: shoulder pad
http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2017/03/16/nfl-equipment-shoulder-pads-designer-teddy-monica-xtech

ARIZONA
Urban Cardinals.com: Bethel pay cut means free agency sooner
http://blog.azcardinals.com/2017/03/15/bethel-pay-cut-means-free-agency-sooner/

ATLANTA
McClure ESPN Atl: Falcons' Dan Quinn on Dontari Poe: 'I do want him here'
http://www.espn.com/blog/atlanta-falcons/post/_/id/26299/falcons-coach-dan-quinn-on-dontari-poe-i-do-want-him-here

BALTIMORE
Zrebiec Bal Sun: Ravens trading center Jeremy Zuttah to 49ers
http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/ravens-insider/bal-ravens-releasing-jeremy-zuttah-their-starting-center-last-three-years-20170315-story.html

BUFFALO
Vogl Buffalo News: Bills' McDermott welcomes Virginia Tech to Buffalo
http://buffalonews.com/2017/03/15/bills-mcdermott-welcomes-virginia-tech-buffalo/

CAROLINA
Rodrigue Charlotte Observer: After re-signing Kyle Love, only 2 big moves remain for Panthers defensive line
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/article138615113.html

Fowler Charlotte Observer: Julius Peppers says this is not a ‘farewell tour.’ Instead...
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/scott-fowler/article138610368.html

CHICAGO
Wiederer Chicago Tribune: Eight is enough: Why the Jay Cutler era finally came to an end in Chicago
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-jay-cutler-bears-legacy-spt-0312-20170310-story.html

Jahns Chicago Sun Times: New Bears WR Kendall Wright ready to connect with QB Mike Glennon
http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/new-bears-wr-kendall-wright-ready-to-connect-with-qb-mike-glennon/amp/

CINCINNATI
Toback Cincy Jungle: Whitworth plans to help Ogbuehi this offseason; wants to retire with Bengals
http://www.cincyjungle.com/2017/3/15/14930952/whitworth-help-ogbuehi-offseason-retire-bengals

DALLAS
Archer ESPN Dallas: Cowboys hope to follow familiar path with Jonathan Cooper
http://www.espn.com/blog/dallas-cowboys/post/_/id/4758735/cowboys-hope-to-follow-familiar-path-with-jonathan-cooper

Williams Fort Worth Star Telegram: The Cowboys love Missouri DE Charles Harris
http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/nfl/dallas-cowboys/article138300153.html

Dallas Morning News: 10 things to know about Cowboys DL Damontre Moore, including bizarre reason why Giants let him go
http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2017/03/15/10-things-know-cowboys-dl-damontre-moore-including-bizarre-reason-giants-let-go

DENVER
Renck Denver Channnel: King Dunlap ranks among options mulled by Broncos at left tackle spot
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/sports/broncos/king-dunlap-ranks-among-options-mulled-by-broncos-at-left-tackle-spot

DETROIT
Rothstein ESPN Detroit: T.J. Lang's Lions contract has $19M of $28.5M fully guaranteed
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/233863/t-j-langs-lions-contract-has-19m-of-28-5m-fully-guaranteed

GREEN BAY
Wood Mil JS: Elliott 'in thick of things' with Packers
http://www.packersnews.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2017/03/15/elliott-thick-things-packers/99204288/

HOUSTON
Barron Houston Chronicle: David Carr: Brock Osweiler wasn't given enough time by Texans coach Bill O'Brien
http://www.chron.com/sports/texans/article/David-Carr-Brock-Osweiler-wasn-t-given-enough-11004374.php

JACKSONVILLE
Oehser Jaguars.com: Jaguars Executive Vice President of Football Operations Tom Coughlin during an appearance Wednesday on Jaguars.com LIVE: “We were pretty much right on our decisions [during free agency] on who to target and how we were going to go about our business.”
http://bit.ly/2mMhcKy

KANSAS CITY
Paylor KC Star: New Chief Bennie Logan, a popular player in Philly, wants to be more than a run stuffer
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article138641083.html

Teicher ESPN KC: Even Bennie Logan doesn't know what his role with Chiefs will be
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/233783/even-bennie-logan-doesnt-know-what-his-role-with-chiefs-will-be

LOS ANGELES
Williams ESPN LA: After career year, WR Tyrell Williams still work in progress
http://www.espn.com/blog/los-angeles-chargers/post/_/id/19855/after-career-year-wr-tyrell-williams-still-work-in-progress

LOS ANGELES RAMS
Klein LA Times: Rams will meet with linebacker Connor Barwin, running back Lance Dunbar
http://www.latimes.com/sports/rams/la-sp-rams-connor-barwin-lance-dunbar-20170315-story.html

Monson PFF: ANDREW WHITWORTH SHOULD BE A MASSIVE UPGRADE FOR RAMS LINE
https://www.profootballfocus.com/pro-andrew-whitworth-should-be-a-massive-upgrade-for-rams-line/

MIAMI
Jackson Miami Herald: Dolphins using 2016 decisions to their advantage now
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article138681013.html

Salguero Miami Herald: Miami Dolphins seemingly focusing on this vet to fill their right guard vacancy
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/armando-salguero/article138630428.html

Beasley Miami Herald: Poe leaves Miami without a deal after meeting with Dolphins
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nfl/miami-dolphins/article138758788.html

Lieser Palm Beach Post: 2017 NFL Draft: Dolphins do homework on Tim Williams’ off-field issues
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/football/2017-nfl-draft-dolphins-homework-tim-williams-off-field-issues/EFeIwZDBzRsE64rScAxNNK/

MINNESOTA
Tomasson Twincities.com: Vikings sign free-agent RB Latavius Murray, likely signaling end for Adrian Peterson in Minnesota
http://www.twincities.com/2017/03/16/vikings-sign-free-agent-rb-latavius-murray-likely-signaling-end-for-adrian-peterson-in-minnesota/

Tomasson Twincites.com: Vikings, WR Adam Thielen reach agreement on contract
http://www.twincities.com/2017/03/15/vikings-wr-adam-thielen-reach-agreement-on-contract/

Tomasson Twincities.com: Vikings bring back 38-year-old CB Terence Newman
http://www.twincities.com/2017/03/15/vikings-bring-back-38-year-old-cb-terence-newman/

NEW ENGLAND
Reiss ESPN Boston: Rex Burkhead's one-year deal reflects how Patriots view him as key cog in '17
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4801874/rex-burkheads-1-year-deal-reflects-how-patriots-view-him-as-key-cog-in-17

Daniels Providence Journal: Brandin Cooks is ecstatic to join forces with Tom Brady and the Patriots
http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/20170315/brandin-cooks-is-ecstatic-to-join-forces-with-tom-brady-and-patriots

Reiss ESPN Boston: From Drew Brees to Tom Brady, Brandin Cooks is living the high life
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4801921/from-drew-brees-to-tom-brady-brandin-cooks-is-living-the-high-life?utm_source=dlvr.it& utm_medium=twitter

Reiss ESPN Boston: The David Andrews story: When $424K suddenly appears in bank account
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4801886/the-david-andrews-story-when-424k-suddenly-appears-in-bank-account?utm_source=dlvr.it& utm_medium=twitter

Boston Globe: Patriots bring back Dont'a Hightower on $43.5 million deal
https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/patriots/2017/03/15/dont-hightower-will-return-patriots/RsfIBiF3CQdB62PghvshhO/story.html

Reiss ESPN Boston: Dont'a Hightower set up to become one of all-time Patriots greats
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4801902/with-extension-donta-hightower-set-up-to-become-all-time-franchise-great?utm_source=dlvr.it& utm_medium=twitter

Boston Globe: Patriots sending wrong message in Malcolm Butler case
https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/patriots/2017/03/15/patriots-sending-wrong-message-dealing-with-malcolm-butler/fZY3B5Lo2Wnr0MFZ7odhXJ/story.html

Reiss ESPN Boston: Making sense of how Malcolm Butler and Patriots are on verge of a split
http://www.espn.com/blog/afceast/post/_/id/83281/making-sense-of-how-malcolm-butler-and-patriots-are-on-verge-of-a-split

NEW ORLEANS
Underhill Nola.com: Source: Travaris Cadet agrees to return to the Saints
http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/sports/saints/article_01a00bae-09c1-11e7-8b77-576610dd9102.html

Teope Nola.com: Saints scheduled to host Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster on predraft visit: source
http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2017/03/saints_scheduled_to_host_alaba.html

Underhill NO Advocate: Malcolm Butler arrives in New Orleans; here's how Saints could keep him around
http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/sports/saints/article_792a1508-09d9-11e7-9ae0-1746ff896331.html?utm_medium=social& utm_source=twitter& utm_campaign=user-share

NEW YORK JETS
Mehta NYDN: Should Bill Belichick and Tom Brady forgive Darrelle Revis and bring him back to the Patriots?
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/patriots-forgive-darrelle-revis-bring-back-article-1.2997439?

PHILADELPHIA
Bowen Phil.com: Eagles' Roseman says he did not offer Jenkins in attempt to get Cooks
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/20170316_Eagles__Roseman_says_he_did_not_offer_Jenkins_in_attempt_to_get_Cooks.html

Donnellon Phil.com: The Eagles helped their defense by helping their offense
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/pattisonave/Philadelphia-Eagles-helped-their-defense-by-helping-their-offense.html

Sielski Phil.com: In praise of Chase Daniel, kind of
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/20170316_Sielski__In_praise_of_Chase_Daniel__kind_of.html

PITTSBURGH
Fittipaldo Pitt Post Gazette: Steelers sign free agent receiver Justin Hunter
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/03/15/justin-hunter-steelers-free-agency-signings-wide-receiver-martavis-bryant-nfl/stories/201703150130

Bouchette Pitt Post Gazette: By heading back to New England, Dont'a Hightower does the Steelers a favor
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/03/15/donta-hightower-patriotrs-steelers-free-agency-rumors-2017-lawrence-timmons-ryan-shazier/stories/201703150164

SAN FRANCISCO
Branch SF Chronicle: Report: 49ers will host Saints RB Hightower
http://www.sfgate.com/49ers/article/Report-49ers-will-host-Saints-RB-Hightower-11005584.php

Branch Sac Bee: 49ers trade for Ravens center Jeremy Zuttah
http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nfl/san-francisco-49ers/article138725158.html

SEATTLE
Kapadia ESPN Seattle: Eddie Lacy is Seahawks' latest gamble to replace Marshawn Lynch
http://www.espn.com/blog/seattle-seahawks/post/_/id/24829/eddie-lacy-is-seahawks-latest-gamble-to-replace-marshawn-lynch

La Canfora CBS Sports: How running backs market went through Seattle and why Seahawks picked Lacy
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/how-running-backs-market-went-through-seattle-and-why-seahawks-picked-lacy/

Kapadia ESPN Seattle: Cornerback DeShawn Shead draws interest from the Bills
http://www.espn.com/blog/nfcwest/post/_/id/125799/cornerback-deshawn-shead-draws-interest-from-the-bills

TAMPA BAY
Auman TB Times: Bucs tackle Gosder Cherilus not seeking another contract
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bucs/bucs-tackle-gosder-cherilus-not-seeking-another-contract/2316656

Smith Buccaneers.com: Buccaneers Retain Joe Hawley
http://www.buccaneers.com/news/article-smith/Buccaneers-Retain-Joe-Hawley/339bc5c2-2fda-400c-86f1-740c0308bf2e

TENNESSEE
Wolf The Tennesean: Titans sign Wesley Woodyard through 2019
http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/nfl/titans/2017/03/15/titans-sign-wesley-woodyard-through-2019/99229122/

WASHINGTON
Steinberg Wash Post: Fired GM Scot McCloughan wasn’t that essential anyhow, according to Redskins TV show
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2017/03/15/fired-gm-scot-mccloughan-wasnt-that-essential-anyhow-according-to-redskins-tv-show/?utm_term=.39052710fb61

Jones Wash Post: Redskins promote Callahan to assistant head coach, Grimm to outside linebackers coach
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/football-insider/wp/2017/03/15/redskins-promote-callahan-to-assistant-head-coach-grimm-to-outside-linebackers-coach/?utm_term=.3e096f1c3fd2

Keim ESPN Wash: Redskins running out of cap room, but could create more
http://www.espn.com/blog/washington-redskins/post/_/id/30546/redskins-running-out-of-cap-room-but-could-create-more

Steinberg Wash Post: New Redskins receiver was once considered a better basketball prospect than Klay Thompson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2017/03/15/new-redskins-receiver-was-once-considered-a-better-basketball-prospect-than-klay-thompson/?tid=sm_tw& utm_term=.8e2a00cea03e

Clarke Wash Post: Redskins release DE Rick Jean Francois; re-up Ziggy Hood, Vinston Painter
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/football-insider/wp/2017/03/15/redskins-release-de-rick-jean-francois-re-up-ziggy-hood-vinston-painter/?utm_term=.f2b2a145f534

Draft

Rang CBS Sports: 2017 NFL Draft Big Board: For NFL talent, defense wins in a blowout
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/news/2017-nfl-draft-big-board-for-nfl-talent-defense-wins-in-a-blowout/

Cooney CBS Sports: Here are the biggest risers in 2017 NFL Draft rankings after NFL Combine
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/news/here-are-the-biggest-risers-in-2017-nfl-draft-rankings-after-nfl-combine/

Edholm Yahoo Sports: Post-free agency NFL mock draft: Deshaun Watson lands in very interesting situation
"23. New York Giants — Wisconsin OT Ryan Ramczyk
Another first-round offensive lineman? They need it. The interior feels set with center Weston Richburg and left guard Justin Pugh likely starting and free agent D.J. Fluker a strong candidate at the other guard spot. But tackle remains questionable, and the Giants are aiming to create competition at both spots. Ereck Flowers isn’t locked in at left tackle — Giants coach Ben McAdoo at the combine: “where [Flowers] ends up is where he ends up” — and Bobby Hart isn’t starter-grade.
Ramczyk is coming off hip surgery that could sideline him until training camp but can play either tackle spot and is nearly as adept, it appears, run blocking or pass blocking. Giants OL coach had Joe Staley in San Francisco, and Ramczyk has a lot of Staley in his game. Last year was all about the Giants upgrading the defense. Now it’s time to continue helping Eli Manning, as he comes down the backstretch of his career."
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/post-free-agency-nfl-mock-draft-deshaun-watson-lands-in-very-interesting-situation-151311184.html

QB
Goodbread NFL.com: Signs of pro-style transition key for Deshaun Watson at pro day
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000793312/article/signs-of-prostyle-transition-key-for-deshaun-watson-at-pro-day?campaign=tw-cf-sf62967238-sf62967238

Goodbread NFL.com: SMU QB Matt Davis to enter 2017 NFL Draft
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000793247/article/smu-qb-matt-davis-to-enter-2017-nfl-draft

NFL.com: Cal QB Davis Webb: I have 'capability to learn any offense'
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000793236/article/cal-qb-davis-webb-i-have-capability-to-learn-any-offense

WR
Person Charlotte Observer: Former Clemson receiver Germone Hopper set for pro day – but not with rest of Tigers
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/nfl-blog/article138398593.html

TE
Auman TB Times: NFL Draft Q& A: Missouri tight end Sean Culkin
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bucs/nfl-draft-qa-missouri-tight-end-sean-culkin/2316778

G
PFF: PFF SCOUTING REPORT: TAYLOR MOTON, G, WESTERN MICHIGAN
https://www.profootballfocus.com/draft-pff-scouting-report-taylor-moton-g-western-michigan/

DT
Ledbetter AJC: 5 questions with Falcons prospect Malik McDowell
http://www.myajc.com/sports/football/questions-with-falcons-prospect-malik-mcdowell/PSLzPywkf2IHYtCJsRWgnN/

CB
Brugler CBS Sports: 2017 NFL Draft: Domestic violence charge clouds projection of top nickel CB
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/news/2017-nfl-draft-domestic-violence-charge-clouds-projection-of-top-nickel-cb/

Casas Fort Worth Star Telegram: Confident NFL prospect Howard Wilson says ‘football is football’
http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/nfl/nfl-insider/article138616423.html

History

Giants Birthdays 3-16

Chris Boswell PK W-HOU 2015 NYG Training Camp 2015 3-16-1991
Walker Gillette WR W-STL 1974 NYG 1974-1977 3-16-1947
Frank Marion MLB/LILB FA-WFL 1977 NYG 1977-1983 3-16-1951




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