Raanan ESPN NY: Should the Giants be the team to beat in the NFC East?
Schmeelk Giants.com: Last year's rookies set big goals for Year 2
Duggan NJ.com: Will the Giants' offense be as conservative this season?
Giants.com: Giants Insider: QB Davis Webb
Geller PFF: Giants appear to be 'all in' on RB Paul Perkins
Giants.com: Fact or Fiction: Eli's best ever WR unit?
Salomone Giants.com: After "red shirt" year, Darian Thompson ready to make impact
Giants.com: Giants Insider: Safety Darian Thompson
Schmeelk Giants.com: Special Teams are rookies' window to roster spot
Breer MMQB: The NFL’s Biggest Position Battle Might Be in Denver
The quarterback dilemma facing new Broncos coach Vance Joseph kicks off a look at the intriguing camp calls to come. Plus early rookies who’ve stood out, what the Pats sacrificed in keeping Garoppolo and much more
Banks Patriots.com: Ranking the playoff chances of the NFL's six new head coaches, and more from around the NFL
Geoff Schwartz SB Nation: Wrote about concussions in the NFL. How do they get diagnosed and treated, and can guys play thru them? @SBNation
Wagner-McGough CBS Sports: NFL Front Office Power Rankings: 49ers, Buccaneers challenge Patriots for top spot
They had a pretty quiet offseason in free agency, which makes sense given how active (and successful) they were a year ago when they went out and snagged Janoris Jenkins and Olivier Vernon. They managed to upgrade on offense this year. Getting Brandon Marshall for cheap could be a steal, especially considering he won't be forced to be the Giants' No. 1 target in 2017; that role still belongs to Odell Beckham. The Giants' offense will be difficult to stop in the red zone with two receivers capable of snagging jump balls. The long-term signing of Jason Pierre-Paulis also big. Last year, Pierre-Paul proved he could overcome his fireworks accident.
In the draft, the Giants got Eli Manning his pass-catching tight end in Evan Engram. Then they bolstered their already good defense with defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson. Finally, they got their quarterback of the future in Davis Webb in the third round. Some thought Webb could've been a first-round pick."
Kahler MMQB: Andrew Hawkins: Just as Smart as I Am Quick
McManaman AZ Central: 'Honey Badger' Tyrann Mathieu has new outlook and he's out to 'win the day'
Bickley AZ Central: Cardinals' Justin Bethel betting on himself
Culpepper AJC: Nick Saban talked to Dan Quinn about Alabama, Falcons championship game collapses
McClure ESPN Atlanta: Devonta Freeman already bonding with 'flexible' OC Steve Sarkisian
Zrebiec Bal Sun: Ravens news, notes and opinions on possible RB fit and Waller potentially changing positions again
Skurski Buffalo News: Bills hire Lake Dawson as assistant director of college scouting
Skurski Buffalo News: Rick Dennison breaks down what he learned in a year with Tyrod Taylor
Skurski Buffalo News: Skirmish between Shaq Lawson, Jordan Mills highlights high-intensity spring practice for Bills
Tanier B/R: The Panthers Have the Weapons to Conquer the NFL with Option Football
Person Charlotte Observer: Panthers add a hog molly, cut son of ex-Carolina player
Phelps Cincy Jungle: Bengals can’t wait to get Joe Mixon on the field
Labbe Cleveland Plain Dealer: Browns revamped offensive line still has one big opening to fill: right tackle
Cabot Cleveland Plain Dealer: Browns' Caleb Brantley battery complaint dismissed by State Attorney in Florida
Cabot Cleve Plain Dealer: Browns' Howard Wilson won't need surgery on broken kneecap, could return by midseason, according to report
Klis 9News Denver: Broncos mailbag: Why no new inside linebackers? What about C.J., stadium name?
Klis 9News Denver: Jamaal Charles contract details: Win-win for both sides
Jhabalva Denver Post: Von Miller crashes Broncos employee recognition day to thank, honor 200-plus workers
Birkett Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions still irked by playoff loss to Seattle Seahawks
Birkett Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions' Ameer Abdullah: I'm better than whatever RB they were gonna bring in
Birkett Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions' Sam Martin still wants to work out with Johnny Hekker
Nagler Mil JS: McCarthy defends decision to stick with Capers
Wood Mil JS: Big change: Packers getting smaller inside
McClain Houston Chronicle: Texans hire Jimmy Raye III as assistant general manager
Wells ESPN Indianapolis: Colts OC Rob Chudzinski in familiar territory of not having Andrew Luck
Bowen Colts.com: Joe Philbin Seeing Necessary Strides From Offensive Line
Cravey Fla Times Union: With Tom Coughlin back in Jacksonville, Jay Fund working to grow awareness, keep serving
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After visiting with Bears this week, former Giants WR Victor Cruz is scheduled to meet next week with Jaguars in Jacksonville, per source.
O'Halloran Fla Times Union: Source: Jaguars, Branden Albert communicating
Kaye WTLV Jacksonville: Jaguars DT Michael Bennett: Last year's season-ending injury was a blessing in disguise
Paylor KC Star: Chiefs hire Green Bay’s Tim Terry as director of pro personnel
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Henne Chargers.com: Evaluating the Defense with DC Gus Bradley
LOS ANGELES RAMS
Klein LA Times: Delay of new stadium opening to affect the rebranding of Rams, including uniforms
Allen Spokesman Review: Former Eastern Washington football star Cooper Kupp quickly impresses Los Angeles Rams
Salguero Miami Herald: The Miami Dolphins’ plan for backing up Mike Pouncey and what that means for Nick Mangold
Tomasson Twin cities.com: Michael Floyd to join Vikings for spring drills after home confinement transferred
Tomasson Twin cities.com: Vikings sign former Bears DT Will Sutton
Myers NYDN: If Brady's hiding concussions, how many others doing the same?
Lazar Boston Globe: Tom Brady has never been listed with a concussion. That may be missing the point.
Guregian Boston Herald: Tom Brady needs to speak up and clarify Gisele’s concussions remarked
Reiss ESPN Boston: Power running, passionate fun sum up LeGarrette Blount's time with Pats
Daniels Providence Journal: Patriots sign OT James Ferentz and TE Sam Cotton
Daniels Providence Journal: Thanks to Arkansas, Deatrich Wise feels at home with the Patriots
Holder Nola.com: 11 Saints offensive players to watch in OTAs, minicamp
Guillory Nola.com: Saints OL Cameron Lee looks forward to 'huge opportunity' as undrafted free agent
Teope Nola.com: Ryan Nielsen fulfills dream to coach in NFL, brings passion to Saints defensive line
Morale Nola.com: Saints rookie Al-Quadin Muhammad focused on getting up to speed
Katzenstein Nola.com: Tough love helped Saints rookie Arthur Maulet grow up as a senior at Memphis
Durkin SJ Mercury News: Raiders’ Reggie McKenzie on Derek Carr contract: ‘We’ll get it done’
Durkin SJ Mercury News: How is Marshawn Lynch fitting in with the Raiders?
Hayes Phil.com: Eagles' Roseman shows he's learning
Bowen Phil.com: LeGarrette Blount should correct an Eagles weakness
Berman Phil.com: Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount not worried about his age, not telling his weight
Lombardo NJ.com: Why LeGarrette Blount chose Eagles over Giants, other offers
Kempski Phillyvoice: LeGarrette Blount may be more than just a short-yardage back for the Eagles
Bowen Phil.com: To make room for LeGarrette Blount, Eagles waive DT Charles Walker
McLane Phil.com: Philadelphia Eagles positional reviews: Which Rodney McLeod will we see at safety?
Bouchette Pitt Post Gazette: Steelers release Ladarius Green, 'worst signing ever'
Adamski Pitt Tribune Review: Steelers release tight end Green after failed physical
Bouchette Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Steelers cast sentiment aside, release Akil Blount
Barrows Sac Bee: Light a fire: 49ers’ roster competition promises to bring more heat
Maiocco CSN Bay Area: 49ERS QB MATT BARKLEY: 'THIS IS WHAT I KNOW AND DO BEST'
Branch SF Chronicle: Buried treasure? Undrafted Hikutini could stick with 49ers
Williams NBC Bay Area: Thomas Should Give 49ers Rare Versatility
Williams NBC Bay Area: Late-Round Pick Jones Could be Disruptive Force for 49ers
Branch SF Chronicle: ‘Who is that guy?’ 49ers executive fell for Foster last year
Dugar Seattle PI: Seahawks' Kris Richard: Sherman has 'new, fantastic attitude'
Kapadia ESPN Seattle: Three hands, two brothers: The inspiration behind Seahawks CB Shaquill Griffin
Stroud TB Times: Bucs say Winston must be more accurate and precise
Stroud TB Times: Three Bucs keys to a better Jameis Winston
Wilson Houston Chronicle: Mike Evans forming 'awesome' Buccaneers tandem with DeSean Jackson
Stroud TB Times: Monken: DeSean Jackson took the money and better be great
Auman TB Times: Bucs defense 'multiple,' but staying in 4-3 base, coach says
Kania Buccaneers.com: Bucs Bigger, More Versatile Along D-Line
Auman TB Times: DE Jacquies Smith signs contract with Bucs for 2017
Wyatt Titans.com: Rookie TE Jonnu Smith Ready to Listen, Learn, Contribute
Allen Wash Post: Kirk Cousins not worried about his contract: "I'm in a good place right now"
Keim ESPN: Kirk Cousins hasn't let contract talks with Redskins impact his work
Thomas STL Post Dispatch: Redskins' Will Compton gives back in Bonne Terre
Czarda Redskins.com: Redskins Will Ease Junior Galette, DeAngelo Hall Back In During Returns
Holmes Redskins.com: Ryan Anderson Will 'Work His Tail Off' Preparing For Rookie Season
Miller B/R: Matt Miller's Scouting Notebook: Saquon Barkley, 2018 RB Class Could Be Special
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Goodbread NFL.com: 100 college football things to look forward to in 2017
Campbell Walter Football: Scout Evaluates 2018 Quarterback Class; Down on Josh Rosen
Gabriel PFW: Breaking down Washington State QB Luke Falk
Christl Packers.com: Offensive line was 'crown jewel' of Lombardi Packers
Former Packers QB John Roach opens up about Vince Lombardi’s quest for perfection, speeches & mood swings.
"On Lombardi’s offensive system: “It was simplistic. (Lombardi) was with the (New York) Giants and so was Tom Landry and they had the same plays except backward. In Green Bay, odd numbers were to the left and even numbers to the right. In Dallas, it was just the opposite. The plays were very similar. Landry probably had eight formations. Lombardi had three. Green Bay had red, blue and brown (formations).”
"I played only one year with (Cowboys middle linebacker) Lee Roy Jordan, but he told me stories where he’d be getting on guys because he came from playing for Bear Bryant (at Alabama). It was more like Green Bay. Lee Roy said he was yelling at one of the offensive halfbacks one time because he didn’t think he was putting out. He said Landry pulled him aside and said, ‘Leave him alone. I don’t want emotional players out on the field.’ Lombardi wanted us to play with strong emotions. Landry wanted everybody mentally calm. So they approached the emotional side of the game totally different.”
"On crushing the Giants, 37-0, in the 1961 NFL Championship Game: “We played a perfect game. (The Packers) had lost the championship the year before to Philadelphia and it had really hurt them. I wasn’t there, but I was told Lombardi was really preaching to them. He really got us ready for that game. And the Giants weren’t near as good as we were. We practiced that week before and I think it was like 17-below zero. We went out on the field, the ball was slick and frozen. We didn’t stay out there but 15, 20 minutes. In New York, it was like 40, maybe 50 degrees. When (the Giants) got to Green Bay, it had warmed up. It might have been 20 degrees. It was cold, but nothing like it had been. For the Giants, it was really cold. We’re on the field warming up and some of our linemen were rolling their sleeves up and the Giants came out with parkas, heavy sweaters. They trotted onto the field and looked at us, and everybody knew who was going to win the game. We were just going to decide what the score was.”
"On the 1962 title game at Yankee Stadium won by the Packers 16-7: “The wind was blowing so hard and it was so cold, it was really miserable. Y.A. Tittle was their quarterback and Bart was ours. It was hard to throw the ball. They’d throw it perfect to about halfway before the receiver, then the wind would take it."
Passa AP Denver Post: Ed McCaffrey back Down Under, 18 years later, to promote Sydney Cup
Turney PFJ: Bill Arnsparger's 1964 Zone Blitz?
Turney PFJ: 1959: Zone to Big Daddy?
Bechtel SI.com: In 1954, long before the Cavaliers even existed, CLEVELAND was at the center of the sports world, with the Browns and the Indians on title marches. The attention only intensified when the city’s biggest star became embroiled in a sensational murder trial that riveted the nation.
Giants Birthdays 5-19
Leon Bright RB/KR FA-CFL 1981 NYG 1981-1983 5-19-1955
Odis McKinney SS D2-Colorado 1978 NYG 1978-1979 5-19-1957
Dave Tollefsen DE Signed off OAK PSQ 2007 NYG 2007-2011 5-19-1981