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Defenderdawg : 6/13/2017 7:11 am
Giants

Salomone Giants.com: Giants report for minicamp: What you need to know
http://giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Giants-report-for-minicamp-What-you-need-to-know/d3148141-8c87-4df7-8452-7fcc39416ac2

Giants.com: Cover 3: Who has most to gain at minicamp?
http://giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Cover-3-Who-has-most-to-gain-at-minicamp/5a6178e6-feac-4143-9a8e-925b09b75200

Raanan ESPN NY: All eyes will be on Odell Beckham as Giants open minicamp
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york-giants/post/_/id/52124/why-all-eyes-will-be-on-odell-beckham-as-giants-open-minicamp

Schwartz NYP: Odell Beckham Jr. is just one issue the Giants face at camp
http://nypost.com/2017/06/13/odell-beckham-jr-is-just-one-issue-the-giants-face-at-camp/

Duggan NJ.com: 10 Giants to watch in minicamp | Odell and Flowers
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/06/10_giants_to_watch_in_minicamp.html

Palladino CBS Radio: Jets, Giants Have Different Goals Heading Into Minicamp
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/06/12/new-york-jets-new-york-giants-nfl-minicamps/

Traina B/R: Winners and Losers of New York Giants' Offseason so Far
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2715007-winners-and-losers-of-new-york-giants-offseason-so-far

QB

Carr NFL.com: As Eli Manning's backup, rookie Davis Webb should expect ...
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000814519/article/as-eli-mannings-backup-rookie-davis-webb-should-expect-

RB
Kratch NJ.com: Orleans Darkwa eager to represent Giants on field, in community
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/06/giants_orleans_darkwa_youth_camp.html

WR

Leonard NYDN: Odell Beckham arrives at Giants facility a day before minicamp
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/odell-beckham-arrives-giants-facility-day-minicamp-article-1.3240865

Leonard NYDN: 4 reasons Odell Beckham may have returned to Giants facility
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/4-reasons-odell-beckham-returned-giants-facility-article-1.3241254

Schwartz NYP: Odell Beckham signals the end of his Giants no-show
http://nypost.com/2017/06/12/odell-beckham-signals-the-end-of-his-giants-no-show/

Schwartz NYP: Guru behind Odell Beckham’s offseason gives the lowdown
http://nypost.com/2017/06/12/guru-behind-odell-beckhams-offseason-gives-the-lowdown/

Rock Newsday: Odell Beckham Jr. arrives at Giants facility, source says
http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/giants/odell-beckham-jr-arrives-at-giants-facility-source-says-1.13731137

Stapleton The Record: 5 questions Odell Beckham Jr. can answer now that he's back for mini-camp
http://www.northjersey.com/story/sports/nfl/giants/2017/06/12/5-questions-odell-beckham-jr-anticipated-giant-mini-camp-return/388109001/

Traina Inside Football: Odell Beckham Jr Reports to Giants on Eve of Team’s Mandatory Minicamp
https://insidefootball.com/3131-2/

Duggan NJ.com: Separating fact from fiction with Giants WR Odell Beckham
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/06/separating_fact_from_fiction_with_giants_wr_odell.html#incart_river_mobileshort_index

TE

SNY: Evan Engram impressed teammates and coaches during OTAs
https://www.sny.tv/giants/news/evan-engram-impressed-teammates-and-coaches-during-otas/235923584

S

Kratch NJ.com: Landon Collins becomes 3rd Giants star named to NFL 100
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/06/landon_collins_becomes_3rd_giants_star_named_to_nf.html

NFL

La Canfora CBS Sports: NFL QB hot seat index: Rating the 14 starters who could be elsewhere in 2018
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/nfl-qb-hot-seat-index-rating-the-14-starters-who-could-be-elsewhere-in-2018/

Tomlinson B/R: 8 Young NFL Players Entering a Make-or-Break Season
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2714714-8-young-nfl-players-entering-a-make-or-break-season

ARIZONA
Grialou AZ Sports: Rookie QB Trevor Knight wants to prove his worth to the Arizona Cardinals
https://arizonasports.com/story/1146542/rookie-qb-trevor-knight-wants-to-prove-his-worth-to-the-arizona-cardinals/

ATLANTA
Ledbetter AJC: Falcons’ Dontari Poe set to collect minicamp weight-bonus
http://www.ajc.com/sports/football/falcons-dontari-poe-set-collect-minicamp-weight-bonus/qEN2wH2joCgrti0apB2kUP/

Rohan MMQB: THE IDEAL MODERN LINEBACKER
At first glance, Deion Jones is undersized and a bit of a lightweight to be a middle ’backer. But in the pass-happy NFL, his speed makes him the prototype for an evolving position
http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2017/06/13/nfl-deion-jones-atlanta-falcons-ideal-linebacker

Jones SI l.com: Should Desmond Trufant come to mind when thinking of the NFL’s best CBs?
https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/06/12/desmond-trufant-atlanta-falcons?utm_campaign=si-nfl& utm_source=twitter.com& utm_medium=social& xid=socialflow_twitter_si

BALTIMORE
Zrebiec Bal Sun: Ravens sign free-agent wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, filling one of their biggest needs
http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/ravens-insider/bal-ravens-sign-free-agent-wide-receiver-jeremy-maclin-filling-one-of-their-biggest-needs-20170608-story.html

BUFFALO
Carucci Buffalo News: Gerald Hodges intends to make an impact on the Bills with humble, 'high-energy' attitude
http://buffalonews.com/2017/06/12/gerald-hodges-intends-make-impact-bills-humble-high-energy-attitude/

CAROLINA
Rodrigue Charlotte Observer: School almost out for summer, but there’s still much to learn about Carolina Panthers
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/article155700334.html

Walker Spartanburg Herald Journal: Munnerlyn back with Panthers looking for ‘storybook ending’
http://www.goupstate.com/sports/20170612/munnerlyn-back-with-panthers-looking-for-storybook-ending

CINCINNATI
Marcum Cincy Jungle: Could Bengals move on from Andy Dalton in 2018
http://www.cincyjungle.com/2017/6/12/15782814/could-bengals-move-on-andy-dalton-2018?utm_campaign=cincyjungle& utm_content=chorus& utm_medium=social& utm_source=twitter

Phelps Cincy Jungle: Bengals TE Tyler Kroft wants to prove himself
http://www.cincyjungle.com/2017/6/12/15771546/bengals-te-tyler-kroft-prove-himself

Schulze Cincy Jungle: After bouncing around with five teams in five years, can Bullock find a home in the jungle?
http://www.cincyjungle.com/2017/6/12/15738336/bengals-roster-breakdown-randy-bullock

CLEVELAND
Cabot Cleveland Plain Dealer: Browns buzz on DeShone Kizer, Myles Garrett and Corey Coleman heading into minicampn
http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2017/06/on_deshone_kizer_myles_garrett.html

DALLAS
Davison Fort Worth Star Telegram: Cowboys back Ezekiel Elliott sees more yards in second season
http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/nfl/dallas-cowboys/article155666294.html

Machota Dallas Morning News: RT La'el Collins is not watching tape on pass rushers he could face ... why?
Hear more from him here:
https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2017/06/12/lael-collins-watching-tape-pass-rushers-face-see-see

Machota Dallas Morning News: Damontre Moore quotes Thomas Edison, Drake while explaining decision to join Cowboys
https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2017/06/12/damontre-moore-quotes-thomas-edison-drake-explaining-decision-join-cowboys

DENVER
Jhabalva Denver Post: Chad Kelly wrist update, rookies spend day volunteering, more Broncos notes
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/06/12/chad-kelly-wrist-broncos-rookies/

DETROIT
Birkett Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions plan to use minicamp to gel as a unit
http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/06/12/detroit-lions-minicamp/389275001/

Atkins Michigan Live: Teryl Austin says Lions will have better defensive speed in 2017
http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2017/06/teryl_austin_says_lions_will_h.html

GREEN BAY
King MMQB: THE BEAT GOES ON
Bob McGinn has left the Packers beat after 38 years in the press box. But he’ll never lose his passion for football—or the right way to do the job
http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2017/06/13/themmqb-exit-interview-bob-mcginn-green-bay-packers-milwaukee-journal-sentinel-nfl-beat-writer

Mil JS: Packers veterans again excused from minicamp
http://www.packersnews.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2017/06/12/packers-veterans-again-excused-minicamp/389812001/

HOUSTON
Wilson Houston Chronicle: Texans' Duane Brown not expected at mandatory minicamp
http://chron.com/sports/texans/article/Texans-Duane-Brown-not-expected-at-mandatory-11214503.php?

McClain Houston Chronicle: Texans' David Quessenberry wins George Halas award
http:// chron.com/sports/texans/article/David-Quessenberry-wins-Geore-Halas-award-11213682.php?

INDIANAPOLIS
Wells ESPN Indianapolis: Johnathan Hankins brings talent, swagger to Colts' defense
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/238971/johnathan-hankins-brings-talent-swagger-to-colts-defense

JACKSONVILLE
Kaye WTLV Jacksonville: Left tackle Branden Albert joins Jaguars mandatory minicamp
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/mb/sports/nfl/jacksonville-jaguars/left-tackle-branden-albert-joins-jaguars-offseason-program/440866856

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet)
6/12/17, 2:36 PM
Had opportunities to sign this year... but calls it a career:
Sportstars (@SPORTSTARSNYC)
6/12/17, 2:35 PM
It's been a great run, King! Congratulations to King Dunlap on 9 seasons as he moves on to the next step

Williams ESPN LA: Russell Okung emerging as veteran leader on Chargers' O-line
http://www.espn.com/blog/los-angeles-chargers/post/_/id/20613/russell-okung-emerging-as-leader-on-los-angeles-chargers-o-line

Woike LA Times: Spencer Pulley poised to become Chargers' starting center
http://www.latimes.com/sports/chargers/la-sp-chargers-camp-pulley-20170612-story.html

LOS ANGELES RAMS
Klein LA Times: Aaron Donald's participation in Rams' minicamp is unclear
http://www.latimes.com/sports/rams/la-sp-rams-camp-donald-20170612-story.html

MIAMI
Salguero Miami Herald: Miami Dolphins LT Laremy Tunsil may miss minicamp because of injury
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/armando-salguero/article155813854.html

Salguero Miami Herald: Charles Harris making HOF connection that has caused the Miami Dolphins to take notice
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/armando-salguero/article155653349.html

NEW ENGLAND
Reiss ESPN Boston: Patriots roster breakdown by contract length reflects healthy outlook
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4803676/patriots-roster-breakdown-by-contract-length-reflects-healthy-outlook

NEW ORLEANS
Katzenstein Nola.com: New Orleans Saints expected to sign quarterback Ryan Nassib: report
http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2017/06/saints_ryan_nassib.html

Underhill NO Advocate: Ted Ginn Jr. is looking to continue his renaissance with the Saints
http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/sports/saints/article_af02d1ac-4f92-11e7-a422-5bfbf01602f8.html

DeShazier Saints.com: Center Josh LeRibeus making positive impression with Saints
http://neworleanssaints.com/news-and-events/article-deshazier/John-DeShazier-Center-Josh-LeRibeus-making-positive-impression-with-Saints/fbf35f19-6686-47c7-a537-14a344646ccb

NEW YORK JETS
Mehta NYDN: Eric Decker released by Jets, now a free agent
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/eric-decker-released-jets-free-agent-article-1.3241887

OAKLAND
Velotta LV Review Journal: Exact cost of Raiders’ Las Vegas stadium still unknown
https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/stadium/exact-cost-of-raiders-las-vegas-stadium-still-unknown/

Gutierrez ESPN Oakland:
'Impressive' Jared Cook an upgrade to Raiders TE corps
http://www.espn.com/blog/oakland-raiders/post/_/id/18549/impressive-jared-cook-an-upgrade-to-raiders-te-corps

PHILADELPHIA
McLane Phil.com: Eagles QB coach happy with Carson Wentz's progress - mostly
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/Eagles_Carson_Wentz_John_DeFilippo_progress_-_mostly.html

Mullin Phillyvoice: Why a 'sophomore slump' is highly unlikely for Eagles QB Carson Wentz
http://www.phillyvoice.com/carson-wentz-sophomore-slump-dont-bet-it/

Kempski Phillyvoice: Eagles Mailbag: What is Carson Wentz's ceiling?
http://www.phillyvoice.com/eagles-mailbag-what-carson-wentzs-ceiling/

Domowitch Phil.com: Who will be the Eagles' next Brian Westbrook
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/Philadelphia_Eagles_next_Bryan_Westbrook_LeGarrette_Blount_Donnel_Pumphrey.html?

Mullin Phillyvoice: Duce Staley hopes to 'scare some people' by using LeGarrette Blount in passing game
http://www.phillyvoice.com/duce-staley-hopes-to-scare-some-people-by-using-legarrette-blount-in-passing-game/

Domowitch Phil.com: With offseason additions, d-line coach thinks Eagles will have a "solid, good'' pass rush in 2017:
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/Eagles_Chris_Wilson_d-line_coach_getting_a_rush___Paul_Domowitc

Shorr-Parks NJ.com: Eagles explain what makes Fletcher Cox so special | Defensive line scouting report
http://www.nj.com/eagles/index.ssf/2017/06/eagles_explain_what_makes_fletcher_cox_so_special.html

Berman Phil.com: Eagles cornerback Sidney Jones back in Philadelphia for mandatory minicamp
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/philadelphia-eagles-sidney-jones-minicamp-mandatory-achillies-tendon-20170612.html

Kempski Phillyvoice: Eagles special teams coordinator Dave Fipp has head coaching aspirations
http://www.phillyvoice.com/eagles-special-teams-coordinator-dave-fipp-has-head-coaching-aspirations/

PITTSBURGH
Bouchette Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Le'Veon Bell and the Steelers have roadblocks to long-term deal
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/06/12/steelers-minicamp-le-veon-bell-contract-long-term-franchise-tag-nfl/stories/201706130033

Fowler ESPN Pittsburgh: Contract aside, DE Stephon Tuitt wants to be 'that guy' Steelers need
http://www.espn.com/blog/pittsburgh-steelers/post/_/id/24004/steelers-stephon-tuitt-chasing-greatness-instead-of-a-contract

SAN FRANCISCO
Barrows Sac Bee: 49ers retained WR Jeremy Kerley ... with a little help from his friend
http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nfl/san-francisco-49ers/article155663679.html

Branch SF Chronicle: Weight and see: 49ers RT Brown racing to get ready for season
http://sfgate.com/49ers/article/Weight-and-see-49ers-RT-Brown-racing-to-get-11214403.php?cmpid=twitter-desktop

Branch SF Chronicle: 49ers’ Solomon Thomas likely to stay sidelined until training camp
http://sfgate.com/49ers/article/49ers-Solomon-Thomas-likely-to-stay-sidelined-11214763.php

SEATTLE
Dugar Seattle PI: Running back competition? No problem, says Thomas Rawls
http://seattlepi.com/sports/football/article/Expect-a-faster-stronger-Thomas-Rawls-in-2017-11209270.php

Kapadia ESPN Seattle: Thomas Rawls trying to find his role in Seahawks' backfield
http://www.espn.com/blog/nfcwest/post/_/id/126294/thomas-rawls-trying-to-find-his-role-in-seahawks-backfield

Bell News Tribune: In shape: Eddie Lacy cashes in again on the Seahawks’ scale
http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/nfl/seattle-seahawks/seahawks-insider-blog/article155696574.html

Milles News Tribune: Big, experienced and versatile. Meet new Seahawks offensive lineman Orday Aboushi
http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/nfl/seattle-seahawks/article155772874.html

TENNESSEE
Wolf The Tennessean: Marcus Mariota, injuries, chemistry top concerns at Titans minicamp
http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/nfl/titans/2017/06/12/marcus-mariota-injuries-chemistry-top-concerns-titans-minicamp/389247001/

Judge Talk of Fame: TITANS’ DEMARCO MURRAY: “I’D PUT OUR LINE UP AGAINST ANYONE”
http://www.talkoffamenetwork.com/titans-demarco-murray-id-put-line-anyone/

WASHINGTON
Keim ESPN Washington: Redskins front office search could end where it started, with in-house promotions
http://www.espn.com/blog/washington-redskins/post/_/id/31598

Jones Wash Post: Five areas to monitor during this week’s Redskins minicamp
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/football-insider/wp/2017/06/13/five-areas-to-monitor-during-this-weeks-redskins-minicamp/?utm_term=.150f2dd8d549

Czarda Redskins.com: Robert Kelley Leads Way For Running Backs, But Redskins Will Use 'Hot Hand' During Games
http://m.redskins.com/news/article-1/Robert-Kelley-Leads-Way-For-Running-Backs-But-Redskins-Will-Use-Hot-Hand-During-Games/6adfd34f-b057-4963-85cb-c7f905709ce8

Clarke Wash Post: Matt Jones’s best play heading into minicamp: Work his tail off
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/football-insider/wp/2017/06/12/matt-joness-best-play-heading-into-minicamp-work-his-ass-off/?utm_term=.091f35e2c524

Keim ESPN Washingtonarda: Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger isn't worried about 'bad guy' label
http://espn.com/blog/washington-redskins/post/_/id/31587

Draft

Gabriel PFW: Breaking down Penn State RB Saquon Barkley
http://www.profootballweekly.com/lists/2017/06/12/172d5164fb074ec6a2435ca5b14cbf96/index.xml

History

Vowles SB Nation: Notre Dame Football: Justin Tuck Will Never Get Enough Credit, But He Should
http://www.onefootdown.com/2017/6/11/15779638/notre-dame-football-justin-tuck-will-never-get-enough-credit-but-he-should-new-york-giants-nfl-ty

Giants Birthdays 6-13

Richmond Flowers SS TR-WASH 1971 NYG 1971-1973 6-13-1947
Robert Harris LDT/RDE FA-MIN 1995 NYG 1995-1999 6-14-1969
Dave O'Brien T/G TR-MIN 1965 NYG 1965 6-14-1941
Part 2  
Defenderdawg : 6/13/2017 7:23 am : link
Giants

Kratch NJ.com: Everything to know about Giants minicamp: Schedule, rules, more
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/06/everything_to_know_about_giants_minicamp_schedule.html

Kratch NJ.com: Giants minicamp 90-man roster power rankings: Who's a lock, who's in trouble?
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/06/giants_90-man_roster_power_rankings_who_is_a_lock.html

RV SNY: Five things to look for during Giants MiniCamp
https://www.sny.tv/giants/news/five-things-to-look-for-during-giants-minicamp/235932606

NFL

NEW ENGLAND
Reiss ESPN Boston: Hot, humid practice ahead for Patriots, just as Bill Belichick likes it
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4803690/hot-humid-practice-ahead-for-patriots-just-as-bill-belichick-likes-it?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
I realize pictures don't mean  
section125 : 6/13/2017 7:50 am : link
much, but the picture of Tomlinson in the Duggan article is pretty amazing. That guy is huge - and looks to be "cut" not a blubber belly 315 lber.

Also, Engram looks more WR than TE in build. I have not seen a picture of him next to Marshall, but their numbers appear to be close to the same in height and weight.
Good stuff from Duggan and Patti.  
Klaatu : 6/13/2017 8:15 am : link
Heavy on the competition, light on the Odellmania.
RE: I realize pictures don't mean  
Klaatu : 6/13/2017 8:20 am : link
In comment 13498074 section125 said:
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much, but the picture of Tomlinson in the Duggan article is pretty amazing. That guy is huge - and looks to be "cut" not a blubber belly 315 lber.

Also, Engram looks more WR than TE in build. I have not seen a picture of him next to Marshall, but their numbers appear to be close to the same in height and weight.


If you haven't seen this piece on Tomlinson before, enjoy. He's another easy guy to root for.
Landon Collins go #28 on NFL ranking list  
Jimmy Googs : 6/13/2017 8:47 am : link
Congrats to him to go so friggin' high in just his second year.

Looking forward to top 20 next year...
I am beginning to think Owa Odighizuwa is Tyler Durden  
bigblue1124 : 6/13/2017 8:49 am : link
Absolutely no one other than BBI speaks of the guy. In Patti’s article winners and loser so far she points out that fact. And she is the only one I have seen even comment on it.

Hope the kid is ok but a very weird situation with him to say the least.
Kratch's 90-man Roster Review - some thoughts  
Jimmy Googs : 6/13/2017 9:09 am : link
Locks (31):
Does Herzlich really need to be a lock? A non-position player who certainly didn't light it up on Specials last year, and Skinner played better in far less snaps.

Safe For Nows (12):
Darkwa and Thomas seem to be more "Bubble guys" to me. And I wish Andrew Adams was Bubble as well but just my preference.

On the Bubble (27):
3 backup Cornerbacks - Blake, Deayon and Hunter. One of this crew damn well better move up a rung quickly or we need to find a veteran. To me, a problem because you know a starter can easily go down here and we don't have Safeties that can fill in at Corner.



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