Giants.com: 30 Questions in 30 Days: Most improved player?
Leonard NYDN: NEW AGE NFL: As Giants' Ben McAdoo turns 40, a look at how league's coaching ranks are getting younger
Duggan NJ.com: Giants roster countdown, No. 57: TE Matt LaCosse
McBride Boston Globe: SUNDAY FOOTBALL NOTES
You already know how the AFC East is going to turn out
Graziano ESPN: How the 2014 draft class could reshape NFL contracts
"Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants
This wide receiver class also includes Tampa Bay's Mike Evans, Jacksonville's Allen Robinson, Miami's Jarvis Landry, Carolina's Kelvin Benjamin, Green Bay's Davante Adamsand, of course, Watkins in Buffalo. It was a big year for wide receivers. Beckham is the most accomplished of the lot and would do well to see where the deals for Landry, Evans, Adams, Robinson and 2013 Texans first-rounder DeAndre Hopkins come in before doing his deal.
Along with Hopkins -- who is currently scheduled to play out the 2017 season on his one-year, $7.915 million team option -- Landry, Adams, Robinson and Watkins are the 2014 receivers most likely to get big deals soon. That's because Landry, Adams and Robinson all were drafted after the first round and therefore aren't subject to the fifth-year option, and Watkins had his declined by the Bills. If one or more of those guys gets to the open market next March, and if Evans cashes in, Beckham could become a $20 million-per-year wide receiver once it's time for him to get his second contract.
One thing to watch here, though, is the Beckham/Evans dynamic. Because fifth-year option prices for top-10 picks are calculated differently than they are for picks 11 through 32, Evans (the No. 7 overall selection in 2014) has an option salary of $13.258 million, significantly more than the $8.459 million Beckham (No. 12 overall pick) is due in 2018. That could create more urgency for Tampa to do Evans' deal sooner than the Giants have to do Beckham's, and it helps Evans because he's starting from a higher level in his negotiations than Beckham."
"Weston Richburg, New York Giants
A bit underappreciated after three years as a starting offensive lineman and two as Eli Manning's center, Richburg is in line for an extension. He was a second-round pick, so he does not have a 2018 option. The Giants also have yet to extend 2013 first-rounder Justin Pugh, their starting left guard, and it's possible one of these negotiations impacts the other. Regardless, Richburg should expect a nice raise from the $1.085 million he's making in 2017, the final year of his rookie contract."
Florio NBC Sports: NFL players will get better deals only by missing game checks
Kelly The Ringer: The NFL Offseason Injury Progress Report
The only thing that matters in July is having your stars healthy. So which ones are on track?
Walker Bal Sun: Foot in the door: Rookie Kenny Allen hopes a Ravens education kick-starts his NFL career
Phelps Cincy Jungle: Bengals roster bubble 2017: interior offensive line
Cabot Cleveland Plain Dealer: Will Hue Jackson be on a short leash if the Browns get off to a bad start? Hey, Mary Kay!
Klis 9News Denver: Pat Bowlen again expected to receive Hall of Fame consideration
Wilde Wisconsin State Journal: Packers: Davon House back, and he's taking a leadership role
O'Halloran Florida Times Union: Jaguars Insider: Calais Campbell’s versatility will give defense options
McChesney KC Star: Brett Veach, Chiefs’ top internal GM candidate, made early impression on Andy Reid
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Kartje LA Daily News: Chargers' Brandon Mebane finds his voice, amid discrimination
LOS ANGELES RAMS
Bergman NFL.com: Todd Gurley has 'been loving' Sean McVay's offense
Vigil KUSA: Horizon High School grad now the longest-tenured Miami Dolphin
Reiss ESPN Boston: Quick-hit thoughts/notes around Pats & NFL (Matt Lengel supports police; David Harris deal; Bill Belichick's joy).
Kurkjian Boston Herald: NFL notes: AFC foes still lag well behind Patriots
Katz Idaho Statesman: BSU legend Shea McClellin reflects on Super Bowl win, the NFL, his favorite QB to sack
NEW YORK JETS
Slater NJ.com: Jets' possible replacement options for David Harris past 2017
Shorr-Parks NJ.com: Will the Eagles' decision to make minor changes to their roster pay off or backfire?
Steigerwald Observer Reporter: Steelers’ Bell would be wise to hold out, before his wheels fall off
Sutter Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Steelers look at Bud Dupree as next elite outside linebacker
Providence Journal: At the Schools: Will Blackmon has a message for R.I. kids
Cloninger Rock Hill Herald: Mason Rudolph the latest in Rock Hill’s NFL pipeline
Former Giants News
Sordelett Lynchburg News & Advance: Jennings hopes to add NFL roster spot to dance card
Brandt NFL.com: Gil Brandt's top punters of all time
13. Dave Jennings
New York Giants, 1974-1984; New York Jets, 1985-1987& #8232;» Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro twice& #8232;» Averaged 41.2 yards per punt throughout his career
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Detiller Houma Today: Tom Fears -- the first Saints coach
"One move Rozelle tried to use some influence on was strongly suggesting the team use the first overall pick in the 1967 draft on Florida quarterback Steve Spurrier.
“The NFL merger had just sort of set in between the AFL and the NFL,” Fears said. “Pete Rozelle suggested a few times for us to draft Florida quarterback Steve Spurrier. He was a Southerner who had a great career for the Gators and had just won the Heisman Trophy. But we were looking to get a veteran quarterback instead. We tried to trade for Fran Tarkenton. Jim Finks, then the general manager of the Minnesota Vikings, spoke to us and every time we made an offer he would raise the price in getting Tarkenton. I strongly believe Rozelle influenced the New York Giants to deal for Tarkenton because the AFL team in New York had a star quarterback in Joe Namath. If we decided to draft Spurrier, then Tarkenton goes to New York and the Vikings trade with the Baltimore Colts for Gary Cuozzo. Gary looked great in Baltimore when he subbed for Johnny Unitas, but he was playing behind one of the best offensive lines in the game and he had John Mackey at tight end and Raymond Berry to catch passes. I knew he would have trouble behind a makeshift offensive line, but Bedford Wynn, who was a stockholder in the Dallas Cowboys and good friends with both Pete Rozelle and Mecom, convinced John Mecom for us to trade for Cuozzo. It was clear that Billy Kilmer was our guy at quarterback and we dealt Cuozzo in 1968 to Finks and Minnesota for two first round picks.”
Miller Buffalo News: Pistol permit chief, an original Bill, hangs up holster at age 80
Giants Birthdays 7-9
Bill Johnson P NYG FA-Orlando Panthers Continental Football League 1970 NYG 1970 7-9-1944
Ben McAdoo HC NYG 2016 OC 2014-2015 7-9-1977
Bob Schmidt C/G/T W-CHI CARDS 1959 NYG 1959-1960 7-9-1936
Omar Stoutmire FS W-NYJ 2000 NYG 2000-2004 7-9-1974