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Defenderdawg : 7/12/2017 6:13 am
Giants

RB

Duggan NJ.com: Giants roster countdown, No. 49: Will rookie Wayne Gallman crack the RB rotation?
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/07/giants_roster_countdown_no_49_will_rookie_rb_wayne.html

T

Lipari Rochester Democrat: Aquinas grad Jarron Jones learning new position with New York Giants
“They see a better fit. They want to take advantage of my size. We have a really good defensive line and in all honesty making the team on defense was pretty slim. Our offensive line is good but they could use a couple more guys. They ... said it could pay big dividends for me.”
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/sports/2017/07/11/aquinas-grad-jarron-jones-learning-new-position-giants/103614786/

DT

Giants.com: 30 Questions in 30 Days: Expectations for Dalvin Tomlinson
http://giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/30-Questions-in-30-Days-Expectations-for-Dalvin-Tomlinson/b62b5838-c274-469f-9bdf-cbafde0c9b76

NFL

Rosenthal NFL.com: Rams, Colts, Panthers undergoing offseason identity change
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000819191/article/identity-switch-nfl-style-three-offseason-evolutions

Sobleski B/R: The Most Overlooked Additions of the 2017 NFL Offseason
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2720202-the-most-overlooked-additions-of-the-2017-nfl-offseason

Davis USA Today: Ranking NFL linebackers by team: Panthers, Broncos lead the way
"28. New York Giants: B.J. Goodson appears to be the new starter in the middle with Devon Kennard, Jonathan Casillas, Keenan Robinson and J.T. Thomas potentially part of a revolving door on the wings."
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2017/07/11/linebacker-rankings-nfl-team-panthers-broncos-luke-kuechly/461050001/

Graziano ESPN: 25 NFL predictions through 2020: Brady's future, OBJ's contract
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/19954728/25-nfl-predictions-2020-tom-brady-future-new-england-patriots-odell-beckham-jr-20-million-contract-new-york-giants

ARIZONA
AZ Central: Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians' rough season also included a cancer scare
http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nfl/cardinals/2017/07/11/arizona-cardinals-coach-bruce-arians-rough-season-also-included-cancer-scare/469809001/

BALTIMORE
Eisenberg Ravens.com: Signing Jeremy Maclin is Great for Breshad Perriman
http://baltimoreravens.com/news/article-1/Eisenberg-Signing-Jeremy-Maclin-is-Great-for-Breshad-Perriman/89b376e9-385f-4299-bf6d-02271323b2c3

Alper PFT: Justin Tucker: Not much difference between 75-yard FG and a PAT
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/07/11/justin-tucker-not-much-different-between-75-yard-fg-and-a-pat/

CAROLINA
Strickland Panthers.com: Vernon Butler making his presence felt
http://panthers.com/news/article-2/Vernon-Butler-making-his-presence-felt/0ec81269-eabe-466a-9ea1-9d7fd6abf1d8

CHICAGO
Biggs Chicago Tribune: Throwback to fullback in Bears offense? Could be up to Michael Burton
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-michael-burton-fullback-bears-biggs-spt-0712-20170711-column.html

CINCINNATI
Phelps Cincy Jungle: Ross and Mixon can help restore potency to Bengals’ offense.
https://www.cincyjungle.com/2017/7/11/15948462/ross-and-mixon-can-help-restore-potency-to-bengals-offense

CLEVELAND
Patsko Cleveland Plain Dealer: The best Browns offensive starters since 1999 (and their backups)
http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2017/07/the_best_browns_offensive_star.html

DALLAS
Moore Dallas Morning News: An in-depth report on why Cowboys are now so optimistic about Jaylon Smith's recovery
https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2017/07/11/concrete-look-cowboys-now-optimistic-jaylon-smiths-recovery

Archer ESPN Dallas: Jaylon Smith might be helped by working in a down at a time
http://www.espn.com/blog/dallas-cowboys/post/_/id/4760332/jaylon-smith-might-be-helped-by-working-in-a-down-at-a-time

DENVER
Jhabalva Denver Post: Broncos’ informal passing camp in L.A. not happening anymore
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/11/broncos-informal-passing-camp/

Jhabalva Denver Post: Emmanuel Sanders has a preferred deadline for Broncos’ QB battle, too
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/11/emmanuel-sanders-broncos-qb-battle/

DETROIT
Crawford Detroit Free Press: Calvin Johnson: I was 'stuck' in Detroit; 'it just wasn't for me anymore'
http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/07/11/detroit-lions-calvin-johnson-retirement/470049001/

GREEN BAY
Spofford Packers.com: Countdown to Camp: Each Packers QB has goals in mind
http://packers.com/news/article/countdown-to-camp-each-packers-qb-has-goals-in-mind-8ff69b56-9e2d-4cae-bbe5-e4b88e687d8c

HOUSTON
Wilson Houston Chronicle: Texans rookie tackle Julién Davenport off to good start
http://chron.com/sports/texans/article/Texans-rookie-tackle-Juli-n-Davenport-good-start-11281046.php

JACKSONVILLE
Kaye WTLV Jacksonville: Jaguars 90-man roster breakdown: Tight ends
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/mb/sports/nfl/jacksonville-jaguars/jaguars-90-man-roster-breakdown-tight-ends-training-camp-battles-positional-overview/452711969

KANSAS CITY
Grathoff KC Star: Chiefs’ Marcus Peters promises to lower boom on Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article160721829.html

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Henne Chargers.com: Tyreek Burwell Embracing His Mean Streak
http://www.chargers.com/news/2017/07/11/tyreek-burwell-embracing-his-mean-streak

MIAMI
Habib Palm Beach Post: What has Miami Dolphins WR Leonte Carroo learned from ‘humbling experience’ as rookie?
http://dailydolphin.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/07/11/what-has-miami-dolphins-wr-leonte-carroo-learned-from-humbling-experience-as-rookie/

NEW ENGLAND
Shaffer Bal Sun: Patriots look to Maryland lacrosse for newest staff member
http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/baltimore-sports-blog/bs-sp-new-england-patriots-chris-mattes-20170711-story.html

Doug Farrar (@BR_DougFarrar)
7/12/17, 12:46 AM
Mike Gillislee is going to hunt in New England's offense. Lateral agility, breakaway speed, missed tackles everywhere.

Reiss ESPN Boston: With top eight on O-line back, Patriots focus on backup spots
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4804042/with-top-8-ol-returning-primary-focus-for-pats-will-be-at-backup-spots

Skiver CBS Sports.com: Patriots' new corner speaks on why defending the slot is easier than the outside
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/patriots-new-corner-speaks-on-why-defending-the-slot-is-easier-than-the-outside/

Kahler MMQB: PITCHING, KICKING, AND STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI’S HEAD GAMES
How his time on the mound helped steel the Patriots kicker for the loneliest job in football
http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2017/07/12/nfl-stephen-gostkowski-kicker-college-pitcher-university-memphis-psychology

NEW ORLEANS
Patra NFL.com: Saints RB Adrian Peterson: 'The doubt motivates me'
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000819142/article/saints-adrian-peterson-the-doubt-motivates-me

NEW YORK JETS
Costello NYP: Josh McCown allows the Jets to postpone the excitement
http://nypost.com/2017/07/11/josh-mccown-allows-the-jets-to-postpone-the-excitement/

Costello NYP: Jets’ No. 2 receiver could lose that spot as suddenly as he got it
http://nypost.com/2017/07/10/jets-no-2-receiver-could-lose-that-spot-as-suddenly-as-he-got-it/

OAKLAND
Williams NBC Bay Area: Raiders' Melifonwu Has Big Rookie Goals
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Melifonwu-Has-Big-Rookie-Goals-433846673.html

PHILADELPHIA
Shorr-Parks NJ.com: An updated look at the Eagles' salary cap situation for 2017 and 2018
http://www.nj.com/eagles/index.ssf/2017/07/an_updated_look_at_the_eagles_salary_cap_situation.html

Tannenwold Phil.com: Eagles wide receivers are in North Dakota to work out with Carson Wentz
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/philadelphia-eagles-fargo-north-dakota-carson-wentz-alshon-jeffery-torrey-smith-nelson-agholor-20170711.html

Kempski Phillyvoice: Eagles training camp preview: Running back
http://www.phillyvoice.com/eagles-training-camp-preview-running-back/

Lourim Phil.com: Eagles' Mitchell White trying to become another CFL-to-NFL success story
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/philadelphia-eagles-mitchell-white-cfl-nfl-success-story-20170711.html

PITTSBURGH
Fittipaldo Pitt Post Gazette: Bruce Arians reflects on golf trip he says changed Ben Roethlisberger
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/07/11/cardinals-bruce-arians-book-quarterback-whisperer-ben-roethlisberger-steelers-mike-tomlin/stories/201707110120

SEATTLE
Bell News Tribune: Weight until August: Bonus plan shows Eddie Lacy’s deal is player-friendly
http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/nfl/seattle-seahawks/seahawks-insider-blog/article160674464.html

TENNESSEE
Lomas Titansized.com: Two great charts to understand how great Marcus Mariota is
https://titansized.com/2017/07/11/two-great-charts-understand-great-marcus-mariota/

WASHINGTON
Jones Wash Post: Redskins mailbag: What if Washington can’t sign Kirk Cousins?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/football-insider/wp/2017/07/11/redskins-mailbag-what-if-washington-cant-sign-kirk-cousins/?utm_term=.709db62c5823

Snider Wash Post: Bruce Allen is stubborn like his father, and that could cost the Redskins their quarterback
https://www.washingtonpost.com/express/wp/2017/07/11/bruce-allen-is-stubborn-like-his-father-and-that-could-cost-the-redskins-their-quarterback/?utm_term=.8d3511ee2860

Corry CBS Sports.com: Agent’s Take: Here's what it will cost Redskins to get Kirk Cousins' deal done
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/agents-take-heres-what-it-will-cost-redskins-to-get-kirk-cousins-deal-done/

Keim ESPN Wash: Lifting a car, daredevil pullups: Redskins rookie's amazing feats of strength
http://www.espn.com/blog/washington-redskins/post/_/id/31830/from-lifting-cars-to-risky-pull-ups-redskins-rb-samaje-perine-displays-feats-of-strength

Draft

Marcum Cincy Jungle: What to know about the 2017 NFL Supplemental Draft: Rules, players, how it works
https://www.cincyjungle.com/platform/amp/2017/7/11/15949024/2017-supplemental-draft-rules-players-how-it-works

QB
Gilberg NYDN: Jets QB hopeful Sam Darnold disputes NFL.com report
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/jets-qb-hopeful-sam-darnold-disputes-nlf-report-article-1.3318797

RB
Goodbread NFL.com: Vanderbilt's Ralph Webb: I'm best running back in nation
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000819135/article/vanderbilts-ralph-webb-im-best-running-back-in-nation

DE
Jeremiah NFL.com: First Look: Scouting Boston College DE Harold Landry
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000819164/article/first-look-scouting-boston-college-de-harold-landry

History

Miller NYDN: Joe Montana on why he’s not ready to crown Tom Brady the greatest QB in NFL history
http://www.nydailynews.com/amp/sports/football/joe-montana-tom-brady-colin-kaepernick-football-risks-article-1.3318547

Dehner Cin Enquirer: Corey Dillon wishes to mend fences with Bengals
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/nfl/bengals/2017/07/11/corey-dillon-wishes-mend-fences-bengals/465732001/

Giants Birthdays 7-12

Carl Barisich NT W-MIAMI 1981 NYG 1981 7-12-1951

Jasper Brinkley MLB FA-MIN 2015 NYG 2015 7-12-1985

Sam Garnes SS D5-Cincinnati 1997 NYG 1997-2001 7-12-1974


The more I read about 4th RD pick RB Wayne Gallman, Clemson  
SGMen : 7/12/2017 7:28 am : link
The more I believe he's close to NFL ready and will challenge. I'm with the writer's that Gallman will likely be sitting back and learning as a rookie. He can play special teams so that is where he'll find time on the field.

I hold firm to the idea we'll carry four RB's (Perkins, Vereen, Darkwa and Gallman) so until injuries hit or (god forbid) Perkins struggles, we won't see Gallman early on.

Remember folks, Darkwa is a very good (not just good) special teams player he just needs to stay healthy and hopefully those leg injuries have finally fully healed up.
Rookie DT Dalvin Tomlinson, Alabama 5th year Sr.  
SGMen : 7/12/2017 7:39 am : link
I liked this pick because I didn't see him as a project but rather as a guy who will see playing time later in the season as injuries hit and so forth.

I have DT R. Thomas starting on opening day because he's a big body veteran that knows our defensive scheme. I see J. Bromley stepping in as the 3rd DT and backup. We usually don't activate 3 DL's on game day so D. Tomlinson likely watches and learns much like Linval Joseph and Jonathan Hankins did as rookies, though I think Tomlinson may be the "most ready" of the 3.

Tomlinson's strength is his strength. He will likely be an above average run stuffer in this league. Not sure how far he'll go with his pass rush, especially as a rookie. But he could play Snack's position if called upon in the future, the distant future I pray (LOL!).
Part 2  
Defenderdawg : 7/12/2017 8:21 am : link
Giants

QB

Kratch NJ.com: Giants roster countdown, No. 48: QB Davis Webb
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/07/giants_roster_countdown_no_48_davis_webb_could_be.html

NFL


Davis USA Today: Ranking NFL defensive linemen by team: Have J.J. Watt's Texans been overtaken?
"4. New York Giants: DEs Jason Pierre-Paul and Olivier Vernon earned their hefty contracts, though DC Steve Steve Spagnuolo would love one more pass rusher for his beloved NASCAR package. DT Damon "Snacks" Harrison, whose appetite for ball carriers is ravenous, was another wise investment. Rookie DT Dalvin Tomlinson should replace Johnathan Hankins."
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2017/07/12/ranking-defensive-linemen-tackles-ends-team-texans-giants/464850001/

CAROLINA
Rodrigue Charlotte Observer: 2016 ‘position catastrophe’ masked true nature of Panthers interior offensive line
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/article160741749.html

NEW ENGLAND
Reiss ESPN Boston: Patriots are 17-0 when Dion Lewis plays, so why wouldn't he be a lock
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4804064/patriots-are-17-0-when-dion-lewis-plays-so-why-wouldnt-he-be-a-lock?
The article on 3rd Rd pick QB David Webb is quite "ho hum" boring  
SGMen : 7/12/2017 8:41 am : link
I do concur that unless something devastating (injuries) or very surprising (Webb dominates the pre-season) happens, Webb will be inactive for the entire season as he watches and learns the NFL game behind veteran Eli Manning and likely backup Geno Smith (recovering from ACL during OTA's and Mini-Camp as I understand it).
Based on what I've read and the BBI posts, the kid has all the tools he just needs technique work, film work and pre-season playing time to get acclimated to playing under center and reading a defense. He is the #1 rookie guy I'm looking at this camp followed by D. Tomlinson, E. Engram, W. Gallman and Avery Moss.
Really good article on Jarron this morning...  
Dan in the Springs : 7/12/2017 9:18 am : link
He has his work cut out for him going from the DL to OT. Interesting that they are working him at LT. I liked his attitude about the switch and his realistic view about possibly making the team and/or PS. I think he has a chance at the PS if he does continue to develop this spring.
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