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Defenderdawg : 5/13/2018 8:10 am
Giants

Traina BBV: What we learned at the Giants rookie mini-camp
https://www.bigblueview.com/2018/5/13/17346948/what-we-learned-at-the-giants-rookie-mini-camp

Traina Forbes.com: New York Giants Rookie Minicamp Day 2 Practice Report
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciatraina/2018/05/12/new-york-giants-rookie-minicamp-day-2-practice-report/amp/

Stapleton The Record: NY Giants: Takeaways from rookie minicamp, including Grant Haley writing his next chapter
https://www.northjersey.com/story/sports/nfl/giants/2018/05/12/ny-giants-6-takeaways-rookie-minicamp/605350002/

Lombardo NJ.com: Giants rookie minicamp: Setting the expectations for 2018 NFL Draft class | Saquon Barkley, Will Hernandez, Lorenzo Carter
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2018/05/giants_rookie_minicamp_setting_the_expectations_fo.html

WR

Dunleavy NJ.com: Quantity or quality? Mystery of Giants' 9 WRs behind Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepard (VIDEO)
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2018/05/quantity_or_quality_do_giants_have_enough_at_wr_be.html

DT

Magliocchetti Inside Football: McIntosh Vows to Be Ready Soon
https://insidefootball.com/mcintosh-vows-to-be-ready-soon/

Magliocchetti Inside Football: BJ Hill Looks To Make Impression In Crowded Defensive Interior
https://insidefootball.com/bj-hill-looks-to-make-impression-in-crowded-defensive-interior/

OLB

Magliocchetti Inside Football; Lorenzo Carter: A Classical Giants Pick in More Ways Than One
https://insidefootball.com/lorenzo-carter-a-classical-giants-pick-in-more-ways-than-one/

Dunleavy NJ.com: Meet Giants rookie who is 'Lebron on the football field' and a classical music-loving cellist off it
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2018/05/meet_giants_rookie_who_plays_cello_and_unwinds_pos.html

Braziller NYP: Junior Seau’s nephew fights to honor late uncle and stick with Giants
https://nypost.com/2018/05/12/junior-seaus-nephew-fights-to-honor-late-uncle-and-stick-with-giants/

CB

Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardoNFL)
5/12/18, 4:20 PM
Giants UDFA cornerback Grant Haley received a massive guarantee upon signing. Haley signed a $100K deal, which includes a $25K signing bonus, source says.

NFL

ARIZONA
McManaman AZ Central: History shows Arizona Cardinals rookie QB Josh Rosen will see action in 2018
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.azcentral.com/amp/599148002

ATLANTA
Ledbetter AJC: Falcons look at Ridley at kickoff, punt returner
https://www.myajc.com/sports/football/falcons-look-ridley-kickoff-punt-returner/72TNf8JfoJSbPqgLsUqsrJ/amp.html

Ledbetter AJC: Division III player trying to put those 16-hour bus trips in his rearview mirror
https://www.myajc.com/sports/football/division-iii-player-trying-put-those-hour-bus-trips-his-rear-view-mirror/NdYYVBUxq7qkxvOlMeJbTP/amp.html

BALTIMORE
Eisenberg Ravens.com: Seven Questions for Ravens' Improved Offensive Line
http://baltimoreravens.com/news/article-1/Eisenberg-Seven-Questions-for-Ravens-Improved-Offensive-Line/af4f2d86-b276-41f5-8bba-1e6cc1b375a2

BUFFALO
LoVallo Bills.com: Why undrafted WR Robert Foster is eager to run with his opportunity on the Bills
http://buffalobills.com/news/article-1/Why-undrafted-WR-Robert-Foster-is-eager-to-run-with-his-opportunity-on-the-Bills/316a0f4d-4c13-4083-987a-c3c99605de86

CHICAGO
Campbell Chicago Tribune: Run blocking could be path to early playing time for Bears receiver Anthony Miller
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-bears-anthony-miller-olin-kreutz-20180512-story.html

LeGere Chicago Daily Herald: Chicago Bears confident Daniels will succeed at guard
https://www.dailyherald.com/amp-article/20180512/sports/180519633/

Finley Chicago Sun Times: CB Kevin Toliver vows to be ‘different beast,’ but Bears have short leash
https://www.google.com/amp/s/chicago.suntimes.com/sports/cb-kevin-toliver-vows-to-be-different-beast-but-bears-have-short-leash/amp/

CINCINNATI
Morrison Dayton Daily News: Woodside’s dream of playing for Bengals off to positive start
https://www.mydaytondailynews.com/sports/woodside-dream-playing-for-bengals-off-positive-start/g3h9XFv0mEkZdQSTrdIb0M/amp.html

Roling Bengalswire USA Today: Billy Price earning respect at Bengals camp, his physicality alarming team owner Mike Brown
https://www.google.com/amp/s/bengalswire.usatoday.com/2018/05/13/billy-price-earning-respect-bengals-camp-his-physicality-alarming-team-owner-mike-brown/amp/

Marcum Cincy Jungle: Sojourn Shelton looking to make big leap with Bengals in 2018
https://www.cincyjungle.com/2018/5/13/17341308/sojourn-shelton-looking-to-make-big-leap-with-bengals-in-2018

DALLAS
Davison Fort Worth Star Telegram: Cowboys' Scott Linehan calls 'web-back' Tavon Austin a 'receiver first'
https://www.google.com/amp/amp.star-telegram.com/sports/nfl/dallas-cowboys/article211029294.html

Hairopolous Dallas Morning News: How the man behind the Legion of Boom plans to bring same swagger to the Cowboys' secondary
https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2018/05/12/man-behind-legion-boom-plans-bring-swagger-cowboys-secondary

DENVER
Mizell Denver Post: Broncos coach Vance Joseph says quarterback pecking order has “been a weight off all of our backs”
https://www.denverpost.com/2018/05/12/quarterback-pecking-order-weight-off-all-our-backs/

Kiszla Denver Post: Here’s why the Broncos really need CU star and undrafted rookie Phillip Lindsay to make the team
https://www.denverpost.com/2018/05/12/kiszla-broncos-need-phillip-lindsay-to-make-the-team/

DETROIT
Atkins Michigan Live: Ameer Abdullah frustrated by up-and-down role in Lions offense
https://www.google.com/amp/s/articles.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2018/05/ameer_abdullah_shows_frustrati.amp

GREEN BAY
Demovsky ESPN GB: Next Nelson? J'Mon Moore sees chance with Jordy-less Packers
http://www.espn.com/blog/green-bay-packers/post/_/id/44779/next-nelson-jmon-moore-sees-chance-with-jordy-less-packers

Wilde State Journal: Packers players pumped about potential under defensive coordinator Mike Pettine
https://www.google.com/amp/host.madison.com/sports/football/professional/packers-players-pumped-about-potential-under-defensive-coordinator-mike-pettine/article_2991ef1b-8502-55bf-b264-2c4b075bb52c.amp.html

HOUSTON
Sapakoff Charleston Courier: Deshaun Watson in Charleston says Clemson football, Houston Texans will win big in 2018
https://www.postandcourier.com/sports/deshaun-watson-in-charleston-says-clemson-football-houston-texans-will/article_9c7478cc-55fb-11e8-9325-4f1b687b8087.html

Robertson Houston Chronicle: Former Rice QB Tyler Stehling making most of Texans tryout
https://www.chron.com/sports/texans/amp/Former-Rice-QB-Tyler-Stehling-making-most-of-12909832.php

Wilson Houston Chronicle: Texans hope Terry Swanson is next Kareem Hunt
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/texas-sports-nation/texans/amp/Texans-hope-Terry-Swanson-is-next-Kareem-Hunt-12910088.php

Wilson Houston Chronicle: Texans rookie WR Vyncint Smith embracing opportunity
https://www.chron.com/sports/texans/amp/Texans-rookie-WR-Vyncint-Smith-embracing-12909588.php

Robertson Houston Chronicle: K.J. Malone works to carve out a niche at Texans minicamp
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/texans/amp/K-J-Malone-works-to-carve-out-a-niche-at-Texans-12910357.php

INDIANAPOLIS
Walker Colts.com: Frank Reich, Colts Offering NFL Crash Course At Rookie Minicamp
http://colts.com/news/article-1/Frank-Reich-Colts-Offering-NFL-Crash-Course-At-Rookie-Minicamp/be162314-7b99-4d65-8a62-f6ca3b975c59

Holder Indianapolis Star: How Kemoko Turay got his father to love football
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.indystar.com/amp/603253002

Bremer Herald Bulletin: Colts Notebook: Undrafted Moore looks to extend streak
http://www.heraldbulletin.com/sports/colts-notebook-undrafted-moore-looks-to-extend-streak/article_1bbf1a86-563f-11e8-907b-1f416c71e917.html

JACKSONVILLE
Reid Florida Times Union: 5 takeaways from Jaguars rookie minicamp
http://www.jacksonville.com/sports/20180512/5-takeaways-from-jaguars-rookie-minicamp

Reid Florida Times Union: Leonard Fournette helping rookie WR DJ Chark learn the ropes
http://www.jacksonville.com/sports/20180512/leonard-fournette-helping-rookie-wr-dj-chark-learn-ropes

Reive New Zealand Herald: Auckland-born Andrew Motuapuaka chasing NFL dream
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4& objectid=12050358

MIAMI
Beasley Miami Herald: Dolphins determined to run no-huddle — and say they 'absolutely' have QB to do it
https://www.google.com/amp/amp.miamiherald.com/sports/nfl/miami-dolphins/article210956244.html

Perkins Sun Sentinel: Dolphins bringing back up-tempo, no-huddle offense (again)
https://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-dolphins/fl-sp-dolphins-20180512-story.html

Hyde Sun Sentinel: Here's one benefit to Dolphins not giving Tannehill competition
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/dave-hyde-blog/fl-sp-hyde5-tannehill-competition-20180513-story.html

Lieser Palm Beach Post: Healthy Raekwon McMillan is ‘huge acquisition’ for Dolphins’ defense
http://dailydolphin.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2018/05/12/healthy-raekwon-mcmillan-is-huge-acquisition-for-dolphins-defense/

Lieser Palm Beach Post: Dolphins’ Minkah Fitzpatrick calm while watching teams bypass him in NFL Draft
http://dailydolphin.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2018/05/12/dolphins-minkah-fitzpatrick-calm-while-watching-teams-bypass-him-in-nfl-draft/

NEW ENGLAND
Reiss ESPN Boston: Quick-hit thoughts/notes around Patriots and NFL (assistant coaches on lessons learned from Mom; Trent Brown's size; Sony Michel speed and size; last call for Patriots Hall etc.).
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4813495/patriots-coaches-share-life-lessons-learned-from-their-mothers?

Guregian Boston Herald: Tom Brady absence no concern to ex-teammates
https://www.bostonherald.com/sports/patriots/2018/05/nfl_notes_tom_brady_absence_no_concern_to_ex_teammates

Garven Providence Journal: Flores to stay the course running Patriots' defense
https://www.providencejournal.com/sports/20180512/flores-to-stay-course-running-patriots-defense

NEW ORLEANS
Erickson NO Advocate: Former Saints tight end Coby Fleener still experiencing concussion symptoms
https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/sports/saints/article_0cb98498-5614-11e8-8e0b-d32a88a2ab15.html

Holder Nola.com: Will Clapp looks to earn his own way onto Saints with Brother Martin, LSU roots
https://www.google.com/amp/s/articles.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2018/05/new_orleans_saints_will_clapp.amp

OAKLAND
Gehlken LV Review Journal: Raiders’ Kolton Miller reaches NFL dream to help brother
https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/raiders-nfl/raiders/raiders-no-1-pick-kolton-miller-reaches-nfl-dream-to-help-brother/amp/

PHILADELPHIA
Fierro Allentown Morning Call: Low-key Cameron Johnston has Eagles punting job now
https://www.google.com/amp/www.mcall.com/sports/football/eagles/mc-spt-eagles-notebook-20180512-story.html

PITTSBURGH
Bako Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Call from Steelers takes undrafted sting away for Pitt's Quadree Henderson
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/2018/05/11/quadree-henderson-steelers-undrafted-pitt-football-pittsburgh-free-agent-rookie-minicamp-2018/stories/201805110151

Rutter Pittsburgh Tribune Review: In 3rd rookie minicamp, Marcus Tucker making most of chances with Steelers
http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/13632736-74/in-3rd-rookie-minicamp-marcus-tucker-making-most-of-chances-with-steelers

SEATTLE
710 ESPN Radio Seattle: Pat Kirwin previews Seahawks’ rookie class, talks Russell Wilson’s upcoming contract
https://www.google.com/amp/sports.mynorthwest.com/452771/seahawks-alex-mcgough-shaquem-russell-wilson/amp/

TAMPA BAY
Auman TB Times: Special teams could help Duke RB Shaun Wilson stick with Bucs
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bucs/2018/05/12/special-teams-could-help-duke-rb-shaun-wilson-stick-with-bucs/

Stroud TB Times: The Bucs shook the bushes, and the California redwoods, to find Alex Cappa
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bucs/2018/05/12/the-bucs-shook-the-bushes-and-the-california-redwoods-to-find-alex-cappa/

TENNESSEE
Wolf The Tennessean: Titans' rookie minicamp a 3-day crash course before veterans return
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.tennessean.com/amp/594860002

Wolfe ESPN Nashville: Why Tennessee's Harold Landry could become steal of draft
http://www.espn.com/blog/tennessee-titans/post/_/id/26215/why-tennessees-harold-landry-could-become-steal-of-draft

WASHINGTON
Carmin Journal & Courier: Former Purdue defensive star still has big goals in NFL
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.jconline.com/amp/603633002

History

Training Camp Previews throughout the years- 1962

Bridgeport Post
JULY 15, 1962 Grid Giants Start Drills at Fairfield V. Tomorrow STARS AND DOZEN VETS Main Body of New York Football Unit Due July 23

“A host of promising newcomers and a hard core of experienced pros will answer coach Al Sherman's opening whistle tomorrow as the New York Giants launch the first stage of their training camp at picturesque Fairtield University. Twenty-four rookie candidates and an even dozen veterans are taking part in this preliminary week at Fairfield. The main body of Giants is due to arrive on Monday, July 23.

Eight Weeks Stay
The defending NFL eastern division champions will use Fairfield as their base for a period of eight weeks. During this span they will play pre-season games against the St. Louis Cardinals at Canton, O., on Aug. 11.. the San Francisco 49ers at Kezar Stadium on Aug. 19; the Los Angeles Rams at the Coliseum on Aug. 25; the Packers in Green Bay on Sept. 3. and the Philadelphia Eagles at Princeton University on Sept. 8. Although this Initial phase of training has been labeled "rookie week," such established pro performers as Frank Gifford, Ralph Guglielmi and Jim Podoley also are at Fairfield to get a jump on their personal training programs. Gifford, making a comeback after a year's absence from pro ball, wrote Sherman from California requesting that he be allowed to report early to Fairfield. Frank has been conditioning himself at home in Bakersfield, but apparently feels the extra week in camp will help him regain his timing. Guglielmi is being brought in to give Sherman extra time to acquaint the former Redskin and Cardinal quarterback with the Giants' offensive system. Ralph was obtained in a trade with the Cards last month. Since veteran quarterback Y. A. Tittle and young Lee Grosscup are not due on the Fairfield scene until July 23, Guglielmi and rookie Francis Marriott, a holdover from 1961, will be the only signal-callers in camp this week. Podoley, who sat out the 1961 season with torn knee ligaments, has since undergone surgery and will be putting his leg to the test during the preliminary drills at Fairfield. Sherman and his staff will keep a close eye on Podoley's progress. The swift former Redskin running star could be a key man for the Giants if he can regain the speed he displayed before being hurt last summer. Other members of the Giants' 1961 eastern division championship team who will join the rookies in tomorrow's opening session include; Halfbacks Bob Gaiters, Gene Johnson and Allan Webb; linebackers Larry Hayes and Bob Simms; and linemen Charlie Janerette, Greg Larson, Mickey Walker and Zeke Smith. Dick Pesonen, a defensive halfback acquired from Minnerota in the Cliff Livingston deal last spring, is in the Army and won't report until early August. Likewise Jerry Hillebrand, the Giants' No. 1 draft pick from Colorado. He's serving a six-month Marine hitch. Among the promising rookie linemen scheduled to report to coach Sherman and line coach Ed Kolman are Bob Bill (Notre Dame), Red Bohovich (Lehigh). Bookie Bolin (Mississippi), Ken Byers (Cincinnati) and Jim Collier (Arkansas). These newcomers represent one of the best groups of offensive line prospects to turn up in a Giant camp in several years. Bolin, a 6-3 235-pounder, was rated as one of the top guards In the country last season while laboring for Ole Miss. Bill was the club's No. 2 draft pick and, at 6-2 and 240, is a red-hot guard prospect. Byers, at 245, and Bohovich, at 260, are big and fast enough to make it either at guard or tackle. Collier, an end, was a future draft pick of the Maramen back in 1961 and is rated as a top-flight receiver. Another promising pass-catcher is Glenfield Knight who like quarterback Marriott, spent the 1961 season on the Giants' inactive list. Glen proved he could go get 'em last year at Fairfield, and so end coach Ken Kavanaugh will be paying close attention to the 6-2 speedster from Shaw.

Rookie Columbia Backs
Heading the rookie offensive backs are a pair of Columbia University products, Russ Warren and Tom Haggerty, both free agents. Haggerty led the Ivy League In scoring and rushing, while Warren was the nation’s third best collegiate punter last year with a 41.1 yard average. Also In the running for backfield berths will be Joe Taylor No. 15 draft pick from North Carolina A& T, Johnny Counts (Illinois) and Steve Simms (Rutgers). The latter two are free agents. Counts was a fabulous schoolboy gridder in New Rochelle before entering Illinois. He and Taylor both run the hundred in 9.7 or better. On defense the outstanding candidates appear to he Fran Kchoc, a hulking 6-5 335-pounder from Boston University; Ted Poliskin, hard-hitting 230-pound Hoistra product; linebackers Curtis Miranda (Florida A6M), Dave Bishop (Connecticut) and Bill Winter (St. Olaf), and halfback John Yaccino (Pittsburgh). In addition to Kolman and Kavanaugh, coach Sherman's 1962 staff includes former all-pro end Kyle Rote, now ofensive backfield aide, and Andy Robustelli, who will coach the defensive unit and also continue playing end. Workouts will be held twice daily at Fairfield this week at' 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and fans are welcome to attend.”

Giants Birthdays 5-13

Charles Cook DE W-NYJ 1983 NYG 1983 5-13-1959


Giants History 1962, brought up a lot of long forgotten names.  
Ivan15 : 5/13/2018 9:39 am : link
Also a reminder how some well hyped players never made it.

230-240 lb offensive and defensive linemen! Hard to believe these guys now play at 50-100 LBs heavier.
Can the media stop with this ‘massive $25,000 signing bonus’ for Haley  
Boy Cord : 5/13/2018 9:56 am : link
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Defenderdawg  
YANKEE28 : 5/13/2018 12:23 pm : link
is making me feel old.

I can remember going with my family and seeing the Giants practice up at Fairfield that year and many others.

Great memories. That's 56 years ago !!
RE: Giants History 1962, brought up a lot of long forgotten names.  
old man : 5/13/2018 12:52 pm : link
In comment 13962293 Ivan15 said:
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Also a reminder how some well hyped players never made it.

230-240 lb offensive and defensive linemen! Hard to believe these guys now play at 50-100 LBs heavier.


+1 on seeing those names.
Always fun rolling the name Bookie Bolin off the tongue.
I think Johnny Counts was a bow-legged KO returner who ran with 'wreckless abandon'(,didn't follow blockers) IIRC.
AND,IIRC,Allan Webb was converted to a secondary position.
Bill Winter actually was a starting LB for a short while.
I really thought that team would win the Championship that year: vets, youth, some new speed.
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