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Defenderdawg : 5/10/2018 6:50 am


Jones NYP: Eli Manning doesn’t want Giants rookies on their phone


Raanan ESPN NY: Expect Saquon Barkley to carry heavy workload as Giants rookie

Sears NYP: Giants ducked Penn State coach to keep Saquon Barkley secret


Healy NYDN: Phil Simms shares his thoughts on Sam Darnold and Saquon Barkley

Lombardo Will Saquon Barkley help Giants' Eli Manning win another Super Bowl? Phil Simms says ...

Lombardo Giants legend Harry Carson: 'I expect Saquon Barkley to be a Hall of famer'

Healy NYDN: Victor Cruz advises Odell Beckham Jr. to ‘keep your head down and play football’

Patricia Traina (@Patricia_Traina)
5/9/18, 11:57 PM
I appreciate Orleans [Darkwa] and what he did, but I bet you didn’t know Stewart faced more 8-men in a box last year than any other running back yet was still productive and still had more rushing TDS than any other Giants RB


Traina Inside Football: Why OBJ’s Contract Extension May Have to Wait
“The most likely scenario though is the Giants might not have any choice but to wait to extend Beckham because they don’t currently have the salary cap space necessary to give Beckham a new deal that would average about $17 million per year...

So why not just move some money around from other contracts to make room? Besides finding a player who is willing to agree to a contract restructure, the problem with that thinking is that of the Giants’ top-10 highest salary cap figures, only cornerback Janoris Jenkins doesn’t have any guaranteed money due to this year....

The Giants could, if they find a player willing to redo his deal and have most of his base salary converted into a signing bonus that can be prorated over the remaining life of the contract, go that route.

However, with the current CBA set to expire after the 2020 season and there being early rumblings of a work stoppage looming on the horizon, players and their agents might be reluctant to shift money around or agree to “fake years” on a deal that might otherwise bind their clients to a team longer than necessary...”

Stapleton The Record: Giants owner strikes optimistic tone regarding Odell Beckham Jr.'s next contract


Salomone Rhett Ellison: Simplicity the key to Shurmur's offense


Rock Newsday: Chris Snee calls Giants’ selection of Will Hernandez a ‘no-brainer’

Traina The Athletic: Will Hernandez’s college position coach on what the Giants can expect from the second-round pick


Pflum BBV: Has the Giants’ secondary improved since last season?


Breer MMQB: Pat Shurmur Believes In Eli Manning. Will the Giants Believe Too?
“When you have a quarterback that’s won as much as Eli, that played through a year like last year, the way to get him back to where he needs to be, we need to block them better, and then the best friend for the quarterback is the running back, where you turn around, hand the ball off and gain yards,” Shurmur said. “It all goes hand in hand. Play action’s way more believable. You can actually run a bootleg naked with a guy like Eli...
Shurmur broke down all 16 games and found hope in the Giants’ 34-29 loss to the Eagles on Dec. 17. At that point, Manning had been benched, then reinstated, and was playing behind a shot line and without Odell Beckham or Brandon Marshall. And yet, Manning held the Giants in the game, throwing for 434 yards and three touchdowns.

“It came down to the last score,” Shurmur said. “It’s not one thing, it’s Eli over the course of time, and it’s gotten solidified now getting a chance to work with him. … I saw a guy that could still throw the ball. I could tell he was still operating the offense pretty well. I saw that he had command of the offense, and I saw all the elements you see when things don’t go well.
“There were drops, missed blocks, I think everyone had their mistakes. Things tend to get magnified. But just as a player, you could see he could still drop back and throw the ball as well as anybody.”
“My belief in Eli is in being a pro coach that’s competed against him,” Shurmur said. “And then you wanna touch the paint to see if it’s wet. And my experience with him to this point tells me he still has a chance to play at a very high level.”

So it’s up to you whether you want to buy it or not. Leaving Shurmur’s office Tuesday, I had one main takeaway: He believes it.”

King MMQB: On Saquon Barkley, Matt Millen and Readers’ Response to Monday Morning QB News

Freeman B/R: Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Why the NFL Treats Cheerleaders Like Dirt

OTC: 2019 Compensatory Draft Picks Update (5/8/2018)
“New York Giants: They are currently even with five CFAs each lost and gained. Of the five they gained, Michael Thomas and Cody Latimer could be the most vulnerable to being cut for comp pick reasons. It will not be cheap to cut either: Thomas was guaranteed $1.5 million, and almost all of Latimer’s $2.5 million was guaranteed. But if they cut one of the two before Week 10, it would open up a 4th rounder for one of Weston Richburg or Justin Pugh, and if they cut both it would open up an additional 5th or 6th for Devon Kennard. (Cutting Latimer would also end any scant hope the Broncos have to continue their comp pick streak.)”

Wesseling Ranking the top 10 offenses heading into 2018

Farrar B/R: The NFL's Best Fits Between Rookies and Schemes
Giants: RB Saquon Barkley
“That's a lot for anyone to live up to. And while I'm not in the group that sees Barkley as a generational talent—I think he needs to run with more consistent power and decisiveness—new Giants head coach Pat Shurmur clearly has a plan for Barkley.
What the rookie can do, based on his college tape, is present a big-play threat from anywhere on the field at any time—he gobbles up chunks of yards. Judging from Shurmur's remarks, it's clear the Giants plan to use Barkley in more ways than other teams might...”

Goodbread NFL rookie superlatives: Derwin James, Josh Rosen to excel

Somers AZ Central: Arizona Cardinals' big questions loom as minicamps and OTAs continue

Somers AZ Central: Report: Arizona Cardinals to sign deaf fullback Derrick Coleman

Ledbetter AJC: Cover 9@9: Ranking the Falcons’ 27 undrafted rookies financially

Zrebiec Baltimore Sun: Looking at the Ravens' offensive depth chart ahead of the various offseason minicamps

Zrebiec Baltimore Sun: Looking at the Ravens' depth chart on defense and special teams

Buscaglia WKBW Buffalo: What are the Buffalo Bills getting in Josh Allen?

Person Charlotte Observer: Exclusive: Panthers bidder wants Peyton Manning to be part-owner

Person Charlotte Observer: Veteran power back likes how Panthers fit his style, signs 1-year prove-it deal

Persinger Charlotte Observer: Carolina Panthers' waiver claim gives former UNC star a homecoming

Biggs Chicago Tribune: Bears Q& A: How many rookies will start Week 1? How will the wide receiver depth chart stack up?

Toback Cincy Jungle: Ridiculously early Bengals 2018 53-man roster projection and depth chart

Marcum Cincy Jungle: Anonymous scouts think highly of Bengals third round pick Malik Jefferson

Cabot Cleveland Plain Dealer: When will Baker Mayfield win the Browns' starting job? Hey, Mary Kay!

Labbe Cleveland Plain Dealer: Chad Thomas has produced tracks for Rick Ross; wants to produce sacks for the Browns

Hill Fort Worth Star Telegram: Jerry Jones: Stress-free Ezekiel Elliott primed for big season with Cowboys

Birkett Detroit Free Press: Lions coach Matt Patricia indicted, not prosecuted in '96 sex assault

Meinke Michigan Live: Lions undergoing philosophical change in running game

Stuart Football Perspective: The Lions Haven’t Had A 100-Yard Rusher Since Thanksgiving 2013

Monarrez Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions Theo Riddick isn't worried about losing his job at RB

Rogers Detroit News: Lions’ O-line hopes to benefit from coaches’ past as players

Corry CBS Sports: Agent's Take: Here's what to look for when Aaron Rodgers signs a new deal with Packers

Silverstein Mil JS: Young QB Tim Boyle gives Packers a do-over for Taysom Hill

Wood Mil JS: After tragedies, loving memories drive Packers TE Emanuel Byrd

Keefer Indianapolis Star: Colts WR2? Ryan Grant, Chester Rogers eager to 'boom'

Holder Indianapolis Star: Colts add competition to offensive line, sign tackle Austin Howard

Holder Indianapolis Star: Pressure is mounting on Colts safety T.J. Green


Kerkhoff KC Star: Chiefs raid champion Eagles for front-office hire with familiar name

Vrentas MMQB: Patrick Mahomes Is Ready to Show Off His Fastball

Kerkhoff KC Star: A good day on and off the field for Chiefs rookie cornerback Tremon Smith

Stuart Football Perspective: Jared Goff Is The Exception

Beasley Miami Herald: Hardly anyone outside of Dolphins headquarters is bullish on Miami's 2018 chances

Cronin ESPN Minn; How Vikings prioritized finding best athletes with 2018 draft class

Reiss ESPN Boston: Newest veteran Patriots bring new perspectives, leadership

Princiotti Boston Globe: Rookie QB Danny Etling agrees to four-year deal with Patriots

Reiss ESPN Boston: Joe Thuney's offseason work altered by upcoming foot surgery

Thomas Adrian Clayborn Could Make A Dent In A Hurry For Patriots' Pass Rush

Daniels Providence Journal: Jason McCourty's already bringing leadership to the Patriots

Morale Mark Ingram suspended: 5 things to know about the Saints' running back depth

Underhill NO Advocate: Saints DE Alex Okafor hopes to be ready for training camp

Mehta NYDN: The Jets may have found a future offensive weapon in this versatile and unheralded rookie

Velotta LV Review Journal: Raiders active in community 2 years before Las Vegas games

Bair CSN Bay Area: Raiders, Maurice Hurst Ready to Move Beyond DT's Heart Condition

Bair CSN Bay Area: Why Raiders LB Derrick Johnson believes he still has 'a lot left in the tank'

Jones Philadelphia Eagles Are Living Large, Thanks to the Work of GM Howie Roseman

Zach Berman (@ZBerm)
5/9/18, 12:17 PM
Cutting to the 53 is a long way away, but will be interesting to see where the Eagles choose to go deep. They look at last few roster spots that are near-certain inactives as developmental spots. They'll have to look at down-the-road roster spots at DE, OL, RB, LB.

Berman Eagles sign running back Matt Jones to two-year contract

Berman What's next on Fletcher Cox's checklist with the Eagles?

Fierro Allentown Morning Call: Healthy Jordan Hicks and re-signed Nigel Bradham should make Eagles linebackers effective

Bouchette Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Is Steelers draft pick Jaylen Samuels the next Le'Veon Bell?

Inman SJ Mercury News: Ex-49ers Kaepernick, Reid quietly work out together in East Bay

Barrows Sac Bee: Meet the 49ers' Dante Pettis. His dad played baseball; his brother was on a soap opera

Wagoner ESPN SF: How Fred Warner fits in the 49ers' linebacker evolution

Branch SF Chronicle: 49ers’ draft picks, signings show that versatility is prized in defensive backfield

Crocker Fourth and Nine: Film Room: What lies ahead for 49ers' converting DB Tarvarius Moore

Fann 49ers DB Tarvarius Moore Could ‘Be an All-Pro One Day’

Bell News Tribune: Seahawks' new offensive coordinator taking a very different approach

Condotta Seattle Times: Veteran receiver Brandon Marshall pays visit to Seahawks, now to see where it goes

Auman TB Times: Position battles: Five starting jobs up for grabs for Bucs

Bassinger TB Times: The Bucs’ run game has been among the NFL’s worst. Can Ronald Jones II fix it?

Smith Lavonte David: Bigger D-Line Lets Linebackers Flow

Wolf The Tennessean: Titans: Marcus Mariota's resurgence among 3 big offseason questions

Wyatt Titans Linebacker Jayon Brown Excited About Year Two

Wyatt Titans LB Will Compton Eager for Competition

Bullock Washington Post: Trey Quinn, Mr. Irrelevant, could play a significant role for the Redskins

Schreifels D.J. Swearinger Believes Upgraded Defensive Line Will Give Him More Confidence

Schreifels Quin Blanding Boasts Durability, Continues Football Journey Close To Home


Podolski News Herald: North Carolina’s Brandon Fritts of Mentor gets early 2019 NFL Draft buzz despite torn ACL

Former Giants News

Dunleavy Why hasn't Giants free agent RB Orleans Darkwa signed yet? Here is an explanation

Joyce NYP: Victor Cruz sets deadline to accept that it’s over


Stuart Football Perspective: Jason Witten: Hall of Fame Case Is Complete

Stuart Football Perspective: Wide Receivers And the NFL Draft, 1967-2018

Christl Former Packers G Dan Grimm dies

Peterson SJ Mercury News: Assistant coach Scannella on Raiders’ first Super Bowl-winning team, dies at 89
“The Passaic, N.J., native played quarterback at Lehigh University from 1947-50. He went through seven coaching jobs — from high school to college — before being hired as the Raiders’ special teams coach in 1972 under head coach John Madden. Scannella still held the post in 1976 when the Raiders won their first Super Bowl.”

Giants Birthdays 5-10

Myron Lapka NT D3-USC 1980 NYG 1980 5-10-1956
Jones NYP: Eli Manning doesn’t want Giants rookies on their phone.  
Klaatu : 5/10/2018 8:48 am : link
Or his lawn.
From the SI article  
Big_Blue_in_the_Bronx : 5/10/2018 1:23 pm : link
I don’t think the Giants were out on the 2018 quarterback class. My sense has been that they liked USC’s Sam Darnold quite a bit, and weren’t totally opposed to the idea of using the second overall pick on the position. They had their shot at it, just like they did in 2004, when the franchise took its big swing in moving up to get Manning.

But there was a player there they loved: Saquon Barkley. And the freedom the Giants felt to take him, and pass on that shot, shows the rest of us there’s a lot of truth in what the Giants have been saying for most of the offseason: This remains Eli’s team. If there was doubt? Fair to say, it likely would’ve manifested April 26.
Good article on Lorenzo Carter  
Jimmy Googs : 5/10/2018 1:55 pm : link
and how he still needs plenty of improvement to be an asset in the pass rush...
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