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Defenderdawg : 7/11/2018 8:25 am

Traina BBV: 7 returning Giants on the roster bubble in 2018


Traina The Athletic: Giants training camp positional preview: Quarterbacks

Popper The Record: NY Giants' Eli Manning ready to introduce himself again

Dunleavy Will Eli Manning play until 40? What Giants QB learned from Peyton's ending: 'Great things can happen'

Salomone Eli sees O-Line chemistry as key to potential resurgence

Dunleavy Here is what Eli Manning, 2-time Super Bowl MVP, is excited to prove in Giants training camp

Lombardo Eli Manning believes this Giants' weapon is 'primed for a big season'

Raanan ESPN NY: Eli Manning says Odell Beckham Jr. 'looked healthy' when they practiced together

Schwartz NYP: Eli Manning’s one problem with his receivers’ workout videos

Canavan AP: Manning enjoys working with young players at football camps


Odell Beckham Jr. Stands Out in Style


Stapleton The Record: Are the NY Giants really counting on Ereck Flowers to become a better player yet again?


Schmeelk Rookie B.J. Hill making seamless transition to new defense Rookie B.J. Hill making seamless transition to new defense (Video)


Kelly The Ringer: Who Will Be the NFL’s Next Legion of Boom?

Collom AZ Central: Police: Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim lied about job in DUI stop

DeMeyer AJC: Dewey Jarvis navigates transition from Ivy League to NFL

Ledbetter AJC: Atlanta Falcons’ 90-man roster analysis: Cornerbacks

Eisenberg Avoiding Major Training Camp Injuries Would Signal a New Year With Better Karma

Lee Baltimore Sun: Ravens 2018 position-by-position breakdown: running backs

Rodak ESPN Buffalo: Police investigate home invasion at house owned by Bills' LeSean McCoy

Rodrigue Charlotte Observer: New Panthers stadium? Practice facility? David Tepper makes it clear change is coming

Mayer Bears relying on Hicks to anchor defensive line

Wiederer Chicago Tribune: How quickly can Bears rookie Roquan Smith become a Pro Bowl playmaker?

Judis Cincy Jungle: Bengals running backs have plenty to prove in 2018

Creech Houston Chronicle: Deshaun Watson makes Texans a hot topic in July



Heilman Florida Times Union: Jaguars Position Preview: Expensive defensive line expects to dominate

Kerkhoff KC Star: Not so fast: Chiefs might not be finished drafting players for 2018

Krammer Minn Star Tribune: Rashod Hill loses weight in hopes of gaining bigger role on Vikings line

Holder New Orleans Saints 2018 roster rankings: No. 9 Ryan Ramczyk

Kempski Phillyvoice: Is the Eagles' roster better or worse in 2018 than it was in 2017: Offense edition

Berman What's the Eagles' plan at punter as training camp approaches?

Fittipaldo Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Could the Steelers get involved in this year's supplemental draft?

Fowler ESPN Pittsburgh: Antonio Brown at 30: What's next for NFL's most prolific receiver

Rutter Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Steelers training camp preview: Maurkice Pouncey is rock in middle

Benz Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Healthy Joe Haden might be boost Steelers defense needs

Condotta Seattle Times: Seahawks' mailbag: Could Kam Chancellor become a coach? What does the Seahawks' future look like without him

Wyatt Training Camp Preview: Breaking Down the Quarterback Position for Titans

Copeland Washington Post: If the Redskins want to make the playoffs, here’s what has to go right in 2018


Seifert ESPN: Guide to the NFL supplemental draft: Why it matters this year

Breer MMQB: Which Quarterbacks Will Rise to the Top of the 2019 NFL Draft Class?
Historically the NFL has gravitated toward a certain type of quarterback, propping up a handful of college passers before the start of the season. But this year is different—there's not a group of clear first-round draft prospects at the position, which may cause NFL teams to shift how they evaluate the position.

Ching The 2019 Defensive Line Class Could Make Modern NFL Draft History


Burke The Athletic: Scouting Sam Beal: What an NFL team would get in the supplemental draft prospect

Paylor Yahoo Sports: The Story of Adonis: This NFL supplemental draft candidate offers loads of intrigue

Barber Richmond Times Dispatch: Ex-Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander could be taken in NFL's supplemental draft Wednesda

Former Giants News

Mooty Dothan Eagle: Jernigan still a giant with grace, talent


Giants Birthdays 7-11

Nordly Capi OLB W-BUF 2017 NYG 2017 7-11-1992

Darrell Dess LG/RG TR-PIT 1959, TR-WAS 1966 NYG 1959-1964, 1966-1969 7-11-1935

Pittsburgh Sports Daily: Darrell Dess, Steelers Offensive Lineman, 1958 (2015)


Giants Pace East Team for Pro Bowl LOS ANGELES (UPI) - An eightman delegation from the New York Giants will bulwark the Eastern Conference All - Stars against a team from the Western Division in the 13th annual National Football League's Pro Bowl here Jan. 13... The top signal-calling spot went to the veteran Y.A. title of the Giants who will have his favorite passing target, Del Shofner, to receive his throws. Other Giants on the Eastern team were tackle Roosevelt Brown, center Ray Wietecha and guard Darrell Dess on" the offensive unit. Giants on the defensive squad were Jim Katcavage, Erich Barnes and Jim Patton.”


NYT: Darrell Dess, the unsung but much appreciated left guard of the New York Giants, is in St. Vincent's Hospital here trying to get a kink out of his back. “I'm in traction and it doesn't feel very good,” said Dess over the phone yesterday.
The incapacity of this skilled linesman, a 29& #8208;year& #8208;old 245pounder, comes at a bad tlme for the Giants. Wlth Mickey Walker out because of a fractured elbow, the team is down to two healthy guards, Ken Byers and Bookie Bolin.
“We're in a bind,” said Coach Al Sherman.
Dess ranks with Ken Gray of St. Louis, Jerry Kramer of Green Bay and Jim Parker of Baltimore as the premier guards in the National Football League. Darrell has been out of action for 10 days, waiting for an aching back to get well, and when it did not by late Wednesday, the decision was made to send Dess to the hospital.
Said Y. A. Tittle, the star quarterback and one of Dess's strongest boosters, “I sure hope Darrell gets well soon. We need him.”


Giants Trade For Morrall
NEW YORK (UPI) The New York Giants wheeled and dealed Monday and came up with Earl Morrall. whom they hope is an ace in the Y. A. Tittle tradition. The Giants, shuffling with the skill of a card shark, dealt away guard Darrell Dess and defensive back Erich Barnes and were thrown quarterback Morrall and a future draft choice by the Detroit Lions. But the deal was more complicated and also involved the Cleveland Browns, who peddled linebacker Mike Lucci and a future draft pick to the Giants in exchange for Barnes. New York then discarded Lucci, Dess and a future draft selection to Detroit for Morrall. The Giants, who finished last in the National Football League’s Eastern Division in 1964, have been stumbling through the exhibition season thus far, suffering from a lack of quarterback experience and relying on youth without the guidance of a veteran signal-caller. But the acquisition of Morrall, a nine-year campaigner, casts the shadow of Tittle across the NFL. The Giants, with the retirement of Charley Conerly imminent, secured Tittle from the San Francisco Forty Niners in 1962 rather than risk depending on the development of younger players. Tittle led New York to two Eastern Division titles before age caught up with him last season.


WASHINGTON (AP) - The New York Giants traded halfback Steve Thurlow and linebacker Jim Carroll to the Washington Redskins today tor Veteran guard Darrell Dess, a former Giant. Dess, 6-foot, 245 pounds, had been traded to Detroit for quarterback Earl Morrall last year In.a three-way deal with Cleveland, that also involved defensive back Erich Barnes of the Giants and linebacker Mike Lucci of the Browns. Washington acquired Dess last Septmber in a trade with Detroit for guard Ted Karras. This will be Dess' ninth year in pro ball. Thurlow, 6-3, 215, draftee 1 in the second round by the Giants for the 1964 season, playad briefly as a rookie. However, the former Stanford star be- tame a regular in the Giants' Baby Bulls offense of 1965. Carroll, 6-1, 230, No. 12 draft pick for the 1965 season after he finished his career at Notre Dame, was the Giants' regular left side linebacker last year. But he has been replaced by rookie Jeff Smith of Southern California this season.


“During a balmy Sunday game at Soldier Field in 1967, New York Giants quarterback Fran Tarkenton was being taken down near the goal line.
He looked behind him, where offensive guard Darrell Dess stood. Dess played guard and tackle for 12 years in the NFL. At 6 feet tall and 243 pounds with a flattop, Dess was not a physical luminary of his time. He was a lineman, one good enough to make two Pro Bowls.
Tarkenton lateraled to Dess, who lumbered into the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown. Not surprisingly, it was the first and last of Dess’ career.”


"One of Allie Sherman's chief reclamation projects last year was Darrell Dess. Traded away in 1965 after six seasons as a starter with the Giants, he returned a year later to New York, where he had always been a big favorite among his teammates and with the fans.
But he was slow regaining his old form and became discouraged. Then last summer, he walked out of training camp. He returned a short while later, however, and reached a new understanding with the coaches. Then he proceeded to win the starting job at right guard (he had always played the left side previously), and he was solid as a rock all year. He led the interference on runs to the strong side, and he provided solid protection for Fran Tarkenton.
Now in his eleventh NFL season, he played college ball at North Carolina State."
Jack Zanger, Pro Football 1968

Derek Engler C UDFA-Wisconsin 1997 NYG 1997-2000 7-11-1974

Ed McGlasson C W-LAR 1981 NYG 1981 7-11-1956

Geoff Schwartz RG/LG/RT FA-KC 2014 NYG 2014-2015 7-11-1986

Brandon Short LLB/MLB D4-Penn State 2000, W-CAR 2006 NYG 2000-2003, 2006 7-11-1977

Craig Walendy FB UDFA-UCLA 2000 NYG 2000 7-11-1977

Darrell Dess was one of the best OGs we ever had, but you  
Big Blue '56 : 7/11/2018 8:43 am : link
won’t find him on the lips of many fans. Getting Earl Morrall for him was a solid trade as Earl was very good for us until Tark came here in ‘67.We just could not move forward with a Gary Wood or Glynn Griffing..

If backup QBs who had major impacts on teams in that role could receive special HOF attention, Earl would be way up there, imo
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