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Giants sign 9 players to futures contracts

Anakim : 1/1/2019 9:04 am
1. LB Jonathan Anderson
2. DE Jake Ceresna
3. WR Brittan Golden
4. DE Myles Humphrey
5. RB Robert Martin III
6. LS Taybor Pepper
7. OT Victor Salako
8. OT Jylan Ware
9. DB Ronald Zamort
How many PS guys were signed?  
K-Gun? Pop-Gun : 1/1/2019 9:09 am : link
Not familiar with many of them.
Anderson  
Anakim : 1/1/2019 9:12 am : link
Anderson is a 6'1, 237 lb, 27 year old former safety in college (TCU) but now a LB.

He's played in 31 games (none in 2018) with 3 starts
Darn  
5BowlsSoon : 1/1/2019 9:12 am : link
I was hoping to see that Canadien QBs name......Mitchell.
RE: How many PS guys were signed?  
Anakim : 1/1/2019 9:13 am : link
In comment 14242445 K-Gun? Pop-Gun said:
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Not familiar with many of them.



These guys were on our PS:

DE Myles Humphrey
RB Robert Martin III
OT Victor Salako
OT Jylan Ware
DB Ronald Zamort
Regarding Brittan Golden:  
Anakim : 1/1/2019 9:14 am : link
"Free-agent wide receiver Brittan Golden had a tryout with the New York Giants and the team's medical staff discovered a small tumor in his mouth, Golden revealed in an interview with Kenny and Crash of Fox Sports 910 in Phoenix.

The Giants medical staff helped Golden schedule an appointment with doctors in Houston to get a biopsy. The test returned with a positive finding."
RE: Regarding Brittan Golden:  
section125 : 1/1/2019 9:30 am : link
In comment 14242453 Anakim said:
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"Free-agent wide receiver Brittan Golden had a tryout with the New York Giants and the team's medical staff discovered a small tumor in his mouth, Golden revealed in an interview with Kenny and Crash of Fox Sports 910 in Phoenix.

The Giants medical staff helped Golden schedule an appointment with doctors in Houston to get a biopsy. The test returned with a positive finding."


Scary stuff. Wonder if he chews?
Golden is a backup/special-teamer who will turn 31 in July.  
Big Blue Blogger : 1/1/2019 9:51 am : link
He doesn't exactly fit the profile for a developmental prospect. I wonder if the Giants signed him so he could have medical insurance while he's being treated. That would be a very Duke-like move by the organization.
RE: Golden is a backup/special-teamer who will turn 31 in July.  
Ivan15 : 1/1/2019 10:15 am : link
In comment 14242484 Big Blue Blogger said:
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He doesn't exactly fit the profile for a developmental prospect. I wonder if the Giants signed him so he could have medical insurance while he's being treated. That would be a very Duke-like move by the organization.


That would be unbusiness-like even for the Giants. There must be more to this story. Insurance company would go nuts.
Ivan15: I think there's a precedent for that type of move.  
Big Blue Blogger : 1/1/2019 10:37 am : link
Ivan15 said:
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That would be unbusiness-like even for the Giants. There must be more to this story. Insurance company would go nuts.
The Bengals did something similar with Devon Still, signing him to the practice squad so his daughter's cancer treatment would be covered. The NFL has leverage with insurers that you and I don't.
RE: Golden is a backup/special-teamer who will turn 31 in July.  
Reb8thVA : 1/1/2019 10:43 am : link
In comment 14242484 Big Blue Blogger said:
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He doesn't exactly fit the profile for a developmental prospect. I wonder if the Giants signed him so he could have medical insurance while he's being treated. That would be a very Duke-like move by the organization.


C’mon Blogger! According to BBI, the Mara’s are awful, stupid, incompetent owners! Sarcasm off!
RE: RE: Golden is a backup/special-teamer who will turn 31 in July.  
Bill in UT : 1/1/2019 10:56 am : link
In comment 14242549 Reb8thVA said:
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In comment 14242484 Big Blue Blogger said:


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He doesn't exactly fit the profile for a developmental prospect. I wonder if the Giants signed him so he could have medical insurance while he's being treated. That would be a very Duke-like move by the organization.



C’mon Blogger! According to BBI, the Mara’s are awful, stupid, incompetent owners! Sarcasm off!


Not taking sides, but the 2 POV are not mutually exclusive
The Maras May be many things  
Dave on the UWS : 1/1/2019 10:57 am : link
But they have always been “good people” who would do this sort of thing.
Futures Contracts  
kelsto811 : 1/1/2019 11:08 am : link
Are for the NFL "Minimum Wage" which is 450K (LOL). Linked a good read on "Everything you need to know about nfl futures contracts"
Bleacher Report - ( New Window )
RE: Regarding Brittan Golden:  
BestFeature : 1/1/2019 11:15 am : link
In comment 14242453 Anakim said:
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"Free-agent wide receiver Brittan Golden had a tryout with the New York Giants and the team's medical staff discovered a small tumor in his mouth, Golden revealed in an interview with Kenny and Crash of Fox Sports 910 in Phoenix.

The Giants medical staff helped Golden schedule an appointment with doctors in Houston to get a biopsy. The test returned with a positive finding."


They might have saved his life, wow.
Martin will have a good shot at the #3 RB spot in 2019.  
Big Blue Blogger : 1/1/2019 11:22 am : link
There's not much behind Barkley and Gallman. Stewart is done, and Perkins is a mystery. Can't see the Giants spending a draft pick there. Martin probably goes to camp as #3 by default, assuming they carry three true RBs with the versatile Penny locked in at FB. On the other hand, the staff might decide that Barkley, Gallman and Penny are all they need on the 53-man.

Among the others, Jylan Ware might have the best shot at the final roster. The previous Raider regime drafted him as a developmental prospect, and he hadn't progressed enough by August to survive the Gruden purge. He has NFL OT traits though - maybe more so than Chad Wheeler. Seems like a good young man too.
Feed-good story on Jylan Ware - ( New Window )
RE: Futures Contracts...  
Big Blue Blogger : 1/1/2019 11:24 am : link
kelsto811 said:
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... are for the NFL "Minimum Wage" which is 450K (LOL).
Unfortunately, the vast majority of players who sign futures contracts will never see a dime of that money.
What are you guys  
XBRONX : 1/1/2019 11:32 am : link
talking about? The good news was it is a benign tumor," Golden said. "So it’s not cancerous, which is the greatest thing in the world.
think the word positive finding  
bc4life : 1/1/2019 12:22 pm : link
was taken in medical context
Ha. 'Positive finding' is usually bad news.  
Big Blue Blogger : 1/1/2019 12:22 pm : link
In this case, it just meant that the news was, literally, positive. Thanks for pointing that out. Maybe the signing is more straightforward, and the Giants see him as a potential replacement for another veteran special teamer, like Michael Thomas, plus WR depth.
RE: RE: Regarding Brittan Golden:  
AcidTest : 1/1/2019 1:18 pm : link
In comment 14242607 BestFeature said:
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In comment 14242453 Anakim said:


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"Free-agent wide receiver Brittan Golden had a tryout with the New York Giants and the team's medical staff discovered a small tumor in his mouth, Golden revealed in an interview with Kenny and Crash of Fox Sports 910 in Phoenix.

The Giants medical staff helped Golden schedule an appointment with doctors in Houston to get a biopsy. The test returned with a positive finding."



They might have saved his life, wow.


Yup. This is why we're Giants fans. One of the classiest organizations in sports.
Great to see Taybor Pepper sign with NY  
Ed in Ann Arbor : 1/1/2019 1:34 pm : link
He's a friend of my son. They went to HS together. Good Kid.
For those of you who don't know what a futures contract is  
GeofromNJ : 1/1/2019 3:19 pm : link
A futures contract is the same as a regular active-roster contract, with the regular rules for minimum veteran salaries, cap charges, signing bonuses, etc. with the one difference being that it doesn't take effect until the start of the next League Year (for 2019, that's March 13 at 4 p.m).

Teams can sign players to futures contracts as soon as the previous regular season is over, but the contract won't count against the salary cap or 53-man limit. Instead, it will count against the salary cap and 90-man camp limit of the following season.

In the meantime, the player goes on the reserve/futures list and can't be signed by any other team.
RE: RE: Golden is a backup/special-teamer who will turn 31 in July.  
Chocco : 1/1/2019 3:40 pm : link
In comment 14242521 Ivan15 said:
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That would be unbusiness-like even for the Giants. There must be more to this story. Insurance company would go nuts.


I would be surprised if the Giants aren't self insured. So if the Giants wanted to do this the insurance company would care less.
RE: RE: Golden is a backup/special-teamer who will turn 31 in July.  
Hammer : 1/1/2019 5:13 pm : link
In comment 14242521 Ivan15 said:
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In comment 14242484 Big Blue Blogger said:


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He doesn't exactly fit the profile for a developmental prospect. I wonder if the Giants signed him so he could have medical insurance while he's being treated. That would be a very Duke-like move by the organization.



That would be unbusiness-like even for the Giants. There must be more to this story. Insurance company would go nuts.


I don't know this for certain, but it would not surprise me if the Giants have an indemnity health insurance plan where the team pays for utilization plus a vig to the insurance company to administer the plan.

If that is the case, the insurance company would not care if the team went out of their way to insure the kid.
Some of you  
XBRONX : 1/1/2019 5:22 pm : link
don't read. What insurance for Golden? For what?
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