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Sterling Shepard doesn’t mind if teams aren’t worried about him

Don’t sleep on Sterling Shepard. He’s the Giants’ overlooked man in the middle, flanked in the receivers room by two mega-personalities — Odell Beckham Jr., who’s a rock star, and veteran Brandon Marshall, who never has been accused of being a wallflower. That, however, doesn’t mean Shepard can’t emerge as even more of an impact...
Via New York Post
4 hours ago

Ben McAdoo confronts race issues head on and Giants love it

The metronome routine of practice, game and film review was broken last week, when the Giants reviewed how they stood for the national anthem in their preseason opener. The replay revealed a group of coaches and players at the 50-yard line, as well as the youth football teams invited to take the field at halftime....
Via New York Post
6 hours ago

Ben McAdoo has praise for 'bright spot' Ereck Flowers | Giants practice report

Ben McAdoo praises Ereck Flowers, Eli Apple rests with an ankle injury, fullback Shane Smith makes some special teams moves and more.
Via NJ.com
8 hours ago

The Giants’ biggest concern has the same problems

Sirius XM analyst and former Giants lineman Geoff Schwartz talks Big Blue’s offensive line, lessons from Eli Manning and life after football with The Post’s Justin Terranova. Q: Do you think Ereck Flowers can make a jump this season? A: He seems to be the same guy he’s always been: His lower and upper body...
Via New York Post
9 hours ago

Sideline View: Practice observations (8/17)

Giants.com brings you Training Camp notes and observations straight from the sidelines: Let the games begin. After officially breaking camp on Tuesday and players getting the day off yesterday, t...
Via Giants.com
9 hours ago

Could rookie Davis Webb be the Giants' No. 2 QB this season?

McAdoo didn't rule it out. EAST RUTHERFORD -- There are no indications that the Giants will change their plan of making third-round pick Davis Webb the No. 3 quarterback this season. But coach Ben McAdoo left the door open a crack that Webb could serve as Eli Manning's primary backup. "I think we all have to be careful making assumptions,"...
Via NJ.com
9 hours ago

O-Line continues to improve as preseason rolls on

Justin Pugh is excited about the status of the offensive line heading into the second preseason game. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Every few days, one of the Giants’ offensive linemen stands in front o...
Via Giants.com
10 hours ago

New York Giants: J.T. Thomas Takes Pay Cut

Big Blue Unbiased On The Beat The Fun Stuff Training Camp Speak Up Pro Football Focus Media J.T. Thomas Takes Pay Cut August 17, 2017 Big Blue Unbiased Vincent Rapisardi ...
Via Big Blue Unbiased
10 hours ago

Five New York Giants players who need to make an impact in Monday night’s game

The New York Giants will play their second preseason game Monday night at Cleveland. There are many players who need to play well in order to make the 53-man roster. Here are five players who need to make a big impact in Monday night’s game: QB Josh Johnson The backup quarterback did not play well in the first preseason game. He did not show good pocket awareness and walked...
Via isportsweb.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants’ Roster Bubble Watch: Defensive Ends In Intense Competition

Several qualified players competing for spots as backups to OV, JPP As the New York Giants consider how they will shape their 53-man roster for the 2017 NFL season, some positions look “heavy” with talent, having more good players than they could possibly keep. Some look “light,” positions where they could perhaps use some outside help. One of the positions that is “heavy”...
Via Big Blue View
11 hours ago

Giants' J.T. Thomas takes pay cut | What does it mean for his chances?

J.T. Thomas has taken a pay cut and put himself on even footing for a chance to win a Giants roster spot. EAST RUTHERFORD -- J.T. Thomas has taken a pay cut, as expected. Will it help him make the Giants' 53-man roster in a few weeks? It certainly can't hurt.  The veteran linebacker's base salary has been slashed to $775,000, according to NFLPA...
Via NJ.com
14 hours ago

Dolphins worked out Kelvin Sheppard Wednesday

Rey Maualuga had some company as the Dolphins kicked the tires on veteran linebackers in the wake of Raekwon McMillan‘s season-ending knee injury. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the team also worked out Kelvin Sheppard on Wednesday. Sheppard spent last season with the Giants, starting 11 games, and was a member of [more]
Via Pro Football Talk
18 hours ago

The 'M! E! S! S! Mess! Mess! Mess!' quiz

We're still a few weeks out from the start of the 2017 NFL season, but one thing is already abundantly clear: it's going to be a very loooong season for fans of the New York Jets. Simply Googling 'Jets 0-16' brings up recent articles from FiveThirtyEight, WaPo and For The Win debating the chances of Gang Green becoming the second team in NFL history to go winless in a 16-game season...
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Giants players to watch: preseason week two

The New York Giants will play their next preseason game on the road against the Cleveland Browns on Monday night. Although the Giants lost their last preseason game to the Pittsburgh Steelers, there were still a few bright moments. For example, the kicking competition between Mike Nugent and Aldrick Rosas continues to heat up as all of the points that the Giants scored against...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Giants: Michael Hunter Is “Clear” Fourth Corner On The Depth Chart

Big Blue Unbiased On The Beat The Fun Stuff Training Camp Speak Up Pro Football Focus Media Michael Hunter Is 'Clear' Fourth Corner On Giants Depth Chart August 16, 2017 Big Blue Unbiased Vincent Rapisardi ...
Via Big Blue Unbiased
1 day ago

Browns name Brock Osweiler starter for second preseason game

The Cleveland Browns’ coaching stuff apparently didn’t put much stock in what it saw during the team’s preseason opener against the New Orleans Saints last week.In talking to the media on Wednesday, Browns head coach Hue Jackson indicated that veteran Brock Osweiler will start against the New York Giants on Monday night. Osweiler, who was acquired in a salary dump from the...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

ESPN apologizes for offending some with fantasy football auction

ESPN apologized in a statement sent Tuesday for airing a fantasy football auction that some found to be offensive because of their feeling that it was too similar to a slave auction.Teams in fantasy football leagues are often formed in one of two ways: via a draft system, where participants select players one at a time, or via an auction, where participants are given a “salary...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Marshall has interesting story on relationship with Eli Manning

New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall is doing everything he can to learn plays and study with quarterback Eli Manning. He recently shared this interesting story about his working relationship with Manning.“Literally we just got out of the shower, we had towels on, and he was pretty much half-dressed, and he started giving me signals, Marshall said, per Tom Rock of Newsday...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marshall won’t comment on ‘dead’ feud with Richardson

New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson has taken a shot at former teammate Brandon Marshall seemingly every chance he gets this offseason, but Marshall has no interest in talking about the feud between the two anymore.Most recently, Richardson said in a radio interview that Marshall is “drama queenish” and that he is glad the wide receiver no longer plays for the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Giants Camp Report: The Odell Beckham Jr Show!

SNY's Michelle Yu and Ralph Vacchiano report from New York Giants training camp on Monday, where wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr told the media that he's in a much better place mentally, and head coach Ben McAdoo discussed his star player's penchant for one-handed catches.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Odell Beckham make an insane one-handed catch that was almost as good as his famous one

Fans never really know what to expect when Odell Beckham Jr. hits the field. Even his warmups are exciting to watch. OBJ gave fans who showed up to Monday’s training camp practice a show, when, at one point, he made one of the most difficult catches you’ll ever see. Check out how he got off his jam in the end zone, and reached out with one hand across his body to make a fantastic...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Giants preseason: Game 1 QB analysis

The New York Giants began their year on Friday as they opened up the preseason against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Many of the stars did not play, as is expected in the first preseason game, opening the door for many of the backups to get quality reps. This was especially true at the quarterback position, as Giants starter Eli Manning did not play a single snap in the game. This allowed...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Giants offensive line struggles in preseason opener

SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano recaps the 2017 preseason opener for the New York Giants, which saw Big Blue's offensive line struggle against the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 20-12 loss at MetLife Stadium.
Via SNY
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Odell Beckham Jr. wows fans with unreal one-handed grab

At this point it seems superfluous to bother saying that Odell Beckham Jr. is incredible when it comes to one-handed catches. We all know he is. There is no debate on this subject.Yet somehow on Friday OBJ set a new bar for insanity on the gridiron. As he warmed up for his first preseason game of the season, the receiver did something that made us stand up and say, “WHOA!”Here’s...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Victor Cruz salsa dances after catching touchdown with Bears

Victor Cruz has brought back his salsa dance, albeit in a different uniform.Cruz caught a 2-yard touchdown pass from Mitch Trubisky during the Chicago Bears’ preseason game against the Denver Broncos on Thursday night. After scoring, Cruz showed off the salsa dance he made famous during his time with the New York Giants. Cruz is competing with multiple players for a spot on the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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