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Jerry Reese: Eli Manning “out of spring ball”

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When the Giants announced Eli Manning was having ankle surgery on April 10, there was a timeline of six weeks given before Manning would be able to start running again.

That would have him back on his feet ahead of the Giants’ OTAs, which start on May 28, and their mandatory minicamp in mid-June, but Manning won’t be participating in any of those activities. During his pre-draft press conference on Thursday, Giants General Manager Jerry Reese said that Manning was “going to be out of spring ball” so that he’d be ready to go for training camp.

Reese later backtracked a bit, saying Manning would “be back when he gets back,” but stressed that the team would not be pushing him to return at any point.

Manning won’t get to work with the team’s receivers on the field as long as he’s out, but, as Manning said recently, there’s plenty of work for him to do off the field in terms of learning new coordinator Ben McAdoo’s scheme so he should remain busy while rehabbing the ankle. The Giants also have plenty of quarterbacks to take snaps in his stead, even with Curtis Painter out after knee surgery. Josh Freeman, Ryan Nassib and Rusty Smith are all on the roster and set for an ample amount of work in the next couple of months.

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15 Responses to “Jerry Reese: Eli Manning “out of spring ball””
  1. nygmann says: May 1, 2014 2:02 PM

    Oh-oh!

  2. jaygruntboston says: May 1, 2014 2:22 PM

    Even if he is there from day one, 30 more picks on the way this year!!

  3. tripsz says: May 1, 2014 2:35 PM

    It’s not like there is much of a difference between Manning, Painter and Nassib anyway.

  4. lic112014 says: May 1, 2014 2:54 PM

    I had hoped he would be back for the June minicamp because he has to get the timing down with his receivers but that just means more reps in training camp.He’ll be alright by the season opener.

  5. therealpacmanjames says: May 1, 2014 3:04 PM

    He’s been out since last training camp based on his “play”.

  6. elimanningup says: May 1, 2014 3:12 PM

    Eli Manning will be in MVP-caliber form this season.

    #EliManningUp
    #bELIeve

  7. weepingjebus says: May 1, 2014 3:22 PM

    One of my favorite parts of the entire NFL season is when Eli throws an INT, which triggers a commercial break, which then immediately runs a Citizens Eco-Drive watch ad for him. Do they pay him more if he throws extra picks and gets the ad run more often?

  8. DonRSD says: May 1, 2014 4:44 PM

    Elite Manning will win another ring (and Super Bowl MVP) within 3 seasons.

  9. athwartships says: May 1, 2014 5:41 PM

    Josh Freeman is worried now he may have to actually work for his pay in the NFL.

  10. kev86 says: May 1, 2014 6:00 PM

    The 2x SB champ will be well prepared and ready to go. Toughest QB in the league. 150+ games straight and counting.

  11. n0hopeleft says: May 1, 2014 9:09 PM

    Eli has 60 more TDS than INTs in his career, only one losing season, never missed a game, and 2 SuperBowl wins with MVP honors.

    Eli bashers are totally clueless.

  12. edithpiaf51 says: May 1, 2014 9:31 PM

    Eli Manning is a 2X superbowl champ who never missed a game until this injury. I just pray for his quick recovery. He is such a sweet person and he gives so much to the community. God bless Eli.

  13. kingcarlbanks says: May 1, 2014 11:37 PM

    Eli farmed Tom Brady’s lawn with the Corvette and Escalade he won as the Super Bowl MVP. Anybody else’s Qb a 2x SB MVP? “Crickets”

  14. jaygruntboston says: May 2, 2014 1:35 AM

    Eli the 2 playoff stretch win wonder!!! 30 picks a year from now on!

  15. edithpiaf51 says: May 2, 2014 10:41 AM

    I wish everyone would encourage Eli and let him recover and stop making fun of him. He is recovering from surgery. Please stop making fun and bringing up picks. He is a 2 time Superbowl champs who has more TDs than ┬Ępicks in this career and wins when it counts. He is a great asset. If others would work with him, everything would be great.

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