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Daniel Jones expected to see more action this week

The plan for Daniel Jones last week was more than the five passes, eight plays and 4 minutes and 23 seconds of action the Giants rookie quarterback got in the preseason opener. But a weather delay prevented Jones from seeing more time. “The plan, obviously, last week was to play him longer,” Giants coach Pat [more]

Why didn’t Giants’ “drastic changes” include Eli Manning?

Giants co-owner John Mara justifies the decisions to trade receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and defensive end Olivier Vernon and to let safety Landon Collins leave via free agency by explaining that the team needed to do something big. “[L]et’s face it,” Mara recently said, “we’ve had one winning season, 2016, here and the other five [more]

Judge orders domestic violence complaint against Kamrin Moore be dropped

The Giants suspended safety Kamrin Moore after he was arrested on domestic violence charges last month, but Moore’s path back to the field may be open this week. Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports that a New Jersey judge ordered the domestic violence complaint against Moore be dropped and that an order of protection barring Moore [more]

Effort emerges to create separate union for running backs

The NFL’s current compensation system does not fairly compensate running backs. An effort has been launched to change that. Via Bloomberg.com, a petition has been filed with the National Labor Relations Board to create a separate union for NFL running backs. In a petition dated August 6, the International Brotherhood of Professional Running Backs identifies [more]

Pat Shurmur: We’ll just have to see if Saquon Barkley plays in the preseason

Running back Saquon Barkley played in the Giants’ preseason game as a rookie and then sat out the next three games after hurting his hamstring in practice. The lack of summer game action didn’t hurt Barkley come the regular season. The rookie posted 2,028 yards from scrimmage and scored 15 touchdowns during an outstanding rookie [more]

Corey Liuget visiting Cardinals

Before free agency started in March, we put together a list of the top 100 free agents in the league and many of those players found jobs in the first days of the new league year. Those that lingered were snapped up one by one with only a few still on the board by the [more]

Odell Beckham Jr. dealing with hip injury, expected back “pretty soon”

Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. did not participate in team drills Wednesday because of a hip injury. Coach Freddie Kitchens, though, indicated the injury isn’t serious. “He’s got a little bit of something going on but we expect him back pretty soon,’’ Kitchens said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Six times [more]

Giants clean up “bookkeeping” issue with Scott Simonson’s contract

The news was surprising Wednesday when tight end Scott Simonson‘s name appeared on the waiver wire. It turns out, though, that the Giants have not really moved on from Simonson. The team cleaned up a “bookkeeping” issue with Simonson’s contract, via multiple reports. They actually re-signed Simonson, and he appeared on the league wire because [more]

Giants claim former Raiders punter off waivers

The Giants claimed a player off waivers Wednesday, and co-owner John Mara would probably consider it a perfect situation if he never took a snap this year. According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the Giants claimed former Raiders punter Johnny Townsend off waivers. The Raiders released the 2018 fifth-round pick yesterday, after he lost [more]

Giants sign DB Terrell Sinkfield

The Giants aren’t expected to have cornerbacks Deandre Baker or Sam Beal for Friday night’s game against the Bears as both players have been out of practice with injuries in recent days. That likely played a role in the team’s move to add a healthy body to their secondary on Wednesday. The Giants announced that [more]

Golden Tate considering suing doctor who prescribed medication

Golden Tate is “definitely looking into” suing the doctor who prescribed the fertility drug that led to his four-game suspension. Tate said he used clomiphene, a banned substance under the league’s performance enhancing drug policy. The doctor who prescribed the medication told Tate it was not a banned substance. “In fact, he had given it [more]

Daniel Jones “not really” surprised John Mara hopes he doesn’t play this year

The Giants used the sixth overall pick of the draft on quarterback Daniel Jones this April, but they’ve made no secret of their desire to keep Eli Manning as the starter for at least the 2019 season. General Manager Dave Gettleman mused about sitting the quarterback for three years while Manning continues to run the [more]

Giants co-owner: Team needed “drastic changes”

Giant co-owner John Mara admitted yesterday that he’d prefer to see rookie Daniel Jones sit all year, because that would likely mean Eli Manning had the team winning. Of course, winning would be new around there, and hardly expected after offseason departures of a number of stars including Odell Beckham Jr. According to Tom Rock [more]

Saquon Barkley will speak his mind on Colin Kaepernick, other issues

If it’s OK for people like Dolphins owner Stephen Ross to not stick to sports, it should be OK for people like Giants running back Saquon Barkley to do the same. Regardless, Barkley isn’t afraid to say what he thinks. Via Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, Barkley uses social media, including retweets, [more]

Giants sign TE Jake Powell, place Amba Etta-Tawo on IR

The Giants placed wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo on injured reserve Tuesday in a move that was expected after he tore his Achilles during Monday’s practice. That move was one of four that the Giants announced on Tuesday afternoon. They also waived tight end Isaiah Searight with an injury designation and waived defensive end Alex Jenkins. [more]

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