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Eli Manning learned of Odell Beckham trade from TV

Eli Manning was watching TV on March 12 when he saw the breaking news that the Giants had traded receiver Odell Beckham Jr. “I just came across the [tracker] at the bottom of the screen,” Manning said, via Michael Eisen of the team website. “Started to get a few texts. That is how I found [more]

Report: Kevin Gilbride expected to coach XFL’s New York franchise

A familiar name to New York Giants fans will be returning to coach New York football. Jay Glazer of FOX is “hearing” that former Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride will coach the XFL’s New York team. Like the Giants (and the Jets) the New York XFL franchise will play at MetLife Stadium. This report meshes [more]

DeAndre Thompkins works out for Patriots, Giants, others

Penn State receiver DeAndre Thompkins ran a 4.33 on his Pro Day, with several teams showing interest since. Thompkins has workouts with the Packers, Jets, Giants, Bills, Ravens, Patriots and Lions, Bo Marchionte of college2pro.com reports. Thompkins also has taken visits. He caught 25 passes for 329 yards and two touchdowns and returned 18 punts [more]

If there’s no deal, which teams should call the Seahawks about Russell Wilson?

So if the deadline imposed by quarterback Russell Wilson on the Seahawks comes and goes without a new contract, what happens next? Here’s one thing that should happen: Other teams without short-list franchise quarterbacks should call the Seahawks to inquire regarding what it would take to get Wilson via trade. That doesn’t mean he will [more]

Eli Manning only thinking about “right now”

We’ll find out next week if the Giants pick a quarterback early in the draft and begin setting the stage for a future without Eli Manning, but next year isn’t something that’s on Manning’s mind right now. Manning is entering the final year of his contract and the team’s plans for their longtime starter have [more]

Giants will bring Dwayne Haskins in for a visit

As the Giants continue to ponder Life After Eli (a series with more seasons than anyone may have expected), they’re going to spend some time this week with another possible replacement. According to Dan Hope of the Ohio State website ElevenWarriors.com, quarterback Dwayne Haskins will visit the Giants this week, after previous meetings to Washington [more]

Tiger Woods’ caddie had a Saquon Barkley jersey under his jumpsuit

I’d prefer a more lofty and grandiose way to jam Tiger Woods’ win at The Masters into this space, but I’ll stick with something basic and somewhat obvious. Woods’ caddie, Joe LaCava, wore a Saquon Barkley jersey under his all-white onesie. The number and name could be seen from the back, through the white exterior. [more]

Tyrann Mathieu: Russell Wilson wants New York

Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu is claiming to have some inside information about Russell Wilson‘s interest in leaving the Seahawks. Responding to our post about the Seahawks thinking Wilson wants to play elsewhere, Mathieu took to Twitter and said that he knows where Wilson really wants to play: New York. “Russ wants New York,” Mathieu wrote. [more]

Does Russell Wilson want to stay with the Seahawks?

When asked last month by Jimmy Fallon about a rumor that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson could end up with the Giants, Wilson said, “I’m not sure if the Seahawks are gonna let me get away.” That response glosses over the more fundamental question of whether Wilson would like for the Seahawks to let him get [more]

Sterling Shepard ready to be a leader, contributor

Golden Tate has more years of experience, but Sterling Shepard has played for the Giants longer than any other wideout on the team. Shepard, 26, has played three seasons in New York and signed his four-year contract extension Friday. Shepard and Tate, who has played nine NFL seasons, become the leaders in the receivers room [more]

Friday’s PFTOT tackles a quintet of topics

Simms, as you know by now, works only four days per week. Which means that, on Friday, I’ve got to do PFTOT on my own. Today’s Simms-free effort is attached, with five different topics covered. First, there’s more on the Leonard Fournette arrest as it relates to his guaranteed money. Next, the importance of clarifying [more]

Giants continue to check out the pass-rushers

While the attention naturally fell to quarterback Kyler Murray’s trip to New York yesterday, he wasn’t the only top prospect to visit the Giants’ offices. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Michigan defensive end Rashan Gary was also there yesterday, and Kentucky’s Josh Allen will be there today. Gary and Allen seem like more [more]

Report: Patriots were interested in trade for Sterling Shepard

The Patriots are intent on finding some wide receiver help, but appear to have missed on another target. According to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, the Patriots had interest in acquiring wide receiver Sterling Shepard in trade this offseason. The Giants just gave Shepard a four-year, $41 million extension earlier this week, [more]

Kyler Murray visits the Giants

The Giants are taking a look at a potential heir apparent to Eli Manning. Kyler Murray, Oklahoma’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, is visiting the Giants today, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Murray has already visited the Cardinals, who are widely expected to draft him with the first overall pick. So there’s a good chance [more]

Giants sign former AAF CB Henre’ Toliver

The number of former Alliance of American Football players moving to the NFL now includes cornerback Henre’ Toliver. The Giants announced Toliver’s signing on Thursday. Toliver is the first ex-AAF player to join the Giants since the league suspended operations last week. Toliver played for the Salt Lake Stallions during the truncated eight-game season. He [more]

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