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Giants Aren't Ready To Call Davis Webb Eli Manning's Heir Apparent

May 10, 2017 8:21 AM

It's possible that Davis Webb, who the New York Giants selected in the third round of this year's draft, will eventually replace Eli Manning at quarterback.

The Giants, however, aren't ready to make that proclamation.

"I think it's a little premature to be anointing this guy as the heir apparent to Eli, he hasn't set foot on the field yet. But he's got a lot of talent and we're looking forward to seeing what we got when he gets here," John Mara said on The Rich Eisen Show.

"As Bill Parcells used to say, let's not get his bust ready for Canton just yet. Listen he's a talented guy, but let's let him get on the field, let's let him get on the field, let's let him play in the preseason and develop. If he's the successor, that's great. If not, we'll find somebody else."

Manning turned 36 in January.

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Brandon Marshall Plans To Play Two More Years

May 6, 2017 4:23 PM

Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall said he plans to play just two more years in the NFL.

Marshall, 33, spoke Saturday at the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo at MetLife Stadium, saying he reached his decision last week. The six-time Pro Bowler signed a two-year deal as a free agent with the Giants this offseason.

"Two more years, get my Super Bowl, have a little bit more fun, and then I'm going to go change the world in the mental health space," Marshall said.

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Victor Cruz Still Seeking NFL Contract

May 4, 2017 10:50 AM

Victor Cruz has yet to sign with a team and has no plans to retire.

"I just want to play," Cruz told the New York Post. "I'm just anxious to get on a team, anxious to play some football to see where I end up. ...

"I'm just anxious to see someone that wants me on their team and I end up being there. It's my first time being in this position, it's my first time being in free agency. After being on a team for seven years, you never know what to expect. I'm just excited for this opportunity, excited to be ready, and see where I end up."

Cruz was released by the New York Giants in February.

Cruz had an excellent start to his career but has been slowed by injuries since 2014.

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Paul Perkins To Enter Season As Giants' Starter

May 2, 2017 8:03 AM

Paul Perkins will enter his second season as the starting running back for the New York Giants, says Ben McAdoo.

Perkins had been expected to be the starter, but this is the first time McAdoo has confirmed so publicly.

The Giants used a fifth-round pick on Perkins last spring and he started the team's 2016 regular season finale.

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Giants Inform Eli Manning Of Decision To Pick Davis Webb

Apr 29, 2017 12:00 PM

The New York Giants made a courtesy call to Eli Manning before they selected Davis Webb out of Cal with the 87th overall pick.

The Giants said they didn't think they needed to discuss it with him before.

"We didn't have any conversation with Eli before we drafted, but we drafted a quarterback, and we are going to let our quarterback know that we are drafting a quarterback, of course," general manager Jerry Reese said Friday night.

Webb becomes the fourth quarterback selected by the Giants since Manning entered the NFL in 2004.

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Giants Tried To Trade Up For Patrick Mahomes

Apr 28, 2017 9:05 PM

The New York Giants tried to trade up to select Patrick Mahomes.

The Kansas City Chiefs successfully traded up to No. 10 to select Mahomes. Andy Reid has a good track record of identifying quarterbacks.

Ben McAdoo reportedly loved what he saw from Mahomes and was "very upset it didn't happen."

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Full List Of 2017 NFL Draft, First Round

Apr 27, 2017 11:47 PM

1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

2. Chicago Bears: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina

3. San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford

4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

5. Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan

6. New York Jets: Jamal Adams, S, LSU

7. Los Angeles Chargers: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

8. Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

9. Cincinnati Bengals: John Ross, WR, Washington

10. Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech

11. New Orleans Saints: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

12. Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

13. Arizona Cardinals: Haason Reddick, LB, Temple

14. Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

15. Indianapolis Colts: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State

16. Baltimore Ravens: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

17. Washington: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama

18. Tennessee Titans: Adoree’ Jackson, CB, Southern California

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

20. Denver Broncos: Garrett Bolles, OT, Utah

21. Detroit Lions: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida

22. Miami Dolphins: Charles Harris, DE/OLB, Missouri

23. New York Giants: Evan Engram, TE, Mississippi

24. Oakland Raiders: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State

25. Cleveland Browns: Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan

26. Atlanta Falcons: Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA

27. Buffalo Bills: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU

28. Dallas Cowboys: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

29. Cleveland Browns: David Njoku, TE, Miami

30. Pittsburgh Steelers: T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin

31. San Francisco 49ers: Reuben Foster, MLB, Alabama

32. New Orleans Saints: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin

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LeGarrette Blount, Giants Have Mutual Interest

Apr 25, 2017 4:47 PM

The New York Giants and LeGarrette Blount have mutual interest.

A deal could be agreed upon before the draft.

Blount would be a good complement for the Giants alongside Shane Vereen and Paul Perkins.

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Documents: Eli Manning Was Involved In Scheme To Defraud Collectors

Apr 13, 2017 7:37 PM

An email shows Eli Manning participated in a scheme to defraud collectors of what they believed was game-worn equipment.

Manning instructed a team manager to get the equipment that could be passed off as game-worn.

“2 helmets that can pass as game used. That is it. Eli,” Manning wrote to equipment manager Joe Skiba from a BlackBerry on April 27, 2010, according to the documents.

Manning soon wrote to his marketing agent, Alan Zucker, who requested the helmets, saying: “Should be able to get them for tomorrow.”

Related court papers allege that the emails prove “Manning was looking to give non-game-used helmets to Steiner to satisfy — fraudulently — his contractual obligation” with Steiner.

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Eli Manning Fine With Giants Drafting A Quarterback

Apr 7, 2017 7:17 AM

Eli Manning, 36, says he'd have no problem with the New York Giants drafting a quarterback later this month.

"Whoever they need to draft that's going to help out the team, whether it's this year or going forward, I'm fine," Manning said. "We drafted a quarterback four years ago, Ryan Nassib, I know that's part of it, quarterbacks are going to get drafted. I got my job to do, I'm going to go out there and do it. Ownership and management have their job, to draft the best players and looking forward to the future, I understand that's part of it."

The Giants currently have Manning, Geno Smith, Josh Johnson and Keith Wenning on their depth chart.

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Giants Sign Geno Smith, Josh Johnson
Geno Smith was a second round pick by the Jets in 2013.

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Jason Pierre-Paul Agrees To Deal With Giants With $54M Guaranteed
Jason Pierre-Paul will average approximately $17 million per season.

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Brandon Marshall Signs Two-Year, $12M Deal With Giants
Playing for the Giants ensures Brandon Marshall will be able to remain in New York, where he tapes his weekly appearance on Showtime's "Inside the NFL."

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Giants Place Franchise Tag On Jason Pierre-Paul
Jason Pierre-Paul played this past season on a one-year prove-it deal worth just under $10 million.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Giants Expect 2-3 More Years From Eli Manning
The Giants have begun to think about life after Eli Manning.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Adrian Peterson Continues Public Flirtation With Giants
Just a few weeks after telling ESPN that the Giants are a team he's "thought about" playing for next season, Adrian Peterson tweeted late Wednesday that the club has "been making some interesting

Nicholas Parco/New York Daily News

Giants Will Attempt To Re-Sign Jason Pierre-Paul Before Free Agency
The Giants have freed up cap space and will attempt to re-sign Jason Pierre-Paul before the defender hits the free agent market.

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Rashad Jennings Will Also Be Cut By Giants
As the Giants look to shed salary, they will cut Rashad Jennings, according to a report.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Giants Release Victor Cruz, Rashad Jennings
The Giants created $7.5 million in cap space by releasing Victor Cruz.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Giants Re-Sign Steve Spagnuolo As Defensive Coordinator
After watching their defense bounce back this past season, the Giants have re-signed Steve Spagnuolo, according to a source.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Odell Beckham Jr. Hates Losing, Has Learned From Packers' Game
Odell Beckham Jr. punched a hole in a wall outside the visiting locker room at Lambeau Field.

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Peterson Interested In Giants, Texans, Bucs If He Leaves Vikings
The Vikings have a team option on Adrian Peterson for 2017 that includes an $11.75 million base salary and $6 million roster bonus.

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Jerry Reese: It's Time For Odell Beckham To Grow Up
Jerry Reese had a conversation with Odell Beckham, Jr. on Monday before the Giants dismissed players for the offseason.

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No Teams Finish 2016 In Top-10 In Both Offensive, Defensive DVOA
Last season, the Seahawks, Panthers, Cardinals, Bengals and Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball.

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Victor Cruz: Patriots Don't Want To See Giants In Super Bowl
The Patriots and Giants are both in the playoffs for the first time since 2011, the same year they met in the Super Bowl for an epic rematch.

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Giants Will Play Starters Against Washington
The Giants are locked into the No. 5 seed in the NFC, but plan to play their starters in Sunday's season finale against Washington.

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Odell Beckham Fined $18K For Cleats Honoring Craig Sager
The NFL fined Odell Beckham, Jr. for wearing cleats in honor of the late Craig Sager last weekend.

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Only Steelers Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA (Infographic)
Pittsburgh ranks third in total DVOA and first in Weighted DVOA.

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NFL Fines Giants $150K, Ben McAdoo $50K For Walkie Use
Ben McAdoo was seen on the sideline holding the walkie-talkie when it was apparent the team was having trouble getting plays in to Eli Manning.

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Eli Manning Downplays Slump, Says He 'Can Get Hot'
Eli Manning has thrown for fewer than 200 passing yards in his last three games and has completed just 56 of 94 passes.

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