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HBO's Hard Knocks Down To Four Potential Teams

May 14, 2019 8:29 AM

There are only five teams eligible to appear on HBO's "Hard Knocks" this season.

Rules prevent teams with first-year coaches, teams that made the playoffs within the last two seasons, and teams that have been featured on "Hard Knocks" within the last 10 years from appearing on the show.

The San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins are eligible, but a report has indicated that the 49ers won't be featured.

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Giants Sign Mike Remmers

May 12, 2019 10:32 AM

The New York Giants have signed Mike Remmers.

Remmers expects to play right tackle for the Giants. Chad Wheeler and seventh-round pick George Asafo-Adjei were at the top of the Giants' depth chart at right tackle prior to the signing.

Remmers played two seasons in Minnesota after signing a deal with $10.5 million in guarantees in 2017. 

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One Team Asked Daniel Jones To Work Out As Tight End

May 6, 2019 2:59 PM

One NFL team inquired as to whether Daniel Jones would be willing to work out as a tight end because they felt he wasn't good enough to play quarterback.

Lamar Jackson was asked a similar question last season about playing wide receiver and he's now the quarterback of the present and future for the Baltimore Ravens.

The New York Giants selected Jones with the No. 4 overall pick.

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Eli Manning Has Had 'No Response' To Drafting Of Daniel Jones

May 5, 2019 8:23 AM

The New York Giants drafted Daniel Jones last week, but the addition of a first-round pick in the quarterback room hasn't drawn a response from Eli Manning.

"He's had no response," Pat Shurmur said. "I will say this again: I've never been around a person that can stay in the moment better than Eli. And I think that is something that is really, really unique about him. He's staying in the moment."

Manning is entering the final year of his contract.

"He's training to play and have a terrific season," Shurmur said. "He looks really good out here throwing and moving, doing all the things necessary. It's his second year in our system. So he knows what he's doing better than some of the guys teaching it."

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Exec: No Other Team Would Have Selected Daniel Jones In Top-17

Apr 30, 2019 1:53 PM

The New York Giants selected Daniel Jones at No. 6 overall as Dave Gettleman fell in love with the Duke quarterback.

Gettleman wanted to control the draft process and limit knowledge of his draft plans internally as the franchise has been known for leaks. The Giants instead leaked to multiple media members that they liked Dwayne Haskins, but also wanted to draft defensive players with their first two picks.

There's a belief the Giants panicked and selected Jones at No. 6 because they feared he wouldn't be available at No. 17.

"There is no way he was going anywhere else in the top 17 picks," said one plugged-in executive for an AFC team. "We run mock drafts and run through the scenarios and I hadn't heard of one team that wanted Jones other than them." 

The Giants missed out on one of the premier defensive players that would available at No. 6 and instead selected Dexter Lawrence at No. 17.

"The smart move is draft a pass-rusher [at No. 6] and then try to trade back up for the quarterback if you have to, but I still don't think they would have had to," said the same executive.

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Dave Gettleman: Two Teams Would Have Taken Daniel Jones By No. 17

Apr 29, 2019 8:21 AM

Dave Gettleman insists there were at least two teams that intended to draft Daniel Jones if the New York Giants had waited until the 17th pick of Thursday night's NFL draft.

The Giants, who had the sixth, 17th and 30th picks in the first round, took the quarterback at No. 6.

"I can say this to you guys right now. When we got in here Thursday night, the question was posed, 'Why didn't you wait until 17?'" Gettleman said. "Well, I know for a fact there were two teams that would have taken him in front of 17. I know that for a fact.

"So it's tough. It really is. It wasn't easy for me to pass up Josh Allen," he added, referring to the Kentucky linebacker who was selected at No. 7. "For me, my background, that was very, very difficult. But I think that much of Daniel Jones and his future as an NFL quarterback."

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2019 NFL Draft First-Round Results

Apr 25, 2019 8:00 PM

The 2019 NFL Draft is upon us. RealGM is here to help you track all that goes down -- both here and on Twitter (@RealGMFootball). We'll post the results of the first round as the picks come in.

 

1. Arizona Cardinals - Kyler Murray, Oklahoma QB

2. San Francisco 49ers - Nick Bosa, Ohio State DE

3. New York Jets - Quinnen Williams, Alabama DT

4. Oakland Raiders - Clelin Ferrell, Clemson DE

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Devin White, LSU LB

6. New York Giants - Daniel Jones, Duke QB

7. Jacksonville Jaguars - Josh Allen, Kentucky DE

8. Detroit Lions - T.J. Hockenson, Iowa TE

9. Buffalo Bills - Ed Oliver, Houston DT

10. Pittsburgh Steelers (from Denver) - Devin Bush, Michigan LB

11. Cincinnati Bengals - Jonah Williams, Alabama OT

12. Green Bay Packers - Rashan Gary, Michigan DE

13. Miami Dolphins - Christian Wilkins, Clemson DT

14. Atlanta Falcons - Chris Lindstrom, Boston College G

15. Washington Redskins - Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State QB

16. Carolina Panthers - Brian Burns, Florida State OLB

17. New York Giants (from Cleveland) - Dexter Lawrence, Clemson DT

18. Minnesota Vikings - Garrett Bradbury, NC State C

19. Tennessee Titans - Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State DT

20. Denver Broncos (from Pittsburgh) - Noah Fant, Iowa TE

21. Green Bay Packers (from Seattle) - Darnell Savage, Maryland DB

22. Philadelphia Eagles (from Baltimore) - Andre Dillard, Washington State OT

23. Houston Texans - Tytus Howard, Alabama State OT

24. Oakland Raiders (from Chicago) - Josh Jacobs, Alabama RB

25. Baltimore Ravens (from Philadelphia) - Marquise Brown, Oklahoma WR

26. Washington Redskins (from Indianapolis) - Montez Sweat, Mississippi State LB

27. Oakland Raiders (from Dallas) - Johnathan Abram, Mississippi State DB

28. Los Angeles Chargers - Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame DL

29. Seattle Seahawks (from Kansas City) - L.J. Collier, TCU DE

30. New York Giants (from Seattle via Green Bay through New Orleans) - DeAndre Baker, Georgia CB

31. Atlanta Falcons (from L.A. Rams) - Kaleb McGary, Washington OT

32. New England Patriots - N'Keal Harry, Arizona State WR

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Giants Discussing Josh Rosen Trade With Cardinals

Apr 25, 2019 6:52 PM

The New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals continue to hold discussions about a potential Josh Rosen trade.

The Giants own 12 picks in the draft, including No. 37 overall in Round 2.

Adam Schefter reported on Thursday morning that the Giants and Miami Dolphins have been the only teams to reach out to the Cardinals on Rosen.

The Giants passed on Rosen last year with the No. 2 overall pick.

Arizona is considering selecting Kyler Murray with the first overall pick.

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2019 NFL Mock Draft, Final Version

Apr 25, 2019 8:25 AM

The 2019 NFL Draft is finally here! Months of speculation and guesswork gets proven right or wrong over the next three days.

Here is my final guess at where the players go in the draft. This is my prediction of what NFL teams will do and does not necessarily reflect the decisions I would make in the same situations. Because more of these will likely be wrong that right, I'll keep the commentary to a brief blurb. 

1. Arizona Cardinals: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma. Despite the late speculation to the contrary, the rookie coach gets his preferred QB. Best guess on Josh Rosen's fate: traded to Washington for two second-round picks.

2. San Francisco 49ers: Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State. A long-rumored match and it makes sense, as the 49ers need an EDGE who can create havoc and also snuff the run on the way to the QB. That's Bosa.

3. New York Jets: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama. It's easy to see new Jets DC Gregg Williams banging the table for the best interior rusher in this draft, a perfect fit to set up his blitz-happy D.

Possible trade: Jets trade out, Bengals trade up to snag a QB.

4. Oakland Raiders: Ed Oliver, DL, Houston. Oliver might be the best player in this entire draft, though there is risk. It's easy to see both Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden loving his potential based on what they've said and done in their respective pasts. I view this spot as Kyler Murray's draft floor, be it the Raiders taking him or a team (Miami?) trading up to get him.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Devin White, LB, LSU. This has been the hot match since at least the combine and I've not been presented with any compelling reason to swim against the current.

6. New York Giants: Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State. Sweat has two double-digit sack seasons in the SEC and the highest athletic upside of any defensive player in this draft. Perfect blend of proven performance and high ceiling that will get GM Dave Gettleman to bite. I don't believe the Giants go QB here but if they do it's Daniel Jones.

7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida. Another team/player match that has been hotly rumored for months. There are whispers of T.J. Hockenson and Daniel Jones here. One trade scenario that makes sense: the Bengals moving up here from No. 11 to take Dwayne Haskins and the Jaguars landing Taylor at 11.

8. Detroit Lions: Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky. Best-case scenario for the Lions, who desperately want to add more pass-rushing oomph to an underrated defense. Plan B is Jonah Williams. Plan C is T.J. Hockenson.

Possible trade: Washington moves up from 15 to 8 and takes Daniel Jones. Lions fall back and select Clelin Ferrell.

9. Buffalo Bills: T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa. Dual-threat TE to pair with a dual-threat QB. I can see Andre Dillard or Jonah Williams here too.

10. Denver Broncos: Devin Bush, LB, Michigan. The rangy, hard-hitting Bush is a perfect fit for Vic Fangio's defensive vision. I can definitely envision a QB here too. Drew Lock was linked to this pick for a long time, I have to think that's still within the realm of possibility.

It's at this point where I realize I don't have Daniel Jones slotted in the top 10. I do believe he's going in the top 10 somewhere, but in this scenario, I just couldn't place him. Que tonteria.

11. Cincinnati Bengals: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State. It certainly could be Dwayne Haskins here, but a couple of sources I respect indicate the team really likes Dillard. Maybe they trade up later to get the potential successor to Andy Dalton. Dillard will help either guy with his elite-level pass protection.

12. Green Bay Packers: Jonah Williams, OL, Alabama. A safe pick with positional versatility and a strong history of playing well against top competition, Williams makes sense for the rebuilding-on-the-fly Packers.

13. Miami Dolphins: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State. Probably the best-case outcome for Miami, which sorely needs a long-term solution at QB and in this case doesn't need to move up to land one. Haskins slotting this draft season has been an exercise in futility.

14. Atlanta Falcons: Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan. Too much potential in Gary for him to fall too far, and he offers the Falcons an injection of athleticism on the defensive front.

Possible trade: If Ed Oliver starts to drop, the Falcons get aggressive and move up as far as 7 or 8 to snag him.

15. Washington: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke. Rather than try to forecast the trade up to land Jones, I'll just marry the player and team here in the original Washington slot. I expect Jones to come off higher and the rumors of the Skins looking to move up -- way up -- to get him have been present for some time.

16. Carolina Panthers: Clelin Ferrell, EDGE, Clemson. Rock-solid productive pass rusher and he's a local for the Panthers, making it a great fit for a position where they desperately need youthful help. This is also the range where Oakland or Seattle could move with their extra firsts.

17. New York Giants: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri. During Senior Bowl week the Giants media could not get enough of Lock, which tells me they've either been tipped the Giants had a real interest or are easily drawn to talented but flawed QB prospects. Tough to ignore Cody Ford or Andre Dillard here too.

18. Minnesota Vikings: Garrett Bradbury, C/OG, North Carolina State. I suspect this is a popular pick, matching the best center with the team that needs center more than any other.

19. Tennessee Titans: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson. Those close to coach Mike Vrabel have strongly hinted he's a huge fan of the huge man on the DL. He and Jurrell Casey together make for a very difficult day for opposing offenses.

20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple. It might not happen at 20, but the Steelers interest in Ya-Sin appears legit. This is Devin Bush's absolute floor. Keep an eye on Oakland moving up here.

21. Seattle Seahawks: Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State. After the Frank Clark trade, it's hard to see the Seahawks not aggressively targeting a pass rusher. Burns brings sizzle and speed off the edge despite questions about his size and run defense. They could trade back and still get him, and a team looking to snag a top corner or safety (Chargers, Rams?) might indulge them.

22. Baltimore Ravens: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss. Tough choice here as I think they like both Erik McCoy and Cody Ford a lot, but the chance to get a lottery ticket in Metcalf at a position of need will woo new GM Eric DeCosta. At least one member of their scouting staff ranks the athletic freak WR considerably higher than this slot.

23. Houston Texans: Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma. Expect the Texans to aggressively address the league's worst offensive line. Ford can play tackle or guard and Houston desperately needs help at both. They could draft as many as three linemen (and multiple CBs) this weekend.

24. Oakland Raiders: Noah Fant, TE, Iowa. More of a supersized WR, Fant would nicely replace Jared Cook. It's a bigger need than gets widely publicized, and Fant has potential to be a great NFL receiver.

25. Philadelphia Eagles: Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State. Simmons would likely have been a top-10 pick if he didn't tear his ACL in December. The Eagles have enough depth they can afford to take a redshirt guy with big upside. I can see Marquise Brown here too.

26. Indianapolis Colts: Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame. Tillery posted several game tapes where he looks worthy of being drafted much higher than this. He's a nice fit and value for the monster of a youthful Colts defense GM Chris Ballard is building.

27. Oakland Raiders: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU. It came down to a playmaking corner or running back, and both after a trade; I expect the Raiders to make this pick very early on Friday instead of at No. 27. Williams brings size and ball skills to a secondary lacking both. New England moving up for a TE or Cleveland aggressively jumping in for a CB both make sense as trades.

28. Los Angeles Chargers: Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State. Talented, versatile (he can play RT, either G spot or C) and physical, Risner is a great fit for what the Chargers want up front.

29. Seattle Seahawks: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington. Arguably the best CB in this draft (he's my top CB), Murphy helps restock a secondary in transition without having to relocate far from college.

30. Green Bay Packers: Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma. A pick that would firmly distinguish GM Brian Gutekunst as a definitive new leader, Brown is a high-risk/reward prospect. No other WR can come close to his dynamic skills, but at 166 pounds and coming off a potentially career-altering foot injury, it's a leap of faith. I suspect Aaron Rodgers would approve.

31. Los Angeles Rams: Darnell Savage, S, Maryland. He can play safety, he can play cornerback, he can play both in the same series without needing to sub out. Savage is a good fit for a team that figures to face a lot of pass attempts.

32. New England Patriots: Dawson Knox, TE, Ole Miss. A surprise pick for some, but little birdies have been chirping about Knox since the Combine. Just don't say he's replacing Gronk; Knox is a different kind of TE. I can definitely see a trade down from here to snag Knox a few picks later too. Wild card would be a QB.

Second round

The picks from here on out are much more about matching player to slot than team to player.

33. Cardinals:  Erik McCoy, OG/OC, Texas A&M

34. Colts: Nasir Adderly, S, Delaware

35. Raiders: Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

36. 49ers: N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State

37. Giants: A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss

38. Jaguars: Will Grier, QB, West Virginia

39. Buccaneers: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia

40. Bills: Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State

41. Broncos: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida

42. Bengals: D’Andre Walker, EDGE, Georgia

43. Lions: Chris Lindstrom, OG/OC, Boston College

44. Packers: Irv Smith Jr., TE, Alabama

45. Falcons: David Long, CB, Michigan

46. Washington: Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State 

47. Panthers: Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State

48. Dolphins: Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss

49. Browns: Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State

50. Vikings: Christian Miller, EDGE, Alabama

51. Titans: Blake Cashman, LB, Minnesota

52. Steelers: Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina

53. Eagles: Chase Winovich, EDGE, Michigan

54. Texans: Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State

55. Texans: Elgton Jenkins, OG/OC, Mississippi State

56. Patriots: J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford

57. Eagles: Terry McLaurin, WR, Ohio State

58. Cowboys: Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia

59. Colts: Kelvin Harmon, WR, North Carolina State

60. Chargers: Taylor Rapp, S, Washington

61. Chiefs: Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame

62. Saints: Emanuel Hall, WR, Missouri

63. Chiefs: Amani Hooker, S, Iowa

64. Patriots: Charles Omenihu, DL, Texas

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Odell Beckham Jr. Critical Of Dave Gettleman's Comments

Apr 23, 2019 10:42 AM

Odell Beckham Jr. has responded to indirect criticism from Dave Gettleman that the New York Giants no longer have a "culture problem."

"Ask any one of my teammates of who I was as a teammates and a man and a person.... yes I’m cancer to a place that’s ok wit losing because I want to win that BADDD. Ur absolutely correct !" wrote Beckham on Twitter in response.

Beckham also referenced comments from Gettleman.

"'We didn’t sign him to trade him...' you don’t get married to get a divorce ... I tried my best , the situation I had been in since I got there never changed ... we were still losing. PERIOD... money doesn’t bring happiness brotha... remember that," wrote Beckham.

Gettleman's decision making since becoming general manager of the Giants has been widely criticized in the media.

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Giants Focused On Best Players: 'Can't Draft For Need'
The Giants have the No. 6 and No. 17 picks in in the first round of the NFL draft and they are focused on drafting the best player available.

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Pat Shurmur Expects Giants To Draft Defensive Starters
The Giants have 12 picks in this year's draft, including two first round selections.

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Eli Manning Expects Giants To Select QB In Draft
The Giants own the sixth and 17th picks in the first round of the draft.

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Patriots Had Interest In Trading For Sterling Shepard
The Patriots have been looking for help at receiver and had interest in trading for Sterling Shepard earlier this offseason.

Pat Leonard/New York Daily News

Sterling Shepard Agrees To Four-Year, $41M Extension With Giants
Sterling Shepard sets the market for slot wide receivers.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Giants Internally Explore Trade For Josh Rosen
The Giants could still also select a quarterback in this year's draft.

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49ers Confirm They Were Unwilling To Trade No. 2 For Odell Beckham
The 49ers were aggressive in their pursuit of a trade for Odell Beckham.

Matt Maiocco/NBC Sports Bay Area

John Mara Was 'Reluctant' For Giants To Trade Odell Beckham
Giants ownership considers the trade of Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns among the toughest moves they have ever made.

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Dave Gettleman: Giants Can Win While Building
The Giants are building a new roster, but Dave Gettleman says they can still win games while doing so.

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Bills Had No Interest When Giants Called About Odell Beckham Trade
After a trade for Antonio Brown fell through, the Bills received a call from the Giants on their interest in Odell Beckham Jr.

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49ers Were Unwilling To Trade No. 2 Overall Pick For Odell Beckham Jr.
The 49ers had interest in trading for Odell Beckham Jr. both during the 2018 season and again in the offseason.

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Glazer Sensed Giants Planned To Take Best OBJ Offer By Certain Date
Jay Glazer explained his reasoning on the Odell Beckham Jr. prediction.

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Golden Tate: Giants 'Not As Far Off As People Think'
The Giants aren't undergoing a complete rebuild, according to new wide receiver Golden Tate.

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Golden Tate Agrees To Four-Year, $37.5M Deal With Giants
Golden Tate finished last season with the Eagles following his trade from the Lions.

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Odell Beckham Jr. - A Career Timeline Video
Odell Beckham Jr. has only been in the NFL for five years, but his production on the field and the twists and turns off it have been remarkable.

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Giants Feared Odell Beckham Situation Would Get Worse For Them
The Giants decided to trade Odell Beckham Jr. because they feared he could eventually force a trade.

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Giants Trade Odell Beckham Jr. To Browns
The Browns will trade a first round pick, third round pick and Jabrill Peppers to the Giants for Odell Beckham.

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Giants Agree To Trade Olivier Vernon To Browns
Olivier Vernon led the Giants last season with seven sacks and 21 quarterback hits in 11 games.

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Giants Unlikely To Tag Landon Collins
If not tagged, Landon Collins will enter free agency as one of the top safeties on the market.

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Lions, Seahawks, Chargers Among 10 Teams Meeting With Kyler Murray
Kyler Murray is expected to be a first round pick.

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