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  Giants | Jake Long leaves NYG visit sans deal    Thu Jul 30, 09:41 AM

Free-agent OT Jake Long (Rams) left his visit with the New York Giants Wednesday, July 29, without a deal. It was his second visit with the team without a pact. He is believed to have checked out medically and went through an on-field workout for the team, according to a person with knowledge of the visit.

Footballguys view: Long is now headed to the Mile High City to see if he can get an offer from the Broncos. They lost All-Pro left tackle Ryan Clady to a knee injury in minicamp, and Denver is looking for help on the offensive line. Right now, rookie second-round pick Ty Sambrailo is penciled in as Peyton Manning's blind-side protector.

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  Giants | Jason Pierre-Paul signing still in flux    Wed Jul 29, 04:32 PM

New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (finger) can be placed on the Non-Football Injury list if/when he signs his franchise tender. Owner John Mara said the team would like to see Pierre-Paul before anything is decided, however.

Footballguys view: The fireworks accident that cost Pierre-Paul a digit has put his contract situation in question. He'll be back on the field eventually, but what has this accident done to his price tag? We'll find out later.

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  Giants | Jason Pierre-Paul rehabbing    Wed Jul 29, 04:18 PM

New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (finger) is receiving his own medical treatment and rehabilitation at his home.

Footballguys view: There is currently no timetable for his return. Pierre-Paul, however, could play sooner than people think, according to a source.

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  Giants | Jake Long checks out medically    Wed Jul 29, 12:25 PM

Free-agent OT Jake Long (Rams) is believed to have checked out medically during his visit with the New York Giants, and he will participate in position drills for the Giants Wednesday, July 29.

Footballguys view: We could see the Giants sign Jake Long if they like what they see in drills. They'll need offensive line help as starting left tackle Will Beatty injured his pec in the offseason and could be out into November.

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  Giants | Jake Long to visit Giants    Wed Jul 29, 10:04 AM

Free-agent OT Jake Long (Rams) will visit the New York Giants in the near future.

Footballguys view: The Giants are in need of left tackle help after losing starter Will Beatty to a pectoral injury that could see him sidelined into November. Long visited the Giants earlier this year, and the team is likely checking up on him to see how his recovery from yet another ACL injury is going.

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  Giants | Has Victor Cruz increased his speed?    Tue Jul 28, 02:17 PM

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) is supposedly faster now than he was before he tore his patellar tendon last season, according to teammate CB Prince Amukamara. Amukamara said Cruz looked fabulous when they trained together for a day earlier this offseason. Cruz is still recovering from the injury, but he is expected to be ready by training camp.

Footballguys view: A faster Cruz would be nothing but a good thing for the Giants...and for fantasy owners. Cruz is coming back from a serious knee injury, and the team wants him to be ready by the start of the regular season. Fantasy owners should consider Cruz a low-end WR4 with upside. As he gets healthier, his ADP should rise--even if his snaps are extremely limited in the preseason.

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  Giants | Eli Manning's contract talks stalled?    Fri Jul 24, 09:45 PM

New York Giants QB Eli Manning and the team have not had meaningful, substantive contract talks in some time.

Footballguys view: We're not overly concerned here. Manning should sign an extension with the Giants similar to what Ben Roethlisberger received from the Steelers earlier this year (four years, $87.4 million).

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  Giants | Eli Manning's agent growing impatient?    Thu Jul 23, 09:38 PM

New York Giants QB Eli Manning's agent, Tom Condon, seems to be upset with the lack of progress regarding Manning's contract extension. When asked when the fans could expect a new deal for Manning, Condon said, 'We'd like to know that as well.'

Footballguys view: He'll be alright. The Giants are likely to keep Manning around for the rest of his career. The deal Ben Roethlisberger got from the Steelers earlier this year may prove to be a marker for Condon and Manning. He received a four-year extension worth $87.4 million, and Manning's next contract could be quite similar.

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  Giants | Odell Beckham feeling better    Wed Jul 22, 12:09 PM

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) said his hamstring is feeling a lot better than it did earlier this offseason. Beckham missed some of the offseason workouts because of a hamstring problem.

Footballguys view: The Giants know they'll have to be careful with their superstar. Beckham missed the first month of his rookie season last year due to hamstring problems. Entering this season, the Giants can't afford to have Beckham in the sidelines.

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  Giants | Jon Beason could be limited at camp    Tue Jul 21, 04:45 PM

New York Giants LB Jon Beason (toe) may see limited repetitions during training camp. Beason said he expects the team to make him be careful with his workload, while also doing what he can to adequately prepare for the season.

Footballguys view: Beason missed all but two games last year due to this toe injury. He's playing the "Mike" for the Giants this year, and Beason should see plenty of action. The Giants need to make sure he's at his best when the regular season starts.

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  Giants | Eli Manning extension sought after    Tue Jul 21, 09:01 AM

New York Giants QB Eli Manning could have an extension signed by the team before or early in training camp. Manning is set to make $17 million and count $19.25 million against the cap this season.

Footballguys view: Manning is entering the final year of his contract, so the two sides will work to come together on an extension to keep him around with the Giants. Earlier this year, Ben Roethlisberger signed a five-year $99 million extension with the Steelers, and we could see Manning get something in that range. At age 34, Manning could post carer-best numbers in year two working under offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo.

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  Giants | Shane Vereen will pass protect    Mon Jul 20, 02:43 PM

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen is expected to help the Giants' passing game by protecting the quarterback in addition to catching the ball.

Footballguys view: Vereen has the capability of catching 50 or more passes this year for the Giants. He's an explosive player with the ball in his hands, and Vereen can make defenders miss in space. In PPR leagues, Vereen may be able to finish the season as a top-30 fantasy running back. He's a weekly option to start as a flex in PPR leagues because of his receiving ability.

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  Giants | Jeromy Miles gets one-year deal    Sat Jul 18, 04:55 PM

New York Giants S Jeromy Miles signed a one-year deal worth $745,000 for 2015. There is no guaranteed money in the deal.

Footballguys view: Miles has spent most of his career as a standout special teams player. He'll back up starters Landon Collins and Nat Berhe.

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  Giants | RB roles TBD for Giants    Fri Jul 17, 06:26 PM

New York Giants RBs Rashad Jennings, Shane Vereen and Andre Williams will use training camp to determine their roles in the offense, according to running backs coach Craig Johnson. 'I think that as we get closer to games and time for the opener, we will find out more role defining roles for them,' Johnson said. 'Right now, I try to put them in every situation so I can see what they can do. I try not to say, for instance, 'Shane is only going to run the ball.' I want to see if Shane can catch the ball. I know he can, but I want to see if he can under pressure situations and vice versa. I do that for all of our guys because that way you can kind of find out what they all can do.'

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners stay tuned here. Jennings should be the top back, and he's got an all-purpose skill set to play on all three downs. However, Vereen is too good to keep off the field in a part-time role. He could get quite a few targets as a receiver out of the backfield. Williams is a two-down hammer with a nose for the end zone who could steal away some carries near pay dirt.

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  Giants | Shane Vereen had success in 2014    Fri Jul 17, 06:11 PM

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen rushed for at least five yards in nearly 38% of his runs last season, which was 10th best in the NFL.

Footballguys view: Vereen also had the highest percentage (25.5%) of runs in the NFL that resulted in zero yards or negative yards. Vereen is good in space, but he's not a banger between the tackles. The Giants would be wise to feature him as a receiver out of the backfield in a complementary role behind starter Rashad Jennings.

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  Giants | Andre Williams struggled to gain yards    Fri Jul 17, 05:48 PM

New York Giants RB Andre Williams gained two or fewer yards in over half of his rushing attempts last season and 23.6% of his carries went for zero yards or negative yards, according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: Williams did average 3.1 yards per carry after he was contacted behind the line of scrimmage, which was fourth best in the NFL. The second-year back has a limited skill set and is no better than third on the depth chart right now.

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  Giants | Larry Donnell tapered off in 2014    Fri Jul 17, 08:25 AM

New York Giants TE Larry Donnell scored three of his six touchdowns in Week 4 in 2014 and failed to find the end zone over his final six games of the season.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners want a more consistent Donnell this season. Year two of the Ben McAdoo offense should go a lot smoother, and we're expecting better play from the Giants passing game--especially where QB Eli Manning is concerned. That should have a trickle-down effect to Donnell and others. A healthy Victor Cruz would also help coverage weaken for Donnell.

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  Giants | Marcus Harris goes to Injured Reserve    Thu Jul 16, 05:59 PM

New York Giants WR Marcus Harris (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, July 16, after not being claimed. He will not count against the 90-man roster limit. Harris was waived Wednesday, July 15.

Footballguys view: This injury is reportedly of the microfracture variety. That likely means his playing days in the NFL are done.

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  Giants | Marcus Harris had microfracture    Thu Jul 16, 12:47 PM

New York Giants WR Marcus Harris (knee) had microfracture surgery after the team's minicamp last month. Harris was waived by the Giants earlier this week, and he'll likely land on Injured Reserve if he isn't claimed. Harris was expecting to undergo a routine arthroscopic surgery on the knee, but the damage was worse than expected. He'll miss five to six months.

Footballguys view: Harris was already a longshot to make the final roster. The fourth-year UDFA is likely done playing pro football.

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  Giants | Marcus Harris cut    Wed Jul 15, 02:44 PM

New York Giants WR Marcus Harris was released Wednesday, July 15.

Footballguys view: Harris missed all of last year after suffering a shoulder injury in the preseason. He also had hip and knee surgeries last year. The fourth-year UDFA has likely seen his last days in the NFL.

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  Giants | Jeromy Miles nearing deal    Wed Jul 15, 11:44 AM

Free-agent S Jeromy Miles (Ravens) is nearing a one-year deal with the New York Giants Wednesday, July 15.

Footballguys view: Miles has been mostly a special teams players during his pro career. He's expected to compete for the starting free safety spot.

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  Giants | Jason Pierre-Paul's rehab a mystery    Tue Jul 14, 01:41 PM

New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (finger) still has had no formal contact with the team regarding his next step in rehab after having his right index finger amputated, according to a source. The recovery time from his injury is expected to be six weeks, and it's unknown if he'll train or workout in the meantime. Pierre-Paul has yet to practice in the new defense being installed by defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. He's yet to sign his $14.813 million franchise tender, but the Giants have no plans to rescind it, either. New York can put Pierre-Paul on the non-football injury list at the start of training camp if he signs the tender.

Footballguys view: If Pierre-Paul is on the NFI list, the Giants could choose not to pay him while he's out the first six weeks of the season. That move would cost him nearly $900,000 in salary. It doesn't make sense for Pierre-Paul to sign his franchise tender unless the Giants guarantee his salary.

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  Giants | Jason Pierre-Paul out of hospital    Tue Jul 14, 12:02 PM

New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) has been discharged from the hospital, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Now the road to recovery begins. According to our Dr. Jene Bramel, the missing index finger is unlikely to hold him back. However, the fractured thumb could be problematic. The recovery time is optimistically 6-8 weeks. We'll see if Pierre-Paul can get back on track during that time.

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  Giants | Jason Pierre-Paul waiting for physical?    Mon Jul 13, 08:27 PM

New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) plans to not sign his franchise tender until he can pass the team's physical. If Pierre-Paul signed now, the Giants could place him on the non-football injury list and avoid paying him for the first six games of the season.

Footballguys view: The amputated index finger may not be much of a problem when fully healed. However, his fractured thumb could prove to be problematic. That injury is not expected to be right until 6-8 weeks from now.

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  Giants | Jason Pierre-Paul could return by Week 1    Sat Jul 11, 01:53 PM

New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) will supposedly sign his franchise tender if the Giants offer guaranteed payment whether or not he begins the season on the Non-Football Injury list. Pierre-Paul isn't expected to sign until he is cleared to play.

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  Giants | Jason Pierre-Paul looking to avoid NFI    Fri Jul 10, 10:09 AM

New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) won't sign his franchise tender until he's confident he can pass a physical to prevent the Giants from putting him on the non-football injury list.

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  Giants | Jason Pierre-Paul has thumb fractures    Thu Jul 9, 12:33 AM

Updating a previous report, New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand, thumb) also has right thumb fractures, in addition to his right index finger amputation, according to a source. The injury is expected to take six weeks to heal.

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  Giants | Jason Pierre-Paul could start on NFI    Wed Jul 8, 07:28 PM

New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) could begin the 2015 season on the non-football injury list if he does sign his one-year $14.8 million tender. Pierre-Paul wouldn't be able to return before Week 7 in that scenario, and he may opt to not sign the tender and choose his own return date.

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  Giants | Jason Pierre-Paul expected to play in 2015    Wed Jul 8, 07:27 PM

Updating a previous story, New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) is expected to play in the 2015 season, according to a medical source. 'Sooner than people think,' said the source, Wednesday, July 8.

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  Giants | Jason Pierre-Paul has finger amputated    Wed Jul 8, 07:11 PM

New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) had his right index finger amputated Wednesday, July 8, per medical charts obtained by ESPN.

Footballguys view: There is also more damage to his arm, and presumably his hand, so the book is still open on the short and long-term effects to Pierre-Paul. Pass rushers use their hands extensively to attack and fend off blockers, so extensive issues with one hand will make Pierre-Paul's game take a hit for sure. Meanwhile, someone in that hospital committed a major HIPAA violation that will certainly be looked into and punished.

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  Giants | No meeting with Jason Pierre-Paul    Wed Jul 8, 01:36 PM

New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) did not meet with Giants officials even though they traveled to Miami to talk with him. The officials are traveling back to the team's facilities.

Footballguys view: This might seem overly cautious, but when player and team are in business adversary mode, they act completely in their own interests. Pierre-Paul is not currently under contract, so his camp is protecting their client by shielding the Giants from information that could help them deny Pierre-Paul his salary for part of the season.

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  Giants | Victor Cruz likely to avoid PUP    Tue Jul 7, 09:43 PM

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) has said all offseason he expects to be ready to go for training camp. He said Tuesday, July 7, that everyone with a say in the matter also feels confident Cruz will avoid the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list when the team reports to camp. 'I don't think PUP will be an option,' Cruz said.

Footballguys view: This is better than expected news for Cruz, who merits a pick in the 10th or later on the development. If he is even 70-80% of the player he was pre-injury, he'll have value with Odell Beckham drawing coverage. Larry Donnell and Rueben Randle would lose value if Cruz is ready to resume his old starting role come Week 1, but the Giants offense as a whole will benefit.

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  Giants | Jason Pierre-Paul denying visitors?    Tue Jul 7, 08:16 PM

New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) supposedly does not want team officials visiting him at this time. Pierre-Paul is still hospitalized and is believed to have had surgery on the hand he injured in a fireworks accident Saturday, July 4.

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  Giants | Jason Pierre-Paul had surgery?    Tue Jul 7, 06:39 PM

New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) may have undergone surgery on his injured hand. Pierre-Paul injured his hand in a fireworks accident Saturday, July 4. Team officials have still not been able to meet with him.

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  Giants | Jason Pierre-Paul will delay signing    Tue Jul 7, 06:07 PM

Updating previous reports, New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) will not sign his franchise tag until he is ready to play. Pierre-Paul cannot be placed on the Non-Football Injury list until he signs. It is still a possibility that he could play Week 1, however.

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  Giants | Jason Pierre-Paul to start on NFI list?    Tue Jul 7, 02:57 PM

New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) could begin the season on the Non-Football Injury list. Pierre-Paul injured his hand in a fireworks accident over the holiday weekend.

Footballguys view: Pierre-Paul would not get paid for the time he would miss on the NFL list, which would be at least six games, similar to the PUP list. The Giants would then have three weeks to decide whether to activate Pierre-Paul. The league will have to approve this status since Pierre-Paul was not technically under contract when the injury happened, and Pierre-Paul may wait to sign his franchise tender until he can play to avoid losing salary in this scenario.

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  Giants | Jason Pierre-Paul update    Tue Jul 7, 12:45 PM

Updating previous items, New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul's (hands) injuries from a fireworks accident are not life-threatening, according to sources. Both of his hands were injured in the accident, and he suffered burns on the palm of one hand and the tips of three fingers. His finger is being tested for nerve damage. Doctors don't think there will be any permanent damage to his hands or disfigurement. The Giants are fine with Pierre-Paul playing out the 2015 season on his $14.8 million franchise tag and entering free agency next year. He had a career year in 2014, starting all 16 games and recording 12.5 sacks and forcing three fumbles.

Footballguys view: This all sounds somewhat minor for injuries that have kept Pierre-Paul in the hospital for days. Reports on the condition of his hands have varied wildly, so let's wait to close the book on this until we get reports from the Giants or Pierre-Paul's people.

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  Giants | Jason Pierre-Paul won't get new offer    Tue Jul 7, 08:44 AM

New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) won't receive a long-term contract offer from the team this year after injuring his hand in a fireworks accident, according to a team source. His only option will be to sign the one-year, $14.813 franchise tender, which the team is not considering rescinding.

Footballguys view: Pierre-Paul's story is showing the downside of trying to win long-term deal negotiations at the margin. Of course, there might have been a clause that voided the contract if Pierre-Paul had a serious injury in a prohibited activity, but this will still be a very costly incident for him. That the Giants haven't pulled the unsigned franchise tag offer is a good sign for Pierre-Paul's availability this year.

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  Giants | Jason Pierre-Paul could miss Week 1    Mon Jul 6, 06:00 PM

Updating previous reports, New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) could miss training camp and the start of the regular season, according to a source. Pierre-Paul injured his hand in a fireworks accident and remains hospitalized.

Footballguys view: Owa Odighizuwa was a first-round pick on some boards and might have fallen in the draft more because of long-time worries about a hip issue than his level of play. He could be put on the spot earlier than the team planned on.

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  Giants | New York pulls Jason Pierre-Paul offer    Mon Jul 6, 01:19 PM

New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul's (hand) fireworks incident has led to the Giants withdrawing their long-term offer to Pierre-Paul which would have paid him $60 million, according to sources.

Footballguys view: This only makes sense until the team learns more about his condition. They haven't pulled his franchise tag offer, even though Pierre-Paul hasn't signed it, which is a good sign that they don't believe his status is in danger this year.

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  Giants | Jason Pierre-Paul remains in hospital    Mon Jul 6, 01:08 PM

New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) is still in a Miami hospital after suffering injuries to his hand from a fireworks accident.

Footballguys view: Some reports have made the injury seem more grim than simply something that could endanger the start of the season, and the Giants have reportedly pulled their long-term offer to Pierre-Paul. Adam Schefter has reported that there is only nerve damage in one finger and he won't lose any of them, so that's the most positive account we have right now.

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  Giants | Pierre-Paul injured hand in fireworks accident    Sun Jul 5, 07:42 PM

Andy Slater of 940 AM WINZ Radio reports that Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul "severely" injured his hand in a fireworks accident. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that "early indications are hand injury is not career-threatening", but Pierre-Paul needs to see his doctors.

Footballguys view: Passrushers hand usage is the silent key to their ability to win in showdowns. If Pierre-Paul loses a lot of ability to be an aggressor or defend himself on one side, his opponent will take advantage. He is also playing under a franchise tag contract right now, one that he has not signed. The Giants could take the offer off of the table and put Pierre-Paul in free agency. They did draft power rusher Owa Odighizuwa in the third round and scooped up a falling Damontre Moore in 2013. Robert Ayers has contributed since signing with the team last year, so they might be able to get by without Pierre-Paul.

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  Giants | Jason Pierre-Paul injures hand    Sun Jul 5, 07:05 PM

New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) injured his hands in a fireworks accident, according to multiple sources. He was still meeting with doctors after being hospitalized for his injuries, and the extent of the injuries is unknown. The injuries are not believed to be career threatening, according to sources.

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  Giants | Big contract coming for Eli Manning?    Sat Jun 27, 10:17 PM

New York Giants QB Eli Manning will likely work out a new deal with the team, according to his agent Tom Condon, but it won't come at a discount. 'The quarterbacks always get done,' Condon said. 'And the Giants are not a skittish team. So it's not one of those things where they get nervous or they jump around or anything like that. You know you're going to go in and it's going to get done. I'm sure at the appropriate time it'll happen.'

Footballguys view: We just can't see Manning playing with another team. Of course, we felt the same way about his brother Peyton and look what happened. We have a feeling the two sides find a way to get a deal done.

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  Giants | Victor Cruz continues to make progress    Fri Jun 26, 08:49 PM

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) will have to participate in a mandatory conditioning drill at the start of training camp and believes he could pass it now. Cruz still has not worked with QB Eli Manning on route running or timing drills.

Footballguys view: We've heard nothing but great things about Cruz this offseason. His recovery seems to be on track, and the team is hopeful he can be ready for the start of the regular season. Expect Cruz to be limited in training camp as they ease him back into action.

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  Giants | Eli Manning looks comfortable    Wed Jun 24, 12:15 PM

New York Giants QB Eli Manning looked more comfortable with the offense this offseason than he did at any point last offseason.

Footballguys view: That makes a lot of sense. This is the second year of working in the Ben McAdoo system, so we're certain Manning is much more comfortable than he was last season. In 2014, Manning finished as the 8th-best fantasy football quarterback. This year, Manning could finish again as a top-10 passer--perhaps even top-5 although that's only something he's done once (2005) in his career.

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  Giants | Shane Vereen sees time in red zone    Wed Jun 24, 12:13 PM

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen received snaps in the red zone during offseason workouts and was used all over the field as a receiver out of the backfield.

Footballguys view: Vereen is going to be a playmaker for the Giants offense. He'll work as a change-of-pace back behind starter Rashad Jennings, but he could do more if called upon. His current ADP is RB31 (6.09) in 12-team PPR leagues, and Vereen could outperform that spot--even in a limited role.

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  Giants | Rueben Randle draws praise    Wed Jun 24, 10:44 AM

New York Giants WR Rueben Randle was the best receiver on the field by a wide margin during spring practices, in the opinion of beat writer Jordan Ranaan. Randle consistently made catches downfield and in traffic.

Footballguys view: Please note that Odell Beckham Jr. missed plenty of practice time nursing a minor hamstring injury. Also note that Victor Cruz isn't back from his serious knee injury yet. It's good that Randle is making the most of his opportunity, but he's WR3 for the Giants when those other two are healthy.

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  Giants | Landon Collins signs    Fri Jun 19, 11:00 AM

New York Giants SS Landon Collins signed his rookie four-year deal Friday, June 19.

Footballguys view: Collins is decisive as a run-defender, and he arrives at the ball with natural violence. He's an intimidating presence who can star playing close to the line of scrimmage. Collins is a smart defender who puts himself in the right position as a coverage player, but he needs to make better plays on the ball.

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  Giants | Ereck Flowers signs    Thu Jun 18, 04:56 PM

New York Giants first-round pick OT Ereck Flowers signed his four-year rookie contract Thursday, June 18. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: We like Flowers' upside as a right tackle, but he's going to be thrown to the wolves at left tackle this season. The Giants lost left tackle Will Beatty to a pectoral injury that should keep him out of action until November or December. Flowers is an aggressive run-blocker (think Orlando Franklin), but his pass-protection is a serious work in progress. Eli Manning better plan on getting rid of the ball ASAP.

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