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3Round 3 - 23rd pick (87) Davis Webb QB
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June 27 Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was ranked the league's eighth-best player by his peers this season to round out the Giants' four-man representation on the list. Safety Landon Collins (No. 28), cornerback Janoris Jenkins (No. 54) and defensive tackle Damon Harrison (No. 96) made the cut as well.

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Martellus Bennett thinks Jay Cutler is better than Eli Manning.

June 26 Giants assistant who coached Janoris Jenkins with Rams sees major improvement. Tim Walton was the Rams' defensive coordinator in 2013 when Janoris Jenkins was a second-year cornerback bubbling with potential but lacking consistency.

Giants' only kicker is a mystery with a leg - who likes it that way. The official NFL bio of Aldrick Rosas is not very detailed. In fact, under the categories marked "Recent games" and "career stats," the identical sentence serves as all anyone needs to know about this mystery man: "This player does not have any statistics."

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A few free agents departed this offseason. Here's an update on the destinations of all of the Giants' free agents.

June 25 The Giants have released their training camp schedule, which includes eleven practice sessions open to the public. These practice sessions, which will take place at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center on the MetLife Sports Complex, begin on Friday, July 28 at 11:40 a.m. and run through August 14.
Training camp is more than a month away, but the Giants' 2017 season already is their most highly anticipated in recent memory. Five observations to keep an eye on from the Giants' offseason that should have meaning come the summer and fal.

June 23 The expiration date on Eli Manning's status as the Giants' starting quarterback has been a source of debate this offseason. And that's only among the team's front office. Strictly from a financial perspective, it would be cost prohibitive for the Giants to cut ties with Manning before 2019.

How does Giants co-owner John Mara feel about star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.? "I wish we had another dozen players like him," Mara said during an interview with Mike Francesa on WFAN on Thursday afternoon.
But the Giants co-owner admitted the gifted wide receiver is still "a work in progress" and hasn't reached a level of maturity they are comfortable with.
Despite being one of the oldest NFL franchises, the New York Giants have never really had a player on their offense like receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Beckham is a one-of-a-kind talent whose mere presence can create headaches for opposing defenses.

June 22 The trial over a lawsuit that accuses Giants quarterback Eli Manning of knowingly passing off unused helmets to be marketed and sold as game-used has been delayed indefinitely, according to a court filing.
The lawsuit, originally filed in January of 2014, alleges Manning and the Giants knowingly passed off memorabilia they fraudulently claimed was game-used, among other accusations made by three plaintiffs.

June 21 Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall, and Sterling Shepard make up the NFL's top wide receiver trio, at least according to NFL Network's Kyle Brandt. During a recent episode of the "Good Morning Football" show Brandt hosts, he made his case for the New York Giants trio.

The addition of Jets' wide receiver Brandon Marshall has been perceived in two different ways, however, there are 3 reasons why the New York Giants' signing of him cannot fail.

In each of the last two seasons, Will Tye, an undrafted free agent out of Stony Brook, as emerged as the starting tight end. Tye proved to be durable and there were never any questions about his effort. However, when it came to coming close to being a difference maker, that's where things become a little sketchy.

NFL 2017 preview magazine says Giants will make playoff run. But how far? Athlon believes the Giants have the makings of a contender this season, but their offensive line could ultimately hold them back.

June 20 What does Jay Bromley see when he studies the defensive line for the Giants and spots the glaring opening at right defensive tackle? "If I'm being honest, man, I see me," Bromley told The Post recently. "I see me."

Giants coaches and players have been beating an optimistic drum when it comes to offensive tackles Ereck Flowers and Bobby Hart. Their less-than-desirable play a year ago unquestionable hampered the Giants on offense, but we've heard again and again about their youth, offseason dedication and improved conditioning.

Undrafted free agents tend to get their due with the Giants. Victor Cruz, Mark Herzlich, Romeo Okwara, Will Tye - it's not uncommon for an undrafted rookie to earn a roster spot in training camp and then eventually work their way into a starting job. It won't be easy for an undrafted rookie to make the 53-man roster this year, though.

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Lawrence Taylor pleaded guilty Monday to driving while under the influence after he sideswiped a cop car and a motor home in Florida last year.

June 18 An eight-week offseason program came to an end this past week with a three-day mandatory minicamp, providing the Giants with a final look at the players they've assembled. They have gone their separate ways until July 27, when the team reconvenes for training camp.

Jonathan Casillas' Giants outlook: "It's all set up for us" in 2017. Casillas had a career year in 2016 as the Giants' defense emerged as one of the NFL's best and helped power the team's 11-5 finish.

Odell Beckham Jr. vowed to be better than ever. At least in terms of preparation, the wideout believes he is. And if that translates into on-field results for the Giants that mesh with how Beckham feels? It's a thought that should terrify opposing defenses.
Odell Beckham Jr. said at his football camp for kids at Kean University in Union, N.J., that he has never "been as ready as I am now" for a season as he is for the upcoming Giants' 2017 campaign.

June 17 It's coming up on two years since July 4, 2015, the day that changed Jason Pierre-Paul's life, mangling his right hand. The fireworks incident could've ended his career, maybe worse.
He understands now more than ever that he could have left his son Josiah, now 2 1/2, without a father. Does he know you play for the Giants? "Oh, he knows. ... He might even know my number," JPP said with a smile.
Few expected Pierre-Paul to return to the type of player he was pre-injury. Doubts were confirmed in 2015 when Pierre-Paul managed just one sack in eight games while playing with a huge club on his right hand. But Pierre-Paul made major strides last season.

June 16 Davis Webb has already gone through a popular NFL rookie initiation. On Thursday, the rookie quarterback said Eli Manning made him sing a song in front of the whole team, and the third-round pick was tasked with giving his rendition of "Buy U A Drank" by T-Pain in front of his Giants teammates.
Webb said he will move into an apartment this week and stay in the New Jersey area during this six-week break, intent on continuing the NFL football education he started after the Giants made him a third-round pick. "I've learned something new every five minutes,'' Webb said.

Ereck Flowers discussed his offseason adjustments and goals for 2017. The 23-year-old left tackle was a mainstay at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center this offseason. He trained diligently for months, so much so that everyone noticed when the team hit the field for OTAs and minicamp.
The Giants are banking on legitimate improvement from Flowers, which explains why they didn't do as many had expected in the draft and select a potential replacement for him at left tackle.
Last season marked a low point: Flowers surrendered 54 QB pressures in the Giants' final 13 games, per Pro Football Focus, and added 10 penalties in that span. Bobby Hart at right tackle also surrendered 46 total QB pressures, giving the Giants one of the worst tackle combinations of the 2016 season.

June 15 Special Report - Most coaches in the NFL, and that includes coordinators and assistants, have a particular fantasy that continues to recur, although most of them never expect it to bear fruition. What is it? Well, if you're an offensive coordinator you want a proven, professional, two-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback. You want a tall, fast wide receiver. You want an incredibly fast wide receiver who, despite a few lapses in judgment, can burn any defense in the league. You want a slot receiver with moves, strength and football savvy.

Offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan raved about the team's options on offense and all the possibilities having so many weapons can create for quarterback Eli Manning. Sullivan talked about the wide receivers - Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shepard - rookie tight end Evan Engram and the potential in explosive second-year running back Paul Perkins. Sullivan didn't specifically mention the offensive line. Perhaps there is a reason for that.

Offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan is tapping the brakes on praise for first-round pick Evan Engram. But just barely. While no one has actually come out and called Engram the "savior" of the offense, as Sullivan suggested, he does add a new level of variety to how the Giants can line up in 2017.

B.J. Goodson has a pretty good tutor. The second-year middle linebacker is learning this spring from Antonio Pierce, an intern coach in the offseason who won a Super Bowl with the Giants and spent five years in blue.
There is no reason for the Giants to accept anything less than greatness from their defense, given the money and draft picks invested in rebuilding from the dark days of 2015 - when this proud franchise put on the field one of its worst-ever defenses.

Why it's unlikely Odell Beckham Jr. will be a Giant For Life. Carl Banks, Joe Morris, Mark Bavaro, Jim Burt, Justin Tuck, Leonard Marshall, Osi Umenyiora, Amani Toomer, Victor Cruz, Brandon Jacobs, David Tyree, Pepper Johnson, Jim Burt and William Roberts, even Jeremy Shockey for a brief period, will always be considered great Giants. They all started their career with Big Blue but finished elsewhere.

June 14 Eli Manning looks at the collection of talent on this year's roster, and he likes what he sees. Although it's still early and nothing can be ascertained for sure until the pads go on, Manning said he's seen some early signs of progress from his blockers.
Now they have new weapons in Brandon Marshall and first-round tight end Evan Engram to help boost the Giants' pass attack along with Sterling Shepard and, of course, Odell Beckham, who was in attendance Tuesday after skipping all 10 voluntary OTAs.

Every few years, Eli Manning gets asked this question: Is this the most talented group of receivers you've ever had? Manning heard it again Tuesday, regarding Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall, Sterling Shepard (and tight end Evan Engram).
General manager Jerry Reese started the offseason by stating that Manning is "on the back nine." After drafting Davis Webb, Reese said that Manning understands his shelf life.

Odell Beckham Jr.'s presence with the Giants for the first time in a public setting since the playoff loss in Green Bay five months ago should signal the close of another chapter as Big Blue continues to refocus on what lies ahead: the 2017 season and the ultimate quest to reach Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis.
Odell Beckham Jr. didn't take many snaps during the first day of Giants' mandatory minicamp Tuesday, but when he did, he was impossible to miss.
Once drills began, Beckham lined up wide right and drove off the line of scrimmage at the snap. With one stutter-step, the Giants' star wide receiver sprinted to the middle of the field and Eli Manning hit him in stride as if he'd been here the entire spring.

Odell Beckham Jr. let his cleats do the talking Tuesday at his first Giants practice since he skipped OTAs, giving a nod to several media outlets - including ESPN, TMZ?, the Wall Street Journal? and The Post - with a pair of new Nikes that featured their logos with "SHHHHH!!!" superimposed.
Months after Giants general manager Jerry Reese demanded that Beckham finally grow up and mature, Beckham said he skipped a series of workouts with him teammates much to the frustration of the team to -- waaaiiit for it! -- grow and mature.

The star Giants wide receiver denied he skipped the team's voluntary organized team activity practices due to dissatisfaction with his contract situation. Beckham did not confirm or deny, though, that he would like to see his modest rookie deal amended with a big money extension after a historic start to his career.
Beckham continues to carry an awfully lofty opinion of himself that could backfire in contract discussions. He compared his need to bounce back from last season to "LeBron losing a Finals." That would be comparing a three-time NBA champion to an NFL player with an 0-1 career playoff record.

Benny with the good hair is now Benny with the new hair. Giants coach Ben McAdoo, whose appearance has sometimes been as scrutinized as his play-calling, debuted a new McA-do for the opening of Giants minicamp on Tuesday.

June 13 Odell Beckham Jr.'s return to the Giants' facility on Monday was meaningful, but it is anybody's guess what exactly it means. Beckham had promised NFL Network he would attend this week's mandatory minicamp, and he would have been fined $80,405 if he had skipped.
You can bet Beckham's presence will draw quite a crowd of reporters for a much-anticipated post-practice news conference. He has not addressed the media in a public setting since January in the aftermath of the Giants' playoff loss to the Packers.
Since then a lot has happened in his offseason. There was his alleged hole punching incident in Green Bay followed the day after by general manager Jerry Reese coming right out and saying that it was time for Beckham to "grow up" and think about some of the things he does.

June 12 Giants coach Ben McAdoo provided a simple explanation for naming Paul Perkins the starting running back in May. "It was Paul and Rashad (Jennings) last year and Rashad is no longer with us, so Paul is the next man up," McAdoo said on May 2.
Veteran Shane Vereen is coming off an injury-filled 2016 season and is more of a pass-catching threat than an every-down runner. Orleans Darkwa, a career backup, returns from an injury-marred season.
Darkwa enters this year behind Paul Perkins on the running back depth chart, but head coach Ben McAdoo said he believes Darkwa can be an impact player when healthy. If Darkwa stays healthy, he could be in line for a sizable role.

The fact Odell Beckham is apparently coming to minicamp suggests his OTA absence was not all about his modest contract, as was reported by ESPN. Or if it was, Beckham is not ready to push the envelope further by missing mandatory events that would open him up to fines.

June 11 Dave Merritt says Landon Collins has the potential to be the best safety in the NFL in 2017. Collins' jump from his first season to his second one certainly has sparked those possibilities, and he has told people he wants to be considered with Lawrence Taylor as one of the best defenders in team and NFL history.

June 10 Giants OTAs wrapped up Friday with a 10th and final practice, so now all that stands between Big Blue and training camp in late July is next week's three-day mandatory minicamp beginning Tuesday.
After 10 organized team activity practices, the Giants will gather next week for a three-day minicamp. Attendance is mandatory for all players. Those who do not show up will get fined.
Ben McAdoo anticipates a full house next week for the Giants' mandatory minicamp. Yes, even Odell Beckham Jr.

Everyone wants to know how good Paul Perkins can be. Fantasy football owners need to know if Perkins is going to command the most attention in the backfield, even after Giants coach Ben McAdoo declared he would be the team's starting running back. Scouts and draft experts alike predicted the Giants got themselves a sleeper with the selection of Perkins in the 2016 fifth-round.

Prior to just about every week last season, someone on the Giants' offense would say: "This is the week." It was a never-ending waiting game for the offense to break out, connect and start producing at the level most expected. That never happened. Through 16 games and a playoff loss, the offense never mustered 30 points in any single game.
General manager Jerry Reese fortified the defense for the 2016 season and turned his attention to the offense for the 2017 season. Eli Manning's championship window is now. How hungry is this team? "Very, very, very hungry," defensive captain Jonathan Casillas said.

Rookie tight end Evan Engram gripped a football as he followed his teammates into the Giants practice facility following the final session of organized team activities. The first-round draft pick had a pretty good handle on the ball earlier in the afternoon, too, eluding defenders and connecting with quarterback Eli Manning a couple of times during Thursday's seven-on-seven drills.
Evan Engram said "I don't pay a lot of mind to it,'' but he cannot entirely block out the criticism of his blocking. He hears it, because it is impossible not to. There was a slight edge to Engram's words, as if the widespread belief that he is a poor blocker is unfounded.
The problem is that he can't do anything to prove that presumption wrong. Not yet, anyway. The Giants - and all NFL teams - still are practicing without pads and won't be getting anywhere close to full contact until at least the start of training camp in late July.

June 9 One season after revamping the defense, the New York Giants decided to add some firepower to their offense via free agency and the NFL draft. Two big playmakers are now in the fold for a team with an offense that was already among the best in the league.
The Giants are pleased with the work left tackle Ereck Flowers and right tackle Bobby Hart put in together this offseason. Flowers appears to have slimmed down and Hart has gained necessary strength in the weight room.

It's not easy to remove the smile from the face of Giants tight end coach Kevin Gilbride these days. That's what happens when your team invests a first-round pick and significant cap space in free agency at your position.
The tight end wasn't featured much in the Giants' offense last season. Gilbride said he hoped that would change during the upcoming season.

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June 8 Odell Beckham Jr.'s absence from the New York Giants' organized team activities is directly related to the wide receiver's desire for a new contract, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
It's understandable Beckham wants more money. He is scheduled to make $1.8 million in base salary in 2017, the final year of his four-year rookie contract, and about $8.5 million next year thanks to his fifth-year option.
More than 40 receivers in the NFL will make more money from their team this season than Beckham will get from the Giants. "He can't play for $1.8 million," an NFL source opined to The Post, citing the danger of an injury wiping out Beckham's chances for a truly record-breaking contract.
Still, what Beckham has to understand is that the timing of this is tricky, complicated by his unpredictable personality and by his playoff failure in Green Bay in January.
By this time next week, when Beckham is presumably in attendance for the Giants' mandatory mini-camp, perhaps the drama and worry about his relationship with his employers should go down a notch. Or two notches. Or maybe a hundred.

Nobody knows a football player better than his position coach. From the meeting room to the practice field, that's who they spend the most time with at the facility. And that goes double for rookies. So when the Giants' staff met with the media on Wednesday, the assistants broke down the 2017 draft picks like no one else can.

Eli Manning is a prankster, Dalvin Tomlinson wants to sack Dak Prescott, and Plaxico Burress still can't believe he faced single coverage when he caught the game-winning touchdown in Super Bowl XLII. Those were just some of the many highlights at Tuesday night's Giants Town Hall, presented by NewYork-Presbyterian.

June 7 Odell Beckham Jr. showed his strongest sign yet Tuesday night that his absence from Giants OTAs is about the money. And if it's not a holdout, it sure looks like one now.
It's unclear exactly how much Beckham is seeking in a new contract, but it's safe to say he'll at least be aiming to become the highest-paid wide receiver in the league.
John Mara said the team hopes to see the star receiver end his career with the Giants. Mara also said the team has not yet begun negotiations with Beckham's camp on a long-term extension, but those talks could begin soon.

The Jets just cut the savior the Giants need. Ben McAdoo wants talented men of integrity? Meet David Harris. There would be no better mentor or insurance for second-year linebacker B.J. Goodson than Harris.

June 6 On Monday the Giants held their seventh of ten Organized Team Activities (OTAs) which will continue this week until mandatory minicamp wraps up the offseason program next week. Overall, it was a good day for the offense.

Wide receiver Roger Lewis was arrested for operating a vehicle while impaired early Sunday morning in Ohio. Lewis, who was present at Giants OTAs two weeks ago, most recently made headlines as part of the Odell Beckham-headlined Miami boat trip before the team's wild-card loss to the Packers in January.

Former Giants
Chris Snee estimates he watched more film during his decade with the Giants than anyone other than Eli Manning. He always figured he would stay in the game, and he has.

June 4 When running back Paul Perkins dropped a sure touchdown pass Thursday afternoon during team drills at the Giants' practice facility, defensive tackle Damon Harrison raised his hands in the air to celebrate. It was all in fun. Harrison greeted Perkins with a hug and a slap on the helmet as everyone else laughed. As much as learning the offensive and defensive playbooks are a focal point of offseason training activities, so is building the kind of camaraderie and unity that can last throughout a long NFL season.

Don't tell Matt LaCosse OTAs are meaningless. Established players with guaranteed contracts, such as wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and defensive end Olivier Vernon, can skip the OTAs and know they will have a spot on the team come training camp. LaCosse isn't always sure he will back the next day. The sure-handed tight end made the most of Friday's practice, making a pair of diving catches in the end zone that should earn a strong look during the upcoming training camp.

The best, worst and weirdest Giants - at playing softball. Did you know Eli Manning bats lefty? Well, he does. That was one of the revelations coming out of Friday night's Landon Collins Celebrity Softball Game at Palisades Credit Union Park in Pomona, NY.

June 3 Ben McAdoo changes his tune as Odell Beckham, others continue to stay away from OTAs. "We did the attendance song and dance last week," McAdoo said when asked about the challenge of inconsistency in practice with players in-and-out. "So let's skip that this week."
They have the weekend off and will pick back at it on Monday for the final four practices before mandatory minicamp. Here are three players who stood out on Friday: TE Matt LaCosse, QB Josh Johnson, Safety Darian Thompson.  |   Photos   |  Photos

Now that Eli Apple has an NFL season under his belt he's focused on adding some muscle, which isn't just helping his strength but has increased his speed as well. Bigger, stronger, faster.
Eli Apple has not participated in the OTAs since straining his hamstring in the third OTA last Thursday. Apple said the hamstring strain is not the same one that acted up on him last year. He expressed confidence that he would return to the field before the end of the spring program.

With their offseason personnel moves, or lack thereof, the Giants have suggested significant faith in Ereck Flowers and Bobby Hart as a starting offensive tackle duo - faith some would argue is unwarranted. Flowers, the No. 9-overall pick in 2015, has struggled in his first two years at left tackle. Hart, a seventh-round pick that year, lost his starting job late last season after an up-and-down campaign.

June 2 Special Report - So during this relatively quiet time, while Organized Team Activities continue - read: light workouts, physical training, classroom work, team-building stuff - we thought it might be a good idea to look at the team and the coming 2017 from every angle possible. This week, it seemed right to pick out one or two key additions on each unit as a litmus test to gauge how much improvement we can really expect.

June 1 No Giants position group will be more scrutinized this season than the offensive line. The unit struggled again in 2016, and its issues helped contribute to a major step-back by the offense as a whole. The Giants averaged a full touchdown less per game. That brings us to 2017, where the Giants are exuding confidence the line will take a big step forward after doing ... not much.

The NFL season is less than 100 days away. But for now, the New York Giants have reached the midway point of their organized team activities (OTAs). They held their fifth of 10 practices today at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center, and it was a heavy workday with a lot of plays and work in the red zone.

Former Giants
Brandon Jacobs knows what it takes to win a Super Bowl. The running back won two rings during his career with the Giants.

May 31 Sterling Shepard hopes to make more of an impact in the Giants passing game. n his first three NFL games, he caught 84.2 percent of his pass targets for 233 yards (14.6 yards per reception) versus the 58.3 percent of his pass targets for 450 yards (9.2 yards per catch) in his final 12 regular-season games.

The Giants defense needs to improve in these two categories to be 'special'. The two most significant stats where they did not grade out well last season kind of go hand in hand -- passing yards per game and sacks per pass attempt. They finished 23rd in both categories.

Eli Manning is the present. The anticipation is Davis Webb will be the future. Where does that leave Geno Smith, who at 26 is too old to be the new kid on the block and too young to be an afterthought? It leaves him in a sort of quarterback limbo, looking to resurrect an NFL career that languished with the Jets and is far from secure with the Giants.

May 30 Ben McAdoo weighs in on new NFL overtime rules. Fifteen is greater than 10. That was one of the biggest takeaways Giants head coach Ben McAdoo let on to last week when asked about the wave of rules changes NFL owners recently approved at a league meeting in Chicago.

Giants OTAs Week 2: What you need to know. Okay, so why even bother with OTAs if there is no contact allowed? OTAs are a time for the coaches to experiment with different personnel packages to get an idea of what might be worth keeping and what might need to be shelved for the time being.

May 29 Giants co-owner John Mara has waded into the ongoing Colin Kaepernick debate, and is receiving criticism for doing so. Mara recently told The MMQB that he has "never received more emotional mail" than he did about Kaepernick's decision to kneel during the national anthem last season, even though Kaepernick played for a team (the 49ers) several thousand miles away that was not even on the Giants' schedule.

The saviors of last year's Giants defense know job isn't done. In 2015, the Giants ranked 30th in scoring defense, allowing an average of 27.6 points per game, 32nd in yards yielded per game, 31st in first downs allowed and 24th in rushing defense. In 2016, those key ranking numbers changed dramatically from the previous season: No. 2 in the league in scoring defense, allowing only 17.8 points per game, No. 10 in yards allowed, No. 5 in first downs allowed and No. 3 in rushing defense.

May 28 The 2017 Giants roster is set. Sure, there will be some minor additions and subtractions. They made some this past week when they signed veteran safety Duke Ihenacho and defensive end Devin Taylor. But there won't be any more major moves, and the key players on the team now will be the key players in September and beyond.

Odell Beckham Jr. did not attend OTAs last week - they are voluntary but really not - and remained in his adopted offseason California home so he can work out with his personal trainer and hang out with his pals in Hollywood rather than his teammates in New Jersey. The implied message: He's bigger than the team.

May 27 Geno Smith has waited two years to become a starting quarterback again. He's apparently willing to wait a bit longer. The new Giants backup and ex-Jets enigma said Thursday he turned down opportunities to compete for starting jobs with other teams in order to sign on for a year as - best case scenario - the No. 2 quarterback behind a guy who's never missed a game.

If the first three practices of OTAs this past week are any indication of the mindset of the Giants' defense, the unit should have no problem living up to coordinator Steve Spagnuolo's mantra of staying hungry.

Did Giants WR Odell Beckham take an indirect shot at coach Ben Ben McAdoo? This isn't the first time McAdoo and Beckham have been at odds publicly. After the third game of his rookie season as head coach, McAdoo said that Beckham needed to "be less of a distraction..." after the receiver infamously slammed his helmet into a kicking net late in a loss to the Redskins.
Beckham, whom Giants general manager Jerry Reese after last season implored to become more mature as a "face of the franchise," has drawn headlines this week for skipping the team's OTAs. Chris Carter's premise that he can offer Beckham different "position-specific" information than the Giants coaching staff has some merit, considering Carter's accomplishments in the game.

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May 26 On Thursday the Giants held their third of ten Organized Team Activities (OTAs) which will continue for the next three weeks until mandatory minicamp wraps up the offseason program the week of June 12. This is Phase Three of the offseason program. Contact is still prohibited.
Mark Herzlich worked on both offense and defense, switching his jersey accordingly. In a 7-on-7 drill, Herzlich showed nice soft hands in going up the seam for a pass, beating safety Jadar Johnson.

Odell Beckham has missed the Giants' first three OTAs, and things don't sound too optimistic for the remaining seven. The Giants' star wide receiver told NFL Network's Kimberly Jones that he will "for sure" be in attendance at June's mandatory three-day minicamp, which he is contractually obligated to attend.
Though it was believed the star Giants receiver might be present for the team's OTA workout Thursday, Beckham was a no-show in New Jersey again. The 24-year-old, who worked out with the disgraced former Browns quarterback this week, reportedly remains in Los Angeles, and it is unclear when, or if, Beckham will participate in any of the voluntary sessions with the Giants.

Former Giants
Victor Cruz will be reunited in the Windy City with former Giants teammates Prince Amukamara and Rueben Randle, both of whom have signed with the Bears
Victor Cruz thinks the team intentionally limited his opportunities. That's what the wide receiver said during an interview with "The Breakfast Club" on Tuesday.
Victor Cruz is delusional for his Giant conspiracy theory, he just wasn't the same player after injuries.

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