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May 6 The Giants added another quarterback to their stable of backups behind Daniel Jones on Tuesday. For offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, it's a familiar face, too: former Dallas Cowboys backup Cooper Rush.

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Odell Beckham Jr. foresees one of his best seasons: 'This is my time'. Beckham underwent surgery Jan. 21 to address a hip and groin injury that slowed him throughout one of his worst seasons last year.

May 5 Giants co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch sent a letter to season ticket holders Monday notifying them that the next payments in their respective plans were being deferred until July 1, 2020 given the "current landscape" and economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

 May 3 The NFL's 2020 scheduled is expected to be released late next week. But we already know the home and road opponents for each team. Just not the order and dates of the games. (And that doesn't matter as much as the actual opponents anyway.) Here's early game-by-game picks for the Giants, as head coach Joe Judge makes his debut and quarterback Daniel Jones enters Year 2.

May 1 The Giants are in their second week of virtual coach-player meetings, the first opportunity Joe Judge has had to talk Xs and Os with players. Judge has been impressed with how players studied playbooks and film received this month. "The thing that has flashed out so far is there a lot of guys working hard and demonstrating that they know the material," he said.

Apr 30 The Giants announced they have picked up the fifth-year options on the rookie contracts of tight end Evan Engram and safety Jabrill Peppers, virtually ensuring they will be with the team through the 2021 season.

Apr 29 The Giants did not select a center during the 2020 NFL Draft, but that doesn't mean the organization didn't come out of last weekend with a long-term solution to the position of need, capable of wreaking havoc inside.
If Shane Lemieux is able to show he can handle himself at center, he could be in line for a starting role, perhaps immediately. That is getting ahead of the situation, of course, but it is not far-fetched.

Apr 28 The New York Giants elected to place a rare unrestricted free-agent tender on outside linebacker Markus Golden. The "May 5" tender still allows Golden to negotiate a deal with other teams. The Giants would not receive any compensation if he signed elsewhere, but Golden would count toward the 2021 compensatory pick formula if he signed with another team.

The inside story of how the Giants landed Andrew Thomas, the most coveted tackle in the NFL Draft. At least eight teams had Thomas ranked as their top offensive tackle, NJ Advance Media learned in recent weeks, so the Giants believed they had to grab him with the fourth pick.

Apr 27 The numbers on the field by the Giants offensive line --119 quarterback hits, which was the third-most allowed by any offensive line last year--certainly didn't come close to reflecting the hefty financial investment the Giants made in the unit. The Giants' offensive line was their highest-paid unit in 2019, a trend that continued into the 2020 offseason.
Did Dave Gettleman fully fix the Giants offensive line during the 2020 NFL Draft? This is the draft the Giants have been waiting for since December 0f 2017, when Dave Gettleman was hired as general manager. He vowed then to fix the offensive line. And after two years, he entered this draft vowing to fix it "once and for all."
Dave Gettleman delivered in his make-or-break Giants moment. He has given Daniel Jones the chance to flourish that Eli Manning wish he had toward the end of his Hall of Fame career. He has given Saquon Barkley more of a chance to honor his Gold Jacket Guy talent. He has given his offense a better chance to score points and keep his defense off the field.

Apr 26 Giants 2020 NFL Draft Report Card: Dave Gettleman's focus on O-line was clear. Here's the report card on how Gettleman did in what might just be the most important draft of his NFL career.

Giants draft speed, defense on final day. Six of the seven players the Giants acquired on the final day of the NFL Draft play defense, but the team's primary goal went deeper than simply replenishing one unit. "The theme of the day for defense was speed," general manager Dave Gettleman said after the seven-hour marathon that was the final four rounds.

Giants' Dave Gettleman boosted offensive line in 2020 NFL Draft. The phrase has an edge to it and often sounds foreboding, or a warning: "Once and for all." For Dave Gettleman, it is a vow..

Apr 25 - UPDATE - Giants draft Georgia LB Tae Crowder in Rd. 7.
Apr 25 - UPDATE - Giants draft Minnesota CB Chris Williamson in Rd. 7.
Apr 25 - UPDATE - Giants draft South Carolina LB T.J. Brunson in RD 7.
Apr 25 - UPDATE - Giants draft Minnesota LB Carter Coughlin in RD 7.
Apr 25 - UPDATE - Giants draft Penn State LB Cam Brown in Rd. 6.
Apr 25 - UPDATE - Giants draft Oregon G Shane Lemieux in Rd. 5.
Apr 25 - UPDATE - With the 110th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected UCLA cornerback Darnay Holmes.

Apr 25 Giants trending upward with Xavier McKinney, Andrew Thomas pick. Gettleman took one more small step for Giantkind when stud Alabama safety Xavier McKinney virtually fell in his lap with the 36th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Giants doubled down on offensive line rebuild by Selecting UConn Tackle Matt Peart. A four-year starter at Uconn, Peart started all 48 games, 24 on the left side, and 24 on the right side! With head coach Joe Judge and general manager Dave Gettleman talking about the importance of versatile lineman, Peart had to have been a natural choice for the Giants.

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Patriots' Bill Belichick's dog steals the show on Day 2.

Apr 24 - UPDATE - With the 99th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected UConn offensive lineman Matt Peart.
Apr 24 - UPDATE - With the 36th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Alabama safety Xavier McKinney.

Apr 24 Dave Gettleman finally did the right thing by addressing Giants' O-line in first round of 2020 NFL Draft Andrew Thomas represents exactly what Gettlman had to do.
The Giants' selection of Andrew Thomas with the No. 4 overall pick in Thursday night's NFL Draft was the culmination of interest that began during the NFL Combine and built to a crescendo over the past three weeks.
Dave Gettleman finally did the right thing by addressing Giants' O-line in first round of 2020 NFL Draft Andrew Thomas represents exactly what Gettlman had to do. If the Giants are right about him, he'll be the anchor of their line for many, many years.

Apr 23 - UPDATE - Giants draft Georgia OT Andrew Thomas with No. 4 pick.

Apr 23 The Giants announced that defensive lineman Leonard Williams has signed the franchise tag offer given to him by the team last month. In eight games for the Giants, Williams managed just half a sack but also recorded 31 pass pressures (third on the team). He also had an impact on the team's run defense.

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The NFL Draft starts today. Round 1 start time: 8 p.m. ET.
TV channels: ABC | ESPN | NFL Network Live stream: ESPN app | NFL app | DAZN (in Canada). Each team in the first round will be given 10 minutes to make its pick. Based on that time frame, the first round is expected to conclude by approximately 11:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, The start time for the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft is 7 p.m. ET on Friday. Round 3 of the NFL Draft will also play out Friday night.

Apr 22 Giants' preference is to trade down in 2020 NFL Draft. The Giants will be finalizing their draft board over the next few days so they can decide who they could take with the fourth overall pick. But they really don't want to make the pick at No. 4.

Apr 20 Monday, April 20 marked the first day of a new era--and no, not just the Joe Judge era as Giants head coach. The start of Monday's off-season program also marked an era in which, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NFL teams will need to conduct their off-season programs remotely while stay-at-home orders and social distancing remains in place across the country. The first part of the virtual program will consist of three consecutive weeks of classroom instruction, workouts and non-football educational programs using videoconferencing technology.

Draft Week is here, football fans. Round 1 of the 85th annual National Football League player selection meeting begins virtually at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 23. Rounds 2-3 kick off at 7 p.m. the following night, and Rounds 4-7 take place starting at noon on Saturday. The 2020 NFL Draft will be presented across ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network.

Apr 19 The Giants might need more than a few seconds to make their first-round draft pick this year. General manager Dave Gettleman - known for his convictions and quick submissions to defy a 10-minute clock - is open to marrying "best player available" and team needs with pick No. 4. That means Gettleman will not just select the player atop the draft board regardless of position if there are others within a similar grade range, like a two-point margin.

Apr 18 Special Report - Giants' general manager Dave Gettleman, complete with his New England accent, conducted a question and answer production Friday with the media, and naturally the subject was next Thursday's first round of the NFL draft.
There were 42 invitees on the line when Gettleman joined, along with Chris Petit, the team's director of college scouting - a position he has held for two years but has 15 years of service to the team.
Gettleman dominated the proceedings, as might be expected, and another absolute certainty was that he wasn't about to give away any secrets. Question: "Do you guys have an idea of who your first-round pick is going to be, even if you don't tell us? Answer: "We are still discussing that."

Apr 16 The Giants' offseason program will officially begin Monday with a team meeting, position coaches conferring with their players and the coordinators introducing their systems to the offense, defense and special teams. First-year coach Joe Judge will address his entire roster for the first time. And all communication will be done remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Giants found fortune in a 2018 undrafted free agent out of Nebraska by the name of Nick Gates. Gates was a versatile lineman for the Cornhuskers offense; he played both tackle positions and earned honorable All Big-10 team nominations in 2016 and 2017. Gates spent his rookie season on injured reserve. Last year, he was thrust into the starting lineup at right tackle after incumbent Mike Remmers suffered a minor back injury before Week 10 against the Jets.

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NFL has discussed playing in empty or half-full stadiums, as calls grow for sports' return.

Apr 15 The Giants taking 'by committee' approach to their pass rush. "By committee" is a phrase that often prompts cold sweats or head-shaking skepticism whenever it is uttered - and rightfully so. "By committee" often means there is no single person capable or willing to do the task, which is why a group is assembled.

Apr 14 Gettleman: Leonard Williams' franchise tag was 'prudent' move. Last month, the Giants placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on the defensive tackle for whom they sent the Jets two draft choices. Williams was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the start of the NFL's new business year on March 18.

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The 2020 NFL draft is going virtual: How it will work, and what you should know.

Apr 11 As we inch closer to the draft and the uncertainty of the 2020 NFL season, Giants fans can only sit back and wonder what the offense under Jason Garrett will look like. How will he take advantage of the offense's strengths while disguising its weaknesses?

Julian Love is spending far more time in his family garage than ever before. It is there where his makeshift workout facility is coming together, where the Giants' second-year safety is trying to stay in shape during this COVID-19 pandemic, where he will remain, in Chicago instead of the team facility in East Rutherford, N.J., for the foreseeable future.

Apr 10 How the Lions have put the Giants in a tough spot ahead of 2020 NFL Draft Detroit is open for business when it comes to the No. 3 pick.

Former Giants
Mark Ingram Sr. seeks transfer to home confinement during coronavirus crisis.

Apr 7 The Giants have one of the NFL's best running backs in Saquon Barkley. But do they have enough behind him for the short- and long-term future? The addition of Dion Lewis gives new Giants head coach Joe Judge a player with whom he's crossed paths in New England and a still young enough veteran to serve as a mentor in the team's running backs room.

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Commissioner Roger Goodell informed all 32 NFL clubs that the 2020 NFL Draft would proceed in a fully virtual format. League and club facilities are set to remain closed indefinitely, to ensure the NFL is in compliance with current regulations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and therefore clubs were advised to prepare to conduct the draft outside of their facilities.

Apr 4 Dion Lewis grew up in Albany, N.Y. when the Giants' training camp was held there. Lewis and his father would drive over to the University at Albany to watch practice. Now Lewis will wear the same uniform as the heroes of his youth. The Giants last week signed the nine-year veteran to be Saquon Barkley's backup.

The Giants are moving forward with their draft preparation with all their coaches, scouts and front office executives scattered across the country. Meetings are held via video conferencing, with as many as 15-20 participants at a time.

Apr 2 Colt McCoy eager to work with Daniel Jones. McCoy has played in the NFL since joining the Cleveland Browns out of the University of Texas as a third-round draft choice in 2010.
Once upon a time, Colt McCoy was a starting NFL quarterback. He ran smack into an unwelcome impediment to his development between his first and second seasons. He hopes to be able to share this experience with Daniel Jones.

Mar 31 Why Giants' Blake Martinez says his weakness with Packers was a 'misconception', had more to do with Green Bay. His reasoning points a finger at the Packers' defensive philosophy under defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.

Mar 29 With the bulk of free agency in the books around the NFL, and certainly for the Giants, it is a good time to sit back and assess what general manager Dave Gettleman did and why, and where the players he added eventually will fit in.

Mar 27 Did free agency set Giants up to retain dubious mark as one of NFL's worst cover defenses? While there is a lot to like about the Giants adding a veteran presence at cornerback in James Bradberry, and a potential high-upside pass rusher such as former Packers linebacker Kyler Fackrell, Gettleman either missed out on or sat out the markets for some of the top offensive tackles and inside linebackers available.

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Eli Manning on Tom Brady surprise, his coronavirus reality, everything Giants. The retired Pride of the Giants is just like the rest of us - held hostage inside his New Jersey home, practicing social distancing, washing his hands.

Mar 25 James Bradberry, the prize of the Giants' haul this spring, agreed to a three-year contract worth $45 million. The Giants need Bradberry to do for them what he did for the Panthers. Operating in the NFC South, Bradberry went against Michael Thomas (Saints), Julio Jones (Falcons) and Mike Evans (Buccaneers) a total of six games last season and allowed one touchdown.

Mar 24 Saquon Barkley has his backup. New head coach Joe Judge reached back into what he knows best - his time spent with the Patriots - to bring in Dion Lewis, who agreed to terms on a one-year deal Monday with the Giants.

The Giants have re-signed wide receiver Corey Coleman Monday, bringing back a promising wide receiver one year removed from tearing his ACL.

Mar 23 The Giants could still use a safety, center and others. In some ways, Dave Gettleman went for quantity over quality during his free-agent shopping spree last week.
Dave Gettleman is no longer trying to make patchwork roster fixes for the upcoming season while simultaneously looking toward the future. He has admitted he incorrectly tried to win while rebuilding the past few years.
Will this team be better in 2020 than it was in 2019? Here's a look at the players Gettleman has signed this offseason, and figuring out if those qualify as actual upgrades from the players they're replacing.

Mar 20 Giants sign Redskins' Colt McCoy to back up Daniel Jones: 3 instant takeaways - Why it's a smart choice.
Quarterback Colt McCoy has agreed to terms with the Giants on a one-year deal that includes $1.5 million guaranteed. McCoy, 33, spent the past six years in Washington. He joins Daniel Jones and veteran Alex Tanney on the team's depth chart.

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For the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak has turned the sports world and the real world on its head, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has addressed the topic.

Mar 19 Giants sign tackle Cam Fleming to one-year deal. Fleming will likely slide into starting right tackle job. Originally a fourth-round pick by New England in 2014, Fleming played his first four seasons with the Patriots, but played the last two seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.
Why the Giants still need serious offensive line upgrades after signing Cowboys' Cameron Fleming (and who they can target). While there is plenty of familiarity with Fleming - offensive coordinator Jason Garrett and offensive line coach Marc Colombo coached him with the Cowboys - he's also never been a full-time starter in his NFL career and only started six games combined the last two years.

Giants co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch sent a letter to season-ticket holders Wednesday stating they are deferring payments for those enrolled in both the six-month and pay-in-full plans because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Mar 18 Special Report - The Giants stuck their hands and checkbooks in the barrel Tuesday and came up with three new players, all of whom fit specific needs during this preseason, pre-draft period called free agency. They wound up with James Bradberry, a cornerback; Blake Martinez, a middle (or inside) linebacker; and Levine Toilolo, a tight end.
Bradberry, 6-1 and 215, appears to be the most immediate starter. The former Carolina Panther (yes, he was drafted by Giants' general manager Dave Gettleman in the second round in 2016) has missed only four starts in the last three seasons.

Mar 17 This was not a want, it was a need. The Giants could not go into the 2020 season without an experienced starting cornerback to lead the way for all the youngsters at the position. They struck quickly Monday on the first day of free-agent negotiations, agreeing to terms with James Bradberry, one of the best corners on the open market.

Mar 16 The Giants announced the team has placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on defensive tackle Leonard Williams, a former first-round draft choice for whom they sent the Jets two draft choices on Oct. 29 - a third-round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft and a second choice that is a conditional fifth-rounder in 2021.

Mar 14 After the most productive season of his career, David Mayo gets reported three-year deal with New York. After starting only four games in his first four NFL seasons, Mayo replaced the injured Ryan Connelly and started 13 games for the Giants. He finished second on the team with 80 tackles (50 solo).

Mar 13 The Giants issued the following statement -"Ten days ago, we convened an internal task force to monitor the developments of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak... As of today and for the foreseeable future, we have taken our scouts and coaches off the road for pro days and campus workouts."

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Del Shofner, master pass receiver with the Giants, dies at 85 The long-distance throws he caught from Y.A. Tittle thrilled fans and led the team to three straight league championship games in the '60s.

Mar 12 The New York Giants own the fourth overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft, a sweet spot that could produce more picks via a trade down, a defensive playmaker or an offensive lineman. The last of those three outcomes is always a realistic option with general manager Dave Gettleman in charge.

Mar 11 The Giants were one of six teams (Denver, Houston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Seattle) awarded three compensatory draft picks. New England had the most in the league with four picks.

Mar 10 Rhett Ellison, a quietly consistent performer who was respected by his teammates and a mentor to his fellow tight ends, announced his retirement after eight NFL seasons, the last three with the Giants.

It did not take uncanny prediction skills for Giants general manager Dave Gettleman to anticipate what the reaction will be if he does not re-sign defensive lineman Leonard Williams. "I'd get killed," Gettleman said. Hold the abuse ... for now.

Mar 8 New Giants head coach Joe Judge made it abundantly clear: You should not sign a veteran player to serve as a mentor to younger teammates. The veteran must have a defined role and offer enough past work on the field for the new team to project a contribution on game day. Of all the positions the Giants need to attend to, there is no more glaring absence of experience than at cornerback. This is alarming.

Mar 5 It is no wonder the Giants at present look at if they possess a rag-tag defense. Rummaging through the bargain bin goes only so far. You get ... what you pay for. The way it works in the offseason, the 51 players on the roster with the largest salary-cap numbers count against the cap. In that group, the Giants have 23 players under contract on defense, accounting for just $24.3 million on a salary cap that is expected to rise to more than $200 million for the first time.

Mar 4 The Giants have exercised their option on Alex Tanney's contract. Tanney, who joined the team in 2018, is set to make a non-guaranteed salary of $950,000.

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Steve Weatherford - His 2012 NY Giants Super Bowl ring has been stolen.

Mar 3 Great debate still rages on Giants quarterback Daniel Jones' future. Some insiders believe he was "just OK" as a rookie, with an 87.7 rating, 3,024 passing yards, 24 touchdowns, 12 interceptions and a league-high 18 fumbles.

Mar 2 The NFL Players Association is still working out the details of how everyone in the union will vote on the proposed collective bargaining agreement. New York Giants offensive tackle Nate Solder, who is the team's player rep, thinks everyone should vote to ratify the deal, according to NBC Sports' Peter King.

Feb 29 Dave Gettleman admitted the Giants are "open for business" with the fourth overall pick in the NFL Draft, but only to a point. He won't risk dropping too far and missing out on an elite player. It's just not exactly clear where Gettleman's line is when it comes to the top players in this draft.

Feb 27 To the surprise of no one, the Giants on Wednesday began what figures to be a hefty roster cleanup, releasing linebackers Alec Ogletree and Kareem Martin. The moves saves the Giants $13 million on the 2020 salary cap, providing valuable financial resources with NFL free agency arriving March 18.

Feb 26 If you're a Giants player returning from last year, new Giants head coach Joe Judge doesn't care if you were an all-Pro, a starter, benched, injured, drafted high or not even drafted at all. Judge was mainly mum when it came to questions about quarterback Daniel Jones and whether he would be the starting quarterback moving forward.

Big Blue wouldn't commit to Jones as its franchise QB on Tuesday -- but it's not what you think. So does that mean the Giants aren't sold on Jones? Could they be looking at the quarterbacks in the 2020 draft? Could they maybe be in the market for a veteran? Could those Tom Brady rumors be real? The short answer to all of the above is: No.

They were just four words, but they were four words Giants fans so badly wanted to hear tumble Tuesday from the lips of Dave Gettleman at the NFL Scouting Combine: "We're open for business." There is no better time to be open for business than now, when three teams drafting directly behind you - the Dolphins, Chargers and Panthers - are desperate for one of the draft's two or three franchise quarterbacks - Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert and possibly Jordan Love.

Feb 22 Giants should look to draft Mekhi Becton. Despite a desperate need for defensive playmakers and the appeal of trading back in the first round of the NFL Draft to hoard selections and improve one of the league's least-talented rosters, the Giants are best off using the No. 4 overall pick on offense, according to NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah.

Feb 21 Daniel Jones will head into the 2020 season as the starting quarterback for the New York Giants. Eli Manning's retirement guaranteed new head coach Joe Judge will turn his offense over to Jones, who was the No. 6 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. But not everyone is sold on Jones.

Feb 20 A multi-step plan to address the Giants' biggest personnel needs. The Giants proved in 2014 and again in 2016 that spending like a wild man out of control in free agency is not the way to build a football team. So don't expect them to go crazy this year.

Former Giants
Ike Hilliard spent the 2019 season helping Terry McLaurin become the NFL's best rookie receiver. Now, Hilliard will be tasked with trying to build the Steelers' receiving corps into one of the league's best.

Feb 18 Why the Giants need to re-sign Leonard Williams. The Giants have decisions all across their roster to make this off-season, but perhaps none looms more significant than how to handle the contract for defensive lineman Leonard Williams.

Feb 14 Special Report - As the Giants continue to realign their payroll, decide on roster structure and search not only the available college athletes in preparation for the April draft, they are also attempting to "clean house," as it were, in terms of which players to whom they must bid farewell. This will be determined by two factors - how did they play last season and how much money do they make?

Feb 13 Markus Golden, who last year signed a one-year prove-it deal with the Giants, became the first Giants defender to produce double-digit sacks (10.0) since defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul recorded 12.5 sacks in 2014. He was also the first Giants linebacker to accomplish the feat since Lawrence Taylor last did it in 1990 when he recorded 10.5 sacks.

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Ben McAdoo to be hired as Jaguars quarterbacks coach. The former Giants head coach had been out of the league for the past two years after being fired by the Giants in 2017.

Feb 11 Darius Slayton already taking steps to building on stunning rookie season. One week after he was on Super Bowl Radio Row - a sign of just how much his star quotient has changed in a year - Slayton met up with Jones on Duke's campus to stay sharp.

Feb 10 Giants head coach Joe Judge announced the composition of the team's 2020 coaching staff. Judge's 20-member staff is comprised of nine coaches who arrived from other NFL teams, including two who were head coaches last season; five who spent the 2019 season coaching collegiate football; and six who were with the Giants last year.

Feb 6 Owning his mistakes: Giants' John Mara insists he can turn the floundering franchise around, but some have their doubts. Their rebuilding process wears on, with yet another new head coach, Joe Judge - a gamble by Mara.

Feb 5 Daniel Jones said last week in Miami that he planned to continue one of Eli Manning's traditions: Gathering Giants wide receivers for some throwing and route-running sessions in the offseason. Given that Manning often ran these sessions at Duke, it made sense that Jones would do the same, given that he actually played at Duke.

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2020 NFL important dates to follow.

Feb 1 Joe Judge's initial Giants coaching staff is almost complete. He has hired all of his primary position coaches, with Sean Spencer (defensive line) being the latest. Some lower-profile hires could still be coming. But the staff is essentially set.

Jan 31 Dave Gettleman stepped to a podium in East Rutherford on Dec. 31 and flaunted the Giants' hiring of "four computer folks" and "software" as the organization's newfound commitment to analytics. "We are committed to being forward-thinking," he said. (Gettleman, by the way, later insisted his analytics taunt was a joke.)

Jan 30 There is a collective groan every time Giants GM Dave Gettleman mentions running the ball or "old school" football. It makes him seem out of touch to a generation dazzled by analytics and some dizzying passing statistics. But building a team around running the ball and stopping the run remains Gettleman's philosophy, and it appears to be one he shares with new Giants head coach Joe Judge.

Jan 28 Giants to hire Freddie Kitchens as tight ends coach: What it means for Evan Engram, Kaden Smith. The 45-year-old joins rookie head coach Joe Judge's offensive staff under new offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. With Scott Simonson expected to hit free agency, Kitchens' hire will directly impact tight ends Evan Engram and Kaden Smith.

Jan 26 Its unfair to measure an athletes career by such a small segment, but in Eli Mannings case it fits. To understand why Giants fans took to Eli, all you needed was to be there for the 70 days connecting Nov. 25, 2007, and Feb. 3, 2008.

How old is this baby-faced kid? Does he even shave? That was my first impression of Eli Manning. I remember thinking, Im going to have to hold his hand and babysit this kid his rookie year. Boy, was I wrong. It only took a few film sessions with him to realize, This kid gets it. He can read defenses and he understands protections. This is going to fun and we are going to win some games. Looking back, I learned more from him than he probably learned from me.

Jan 25 The Giants started Eli Manning as a rookie in 2004, inserting him in late November. He lost his first six starts. He had three touchdowns, eight interceptions, and a 47.5 quarterback rating in those games - including one game with a 0.0 rating and another with a 16.9. Thats what the Giants were dealing with, entering their Week 17 home game against the Cowboys. "He hadnt done all that much," Mara said. "We all had some doubts: Had we made the right decision?"

Its only right for Eli Manning to be a First-Ballot Hall of Famer. During his 16-year NFL career, Eli Manning did more than enough to be named a Hall of Famer when his time arrives. "Wellington Mara always said, Once a Giant, always a Giant, Manning said. "For me, its only a Giant."

Eli Manning brought the curtain down on his momentous 16-year career at an emotional ceremony and news conference in the fieldhouse at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center, where team president John Mara said, "no Giant will ever wear No. 10 again." Mara also said, "you will always be the ultimate Giant, and we would be honored to induct you into our Ring of Honor next season.

Jan 24 Who caught Eli Mannings touchdowns? Breaking down all the Giants receivers. Eli Manning is retiring with 366 career touchdown passes - seventh-most in NFL history - thrown to 58 different receivers, including 19 one-and-dones. The first went to Jeremy Shockey and the last went to Darius Slayton.

Jan 23 Eli Manning is ready to write the final chapter of his historic career. One of the best, most popular and most decorated players in Giants history, Manning, a two-time Super Bowl winner and most valuable player, will announce his retirement Friday.
Ernie Accorsi will be forever linked to Eli Manning. It was Accorsi - as the Giants general manager in 2004 - who acquired Manning in that years draft., ending a 16-year career spent entirely with the team he joined in a draft-day trade in 2004.
Eli Manning will officially retire on Friday, bringing a 16-year Giants career to a close. The longtime franchise quarterback has had plenty of defining moments over his career. Here are the best. Eli Mannings Top 10 moments.

Jan 21 As the Chiefs and 49ers prepare to meet in Super Bowl LIV, the Giants are once again watching from home, as general manager Dave Gettleman tries to get them back on track. But how did the Giants get here in the first place?

Jan 20 Jason Garrett reveals why he took Giants offensive coordinator job. Jason Garrett didnt know Joe Judge very well before becoming the new Giants offensive coordinator, but the former Cowboys head coach quickly believed the two would work well together after interviewing for the job.

Jan 19 Eli Manning will do it his way as Giants future grows clearer. He volunteers as his oldest daughter, Ava, competes in the pool. Manning also helps coach Avas youth basketball team and jokes that the parents can be more of a handful than the media he dealt with for 16 years as an NFL quarterback.

Jan 18 Jason Garrett is the new offensive coordinator of the New York Giants. New coach Joe Judge made the announcement Friday night, hiring the former Dallas Cowboys head coach less than two weeks after he was let go by the Giants NFC East rivals.
Giants coach Joe Judge announced the three most significant members of his coaching staff: coordinators Jason Garrett (offense), Patrick Graham (defense) and Thomas McGaughey (special teams). Graham will also serve as assistant head coach.

Special Report - As new head coach Joe Judge assembles his staff of assistants -- even former Dallas head coach Jason Garrett has interviewed for the open Offensive Coordinator position -- he will eventually have to look at the roster and make some tough decisions. Shaping the roster will play a role in what the coaching staff looks like, and vice versa.
So, while there are still plenty of coach openings, especially on offense (that will come together once the OC is in place), the Giants roster, the one with several young building blocks, veterans and backups that managed to finish the 2019 season at just 4-12, will likely look very different next season.

Jan 17 After a dismal performance in the regular season by the NY Giants, attention has been diverted to the upcoming 2020 NFL draft. The Giants possess the number four overall pick in the draft and have a plethora of options available to them at their respective draft slot.

Former Giants
Odell Beckham Jr. - Dave Gettleman was right: Trading OBJ was best for the Giants.

Jan 16 The Giants bosses thought enough of Jason Garrett that they planned to interview him for their head coaching job last week. They always knew hed be tough to sell to their fan base, though. Selling him as their new offensive coordinator would be a lot easier. And it would make much more sense.

Jan 14 Blueprint for how the Giants should handle their important 2020 offseason Dave Gettleman and Joe Judge have a daunting task ahead of them as they prepare for an organizational rebuild.

Joe Judges first two decisions were, reportedly, to bring back the special teams (Thomas McGaughey) and wide receivers coach (Tyke Tolbert) from Pat Shurmurs staff. Two other hires (defensive coordinator Patrick Graham and quarterbacks coach Jerry Schuplinski) have ties to Judge from their time in the New England Patriots organization.

Jan 13 Joe Judge will shake up Giants with key Bill Belichick philosphy. "What I learned from Coach Belichick was real simple: Be flexible within your personnel," Judge said. "Dont try to shove round pegs into square holes. Figure out what you have. Let them play to their strengths."

The New York Giants are hiring a familiar face to fill the vacant defensive coordinator role on Joe Judges inaugural staff. Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Patrick Graham is being hired by the Giants in the same capacity.

Jan 12 New Giants coach Joe Judge huddled with Steve Serby to talk everything from his influences to his approach and philosophy, to why he is the right person for the job.

Jan 11 Eli Manning seemed to slam the door shut on returning to the Giants. John Mara cracked it open. Two weeks after Manning called it doubtful he would return to the Giants as a backup to Daniel Jones, Mara told WFANs "Moose and Maggie" on Friday that Manning still is weighing his future options.

Jan 10 To illustrate just how excited the New York Giants are about new head coach Joe Judge, they held his introductory press conference in the glitzy Coachs Club within MetLife Stadium instead of the auditorium in the teams headquarters on the other side of the parking lot.
The Giants have won just 12 games in three seasons that have dispirited their fervent fan base. But Judge, who won three Super Bowls in his eight seasons as an assistant coach with the New England Patriots, said change is coming.
Judge was introduced as the new Giants coach at MetLife Stadium on Thursday and was in his element, waxing poetic about his ideas and philsophies as a coach, and how important it is to be a teacher, too. His first teaching job was less ... enjoyable.

Jan 9 Digging into Joe Judges mysterious Giants coaching staff. Described by one coach familiar with the set up in New England as "one of the most trusted assistants Belichick has ever had there," Judge is telling people his offensive staff is nearly set.
Judge joined the Patriots in 2012 as the teams assistant special teams coach, a position he held for three years. He was elevated to special teams coordinator in 2015 and was given the additional responsibility of coaching the wide receivers in 2019 after Chad OShea left the Patriots to become the Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator.
In eight years under Belichick, mostly running the Patriots special teams, Judge became a sidekick of sorts to one of the greatest head coaches in NFL history, who "absolutely loved him," the source said. He even spent countless hours talking with Judge about everything that goes into coaching -- not just special teams.

Jan 8 How Joe Judge became the Giants head coach: Sources weigh in on the timeline of events "He blew everyone away".
The casual Giants fan probably hasnt heard much about Joe Judge before he was hired as the teams head coach. So heres what you need to know about the franchises big swing at a dark-horse hire.
Matt Rhule was viewed as the front-runner for the job. He chose not to even interview with the Giants before accepting Carolinas seven-year, $62 million deal on Tuesday. The Giants declined to meet those terms -- cant blame them -- and turned to Judge.
Joe Judge, who blew the Giants away during his interview, is known as a fiery coach who isnt afraid to ruffle feathers with players. His path also has a strikingly familiar feel to Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who was the Philadelphia Eagles special-teams coach for nine seasons under coach Andy Reid.

Jan 7 The Giants 2019 offensive line apparently wasnt as bad as some people thought. Thats the opinion of Pro Football Focus, whose Ben Linsey ranked the Giants as the 17th best unit out of 32 teams, topping four playoff teams--Seattle, Buffalo, Houston, and Minnesota--in the rankings.

Jan 6 Now that the Giants have fired coach Pat Shurmur and opted to retain general manager Dave Gettleman for 2020 (though perhaps not beyond that), lets take a look at what Gettleman needs to do, in order to get results from this Giants rebuild.

Former Giants
Pat Shurmur on the Redskins Radar? Shurmur was last the offensive coordinator when Case Keenum and the Minnesota Vikings went to the NFC Championship game in Philadelphia.

Jan 5 Matt Rhule is expected to interview for the Giants head coach vacancy as soon as Tuesday. The 44-year-old native New Yorker was an assistant offensive line coach under Tom Coughlin in 2012 and counts Bill Parcells as a mentor. Rhules contractual buyout from Baylor is believed to be more than $10 million and there are questions regarding who he will target as assistants given his lack of NFL experience.

Jan 4 Special Report - While you are busy getting yourselves together to watch the weekends variety of non-Giants playoff games, consider this: The last time the Giants had any post-season action was 2016, a one-game-and-done affair, and before that they won the Super Bowl (in February of 2010).
Seems like a lot of empty Januarys, doesnt it? So now its just the same old thing for Giant fans, a massive letdown after another disappointing season ... rumors circulating on the identity of the next head coach ... questions about why the general manager has been retained ... wondering if quarterback Eli Manning is definitely going to leave (yeah, he is) ... it just goes on and on.

Results are in from the NFL players who vote to identify the league player who best exemplifies outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community. Eli Manning of the New York Giants is the winner of the 2020 Athletes in Action/Bart Starr Award.

Jan 3 As the Giants front office begins its search for the teams next head coach, team president John Mara, chairman Steve Tisch and general manager Dave Gettleman spoke about the key qualities and attributes that the ideal candidate would possess.

It took winning only nine games in two seasons and nearly getting fired, but a humbled Dave Gettleman finally admitted his flawed approach to running the Giants.
The humbled general manager said hes willing to put his pride aside if its in the best interest of the organization. That means that if the next head coach desires more of a say in building the roster, Gettleman will acquiesce without so much as a peep of resistance.

Jan 2 Deep dive into the Giants seven head coach candidates Candidates, interviews and competition as the search continues. The Giants search for a new head coach began long before they fired Pat Shurmur.

Jan 1 Dave Gettleman took a beating in 12-round bout with media. Dave Gettleman in one corner, the media in the other corner, they should have held this one inside the squared circle at Madison Square Garden.
Dave Gettleman is right about 1 thing: He can still rescue the Giants (no, really). Gettleman shipped two draft picks to the Jets for defensive tackle Leonard Williams in late October, even though Williams will be a free agent at the end of the season.
Asked how he would grade his first two seasons as the teams general manager, Gettleman said, "Not good enough. Really, it hasnt been good enough." But he quickly added, "It will get better."