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Jul 25, 2019; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterbacks Trevor Siemian (19) , Sam Darnold (14) Luke Falk (8) and Davis Webb (5) during Jets training camp at Atlantic Health Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 25, 2019; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterbacks Trevor Siemian (19) , Sam Darnold (14) Luke Falk (8) and Davis Webb (5) during Jets training camp at Atlantic Health Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

With the health of QB Sam Darnold up in the air for the next few weeks, the Jets announced Monday afternoon that they've signed Luke Falk to the active roster, and in turn, have waived S Bennett Jackson.

Falk is now set to back up Trevor Siemian tonight, as the Jets host the Browns and Odell Beckham Jr. at MetLife Stadium for Monday Night Football.

The second-year man of out Washington State performed well for the Jets during the preseason, completing 80.6 percent of his passes (29-of-36) for 230 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. 

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This offseason, the Devils allowed Beau Bennett to walk in free agency and bought out the contract of forward Mike Cammalleri

Bennett, a UFA, signed a one-year deal worth $650,000 with the Blues after leaving New Jersey. The Devils never really made a serious offer to Bennett, who notched 19 points in 65 games. 

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New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall scores a goal on Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck during the first period at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports)
New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall scores a goal on Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck during the first period at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports)

The New Jersey Devils lost to the Winnipeg Jets in a shootout, 4-3, Tuesday at Prudential Center. >> Read more


First period:

  • 0:52 WIN Nikolaj Ehlers; Assists: Blake Wheeler, Jacob Trouba
  • 8:10 NJ Beau Bennett; Assists: Pavel Zacha, Dalton Prout
  • 12:07 NJ Taylor Hall; Assist: Travis Zajac

Second period:

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New Jersey goalie Keith Kinkaid makes a save on a breakaway against Pittsburgh's Phil Kessel during the second period. (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)
New Jersey goalie Keith Kinkaid makes a save on a breakaway against Pittsburgh's Phil Kessel during the second period. (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Sidney Crosby scored two goals, including an insurance empty-netter with 14 seconds left, to give the Penguins a 6-4 win over the Devils Friday in Pittsburgh. >> Read more


First period:

  • 5:35 NJD Kyle Palmieri Assists: Taylor Hall, John Moore
  • 6:37 PIT Phil Kessel Assists: Patric Hornqvist, Matt Cullen
  • 13:30 PIT Jake Guentzel Assists: Brian Dumoulin, Sidney Crosby
  • 14:02 NJD Stefan Noesen Assists: Pavel Zacha, John Quenneville
  • 19:45 PIT Sidney Crosby (Power Play) Assists: Mark Streit, Justin Schultz

Second period:

  • 15:47 PIT Nick Bonino Assists: Carter Rowney, Tom Kuhnhackl
  • 19:09 NJD Beau Bennett Assists: Adam Henrique, Jon Merrill

Third period:

  • 5:17   PIT Carter Rowney Assists: Tom Kuhnhackl, Tom Sestito
  • 16:29 NJD Kyle Palmieri (Power Play) Assists: Joseph Blandisi
  • 19:26 PIT Sidney Crosby (ENG) Assists: Conor Sheary
Tags: Adam Henrique, Beau Bennett, John Moore, Kyle Palmieri, Taylor Hall
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Feb 25, 2017; Newark, NJ, USA; The New York Rangers celebrate a goal by New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique (14) during the second period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)
Feb 25, 2017; Newark, NJ, USA; The New York Rangers celebrate a goal by New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique (14) during the second period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)

Taylor Hall and Adam Henrique each scored twice as the Devils snapped their 10-game losing streak Thursday night with a 6-2 win over the Flyers at the Prudential Center. >> Read more


First period:

  • 17:00 PHI Michael Del Zotto; Assists: Jakub Voracek, Claude Giroux
  • 18:11 NJD Kyle Palmieri; Assists: Travis Zajac

Second period:

  • 5:50 NJD Adam Henrique; Assists: Beau Bennett, Dalton Prout
  • 9:40 NJD Joseph Blandisi (power play); Assists: Damon SeversonPavel Zacha
  • 11:13 PHI Brayden Schenn; Assists: Radko Gudas, Michael Del Zotto

Third period:

  • 1:33 NJD Taylor Hall; Assists: Travis Zajac
  • 4:08 NJD Adam Henrique; Assists: John MooreKyle Palmieri
  • 15:21 NJD Taylor Hall (empty net)
Tags: Adam Henrique, Beau Bennett, Damon Severson, John Moore, Joseph Blandisi, Kyle Palmieri, Pavel Zacha, Taylor Hall
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Mar 9, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Members of the New Jersey Devils and -the Colorado Avalanche fight near the benches during the second period at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports (Chris Humphreys)
Mar 9, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Members of the New Jersey Devils and -the Colorado Avalanche fight near the benches during the second period at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports (Chris Humphreys)

Francois Beauchemin scored with 1:14 left as the Avalanche handed the Devils their ninth straight loss, 3-2, on Thursday night at Pepsi Center. >> Read more


First period:

NONE

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New Jersey Devils right wing Beau Bennett (8) shoots the puck on Florida Panthers goalie James Reimer (34) during the first period at the BB&T Center. (Jasen Vinlove)
New Jersey Devils right wing Beau Bennett (8) shoots the puck on Florida Panthers goalie James Reimer (34) during the first period at the BB&T Center. (Jasen Vinlove)

The Devils have activated Beau Bennett off Injured Reserve, and have moved Kyle Quincey to the IR retroactive to Feb. 4, the team announced on Thursday.

Bennett has three goals and seven assists in 40 games for the Devils this season.

Quincey has appeared in 51 games this year, racking up four goals and eight assists.

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Jan 21, 2017; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Anaheim Ducks forward Stefan Noesen (64) celebrates his goal during the first period against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports (Brace Hemmelgarn)
Jan 21, 2017; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Anaheim Ducks forward Stefan Noesen (64) celebrates his goal during the first period against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports (Brace Hemmelgarn)

The Devils have claimed F Stefan Noesen off waivers from the Anaheim Ducks, the club announced on Wednesday. The 23-year-old has scored two goals in 12 games this season.

The Devils also placed F Beau Bennet on Injured Reserve retroactive to Jan. 20 with a lower body injury.

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New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider (35) during a time out during the second period against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. (Marilyn Indahl)
New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider (35) during a time out during the second period against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. (Marilyn Indahl)

Beau Bennett (lower body), Andy Greene (left arm), and John Moore (concussion) will all be unavailable for New Jersey's game against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, while Cory Schneider (illness) is likely to play, according to Andrew Gross of The Record.

Schneider, who has been serving as the team's backup goalie for the last two games because of a stomach illness, said he's feeling much better today and is once again eating. 

Bennett missed Saturday night's game against the Flyers after injuring himself during the Devils' 3-1 loss to the Canadiens on Friday.

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New Jersey Devils forward Beau Bennett (James Guillory/USA Today Sports Images)
New Jersey Devils forward Beau Bennett (James Guillory/USA Today Sports Images)

The New Jersey Devils scored three goals in the third period to beat the Minnesota Wild, 4-3, Tuesday at Xcel Energy Center. >> Read more


First period:

  • 17:58 MIN Jared Spurgeon (power play); Assists: Nino Niederreiter, Mikko Koivu

Second period:

  • 9:24 MIN Jason Zucker; Assists: Mikael Granlund, Mikko Koivu
  • 13:19 NJ Pavel Zacha (power play); Assists: Kyle Palmieri, Karl Stollery

Third period:

  • 5:23 NJ Adam Henrique; Assists: Taylor Hall, P.A. Parenteau
  • 9:08 MIN Erik Haula; Assists: Charlie Coyle, Spurgeon
  • 9:30 NJ Palmieri; Assists: Michael Cammalleri, Damon Severson
  • 17:43 NJ Beau Bennett; Assists: Blake Coleman, Miles Wood
Tags: Beau Bennett, Blake Coleman, Damon Severson, Kyle Palmieri, Mike Cammalleri, Minnesota Wild, Pavel Zacha
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New Jersey Devils right wing Beau Bennett (8) plays the puck while being defended by Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin (25) during the third period at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland)
New Jersey Devils right wing Beau Bennett (8) plays the puck while being defended by Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin (25) during the third period at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland)

The Devils have activated F Beau Bennett off Injured Reserve, while F John Quenneville has been assigned to Albany, the team announced on Tuesday.

The Devils placed Bennett on IR after the forward suffered a laceration to his leg in practice last week.

The 25-year old has one goal and six assists in 20 games this season.

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New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider makes a glove save during the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Prudential Center. (Vincent Carchietta/USA Today Sports Images)
New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider makes a glove save during the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Prudential Center. (Vincent Carchietta/USA Today Sports Images)

The New Jersey Devils beat the Toronto Maple Leafs in a shootout after rallying from three goals down in the first period on Wednesday at Prudential Center.

Tags: Andy Greene, Beau Bennett, Jacob Josefson, Mike Cammalleri, Toronto Maple Leafs
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New Jersey Devils left wing Mike Cammalleri makes a pass. (Timothy T. Ludwig/USA Today Sports Images)
New Jersey Devils left wing Mike Cammalleri makes a pass. (Timothy T. Ludwig/USA Today Sports Images)

Mike Cammalleri recorded a hat trick to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday at PNC Arena.

Tags: Beau Bennett, Carolina Hurricanes, Jacob Josefson, John Moore, Mike Cammalleri, Travis Zajac
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Latest Update

5:00pm: The Giants have officially announced the first round of roster cuts. Waived players include:

  • WR K.J. Maye
  • CB Joe Powell
  • OL Shane McDermott
  • WR Kadron Boone
  • DE Mike Rose
  • DT Davon Coleman
  • RB Marshaun Coprich
  • DT Greg Milhouse
  • WR Myles White
  • S Cooper Taylor
  • S Bennett Jackson
  • LS Tyler Ott

Waived/injured players include:

  • TE Matt LaCosse
  • TE Ryan Malleck
  • FB Nikita Whitlock

OL Byron Stingily was placed on the Injured Reserve with a concussion.

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Toronto Raptors forward Anthony Bennett (Tom Szczerbowski/USA Today Sports Images)
Toronto Raptors forward Anthony Bennett (Tom Szczerbowski/USA Today Sports Images)

Free agent Anthony Bennett has signed a two-year minimum deal with the Nets, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

Bennett was the first overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, where he was taken by the Cleveland Cavaliers after putting up 16.1 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game during his freshman season at UNLV.

Bennett played 52 games for Cleveland in 2013-14, where he scored 4.2 points per game in 12.8 minutes played before being tradedto the Timberwolves.

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New York Giants strong safety Nat Berhe during warmups before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Metlife Stadium. (NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)
New York Giants strong safety Nat Berhe during warmups before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Metlife Stadium. (NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

Nat Berhe didn't play in a game in his second season with the New York Giants and learned a lot about life in the NFL.

It can be taken away very quickly.

The safety missed all of last season with a calf injury that turned out to be a little more than a pulled muscle. He developed a blood clot in the leg and had to have it removed.

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The Giants have tendered contracts to all six of their exclusive rights free agents, reports Tom Pelissero of USA Today (Mar. 4).

The exclusive rights free agents are RB Orleans Darkwa, TE Jerome Cunningham, S Bennett Jackson, TE Will Tye, WR Myles White, and P Brad Wing.

Tags: Bennett Jackson, Brad Wing, Jerome Cunningham, Myles White, Orleans Darkwa, Will Tye
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The Giants' open safety competition continues to evolve as the summer rolls on. It looks like rookie Landon Collins is in the lead for one of the positions (possibly SS) while the other slot remains a derby consisting of Nat Berhe, Cooper Taylor, Jeromy Miles, Mykkele Thompson and Bennett Jackson, who is making the transition from cornerback.

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It's way too early to speculate on who the Giants will select in this spring's NFL Draft. Or is it? I visited WalterFootball.com, one of my favorite websites, and checked to see who they have the Giants selecting in the first three rounds of their mock draft.

Round One, Pick 9: Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford (6'7', 312) Jr.

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An annual summer series, ESPN released its summer forecast yesterday, projecting where each team would finish in the 2013-14 season.

The top five in the East, according to ESPN, goes as follows: the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks.

It's the same teams that finished in top five a season ago, except teams 2-5 are scrambled up. In 2012, the Knicks finished second in the Eastern Conference, followed by the Pacers, Nets and Chicago.

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In a "Fact or Fiction" article posted on the Giants official website, the writers agree free-agent tight end Brandon Myers will have the greatest impact of all the new members of the team.

Myers, who signed on with New York to replace Martellus Bennett, led Oakland in receiving last season.

Here's what the writers had to say about Eli Manning's newest target at tight end:

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In Rotoworld's newly configured post-NFL Draft lineup rankings, the New York Giants are slated at No. 11.

Offensively, the team re-signed left tackle Will Beatty and added Brandon Myers to replace Martellus Bennett, who signed with the Chicago Bears. Also making the lineup is first-round selection Justin Pugh, who is penciled in at left guard, as well as Victor Cruz, who has yet to re-sign with the team for the coming season.

Writes Rotoworld:

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, Antrel Rolle, Brandon Myers, Corey Webster, cullen jenkins, cullen junkins, david wilson, Hakeem Nicks, jacquian Williams, Justin Pugh, Keith Rivers, Kevin Gilbride, Linval Joseph, mark herzlich, martellus bennett, Michael Boley, New York Giants, Osi Umenyiora, prince amukamara, Stevie Brown, Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz, Will Beatty
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New Giants tight end Brandon Myers was one of 26 players to be selected to the NFL.com's All-Underrated Team earlier this week.

With the Oakland Raiders last season, Myers hauled in 79 passes, the highest mark in the AFC.

Big Blue signed Myers to a one-year contract within days of losing unrestricted free agent Martellus Bennett to the Chicago Bears.

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The Giants are following protocol when it comes to free agency.

The team has added placekicker Josh Brown, linebacker Dan Connor, defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins, safety Ryan Mundy, wide receiver Louis Murphy, tight end Brandon Myers and cornerback Aaron Ross.

In addition, tackle Will Beatty,?guard Keith Boothe,?quarterback David Carr, linebacker Keith Rivers and?defensive tackle Shaun Rodgers have all re-upped with the team.

Tags: aarson ross, Brandon Myers, Chase Blackburn, cullen jenkins, Dan Connor, David Carr, Domenik Hixon, Hakeem Nicks, Josh Brown, keith boothe, Keith Rivers, Kenny Phillips, Louis Murphy, martellus bennett, Michael Boley, New York Giants, Osi Umenyiora, Ramses Barden, Ryan Mundy, shaun rodgers, Stevie Brown, Victor Cruz, Will Beatty
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I played a whole season there and thought I did well. A couple weeks passed by in free agency, a couple more weeks passed going into free agency, and I just felt like, ?Well, they?re gonna try to pay the guys they can and see what?s left for me.? It?s kind of like high school, you know, you wanna take this one girl to prom, so you keep trying to get her, but this other girl is cute but she wants to talk to you too. But you keep chasing the other one and by the time you realize you can?t get the hottest girl in school you try to get the other one but then she don?t want to go out with you either. So now you have to go to the prom alone.
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Our man Jimmy Kempski of Blogging the bEast rationalizes the Giants' passe strategy for retaining TE Martellus Bennett. It was pretty fairly simple: they didn't have one. Jimmy thinks that's a good thing. Giant fans may have been overrating him this offseason, but GM Jerry Reese keeps a level head.

His "prove-it" deal to Bennett last March was a smart one. Too smart, because Bennett played himself right out of the Giants' price range. Not the worst thing in the world.

Bennett flew out of the gate last September, setting a Giant record when he caught a TD pass in each of his first three games in Blue. But he quickly plateaued, failing to build on his strong start. The Giants weighed the pros and cons of signing/not signing Bennett the past few weeks. You saw their decision today. Too many cons. They nary lifted a finger to keep him.

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There were rumors earlier today that Giants free agent TE Martellus Bennett was close to signing with the Chicago Bears. He confirmed the rumors a short time age via Twitter:

https://twitter.com/JoeGryffindor/status/311568265006694400

The deal was not a done one at the time, however....

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The New York Giants slapped restricted free agent wide receiver Victor Cruz with a first-round tender this afternoon.

According to co-owner John Mara, the Giants want to retain Cruz long-term, but "there's a limit" to what they'll pay him.

"If he took our offer, he'd be a very wealthy man," Mara said, adding, "if someone is willing to pay more than we are, then we'll have to say goodbye."

Tags: Dwayne Bowe, Hakeem Nicks, John Mara, martellus bennett, New York Giants, Editorial Aside, Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz
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In Todd McShay's most recent mock draft, ESPN's draft expert projects the New York Giants to spend the No. 19 selection on Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert.

However, a new tight end is creating a buzz in free agency.

Jared Cook, formerly of the Tennessee Titans, is emerging as one of the hottest commodities at the tight end position on the free-agent market. In this video posted on the Philadelphia Eagles website, NFL Films guru Greg Cosell compares Cook to former All-Pro Shannon Sharpe.

Tags: Jake Ballard, JAred cook, Kevin Boss, martellus bennett, New York Giants, Tyler Eifert, zach ertz
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In ESPN draft expert Todd McShay's newest mock draft, the Giants are projected to nab Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert.

The Fighting Irish have produced some of the better NFL-caliber tight ends in recent years, including Kyle Rudolph of the Minnesota Vikings, as well Anthony Fasano of the Miami Dolphins and John Carlson, also with the Vikings.

The Giants' tight end situation is a bit?murky?with Martellus Bennett a free agent this off-season.

Tags: alec ogletree, anthony fason, d.j. fluker, john carlson, kyle rudolph, lane johnson, martellus bennett, New York Giants, Tyler Eifert, zach ertz
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During his book release earlier today, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin used the story of one of his players to demonstrate some of the learning points.

Victor Cruz, a restricted free agent whose future with team remains in question at the moment, represents the epitome of "working hard when no one is watching," according to Coughlin, one of the principles mentioned in his book.

When asked about Cruz's future in New York, Coughin had this to say:

Tags: Dwayne Bowe, Hakeem Nicks, Kenny Phillips, martellus bennett, New York Giants, Stevie Brown, Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz
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Now that the Giants have satisfied one of their more imminent needs this offseason by signing back OT Will Beatty to a five-year, $38,75 million contract today, they could be seeking to secure another one of their key impending UFAs: TE Martellus Bennett.

With Beatty in the fold, an offer may be forthcoming shortly to the hulking superhero of MetLife, but right now he says he's not "feeling the love" from the Giants.

The self-proclaimed "Black Unicorn" is in Tampa working out with his brother Michael and is a pending free agent for the second consecutive winter. By all accounts, the Giants want him back and he has said he will come back...for the right price, of course.

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Is there a chance Victor Cruz won't be performing the salsa in a Giants uniform next season?

Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News detailed the situation between the Pro Bowl wide receiver who is set to become a restricted free agent on March 12.

In an interview with MassLive.com over the weekend, Cruz said he hopes a deal can be reached with the Giants but he continues to keep his options open.

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The majority of the post-NFL Scouting Combine mock drafts, prognosticators believe the New York Giants will add an offensive player with the 19th pick in the first round.

Of the five most recently updated mocks, three project New York to draft an offensive tackle. Both NFL.com's Bucky Brooks and CBS Sports' Will Brinson predict former Alabama tackle D.J. Fluker will be a member of Big Blue at the end of April.

Tony Pauline of USA Today Sports went down a similar path, though instead of Fluker he expects the Giants to bolster the offensive line with one of the combine's most impressive athletes, Lane Johnson of Oklahoma.

Tags: alec ogletree, Kevin Boothe, lane johnson, martellus bennett, Michael Boley, New York Giants, Sean Locklear, Will Beatty, zach ertz
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Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka restructured his contract, allowing ?the team to gain $1 million in cap space for the upcoming year.

According to the Newark-Star-Ledger, $1.5 million of Kiwanuka's guaranteed salary for next season was converted into a signing bonus. His cap figure drops from $5.125 million to $4.125 million by spreading it out over the final two years of his current deal.

The move will serve as a precursor as the team attempts to negotiate contracts with free agents Victor Cruz, Martellus Bennett and Will Beatty. Along with the release of veterans Ahmad Bradshaw, Chris Canty and Michael Boley, the Giants are in a better position to do so.

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First up at the podium this morning at the NFL Scouting Combine was Giants GM Jerry Reese, who fielded questions ranging from the team's priorities, to its approach in free agency, to in-house solutions.

Earlier this week, former Colts DE Dwight Freeney -- a native New Yorker who grew up a fan of Big Blue -- said it would be a dream to suit up for the Giants.

Tags: adrien robinson, dwight freeney, Hakeem Nicks, jerry resse, Justin Tuck, kevin booth, martellus bennett, New York Giants, Editorial Aside, Sean Locklear, Victor Cruz, william beatty
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The Kansas City Chiefs released tight end Kevin Boss, as well as wide receiver Steve Breaston, as new head coach Andy Reid attempts to overhaul the roster.

With the uncertainty surrounding the Giants? tight end position, Boss might become a cheap candidate to fill that role.

He signed a three-year, $9 million deal last offseason with the Chiefs. However, he suffered a season-ending concussion in Week 2 after catching three passes for 65 yards all year.

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As you probably have heard by now, Tampa Bay DE Da'Quan Bowers was arrested yesterday at LaGuardia Airport on felony handgun charges.

According to Mike Garafolo of USA Today, these charges will not be taken lightly, even though Bowers has a clean record.

Meris Campbell, a spokeswoman for the Queens District Attorney's office, said Bowers will be charged on two counts of criminal possession of a weapon on the second degree ? the same charges levied against former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress in 2008. The charges carry a minimum sentence of 3? years in prison.

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Just as the Giants appear slightly uncertain about the future of the receiving corps, that?s how the team likely feels about its tight end situation, though not as concerned over the possibility of losing a Victor Cruz-type player.

Martellus Bennett made significant strides in his first action as a starter this season. He?s a big target with good hands, and though he made a few timely drops, his positive moments outshined the negative.

But like so many impact players on the Giants, Bennett is a free agent. He made around $2 million in 2012, which really was a bargain based on his production.

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The Giants took a flier on TE Martellus Bennett last year, inking the former Cowboys' second-round pick to a one-year, "show-me" deal at $2.5 million deal in hopes that he would show them something.

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He did. Now the ball is in the Giants' court. Bennett is a UFA again this offseason and the Giants will not be the only team seeking to acquire his services.

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The Giants rolled the dice on TE Martellus Bennett last spring, signing him to a modest 1-year, $2.5 million deal. It was called a "show me" deal by many. Bennett responded by having his best year as a pro (55 receptions for 626 yards and 5 TDs) and feels he fits in here with the Giants. He would prefer to stay, but that is up to GM Jerry Reese.

"Yeah, of course I would want to come back," Bennett said today when asked. ?"I think this place has been great. I love the organization, the people, the team, the city and the fans. I love everything about here. You always want to be at a place where you love everything. There are only so many places you can go where you love everything about it."

Did you meet with Jerry Reese today?

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From our friends at The NOC:

Giants' Tight End Martellus Bennett tells his story of catching a falling fan after the Giants/Packers Sunday night game. We animate it.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D40syUMnic&w=560&h=315]

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via Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN New York:

Of all the career-best stats he has put up this season,?Martellus Bennett?is proudest of a catch he made Sunday night after the Giants' win over Green Bay.

While walking back into the locker room after a 38-10 win over the Packers, Bennett went to hand some kids his game gloves. A man went to grab the gloves and fell over the railing.

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What's ailing the Giants' offense these days?

It starts with the quarterback, but he's not the only player to blame. After all, football is a team game.

A reminder, here were the final numbers in the Steelers' 24-20 win from Sunday.

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A number of Giants appeared to have sustained injuries in their loss to the Steelers Sunday.

Among them: Martellus Bennett, Andre Brown and Chris Canty.

Bennett was seen in "walking gingerly" following the game. It is not known whether the limp is related to the tight end's knee injury from earlier this season.

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Giants? offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride addressed the media Thursday to discuss the offensive game plan heading into the Week 8 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys.

The game will be a rematch of the Giants? 24-17 opening night loss, and Gilbride expects the team to play better football this time around.

?I think we?re a little healthier,? Gilbride said. ?I think we can play better.?I think we played better as the game went on; unfortunately we got started slowly. I think they?re very good. I think they have an outstanding pass rush; they went out and spent a lot of money to get two terrific corners.?

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The Giants and Cowboys are set to face off in their second showdown of the season on Sunday.

For the G-Men, it's a chance to get revenge for Jerry Jones' comments following his Cowboys' win in the season opener and extend their lead in the NFC East. A win would situate Big Blue at 6-2 and potentially three games better than the runner-up.

For the Boys, it's an opportunity to sweep the series against New York for the first time since 2007 and make ground on the division-leading Giants. Both Dallas and Philadelphia are sitting at 3-3, with the Eagles facing a tough one vs. Atlanta.

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Looking at Martellus Bennett, it is hard to believe he is only 25. ?He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He had just turned 21. The Cowboys had high hopes for Bennett, but he and QB Tony Romo never clicked.

In Bennett's rookie season, he and Romo hooked up for 4 touchdowns, but that early synergy disintegrated over the next three seasons. Romo favored the more seasoned Jason Witten in the passing game and Bennett became practically invisible. There were no more touchdowns and only 65 receptions over his final three seasons in Dallas.

When Bennett became eligible for free agency this past winter, the Giants swooped in and signed him almost immediately. He was brought in to defray the losses of Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum, ?who both tore ACLs in the Super Bowl.

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Definitely can be a greater asset. He is a threat. He?s a threat down the seam, he?s a threat in the middle of the field in two-deep. He?s fast, he?s long, he can reach up for the ball, and we perhaps haven?t taken full advantage of that yet, but it?s a two-way street. I mean, you have to build in confidence. Being in a certain place at a certain time, the ball will be there. You have to make a play when the ball does come.
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