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New York Giants offensive tackle Ereck Flowers (74) during the third quarter between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Giants at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Giants won 27-13. (Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants offensive tackle Ereck Flowers (74) during the third quarter between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Giants at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Giants won 27-13. (Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.TV: 

The Giants didn't look good in their preseason opener, but they were missing so many players it was unfair to judge. Eli Manning, Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard didn't play and Brandon Marshall only took a handful of snaps. On defense, the starters only played sparingly, too.

Things should be different against the Browns on Monday night in Cleveland, though. Manning will get a "big chunk" of playing time, according to Giants coach Ben McAdoo, and it's a good bet most of the healthy starters will last into the second quarter.

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New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul celebrates as he runs into the endzone from his touchdown interception against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Scott Galvin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul celebrates as he runs into the endzone from his touchdown interception against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Scott Galvin/USA Today Sports Images)

Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul recorded three sacks and returned a fumble for a touchdown to help lead the Giants to their sixth straight win with a 27-13 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Jason Pierre-Paul, Johnathan Hankins, Kerry Wynn, Olivier Vernon, John Fennelly
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New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins breaks up a pass intended for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor during the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Scott Galvin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins breaks up a pass intended for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor during the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Scott Galvin/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins trashed Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor Sr. on social media after Sunday's 27-13 win.

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Oct 23, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson on the sideline against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports (David Kohl)
Oct 23, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson on the sideline against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports (David Kohl)

THE GAME: The Giants (7-3) at the Cleveland Browns (0-11) at First Energy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday, Nov. 27 at 1 p.m. 

THE WEATHER: Despite some clouds early in the day, the game time weather calls for sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-to-high 40s with a slight wind. 

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Oct 23, 2016; London, United Kingdom; New York Giants center Weston Richburg (70) blocks for quarterback Eli Manning (10) during game 16 of the NFL International Series against the Los Angeles Rams at Twickenham Stadium. The Giants defeated the Rams 17-10. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
Oct 23, 2016; London, United Kingdom; New York Giants center Weston Richburg (70) blocks for quarterback Eli Manning (10) during game 16 of the NFL International Series against the Los Angeles Rams at Twickenham Stadium. The Giants defeated the Rams 17-10. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

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The Giants are coming off two straight games in which they gained over 100 yards on the ground. This week, they face one of the league's worst run defenses in the Cleveland Browns, who are allowing 144 yards per game and 4.6 yards per carry. They have also surrendered 13 touchdowns on the ground.

The Giants will try to exploit that with a running game that has shown some signs of life the past few weeks. Pro Football Focus has suggested that fantasy football owners consider inserting RB Rashad Jennings in their lineups this Sunday.

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor makes a touchdown reception against the Dallas Cowboys during the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Scott Galvin/USA Today Sports Images)
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor makes a touchdown reception against the Dallas Cowboys during the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Scott Galvin/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Giants defense will have its hands full with Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor Sr., a 6-foot-4, 240-pound dual threat wide receiver.

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Janoris Jenkins, Landon Collins, John Fennelly
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Vacc's 3 Keys: Giants-Browns 00:04:06
SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano identifies three keys for a Giants victory on Sunday over the winless Cleveland Browns.
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Oct 30, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson watches warmups before a game against the New York Jets at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports)
Oct 30, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson watches warmups before a game against the New York Jets at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports)

When the Giants were seeking their successor to Tom Coughlin this past January, they interviewed a wide array of candidates before hiring their own offensive coordinator, Ben McAdoo, for the job.

One candidate on the list was then-Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, a highly respected football man with a history of success. The Giants wanted to speak to Jackson before another team scooped him up.

That didn't happen. Jackson never made his flight to meet with the Giants. The Cleveland Browns had called to say they wanted to hire him. On his conference call Wednesday with the Giants' beat pool, Jackson was asked what exactly caused him to miss that flight.

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Aug 27, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants Senior Vice President and General Manager Jerry Reese looks on before a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 27, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants Senior Vice President and General Manager Jerry Reese looks on before a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports


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The outrage was bound to happen anyway, but it really got loud Tuesday afternoon when word leaked out of the trade between the New England Patriots and the Cleveland Browns. After all, if the Browns can land an emerging young linebacker like Jamie Collins for the low, low price of a third- or fourth-round pick, why can't the Giants do something like that? Or even better: Why can't the Giants do anything at all? The answer is that of course they could have made a trade of some sort before the deadline on Tuesday, and there were very likely a few opportunities they could have pursued. But they were absolutely right to pass them all up and stick with the roster they have.

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New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg warms up before a game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Scott Galvin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg warms up before a game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Scott Galvin/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles said rookie quarterback Christian Hackenberg is "not too far behind" second-year quarterback Bryce Petty for the backup quarterback role after Geno Smith suffered a season-ending torn ACL last week.

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THE GAME: The Jets (2-5) at the Cleveland Browns (0-7) at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER: The weather would seem to be exactly what a game of this magnitude deserves - dank. It'll be cloudy, in the mid-50s with 10-15 mph winds and rain throughout the day.

INACTIVES: 

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Oct 23, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) throws a pass against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 23, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) throws a pass against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

During the season, Bent's Game Analysis charts games for some of the Jets' upcoming opponents, enabling a breakdown of what to watch out for on gameday…Coming off their first win in over a month, the Jets head to Cleveland looking to keep the momentum going against a winless opponent. The Browns' season never really got off the ground as they've lost four of their seven games so far by double digits. They have been competitive against the weaker teams of their schedule though, losing by a combined 13 points against the Dolphins, Ravens and Titans. The teams met on opening day last year, with the Jets overcoming a slow start to pull away for a comfortable 31-10 win at home. The Browns will be looking for their first win over the Jets since 2007.

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Oct 23, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor (11) reacts on the sidelines against the Cincinnati Bengals in the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 31-17. Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 23, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor (11) reacts on the sidelines against the Cincinnati Bengals in the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 31-17. Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

In anticipation of this weekend's blockbuster showdown with the Cleveland Browns, we had questions that needed answers. What's wrong with my team? Can they get over on another team that is clearly as (or maybe more?) unfortunate than my own? Is it wrong to have an existential crisis over a football team?Living in the heart of the South, it's not always easy to find kindred spirits so in touch with their misery of fandom. As a result, I often find myself bemoaning my team's fate to other likeminded fans. One such fan and good friend is Pat Leonard. Pat just started writing this year for one of my favorite blogs of all time, the Cleveland-centric Waiting For Next Year. I asked Pat five questions about the Browns, and I then had him ask five questions of his own about the Jets. Read Pat's reciprocal post on WFNY and stop by to say hello in the comments. WFNY and their readers are good eggs.

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Geno Smith, Leonard Williams, Muhammad Wilkerson, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sheldon Richardson, Steve McLendon, Brian Bassett
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Philadelphia Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman speaks to the media during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Trevor Ruszkowski)
Philadelphia Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman speaks to the media during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Trevor Ruszkowski)

Desperate for a franchise quarterback, the Philadelphia Eagles can get their man. Soon.

The Cleveland Browns will wait for their guy.

The Eagles acquired the No. 2 overall pick in next week's draft from Cleveland in exchange for five picks on Wednesday. The Browns are getting Philadelphia's first-round pick this year (No. 8), a third-round pick (No. 77) and fourth-rounder (No. 100), plus a first-rounder in 2017 and a fourth-rounder in 2018.

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) celebrates his first career NFL touchdown pass during the first half of their game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland)
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) celebrates his first career NFL touchdown pass during the first half of their game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland)

The Browns are about to throw Johnny Football away.

The team issued a strong statement Tuesday, condemning quarterback Johnny Manziel's actions and pointing to his release in March, a move that has seemed inevitable for months.

The conduct by the 23-year-old player - rampant partying, two domestic incidents and a general lack of commitment - have been a major problem almost from the day Cleveland drafted the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner in the first round two years ago.

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The Giants overcame some of their demons yesterday with a win over Cleveland. But despite Cleveland being a more competitive team in 2012, was the win enough to proclaim the G-Men are back on track?

The highlights include Eli Manning's three touchdown passes, despite the absence of top receiver Hakeem Nicks and Ramses Barden. Victor Cruz shined, and Reuben Randle and Domenik Hixon proved to be worthy replacements.

Ahmad Bradshaw enjoyed a career afternoon with a 200-yard effort. And filling in for the concussed Andre Brown, David Wilson scored his first NFL touchdown.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Ahmad Bradshaw, Andre Brown, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, David Wilson, Domenik Hixon, Eli Manning, Giants 2012 Schedule, Giants-49ers, Giants-Browns, Giants Defense, Giants Offense, Hakeem Nicks, Editorial Aside, Ramses Barden, reuben randle, Victor Cruz, Washington Redskins
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From Jon Wagner. SNYGiants Columnist

Trailing by two touchdowns less than five minutes into the game, the New York Giants had the Cleveland Browns right where they wanted them.

For the second time in as many home games, the explosive Giants (3-2) stormed back from a surprising and sizable first-half deficit against an inferior opponent, with a 41-point outburst.

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After Ahmad Bradshaw fumbled on the very first play from scrimmage, it looked like it was going be a long afternoon for the Giants at MetLife Stadium against the 0-4 Cleveland Browns. The Browns jumped out to an early 14-0 lead, so Eli Manning and the offense were forced to dig out of a deep hole.

Not only did the offense respond in a big way, but they also played the most complete game of the season, other than the first five minutes, in the Giants? 41-27 win.

Bradshaw must have been really irked by his fumble because he turned into a different player for the remainder of the game. He finished the day with a career-high 200 yards on 30 carries with a touchdown.

Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Cleveland Browns, Eli Manning, Giants-Browns, NY Giants, offense, Editorial Aside, rueben randle
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First Quarter Blues

The Giants defense should have had a stronghold on the Browns this afternoon, but early on they came out flat. Consequently, the Browns? rookies burned ?em.

Trent Richardson, who said he would find running lanes against the G-Men, showed he?s a man of his word.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Antrel Rolle, Brandon Weeden, Browns, Chase Blackburn, Cleveland Browns, giants, Giants-Browns, Giants Defense, Jason Pierre-Paul, jayron hosley, joe thomas, Josh Gordon, Kenny Phillips, Editorial Aside, Stevie Brown, trent richardson
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Inactive for the Giants today against Cleveland:

WR Ramses Barden (concussion), DT Rocky Bernard (quadricep), CB Jayron Hosley (hamstring), WR Hakeem Nicks (foot, knee), S Kenny Phillips (knee), OL David Diehl (knee), LB Keith Rivers (hmastring)

Browns Inactives: S Tashaun Gipson (knee), TE Alex Smith (head), WR Travis Benjamin (hamstring), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring), QB Thaddeus Lewis, RB Brandon Jackson, OL Ryan Miller

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Trent Richardson v. Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora

No, I didn?t put this match-up on the list because of the war of words earlier in the week between Richardson and Umenyiora. The spotlight is not on candy right here.

When LeSean McCoy punctured the Giants defense for 123 yards last week, most of his damage was done when rushing toward the edges. With the Giants? defensive ends looking to pressure the quarterback, running lanes are created due to over-penetration.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Chris Snee, Cleveland Browns, David BAAS, David Baas, d'qwell jackson, Jason Pierre-Paul, joe thomas, Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, trent richardson
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The 0-4 Cleveland Browns travel to MetLife Stadium to take on the defending Super Bowl champion Giants (2-2) in an interconference clash between two of the NFL's most noted brands.

Kickoff: 1:00pm Eastern

Site: MetLife Stadium

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Giants-Browns, New York Giants, New York Giants News, NFL Week 5
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Last week, Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora said in an interview on Sunday Night Football he was ending his Twitter feud with Eagles running back LeSean McCoy.

Apparently, he had another running back to tease in mind.

Cleveland rookie Trent Richardson told reporters he was not afraid of the Giants' D and he was confident he would be able to have success on them come Sunday.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Cleveland Browns, Giants-Browns, LeSean McCoy, Osi Umenyiora, trent richardson
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The New York Giants (2-2) welcome Cleveland Browns (0-4) to town Sunday afternoon, and you would expect Big Blue to be eager to take the field.

This game can be construed in two ways. For one, the Giants can rebound and make a statement in the process. They can use this game to work out some of the wrinkles before they begin a difficult stretch of games v. San Francisco, Washington, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Green Bay.

Or the team can overlook the Browns and focus on those upcoming opponents. A trap game is the common title for it. And the Browns have enough talent to win this game if the Giants' hearts aren't into it.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns, derek anderson, Eli Manning, LeSean McCoy, trent richardson
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CLEVELAND BROWNS Practice Report

DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE: WR Travis Benjamin (hamstring), S Tashaun Gipson (knee), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring), TE Alex Smith (head), S T.J. Ward (hand)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE: WR Joshua Cribbs (head), LB James-Michael Johnson (ribs, oblique), DE Frostee Rucker (shoulder), S Raymond Ventrone (hand, calf), S Usama Young (knee)

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Wide receivers Hakeem Nicks (knee, ankle) and Ramses Barden (concussion) did not practice Wednesday morning.

The reality of it is Nicks' status was already shaky, given that head coach Tom Coughlin stated earlier in the week he did not believe the top wideout's knee was improving.

Barden's concussion is an even worse sign. He caught just two balls for 36 yards in Sunday's loss to Philadelphia, but had a career performance in Week 3 against Carolina.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Cleveland Browns, Domenik Hixon, Hakeem Nicks, Injuries, Ramses Barden, Victor Cruz
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The New York Giants are off to a 2-2 start, which pits them in last place in the NFC East. Though two other divisional teams are both 2-2, the Giants own an 0-2 record within the division, which serves as the tiebreaker.

Of course, the team has only played four games, so the standings as of now mean nothing. But hopefully, those early divisional losses won?t come back to haunt Big Blue.

Over the next four weeks, the Giants will get into the heart of a very difficult schedule. After playing three of their first four games in primetime, the team will finally have four straight Sunday games at regular times.

Tags: big blue, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants, NFC East, Editorial Aside, sa francisco 49ers, wasington redskins
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Winners

St. Louis Rams - They traded back twice in this first round. They collected a ransom from the Redskins a month ago for the right to draft RGIII and followed it up by trading the sixth pick for an additional second round pick. They now have 7 combined picks in the first two rounds of this draft and the next. They will theoretically add 7 starters in those two years and already have a franchise QB.

Tags: 2012, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, draft, giants, grades, Losers, New England Patriots, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Shockers, Winners
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As a group here, we would prefer the Giants retain the services of Osi Umenyiora. But this labor deal brought out the worst in almost everyone and some fences may be broken beyond repair. ?Such is the case of Osi, a talented, yet ambiguous figure who put himself ahead of team during this labor strife.

He just may have played himself out of East Rutherford. Or has he? The Giants will simply not give Umenyiora away. He has value, if not to other teams then to them.

Tags: Cleveland Browns, New York City, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, NFC, NFC East, NFL, Osi Umenyiora
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from SNY collaborator Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger....

The Giants have signed three more players to reserve/future contracts for the 2011 season: RB Martell Mallett, OL Ike Ndukwe and DE Ayanga Okpokowuruk.

Mallett was with the Eagles in camp last season. He rushed for 60 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries in the preseason opener before gaining only 37 yards on his final 12 attempts of the preseason. He was briefly on the team's practice squad before being released. He was later on the Browns' practice squad for two months and returned to the Eagles' practice squad for the postseason.

Tags: Cleveland Browns, eagles, Miami Dolphins, National Football League, New York Giants, New York Giants History, New York Giants News, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Rhett Bomar, Scout team, The Star-Ledger, Transactions, Undrafted sportsperson
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Only a few days ago, Giants' defensive coordinator, Perry Fewell, was the hottest coaching commodit in the NFL.? Today, he is as cold as they come and almost certain to be walking the halls at TIMEX next season.

First the 49ers bagged Jim Harbaugh from neighboring Stanford.? Then, today, Carolina sent out vibes that San Diego DC Ron Rivera is their choice.

Fewell interviewed with Denver yesterday and was gushing with enthusiasm after the meeting. But, now the Broncos want to speak to John Fox, who was just released by Carolina.? That is not a good sign for Perry....

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Jim Harbaugh, John Fox, National Football League, New York Giants, New York Giants News, NFL, Perry Fewell, Ron Rivera, San Diego
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Fewell A Hot Head Coaching Prospect

Fans are upset the team is not going to the playoffs - again.? They want to see change. The Giants have said they will explore everything outside of replacing head coach Tom Coughlin and trading QB Eli Manning.

Those are the only known entities going into this off-season.? But keep in mind, changes are made every off-season.

The team will evaluate everyone else and make changes as they see fit - as they do every year.

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, NFC, NFL, Perry Fewell
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Here are some rumblings around the NFL as we creep closer to that first pick tomorrow:

  • Peter King of SI is reporting that the Patriots are trying to move up to the top 10 in the draft in order to land LSU defensive end Tyson Jackson or possibly an offensive player.
  • King thinks that the Raiders are seriously considering Darrius Heyward-Bey or Jeremy Maclin at seven, which could explain why the Giants feel the need to trade up to land Bey. They might as well forget Bey if that is the case, since they don't have the picks to trade up that high.
  • The Broncos reportedly checked in with the Browns about Brady Quinn's availability, but were told Quinn isn't available.
  • Braylon Edwards has not been showing up to the Browns' voluntary offseason program, likely drawing the ire of coach Eric Mangini. It is possible the Browns have asked him to stay away to avoid injury in the event he is to be traded.
  • There is a report of? a "hole" in Percy Harvin's foot/ankle area that will require more surgery, according to the NY Daily News. Harvin's stock has been dropping over character concerns. He alledgedly tested positive for marijuana at the combine. ESPN?s NFC East blogger Matt Mosley reported that, according to a Valley Ranch source, the Cowboys have taken Harvin off their board.
  • NFL Network's Steve Wyche reports that the Jets would try to trade for Jason Campbell if the Redskins move up to draft Matthew Stafford.
  • SNY.tv's Michael Salfino has his Draft Preview up, and I highly suggest you check it out.
  • SNY.tv's Adam Zagoria profiles the local New Jersey players who could find themselves on NFL teams this weekend.
  • Ed Valentine at Big Blue View has a good rundown of what the Giants need at the draft besides wide receiver. He lists linebacker, offensive lineman, secondary, and running back in that order in terms of need.
Tags: Cleveland Browns, Jeremy Maclin, New England Patriots, New York Jets

A source close to the Giants reports that the Giants have decided the price for Braylon Edwards is too high and they will not be making a trade for him. The source also said the talks for Anquan Boldin are dead as well. The Giants will look for a receiver in the draft instead.

The Browns, according to sources, want at least a first- and a third-round pick for Edwards and possibly Mathias Kiwanuka The Giants haven?t offered anything more than the second- and fifth-round picks they got in the Jeremy Shockey trade. The Giants seemed unwilling to trade Kiwanuka when that report originally surfaced.

The Arizona Cardinals say they have yet to receive an offer for Anquan Boldin from anyone.

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According to a report in the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, the Cleveland Browns are not sold on taking Texas Tech receiver Michael Crabtree with their number 5 pick.

The report states that the Browns were not impressed with Crabtree's attitude while visiting Cleveland last week, and as we reported yesterday, have scheduled visits with Rutgers' Kenny Britt, North Carolina's Hakeem Nicks, and Georgia's Mohamed Massaquoi, all of whom would appear to be available when the Giants were set to pick in the first round. It should be noted that any of them could also be available for the Browns when their 36th overall pick comes around.

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Mathias Kiwanuka
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Ralph Vacchiano on his blog for the New York Daily News reports that it looks less and less likely that Anquan Boldin or Chad Johnson will be moved.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said yesterday that they?re not trading Ocho Cinco.

?I don?t know why people continue with the speculation of moving Chad,? Lewis said. ?Many times we?ve reiterated ? I don?t know if we?re keeping count on this ? Chad?s not getting moved.?
Cardinals GM Rod Graves said they have received no offers for Boldin since they announced they were willing to listen.

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Ernie Palladino, on his blog for the Journal News, relays news that the Cleveland Browns have invited Rutgers receiver Kenny Britt in for a visit Friday, just 24 hours before the draft. In addition, Browns officials are heading to Athens, Ga. tomorrow to watch a work out for Mohamed Massaquoi of Georgia.

While the Browns look at possible replacements for Braylon Edwards, Palladino thinks a trade will come down at the draft.

...don?t be surprised if, shortly after the Browns make their pick at No. 5, they announce they?ve traded Edwards to the Giants. The question is, will the Giants have to give up a veteran? And how good of a vet? As always, stay tuned.
Should be a drama filled first round. I can hardly wait.
Tags: Cleveland Browns

The NY Post is reporting that Kellen Winslow's undisclosed injury, that kept him in the hospital for 2 days, is "swollen testes." Winslow has been reported out for tonight's game.
Tags: Cleveland Browns

At MVN, I represented Giants bloggers, answering three questions about Eli Manning becoming the best Manning quarterback, a Super Bowl repeat, and my prediction for tonight's Monday Night match up against the Cleveland Browns. You'll also get a chance to get the Browns perspective from Nick at Browns Bites.

Head over to MVN to read my comments.

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Eric Wright, Brandon McDonald, Sean Jones and Brodney Pool you have been fairly warned. Corey Williams, your own teammate, does not like you, in fact he may loathe you. On Tuesday Williams may have inadvertently put a contract out on their heads when he said this:

"Once you go to putting that wood on him, go to really hitting him, not letting him run wild like he wants to do, he's a totally different running back. He'll start tiptoeing, shutting it down. (If our defense can) come out and hit (Jacobs) in the mouth from the jump, he tends to slow down and do some tiptoeing."

Brandon Jacobs is a Ginormous man (A Scientific term referring to a man who is 6'4'' 264 pounds) who feasts on corners and safeties for a living, or maybe just for fun, or maybe just because he gets hungry out there. You would think Corey Williams of all people would remember this. After all, It was Williams who witnessed first hand one of Jacobs most famous sit down dinners. On the first play from scrimmage in the NFC championship game, Jacobs broke right, whipped out his beloved Kraft ranch dressing, drizzled some on Charles Woodson, and then devoured him whole. In case you didn't see it, think of Jon Voigt getting swallowed in Anaconda, and if you didn't see that, well then, you're just not trying are you? In the Superbowl, Jacobs thought better of chomping on safety Brandon Merriweather, and instead flicked him five feet in the air with his pinkie finger. On opening night of 08, Jacobs took out a bottle of Franks Red Hot, poured it on Leron Landry, and finished him off with some fava beans and a nice Chianti. Imagine playing football and suddenly you realize a Giant amongst men is pouring hot sauce on you, that has to be disturbing. Perhaps when Williams refers to "tip toeing" or "shutting it down," he means hitting a guy so bone - crunchingly hard that an entire stadium of 60,000 fans reacts with a synchronized "oooooooooohhhhhh my god, that guy may be dead."

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