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Sep 16, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) and quarterback Eli Manning (10) (Tim Heitman)
Sep 16, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) and quarterback Eli Manning (10) (Tim Heitman)

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THE GAME

The Giants (0-2) at the Houston Texans (0-2) at NRG Stadium in Houston on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 1 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER

The temperatures should be in the upper 80s and will feel much hotter than that, and there is the possibility of thunderstorms. So yeah, they're probably going to close the roof.

Tags: Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Houston Texans, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, Saquon Barkley, Ralph Vacchiano
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May 21, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple (24) after practice at Quest Diagnostic Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
May 21, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple (24) after practice at Quest Diagnostic Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Giants LB Olivier Vernon (ankle) and CB Eli Apple (groin) have been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans in Houston.

Head coach Pat Shurmur said late last week that the Giants were hopeful Vernon would be able to return for Week 3, but he has not made any meaningful progress. 

LB Connor Barwin (knee) and TE Evan Engram (ankle) were limited in practice earlier this week, but are both expected to play. 

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New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon (William Hauser)
New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon (William Hauser)

Giants LB Olivier Vernon (ankle), who has missed the first two games of the season, has still not returned to practice. And it appears highly unlikely he'll be able to play on Sunday against the Texans. 

Head coach Pat Shurmur said late last week that the Giants were hopeful Vernon would be able to return for Week 3, but he has not made any meaningful progress. 

CB Eli Apple (groin) also missed practice Thursday, while LB Connor Barwin (knee) and TE Evan Engram (ankle) were limited.

Tags: Eli Apple, Evan Engram, Olivier Vernon
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 (Tim Heitman)
(Tim Heitman)

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The Giants are a team in crisis at 0-2 after a miserable, 20-13 loss in Dallas on Sunday night. And they're back to their same old offensive problems.

Here's a look at how their specific position groups played on Sunday night...

Tags: Alec Ogletree, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Janoris Jenkins, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, Saquon Barkley, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning talks to center Jon Halapio as he is carted off the field after being injured in the third quarter against Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. (Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning talks to center Jon Halapio as he is carted off the field after being injured in the third quarter against Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. (Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports)

Giants center Jon Halapio was carted off the field with an air cast on his right leg in Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys in the third quarter.

Halapio, who earned the starting center job in training camp, got rolled up from behind on a run play. John Greco took over at center when play resumed.

The Giants are also playing without cornerback Eli Apple, who suffered a groin injury in the third quarter. BW Webb moved to the outside and Donte Deayon took over in the slot once Apple left the game.

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Pat Shurmur Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Pat Shurmur Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

The Giants released their unofficial depth chart on Monday, and though it isn't set in stone, there are a few things worth noting. 

Here are the five biggest takeaways from how this roster looks early on in training camp...

1) No surprise Saquon Barkley is lead running back

Tags: B.W. Webb, Brett Jones, Dalvin Tomlinson, Damon Harrison, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Janoris Jenkins, Kerry Wynn, Saquon Barkley, Scott Thompson
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May 21, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple (24) after practice at Quest Diagnostic Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
May 21, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple (24) after practice at Quest Diagnostic Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Giants CB Eli Apple left Saturday's practice with an apparent knee injury, reports Tom Rock of Newsday.

Apple needed help hobbling to the sideline after he tangled with WR Hunter Sharp and fell. Apple, who remained at practice and stood on the sideline, was eventually able to jog.

Earlier in practice, Apple was involved in a scuffle with TE Engram Evans. On a play when Engram hauled in a short catch, Apple shoved Engram and Engram threw the football at him. 

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New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple (24) during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple (24) during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

Current Giants and former Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple said he didn't know if a report that said head coach Urban Meyer knew of domestic violence allegations a member of his staff was facing and failed to act on them was true, but called the situation "very surprising."

"It's a crazy, unfortunate situation," Apple said Thursday, according to NJ Advance Media's Matt Lombardo. "I just hope it gets worked out." 

College football reporter Brett McMurphy reported earlier this week that Meyer, who has coached the Buckeyes since 2012, knew of 2015 allegations of domestic violence that Courtney Smith brought against her husband, assistant coach Zach Smith.

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Giants head coach Pat Shurmur speaks on the professionalism he has seen from embattled Giants CB Eli Apple at the team's training camp.
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Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: The first training camp under new head coach Pat Shurmur is a critical one for the Giants, who have spent the offseason acting like a team that believes it can be a contender, one year after finishing 3-13. To do that, they need everything to go right, and they desperately need to stay healthy.

The quest for that begins on Wednesday morning when the full-team reports to camp.

And with questions looming over everything, from Odell Beckham, Jr. to Eli Manning to their formerly dysfunctional defense, how will training camp go for the Giants? Here are five bold predictions for what to expect between now and Opening Day...

Tags: Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Janoris Jenkins, Nate Solder, Saquon Barkley, Ralph Vacchiano
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This is the first installment of Giants position previews for the upcoming 2018 season. This will be an in-depth look at each position heading into training camp that begins on July 25th.

The Rundown

The cornerbacks room was supposed to be the least of the Giants' problems last season, but we all know how that went. Guess they didn't get that memo.

Tags: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Janoris Jenkins, Scott Thompson
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Sam Beal (18) Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports (Patrick Gorski)
Sam Beal (18) Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports (Patrick Gorski)

The Giants announced they have agreed to a deal with Western Michigan CB Sam Beal, who they selected in the third round of the 2018 Supplemental Draft. 

Known for his skill in man-to-man coverage, Beal was touted by some as the best prospect to come out of the Supplemental Drat since Browns WR Josh Gordon. At 6-foot-1, 187 pounds, Beal has the prototypical frame that teams love on the outside, and his technique and skill allow him to be able to work in any scheme. 

"We feel like we're getting our third-round pick now," GM Dave Gettleman said in a statement after drafting Beal. "We discussed it at length yesterday, and had a great conversation. We basically had a draft meeting in the office, with people on the speaker phone who had seen him. It was a very thorough conversation.

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Dec 22, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants defensive tackle Damon Harrison (98) takes the field for action against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Philadelphia Eagles won 24-19. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
Dec 22, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants defensive tackle Damon Harrison (98) takes the field for action against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Philadelphia Eagles won 24-19. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: The Giants have high expectations for a big, bounce-back season, which means they'll head to training camp this summer with plenty of optimism. Camp begins on July 25 when the full team reports, though rookies, quarterbacks, and injured players will come in a few days earlier, on July 22.

Here is Part 2 of what to look forward to when Giants training camp begins...

An aggressive, happy defense

Tags: Eli Apple, Landon Collins, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants offensive tackle Ereck Flowers (Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants offensive tackle Ereck Flowers (Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: The rebuilding of the Giants is basically over, and now they're almost ready to begin the preparation. They have a three-day, full-team mini-camp next week, and then five weeks of training camp starting in late July to find out if they really are better than 3-13.

Just with better health alone they should be. And with some of the key additions they've made, perhaps the playoffs aren't out of reach either. But they do have a bunch of questions they need to answer first.

And you had a few questions, too. So one last time before the camps begin, I'll try to answer them here:

Tags: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Janoris Jenkins, Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, Ralph Vacchiano
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 (Noah K. Murray)
(Noah K. Murray)

Giants CB Eli Apple is embarrassed yet grateful. 

His embarrassment stems from a sophomore season that saw tumult, both on and off the field. He threatened to leave the team facility after players and coaches called out his effort in a film session, was caught tweeting while on the sideline during a game, and eventually caused enough distraction and trouble in the locker room that teammate Landon Collins called him a "cancer."

Looking back now that a new season is upon him, Apple knows that 2017 just wasn't his year...

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May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Player Name (School Name) is selected as the number XXXX overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports ( Adam Hunger)
May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Player Name (School Name) is selected as the number XXXX overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports ( Adam Hunger)

Scott Thompson, SNY.tv | Twitter |: With just one day left until the 2018 NFL Draft, all eyes will be on new Giants GM Dave Gettleman to see who he takes with his No. 2 overall pick.

Whether it is one of the top quarterbacks like USC's Sam Darnold, or a top position player in Penn State RB Saquon Barkley or N.C. State's Bradley Chubb, Giants fans will hope it is the right guy at the No. 2 overall pick. 

Let's take a look at who the Giants have selected as their first-rounder in the past, and how their careers have panned out so far. 

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New York Giants safety Landon Collins (21) and cornerback Eli Apple (24) (Michael Ainsworth/AP)
New York Giants safety Landon Collins (21) and cornerback Eli Apple (24) (Michael Ainsworth/AP)

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At the end of last season, Eli Apple was in the epicenter of the Giants' locker room dysfunction. It got so bad that his teammate, Landon Collins, called him "a cancer" during a radio appearance in late December.

That's a hard word to walk back, and a feud that didn't seem easy to fix. But, on the first day of the new Giants' offseason workout program on Monday, Collins insisted that's exactly what they did. Everything between the two of them, he insisted, is fine despite everything that happened last season...

Tags: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Janoris Jenkins, Landon Collins, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants' Eli Apple reacts after breaking up a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)
New York Giants' Eli Apple reacts after breaking up a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - At the end of his troubled season last year, Eli Apple's future with the Giants looked very bleak. His teammates didn't like him. One called him "a cancer." The organization grew tired of his complaining and lack of effort. He was suspended for the final game.

If there was anyone who desperately needed the "clean slate" the new Giants regime was offering, it was clearly this 22-year-old former first-round pick. Whether he actually takes advantage of it remains to be seen.

But the Giants' new coaching staff sure seems to hope that he does.

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New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins reacts after recovering a fumble against the Oakland Raiders in the third quarter at Oakland Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins reacts after recovering a fumble against the Oakland Raiders in the third quarter at Oakland Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The new Giants coaching staff inherited plenty of lingering problems, but none bigger than the dysfunctional mess inside the defensive backs room. Three cornerbacks were suspended last season. Efforts were openly questioned. And it all bottomed out when safety Landon Collins publicly called cornerback Eli Apple "a cancer."

Maybe it's true that everyone will have a "clean slate" this season, as the new regime has promised. But that's still a major headache that new defensive backs coach Lou Anarumo has to cure.

"The DB room is always full of characters," Anarumo said. That's a funny line, but it doesn't really explain the size of this mess...

Tags: Eli Apple, Janoris Jenkins, Landon Collins, Ralph Vacchiano
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Mar 1, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Carolina Panters general manager Dave Gettleman speaks to the media during the 2017 NFL Combine at the Indiana Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports (Brian Spurlock)
Mar 1, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Carolina Panters general manager Dave Gettleman speaks to the media during the 2017 NFL Combine at the Indiana Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports (Brian Spurlock)

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Four days into free agency the Giants have already filled their three biggest needs, adding a couple of offensive lineman, a play-making linebacker, and a running back too. The problem is they were a dysfunctional 3-13 mess last season, so there's still a lot of work to be done.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Dwayne Harris, Eli Apple, Ereck Flowers, John Jerry, Ralph Vacchiano
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(Bob Donnan)

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Dave Gettleman isn't fooling around. He's all business when it comes to fixing the Giants. And in case anyone hasn't noticed, he's going to be aggressive with his plan.

If he didn't make that clear when he cut guard Bobby Hart and benched tackle Ereck Flowers in his first days on the job last December, it was pretty clear over the last few days when he got rid of cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and punter Brad Wing, and traded for linebacker Alec Ogletree. There may be more cuts to come (perhaps receivers Dwayne Harris and Brandon Marshall) too, possibly before the free-agent market opens...

Tags: Bobby Hart, Brad Wing, Brandon Marshall, Devon Kennard, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Dwayne Harris, Eli Apple, Ereck Flowers, Janoris Jenkins, Jonathan Casillas, Justin Pugh, Ralph Vacchiano
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Nov 23, 2017; Landover, MD, USA; New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) breaks up a pass intended for Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Doctson (18) during the first half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)
Nov 23, 2017; Landover, MD, USA; New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) breaks up a pass intended for Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Doctson (18) during the first half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)

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The Giants couldn't get veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to agree to a pay cut, so they officially released him on Sunday.

And now their cornerback corps suddenly looks very, very thin.

Tags: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Janoris Jenkins, Landon Collins, Morris Claiborne, Ralph Vacchiano
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The DNL panel debates if the Giants will take Saquon Barkley with the second pick and if Kirk Cousins will sign with the Jets or Vikings.

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The new Giants regime seems ready to give cornerback Eli Apple the "clean slate" they've promised him after his miserable 2017 season. And with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie now moving to safety, it even looks like Apple is penciled back in for his old starting job.

But how sure are the Giants that they can count on him? And are they really convinced all his troubles are in the past?

Tags: Brett Jones, Devon Kennard, D.J. Fluker, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Ereck Flowers, Janoris Jenkins, Jonathan Casillas, Justin Pugh, Weston Richburg, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants' Eli Apple reacts after breaking up a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)
New York Giants' Eli Apple reacts after breaking up a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)

Eli Apple's future with the Giants was in question after a tumultuous 2017 season, and especially with new GM Dave Gettleman and HC Pat Shurmur put in place.

However, while fielding questions at the NFL Combine, they both reiterated the "clean slate deal" that Gettleman offered Apple earlier this offseason.

Gettleman spoke on his "nice visit" with Apple, where they talked for about a half hour. While telling Apple that he has the clean slate, he said "It's a new day. Let's go," according to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano. Gettleman wouldn't specifiy if Apple will definitely return next season, though, but he did say "I hope he shows up April 9," which is the first day of offseason workouts. 

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Landon Collins, Odell Beckham Jr.
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 (Brian Spurlock)
(Brian Spurlock)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | ArchiveThe NFL scouting combine kicks off in Indianapolis on Tuesday, with more than 300 college football players, and more than a thousand agents joining GMs, coaches, scouts, doctors, executives from every NFL team. Here's what to watch for with the Giants -- and what the Giants will be watching -- over the next week:

What They're Watching 

Their eyes will surely be on the quarterback drills because the biggest determination they need to make this offseason is whether they believe there's a franchise quarterback sitting at the top of the draft. Their future could rest on that decision.

Tags: Devon Kennard, D.J. Fluker, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Jonathan Casillas, Justin Pugh, Odell Beckham Jr., Orleans Darkwa, Weston Richburg, Ralph Vacchiano
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(Noah K. Murray)

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The Giants are projected to have somewhere around $22-23 million in salary cap space when the free-agent signing period opens on March 14. That's "healthy" as assistant GM Kevin Abrams back in December.

And during the next month, the Giants could become even healthier than that...

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Dwayne Harris, Eli Apple, Janoris Jenkins, John Jerry, Ralph Vacchiano
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(Scott Galvin)

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The Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl champions, but the world hasn't yet spun off its axis. So for now, at least, Super Bowl LIII is still scheduled to be played next year.

The Eagles, who were the worst team in the NFC East just one year ago, are clearly among the favorites to get back to the Super Bowl again. But is there any chance the Giants can pull off their worst-to-first trick, too?

Tags: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Janoris Jenkins, Jason Pierre-Paul, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, Ralph Vacchiano
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(Brad Rempel)

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Pat Shurmur may already know he's likely to be the next Giants coach, but for now, he's got other priorities. With the Minnesota Vikings still in the playoffs, he told reporters last week that his future has to be on the "back burner".

Once the Giants get to his front burner, though, he'll see he has a lot of work to do.

Tags: Bobby Hart, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Landon Collins, Odell Beckham Jr., Ralph Vacchiano
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 (Kim Klement)
(Kim Klement)

The Landon Collins-Eli Apple feud may be ending soon after Collins admitted their relationship can be repaired. 

It appears Collins is done fighting with his teammate as he voiced his support for Apple while at the NCAA national championship game in Atlanta Monday night. 

"My relationship can be repaired with him," Collins told The Post's Zach Braziller. "Our relationship can be mended. I don't know what his mindset is right now. He's kind of all over the place right now. You can see that with his Twitter rant. We got to have an understanding why he's playing football, because you got to be playing football to be one of the best players, not to be on the team and blowing your opportunity."

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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

The latest Giants player to offer advice to CB Eli Apple was WR Odell Beckham Jr., and he made it known to the world on Twitter. 

Apple intially posted a tweet aimed at those who have spoke bad about him this season, and that he would prove them wrong next year. However, Beckham pleaded his teammate to work hard out of the spotlight and the results will follow. 

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New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple (24) during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple (24) during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

New Giants GM Dave Gettleman said Wednesday's meeting with cornerback Eli Apple, the first time the two of them met since the team hired Gettleman, "went fine."

"Eli was attentive and focused, and because he was suspended he couldn't be at the team meeting where I spoke to the team on Monday," Gettleman told the New York Daily News' Pat Leonard. "So I went through that process, so we'll see where it goes."

Apple's second professional season was filled with controversey and ended with him being suspended for the Giants' season finale due to "a pattern of behavior that is conduct detrimental to the team."

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Giants CB Eli Apple's mom, Annie Apple, threatened to sue a couple media outlets after posting stories containing "awful lies" about her and her family. 

Annie Apple took to Twitter to claim stories written about her son's struggles this year from NJ.com's Dan Duggan and Black Sports Online's Robert Littal are not true. Both stories highlighted family issues being the root to why Eli hasn't been himself all season with the Giants. 

Scott Thompson, SNY.tv | Twitter |: As a mother, naturally you would want what is best for your son. But when Annie Apple starts tweeting whenever something pops up in the news about her or her son, all she is doing is hurting his cause. 

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Oct 22, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants corner back Eli Apple (24) reacts after breaking up a pass in the end zone during the second quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 22, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants corner back Eli Apple (24) reacts after breaking up a pass in the end zone during the second quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Giants new GM Dave Gettleman will meet with CB Eli Apple Wednesday to discuss his tumultuous 2017 season. 

Gettleman made note on WFAN Tuesday night that he couldn't comment on Apple's on and off the field issues this season because he hasn't spoken with him yet. However, that will quickly change as Apple and Gettleman get to know each other. 

The 67-year-old GM has preached a healthy locker room environment where respect is key to forming a good team. 

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 (Bill Streicher)
(Bill Streicher)

Giants CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie believes S Landon Collins and CB Eli Apple can get passed their recent predicament, per NJ.com's Dan Duggan.

Collins and Apple went back and forth with comments directed at each other for the past couple weeks, with Collins ultimately calling Apple a "cancer" during a radio interview last week. However, despite all the bad blood between the two teammates, Rodgers-Cromartie belives the offseason will be a healant for their relationship. 

"The offseason is long. You can put all of that behind you," Rodgers-Cromartie said. "You can talk about it, get on the phone with each other. Whatever you have, get away from it. I just think it's just this season, the atmosphere of being in this locker room, that's it. This offseason, I definitely think they'll gel back."

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Oct 22, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants corner back Eli Apple (24) reacts after breaking up a pass in the end zone during the second quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 22, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants corner back Eli Apple (24) reacts after breaking up a pass in the end zone during the second quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Just one year ago, Eli Apple was playing well for the Giants and justifying what had previously looked like a reach when he was selected 10th overall in the 2016 draft. He had earned a starting job. He looked like he had a bright future.

Now it's hard to believe he can have any future with the Giants at all... 

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New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple during rookie minicamp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. (William Hauser)
New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple during rookie minicamp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. (William Hauser)

Eli Apple's college coach Urban Meyer has joined Brandon Marshall in jumping to the troubled cornerback's defense and wants to help. 

Meyer, who took time before Ohio State's 24-7 Cotton Bowl victory over USC to speak about Apple, says he's going to reach out to his former player.

"Eli was fantastic for us," Meyer said, via Garrett Stepien of Buckeye Sports Bulletin. "As soon as this (Cotton Bowl) game's over, I'm going to try to get in the middle of that and find out because of our love we have for Eli. ... A team player and always put team before self."

Apple has been suspended for the Giants season finale to cap off a tumultuous 2017 for the former first-round pick, both personally and professionally. 

Read more: Vacchiano: Giants patience with Eli Apple is thin, but hasn't run out

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The Giants' patience with Eli Apple may have thinned, but it hasn't completely run out.

Despite the troubled year for the 22-year-old cornerback and the season-ending suspension he was hit with on Thursday, Giants co-owner John Mara kept the door open for the former first-round pick to return next season. He said he is "disturbed" by the many incidents with Apple this year, but he echoed a phrase that new Giants GM Dave Gettleman learned from former GM Ernie Accorsi: "You don't quit on talent."

"That's a discussion we have to have in the offseason," Mara said...

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Mar 1, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Carolina Panters general manager Dave Gettleman speaks to the media during the 2017 NFL Combine at the Indiana Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports (Brian Spurlock)
Mar 1, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Carolina Panters general manager Dave Gettleman speaks to the media during the 2017 NFL Combine at the Indiana Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports (Brian Spurlock)

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Dave Gettleman will begin his first full day as the Giants general manager on Friday, and he won't need anyone to show him around the office. He also won't need an update on the Giants' many problems.

He already knows.

The big question, though, is this: How is he going to fix this mess? How is he going to restore the Giants to what they were when he left in 2012.

Tags: Brett Jones, Davis Webb, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Justin Pugh, Landon Collins, Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz, Weston Richburg, Ralph Vacchiano
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Apr 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Eli Apple (Ohio State) is selected by the New York Giants as the number ten overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at Auditorium Theatre. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports (Kamil Krzaczynski)
Apr 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Eli Apple (Ohio State) is selected by the New York Giants as the number ten overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at Auditorium Theatre. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports (Kamil Krzaczynski)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The first leaks out of the Giants' draft room in 2016 were about how the team "scrambled" when they were on the clock for the 10th pick of the first round. The two players they wanted had been stolen right in front of them. Another player their scouts liked was off their board.

In the days and weeks after, a different picture emerged of GM Jerry Reese making a calm, informed decision. Yes, he stubbornly stood pat, refusing to trade up or down. But there was no panic as he simply went with the next name on his board.

Whichever picture you believe, one thing is clear: Nothing went right for the Giants in the first-round of the 2016 NFL Draft when they ended up with Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple. And it all started with Laremy Tunsil's gas-mask bong...

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Dec 24, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Los Angeles Chargers tight end Sean McGrath (84) is tackled by New York Jets inside linebacker Darron Lee (58) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Dec 24, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Los Angeles Chargers tight end Sean McGrath (84) is tackled by New York Jets inside linebacker Darron Lee (58) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

While CB Eli Apple and the Giants appear headed for a messy split at the conclusion of the season, the 22-year-old does have a friend from his club's co-tenants at MetLife Stadium.

Jets LB Darron Lee voiced support for his former Ohio State teammate on Wednesday.

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Sal Licata, Marc Malusis and Justine Ward wonder what's in store for Eli Apple's future after his suspension for the Giants' season finale.

While CB Eli Apple and the Giants appear headed for a messy split at the conclusion of the season, the 22-year-old does have a friend from his club's co-tenants at MetLife Stadium.

Jets LB Darron Lee voiced support for his former Ohio State teammate on Wednesday.

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The Daily News Live panel discusses the recent developments coming out of the Giants' locker room and how the team should handle Eli Apple.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Steve Spagnuolo is an optimist by nature, who has always tried to see the up side of people and things. That's why he insisted on Wednesday that he hasn't given up on the young and troubled Eli Apple and believes he can still have a future with the Giants.

Even though the truth is he can't.

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New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple works out during NFL football training camp, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)
New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple works out during NFL football training camp, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)

The Giants have suspended CB Eli Apple for the remainder of the season due to detrimental conduct.

"We have suspended Eli for a pattern of behavior that is conduct detrimental to the team," interim GM Kevin Abrams said.

Part of that behavior was an argument Apple had with QB coach Tim Walton during practice on Wednesday over his refusal to take the field with the scout team, a source told SNY's Ralph Vacchiano, adding that the argument was "heated." According to Vacchiano, Wednesday was not the first time Apple and Walton squared off this season.

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New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple (24) during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple (24) during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

Giants S Landon Collins said on Wednesday that CB Eli Apple has "checked out," while speaking to Josina Anderson of ESPN.

"I feel like he's checked out," Collins said. "If you go back to the game on Sunday, Eli was sitting down on the sideline. That's not what we need right now."

Collins' comments came a day after he seemed to call Apple a "cancer" during an ESPN radio show, per ESPN.com's Ian O'Connor. Collins tweeted an apology on Wednesday, but did not address the most recent comments...

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New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple (24) during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple (24) during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

Giants cornerback Eli Apple said he did not play on defense during Sunday's 23-0 loss to the Arizona Cardinals due to a "coach's decision," he told Newsday's Tom Rock.

"It was a coach's decision," Apple said. "That's all I have to say. Ask the coach, man. Have a good one."

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New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple during rookie minicamp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. (William Hauser)
New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple during rookie minicamp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. (William Hauser)

After starting 11 games his rookie season, 2016 first-round pick Eli Apple has had a much more difficult second season. 

Apple has been benched, criticized his coach and publically feuded with Giants' Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins. Many questions have been raised of his maturity, and no one really knows what happened.

Dan Duggan of NJ.com set out to find answers and discovered that he's had a falling out with his step-father Tim Apple, who Eli has leaned on much of his life...

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Giants S Landon Collins opened up about CB Eli Apple's behavior yet again, saying the sophomore corner "has to grow up."

Collins spoke on "The Michael Kay Show" on Monday, where he addressed what the team thinks about Apple's incidents on and off the field this year. At the end of the day, Collins believes his teammate needs to mature. 

"Look, we're all grown men in there," Collins said. "He has to grow up. Mentor and raising are two different things. Right now, I feel like we're doing one more than the other."

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The Giants (2-12) face the Cardinals on the road this Sunday. Here's what's going on today...

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Giants head coach Steve Spagnuolo doesn't feel he needs to interject in the drama between S Landon Collins and CB Eli Apple.

Apple made controversial headlines this week after he was caught tweeting on the sideline of Sunday's contest against the Cowboys, which is a violation of the NFL's social media policy. The second-year safety has had a tumultuous season thus far, -- both on and off the field -- and Collins supposedly talked to Apple about it. However, Apple refuted these claims, saying he spoke with other teammates like Brandon Marshall instead. 

Spagnuolo had no comments specifically on the Collins-Apple debate. Instead, he noted how this Giants team is a family. 

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Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) runs for a 77-yard touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia defeated New York 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/Northjersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)
Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) runs for a 77-yard touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia defeated New York 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/Northjersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)

The Giants (2-11) take on the NFC East-winning Eagles (11-2) on Sunday. Here's what's going on today...

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