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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

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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John Mara hopes Eli Manning returns in 2018 >> Read More

Giants are considering shutting down Landon Collins >> Read More

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Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Scott Thompson
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New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) (Winslow Townson/AP)
New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) (Winslow Townson/AP)

The Giants (2-11) lost to the Cowboys, 30-10, on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Here's what's going on today...

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The Giants are not rushing to find a GM replacement. 

Eli Apple could be disciplined by Giants, NFL after tweeting on sideline Sunday

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Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Scott Thompson
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GEICO SportsNite: Giants QBs 00:01:38
Ralph Vacchiano reports from Giants practice where the team is preparing Davis Webb to play although Eli Manning will remain the starter.

The Giants (2-11) lost to the Cowboys, 30-10, on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Here's what's going on today...

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Spagnuolo isn't sure what would be gained to have Davis Webb play >> Read More

Eli Apple could be disciplined by Giants, NFL after tweeting on sideline Sunday

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Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Scott Thompson
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 (Kyle Terada)
(Kyle Terada)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The fall has come fast for Eli Apple, from first-round draft pick loaded with potential, to a suddenly troubled NFL player in the midst of a turbulent year. He's been benched, declared inactive, shunned by some teammates. He's had to deal with his mother's health crisis, and a slew of injuries of his own.

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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)

Giants WR Sterling Shepard and DE Jason Pierre-Paul are active for the team's matchup with the Cowboys on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Apple, Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Pugh, San Francisco Giants, Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King
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 (Geoff Burke)
(Geoff Burke)

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Jason Pierre-Paul suffered another injury to his already mangled right hand, but he insisted he will be ready to play against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday afternoon.

He made that declaration on Friday after practicing for the first time this week. He did not give any details about how he suffered the injury, or if was football-related. But he had the middle finger of his right hand tightly wrapped, and mostly kept it in his pocket during his interview.

Tags: B.J. Goodson, Bobby Hart, Eli Apple, Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Pugh, Orleans Darkwa, Sterling Shepard, Ralph Vacchiano
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 (Sergio Estrada)
(Sergio Estrada)

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (hamstring) returned to practice on Thursday, but was limited. 

The wideout has been battling a hamstring ailment that kept him out in the beginning of the week. 

Also, limited were RB Wayne Gallman (hip), LB B.J. Goodson (ankle), DT Damon "Snacks" Harrison (elbow), and T Chad Wheeler (concussion). 

Tags: B.J. Goodson, Damon Harrison, Eli Apple, Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Pugh, Orleans Darkwa, Sterling Shepard, Wayne Gallman
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Oct 8, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) makes a one handed catch during warm up before game against Los Angeles Chargers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Oct 8, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) makes a one handed catch during warm up before game against Los Angeles Chargers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Giants WR Odell Beckham, Jr. worked out in the weight room during practice without a walking boot on his right ankle on Wednesday, according too SNY's Ralph Vacchiano..

Beckham, who had surgery to repair his fractured right ankle in October, had 25 catches for 302 yards and three touchdonws this season.

In other injury news... 

Giants CB Eli Apple (hip), LB Jonathan Casillas (neck/wrist), RB Wayne Gallman (hip), LB BJ Goodson (ankle), DT Damon Harrison (elbow), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (finger), OL Justin Pugh (back), WR Sterling Shepard (hamstring), and RT Chad Wheeler (concussion) are all on the injury report.

Tags: B.J. Goodson, Damon Harrison, Eli Apple, Jonathan Casillas, Justin Pugh, Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, Wayne Gallman
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Giants lost their 10th game of the season to the Raiders, 24-17, in Oakland. Here's what's going on today...

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Geno Smith couldn't muster enough offense to stop the Raiders >> Recap here

Head coach Ben McAdoo not worried about rumors he may be fired on Monday >> Read More

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Tags: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Janoris Jenkins, Scott Thompson
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Giants lost their 10th game of the season to the Raiders, 24-17, in Oakland. Here's what's going on today...

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Geno Smith couldn't muster enough offense to stop the Raiders >> Recap here

Head coach Ben McAdoo not worried about rumors he may be fired on Monday >> Read More

Keep an eye on SNY Giants throughout the day for the latest news, notes, and opinon on Big Blue...

Tags: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Janoris Jenkins, Scott Thompson
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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

QB Davis Webb is inactive for the Giants on Sunday, making Eli Manning the only backup for starting QB Geno Smith.  

Earlier in the week, McAdoo said he was not willing to answer whether he would have three quarterbacks available.

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Jonathan Casillas, Justin Pugh
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 (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
(Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Giants CB Eli Apple is the latest memeber to join the team's injury report as he is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Raiders. 

This comes as a surprise with Apple finally getting back into the mix, and he wasn't on the injury report on Wednesday or Thursday. Now, he may not even play out in the Oakland. 

Apple has been a healthy scratch the past two games. The first came against the Chiefs as he was tending to his mother during the week of the contest after she received brain surgery. In last week's game against the Redskins, he was inactive because he "hasn't played football in a while," according to head coach Ben McAdoo. 

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 (Sergio Estrada)
(Sergio Estrada)

Giants CB Eli Apple's mom tweeted that a NY Post report that said her son nearly left the team due to scrutiny is false.

"That story was laughable trash fiction! The kid comes from an African family," Annie Apple tweeted. "When your mom and grandma are Ghanaians you have the worlds toughest skin. When your haters can't make you act like a zoo monkey; they will try to portray you as immature. Don't believe the lies"

The Post report said Apple had recently threatened to leave Ben McAdoo's "brutally honest' team meeting after scrutiny was pointed his way. 

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New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard runs away from Philadelphia Eagles strong safety Malcolm Jenkins on a 77-yard touchdown catch at Lincoln Financial Field. (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard runs away from Philadelphia Eagles strong safety Malcolm Jenkins on a 77-yard touchdown catch at Lincoln Financial Field. (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)

Giants WR Sterling Shepard and CB Eli Apple are among seven players who will miss Sunday's game against the Chiefs, the team announced.

OL Justin Pugh, LB BJ Goodson, QB Davis Webb, LB Kelvin Sheppard, and OT John Grego are also inactive for the Giants. 

Shepard, who has suffered from migraines, was already not likely to play. The Giants were originally going to see how Shepard was during his pre-game routine, according to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.

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Ben McAdoo (Bill Kostroun/AP)
Ben McAdoo (Bill Kostroun/AP)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - When the Giants owners held their fire on Ben McAdoo this week and announced they would re-evaluate everything at the end of the season, New Year's Day became a key day on the team calendar. That's the day after the end of the regular season -- and the day McAdoo would be fired.

Maybe.

Even though it feels inevitable, and is being reported as virtually a done deal, the truth is John Mara and Steve Tisch have not definitively made up their mind on the future of McAdoo and the franchise yet. Most team sources believe McAdoo will be fired, but they simultaneously warn that there is a lot of time left for that to change...

Tags: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Janoris Jenkins, Odell Beckham Jr., Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants offensive guard Justin Pugh during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Kevin Hoffman/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants offensive guard Justin Pugh during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Kevin Hoffman/USA TODAY Sports)

The Giants ruled offensive lineman Justin Pugh and linebacker B.J. Goodson out for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs due to back and ankle injuries, respectively.

New York also listed defensive tackle Damon Harrison (ankle) and linebacker Devon Kennard (quad) questionable, while linebacker Kelvin Sheppard is doubtful to play due to a groin injury.

Tags: B.J. Goodson, Damon Harrison, Devon Kennard, Eli Apple, Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Pugh
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Ben McAdoo (Bill Kostroun/AP)
Ben McAdoo (Bill Kostroun/AP)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - When the Giants owners held their fire on Ben McAdoo this week and announced they would re-evaluate everything at the end of the season, New Year's Day became a key day on the team calendar. That's the day after the end of the regular season -- and the day McAdoo would be fired.

Maybe.

Even though it feels inevitable, and is being reported as virtually a done deal, the truth is John Mara and Steve Tisch have not definitively made up their mind on the future of McAdoo and the franchise yet. Most team sources believe McAdoo will be fired, but they simultaneously warn that there is a lot of time left for that to change...

Tags: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Janoris Jenkins, Odell Beckham Jr., Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo (Bill Kostroun/AP)
New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo (Bill Kostroun/AP)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | ArchiveWith a storm of chaos and losses swirling around their franchise, the Giants owners made it clear on Monday that Ben McAdoo is still their head coach and almost certainly will be for the rest of this miserable season.

But their statement of "support" of the embattled McAdoo clearly only lasts until Jan. 1, 2018.

That's the day after the end of what Giants co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch admitted in a statement has been "an extremely disappointing" season so far. Their Giants are 1-8, coming off back-to-back "inexcusable and frustrating" losses, including the disaster in San Francisco on Sunday where the previously winless 49ers beat them 31-21.

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Oct 1, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) works out prior to the game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Oct 1, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) works out prior to the game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Giants' latest crisis really began last week, when cornerback Janoris Jenkins didn't show up for the first practice after the bye week and didn't bother to call and explain why. That led to a one-game suspension.

And now that the suspension is over, he still has no interest in explaining why he didn't show up.

"I just didn't show up," Jenkins said in his first comments since his "indefinite" suspension was lifted. "Me and coach talked about it and we're moving forward. … I'm here today. I'm not worrying about what's gone on in previous days. I'm just here to work."

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New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan and head coach Ben McAdoo (Kim Klement)
New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan and head coach Ben McAdoo (Kim Klement)

The Giants may be 1-7 on the season, but that hasn't stopped head coach Ben McAdoo from trying to rally his players to finish out the remaining eight games strong. 

It hasn't been a good week so far for the Giants as it started with a 51-17 blowout to the Rams on Sunday, and now, two players have come forward saying "McAdoo has lost this team." But that hasn't fazed the second-year coach from attempting to reel his team in.

McAdoo addressed his team and media with a long message beginning with a saying he has used since joining the Giants: "Sound, smart and tough. Committed to discipline and poise." He said he hasn't felt the team living by the mantra at all this season, and he wants to get back to it. 

Tags: Eli Apple, Justin Pugh, Landon Collins
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Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Wendell Smallwood (28) is stopped by New York Giants outside linebacker Jonathan Casillas (52) and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (90) during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)
Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Wendell Smallwood (28) is stopped by New York Giants outside linebacker Jonathan Casillas (52) and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (90) during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)

The Giants travel to San Francisco to take on the 49ers this Sunday. Here's what's going on today...

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The Giants will practice at the Quest Diagnostics Training Facility on Thursday.

Two anonymous Giants ripped head coach Ben McAdoo >> Read More

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Tags: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Janoris Jenkins, Scott Thompson
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New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo prior to the game against the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo prior to the game against the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive

Giants head coach Ben McAdoo looked at the film of his team's "historical loss" to the Los Angeles Rams, and examined every snap of the 51-17 disaster. He's likely to spend all week trying to figure out what went wrong and how he can fix it.

But he was emphatic about one conclusion he's already reached:

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Stanford, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) (Sergio Estrada)
Stanford, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) (Sergio Estrada)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: If the NFL season ended today, the Giants would be picking third in the 2018 NFL draft -- their highest pick since they took linebacker Carl Banks third way back in 1984.

But if they somehow find a way to lose to the 0-9 49ers in San Francisco this Sunday, their first shot at the No. 1 overall pick in 52 years would be in play.

What would the Giants do with that unexpected gold? Would they grab their next franchise quarterback? Take the best tackle or running back instead? Or trade down with a quarterback-starved franchise for a boat-load of high picks over the next few years?

Tags: Bobby Hart, Dalvin Tomlinson, Davis Webb, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Janoris Jenkins, Jason Pierre-Paul, John Jerry, Justin Pugh, Landon Collins, Olivier Vernon, Weston Richburg, Ralph Vacchiano
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 (Danny Wild)
(Danny Wild)

The Giants lost to the Rams 51-17 at MetLife Stadium to fall to 1-7 on the season. They travel to San Francisco to take on the 49ers this Sunday.

Need to Know

The Giants get the day off and will resume to practice on Tuesday. 

Eli Manning became the seventh quarterback in history to reach 50,000 passing yards on Sunday.

Keep an eye on SNY Giants throughout the day for the latest news, notes, and opinon on Big Blue...

Tags: Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Janoris Jenkins, Olivier Vernon, Scott Thompson
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New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan and head coach Ben McAdoo (Kim Klement)
New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan and head coach Ben McAdoo (Kim Klement)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The playoffs are out of the question after a 1-6 start, especially with all the injuries the Giants are enduring. And with the trade deadline gone, the Giants blew their chance to turn a few excess veterans into extra draft picks. So that pretty much takes all the drama and excitement out of the final nine games of the year.

So, as the Giants return from their bye week to face the resurgent Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, what is left to watch in this miserable season? More than you'd think, even if it's not what anyone hoped would be at stake down the stretch this year...

Tags: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Janoris Jenkins, Odell Beckham Jr., Paul Perkins, Ralph Vacchiano
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DNL: Giants locker room issues 00:03:04
On DNL, Jonas Schwartz, John Harper, Sal Licata and Anthony McCarron discuss whether Giants head coach Ben McAdoo has lost the locker room.

The Giants (1-6) take on the Rams (5-2) at MetLife Stadium coming off their bye week.

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The Giants practice on Thursday at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.

Oliver Vernon, Justin Pugh, B.J. Goodson among Giants who missed practice Wednesday. >> Read More

Tags: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Janoris Jenkins, Jonathan Casillas, Scott Thompson
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Ben McAdoo (AP)
Ben McAdoo (AP)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive

Ben McAdoo lied on Monday when he said cornerback Janoris Jenkins was excused from practice for "personal reasons," and there was no way to hide from that after suspending Jenkins for that absence one day later.

McAdoo had a reason for doing that, though. He thought he'd get away with it because he assumed Jenkins would have a good excuse for his absence.

He just assumed wrong.

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 (Ed Mulholland)
(Ed Mulholland)

A couple of former Giants in Lawrence Tynes and Carl Banks called out the current players for their lack of responsibility after a 1-6 start. 

Blame for the Giants' dismal start to the season as been pointed in every direction from GM Jerry Reese to head coach Ben McAdoo. But Tynes believes that it is just an excuse to put blame on the people that aren't playing the game on the field. He sent out a tweet urging the current Giants to look at themselves and make a change. 

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GEICO SportsNite: Giants 00:02:18
Ralph Vacchiano reports the latest from Giants practice, where the team is coming off a bye week looking to rebound.

The Giants (1-6) take on the Rams (5-2) at MetLife Stadium coming off their bye week.

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The Giants get the day off, and will have practice on Wednesday. 

Keep an eye on SNY Giants throughout the day for the latest news, notes, and opinon on Big Blue...

Tags: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Jonathan Casillas, Paul Perkins, Shane Vereen, Sterling Shepard, Scott Thompson
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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) fumbles the ball late in the fourth quarter as New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) makes the hit at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch)
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) fumbles the ball late in the fourth quarter as New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) makes the hit at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch)

The Giants (1-6) take on the Rams (5-2) at MetLife Stadium coming off their bye week.

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The Giants practice on Wednesday at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.

Janoris Jenkins has been suspended indefinitely from the team due to a violation in team rules >> Read More

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Giants cornerbacks Eli Apple and Janoris Jenkins were among players not present at practice on Monday.

According to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano, head coach Ben McAdoo said Apple and Jenkins -- as well as RB Paul Perkins -- were all excused from practice for personal reasons

Jenkins has been nursing a foot injury that he sustained against Seattle while Apple was not hurt entering the bye week. Perkins has been out with a rib injury.

 

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Oct 15, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (88) runs the ball on a reception in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)
Oct 15, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (88) runs the ball on a reception in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)

The Giants (1-5) head home to face the Seahawks (3-2) at 4:25 p.m. on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Here's what's going on today...

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The Giants practice Friday at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.

Olivier Vernon missed practice Thursday after participating on Wednesday. Eli Apple returned after not showing up Wednesday due to personal reasons. 

Keep an eye on SNY Giants throughout the day for the latest news, notes, and opinon on Big Blue...

Tags: Brad Wing, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, Orleans Darkwa, Sterling Shepard, Wayne Gallman
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New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon (William Hauser)
New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon (William Hauser)

Giants DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) missed practice on Thursday after participating on a limited basis on Wednesday.

Vernon missed last Sunday's game against the Broncos due to the injury.

LB Jonathan Casillas (neck), LB Calvin Munson (quad), and C Weston Richburg (concussion) also missed practice.

Tags: Eli Apple, John Jerry, Jonathan Casillas, Landon Collins, Olivier Vernon, Paul Perkins, Sterling Shepard, Weston Richburg
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Ben McAdoo (AP)
Ben McAdoo (AP)

The Giants (1-5) head home to face the Seahawks (3-2) at 4:25 p.m. on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Here's what's going on today...

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The Giants practice Thursday at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.

CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie returned to the Giants, and was apologetic for his actions that led to his suspension. WR Sterling Shepard also returned to practice. 

Keep an eye on SNY Giants throughout the day for the latest news, notes, and opinon on Big Blue...

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New York Giants cornerbacks Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Eli Apple (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants cornerbacks Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Eli Apple (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive

Cornerack Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie wasn't the only player making a heralded return to Giants practice on Wednesday. Receiver Sterling Shepard was back, too.

Shepard, who missed the Giants' big win in Denver with a sprained ankle, was on the field and participating in the portion of practice open to the media. He went through some individual drills and appeared to be running well without a limp.

His return would be huge for a Giants receiving corps that was battered by the losses of Odell Beckham, Jr., Brandon Marshall, and Dwayne Harris. Shepard, with 22 catches for 263 yards and a touchdown this season, is by far the best and most accomplished receiver the Giants have left...

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Dwayne Harris, Eli Apple, John Jerry, Landon Collins, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, Paul Perkins, Sterling Shepard, Weston Richburg, Zak DeOssie
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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)

Eli Apple might be struggling at the corner position to start this year, but that wasn't the reason why he didn't start the first three series against the Chargers last week. 

According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, Apple was benched because of disciplinary reasons. Sources told Garafolo that Apple had poor conduct during the Giants' practices leading up to the game and he was "speaking back to some of the coaches." 

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New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo (David Richard/AP)
New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo (David Richard/AP)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: The Giants don't like change. They prefer stability and patience. They prefer to give their plans a chance to work.

But they also really don't like chaos. And that's the one thing that will truly test their patience with Ben McAdoo and could end up pushing the coach straight out the door.

That may seem crazy just 17 games into his head coaching career, but McAdoo is suddenly on very shaky ground just one year after he led the Giants back to the postseason and to an 11-5 record. His job should be in no jeopardy at all just one-third of the way through Year 2, even though the Giants are 0-5 and headed towards at least 0-7.

Tags: B.J. Goodson, Brad Wing, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Jason Pierre-Paul, Landon Collins, Odell Beckham Jr., Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.tv

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Eli Apple didn't think he was playing poorly and he didn't think teams were targeting him through the first four games of the season. So he certainly didn't seem to have any idea that he was in danger of being benched.

So imagine his surprise when he was.

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 (Robert Deutsch)
(Robert Deutsch)

Giants CB Eli Apple is not worried that opposing quarterbacks target him early and often to start off the season -- he actually encourages it. 

Head coach Ben McAdoo told The Post's Paul Schwartz, "Early in the game, Eli is getting attacked." Apple doesn't see that has the case, but if everyone sees it that way, then so be it. Apple wants to make plays. 

"It's not a matter of teams just coming at me early," Apple said. "And if that is the case, I welcome it, to be honest."

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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)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - It's become obvious that opposing quarterbacks are targeting cornerback Eli Apple, throwing to his side rather than deal with Janoris Jenkins. The good news, according to Ben McAdoo, is that "I haven't seen him flinch."

And Apple promised that he won't.

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GEICO SportsNite: Giants' loss 00:01:52
Ralph Vacchiano gets reactions from Brandon Marshall, Jonathan Casillas and Odell Beckham Jr. after the Giants lost to the Eagles, 27-24.

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Giants truly, seriously envisioned their season ending on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis, in a storm of confetti at the end of Super Bowl LII. At the very least they expected a deep run into the playoffs in January.

Never in their wildest nightmares did they consider their season would end this soon.

Tags: Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Odell Beckham Jr., Philadelphia Eagles, Sterling Shepard, Ralph Vacchiano
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GEICO SportsNite: OBJ 00:01:36
Ralph Vacchiano reports from the Meadowlands to get an update on the status of Odell Beckham Jr.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- On the first official day of regular-season practice, Odell Beckham, Jr. stayed back in the shadows as the Giants began preparations for Week 1.

New York's star receiver rode an exercise bike in the "injury area" in the shade by the team's field house as the rest of the team opened practice Monday morning, apparently still nursing his sprained ankle. He rode the bike as the team stretched, then went inside to work with trainers as the team began practice.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Eli Apple, Jay Bromley, Keenan Robinson, Odell Beckham Jr., Tavarres King, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple (24) during the fourth 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 cornerback Eli Apple (24) during the fourth quarter between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Giants at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Giants won 27-13. (Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports)

While Eli Apple (ankle) isn't on the field taking reps with his teammates, he's confident he'll be ready to get back on the field for Week 1 when the Giants take on the Cowboys. 

"I mean, it can, but with us, we make sure we do a good job of getting mental reps during practice and watch a lot of film," Apple said. "That way, we're kind of in the game." 

Apple suffered a sprained ankle while in coverage during last Saturday's preseason matchup against the Jets at MetLife Stadium.

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 (William Perlman)
(William Perlman)

The Giants have signed CB Daniel Gray and placed OL Adam Gettis on injured reserved, the team announced Monday.

The 23-year-old Gray had signed with the Cardinals in June before recently being waived.

Gray played for Utah State, playing 19 games during his career there, before going undrafted during last April's NFL Draft.

Giants CB Eli Apple left Saturday's game against the Jets after injuring his ankle.

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Aug 20, 2016; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Giants defensive tackle Jay Bromley (96) against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. Bills beat the Giants 21 to 0. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports (Timothy T. Ludwig)
Aug 20, 2016; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Giants defensive tackle Jay Bromley (96) against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. Bills beat the Giants 21 to 0. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports (Timothy T. Ludwig)

Giants CB Eli Apple, DT Jay Bromley, RB Shaun Draughn, and S Duke Ihenacho left the team's game against the Jets on Saturday with injuries.

Apple suffered an ankle injury, Bromley has a left knee sprain, and Draughn is being evaluated for a concussion. Ihenacho left the game with a knee injury.

Apple was ruled out for the remainder of the game, while Bromley's return was listed as questionable. There were no further updates on Draughn's condition.

Apple had previously missed time earlier in the month with an ankle injury, while Draughn is coming off ankle surgery. Draughn only had one carry for a loss of four yards before leaving the game.

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(Julio Cortez/AP)

Giants QB Eli Manning is slated to play during the Giants' second and third preseason games (on Aug. 21 and Aug. 26) head coach Ben McAdoo told reporters on Thursday.

Other notes from Giants camp...

  • CB Eli Apple sat out practice due to a sore ankle, and he's unsure whether he'll be ready to play this Monday against the Browns.
  • WR Dwayne Harris missed practice due to upper body soreness.
  • McAdoo said T Ereck Flowers was a "bright spot" during Friday's preseason opener.
  • LB B.J. Goodson (back) returned to practice.
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New York Giants linebacker Devon Kennard during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. (Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants linebacker Devon Kennard during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. (Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports)

Giants linebacker Devon Kennard said he hopes New York's defense can maintain its high energy a year after giving up the second fewest points in the league.

"I want to see us set the tempo from ground zero, and that's me personally," Kennard said. "If safeties and linebackers are communicating well, and we are getting the things that we need to to the D-line, from a linebacker perspective, I think it starts there. If we are doing that and being physical, I like where we are headed."

The Giants bring back a strong defensive core with a defensive line that features Jason Pierre-Paul, Damon Harrison and Olivier Vernon; linebackers Kennard and Jonathan Casillas; and a secondary of Eli Apple, Janoris Jenkins, Landon Collins and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. By retaining so many defenders, Kennard said the team's familiarity with the system and each other can only help moving forward.

"We already know so much about the defense, so now we can get into the little details and nuances that maybe a year or two ago we weren't able to hit the same way because there were so many guys trying to learn the defense," said Kennard, who recorded 61 combined tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery while playing all 16 games last season.

Tags: Damon Harrison, Devon Kennard, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Janoris Jenkins, Jason Pierre-Paul, Landon Collins, Olivier Vernon
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Loud Mouths: Boom or Bust Giants 00:07:08
With camp opening today, Dan Graca and Jon Hein debate what the expectations for the Giants should be this season

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There isn't a lot of uncertainty in the Giants' lineup, but there are still some lingering questions as they head into a pivotal year. They are coming off an 11-5 season and are expected to be a Super Bowl contender. But they are far from a powerhouse team without any flaws.

So you've undoubtedly got plenty of questions. I'll take my best chance at giving you some answers here in my pre-training camp reader mailbag, Part III:

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Janoris Jenkins, Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, Ralph Vacchiano
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Pro Football Focus ranked the Giants' secondary first among all 32 teams this upcoming season. 

The main reason for the ranking was PFF's breakout player of 2016 in S Landon Collins. The Defensive Player of the Year runner-up lead in the Giants for the second straight season in tackles (125 combined) while totaling four sacks, five interceptions, and one fumble recovery.

Collins was also named to the 2016 Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team, and earned his first Pro Bowl nod in his sophomore campaign. 

Tags: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Janoris Jenkins, Landon Collins
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