1. The team the Giants have beaten the most times is....
2. HOFer Emlen Tunnell holds the Giants' all-time mark for punt returns with 257. Who is second?
3. Most receptions in a single season by a RB:
1. The team the Giants have beaten the most times is....
2. HOFer Emlen Tunnell holds the Giants' all-time mark for punt returns with 257. Who is second?
3. Most receptions in a single season by a RB:
Giants safety Landon Collins fired back at Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, who recently predicted Dallas would repeat as NFC East champions.
"I commented right under his picture. I said, 'I highly doubt that,'" Collins said Friday, according to NJAM. "They do not control the East. That's over with. We're going to have a run for it, but they're not going to win. I can tell you that much. We're definitely going to take over."
The Giants, who swept last year's season series from the Cowboys, finished 11-5, losing to the Packers in the first round of the playoffs. The Cowboys finished 13-3, had a first round bye, and then lost to the Packers in the divisional round.
Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said at a charity event on Thursday that he believes the Giants can improve upon last season's success, reports Brian Heyman of Newsday.
"I feel like no spot is weak," Pierre-Paul said. "I feel like with the players that we have, as long as we all work together, we'll be undefeated. Nobody can defeat you when you all are working together."
Most of the team's defense from last season remains the same besides the loss of Johnathan Hankins, and they've added offensive players like veteran receiver Brandon Marshall and rookie Evan Engram.
Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.TV:
Four years ago, Giants GM Jerry Reese put a Super Bowl "countdown clock" on a board outside of the Giants' locker room. It was a bold move, a premature one, and maybe a little bit crazy too. It looked ridiculous when the Giants finished that season 7-9.
There's no way he'd repeat that public relations nightmare and pull that old clock out of the trash bin.
But for the first time since that season, he certainly could.
Giants star WR Odell Beckham Jr. wants to meet with 9-year-old cancer patient Jayro Ponce after receiving pleas on social media.
The first attempt to reach Beckham was from Amarillo, Texas radio personality Tommy Joe who wrote on his "Hacker Morning Show" Facebook page pleading the 24-year-old to meeet with his biggest fan.
"Jayro is a fighter, hero and loved by many! As we all know he is battling cancer. ...With the power of God, Miracles, Radio and Social Media I think we can make this little guy smile at this point in his life," Tommy Joe wrote. "His dream is to meet New York Giants Odell Beckham. PLEASE help me try to make this happen."
Beckham Jr. didn't see this post directly. Instead, he received the plea from Danny Richburg, the father of Giants center Weston Richburg.
Pro Football Focus has the ranked the Giants' secondary No. 1 in the NFL.
Elsewhere,The Yankees beat the Twins and immediately after made a trade to aid in their playoff run, Carmelo Anthony wants to be traded to the Rockets and the Mets drop another game to the Cardinals.
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.
Giants' great, Mark Bavaro, liked his former team spending their first round pick on TE Evan Engram as the team's recent players at the position have not worked out.
Speaking at a golf event benefitting the Ottis Anderson Scholarship Foundation in West Orange, N.J., Bavaro told The Post's George Willis it is about time the Giants acquired a playmaker at tight end.
"The way the game is today, you need a big pass-catching tight end, a guy who can run like a wide receiver," Bavaro said. "That's the way the game is. But for some reason they wouldn't get anybody."
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott could reportedly be suspended one or two games stemming from a 2016 domestic violence accusation and was reportedly involved in a separate altercation at a bar in Dallas on Sunday.
Elliott received a report from the NFL regarding its investigation, and he is expected to submit a response soon, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
A former girlfriend of Elliott, according to ESPN, accused him of assaulting her multiple times in a span of a week, however charges were not filed against Elliott, according to ESPN.
WR Brandon Marshall said he requested his release from the Jets because he couldn't deal with the team not having a chance this season, per ESPN's Rich Cimini.
Marshall was on WFAN's Boomer and Carton Show Thursday, where he admitted his former team wasn't going to have a good 2017 season, and he didn't want to be a part of it.
"I wouldn't have made it through an entire season, knowing we didn't have a chance," Marshall said.
The Giants are hoping they can convert rookie DT Jarron Jones to offensive tackle, per Pro Football Talk's Curtis Crabtree.
Jones said that coaches approached him near the end of OTAs expressing their interest to change his position. That change happened immediately as the next day he switched to the offensive side of the line.
"Right before the end of OTAs, the coaching staff pulled me into the office and said they wanted me to switch. The next day I was taking snaps at offensive tackle," Jones said. "If you get that vote of confidence to switch positions, I'll take it."
The reason for the switch is due to Jones's physical attributes. Standing at 6-foot-6, 316 pounds, he is quick on his feet and has the arm length (35 1/2" inches) to block. He was also rated as an offensive lineman coming out of high school.
Giants rookie tight end Evan Engram is ready to get the season started and wants to make an impact in New York in his first season on the field.
The Giants selected Engram with the 23rd overall pick in the draft after he recorded 65 receptions (eight touchdowns) for 926 yards in his senior season at Ole Miss. As training camp approaches, Engram said he hopes to be an impact player in year one.
The Giants flaunt one of the highest-paid defensive lines in all of football. Can they live up to their contracts? Here's a closer look at what to expect...
Projected Starters: Jason Pierre-Paul, Olivier Vernon, Damon Harrison, Dalvin Tomlinson
Projected Backups: Robert Thomas, Romeo Okwara, Jay Bromley, Avery Moss, Kerry Wynn, Owa Odighizuwa
New York Giants defensive end Damon Harrison defended wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.'s decision to skip organized team activities in the spring.
"As long as [he] can still do what he needs to do to be prepared for the season," Harrison said on NFL Network's Good Morning Football, according to the New York Post's Thomas Lipe.
"Have you seen him this offseason? [He looks] awesome."
Giants WR Brandon Marshall has been working with QB Eli Manning via FaceTime as the team prepares for the start of training camp.
Marshall signed to a two-year, $11 million deal with the Giants this offseason after he was released by the Jets.
Near the end of a recent FaceTime session with Manning, Marshall says he'd like to work with him one or two more times before training camp starts.
In his first year in the NFL, Giants' CB Eli Apple has impressed his mentor, New England Patriots CB Logan Ryan, per ESPN's Jordan Raanan.
Both alumni of Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees, N.J., the two corners co-hosted a Thursday Night Lights Football Camp this past week where Ryan commended Apple on his performance in his rookie campaign.
"That guy blows me away with the amount of big games he's played in and how young he is," Ryan said. "Like I said, he's a lott better and more mature than I was at 20 or 21 years old."
Former Giants RB Brandon Jacobs, believes the Giants have the team to win the Super Bowl this season, per Christian Red of NY Daily News.
Jacobs knows what it takes to win a Super Bowl having notched two in his eight years with the Giants. For this year's Giants to make it to the championship game, he thinks its the offensive line that makes or breaks the team.
"If the offensive line can block, I've got (the Giants) in the final game," Jacobs said at mariano Rivera's charity golf outing at Winged Foot Golf Club Monday. "If the offensive line can come alive and they run the ball a little more effectively this year than they've done in the past, I think there should be no one out there to stop the Giants."
Giants quarterback Eli Manning is not annoyed with Odell Beckham after the receiver missed the team's OTAs this spring.
Manning said on "The Jim Rome Show" that he and Beckham are in constant communication, and he was aware Beckham was going to miss the workouts and spend time in California.
Odell Beckahm Jr. was named the eighth best player in the NFL by NFL Network
Elsewhere, the Nets held press conferenced for Jarrett Allen, Timofey Mozgov and D'Angelo Russell, the Mets trade rumors continue and the Yankees get a much-needed victory.
New Giants S Duke Ihenacho has been thoroughly impressed with his new teammates as he transitions into his new defense, per Dan Duggan of NJ.com.
Ihenacho spent the past three seasons with the Redskins, so naturally, he looked at his new teammates with distain during his time there. However, he has found that they are not a bad group after all.
"When you're on the other side, you just see these guys as the enemy," Ihenacho said. "You don't know the guys so you have a little more animosity toward them. I would have never though that a lot of these guys were pretty cool people - just genuine, down-to-earth people. Because when you're on the other side, you just never know. But just being in the facility and being around the guys, it's been a surprise."
NFL Network ranked New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. the No. 8 player in the league in its reveal Monday night.
Beckham, 24, has recorded at least 1,300 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns in each of his first three seasons in the league since New York drafted him 12th overall in 2014.
He recorded 10 touchdowns, 1,367 yards and 101 receptions in 2016 en route to his third consecutive Pro Bowl season. As a rookie in 2014, he led the league in receiving yards per game (108.8) as he was named Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Three other Giants were listed in the top 100. Safety Landon Collins was ranked 28th, cornerback Janoris Jenkins 54th and defensive tackle Damon Harrison 96th.
Hall of Famer and Giants Ring of Honor member, Michael Strahan, believes WR Odell Beckham Jr. has his head on straight, per ESPN's Jordan Raanan.
At the JustRivals.com Golf Classic Monday, Strahan said he spoke with Beckham this offseason, and thinks he did nothing wrong this offseason.
"He busts his ass," Strahan said. "I've seen this kid work. I've talked to him this offseason. His head is where it needs to be."
Cornerback play is expected to be one of the Giants' strengths in 2017, as was the case during the team's 2016 campaign. Here's a closer look at what to expect...
Projected Starters: Eli Apple, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Janoris Jenkins
Projected Backups: Antwon Blake, Michael Hunter
Giants QB Eli Manning, 36, believes he has four or more season left in his NFL career.
While hosting the 22nd annual Manning Passing Academy with brother Peyton Manning, he was asked if could surpass Peyton's 18 seasons in the league. He is confident it will happen.
"No doubt, no doubt," Manning said. "Maybe [more]. You know, I take it one year at a time in this league, but yeah, the body feels great right now."
The Giants' cornerbacks coach, Tim Walton, says CB Janoris Jenkins has shown tremondous growth, per NJ.com's Dan Duggan.
Walton previously coached Jenkins in 2013 when he was the Rams' defensive coordinator. Joining the Giants in 2015, he was a main proponent in getting Jenkins to the Giants once he hit free agency. When they landed him, Walton was impressed by how much he improved.
"He just keeps maturing," Walton said. "The more you play in the league and the more you've been around, the more you learn, you grow as a player. That's what he's done. He's a smart player. He works hard at understanding the game and we already know he's athletic and has good movement skills. But he really works at the knowledge of the game and the details and that's the thing that helps separate him from a lot of guys. He puts a lot of time into that."
The Giants' wide receiving corps is expected to be an asset in 2017. Let's take a closer look...
Projected Starters: Odell Beckham, Jr., Brandon Marshall, Sterling Shepard
Projected Backups: Roger Lewis, Jr., Tavarres King, Dwayne Harris
The Giants released their training camp schedule on Friday, announcing that camp will open at 11:40 a.m. on Friday, July 28.
The camp will feature 11 practice sessions open to the public at Quest Diagnostics Training Center, located on the MetLife Sports Complex.
Training camp will conclude on Tuesday, August 15.
There is no admission charge for watching training camp workouts.
Giants president and co-owner John Mara on Thursday acknowledged that WR Odell Beckham has had issues in the past but that "he's working on that" and said "I wish we had another dozen players like him."
Speaking on Mike Francesa's radio show on WFAN, Mara said he had a "great conversation" with Beckham during the team's recent minicamp.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning's trial for allegedly selling fabricated game-used memorabilia has been delayed, Newsday's Jim Baumbach reports.
The trial was originally set to begin on Sept. 25, and Manning's deposition -- which was supposed to take place on June 27 -- will now be done sometime between the beginning of August and the end of September.
The Giants recently signed DE Devin Taylor to a deal worth only $40,000 guaranteed, reports Jordan Raanan of ESPN.
Taylor, 27, had 28 tackles and 4.5 sacks in 16 games for the Lions last season after amassing seven sacks in 15 games for the Lions in 2015.
He had spent the entirety of his four-year career with the Lions after being drafted out of South Carolina in the fourth round (132nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Four Giants players are listed among the NFL Network's 'The Top 100 Players of 2017' list, which was revealed on the NFL Network.
Giants WR Odell Beckham is listed among the top 10 players, while S Landon Collins comes in at number 28, CB Janoris Jenkins at number 54, and Damon Harrison at number 96. The players on the list are ranked by NFL players themselves.
Beckham caught 101 passes for 1,367 yards and 10 touchdowns for the Giants in 2016; Collins had five interceptions, 100 tackles, 13 passes defended, and four sacks; Jenkins had 49 tackes, one sack, three interceptions, and 18 passes defended; and Harrison had 55 tackes, 2.5 sacks, one forced fumble.
Hall of Famer and Giants Ring of Honor member, Lawrence Taylor, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence last August, according to NY Daily News' John Annese.
On Sept. 2, 2016, Taylor hit a cop car and a motor home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida as he attempted to merge onto the Florida Turnpike. He, then, failed a roadside sobriety test, blowing a 0.082 blood-alcohol content which is over the 0.08 limit.
The 58-year-old will receive a year of probation as well as having to pay $1,500 in fines and court fees. He will also enroll in DUI courses, have an ignition interlock in his car, and perform 75 hours of community service.
The Giants' offseason moves revolved around WR Odell Beckham Jr. instead of revamping the offensive line, according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan.
Raanan gave the Giants a "B" as Giants general manager Jerry Reese didn't acquire a top talent in the draft to put into the offensive line. However, with the Giants scoring only 19.4 points per game last season, new weapons for QB Eli Manning to use isn't a bad thing whatsoever.
The additions of WR Brandon Marshall and TE Evan Engram will hopefully open things up for Beckham as they both create a matchup challenge for opposing defenses along with WR Sterling Shepard.
Giants rookie QB Davis Webb is determined to excel in the Giants offense, and it shows in his unique work ethic, according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan.
Webb, the Giants' third round pick in this year's draft, is always trying to learn on the job which is why he had questions for each quarterback and coach at OTAs and mandatory minicamp.
"I have a ton of questions. I write them out every day," Webb said following minicamp. "I have Eli [Manning] quesitons, Coach [Mike] Sullivan questions, Coach [Frank] Cignetti questions, Josh [Johnson] questions and Geno [Smith] questions. You have it all different. They've all been responsive. I'm just thankful and blessed to have that type of room around me. Some guys don't have that."
Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. said "it's a responsiblity" to be a good role model, according to NY Post's Paul Schwartz.
Beckham, who hosted his Citi Odell Beckham Jr. Football ProCamp at Kean University in Union, N.J. Saturday, understands that many look up to him, and he wants to set a good example.
"It's a responsibility," Beckham said. "I say it all the time, I remember when I was young and I looked up to somebody, little do we know the things that we do have a huge impact on 'em. So always be mindful of what you're doing, try to be the best person you can be and in turn hopefully that will be a good role model for somebody else."
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Ereck Flowers definitely looks a little learner, and everyone has indicated that his work ethic and techiques are also much-improved.
But when the pads finally come on and the games start to matter, will any of that mean that Flowers is any better?
The Daily News Live crew discuss if Odell Beckham Jr. and the Giants can stay drama free until training camp begins next month.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Giants began the offseason with a heartbreaking playoff loss that left them with mixed feelings. They were crushed that they blew an 11-5 season and a terrific opportunity. But they were hopeful that they were on the verge of being a true contender again.
Everything they did this offseason was with that in mind. There's still a lot of work to be done when training camp opens on July 27, of course, and a lot can change between now and Opening Day on Sept. 10. But for now, here are five things we've learned about these Giants as their "offseason" officially comes to an end:
Evan Engram, the Giants' first-round draft pick, will throw out the first pitch before the Mets game at CitField on Friday night.
After that, for the rest the Giants rookies who'll be there too, drinks are on him.
The 22-year-old Engram, whom the Giants selected 23rd overall in April, officially signed his rookie contract on Thursday, making him the last of the Giants' six-man draft class to sign. Engram's deal will be worth $10.7 million over four seasons, with a signing bonus of $5.9 million and a fifth-year team option for 2021.
The Giants signed Evan Engram on Thursday, finalizing the last of their draft pick signings.
Elsewhere, Juan Lagares broke his thumb in a Mets' loss, the Jets starting quarterback job is up for grabs and the Yankees fall in 10 innings.
Ralph Vacchiano reports from Giants minicamp, where Jason Pierre-Paul and Ben McAdoo talk about getting ready for the season.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Everything Aldrick Rosas has done so far this offseason has impressed his Giants teammates and coaches, and they have faith he can be a reliable kicker.
But the truth is, they can't possibly know that for sure because the 22-year-old Rosas has never kicked in an NFL game.
"I think that you kind of check boxes as you go along," Giants special teams coach Tom Quinn said at minicamp this week. "Are his times in the range? Yes. The height, the rotation, handling the wind? The different scenarios we put him in? The next step is handling the games. So that will be the next big thing."
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Every NFL coach gives the same speech this time of year, as minicamp ends and the long, six-week wait until training camp begins. They beg their players to be careful, to stay safe and out of trouble.
Ben McAdoo's speech, though, couldn't possibly resonate as much as the example of what happened two years ago to Jason Pierre-Paul.
"I'm pretty sure they get the picture," the Giants defensive end said on Thursday, as the Giants officially concluded their three-day minicamp. "They understand the message. We had team meetings with a list of instructions with the better opportunities you are going to get. Trust me I am living proof of it. You know, two years ago … I probably wouldn't even be here."
Two years ago, JPP was about halfway through the six weeks between minicamp and training camp when a fireworks accident left him with a badly damaged right hand. He lost a finger and parts of several others. He said his life was in jeopardy at one point. And at the time, his career -- and any hope of a long-term contract he once seemed sure to land -- were in jeopardy.