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Giants CB Valentino Blake received a roster exemption on Wednesday and is listed as "exempt/left" squad.
"We had a couple of guys we had to leave inside today, and we'll leave it at that," Giants coach Ben McAdoo said on Wednesday.
Blake played in the Giants' preseason game against the Browns on Monday.
The 27-year-old signed with the Giants in March. He previously played for the Jaguars, Steelers, and Titans. He played in 16 games for the Titans last season, tallying 42 tackles with five passes defended
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - For two brief series on Monday night, Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie played safety for the first time in his 10 NFL seasons. It was an eye-opening experience for him, but one he doesn't expect to repeat any time soon.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Odell Beckham stayed inside, away from the prying eyes of the media, as the Giants practiced on Monday afternoon. But his teammate, Olivier Vernon, said Beckham was "in high spirits" and he was apparently walking around the locker room as if his ankle was fine.
Tags: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, Weston Richburg, Ralph Vacchiano
Giants head coach Ben McAdoo continues to give little detail on the status of WR Odell Beckham Jr. as he says the wideout is day-to-day.
Beckham, who sustained an ankle sprain during the Giants' preseason game against the Browns Monday, wasn't seen on the practice field Wednesday as he remained inside.
According to ESPN's Jordan Raanan, DE Olivier Vernon said Beckham is in high spirits and will be ready for the Giants' opener against the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 10.
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The Giants have announced they waived OL Michael Bowie following his domestic assault charge that the team became aware of Saturday.
Bowie turned himself into Tulsa County Courthouse on Monday as there was a warrant out for his arrest for three charges involving domestic assault and battery. He paid his bail set at $17,000, and has an arraignment set for Aug. 29.
"We have waived Michael Bowie," GM Jerry Reese said in a statement Wednesday. "As we have already stated, we were made aware of this situation on Saturday. The league has started to gather more information. That process will continue. The outcome of that process will determine whether there is another opportunity here for Michael."
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Odell Beckham, Jr. and the Giants clearly avoided a disaster on Monday night in Cleveland, but that doesn't mean the news was all good.
Even though it doesn't appear that Beckham's sprained ankle is serious, there is some concern that he won't be available for Opening Day in Dallas, a source familiar with his injury confirmed. It's "too early to tell" for sure, the source said, but generally the recovery time for a sprained ankle is 1-3 weeks depending on the severity.
Tags: Odell Beckham Jr., Ralph Vacchiano
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is reportedly considering a $100 million insurance policy that includes injury protection if he doesn't receive a contract extension prior to the regular season, according to Yahoo! Sports' Charles Robinson.
Beckham, who suffered a sprained ankle in Monday's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns and was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Tuesday after Browns cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun hit Beckham low, was considering the insurance policy before this week's game.
The 24-year-old receiver has said earlier this offseason he believes he will become the highest-paid player in the NFL, a sentiment Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson agrees with, however Beckham said he doesn't want a contract war with the team and said his focus is on winning a Super Bowl.
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The New York Giants signed offensive lineman Matt Rotheram on Tuesday, according to NJ.com's Dan Duggan.
Rotheram played one game for the Detroit Lions last season after spending several weeks on their practice squad. Before that, he was with the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2015.
The Giants scheduled former Missouri LB Michael Scherer to work out for the team on Monday, per Big Blue View's Chris Pflum.
With injuries to linebackers Mark Herzlich and Keenan Robinson, the Giants need to fill some the void.
The 6-foot, 230 pound Scherer went undrafted this year after playing four seasons at Missouri. He amassed 207 tackles, half a sack, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in his college career.
Giants S Landon Collins and DT Damon "Snacks" Harrison weren't pleased by a dangerous hit that sent WR Odell Beckham Jr. to the locker room in the team's 10-6 loss to the Cleveland Browns Monday night.
At the beginning of the second quarter, Beckham took a low hit from Browns CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun that sprained the wideout's ankle. Though it wasn't deemed an illegal hit, Collins and Snacks both took to Twitter to voice their opinions on the matter.
Collins not only believes the hit was dirty, but he couldn't play next to someone that would that...
Click below to see the tweet
The Giants were unable to find the endzone for a second game to open the preseason, but Eli Manning completed 10 of 14 passes and Jason Pierre-Paul intercepted a pass from Brock Osweiler in a 10-6 loss to the Browns on Monday night.
The Giants played their starters early on, but kept losing wide receivers to injury as the game progessed. Odell Beckham left in the second quarter with an ankle injury, Brandon Marshall was sidelined with a shoulder injury, and Tavarres King suffered a sprained ankle in the fourth quarter. On the defensive side, CB Michael Hunter left the game with a concussion.
Manning threw for 80 yards, while Geno Smith entered in relief and went 11-for-17 with an interception. The Giants went 3-for-12 on third down and struggled to hold onto the football as RB Wayne Gallman and WR Sterling Shepard both fumbled.
Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.TV:
The Giants didn't look good in their preseason opener, but they were missing so many players it was unfair to judge. Eli Manning, Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard didn't play and Brandon Marshall only took a handful of snaps. On defense, the starters only played sparingly, too.
Things should be different against the Browns on Monday night in Cleveland, though. Manning will get a "big chunk" of playing time, according to Giants coach Ben McAdoo, and it's a good bet most of the healthy starters will last into the second quarter.
Giants WR Odell Beckham, Jr. posted videos of himself watching Monday's solar eclipse without protective glasses.
Click below for Beckham's Instagram post
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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is close to getting a five-year contract extension to remain in his position atop the league, according to multiple reports.
According to the Sports Business Journal, Goodell will earn close to what he is during his current contract, which is set to end in 2019. Goodell has presided over the NFL since 2006 since he took over for Paul Tagliabue. The extension would keep him on as commissioner until 2024.
Giants TE Evan Engram is officially a professional after playing in the preseason opener against the Steelers last week. However, those first-game nerves will still be there when the Giants take on the Browns Monday night.
"It's still going to be kind of nerve-wracking and exciting," he told Giants.com's Michael Eisen. "I'm really pumped about it. It was a really cool feeling out there, getting out there and having your uniform on and being out there warming up. It kind of really hit me in that moment, and I don't think it's ever going to go away. I'm really excited, I can't wait for Monday night. I think it adds to my game, the eagerness to do well and get out there and run around to make plays. I think all that adds into my performance."
It is hard for rookies not to be shocked during their first taste of NFL action, and Engram learned that against the Steelers as he needed to come back down to Earth.
"I had to lock in," the 22-year-old. "Just being out there, I was kind of wide-eyed and a little nervous. So, being in the huddle, I kind of had to slow down, lock in, hear the play call, get to the line. Just kind of slow everythingn down. in practice, we go through reads and just do all my stuff I usually do. But in the game, sometimes those nerves will build up, especially being a rookie and your first time out there, definitely stuff flies over your head. So, just kind of slowing everything down, locking in, get back to what you've been doing. That's probably the biggest thing I've taken away."
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Giants offensive tackle Michael Bowie has been charged on one count of domestic assault and battery and two counts of malicious injury to property under $1,000, according to multiple reports.
There is a warrant for his arrest after he reportedly grabbed his girlfriend by the throat and threw her to the ground before punching a hole in the wall and breaking two television, according to News on 6. Bowie reportedly responded to the news on Friday by saying "this is false," according to Tulsa World.
The Giants' first-team offense is primed to play into the second quarter of their preseason matchup against the Cleveland Browns Monday night, per ESPN's Jordan Raanan.
Starters like QB Eli Manning and WR Odell Beckham Jr. were in full pads on the sideline in the Giants' opener against the Steelers, but they didn't see any reps on the field. Monday night should be the exact opposite as the offense looks to get their first plays in of the season.
"We'd like to give [Manning] a good chunk of playing time, into the second quarter," head coach Ben McAdoo said. "We'll take a look at it as it goes."
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Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan knows that his unit's success this year is all on the offensive line.
"We know we're going to go as far as our offensive line goes," Sullivan said Friday.
An obvious area of emphasis this offseason, the Giants didn't do much to their line as they have confidence their current group can get the job done. Sullivan backs these claims, saying he has seen improvement from the line through training camp so far.
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In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR talks about the idea of an NFL work stoppage in a few years.
New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo showed the movie "Detroit," a film that is based on Detroit's 12th Street race riots in 1967, to his team on Tuesday as a lesson in empathy, the New York Daily News' Pat Leonard writes.
The film, which premiered worldwide on Aug. 4, is based off the riots in Detroit that took place 50 years ago when 43 people died, 342 people were injured and approximately 1,400 buildings were burned as racial tensions grew.
While McAdoo, according to Leonard, intended to show the players the movie more than a week ago, he did so in the days following the violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one woman dead and nearly 20 others injured.
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The New York Giants signed wide receivers Canaan Severin and Ed Eagan to replace Keeon Johnson and Kevin Snead due to injuries, the team announced.
Severin, 24, recorded two catches for 24 yards for Pittsburgh in last week's preseason game against New York. The 24-year-old receiver is in his second year out of Virginia.
Eagan was an undrafted free agent out of Northwestern State who spent time with the Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Browns since last May.
Johnson, an undrafted free agent from Virginia, broke his foot, while Snead suffered a hamstring injury. Both were waived/injured.
Giants G Justin Pugh believes the team's offensive line is "heading in the right direction" as the regular season approaches.
Pugh highlighted the success the team has had in practice and in the preseason opener while stressing the importance of carrying it over to games. The Steelers recorded three sacks against the Giants offense in the preseason opener on Friday.
Giants head coach Ben McAdoo has left the door open for rookie Davis Webb to be the team's No. 2 quarterback entering the season.
"I think we all have to be careful making assumptions," McAdoo said on Thursday. "Josh (Johnson) and Geno (Smith) are competing right now for the number two spot, and if that doesn't look the way we want it to look, Davis will get a crack."
Webb, a third-round pick out of the University of California, completed 8 of 16 passes with no touchdowns or interceptions during the Giants' preseason opener last Friday against the Steelers.
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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.
Giants linebacker J.T. Thomas has taken a $2.2 million pay cut for this season and will be paid $775,000, according to Field Yates of ESPN.
With the move, the Giants have freed over $2 million in cap space for this season.
Yates reports that Thomas, who was supposed to earn $2.975 million for 2017, will earn a roster bonus of $20,000 and a $400,000 incentive if he takes 70 percent of the snaps this year.
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Throughout camp last year, Damon "Snacks" Harrison was used to seeing Johnathan Hankins lining up next to him for each rep. This year, though, he has seen multiple jerseys swap in and out as the Giants try to figure out who will start next to him Week 1.
Who is the leading candidate? There hasn't been one player in particular who has stood out. But, according to the Giants' depth chart, Jay Bromley is ahead of the pack.
The fourth-year veteran has only four starts so far in his career, but his work ethic this offseason is one that is reminiscent of a seasoned starter like Harrison.
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Giants head coach Ben McAdoo spoke with reporters after practice on Tuesday. Here's what we learned...
- McAdoo made players run to allow them to "gain their composure" because there were too many balls on the ground during practice.
- He said his will be the most challenging week as the team prepares for three games in 11 days. "We're going to be a little heavy-legged and we're going to be sore, but we're going to build calluses," he said.
- LB B.J. Goodson left practice with a sore back after jamming a receiver on a crossing route.
- LB Devon Kennard is sore but will return on Thursday.
- DT Corbin Bryant is dealing with an elbow injury and it is not clear how much time he will miss.
- LB Calvin Munson, S Andrew Adams and LB Stansly Maponga received first team reps. McAdoo said they had "a great opportunity" but he will evaluate the practice to see how they performed.
- LB Mark Herzlich, LB Keenan Robinson, and LB J.T. Thomas will need to compete and stay available in order to secure a role on the team.
- Munson and Curtis Grant have "the best ability there is out there at this point in the linebacker group and that's availability." McAdoo praised their physicality and said they're improving because of all the snaps they are getting.
- WR Brandon Marshall and and TE Evan Engram are still mastering the system and building chemistry with QB Eli Manning.
Brandon Marshall made a spectacular, one-handed catch in practice on Tuesday with a defensive back pulling at his other arm. He's made a bunch of outstanding plays in training this summer, actually.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- More than a week after being ripped by ex-teammate Sheldon Richardson for being "drama-queenish" and quitting on the Jets last season, Brandon Marshall took the high road on Tuesday and pronounced his feud with Richardson "dead."
"I wasn't surprised," Marshall said when asked for the first time about Richardson's shots. "But there's so much good energy here and the environment is amazing, I don't really have time to go back to that. That's dead. It's dead."
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Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.tv
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Odell Beckham Jr. has put up crazy numbers in his first three NFL seasons, but he won't mind at all if those numbers suddenly go down. Because there's only one number -- and one thing -- that the New York Giants star receiver really cares about.
And he made that clear as he stood in the fieldhouse on Monday and stared at the five Super Bowl championship banners hanging on the walls, and told the Giants to clear room for No. 5.
"See that banner? That's all I care about," Beckham said as he looked around the building. "Honestly, there's one, two, three, four in here. I don't where they'd put the fifth one, but they're going to have to make room because we need it."
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The Giants have activated RB Shaun Draughn and LB J.T. Thomas off the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, the team announced Tuesday.
S Landon Collins was held out of practice due to illness.
The Giants also signed LB Steven Daniels.
Daniels, 24, has also spent time with the Redskins and Eagles. He was selected in the seventh round in the 2016 NFL Draft.
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Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.tv
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The spectacular, one-handed catch that put Odell Beckham Jr. on the map as a rookie is now commonplace -- and really, just as spectacular as ever. During training camp practices, he warms up by catching passes one-handed; he fields punts one-handed; and occasionally he makes ridiculous, incredible, one-handed catches in team drills, too.
He did it again on Monday, making a leaping, one-handed, backhanded grab over Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins -- very similar to one he made on Sunday, too. The crowd roared as it does with just about everything Beckham does.
Giants star WR Odell Beckham Jr. continues to make highlight-reel plays at training camp as he hauled in a one-handed touchdown grab on Monday.
With CB Janoris Jenkins draped all over him, Beckham went up to snatch an Eli Manning fade with his fingertips.
Beckham has been making his signature one-handed grabs since training camp began. However, according to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano, head coach Ben McAdoo said, "I like two hands on the ball better than one," when asked about the catch.
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Kerry Wynn knows he has plenty of work to do if he wants to compete for a spot at defensive end on the Giants this season, he told Newsday.
Wynn recorded three tackles, including a sack, in the team's preseason opener against the Steelers on Friday. However, Wynn is battling with Romeo Okwara, Devin Taylor and rookie Avery Moss for time at the position behind starter Jason Pierre-Paul.
"I'm an undrafted guy," he said. "I'm going to ride with that until my days in the league are done. I come in every day trying to prove something, trying to continue to get better. ... I couldn't take that chip off my shoulder. There are so many that if you take a few off, I'd still have tons of them on there. That's the way it is. Even if I took the one on the left off, I got three of them on the right."
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The Giants have signed WR Andrew Turzilli and LB Chris Casher, and waived WR Kevin Norwood and TE Colin Thompson, per NY Post's Paul Schwartz.
Turzilli, a Rutgers University product, was an undrafted free agent that found his way on the 49ers' practice squad in 2015. He eventually made his way to the Titans that year where he totaled two catches for 25 yards in three games.
In April 2016, he was suspended four games for violating the league's performance-enhancing substance policy. This year, he signed to the Lions practice squad, but was waived on May 11.
While Giants head coach Ben McAdoo has stated that Paul Perkins has a chance to grab hold of starter's spot, Orleans Darkwa is looking to push for his own starting reps at running back.
"I think any running back, if you don't have the mentality that you want to be the guy, then what are you doing?" Darkwa said. "Obviously, he said [Perkins] is the starter, but I try to go in with the mentality that I want to be the starter and take his job. I think that pushes everybody."
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Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.tv
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Sterling Shepard ankle scare is officially over.
Just 11 days after he was carted off the practice field with an ankle injury fearing the worst, Shepard practiced fully with his teammates on Sunday. There appeared to be very few restrictions on the second-year receiver, who also didn't seem to be favoring his injured ankle at all.
"They cut me loose today, so I am back to doing what I do," Shepard said in a statement released through the team. "I have been doing stuff leading up to this, so I felt like I was ready for a full practice."
Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.tv
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Even by Odell Beckham Jr.'s standards, this was a spectacular play: a leaping, one-handed, almost-backhanded catch at the 5-yard line, followed by enough body control to hang on, switch hands and scamper untouched into the end zone. There was a gasp from the crowd, followed by the loudest cheers of the day.
There was only one problem: about 35 yards behind him, the play had already blown up.
Tags: Bobby Hart, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Olivier Vernon, Pittsburgh Steelers, Weston Richburg, Ralph Vacchiano
Giants LB B.J. Goodson and DT Jay Bromley both showed they can make an impact on the defense this season in the preseason opener against the Steelers.
Goodson has been aggressive and vocal since the start of camp, and that is something the Giants' coaches like to see from someone who could potentially be the starting middle linebacker this season. Leading is an area Goodson has been accustomed to.
"I'm a middle linebacker, I have no worries about taking control and being the leader of a huddle, that's what I've always done," Goodson told NorthJersey.com's Art Stapleton. "I was ready to go. It was just another chance to continue building what we're building, and I'm confident I can do the job, do what I need to do for us to be great."
Tags: B.J. Goodson, Devon Kennard, Jay Bromley
The Giants dropped their first preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, 20-12, at MetLife Stadium on Friday night.
Here is what head coach Ben McAdoo said about his players following the matchup...
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The news that Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended for the first six games of the NFL season has the potential to cause a seismic shift in the NFC East. But it didn't cause many waves in the Giants locker room.
As far as the Giants are concerned, the Cowboys will be tough to beat in the regular season opener with or without the NFL's best young running back. So the news didn't change their outlook on the season one bit.
I don't care," said Giants linebacker Jonathan Casillas. "We get them how we get them. But they're still Dallas now. They still have a very good young quarterback who had a good, strong rookie year. They've got a strong receiver on the outside, one of the better slot receivers in the game, one of the greatest tight ends I ever played against. Those guys are still there. Their O-line is still intact."
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - It's too early to make sweeping judgements, but the first impressions of the Giants offensive line on Saturday night were that they looked a lot like last year's offensive line.
And obviously that's not good.