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Impending unrestricted free agent DT Linval Joseph is lobbying hard to remain with the New York Football Giants:

https://twitter.com/LinvalJoseph/status/434524596641857537

https://twitter.com/LinvalJoseph/status/433798635336130561

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I am the first to admit that I would love all the Giants star players to play their entire careers in blue.

In my time being a fan, starting in the mid-1990s, Michael Strahan, Tiki Barber and Amani Toomer (though he did sign a deal with the Chiefs but was cut before the season) are the only Giants? greats I remember that played their entire careers in New York.

Hopefully, we can say that about Eli Manning some day, but next up on that list is Justin Tuck, to build off the last post by John Fennelly.

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Giants DT Linval Joseph could be in high demand this March in free agency. From Rotoworld:

The Newark Star-Ledger believes Giants impending free agent DT Linval?Joseph could command $35-40 million on a new contract.

"Joseph is just 25 years old and is coming off a third consecutive strong season. He's started 46 of the Giants' past 48 games and has nine sacks over that span. Joseph is also a quality run-stuffing defensive tackle at 6-foot-4, 323. He's our No. 2 free-agent defensive tackle, behind Chicago's Henry Melton and ahead of Green Bay's B.J. Raji. The Giants will likely prioritize Joseph.We know the Giants want to keep Joseph, but the price could end up being too high. They committed themselves to fortifying the middle of the defensive line last offseason, signing Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson, while spending a draft choice on Ohio State's Jonathan Hankins.

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The stalwart of the Giants defense for recent memory has been the defensive line -- while the pass rush garners the most attention, it's the tackles who allow it to come to fruition.

During the first day of organized team activities Wednesday, the team revealed a new defensive tackle rotation amid off-season signing and draft picks.

With Chris Canty now a member of the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens and Rocky Bernard gone, Linval Joseph is one of only a few veterans who remain on the roster from last season.

Tags: Chris Canty, cullen jenkins, johnathan hankins, Linval Joseph, Markus Kuhn, mike patterson, New York Giants, Rocky Bernard, Shaun Rogers, Tom Coughlin
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In Rotoworld's newly configured post-NFL Draft lineup rankings, the New York Giants are slated at No. 11.

Offensively, the team re-signed left tackle Will Beatty and added Brandon Myers to replace Martellus Bennett, who signed with the Chicago Bears. Also making the lineup is first-round selection Justin Pugh, who is penciled in at left guard, as well as Victor Cruz, who has yet to re-sign with the team for the coming season.

Writes Rotoworld:

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Both Johnathan Hankins and Justin Pugh are poised to start for the New York Giants at the start of the season, Giants.com writer John Schmeelk writes.

Pugh and Hankins were the Giants' first and second-round selections in the 2013 NFL Draft, respectively. Pugh, the offensive tackle out of Syracuse, should start Week 1, filling an immediate need along the offensive line.

Giants.com writers believe Hankins could make an impact right away and eventually take over for Linval Joseph, while Schmeelk believes he'll be a Day 1 starter, alongside Pugh.

Tags: cullen jenkins, David Carr, jacquian Williams, johnathan hankins, Justin Pugh, Keith Rivers, Linval Joseph, Michael Boley, New York Giants, Ryan Nassib, Spencer Paysinger, Tom Coughlin
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A tradition like none other: the Giants turning heads with their draft class.

The Giants had seven picks in this weekend's draft, adding depth to a number of key positions, including offensive and defensive line, running back and the secondary. Of course, a position that remained untouched was linebacker.

From the top:

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Aiming to add depth to their defensive line, defensive tackle Mike Patterson is paying a visit to the New York Giants.

Patterson, the longtime Philadelphia Eagle, was released in late February. The 29-year-old former first-round draft pick visited with the Detroit Lions shortly after, but no deal was reached.

Patterson's visit included a physical, according to reports, as Patterson's seizure during training camp in 2011 nearly ended his career. In January 2012, he underwent surgery to remove an arteriovenous malformation from his brain.

Tags: Chris Canty, cullen jenkins, Linval Joseph, Markus Kuhn, marvin austin, mike patterson, New York Giants, pat white, Rocky Bernard, tim hightower
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From Jimmy Kempski of Blogging the bEast:?

Two Sundays ago, Isaac Redman gashed the Giants for 147 yards on the ground. ?There was nothing fancy about that attack. ?The Giants were simply bulldozed. ?Almost all of Redman?s runs were inside the tackles. ?This past Sunday, the Bengals weren?t anywhere near as successful as the Steelers, as they gained just 76 yards on 28 carries, but something jumped out on tape. ?Offensive linemen are moving Linval Joseph pretty easily.

Double-teams in the NFL are often misunderstood. ?Sometimes the perception is that if a player is being double blocked, the offense fears that defender. ?That?s true in the passing game, but only occasionally in the run game. ?Teams will often double a player if they think they can move him off the ball. ?They?ll double, then once the defender has been cleared out, one of the offensive linemen will peel off and go after a linebacker or safety. ?The better run stuffing interior defensive linemen in the NFL are able to anchor against double teams. ?A stalemate is a win.

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The Giants? defense got bailed out late on Eli Manning?s touchdown strike to Victor Cruz to give the G-Men a 27-23 victory.

But without that play, this game would have gone down as an incredible disappointment, especially defensively. Luckily for the Giants, the Redskins lost the turnover battle, committing four after only having five total in the previous six games.

All week, the Giants focused on stopping rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III and the Redskins? powerful running game. However, the Redskins turned in a stellar rushing performance, led by the team?s other rookie Alfred Morris, who rushed for 120 yards including 94 in the first half.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, alfred morris, defense, Eli Manning, Giants Defense, interception, Linval Joseph, Michael Boley, NFC East, Editorial Aside, redskins, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss
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OK?well as long as no one was injured in the last ten minutes, I think I?m ready to unveil my final roster projection for 2011. We still have two preseason contests to go, but right around now is when the decisions start to become clear. So let?s jump right in with QB.

QB Keeping 2: In 2011, NFL teams now have the luxury of dressing 46 players on game day. This essentially means that the 3rd string QB is no longer an ?emergency option.? The Giants have chosen to forgo the 3rd QB all together since 2008, and I?m not so sure that changes this season. Obviously Eli is the number 1, but he heads up a current corps of 4 talented signal callers.

David Carr (first pick ever of the Houston Texans in 2002) is my favorite to win the job, and not just because he is less expensive than the other veteran alternative. Yes he is about 2 million cheaper than Sage Rosenfels, but he is also equally talented and more versatile. Quite frankly, I expected him to win the starting job in San Francisco last year and I still think he will be a starter again in this league before he retires. Rosenfels may also be trade bait for another CB (more later).

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Aaron Ross, Adrian Tracy, Andre Brown, Antrel Rolle, Bear Pascoe, DJ Ware, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, jimmy kennedy, Linval Joseph, mark herzlich, Matt Dodge, New York Giants, Terrell Thomas, Tyler Sash, Victor Cruz
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I hope the all Giants fans "read between the lines" on the Jerry Reese recent press conference.? Back Off, I know what I'm doing...would be the theme.

Now, with that said lets all raise a pint to Jerry Reese and laugh at some of the comments he thinks we should believe. Roll the highlights...

1. "We had a game plan and we are sticking to our game plan" - So what plan would that be?? Loosing 3 out of 5 of our top Free Agents and ignore anyone on the open market that might make this team better?

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Bear Pascoe, David Baas, David Diehl, Eli Manning, Fantasy Football, Free Agency, Giants News, Jerry Reese, Kevin Boss, Linval Joseph, Mario Manningham, Mathias Kiwanuka, New York Giants, Tom Coughlin, Tony Romo
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QB: A-

Let?s state the obvious. Eli Manning is the starter. Continuing with the obvious theme, Manning needs to improve.

I don?t want to hear one more excuse about the players around him, injuries, or any other outside factor. He is supposedly the chosen one, the franchise symbol. Yes, many of his interceptions last season bounced off receiver?s hands. Yes the run game bottomed out at times in 2009. Yes, two seasons ago he surpassed 4,000 yards in the air. It doesn?t matter. He?s being paid to be a leader. If a receiver can?t catch, teach him how. If a member of your offense is obnoxious and overbearing in the huddle/locker room, handle it.

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Ahmad Bradshaw, Andre Brown, Devin Thomas, Domenik Hixon, Linval Joseph, Mario Manningham, marvin austin, New York Giants, Steve Weatherford, Tyler Sash, Victor Cruz
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Giants' second-year DT Linval Joseph (right) only played in six games last season. Most weeks, he did not dress. The Giants didn't need him.

This year, things are different. Barry Cofield is gone and so is Rocky Bernard. All that is left at DT is veteran Chris Canty and rookie Marvin Austin. Joseph will play this year. He will play lots.

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When you write a column or a blog these days, it really doesn't matter how much you know (or think you know) about the subject matter at hand.

The masses will come out and challenge you on your virtual pulpit and force you to defend your stance. Then, there's the alternative: you can give in.

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Chad Jones, DeSean Jackson, Dez Bryant, Eli Manning, Jason Pierre-Paul, Jerry Reese, Linval Joseph, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, Phillip Dillard
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The official Giants inactives have been announced and there are two variations from our GFB projections.

Duke Calhoun will join Cruz in sweatpants on the sidelines. Interesting to see who guns for New York on punts.

Surprisingly Linval Joseph is also sitting this one out. This leaves the Giants with only 3 DTs.

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A 7 point loss?...we'll take it. ?This was no ordinary game for the Giants. ?No the game didn't count. ?However, meaningless or not, the Giants found themselves with their back to the wall in the early month of August.

A 24-17 defeat is not exactly disappointing when you consider the circumstances.? New York played the entire game with a third string QB.? How many times have you witnessed a third string QB even play a series at the pro level, let alone an entire game?

That said, here's what we learned:

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The Giants will be whole coming into camp.

This evening they announced the signing of first round selection Jason Pierre-Paul to a deal worth approx $20 million.

They also closed on second rounder Linval Joseph and brought in another safety, John Busing - a veteran who played in Cincinnati and Houston.

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It is difficult to administer a solid grade for Jerry Reese?s 2010 personnel moves because there are less qualitative results to look at and hopefully Reese isn?t finished making those moves. What I will look at is how I think the players project on the team, how much sense the pick seems to make, and what I think Reese passed on.

1) Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida ? Just playing GM in my head, I can think of a number of different ways I would have played this pick. Reese could have gone BPA and taken Derrick Morgan, giving the team a great backup LE, who offers the same kind of element as Big Mike Strahan, including run stopping ability and leadership. He could have gone need and reached a little bit for Sean Weatherspoon to play MLB. Spoon is a projected 10-year starter and another player that offers strong leadership and even a little swagger, a la Antonio Pierce. Instead Reese drafted a third RE, and a very raw one at that, a raw one with high bust potential. Go figure. How good does that aces front look if Tuck and Kiwi slide to the middle and Morgan and Osi are on the outside? I?m just saying? I certainly could be wrong and if this was a team with no needs I would be much more okay with this pick, but as of right now, I hate it: F

2) Linval Joseph, DT, East Carolina ? I like this pick, but why not Taylor Mays, the safety that was projected to go top 5 last draft season? If you ask me what unit I think needs the most help from last season, it?s unquestionably the safeties, especially considering Phillip?s long-term outlook. Mays, so far has proven his biggest fault is that he actually listens to his coaches. Unfortunately that was Pete Carroll at USC last season. Under The Great Mike Singletary Mays appears to be blossoming? so far. At any rate Joseph is a solid pick. He won?t contribute this season as DTs usually are quiet year one, but he?ll make a name for himself in no time and keep the middle solid: B

Tags: Adrian Tracy, Chad Jones, Deon Grant, Derrick Morgan, Jason Pierre-Paul, Linval Joseph, Mitch Petrus, New York Giants, Opinion, Phillip Dillard
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Cannot Report to Camp Until Signed

The Giants open camp this Sunday and they have yet to reach contract agreements with their top two draft choices, Jason Pierre-Paul and Linval Joseph.

Things may loosen up in the next dew days, however.? The player selected directly before Joseph, Zane Beadles, signed a four-year, $4.2 million deal with the Denver Broncos today.

It is suspected that Joseph will be signed by Sunday, but JPP may end up missing time - something many agree he cannot afford to do.

Tags: Jason Pierre-Paul, Linval Joseph, New York Giants, New York Giants Preseason

Taylor In Court Today; Not Guilty Plea Expected

Former Giant LB Lawrence Taylor will be in front of a Rockland County judge today to enter his plea on the criminal charges levied against him stemming from a May 6th incident involving a minor.

Taylor is accused of third-degree rape, criminal sexual act, sexual abuse, endangering the welfare of a child, and patronizing a prostitute.

He is expected to plead not guilty to all charges.

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Giants Have A History Of Finding Gems In Round Two Of Draft

In the new millennium, the Giants have done well with some of their first-round draft picks (Jeremy Shockey, Eli Manning (via a trade) and Hakeem Nicks), but the reality is they've gotten more production out of their second-round? selections.

Many first-rounders have been either washouts or have yet to emerge.? William Joseph never made an impact on the DL and is long gone.? DE Mathias Kiwanuka is starting this season, but he's been slow to develop.? CB Aaron Ross can't seem to stay on the field and? S Kenny Phillips' future is uncertain.

This year's top pick, DE Jason Pierre-Paul has arrived to mixed reviews.? Some experts say the sky's the limit, while others have panned the pick mercilessly.

Tags: Chris Snee, Clint Sintim, Linval Joseph, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, NFL Draft, Terrell Thomas, Will Beatty, William Beatty
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Hello GFB community. I will be doing a weekly blog post, focusing on areas where I think the Giants could use some improvement. Expect to see me every Thursday.

For my first post I thought I would try to establish a rubric, so to speak, for my own dissatisfaction with the MLB situation.? I know it seems sometimes that I (Igs) am only seeing this thing from the ?glass half empty? perspective, but in truth there are a number of important angles that inform my reservations:

How close are the Giants?

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Rookies Get Good Taste of What It's Like to Be a Giant

Yesterday I was privileged with the opportunity to attend Day Two of the Giants'? annual Rookie Mini Camp.

I joined a small group of media people that included the local beat reporters in observing the latest crop of youngsters chosen to don the vaunted Giant blue.

The morning session contained two influential outside forces that made everyone a bit uncomfortable.? The temperature, which rose to the mid-80's by 11am, and a ridiculously loud rock music festival being held in the parking lot.

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Giant Fans Should Be Pleased With Draft Thus Far

If you told me yesterday the Giants were going to walk out of here with both Linval Joseph AND Chad Jones I would have laughed at you. No way they get that lucky.

While everyone is whining about the Giants not selecting a MLB, I was shaking my head at Big Blue's new found wealth at the positions in front and behind the linebackers.

If Linval Joseph is as good as advertised, they wont need a MLB behind him because no one will get past him anyway. Sort of like a jack-knifed tractor-trailer on the Gowanus. Let's just say he jams thing ups.

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