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Eli Manning on Giants QB future 00:01:06
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning discusses the possibility of the team looking for his potential successor in the NFL Draft.

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If the Giants want to draft Eli Manning's eventual replacement later this month, that's just "fine" with him.

Manning, the 36-year-old quarterback, said he had no issues with the Giants pondering their future at his position, even if it means he'd have to work with his successor for several seasons. He said its all "just part of it". And no matter who the Giants draft, he knows he still has to do his job.

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Jan 8, 2017; Green Bay, WI, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) drops back to pass against the Green Bay Packers during the first half in the NFC Wild Card playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Hanisch)
Jan 8, 2017; Green Bay, WI, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) drops back to pass against the Green Bay Packers during the first half in the NFC Wild Card playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Hanisch)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.TV

INDIANAPOLIS - At some point the Giants will have to think about drafting the next Eli Manning. And this week, at the NFL Scouting Combine, they'll take the first steps towards deciding if this will be the year.

It's a big and difficult decision the Giants face, as they ponder their post-Manning future - something that might not begin until after his contract runs out in 2020. They are always in the market for a developmental quarterback in the draft, but if they choose one this year, they really could be developing him to be a future starter.

That's a long-term project, obviously, and it's not an easy thing to do at all.

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(Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)

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The Giants could have somewhere near $40 million in salary cap space to play with this offseason if the cap rises all the way to $168 million, as some in the NFL project. They might even end up with more, depending on what contracts they restructure and which players they decide to cut.

And while that may not be enough to turn them into big spenders in free agency the way they were a year ago, it certainly is enough for them to re-sign some of their own unrestricted free agents. They have 17 UFAs to deal with, and several other free agents who are restricted. And a few of them could demand and command big money from someone -- particularly the two free agents on the Giants' defensive line.

Tags: Darian Thompson, Eli Manning, Jason Pierre-Paul, John Jerry, Johnathan Hankins, Keenan Robinson, Kerry Wynn, Larry Donnell, Mark Herzlich, Marshall Newhouse, Nikita Whitlock, Olivier Vernon, Orleans Darkwa, Ryan Nassib, Shane Vereen, Trevin Wade, Will Beatty, Will Tye, Zak DeOssie, Ralph Vacchiano
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 (Matt Bush)
(Matt Bush)

The Giants have placed RB Shane Vereen and QB Ryan Nassib on season-ending injured reserved, the team announced Tuesday.

Both players will have season-ending surgery this week, head coach Ben McAdoo said.

DL/LB Ishaq Williams and RB George Winn have been promoted to the active roster.

Tags: Eli Manning, Ryan Nassib, Shane Vereen
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(Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)

The Giants have placed RB Shane Vereen and QB Ryan Nassib on season-ending injured reserved, the team announced Tuesday.

DL/LB Ishaq Williams and RB George Winn have been promoted to the active roster.

Vereen returned Sunday against the Lions after missing time with a concussion but re-injured the triceps that kept him out for nine games earlier this season.

Nassib was inactive during Sunday.'s game. With him out, Josh Johnson becomes Eli Manning's backup.

Tags: Eli Manning, Ryan Nassib, Shane Vereen

 (Robert Deutsch)
(Robert Deutsch)

The following players appeared on the Giants' injury report on Monday...

Did not participate in practice:

  • DE Jason Pierre-Paul (core muscle)
  • OT Will Beatty (lower leg)
  • LB Jonathan Casillas (knee)
  • CB Janoris Jenkins (back)
  • OT Marshall Newhouse (shoulder)
  • RB Shane Vereen (triceps)
  • QB Ryan Nassib (elbow)
Tags: Jason Pierre-Paul, Keenan Robinson, Marshall Newhouse, Nat Berhe, Owa Odighizuwa, Ryan Nassib, Shane Vereen, Will Beatty, Zak DeOssie
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Nov 6, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants guard Justin Pugh (67) is helped off the field after spraining a knee during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 6, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants guard Justin Pugh (67) is helped off the field after spraining a knee during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Giants released their injury report on Saturday. The final players are listed...

The following will be OUT Monday night against the Bengals

  • OG Justin Pugh (knee)
Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Jonathan Casillas, Justin Pugh, Kerry Wynn, Ryan Nassib, Victor Cruz
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 (Kirby Lee - USA Today)
(Kirby Lee - USA Today)

The Giants released their injury report on Friday...

Did Not Participate in Practice

  • WR Victor Cruz (ankle)
  • OG Justin Pugh (knee)
Tags: Justin Pugh, Kerry Wynn, Ryan Nassib, Victor Cruz
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New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) looks on against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. (Brace Hemmelgarn)
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) looks on against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. (Brace Hemmelgarn)

The Giants released their injury report after Thursday's practice. The following players were listed...

Did Not Participate in Practice

  • WR Victor Cruz (ankle)
Tags: Justin Pugh, Kerry Wynn, Ryan Nassib, Victor Cruz
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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

The Giants released their injury report on Friday...

The following players are OUT for Sunday's game against the Eagles

  • Darian Thompson (foot)
  • DE Kerry Wynn (concussion)

The following players are QUESTIONABLE for Sunday's game

  • Nat Berhe (concussion)
  • QB Ryan Nassib (elbow)
  • OT Marshall Newhouse (calf)
  • RB Bobby Rainey (calf)
Tags: Darian Thompson, Kerry Wynn, Marshall Newhouse, Nat Berhe, Odell Beckham Jr., Ryan Nassib, Zak DeOssie, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) looks on against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. (Brace Hemmelgarn)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) looks on against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. (Brace Hemmelgarn)

The Giants released their injury report after Thursday's practice. The following players were listed...

Did Not Participate in Practice

  • Darian Thompson (foot)
Tags: Darian Thompson, Kerry Wynn, Marshall Newhouse, Nat Berhe, Odell Beckham Jr., Ryan Nassib, Zak DeOssie
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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) is helped off the field after sustaining an apparent injury during the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) is helped off the field after sustaining an apparent injury during the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)

The Giants have released Wednesday's injury report:

Limited Participation in in practice (Less than 100 percent of a player's normal repetitions)

  • WR Odell Beckham (hip) 
  • Nat Berhe (concussion) 
  • LS Zak DeOssie (ankle) 
  • QB Ryan Nassib (elbow) 
  • Marshall Newhouse (calf)
  • RB/KR Bobby Rainey (calf)   
  • S Darian Thompson (foot)  
Tags: Darian Thompson, Marshall Newhouse, Nat Berhe, Odell Beckham Jr., Philadelphia Eagles, Ryan Nassib, Zak DeOssie, Ralph Vacchiano
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 (Tommy Gilligan)
(Tommy Gilligan)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Giants head coach Ben McAdoo insisted he was "confident" in backup quarterback Ryan Nassib and "very comfortable" with just two quarterbacks on his roster.

Turns out, neither may have been true.

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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

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With final cuts looming, several Giants players are making strong cases for roster spots.

QB Ryan Nassib (16-29, 210 yards with one TD and one INT) appeared to be more poised and less erratic in his fourth preseason game. He was still sacked three times and endured much pressure in the pocket, but the experience of playing every week is beginning to pay off. Unfortunately for him, he'll be back doing sideline duty the next four months.

Tags: Kerry Wynn, Mark Herzlich, Ryan Nassib, Trevin Wade, John Fennelly
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New York Giants quarterback Ryan Nassib (12) throws a pass during the first half of their game against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland)
New York Giants quarterback Ryan Nassib (12) throws a pass during the first half of their game against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland)

With a four-game suspension for his role in the "Deflategate" scandal beginning in just a few days, Tom Brady had an NFL going-away party Thursday night, playing the first half in the New England Patriots' preseason finale against the New York Giants.

Brady completed 16 of 26 passes for 166 yards, a touchdown and an interception as the Patriots (3-1) missed out a perfect preseason in a 17-9 loss to the Giants (2-2).

Brady showed flashes in his second preseason game of the season. He completed five passes between 16 and 38 yards, but only one drive resulted in a score, a 7-yard TD toss to Keshawn Martin. Two others, including one in the red zone, were ended by lost fumbles. His sixth and final series was a knee at the half.

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New York Giants quarterback Ryan Nassib (12) passes against the New York Jets during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The Giants won 21-20. (Vincent Carchietta)
New York Giants quarterback Ryan Nassib (12) passes against the New York Jets during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The Giants won 21-20. (Vincent Carchietta)

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Like Shane Vereen said, everybody "Relax", OK? Sure, the Giants have been awful this preseason, especially on offense. Yeah, the offensive line has major issues. OK, they're paper thin at pretty much every position. And yes, the regular season is now just 11 days away.

Wait. What was I saying? Oh, right. Relax and stop panicking. There's still another preseason game to go. Yeah, maybe the starters won't play much. And the Giants do have a bunch of nagging injuries already.

Tags: Andre Williams, Bobby Hart, Dwayne Harris, Eli Manning, Geremy Davis, Justin Pugh, Mark Herzlich, Orleans Darkwa, Paul Perkins, Rashad Jennings, Ryan Nassib, Shane Vereen, Victor Cruz, Will Beatty, Ralph Vacchiano
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Rashad Jennings runs the ball during mini camp. (William Hauser (USA Today))
Rashad Jennings runs the ball during mini camp. (William Hauser (USA Today))

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After an offseason of obsessing about the right side of the offensive line, it seems everyone has found a new obsession: What will happen with Victor Cruz?

An overwhelming majority of the questions I received for this, the first (of many) SNY mailbags, had to do with the Giants' once-star receiver who, after nearly two years of trying to comeback from a knee injury and a calf injury, is now battling a "sore groin." The offseason assumption that he would be back as good as ever has been replaced by worry that he might not even make the team.

Tags: Eli Manning, Rashad Jennings, Ryan Nassib, Victor Cruz, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo made his coaching debut on Friday. (William Hauser)
New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo made his coaching debut on Friday. (William Hauser)

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In an unusual evening which began nearly an hour late after the fans were asked to vacate their seats to avoid a torrential thunderstorm and lightning strikes, the Giants opened their preseason against the Miami Dolphins with a rainbow soaring over the horizon beyond the stadium.

Ben McAdoo made his debut as the Giants' head coach and the reviews are still being tallied. The Giants looked good early but, as the starters began to leave the game, McAdoo's team looked like a group that needs work. A lot of work.

Tags: Eli Manning, Ryan Nassib, John Fennelly
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New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan talking to New York Giants quarterback Ryan Nassib (12) in the first half at MetLife Stadium. (William Hauser)
New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan talking to New York Giants quarterback Ryan Nassib (12) in the first half at MetLife Stadium. (William Hauser)

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The Giants have never wanted to worry about what life would be like without Eli Manning. But after Ryan Nassib's performance on Friday night, it looked like maybe they should.

Given a rare chance to start in Manning's place, Nassib, the Giants' primary backup, didn't exactly inspire any confidence in his ability to fill the starter's shoes. After a strong first drive, he ended up giving an erratic and sloppy performance, completing just 7 of 15 passes for only 75 yards, throwing two interceptions and losing one fumble in the Giants' 27-10, preseason-opening loss to the Miami Dolphins.

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GEICO SportsNite: Apple's injury 00:00:12
Giants rookie cornerback Eli Apple discusses his professional debut and the injury he sustained in the Giants 27-10 loss to the Dolphins.

Ryan Nassib had a big chance to show everyone what he could do as New York Giants quarterback with Eli Manning getting the night off. He blew it after a good first quarter.

Nassib was consistent in leading the Giants on a game-opening touchdown drive and cashing in on an interception in staking New York to a 10-point lead. But his three second-quarter turnovers led to 17 points in the Miami Dolphins' 27-10 victory in the preseason opener Friday night.

The start of the game was delayed 51 minutes by weather, pushing back the coaching debuts of Ben McAdoo of the Giants and Adam Gase of the Dolphins.

Tags: Miami Dolphins, Ryan Nassib
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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

WR Odell Beckham, Jr., who sustained a laceration on his lower left leg on Sunday could be back as early as Thursday. Head coach Ben McAdoo said he looks close to returning.

"We'll see how he responds," McAdoo said. "Every day is a new day. It's amazing what could happen over the course of a night."

Second year TE Matt LaCosse left practice with a knee injury, but came back and "fought through it."

Tags: Eli Manning, Jonathan Casillas, Josh Brown, Larry Donnell, Odell Beckham Jr., Paul Perkins, Ryan Nassib, Trevin Wade, John Fennelly
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New York Giants quarterback Ryan Nassib throws a pass while New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning looks on during organized team activities at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants quarterback Ryan Nassib throws a pass while New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning looks on during organized team activities at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA Today Sports Images)

Training camp is just days away and readers and fans are beginning to get back into football mode. Over the past few weeks, we have gotten several questions and inquiries regarding the upcoming camp and preseason.

There's a lot of talk the Giants will part ways with several veterans this summer. Who right now is on the roster bubble?

It may be too early to tell, but from where I sit, there won't be many surprises. On offense, the main roster battles will be at running back and possibly at right tackle. With the addition of rookie Paul Perkins and free agent Bobby Rainey, Andre Williams will have to have a stellar camp to remain with the team.

Marshall Newhouse is the current starter at right tackle. His main competition will be second-year player Bobby Hart now that free agent Eugene Monroe decided to retire. The Giants say they are comfortable with Newhouse, but are not deep along the offensive line in general, so if anything, they could be adding, not subtracting, in this unit.

Tags: Bobby Hart, Damon Harrison, Devon Kennard, Eli Manning, Jason Pierre-Paul, Johnathan Hankins, Larry Donnell, Marshall Newhouse, Ryan Nassib, Will Tye, John Fennelly
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New York Giants quarterback Ryan Nassib warms up before the game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants at FedEx Field. (Brad Mills/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants quarterback Ryan Nassib warms up before the game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants at FedEx Field. (Brad Mills/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Giants will close out the organized team activities portion of their offseason workout program this week with four sessions beginning Monday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center.

The club will then move on to its three-day mandatory minicamp next Tuesday. After that, the team will not convene again until training camp begins in the final week of July.

Some players that have impressed in the first six sessions include the team's two top draft picks, cornerback Eli Apple and wide receiver Sterling Shepard, as well as wide receiver Geremy Davis and backup quarterback Ryan Nassib.

Tags: Eli Manning, Geremy Davis, Ryan Nassib, John Fennelly
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New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard during rookie minicamp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard during rookie minicamp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)

Organized team activities prohibit full contact. No one is hit the ground. They are mundane exercises for linemen and those who are paid to hit people.

So who does the focus shift to? The quarterbacks and the wide receivers. The Giants are endowed with both, so OTAs these days can end up being fun.

Odell Beckham Jr. is a walking highlight reel. Just watching him run routes is exciting. He has challenged the Giants' new cornerbacks, free agent Janoris Jenkins and first-round draft pick Eli Apple, who have both gotten a dose of the record-setting Pro Bowler. On a side note, Jenkins and Apple have performed as advertised thus far.

Tags: Dwayne Harris, Eli Manning, Geremy Davis, Odell Beckham Jr., Ryan Nassib, Victor Cruz, John Fennelly
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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham before a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Derick E. Hingle/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham before a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Derick E. Hingle/USA Today Sports Images)

The Giants had a historic offseason, signing big-ticket free agents and drafting six versatile and explosive players, three of whom may help their already powerful offense become more dynamic.

GM Jerry Reese came into the offseason with a long "to-do" list to try to rebuild the Giants' league-worst defense, and they added as many as six new starters through free agency and the draft.

But what about the offense? Here's a look at what's new and different this summer.

Tags: Andre Williams, Bobby Hart, Dwayne Harris, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Geremy Davis, John Jerry, Justin Pugh, Larry Donnell, Marshall Newhouse, Nikita Whitlock, Odell Beckham Jr., Orleans Darkwa, Rashad Jennings, Ryan Nassib, Shane Vereen, Victor Cruz, Weston Richburg, Will Tye, John Fennelly
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When the New York Giants traded up in the fourth round during?last year's NFL Draft to snare Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib, all sorts of postulations were bandied about. Was he being brought in as Eli Manning's heir apparent? If not, then perhaps he'll be used as trade bait?

Both questions have still yet to be answered, but things are moving along for Nassib in his second season with the Giants. He is working in a new offense, one that is a better set for his skills.?After a season in which he saw no action whatsoever, Nassib is excited to be back under center.

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The Giants went out and signed themselves another QB yesterday, one that has 60 NFL starts under his belt. Josh Freeman, if he can rededicate himself to his craft, may turn out to be a landmark signing for GM Jerry Reese.

Discipline seemed to be Freeman's issue in Tampa. He did not like head coach Greg Schiano and the feeling appeared to be mutual. Things went south from there. But Freeman did nothing to help himself. He never embraced Schiano's playbook and performed so poorly, the Bucs replaced him with a rookie.

Tom Coughlin has a way of straightening players out. He'll smoke out the issues with Freeman, too. Eli Manning will also be helpful. There's very little wiggle room for players to not act professionally under the Giants' roof.

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We've been debating/discussing the status of Giants' QB Ryan Nassib the past week or so. Last year, he was not used at all in the regular season after the team traded up in the fourth round of the draft to select him. The Giants carried three QBs on the roster, something they have rarely done in the Eli Manning era.

This morning head coach Tom Coughlin shed some light on the plan for Nassib this season. Below are comments from the Giants' beat pool via Twitter:

[sny-box]Tom Rock @TomRock_Newsday: TC very high on Nassib, but doesn't rule out keeping 3 QBs again.

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The Giants without Eli Manning? Whoa. It could happen, and sooner than we think. Yes, the Giants love Eli and they've won two championships with him but all good things eventually come to an end.

Brother Peyton parted ways with the Colts, as did the godly John Unitas. Brett Favre left Green Bay. The Rams let Kurt Warner walk. Even the legendary Joes - Montana and Namath - finished their careers wearing foreign colors.

Tags: 2014 New York Giants, Eli Manning, Ryan Nassib
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Every year, NFL teams go into the draft looking to reform and retool their rosters. In some cases they even change their fortunes dramatically, such as the Indianapolis Colts did a few years back when they took QB Andrew Luck with the first overall selection.

That is not going to happen this season. Not with any of the quarterbacks in this class. Yet, every single mock draft has Blake Bortles of UCF, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater of Louisville going in the first round.

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Rookie Ryan Nassib's bid for the backup QB job got off to a rough start.

One of the players being closely watched this summer is rookie QB Ryan Nassib. Why, you ask? Because of several reasons.

First, because the Giants traded up to get him in draft - something they rarely do - and second, he is from Syracuse, which has a big downstate following and is the alma mater of a large swath of local and national football media members.

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Tom Coughlin told us yesterday that we'd have to wait and see how much his backup quarterbacks would play tomorrow night in Pittsburgh and it which order he would play them.

"I think we'll try to get them all in," the coach said. When asked who would come in after Eli Manning and David Carr, all he would say was "Don?t worry about it.? You?ll see it..."

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Only eight players taken in this year's draft have yet to be signed to their rookie contracts.?Giants first-round selection Justin Pugh (19th overall) and fourth-round pick Ryan Nassib happen to be two of them.

Nassib is the only player taken after the first round that is still unsigned.

Update - 11:52 a.m.: According to Giants President John Mara, Pugh and Nassib are "pretty close" to signing.

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With the players due to report for camp in exactly one week, the Giants still have yet to come to contract terms with the Syracuse rookie duo of OL Justin Pugh and QB Ryan Nassib, their first and fourth round selections in the most recent NFL Draft.

Jason Cole of YaHoo! Sports believes the issues of guaranteed money and offset language will be resolved soon and Pugh will be at TPC on time next Friday.

https://twitter.com/JasonPhilCole/status/358248456625721348

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QB Ryan Nassib and OL Justin Pugh are still unsigned. (Photo: Giants.com)

According to PFT 45 draftees are still unsigned including the Giants' dynamic duo from Syracuse: first-round pick OL Justin Pugh and QB Ryan Nassib, their fourth round selection.

Pugh, taken 19th overall, is one of 24 first-rounders around the NFL still without a contract. Regardless, he attended all the OTAs and minicamp. This week he showed little concern that his deal will be done before long.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, Justin Pugh, New York Giants, Ryan Nassib
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Today marks the first of two New York Giants organized team activity sessions set for this week at the Timex Performance Center in East Rutherford, N.J.

And for a team that did not make the playoffs in 2012, there are a plethora of storylines as new faces and veterans in need to reviving their image return to the field.

1. The health of Hakeem Nicks

Tags: Aaron Curry, Cooper Taylor, Corey Webster, cullen jenkins, Damontre Moore, Dan Connor, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, jacquian Williams, james brewer, Jason Pierre-Paul, johnathan hankins, Justin Pugh, Justin Tuck, Keith Rivers, mark herzlich, Mathias Kiwanuka, Michael Boley, michael cox, New York Giants, Ryan Nassib, Spencer Paysinger, Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz, Will Beatty
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Ryan Nassib has been a member of the New York Giants for less than a month, but the spotlight will inevitably shine on the former Syracuse quarterback since he'll be backing up Eli Manning and is likely the next signal-caller of Big Blue.

The fourth-rounder recently reflected on being the newest quarterback on the Giants.

Your initial thoughts on being drafted by New York:

Tags: Eli Manning, New York Giants, Ryan Nassib, Tom Coughlin
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When the Giants traded up in the fourth round in this year's NFL Draft to select Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib, many fans and pundits scratched their heads and wondered what they were doing. They did not need a QB.

GM Jerry Reese said Nassib was the highest-rated player on the team's board at the time, something which was verified by CEO John Mara the other day. He showed the select few out at TPC today just why the Giants' brass thought so highly of him. ?He took the reins like a seasoned pro and appears to be on his way to validating their assessment of him.

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The guy was a quality player in college. We think he has what it takes to be a quality player in the NFL. To me, it was an obvious choice for us. He was so high on our board that we expected him to be gone on the first or second day, and we were shocked that he was still there on the third day.
Tags: John Mara, New York Giants, Quote, Ryan Nassib

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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Earlier this offseason, I wrote a post asking: ?Who Will Be the Next Giants? QB??

It really was meant to be an open discussion to see what the fans thought about the subject and really just to start thinking about it long-term. Of course, we are blessed to have a quarterback like Eli Manning, and based on his durability, there should be no reason that anyone other than Eli will be Big Blue?s starter behind center for at least the next five?plus years.

In the post, I wrote:

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Doug Marrone, the former Syracuse head coach who was hired this winter to do the same for the Buffalo Bills, is feeling bittersweet about his first selection in the this year's NFL Draft: Florida State QB EJ Manuel.

Bills' GM Buddy Nix and Marrone both agreed the Bills needed to start over at QB and made the decision to take Manuel over Ryan Nassib, Marrone's QB at Syracuse, to lead their club into the future. Many felt that player would be Nassib, but the Bills needed to start this new chapter in their history with the right player under center.

"I don?t think I was very conflicted," Marrone said when asked about taking Manuel over Nassib. "I think that at the end of the day there are a lot of good quarterbacks in the draft and we were able to take the best quarterback that we felt fit us here in our situation in Buffalo."

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, 2013 NFL Draft, Buffalo Bills, Doug Marrone, New York Giants, Editorial Aside, Ryan Nassib
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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:

Tags: Alonzo Tweedy, Andre Brown, Antrel Rolle, charles dieusel, charles james, chase clement, Cooper Taylor, cullen jenkins, d.j. fluker, Damontre Moore, da'rel scott, David Carr, David Diehl, david wilson, Deon Grant, desmond trufant, Eli Manning, eric herman, etienne sabino, Jerry Reese, johnathan hankins, Justin Pugh, Justin Tuck, Kenny Phillips, Kevin Boothe, Linval Joseph, manti te'o, matt flynn, matt schaub, miathias kiwanuka, michael cox, mike patterson, New York Giants, Osi Umenyiora, Perry Fewell, Editorial Aside, Ryan Nassib, ryan torain, Shaun Rogers, Stevie Brown, Tom Coughlin, Will Beatty
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Giants' GM Jerry Reese surprised Giant fans this afternoon by trading up to select Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib in the fourth round of the NFL Draft. The team has been searching for a longterm solution to back up Eli Manning and Nassib is their kind of player. Here's what Reese had to say about Nassib today:

(Ryan) Nassib, the highest player on our board, so we talked about it early this morning that if he was still there, there was no way we were going to pass him up again because he has too much value. We?ve been thinking about developing a quarterback behind Eli (Manning) for a while now and we think this is a perfect opportunity for us to get a young quarterback with a lot of talent ? very smart, high test score, very productive, and again the value was too high for us to move on from. When (USC Quarterback Matt) Barkley went, we were like, ?Wow, this guy is not going to be there? and so we thought it was in our best interest to move up a few spots if we could and we made several calls and finally got somebody who wanted to make the trade and we did it.Q: It?s interesting that you pick a guy who is highly rated, but I assume you hope he doesn?t ever really play for you??A: Yeah, if he doesn?t ever play, that would be great. That?s a good problem to have. If he needs to play, we?re hoping that whatever time that is that he?ll be up and ready to go if it ever happens that way. With respect to how many quarterbacks we?ll keep on the roster, we don?t know. We used to keep three quarterbacks all the time and I think we went to two for the last several years and usually have a guy on the practice squad. We could very well keep three quarterbacks, so we?ll make that decision when it?s time. Right now we have four quarterbacks on the roster.

Q: Does he have special teams value??A: No, he?s just a quarterback. I don?t think it?s in our best interest to play him on special teams.

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From Jimmy Kempski:

Here?s what I wrote in my Giants ?Draft Priorities? piece?earlier this week:

Eli Manning hasn?t missed a start in 135 games, which makes him the ?NFL Ironman? at the QB position. In fact, only 2 other QBs have a streak half that long:

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The Giants made a surprise move this afternoon at the NFL Draft by trading up in Round 4 to select Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib.?The team has been angling to groom a young QB to back up Eli Manning for several years now and today they pulled the trigger.

Manning has not missed a game since breaking into the lineup in Week 9 of the 2004 season, and the Giants may feel they need to add another option to compete with David Carr at backup QB, who is only under contract for this season.

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