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This is the first installment of Giants position previews for the upcoming 2018 season. This will be an in-depth look at each position heading into training camp that begins on July 25.


The Rundown

Expectations for the Giants coming into training camp last season were exceptionally high, but there arguably wasn't any higher than the wide receiver position.

Tags: Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Odell Beckham Jr., Roger Lewis, Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King, Scott Thompson
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(Mike Carter)

Scott Thompson, SNY.tv | Twitter |: There are more pressing positions to address in the Draft this year, but with the pass game being so important in today's NFL, there can never be too many threats on the outside.

The Giants seem to be set at the wide receiver position with Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, and Brandon Marshall stacked on the outside. It also helps that TE Evan Engram has rare speed and agility at his position, and proved it last season as one of Eli Manning's favorite targets.

However, the 2017 season wasn't generous to this group. Beckham and Marshall underwent season-ending surgeries after both Pro Bowlers sustained injuries in the same week. Shepard was on and off the field as well, playing in 11 games this season.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Odell Beckham Jr., Roger Lewis, Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King, Scott Thompson
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New York Giants offensive guard Justin Pugh during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Kevin Hoffman/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants offensive guard Justin Pugh during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Kevin Hoffman/USA TODAY Sports)

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One good thing about the Giants' miserable season and their recent run of (mostly) futility: They don't have a lot of free agents on their roster that they absolutely must sign.

They do have 25 players approaching free agency, though, and a little more than a month to make some decisions. Here's a look at all their free agents-to-be, and their prospects of returning or finding potential riches somewhere else around the league:

Tags: Brett Jones, Devon Kennard, D.J. Fluker, Geno Smith, Jay Bromley, Jonathan Casillas, Justin Pugh, Keenan Robinson, Kerry Wynn, Mark Herzlich, Nat Berhe, Orleans Darkwa, Shane Vereen, Tavarres King, Weston Richburg, Ralph Vacchiano
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Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) runs for a 77-yard touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia defeated New York 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/Northjersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)
Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) runs for a 77-yard touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia defeated New York 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/Northjersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)

Giants WR Sterling Shepard and TE Evan Engram lead the list of seven inactive players for the Giants in the season finale on Sunday against Washington.

Tags: Avery Moss, Davis Webb, Ereck Flowers, Evan Engram, Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King
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New York Giants middle linebacker B.J. Goodson against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants middle linebacker B.J. Goodson against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

DE Avery Moss and LB BJ Goodson are among seven players inactive for the Giants as they prepare for a road matchup with the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon.

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New York Giants middle linebacker B.J. Goodson against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants middle linebacker B.J. Goodson against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

The Giants ruled linebacker B.J. Goodson and wide receiver Tavarres King out for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals due to an ankle injury and a concussion, respectively.

Goodson, 24, has appeared in just two games since Oct. 22. 

Interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo also listed safety Landon Collins (ankle), defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (finger) and safety Nat Berhe (hamstring) as questionable.

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New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins reacts after recovering a fumble against the Oakland Raiders in the third quarter at Oakland Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins reacts after recovering a fumble against the Oakland Raiders in the third quarter at Oakland Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)

Giants S Landon Collins, who was forced to exit Sunday's loss to the Eagles due to a lingering ankle injury, missed practice again on Thursday.

LB B.J. Goodson (ankle), WR Tavarres King (concussion), and DE Jason Pierre-Paul (finger) also missed practice for a second straight day..

S Nat Berhe (hamstring), CB Brandon Dixon (heel/hamstring), T Ereck Flowers (groin), and DE Olivier Vernon (not injury related) were limited participants.

Tags: B.J. Goodson, Ereck Flowers, Jason Pierre-Paul, Landon Collins, Nat Berhe, Olivier Vernon, Tavarres King
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New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins (21) just misses an interception on a ball intended for Cleveland Browns tight end Seth DeValve (87) during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins (21) just misses an interception on a ball intended for Cleveland Browns tight end Seth DeValve (87) during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports)

Giants S Landon Collins, who was forced to exit Sunday's loss to the Eagles due to a lingering ankle injury, missed practice on Wednesday.

LB B.J. Goodson (ankle), WR Tavarres King (concussion), and DE Jason Pierre-Paul (finger) also missed practice.

S Nat Berhe (hamstring), CB Brandon Dixon (heel/hamstring), C Brett Jones (ankle), and S Darian Thompson (knee) were limited participants.

Tags: B.J. Goodson, Darian Thompson, Jason Pierre-Paul, Landon Collins, Nat Berhe, Tavarres King
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GEICO SportsNite: Giants 00:00:42
Giants quarterback Eli Manning speaks to the media about how the team played in a 34-29 loss and where he wants to be next season.

Despite the Giants' season being long over, the team being ravaged with injuries and the entire Eli Manning debacle being so close in the rearview mirror, New York refused to quit and fought hard against the league-leading Eagles for a 34-29loss.

Manning enjoyed his best game of recent memory, throwing for 434 yards on 37-57 attempts with three touchdowns and an interception. Manning's potential game-winning drive ended in a fourth-and-goal incompletion with less than a minute left. 

Sterling Shepard was Manning's favorite target, catching 11 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown...

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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman blocks a pass intended for New York Giants wide receiver Tavarres King in the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman blocks a pass intended for New York Giants wide receiver Tavarres King in the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

Tavarres King has been ruled out for the remainder of the game against the Eagles with a concussion, the team announced

King exited the game in the third quarter to be evaluated for a concussion at the end of the third quarter, after scoring a 57-yard touchdown.

He enjoyed a productive afternoon, catching two passes for 70 yards, both touchdowns. In his three year career, he'd only scored one touchdown before Sunday, which came earlier this year.

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Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) runs for a 77-yard touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia defeated New York 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/Northjersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)
Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) runs for a 77-yard touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia defeated New York 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/Northjersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)

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

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Apple, Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Pugh, San Francisco Giants, Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King
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Nov 19, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; 
		New York Giants wide receiver Tavarres King (12) makes a 4th quarter reception on the ground as Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters (22) defends at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Deutsch)
Nov 19, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Tavarres King (12) makes a 4th quarter reception on the ground as Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters (22) defends at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Deutsch)

Giants WR Odell Beckham is sidelined for the season with an ankle injury, but he is still making an impact on his teammates. 

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning reacts after leaving the game in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning reacts after leaving the game in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- As soon as the Giants started talking about finding their Quarterback of the Future during the offseason, it was clear the Eli Manning era was not going to end well.

Now it's possible the ugliness is going to begin sooner than anyone imagined.

With the 2017 season already a complete disaster, and clearly heading nowhere after Sunday's humiliating 51-17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, the Giants have a difficult decision to make. They still have eight games left and they are sitting at 1-7, with everything they built crumbling around them. They have to decide if it makes sense to continue to play an aging quarterback when they have their possible Quarterback of the Future sitting on the sidelines.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., Roger Lewis, Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King, Ralph Vacchiano
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GEICO SportsNite: McAdoo on loss 00:01:01
Giants head coach Ben McAdoo breaks down what went wrong in Sunday's 51-17 loss to the Rams at MetLife and the team falling to 1-7.

The Rams scored 41 points in a span of two quarters and cruised to 51-17 win over the Giants on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. >> Box score

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New York Giants tight end Evan Engram celebrates with wide receiver Roger Lewis after a touchdown in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants tight end Evan Engram celebrates with wide receiver Roger Lewis after a touchdown in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)

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Ben McAdoo has preached for a long time about his desire for a "heavy-handed" offensive football team. The Giants finally played like one on Sunday night in Denver.

And if they want to win any more games in this miserable season, they'll have to play that way again and again.

Tags: Bobby Hart, Brandon Marshall, Denver Broncos, D.J. Fluker, Dwayne Harris, Evan Engram, John Jerry, Justin Pugh, Odell Beckham Jr., Orleans Darkwa, Paul Perkins, Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King, Weston Richburg, Ralph Vacchiano
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Evan Engram (Ron Chenoy)
Evan Engram (Ron Chenoy)

Playing without wide receivers Odell Beckham, Jr., Brandon Marshall, and Sterling Shepard, tight end Evan Engram stepped up on Sunday in the Giants' 23-10 win over the Broncos in Denver.

The 23-year-old rookie led the team with five receptions (on seven targets) for a career-high 82 yards and a touchdown. Of those 82 yards, 54 were yards after the catch, according to PFF.

Scott Thompson, SNY.tv | Twitter | : Following the slew of injuries last week, Engram was expected to step up and be the playmaker the Giants drafted him to be. Well, he did exactly that, carrying the receiving corps on his shoulders on Sunday night. 

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Evan Engram, Odell Beckham Jr., Roger Lewis, Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King
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New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (Scott Galvin)
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (Scott Galvin)

Former Giants WR Victor Cruz is "absolutely" hoping for a call now that the team is without four of their receivers -- with three lost for the season.

"One thousand percent," Cruz said on Friday during his podcast when asked if he could help the Giants. "One thousand percent."

Cruz had signed with the Bears during the offseason, but was cut during the preseason.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Dwayne Harris, Odell Beckham Jr., Roger Lewis, Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King, Victor Cruz
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Ben McAdoo (Bill Kostroun/AP)
Ben McAdoo (Bill Kostroun/AP)

Giants head coach Ben McAdoo said Friday that no one is giving his 0-5 team "a chance in hell" to win on Sunday night against the Broncos in Denver.

"We've got a great opportunity," McAdoo said. "There's nobody giving us a chance in hell to go win this ballgame. People don't think we can score a point without 13 [Odell Beckham, Jr.]. They think our defense has lost its stinger. Special teams isn't important to the whole locker room. So, we're going to find out what we're made out of on a big stage, and I think we have a good football team."

The Giants, who lost wide receivers Beckham, Brandon Marshall, and Dwayne Harris to season-ending injuries during last week's loss to the Chargers, will also be without Sterling Shepard on Sunday.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Dwayne Harris, Jonathan Casillas, Landon Collins, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, Paul Perkins, Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King, Weston Richburg, Danny Abriano
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GEICO SportsNite: Giants 00:02:52
Ralph Vacchiano and Eamon McAnaney provide an update on the Giants, who are trying to regroup after several receivers got injured in Week 5.

Despite losing several receivers to injury, Giants QB Eli Manning said he will move on, make adjustments, and prepare for his team's Sunday night game against the Denver Broncos.

The Giants' veteran quarterback has been working with a fresh lineup of receivers, some of whom were just promoted from the practice squad this week after Odell Beckham, Jr.Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris suffered season-ending injuries during the team's 27-22 loss to the Chargers on Sunday.

As Sterling Shepard's status for the game is also in jeopardy, Manning's options at the receiver position will likely include Roger Lewis, Tavarres King, Travis Rudolph, and Ed Eagan...

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Dwayne Harris, Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King
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Giants KR/WR Dwayne Harris will have surgery Tuesday to repair a fracture of the 5th metatarsal, the team announced Tuesday prior to placing Harris on IR.

Sterling Shepard (ankle) is day-to-day, and Brandon Marshall (ankle) is undergoing further testing today.

Like Harris, Shepard and Marshall were injured during Sunday's loss to the Chargers at MetLife Stadium.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Dwayne Harris, Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King
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 (Scott Galvin)
(Scott Galvin)

Before Monday night's game against the Lions, the Giants have promoted LB Curtis Grant and waived WR Tavarres King.

Grant, who has never played in a regular-season game, was expected to be promoted after it was known LB B.J. Goodson would likely be inactive Monday night due to a shin injury. Grant was waived by the Giants prior to the start of the season where they immediately signed him to their practice squad the next day.

He entered the league with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2015 where he was eventually waived. in 2016, he bounced around the league starting with the Titans for training camp, and then served on the practice squad for the Raiders and 49ers throughout the season. 

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Odell on ankle injury 00:01:09
Odell Beckham Jr. gives an update on the status of his ankle and discusses the rumors of a dance off with Russell Westbrook.

Giants WR Odell Beckham, Jr. returned to practice on Thursday for the first time since injuring his ankle during the preseason on Aug. 21.

Beckham has a high ankle sprain that could take as little as four weeks or as many as 12 to fully heal, he clarified to SNY's Taylor Rooks after earlier telling reporters it's a six-to-eight week injury.

He was limited during practice, according to head coach Ben McAdoo, who said he's more optimistic this week than last about Beckham playing.

Tags: Bobby Hart, Janoris Jenkins, Jay Bromley, Keenan Robinson, Odell Beckham Jr., Tavarres King
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GEICO SportsNite: OBJ 00:01:36
Ralph Vacchiano reports from the Meadowlands to get an update on the status of Odell Beckham Jr.

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

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

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Eli Apple, Jay Bromley, Keenan Robinson, Odell Beckham Jr., Tavarres King, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith works out during training camp.  (AP)
New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith works out during training camp. (AP)

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The Giants are officially out of time to fix whatever ails their offense and to fine-tune their championship-caliber defense. They are not expected to play many of their starters in their preseason finale on Thursday night in New England, and those that play likely won't see much action at all.

So for a veteran team whose starting lineup is all but set, this game is mostly about the down-roster battles, the backups, and the bottom-of-the-roster spots. There are a few exceptions, of course, but not many.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Davis Webb, Dwayne Harris, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Geno Smith, John Jerry, Odell Beckham Jr., Roger Lewis, Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants wide receiver Tavarres King (15) during warmups prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants wide receiver Tavarres King (15) during warmups prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)

As cut day draws ever closer, wide receiver Tavarres King hopes that he is still a member of the Giants as the weekend rolls around. 

Teams have until 4 p.m. Saturday to trim their roster to 53, and King knows there is the potential he could be one of the casualties by then.

"Every time your phone rings you're looking at seeing if it's a number from [the Giants]," King told NJ.com. "It's a nerve-wracking day."

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Daily News Live: Jets vs. Giants 00:05:18
The Daily News Live panel previews the preseason game between the Giants and the Jets.

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Normally this wouldn't be alarming, especially for a veteran team halfway through the preseason, but the Giants still haven't found the end zone this summer. They've scored six field goals in eight quarters. And they've only reached the red zone four times in 22 drives.

Now, to be fair, most of their playmakers have barely played this summer. That includes quarterback Eli Manning, who has played one half of football, and injured receivers Odell Beckham, Jr. (ankle) and Brandon Marshall (shoulder) who have barely played at all. So maybe not much should've been expected from a bunch of backups playing behind an offensive line that has been somewhere between mediocre and awful.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Dwayne Harris, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Evan Engram, Geno Smith, Odell Beckham Jr., Orleans Darkwa, Paul Perkins, Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King
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