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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Tags: Tavarres King
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.
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
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
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."
Tags: Tavarres King
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.