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(Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY:

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.

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 (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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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

In his first half-season as Giants head coach, Ben McAdoo has won in Dallas, ended a long Giants losing streak against the Eagles, and directed the team to a 5-3 record that puts them squarely in playoff position heading into the second half.

What more could anyone have wanted?

So for now, never mind the controversies that have swarmed around his team, the play-calling some of you hate, the questionable personnel and lack of depth on some parts of the roster. Focus on the three-game winning streak and the way the Giants held on for a 28-23 win over the Eagles on Sunday. There's a lot to digest from the somewhat impressive (and somewhat not impressive) way the Giants came out of their bye week.

Tags: Eli Apple, Keenan Robinson, Larry Donnell, Marshall Newhouse, Paul Perkins, Sterling Shepard, Trevin Wade, Victor Cruz, Will Beatty, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings (23) runs with the ball during the first half of their game against the New Orleans Saints at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland)
New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings (23) runs with the ball during the first half of their game against the New Orleans Saints at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland)

While Eli Manning exploded for over 400 yards in Sunday's win over the Baltimore Ravens, the offense was once again unable to get the run game going.The Giants' struggles in the run game have been consistent throughout the season. As a team, the Giants have run the ball 127 times for a total of 456 yards this year, good for 27th best in the NFL. New York's 3.6 yards per carry is 25th in the league, while the team's 76.0 rushing yards per game is 30th.

Tags: Orleans Darkwa, Paul Perkins, Rashad Jennings, Shane Vereen, Will Beatty
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(Brad Penner)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - In the aftermath of the Giants' 27-23 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, the star of the show was asked an awkward question about the difference between being 2-4 -- as the Giants would have been if they lost -- and 3-3. It wasn't a brilliant question, and Odell Beckham, Jr. said he wasn't sure how to answer."I don't know," he said. "You want to win."That's true. And now that they finally have for the first time since Week 2, the Giants want to do it again. Because, as Beckham said later, that's really the only way to answer all the questions about the Giants, to know if this win was an anomaly or the start of a trend."I think we're on the way," he said. "It's only one game. We have to go out next week and do the same thing. That's the only way you're going to be able to tell if you're hitting your stride."So maybe they'll know more on Sunday morning when they face the Los Angeles Rams in London. But there were some positive signs from their win over the Ravens that show maybe they are hitting their stride. It wasn't all good. It wasn't all pretty. But it's all covered in my 10 takeaways from the Giants' win:

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(Kim Klement)

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The Giants entered the season with plenty of worries about their situation at right tackle. Now they'll head into their game on Sunday against the Redskins worrying even more.

Marshall Newhouse, the starter at right tackle, was officially declared "out" of the Redskins game. He will likely be replaced by second-year pro Bobby Hart, though the newly re-signed Will Beatty is also a possibility. On Thursday, when it looked like Newhouse was unlikely to play, Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan said "We're waiting to see how it plays out."

Tags: Darian Thompson, Marshall Newhouse, Nat Berhe, Olivier Vernon, Rashad Jennings, Will Beatty, Ralph Vacchiano
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SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reports on how the Giants are preparing for their Week 1 showdown with the Dallas Cowboys.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Ben McAdoo is just 39 years old and only 15 years removed from his days as an assistant coach in high school. By NFL standards it's been a meteoric rise from nowhere to center stage in New York as the man who has revive the Giants and fill Tom Coughlin's shoes.

So as he gets set for his first regular season game as head coach - in Dallas, of all places, against the arch-rival Cowboys - is McAdoo starting to feel a few nerves?

Tags: B.J. Goodson, Darian Thompson, Jonathan Casillas, Josh Brown, Nat Berhe, Rashad Jennings, Will Beatty, Ralph Vacchiano
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On the latest Giants Goal Line, SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano chats with Paul Schwartz of the New York Post about Big Blue's offensive struggles, including the lackluster o-line, the signing of Will Beatty, and play-calling of offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan.

Later, Ralph goes face-to-face with cornerback Janoris "Jackrabbit" Jenkins, where the guys discuss his name change, his teammates in the secondary, and playing with the talented Olivier Vernon.

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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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New York Giants tackle Will Beatty (65) blocks against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half at Heinz Field. (Jason Bridge)
New York Giants tackle Will Beatty (65) blocks against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half at Heinz Field. (Jason Bridge)

The Giants are bringing back Will Beatty after releasing the offensive lineman earlier this year, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter

New York beat out several other suitors for Beatty, who accepted a 1-year deal with a guarnateed salary of $1.1 million, plus about $750,000 in incentives, according to SNY.tv's Ralph Vacchiano.

Beatty, who mostly played left tackle during his first tenure with the Giants, is expected to play right tackle and compete with Marshall Newhouse for playing time.

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New York Giants offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse blocks against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse blocks against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)

There's no question New York Giants right tackle Marshall Newhouse is considered a weak link on the team's offensive line. He was signed as a free agent last offseason after underperforming as a Cincinnati Bengal in 2014.

The Giants knew that was not the player who had once been a starter for the Green Bay Packers and charged with protecting one of the NFL's most valued assets in Aaron Rodgers. Ben McAdoo, then the Giants' offensive coordinator, sold the team on Newhouse's ability and he was brought in on a flier to see if he could make their roster.

It worked out to the point where Newhouse began getting reps with the starters after Will Beatty was placed on PUP, missing the first half of the season, and then was unable to return. Newhouse ended up starting 14 games for the Giants in 2015.

Tags: Bobby Hart, Ereck Flowers, John Jerry, Justin Pugh, Marshall Newhouse, Will Beatty, John Fennelly
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New York Giants offensive guard Bobby Hart is helped off the field after being injured during the second half at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants offensive guard Bobby Hart is helped off the field after being injured during the second half at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland/USA Today Sports Images)

The Giants did not take an offensive lineman in this year's NFL Draft despite having the position high on their wish list. At No. 10, they thought they a good shot at either Notre Dame's Ronnie Stanley or Jack Conklin of Michigan State. They missed out on both.

The free agent market bore several candidates for the Giants, who were primarily looking for a right tackle. None of them signed with the Giants as they were looking for a left tackle gig, and the Giants are stubbornly unwavering in their committment to keep Ereck Flowers there. So, the search continues to upgrade the line.

The club has a steady five at the moment. Center Weston Richburg should have been a Pro Bowler last season and Justin Pugh has played well at left guard. In lieu of a spotty past, John Jerry has been both productive and reliable at right guard but the tackles. Flowers and right tackle Marshall Newhouse are the question marks at the moment.

Tags: Bobby Hart, John Jerry, Justin Pugh, Marshall Newhouse, Weston Richburg, Will Beatty, John Fennelly
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New York Giants president and chief executive officer John Mara addresses the media during a press conference at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. (Jim O'Connor/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants president and chief executive officer John Mara addresses the media during a press conference at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. (Jim O'Connor/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Giants president John Mara said the organization was "pretty successful" in restocking its roster through free agency over the past few weeks.

Tags: Bobby Hart, Ereck Flowers, Jason Pierre-Paul, Odell Beckham Jr., Rueben Randle, Victor Cruz, Will Beatty
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New York Giants tackle Will Beatty defends as quarterback Eli Manning drops back to pass against the Oakland Raiders at MetLife Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants tackle Will Beatty defends as quarterback Eli Manning drops back to pass against the Oakland Raiders at MetLife Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

The Giants lost out on two top free agent offensive tackles this week in Kelvin Beachum and Russell Okung. The remaining field of tackles isn't very attractive, and the Giants may circle back to take a look at two linemen whom they cut earler this year: Will Beatty and Geoff Schwartz.

Beatty, who missed last season with a torn pec, could be cleared for action in the next few weeks, and several NFL teams could have interest in him. The Giants could be one of those teams should they not sign a veteran offensive tackle in the interim. New York released Beatty on Feb. 10, a move which saved the Giants $4.1 million in salary cap space.

Beatty just turned 31 and has had his share of physical issues over his career. Not only did he miss the entire season with the torn pec, but he also had surgery on a torn rotator cuff late in the year. That said, the NFL is so thin on quality tackles these days that Beatty will have a number of potential suitors once he's declared fit.

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New York Giants safety Mykkele Thompson is attended to after an injury during the second quarter of a preseason NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. (Andrew Weber/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants safety Mykkele Thompson is attended to after an injury during the second quarter of a preseason NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. (Andrew Weber/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Giants led the NFL in adjusted games lost, a metric to evaluate how teams were affected by injuries, for the third straight season, according to Football Outsiders.

The Giants had a league-high AGL rating of 138.7 in 2015 and 137.1 in 2014. In 2013, their AGL rating was 144.3.

From Football Outsiders:

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New York Giants guard Geoff Schwartz (74) during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Kevin Hoffman)
New York Giants guard Geoff Schwartz (74) during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Kevin Hoffman)

Geoff Schwartz and Will Beatty were salary cap casualties, both getting cut, along with Jon Beason, by the Giants on Wednesday.

Beatty and Schwartz took to Twitter to offer their thanks to the Giants organization for their years with the team:


New York Giants tackle Will Beatty (65) defends as quarterback Eli Manning (10) drops back to pass against the Oakland Raiders at MetLife Stadium. (Kirby Lee)
New York Giants tackle Will Beatty (65) defends as quarterback Eli Manning (10) drops back to pass against the Oakland Raiders at MetLife Stadium. (Kirby Lee)

 

The New York Giants have released offensive tackle Will Beatty, offensive guard Geoff Schwartz and linebacker Jon Beasonaccording to ESPN's Dan Graziano.

Beatty, 30, saves the Giants $4.2 million in cap space next season. He has been with the Giants since 2009 when he was selected as a second-round pick. Beatty missed all of last season due to a torn pectoral muscle.

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New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, who has missed significant action over the last two seasons, could be cut this offseason in an effort to create more cap space. (Eric Hartline)
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, who has missed significant action over the last two seasons, could be cut this offseason in an effort to create more cap space. (Eric Hartline)

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Jerry Reese is facing the most crucial offseason in his ten-year stint as the GM of the New York Giants. His roster is a mess at the moment, lacking quality and depth at nearly three quarters of the positions.

Reese will reportedly have anywhere between $40-60 million in cap space to play with this spring and are angling for more. Several key players will be facing reductions in salary. Others will be restructured. Then some will be sent packing.

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New York Giants center Weston Richburg during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USATSI)
New York Giants center Weston Richburg during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USATSI)

When Giant fans are polled on what the team's major issues are, the offensive line is usually at the top of the list. Those sentiments are justifyably warranted, but looking at the statistics, the Giants' offensive line isn't in the dire straits most perceive it to be.

Pro Football Focus ranks the Giants' offensive line 20th overall in the NFL, tied with the Denver Broncos. Yes, those Denver Broncos, who are hosting the AFC Championship Game this Sunday.

From Pro Football Focus:

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New York Gians cornerback Prince Amukamara (20) takes part in practice during minicamp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. (Steven Ryan)
New York Gians cornerback Prince Amukamara (20) takes part in practice during minicamp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. (Steven Ryan)

Coach Tom Coughlin's resignation was only the first step in an offseason that promises to see major personnel changes for the New York Giants after a second consecutive 6-10 campaign.

With an estimated $50 million of salary cap space available for free agency, the Giants will have to make decisions on many of their own 19 unrestricted free agents.

Among the most important are defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, cornerback Prince Amukamara, defensive end Robert Ayers, Jr., and defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins.

Tags: Cullen Jenkins, Jason Pierre-Paul, Prince Amukamara, Robert Ayers, Victor Cruz, Will Beatty
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New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul walks off the field with team trainers after being injured against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at FedEx Field. (Geoff Burke/USATSI)
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul walks off the field with team trainers after being injured against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at FedEx Field. (Geoff Burke/USATSI)

The Giants have consistently been one of the NFL's most-injured teams the past four seasons and it's no coincidence their on-the-field performance has suffered as a result. Head coach Tom Coughlin says injuries should not be used as an excuse for losing, but they sure do count as a reason.

The Giants led the NFL in a statistic the website Football Outsiders call "Adjusted Games Lost," a stat that compiles total games missed by players due to injury:

"With Football Outsiders' Adjusted Games Lost (AGL) metric, we are able to quantify how much teams were affected by injuries based on two principles: (1) Injuries to starters, injury replacements, and important situational reserves matter more than injuries to benchwarmers; and (2) Injured players who do take the field are usually playing with reduced ability, which is why AGL is not based strictly on whether or not the player is active for the game, but instead is based on the player's listed status that week (IR/PUP, out, doubtful, questionable, or probable)."

Last year, the Giants led the league in AGL with 137.1 and in 2013 with 144.3. In 2012, they ranked eighth with 82. This season, they have 14 players on season-ending injured reserve, one on PUP and one on IR/Designated to Return.

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Falcons' DE Osi Umneyiora, the former two-time All-Pro and two-time Super Bowl champ with the Giants, is returning to MetLife Stadium this week to face his old team for the first time since his departure via free agency in 2013.

He returns as a part-time player, recording just six tackles in the first four games with no sacks to his credit thus far. Last season, Osi had a respectable 7.5 sacks in his first year with Atlanta.

?I am really just in on third downs, I am a pass (rush) specialist,? Osi said on a conference call Wednesday. ?In New York, I played all downs and we were part of a rotation over there. That is the main difference. I don?t have any complaints. Whatever they tell me to do is what I am going to do. Do I feel like I can be helping more? Yes, but I don?t have any control over that. So whatever they ask me to do, I am just going to go out there and do.?

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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

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In Rotoworld's rankings of the NFL's top offensive lines, the New York Giants' revamped unit took the fourth spot.

Last year, the Giants' offensive line ranked fourth and second in terms of run blocking rankings, according to Pro Football Focus and Football Outsiders, respectively. Pro Football Focus ranked the unit 18th in pass blocking, but Football Outsiders had the Giants pegged as the third-best in the league.

The Giants return five members of last year's offensive line, including left tackle Will Beatty, who signed a long-term deal to continue protecting Eli Manning's blindside this off-season.

Tags: Chris Snee, david bass, David Diehl, james brewer, Justin Pugh, Kevin Boothe, New York Giants, Will Beatty
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This off-season, the Giants paid Will Beatty a lot of dough; fitting, as they viewed the 28-year-old lineman as the current and future protector of Eli Manning's blindside.

With the 19th pick in the NFL Draft, the Giants continued their efforts of developing a stealth offensive line by drafting former Syracuse lineman Justin Pugh.

With prospects deliberating about where the first-rounder would fit in, it is apparent the G-Men consider Pugh the future at right tackle.

Tags: Chris Snee, david bass, David Diehl, Eli Manning, Justin Pugh, kevin booth, Kevin Boothe, New York Giants, Will Beatty
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Three New York Giants crack Pro Football Focus' list of Top 101 players of the 2012 season.

Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (46), left tackle Will Beatty (85) and quarterback Eli Manning (90) all made the cut.

JPP was ranked No. 17 in this same list following the 2011 same, but the drop in production coincided with his falling in the rankings. Still, the Giants defensive end had 30 stops against the run, which was the third-most among 4-3 ends.

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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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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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It's the morning after, so after a cup (or three) of coffee and maybe even a few hours of sleep, it's time for NFL analysts and reporters to react the Giants' selection of former Syracuse tackle Justin Pugh.

From USA TODAY Sports:

Maybe not a buzzy choice, but it's hard to question the track record of GM Jerry Reese. Pugh played tackle for the Orange but may start out at guard in New York. The Giants' O-line has been getting long in the tooth, and Pugh offers a long-term (if not immediate) solution. He'll have excellent mentors in OL David Diehl and OG Chris Snee, either of whom might be eventually displaced by Pugh. Starting LG Kevin Boothe, who recently got just a one-year deal, should also have his antennae up.
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The Giants addressed their offensive line in Round 1 with the selection of Justin Pugh, the offensive tackle who will likely slide in opposite of Will Beatty Week 1.

Though protecting Eli Manning and creating gaps for David Wilson to burst through was a premier concern, the Giants still need to address areas of need along the roster.

The Giants next pick 17th in the second round (49th overall). One name rumored to be a fit is Kevin Minter, the inside linebacker out of LSU.

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The NFL Draft is a mere three days away, so of course, all the rumors swirling around who is going to land where are beginning to heat up.

Numerous mock drafts have the Giants looking to bolster a couple different directions, including linebacker, offensive and defensive lines and the secondary. Among the players most commonly connected to Big Blue are linebackers Manti Te'o and Alec Ogletree, offensive tackle D.J. Fluker and cornerback Desmond Trufant.

Over the weekend, the New York Daily News diagnosed those same four positions as areas of need for the Giants in this year's draft, pointing out the linebacking unit lost Michael Boley and Chase Blackburn, and Mathias Kiwanuka has returned to the defensive line. It adds the offensive line -- aside from left tackle Will Beatty -- is aging; Justin Tuck and Kiwanuka are aging; and questions continue to surround cornerbacks Prince Amukamara and Jayron Hosley.

Tags: alec ogletree, Chase Blackburn, cornellius carradine, d.j. fluker, desmond trufant, jayron hosley, Justin Tuck, manti te'o, Mathias Kiwanuka, Michael Boley, New York Giants, prince amukamara, Will Beatty
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Among the Giants' top priorities this off-season was inking left tackle Will Beatty to a deal that would keep him protecting Eli Manning's blindside for the next five years.

After missing 14 games between 2010-11, Beatty, 28, started a career-high 15 games in 2012. His reward: a contract worth $7.75 million per season for the next five in late February, before the free-agent market opened up.

In his first year as a full-time starter, Beatty allowed just three sacks and 22 hurries.

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The Giants are following protocol when it comes to free agency.

The team has added placekicker Josh Brown, linebacker Dan Connor, defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins, safety Ryan Mundy, wide receiver Louis Murphy, tight end Brandon Myers and cornerback Aaron Ross.

In addition, tackle Will Beatty,?guard Keith Boothe,?quarterback David Carr, linebacker Keith Rivers and?defensive tackle Shaun Rodgers have all re-upped with the team.

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Chris Canty was a casualty of the Giants budget cuts at the start of the off-season, but now it appears as if the defensive lineman has found a suitor.

According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Canty will visit with Green Bay sometime this week.

The Packers, a team that has lost its top defensive linemen like Cullen Jenkins and Aaron Kampman in free agency in recent years, are in need of help to bolster its run defense.

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If it?s a money issue, that temptation would come in...But having this be my home team, I really didn?t want to go into free agency. This is the team that wanted me from college. This is the team that gave me my first chance. This team went to the Super Bowl. I saw so many great moments with this team and there are still so many more to come.
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According to NFL Insider Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Giants have re-signed LT Will Beatty to a five-year, $38.75 million deal.

? Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 27, 2013From Rotoworld.....The deal includes a $12.5 million signing bonus, and $19 million guaranteed. It's a nice haul for a player who finally stayed healthy last season after missing 14 combined games between 2010-11. Three days shy of his 28th birthday, Beatty allowed just three sacks and 22 hurries in 967 snaps last season. He was never expected to reach free agency.

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Is there a chance Victor Cruz won't be performing the salsa in a Giants uniform next season?

Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News detailed the situation between the Pro Bowl wide receiver who is set to become a restricted free agent on March 12.

In an interview with MassLive.com over the weekend, Cruz said he hopes a deal can be reached with the Giants but he continues to keep his options open.

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The majority of the post-NFL Scouting Combine mock drafts, prognosticators believe the New York Giants will add an offensive player with the 19th pick in the first round.

Of the five most recently updated mocks, three project New York to draft an offensive tackle. Both NFL.com's Bucky Brooks and CBS Sports' Will Brinson predict former Alabama tackle D.J. Fluker will be a member of Big Blue at the end of April.

Tony Pauline of USA Today Sports went down a similar path, though instead of Fluker he expects the Giants to bolster the offensive line with one of the combine's most impressive athletes, Lane Johnson of Oklahoma.

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Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka restructured his contract, allowing ?the team to gain $1 million in cap space for the upcoming year.

According to the Newark-Star-Ledger, $1.5 million of Kiwanuka's guaranteed salary for next season was converted into a signing bonus. His cap figure drops from $5.125 million to $4.125 million by spreading it out over the final two years of his current deal.

The move will serve as a precursor as the team attempts to negotiate contracts with free agents Victor Cruz, Martellus Bennett and Will Beatty. Along with the release of veterans Ahmad Bradshaw, Chris Canty and Michael Boley, the Giants are in a better position to do so.

Tags: martellus bennett, Mathias Kiwanuka, New York Giants, Victor Cruz, Will Beatty
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Unlike years past, the 2012 Giants offensive live experienced a great deal of shuffling.

For the most part as a unit, the line did a good job of protecting Eli Manning. But the performance against the Atlanta Falcons in the 34-0 loss unfortunately cast a shadow over the line?s normally consistent production.

The problem right now the Giants are facing is that the veteran linemen are getting older but are making a ton of money. David Diehl, Chris Snee and David Baas may all be asked to take pay cuts. It would not be a surprise if the Giants chose to move on from Diehl altogether.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, big blue, Chris Snee, David BAAS, David Diehl, giants, james brewer, Offensive Line, Editorial Aside, Will Beatty
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This version of the 9-7 Giants didn't translate into a Super Bowl-bound time.

As the media gathers in New Orleans, New York Giants players are watching from their couches as a new king of the football world is crowned on Sunday.

Owner John Mara and GM Jerry Reese expressed their dismay with the team missing out on the playoffs this season. Obviously, change is on the horizon.

Tags: Chase Blackburn, Corey Webster, Eli Manning, jayron hosley, Jerry Reese, John Mara, Justin Tuck, justin tucker, Keith Rivers, Kenny Phillips, kevin booth, Lawrence Tynes, manti te'o, mark herzlich, New York Giants, Osi Umenyiora, prince amukamara, Rocky Bernard, Sean Locklear, Stevie Brown, Tom Brady, Victor Cruz, Will Beatty
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As the New York Giants (6-3) travel to take on the Cincinnati Bengals (3-5), the game will likely come down to the obvious -- will the Giants offense rediscover their mojo? Can Big Blue fix their Swiss Cheese defense? Will A.J. Green continue his impressive sophomore campaign?

With a little help from Pro Football Focus, here are three key match-ups to keep an eye on during this interconference showdown.

Eli Manning v. the Bengals' pass rush

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, a.j. green, Antrel Rolle, David BAAS, David Diehl, Eli Manning, geno atkins, Will Beatty
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New York Giants left tackle Will Beatty cracked Pro Football Focus' list of the most valuable players at their position given their salaries.

Beatty, who will earn $800,000 in 2012, is ranked as the No. 5 left tackle in the league, according to the statistical analysis website. Here's what else they had to say:

It has been an encouraging starting tenure for Beatty, and while he missed the early portion of the season hurt, he?s been a big asset since coming into the Giants lineup. He?s currently ranked as our fifth ranked left tackle in the league and given up just a quarterback pressure for every 23.9 snaps he?s in pass protection.
Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul earned the recognition as the 4-3 defensive end. Pierre-Paul, who leads the Giants in sacks again this season, will earn $2.5 million this season

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Jason Pierre-Paul, percy havin, pro football focus, Victor Cruz, Will Beatty, William Beatty
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Well, that didn't take long. OT Will Beatty, who the Giants are relying on to protect Eli Manning's back this year, is out of pads again. Tom Coughlin addressed the latest on Beatty this afternoon:

Will Beatty, did he practice?"He?s back on the shelf. He?s back in the training room."

Any idea if he?ll be available?"I have no idea."

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"It wasn?t like I went down in practice or anything like that. It was, ?you had a few practices. Let?s see how things are going.?"
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Giants' LT Will Beatty is scheduled to undergo surgery tomorrow to repair a detached retina, the Giants have announced.

As per Giants.com.....

The procedure will be performed by Donald J. D'Amico, MD, Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at the New York Presbyterian Hospital. A timeframe for Beatty's recovery will be established following his post-operation consultation with Dr. D'Amico.
The Giants are uncertain at this juncture how long Beatty's recovery will take. The team will most likely use Stacy Andrews at tackle in Beatty's absence. There is also the possibility that David Diehl will be moved back to LT.

Tags: New York Giants News, Will Beatty, William Beatty
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Yesterday, I highlighted three Redskins; today we look at the Giants.

1. Jason Pierre-Paul

Without question, this is the biggest game of Pierre-Paul's young career. Even before Justin Tuck was listed as questionable, Pierre-Paul was to start at defensive end for the injured Osi Umenyiora. Pierre-Paul started in Osi's place all pre-season long, and looked great in the process. But now there is a very real possibility that Tuck will miss the season opener, and Pierre-Paul will be the last of the Giants' three dynamic pass rushers remaining. There are a lot of expectations for the kid from South Florida, and the weight on his shoulders keeps getting heavier. The legend begins this Sunday.

Tags: Eli Manning, Jason Pierre-Paul, Washington Redskins, Will Beatty
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With the Giants finally taking the field tonight to take on the Carolina Panthers, any legitimate football game will come as a respite to a team and fanbase in need of a diversion.

So, this will be a good time to try and squash all of the negative energy and see what this team is made of. There is sure to be a lot of rust, as there should with any post-lockout preseason game.

With that said, here are five things to look for tonight.

Tags: David BAAS, Devin Thomas, Domenik Hixon, jerrel jernigan, Mathias Kiwanuka, New York Giants, Victor Cruz, Will Beatty
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For those of you wondering if the Giants would pick up Randy Moss, (kidding of course) wonder no more. The Giants did have an open slot today after placing CB Bruce Johnson on IR, but opted to nab young DE Alex Hall instead.

Johnson, made a splash as a rookie in 2009, pick-6ing Tony Romo in the Week 2 Sunday Night Showdown. Johnson suffered a slight demotion in 2010 upon the return of a healthy Aaron Ross. His season is now over following knee surgery.

Hall, as you might remember, was with the Giants in camp this summer. I am a bit surprised that the Giants opted to add him instead of a running back, receiver, or DB. A popular topic this summer was the crowded DE situation and though Kiwanuka has been lost, the four men tandem rounded out by Dave Tollefson has been enjoying great success. It did not seem like a project DE was a pressing concern.

Tags: Alex Hall, Bruce Johnson, Darius Reynaud, Kevin Boothe, New York Giants, Will Beatty, Will Blackmon
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