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Coach Tom Coughlin confirmed Brandon Mosley will get the first shot at winning the right guard job vacated by recently-retired Chris Snee.

Snee announced his retirement Monday. Mosley took the majority of the first-team reps at right guard during the spring while Snee nursed elbow and hip injuries. The third-year lineman is a big boy at 6'5/318 but doesn't have much NFL experience, having played just 59 snaps last year. Veteran John Jerry is Mosley's chief competition. Eric Herman and rookie Weston Richburg are also in the mix.
Jul 21 - 7:49 PM

Mario Manningham (knee) will be "limited" for the start of Giants camp, but has avoided the active/PUP list.

The same is true for LT Will Beatty (leg) and OG John Jerry (knee). It means the trio is close to full participation, and should be ready for the preseason.
Jul 21 - 5:07 PM

Giants placed MLB Jon Beason (foot) on the active/PUP list.

The question is if Beason will remain there through the start of the regular season, costing him the Giants' first six games. At best, Beason is considered highly questionable for Week 1.
Jul 21 - 5:02 PM

Giants RG Chris Snee announced his retirement from football.

He's retiring due to complications from elbow surgery, and two hip surgeries. Only 32 years old, Snee was a Pro Bowler in 2008-2010 and 2012, earning one first-team All-Pro selection. He was heavily underrated during his career. Part of two Super Bowl winners, Snee belongs in the Giants' Ring of Honor.
Jul 21 - 1:35 PM

The NY Daily News' Ebenezer Samuel confirms Rashad Jennings remains the Giants' top running back despite David Wilson's medical clearance.

Jennings is a capable three-down performer who excels in areas where Wilson is deficient, like pass blocking and ball security. Wilson does give the G-Men more of a big-play threat, although Samuel anticipates the 2012 first-round pick sticking to "spurts and select situations." Wilson is likely to open the season as the change-of-pace complement to lead runner Jennings.
Jul 21 - 1:23 PM

David Wilson (neck) tweeted Monday that he's been "cleared for everything."

It's fantastic news for Wilson, whose career appeared to be in jeopardy following a Week 5 neck injury and subsequent surgery. Now he can focus on football again, an area he struggled badly with last season while getting blown up in pass protection, averaging 3.31 YPC and losing two fumbles. Still, there's more than enough natural running ability here for the Giants to unleash Wilson as an explosive early-down change of pace behind Rashad Jennings. Don't be surprised if Wilson ends up earning at least 6-8 carries as soon as Week 1.
Jul 21 - 10:02 AM

ESPN's Dan Graziano reports Giants RG Chris Snee will announce his retirement from the NFL on Monday.

Hat tip to Giants blog Big Blue Interactive for having this before anyone else. Initial reports indicated Snee would meet with team brass to discuss retirement, but Graziano reports Snee "has indeed decided to retire" at age 32. The four-time Pro Bowler's loss is a big one for Big Blue, as Brandon Mosley (59 career snaps) is now ticketed for right guard duties, with Will Beatty, Geoff Schwartz, J.D. Walton, and Justin Pugh at the other four spots. O-Line injuries torpedoed the Giants' running game last season. While we're trying to stay optimistic that won't happen again this year, things have certainly not gotten off on the right foot.
Jul 20 - 9:41 PM

Giants RG Chris Snee will meet with team brass on Monday to contemplate whether Snee should continue his playing career.

Per the New York Daily News' Ralph Vacchiano, Snee's surgically repaired elbow is "not good" after it forced him to be shut down during OTAs. Vacchiano also confirms "retirement is an option" for 32-year-old Snee, who's additionally undergone hip surgeries in back-to-back offseasons. A rumor appearing on the Giants fan site "Big Blue Interactive" claimed Sunday that Snee will "announce his retirement before training camp begins." The rumor hasn't been confirmed, but it certainly appears to be a realistic possibility. The Giants would likely turn to converted OT Brandon Mosley as Snee's replacement. Snee is a four-time Pro Bowler and Giants head coach Tom Coughlin's son-in-law.
Jul 20 - 6:00 PM

Co-owner John Mara told the New York Post the Giants have had no contract extension talks with Eli Manning.

Manning, 33, is currently signed through 2015 at base salaries of $15.15 million this year, and $17 million next year. ESPN's Dan Graziano reported in April that the Giants are concerned Eli has entered his decline phase after leading the NFL in interceptions (27) last season. "We haven’t even really discussed that yet," Mara said of a new deal. "We’ll discuss that at the appropriate time. Obviously it’s our hope that he finish his career as a Giant."
Jul 20 - 1:16 PM

ESPN New York's Dan Graziano reports the Giants plan to use rookie Odell Beckham to "stretch out defenses" in a way that allows them to operate with quick-hitting options.

Beckham would essentially be a decoy, running clearing routes for Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle. Graziano is skeptical Beckham will be able to beat press coverage and match up with physical corners, though "people around the league" think he can contribute right away. Beckham is the No. 54 receiver in Rotoworld's pre-camp rankings, with a projected 52/702/5 rookie-year line.
Jul 19 - 9:06 PM

ESPN New York's Dan Graziano said, "Everything I heard about (Giants rookie RB Andre) Williams in spring practices indicated he needed a lot more work."

Williams is a north-south runner that has surprising speed once he breaks into the second level. He leaves a lot to be desired in the passing game, however, and it is likely that aspect of his game that requires the work. Unless he shows aptitude as a pass blocker, he will find playing time hard to come by his rookie year.
Jul 19 - 10:50 AM

The Newark Star-Ledger views OG Brandon Mosley as the favorite to start at right guard for the Giants.

With Chris Snee (elbow) unable to make it through non-contact spring practices and John Jerry recovering from an offseason knee scope, Mosley took almost all the first-team snaps during OTAs and minicamp. Despite the reps, Mosley's spot is anything but secure. Jerry is finally healthy enough to push Mosley, and Snee will almost certainly be given the nod if he is able to get back on the field.
Jul 19 - 9:43 AM

Giants OG John Jerry (knee) "should be ready for the start of training camp."

Jerry hasn't practiced since his offseason knee scope, sitting out OTAs and minicamp. He expects to be full-go for the start of training camp Monday, though "nobody outside of the organization has seen [Jerry]" to this point. With Chris Snee's (hip, elbow surgeries) health status up in the air, Jerry and Brandon Mosley will be competing for the Giants' starting right guard spot.
Jul 18 - 5:18 PM

Giants second-year NT Johnathan Hankins has "taken a pretty big leap over the summer" and is expected to play heavy snaps in the defensive tackle rotation.

Hankins, Cullen Jenkins, and Mike Patterson are expected to play the bulk of the snaps in the middle with third-round rookie Jay Bromley and Markus Kuhn fighting for scraps. Hankins will be replacing Linval Joseph as the starting nose tackle. He received positive marks at PFF for his run defense as a rookie.
Jul 18 - 10:22 AM

Co-owner John Mara told reporters Thursday that the Giants expect David Wilson (neck) to be medically cleared for the season.

"We expect him to be playing," Mara said. "All signs are he'll be ready to go." Wilson's final pre-camp medical checkup is on Monday. ESPN's Dan Graziano reiterated on SportsCenter this afternoon that "signs point to David Wilson being cleared and joining that Giants' backfield." New York's running back stable includes Rashad Jennings, Wilson, rookie Andre Williams, Peyton Hillis, Michael Cox, and Kendall Gaskins. Wilson is unlikely to accrue significant re-draft value this season, but the 23-year-old could certainly be a drain on Jennings'.
Jul 17 - 1:31 PM


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