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Giants exercised WR Odell Beckham's fifth-year team option for 2018.

The deadline to do so is May 3. GM Jerry Reese was recently noncommittal on the topic, but this was as easy a decision as they come. Even with OBJ's drama, he's still one of the very best receivers in the game. Signed cheaply for the next two years, Beckham will surely be looking to become the league's highest-paid receiver with a massive extension between now and next summer.
Apr 24 - 12:20 PM

The Giants have until May 3 to exercise Odell Beckham's fifth-year option for 2018.

GM Jerry Reese was noncommittal when asked about Beckham's option on Thursday. "We are going to discuss that when the time gets closer," he said. "We will keep all of our options open with respect to that." Reese is being coy for some reason, but there's no doubt the Giants will pick up Beckham's option. The Giants can live with the occasional temper tantrum from Beckham as long as he continues to produce as one of the game's elite receivers.
Source: SNY.com
Apr 22 - 10:48 AM

The Cowboys will host the Giants in the first Sunday night game of the season on Sept. 10.

The schedule is slowly leaking ahead of Thursday night's official reveal. According to the Washington Post, the Giants will also travel to Washington D.C. for the Thanksgiving primetime game. The Patriots are playing in the official opening game of the season on Thursday Sept. 7, though their opponent has yet to be revealed. It's believed to be the Chiefs.
Source: NJ.com
Apr 20 - 1:30 PM

Giants C Weston Richburg said he played all of last season with torn tendons in his snapping hand.

Richburg had offseason surgery to repair the issue, and he says he is already back to 100 percent. He should be able to get in a full offseason program. Entering the final year of his deal, the Giants could look to sign Richburg to an extension this summer.
Apr 20 - 12:31 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul said he needed surgery to repair four injuries this offseason.

He had two issues in his abdomen and two more in his groin. Pierre-Paul said he is "okay" now, but he did not give a timetable for his return. JPP should be ready by training camp, but the Giants might take it slow with the pass rusher through the offseason program. Pierre-Paul signed a four-year, $62-million deal in March.
Apr 20 - 12:29 PM

Giants DE Owa Odighizuwa reported for the start of voluntary workouts.

Odighizuwa hinted at a possible retirement on Twitter earlier this month, but he admitted he just needed some time away from the game. A couple weeks was apparently enough. He played just 170 defensive snaps last season.
Source: SNY
Apr 19 - 10:12 AM

Giants LB B.J. Goodson wants to be an "every-down force" this season.

A fourth-round pick last year, Goodson played just 13 snaps on defense as a rookie, but he is expected to take over the middle linebacker job this year. "The expectations are high and they are looking forward to me taking that role," Goodson said. "I’m looking forward to being an every-down force." The Giants had one of the best defenses in the league last season, but they still need to get more from the linebacker position. Perhaps Goodson can be the answer.
Source: ESPN
Apr 18 - 9:48 AM

Giants second-year FS Darian Thompson (foot) said "things are looking up" in his rehab, and he plans to be ready for the start of training camp.

Last year's third-round pick, Thompson played 88 snaps the first two weeks of the season before suffering a year-ending Lisfranc injury that required surgery. Fill-in FS Andrew Adams received strong marks from Pro Football Focus, but Thompson should have the upper hand for the starting job next to All-Pro SS Landon Collins. It'll be a nice addition to an already-strong defense.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 17 - 9:16 AM

Restricted free agent DE Kerry Wynn visited the Patriots on Wednesday.

One of the very few teams to test the restricted free agent market, the Pats have hosted a host of RFAs in recent days. The deadline for RFAs to sign an offer sheet elsewhere is next Friday. Wynn was tendered at the original-round/$1.797 million level. Since Wynn is a former UDFA, the Pats would owe the Giants no compensation if they signed Wynn and the G-Men decided not to match.
Apr 13 - 4:19 PM

Odell Beckham (teeth) expects to be ready for the start of OTAs on April 18.

Eli Manning led team workouts at Duke University last week but Beckham couldn't attend because he had to undergo oral surgery. Beckham's timing could have been better—he's been criticized him for attending the Final Four but skipping the Duke workouts—but he'll be fine for the team's offseason program. Beckham is coming off another outstanding year and should benefit from Brandon Marshall's presence in 2017.
Apr 9 - 10:00 AM

Giants owner John Mara doesn’t expect DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa to retire.

"I don't think so. I spoke to him but I'd rather not comment," said Mara. "He's still on the team." Odighizuwa suggested he was "taking some time away from the game" earlier this week. He’s since backtracked, but is reportedly dealing with some personal problems. Odighizuwa’s status for OTAs is up in the air.
Source: SNY
Apr 8 - 4:11 PM

Eli Manning compared the addition of Brandon Marshall to Plaxico Burress.

"I was excited when we made that acquisition," Manning said. "He's obviously a big target. I think Plaxico was kind of the last one similar to that size. They can be open when they’re not really open. You don’t want to get into a habit, it’s not a jump-ball but you can throw him open." Like Burress (6'5/232), Marshall is massive (6'4/230) and can provide a much-needed presence in the red zone. In his three complete seasons with the G-Men, Burress averaged 1,075 yards and 9.3 TDs. Despite Marshall's down 2016, there's very little reason he can't get back to 1,000 yards and double-digit scores in this pass-heavy offense.
Apr 7 - 10:02 AM

Giants DE Owa Odighizuwa tweeted he is "grateful to be a part of BIG BLUE."

On Monday, Odighizuwa tweeted he was taking some time "to get away from the game," and ESPN's Jordan Raanan reported the defensive end was working through some "emotional things." People close to him also reportedly could not get in contact with Odighizuwa after he sent the tweets on Monday. His NFL status is completely up in the air at this point, but the somewhat erratic behavior suggests that is not the most important issue Odighizuwa is facing right now.
Apr 4 - 12:56 PM

ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports the Giants are "unsure" about DE Owa Odighizuwa's plans for the future.

Odighizuwa tweeted Monday he was going "to take some time to get away from the game." The announcement reportedly blindsided teammates, and "several" people close to Odighizuwa could not reach him after he sent the tweets, which is concerning considering Raanan reports he is working through some "emotional things." Odighizuwa was a third-round pick in 2015.
Source: ESPN
Apr 4 - 10:02 AM

Giants third-year DE Owa Odighizuwa indicated on Twitter that he intends to step away from the game.

"At the point and time I believe it's in my best interest to take sometime to get away from the game," Odighizuwa wrote. The 74th overall pick in the 2015 draft, Odighizuwa was a favorite of the draftnik community coming out of UCLA but failed to earn playing time in the Giants' defensive line rotation the past two seasons. Only 25, Odighizuwa may consider a comeback down the road.
Apr 3 - 5:11 PM


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