Have a Good Laugh at the New Foot Locker Ad Featuring Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz

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Check out this hilarious Foot Locker ad featuring Giants star wide outs Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz – both having some fun!

Video: Recap of Giants and Bengals Joint Practice

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Dave Richard shares his thoughts on the Bengals’ refurbished offense and a name to watch on the Giants following their first day of joint
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The NFL World Reacts to the Death of Giants Great Frank Gifford

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Giants All-Time Great Frank Gifford Passes Away At 84

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One of the greats in the history of the Giants – Frank Gifford, has passed away. He was 84.

Gifford died Sunday of natural causes at his home in Connecticut. NBC News confirmed Gifford’s death in a statement. Gifford was the husband of “Today” anchor Kathie Lee Gifford.

“It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father and friend, Frank Gifford. Frank died suddenly this beautiful Sunday morning of natural causes at his Connecticut home. We rejoice in the extraordinary life he was privileged to live, and we feel grateful and blessed to have been loved by such an amazing human being. We ask that our privacy be respected at this difficult time and we thank you for your prayers.”

Giants Talking to Pierre-Paul; Don’t Know When He Will Return to Team

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The Giants still don’t know when injured defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul will be back in their building, but at least he’s been more communicative with them lately, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports.

“Everybody’s had a good conversation, and mine was the same,” Coughlin said after Giants practice Saturday. “Do I know any more than I did before? No. Do I know when he’s coming back? No. He’s looking forward to coming. He’s anxious to be here. But he’s not going to come until he feels like he’s ready to play.”

Part of Pierre-Paul’s issue is contractual. He has yet to sign his $14.813 million franchise tender, mainly because once he signs it the Giants will have the ability to put him on the Non Football Injury list and elect not to pay him for games missed. At some point, Pierre-Paul and the Giants likely will come to some sort of agreement on how (and how much) he’ll be paid this year, and at that point he’ll likely come to camp.

“It was good to hear his voice,” Coughlin said. “He sounded good. He wishes he was here too.”

Odell Beckham and Victor Cruz Avoid Injured List; Giants Meet with WR James Jones

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The Giants got good news today, as both of their big play wide outs, Odell Beckham and Victor Cruz, will not start training camp on the injury list, and the team is meeting today with former Packers WR James Jones.

Beckham missed June practices with a hamstring tweak. Cruz is returning from patellar tendon surgery.

Cruz looked “jacked and ready to go,” per NJ.com’s Jordan Raanan, while Beckham was running “just fine” during conditioning tests.

Both players are expected to be eased in over the next few weeks.

The Giants’ potentially dynamic duo could be joined by free agent James Jones.

The former Packers wideout is visiting the G-Men on Thursday, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The hope for both sides, per Rapoport, is that the visit will result in a signing.

Jones has been looking for a new home since his release from the Raiders in early May.

Eli Manning Stars in New DirecTV Spot Promoting ‘NFL Sunday Ticket’

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A rather funny take from Giants QB Eli Manning on ‘Sunday Ticket’ on DirecTV.

Former DE Osi Umenyiora Looking to Retire with the Giants

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Former Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora is in talks with the team about a ceremonial one-day contract that would allow him to officially retire as a Giant, Adam Caplan and Dan Graziano of ESPN report.

Umenyiora, 33, spent 10 seasons with the Giants from 2003-12 and won two Super Bowl rings with the team. His 75 sacks as a Giant rank him fourth on the franchise’s all-time list behind Michael Strahan, Lawrence Taylor and Leonard Marshall.

Umenyiora was the Giants’ second-round draft pick in 2003 and had some truly brilliant moments with the team. He had a career-high 14.5 sacks in 2005 and recorded 13 in 2007, the year the Giants would go on to upset the undefeated Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.

Umenyiora also had nine sacks in an injury-shortened 2011 season in which he played just nine regular-season games, but he came back in time to post 3.5 sacks during a playoff run that culminated in the Super Bowl XLVI victory over the Patriots.

Manning’s Agent Says QB “Uniquely Suited to Be Giants Quarterback”

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Tom Condon, the agent representing Eli Manning, believes his client is best suited as a Giants quarterback than anybody, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.

“The Giants have always been a solid organization, and Eli obviously is a unique human being and a terrific guy, so I think he’s uniquely suited to be the New York Giant quarterback,’’ Condon said Wednesday on Sirius XM NFL Radio. “I don’t know of anybody else who could handle that New York media and the scrutiny and all the pressure that goes with that the way that he does. He’s truly is unflappable.’’

Of course, Condon is a biased insider. He seeks a lucrative long-term contract extension for Manning, who is entering the final year of the $97.5 million extension he signed prior to the 2009 season. Manning is set to make $17 million in base salary in 2015, and both he and the Giants hope a deal can be put in place this summer essentially to make Manning a Giant for the remainder of his NFL career.

Condon said “there’s no question there’s high stakes’’ whenever a franchise quarterback is looking for a new contract.

“The quarterback clearly has always been the most important player on the team, but with the rules changes over the last 15 years or so, they’ve highlighted the importance of the quarterback and he’s moved away from the rest of the players in terms of not only compensation but certainly he’s the focal point of the team,’’ Condon said.

The “Worst Non-Active Player” in Giants History? SI Makes Their Choice

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Sports Illustrated has put out a piece on the “Worst non-active player by franchise” for each and every franchise, the G-Men included.

The player that the author the piece, Doug Farrar, picked was truly a bust – that being former DT William Joseph – an awful former first-round pick for the Giants.


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Ernie Accorsi made a lot of great moves during his tenure as the Giants’ GM, but picking Joseph in the first round is one he’d no doubt like to have back. Accorsi wanted a defensive lineman in the 2003 draft, but couldn’t move up from the No. 25 pick. In this draft, eight of the first 15 picks were defensive linemen (including Kevin Williams and Terrell Suggs), and Accorsi was left with the low-hanging fruit. He took a shot on Joseph, and Accorsi’s first quote about his new tackle wasn’t exactly a ringing endorsement. “This player is untapped, he has an upside, and hopefully we can get it out of him,” Accorsi said. Excited yet?

In four years with the Giants, he managed just four sacks and 20 solo tackles; he followed that up with two unremarkable seasons with the Raiders. The last most people heard from Joseph, he was pleading guilty to charges that he fraudulently cashed tax refund checks. Unhappy Giants fans might insist that it wasn’t the first larceny Joseph had performed in his life.