The Giants have a glaring need at linebacker. Outside of getting the best available player — which could well be Alec Ogletree, anyway — that’s where the concentration of the first two days needs to be.
Heading into the NFL Draft on Thursday, look for the Giants to fill many holes on defense in the seven rounds. That doesn’t mean, of course, that general manager Jerry Reese will use the 19th pick overall to take a defensive player.
“The entire time I wanted to return to the New York Giants, and fortunately they wanted me back,” Boothe said. “I’m happy to be back. It’s a great organization and a great team. I’m looking forward to this upcoming season.”
New York Giants cornerback Corey Webster and center David Baas have re-worked their contracts for the 2013 season with the team, according to multiple reports.
Wide receiver Victor Cruz, guard Chris Snee and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul have been selected to the 2012 NFC Pro Bowl team.
The return of Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks to practice on Thursday after missing the previous day with a sprained left knee could only bode well for his on-field rapport with quarterback Eli Manning.
No one was more pleased with the Giants than Adam Merchant. The 15-year-old fan from Barre, Vt., attended Friday’s practice and Sunday’s game, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Giants’ linebacker Mark Herzlich could start against the Steelers on Sunday.
In the last three weeks, the New York Giants’ offensive line has played extremely well together — so well that there doesn’t seem to be room for veteran David Diehl to return to a starting role.
The two-time Super Bowl MVP has been sacked a league-low five times through the first six games of the season, and he’s been hit only 11 times — total.
Wide receiver Ramses Barden, cornerback Jayron Hosley, safety Kenny Phillips and defensive tackle Rocky Bernard have been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.
New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks won’t play in Sunday’s game against Cleveland because of recurring left foot and knee problems.
New York Giants rookie receiver Rueben Randle was on the receiving end of nationally-televised criticism by NBC football analyst Cris Collinsworth on Sunday, and it has left him a little confused.
With Will Beatty struggling because of back issues, Locklear is the projected starting left tackle for the Super Bowl champions. No one, though, is ready to say that he will be there when the season starts in two weeks.
The general manager was on the hot seat the past two years when the Giants missed the playoffs after a couple of late-season collapses. It didn’t matter that the team went 10-6 in 2010. They still didn’t make the postseason.