Cruz Still Absent From Voluntary Workout; GM: 'One Player Doesn't Make Your Team'Cruz remained absent from the team's voluntary offseason conditioning program on Thursday. Reese had no idea if he'd see the Pro Bowl standout during the program, training camp or even into the season.
NFL Free Agency Set To Begin; What Will Giants, Jets Do? Open for business, wild as it might get. The NFL's calendar turns toward a new season Tuesday when free agency begins at 4 p.m.
Giants Tight End Jake Ballard Diagnosed With Torn ACLAn MRI discovered Ballard's injury, and with the help of crutches, he was able to participate in Tuesday's parade and ceremonies.
Jake Ballard Making Giants Forget Kevin BossFirst-year tight end Jake Ballard has become somewhat of a savior for the Giants (4-2) after losing veteran tight end Kevin Boss to free agency before the season.
Coughlin Keeping Giants Prepared During Bye WeekTom Coughlin has kept his Giants prepared in whatever way possible. He's been inspired by Vince Lombardi and John Wooden. Coughlin has even turned to the wisdom of Steve Jobs.
Palladino: Giants Jake Ballard An Unlikely TargetThe Giants had to expect growing pains when they installed last year’s practice-squadder into the game day lineup. They’ll live with them. What they didn’t expect was Ballard's productivity in the passing game.
Hartnett: Giants Adding Brandon Stokley Gives Eli Manning A Reliable 3rd TargetThe addition of veteran slot receiver Brandon Stokley gives Giants' quarterback Eli Manning the reliable option he desperately needed. Stokley's history of clutch receptions could be a value weapon in Big Blue's passing attack.
Keefe To The City: Big Blue Set To Be Giant UnderdogsRalph Vacchiano, Giants beat writer for the New York Daily News, joined Neil for an email discussion to talk Giants football and figure out what to expect from the G-Men.
Giants' Eli Manning: Bad Preseason Is No Big DealEli Manning isn't too worried about his dismal preseason statistics. August is a time to get used to standing in the pocket, to get adjusted to new teammates and to take a hit or two. And that's just what the Giants quarterback says he has done.
After 2 Straight Crushing Collapses, Giants Have Something To Prove In 2011With all the drama surrounding Osi Umenyiora's contract saga and GM Jerry Reese's failures in the free agency market, it's easy to overlook the big issue for the Giants. This is a team that had chances to make the playoffs the past two seasons and fell apart down the stretch.
On Offseason Hot Seat, Giants' Jerry Reese Promises PlayoffsJerry Reese took a half-page out of Rex Ryan's playbook on Thursday. The Giants general manager didn't guarantee a Super Bowl, but he did say his team will make the playoffs, despite failing to make any "sexy" moves in the free-agent market.
Dottino: Giants GM Jerry Reese Speaks His PieceQuestion him all you like. Giants GM Jerry Reese is not one to blink. What of the mass exodus of starters from last year's team? It's okay. Thank you for your concern, he says.

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