Star wide receiver Victor Cruz tested his foot in the workout, cutting hard on curl patterns, which forced him to dig his foot into the grass. There was no pain.
The Giants are making Williams work for the starting gig, and they are not making it easy for the third-year pro who missed six games in 2012 with a knee injury.
So begins the battle to become football’s first team to reach a Super Bowl played in its own back yard.
A year ago, the New York Giants failed miserably in their bid to get back to the Super Bowl and defend their title. This year, the Giants just want to stay home — and become the first NFL team to play the Super Bowl in their backyard.
After being warned by coach Tom Coughlin that now was not the time to slack off, the New York Giants held their final workout before the start of training camp in late July.
This column is going to be boring. This one is about the Giants, which means minimal drama and maximum work even during the offseason program.
Mathias Kiwanuka is going back to being a defensive end for the New York Giants — and as a starter. Kiwanuka was thrust into the role earlier this week when Jason Pierre-Paul had surgery to repair a herniated disc in his lower back.
The Giants own one pick in each of the seven rounds, plus a compensatory pick near the bottom of the seventh. Here’s a look at the Giants’ positional needs going into the NFL Draft.
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.
Losing Umenyiora and Blackburn means that the Giants have a lot of work to do the rest of the offseason if they still want to be considered one of the league’s elite teams.
Lessons learned in Week 7 will take on even greater significance now as the Giants will try to put a stop to RGIII.
The Giants responded to an awful game against Cincinnati by bludgeoning the Packers 38-10.
Eli Manning threw for 249 yards, tossed three touchdowns and — most importantly — didn’t throw an interception.
Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka dialed up the hotline this morning to talk with Boomer & Craig about Big Blue’s NFC East showdown with the Cowboys this Sunday in Dallas.