The Giants are hoping that newly-draft quarterback Ryan Nassib never plays, but are going to make sure he’s ready in case Eli Manning ever misses a game.
The Giants started the process of rebuilding their offensive line Thursday night by taking Justin Pugh of Syracuse with the 19th pick in the 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.
Since the Giants make the draft their top priority, it makes sense to glance at the GM’s history as he counts down to the three-day selection process.
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.
Going back to work is one thing. Going back to work with a fantastic goal in mind is quite another.
Tom Coughlin’s team will play five prime-time games, and it won’t face the NFC East champions Washington Redskins until playing twice in December.
Roughly 25 Giants headed to Newtown, Conn., on Thursday afternoon to hold football clinics for youngsters from the community.
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.
“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.”
Tom Coughlin is pleased to see David Carr return as Giants’ backup QB.
They’re a circus. Players don’t like circuses. If they did, they’d all know how to juggle by now.
What the competition does will determine head coach Tom Coughlin’s ability to maneuver his team back to the top of the division once the season kicks off.
There was a time when Coughlin wasn’t so beloved in New York — in the locker room, the media, you name it. “I went home one night and my wife said, ‘They hate you,’ ” he told WFAN on Thursday.
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