The New York Giants got a tight end and a deep threat in one package in the NFL draft. In another move to revive their anemic offense, the Giants selected speedy Mississippi tight end Evan Engram with the 23rd pick overall Thursday. ''We think this guy can be a dynamic weapon in our offense,'' general manager Jerry Reese said.
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The Ole Miss standout is an athletic receiver, but is he an NFL tight end? Evan Engram was one of the nation’s most productive tight ends in 2016, hauling in 65 passes for 926 yards in just 11 games at Ole Miss. While there’s no questioning his ability to make plays, one thing may keep him from being a dynamo in the NFL: his blocking. The New York Giants gambled, nevertheless, selecting him with the No. 23 pick of the 2017 NFL draft.
The Giants were frustratingly inconsistent in 2016, beating the Cowboys twice but exiting the playoffs on the first weekend. How will they use their picks in the NFL draft? Andy Benoit breaks down New York's biggest draft needs: It’s only a matter of time before the Giants meet left tackle Ereck Flowers at a diner and begin the conversation with, “Look, you’re a great guy, but....” Yes, the 2015 first-round pick has just 31 NFL starts, but he’s made few strides with his grossly flawed fundamentals.
Attorneys for New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning are trying to convince a judge that the dealers suing the two-time Super Bowl MVP tried to pressure him to settle a memorabilia lawsuit by releasing select notes that weren't related to the disputed goods. Emails released by the court on Wednesday were part of a motion seeking sanctions and legal fees against one of the plaintiffs' attorneys after he released an email from Manning in 2010 that seemed to indicate he provided fake memorabilia rather than authentic game-used goods. Manning's lawyers say that email is taken out of context and all of Manning's communications in context show he never provided inauthentic memorabilia.
Chinese giants Guangzhou Evergrande are facing potential disciplinary action after their fans unfurled an anti-independence banner slamming "British dogs" during a game in Hong Kong. The large banner, which said "Annihilate British dogs, destroy HK independence poison" in Chinese, was held up during Evergrande's 6-0 AFC Champions League win over Hong Kong's Eastern late on Tuesday. The Asian Football Confederation said on Wednesday that it was waiting for the match commissioner's report before making a "full assessment of the facts".
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese took the Bill Belichick course on talking to the media. The words that do come out his mouth are in the form of NFL Executive English. Reese saying the Giants will take “the best player available” at his annual pre-draft press conference is an example of NFL Executive English.
Former Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson could launch the next phase of his NFL career against his old team after signing for the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday. The 32-year-old running back has ended weeks of speculation about his future after agreeing terms with the Saints on a two-year deal worth $7 million (6.4 million euros).