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If Giants release DeAndre Baker, 1 of these players could start next to James Bradberry

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Get exclusive news, behind-the-scenes observations and the ability to text directly with reporters Baker, one of three Giants first-round picks in 2019, was back in the news over the weekend with a New York Daily News report that a warrant claims he paid off alleged victims in a cover up tied to his armed robbery case from a couple of months ago.

NY Giants’ 10 most important players for the 2020 season: No. 7 Darius Slayton

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Darius Slayton, wide receiver Why he's on the list Slayton was one of the Giants' bright spots last season, emerging as a fifth-round rookie who wound up making plays all over the field. He developed great chemistry with Daniel Jones and is now an incredibly popular choice to take another leap forward. When evaluating his future following the 2018 college season, Slayton could have stayed at Auburn, and his decision to depart for the NFL was questioned.

‘Valentine’s Views:’ COVID-19 thoughts, DeAndre Baker, more

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

As the NFL prepares to try and begin the 2020 season with the July 28 opening of training camps, there seem to be more questions than answers about how this will work in the COVID-19 era. Adam Schefter recently detailed what we know and what we don’t know about the 2020 season, and reading through that makes you realize there are a ton of areas where the league and the Player’s Association have yet to agree.

Giants hope tight end Kaden Smith can build off solid rookie year

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

Talent-rich teams like the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers don’t always have room every good player who comes their way. Thus, a player like 2019 sixth-round pick Kaden Smith found himself on waivers early in the 2019 season. That proved to be a benefit to the talent-needy New York Giants, who claimed Smith and watched him turn into a useful target for quarterback Daniel Jones by season’s end.

Can OT Eric Smith make better second impression on Giants?

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

Eric Smith did not leave a good impression when pressed into emergency duty at left tackle for the New York Giants a season ago. Pressed into service when Nate Solder suffered a concussion against the New York Jets Smith allowed three sacks in 53 snaps and generally looked lost. Can Smith recover from that and earn the right to stick around with the Giants in 2020?

DeAndre Baker witness saga sets up tricky Giants decision

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

Is he worth the trouble? This is a question new Giants head coach Joe Judge must be wrestling with right now regarding troubled second-year cornerback DeAndre Baker. Sometime across the next 17 days before the Giants’ scheduled training camp report date of July 28, Judge is going to have to make one of the most significant decisions he’s been faced with in the six-plus months since he was hired to be the 19th head coach in franchise history.

Ex-Giant Brian Carpenter pleads guilty to fraud involving WMATA

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

Former New York Giants cornerback Brian Carpenter pleaded guilty on Friday to orchestrating a conspiracy to defraud the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The United States Department of Justice alleges that Carpenter devised a scheme “whereby the WMATA employees permitted him to charge their credit cards for supplies that were never in fact delivered.

Giants’ Andrew Thomas forming bond with Nate Solder

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

It’s just getting used to that. But once I get a few repetitions at it, it’s just natural. Among the other things Thomas learned since being drafted by Big Blue is a little bit about his teammates, and plenty through working with offensive line coach Marc Colombo: “He’s a teacher,” Thomas said of Colombo.

Giants’ Andrew Thomas forming bond with Nate Solder

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

It’s just getting used to that. But once I get a few repetitions at it, it’s just natural. Among the other things Thomas learned since being drafted by Big Blue is a little bit about his teammates, and plenty through working with offensive line coach Marc Colombo: “He’s a teacher,” Thomas said of Colombo.

6 bold long-term Giants predictions

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

All eyes are on the start of training camp later this month, but Giants fans still must look at the big picture. Even if improvement arrives in 2020, we’re not looking at a true Super Bowl contender. But that doesn’t mean that day can’t arrive soon, and it certainly doesn’t mean the road there will be smooth and without bumps.