Eli Manning on Odell Beckham: ‘He looks healthy’

June 22, 2018

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. hasn’t done much work on the field during the offseason as he returns from a broken ankle. While Beckham was cleared to practice for the mandatory minicamp, the star wide receiver was limited to individual drills. Nevertheless, quarterback Eli Manning liked what he saw from his top receiving threat. During a Friday one-on-one interview with NFL Network’s Rhett Lewis while at the…

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OBJ not expected to partake in team drills at minicamp

June 12, 2018

Odell Beckham is expected to report for New York Giants mandatory minicamp but isn’t planning on taking team reps. NFL Network’s Kimberly Jones reported that Big Blue and the dynamic receiver are on the same page on OBJ not getting team reps this week. The Giants don’t feel the need to rush their top playmaker back on to the field. Jones added that Beckham’s doctors and the New York medical…

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Giants ‘shocked’ by Gettleman’s lymphoma diagnosis

June 7, 2018

New York Giants players were informed Tuesday by coach Pat Shurmur that general manager Dave Gettleman was diagnosed with lymphoma. The news left the room stunned. “Obviously we were a little shocked because no one really knew,” rookie running back Saquon Barkley said, via NJ.com. “We came together as a team, and coach kind of said he is in high spirits, he is getting better, he is going to fight…

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Eli Manning ‘loves’ getting to throw downfield more

June 6, 2018

Offseason workouts versus air, sans the most dynamic receiver in the NFL, offer very little substantial indications as to what we can expect from the New York Giants‘ offense under new coach Pat Shurmur. Speaking Tuesday night at a town hall event, Eli Manning helped fill the gaps, noting he’s been stretching the field more this spring than in previous years. “I’ve been throwing the ball down the field a…

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Giants GM Dave Gettleman diagnosed with lymphoma

June 5, 2018

New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman announced Tuesday he has been diagnosed with lymphoma. Gettleman, 67, revealed the lymphoma was discovered during a medical checkup. “Recently, I underwent an annual physical, during which it was discovered I have lymphoma,” Gettleman said a statement. “Over the past week, I have undergone more testing to determine the course of treatment, which is scheduled to start in the very near future.” Of…

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Odell Beckham ‘possibly’ will be cleared by minicamp

June 4, 2018

Odell Beckham was a no-show at Monday’s organized team activities, but the Giants continue to hold out hope their star receiver will soon take the field. Coach Pat Shurmur told reporters that Beckham will “possibly” be medically cleared for next week’s team minicamp, according to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan. Shurmur added that he expects Beckham — in the final year of his rookie deal — to attend the mandatory sessions. On…

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Shurmur: Beckham will ‘possibly’ be cleared next week

June 4, 2018

Odell Beckham was a no-show at Monday’s organized team activities, but the Giants continue to hold out hope their star receiver will soon take the field. Coach Pat Shurmur told reporters that Beckham will “possibly” be medically cleared for next week’s team minicamp, according to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan. Shurmur added that he expects Beckham — in the final year of his rookie deal — to attend the mandatory sessions. On…

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Odell Beckham ‘pretty close’ to being fully cleared

May 29, 2018

Odell Beckham Jr. was not among the players at New York Giants voluntary organized team activities Tuesday, but the star receiver could be back soon. Coach Pat Shurmur said after practice that OBJ’s absence was expected, but added the wideout was “pretty close” to being fully medically cleared to participate. Beckham broke his ankle in early October. The 25-year-old reported for voluntary minicamp in April and was at Giants OTAs…

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Transactions roundup: Giants sign WR Russell Shepard

May 22, 2018

The New York Giants signed a veteran receiver from south Texas on Tuesday. No, not that one. The team announced it has acquired Russell Shepard, who was released by the Carolina Panthers last week. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported it’s a one-year deal worth $1.3 million and can be worth as much as $2 million with incentives. Shepard (6-foot-1, 195 pounds) started three games for the Panthers in 2017…

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Giants CB Eli Apple ’embarrassed’ by 2017 season

May 21, 2018

New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple didn’t have much success in his second year as a professional in 2017. The former first-round pick (10th overall) of the 2016 draft found himself surrounded by controversy and at odds with the coaching staff and teammates. He started just seven games before being suspended for the final regular-season game, and the experience left Apple with a horrific season to forget. “Was I embarrassed?…

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