Good morning, New York Giants' fans! Here are some noteworthy stories for you on this still not spring-like Saturday morning here in the Northeast.
Tight end Brandon Myers hopes to reach next level with Giants | NJ.com
"It gives me an opportunity to go out and prove myself again," Myers said. "I felt like I had a good year last year and not a lot of people knew who I was, and then putting up the numbers that I did. Obviously, we didn’t do as well as we wanted to as a team, so coming in and signing a one-year deal, with a team like New York, being in the spotlight, it’s just exciting."
[Related: An analysis of Myers as a pass-catcher]
NFL Free Agency 2013: Why Osi Umenyiora Fits In Atlanta - The Falcoholic
Osi Umenyiora may be signing in Atlanta soon. Here's why he fits the roster.
Earl Campbell doesn't think NFL helmet rule will last - NFL.com
Hall of Fame running back Earl Campbell's most famous play used the crown of his helmet. That play would draw a penalty under new NFL rules. Campbell is not amused.
Tom Condon factor in Elvis Dumervil saga: 3 horses in 4-horse pass rush race | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post
A home run for Condon, then, would be to sign Dumervil with the Ravens, Freeney with the Broncos and Umenyiora with the Falcons. Condon, of course, has always said it’s about clients’ interests not his. And he has told the Broncos the problem with their latest three-year proposal to Dumervil is year two. He has asked them to tweak it but as of Wednesday night the Broncos had not budged.
[Related: BBV NFL Free Agency Hub Page]
Eight in the Box: FA winners or losers? - NFC East Blog - ESPN
A look at whether each NFC East team has been a winner or a loser in free agency:
New York Giants: Winner. I mean, not in the same way that teams like the Seahawks or the Chiefs have been winners, but in their own, Giant-like way. Replacing tight end Martellus Bennett with Brandon Myers at low cost, re-signing left tackle Will Beatty before the market opened, signing Keith Rivers and Dan Connor at linebacker ... nothing that's going to knock your socks off, but some targeted, low-financial-impact moves designed to keep the program winning. The Giants still could turn out to be losers if they don't do at least some work on the offensive line. And I think it's possible they'll end up missing safety Kenny Phillips more than they think. But to this point, they're operating their offseason the way they like to operate it. Low-key but productive.