Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are your Friday morning Giants notes.
Let's start with a reminder that the complete 2013 NFL schedule was released Thursday night. I know some of you will try to dissect the Giants' schedule from every angle. Not me. All I know for sure is the combined 2012 winning percentage of the teams the Giants will face is .500, on paper easier than last year. Truthfully, though, nobody knows for sure how good any of those teams will be right now.
GM Jerry Reese talked about the 2013 NFL Draft on Thursday, and also answered a series of Victor Cruz questions.
Another 'in case you missed it' link. Matthew Fairburn of Mocking The Draft and I held a Google+ Hangout Thursday night. It might not be great video -- in fact I know it isn't -- but there was some good discussion during our chat, which lasted about a half hour.
Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks said Thursday that he thinks he will be completely healthy when training camp begins later this year.
Here are a few more odds 'n ends from Thursday's media availability during voluntary workouts at the Timex Performance Center.
Cornerback Aaron Ross reiterated how happy he is to be back with the Giants.
"I missed the guys, I missed the coaches, I missed the organization and it seems like everybody else missed me just as well so it seems like a mutual thing. It brings a smile to my face when I came in knowing that it wasn’t just me that was missing the Giants. It was vice-versa."
Guard Chris Snee called former Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackles Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson "a tremendous addition" to the Giants. For Snee, though, there is a down side.
"Now I have no one really to talk to. I like to have casual conversations during the games. Some of those young guys in Philadelphia might not want to talk to me."