Good morning, New York Giants fans. Single-game tickets go on-sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster.
Former South Carolina cornerback Victor Hampton will work out for the Giants on Wednesday, NJ.com reports. Hampton is a 5'9, 197-pound corner who finished with 51 tackles and three interceptions as a junior, reportedly earning a second or third-round pick evaluation from the NFL advisory board. Hampton also has his share of red flags, as he didn't start two games last year due to a violation of team rules, arrested after a dispute with his sister in April, questioned in connection with a fight in a New York nightclub prior to the draft and kicked off three high school teams.
Hampton first has a visit with the Bengals scheduled on Tuesday, and you can imagine when he gets to New York on Wednesday, he'll have to convince Tom Coughlin that he's made off-field issues a thing of the past. Just last week, Coughlin responded to the relief of safety Will Hill by saying, "When you run a business, you have to be able to rely and depend on people to be there when you need them to perform their duties,"
Every year, Eli Manning attempts to sink a punt blindfolded at the Guiding Eyes Golf Classic in Chappaqua. He says he can't remember the last time he was successful on the green, but the effort is fantastic: the tournament has been held since 1977, raising more than $8 million for Guiding Eyes, an internationally accredited guide dog school. Here's Manning's latest attempt:
Also at the Guiding Eyes event, Manning discussed how he's been doing more offseason work than ever to master the offense. New offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo is bringing a fresh West Coast offense to the Giants.
For those who are fans of Pro Football Focus: the site says the Giants have zero "elite" and just three "high-quality" starters. Thoughts?
We're saved: the Cleveland Browns turned down the opportunity to be featured in HBO's "Hard Knocks" this summer, sparing us a summer of magnified Johnny Manziel coverage. The Giants, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears and St. Louis Rams all remain possibilities to host. None of those teams have first-year head coaches; thus, they'll be forced to comply if requested.