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Giants news, 10/8: Snee, Umenyiora to enter Ring of Honor

New York Giants headlines for Thursday, 10/8.

Chris Snee
Chris Snee
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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are some headlines for your Thursday morning.

Snee, Umenyiora to enter Ring of Honor

Chris Snee and Osi Umenyiora, members of the Giants' last two championship teams, will be inducted into the team's Ring of Honor at halftime of Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers. They will be joined by John Johnson and Jack Lummus.

"Honestly, it caught me a little off guard," Snee said. "I know Mr. Mara said that when I retired I would be going in, in the near future, but it still was something that kind of overwhelmed me when he told me. I think in large part because I feel somedays I wake up and I should be going to practice. I'm not that far removed from the game. But to be going up there with the names that are up there, it's overwhelming. I've been a little restless at night, because honestly I'm excited and kind of shocked that it's all happening."

"To me, he was the best guard in all of football," said coach Tom Coughlin, who is also Snee's father-in-law. ""He has done everything that you want in a man and in a football player," Coughlin said. "You may say you're not very objective about this. I'm not pleading my case for objectivity. I'm just telling you the quality of the man is greater than the quality and the ability of the football player, and that's as good as it gets."

Umenyiora retired as a Giant this preseason after spending the final two seasons of a 10-year career with the Atlanta Falcons.

"Osi is and has always been a great Giant," co-owner Steve Tisch said. "I will remember him as much for his great smile and engaging personality as I will for his ability to rush the passer. His love for the game is obvious to anyone who watched him perform."

Johnson, 98, was part of the Giants' athletic training staff for 60 years, from 1948 to 2007. He retired at the age of 90. Lummus gave up a brief career with the Giants to join the Marines and serve in World War II. He was killed in action at Iwo Jima in 1945.

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Watch an in-depth film study of rookie left tackle Ereck Flowers, featuring Dan Hatman of The Scouting Academy and offensive line specialist Duke Manyweather. Flowers, incidentally, is considered one of the unsung heroes of Sunday's victory.

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Around the NFL

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the media at the 2015 Fall League Meeting in New York City, revealing that the league could vote on the relocation of team(s) to Los Angeles as soon as January.

The Denver Broncos pass rush, led by Von Miller and DeMarcus Warewill be one of the main things to watch for in their Thursday night game against the Oakland Raiders.