Happy Valentine's Day, New York Giants fans! What's that? You forgot to get your sweetheart something for Valentine's Day? Well, you can bail yourself out at Giants.com with one of these:
What current or former NFL players does AP Offensive Rookie of the Year Odell Beckham [get your Beckham t-shirt] compare to? Former Dallas Cowboys executive and current NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt compares Beckham to Hall of Famer Cris Carter and current Cincinnati Bengals star A.J. Green:
In Beckham's excellent hands and unbelievable hand-eye coordination, I see Carter, the Hall of Famer who didn't have Beckham's speed but produced at a prolific level thanks largely to his ability to catch the ball and run routes. In Beckham's get-off-the-line quickness, and in the threat he poses to defenses -- Beckham might run a fly route, a corner route or a crosser -- I see Green, the Cincinnati Bengals stud who is similarly impossible to stop. Green (6-foot-4, 207 pounds) has five inches on Beckham (5-11, 198), but Beckham makes up for it with his mind-bending jumping ability. Beckham really looked like a man among boys in 2014.
NJ.com updates the status of several Giants who missed significant time in 2014 with injuries. Reading through the list it appears the one player to be really concerned about is defensive end Robert Ayers, who is reportedly still unable to lift weights as he recovers from a torn pectoral muscle.
Former Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw was recently arrested for possession of marijuana.
Pat Traina lists five Giants on the hot seat in 2015.
Free Agency Notes
Still dreaming about Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh ending up with the Giants? Well, Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin said recently the idea of Suh leaving Detroit "hasn't crossed my mind."
Think Jerry Hughes of the Buffalo Bills might be a good replacement if the Giants lose Jason Pierre-Paul? Hughes won't come cheap, with BuffaloBills.com expecting Hughes to seek around $10 million per year.
Defensive tackle Henry Melton might not stay with the Dallas Cowboys.