Good morning, New York Giants fans! Let's get your last week in June started with a look at the headlines.
Drone gets Giants in hot water with FAA
According to Bloomberg, the Giants had not received proper clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration when they used a drone to film a portion of practice during the team's recent mini-camp. The Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots also face similar complaints.
Per Bloomberg, the FAA says a waiver is required to fly a drone for commercial use. It sounds as though the FAA will reach out to teams to explain the procedure rather than do anything punitive, but we'll see.
Agent: Giants will pay Eli Manning
Tom Condon, agent for Giants quarterback Eli Manning, is confident that the Giants will eventually reach a new long-term deal with his client:
"The quarterbacks always get done," Condon said. "And the Giants are not a skittish team. So it’s not one of those things where they get nervous or they jump around or anything like that. You know you’re going to go in and it’s going to get done. I’m sure at the appropriate time it’ll happen."
Manning, of course, is in the final year of his contract.
More Giants headlines
Two Giants named "Top Rookies of All Time"
Yep, you guessed it, Odell Beckham Jr. and Lawrence Taylor.
Will any current Giants end up with a bust like the one Landon Collins is looking at?
Landon Collins (@TheHumble_21) of @Giants checks out @michaelstrahan bust at @ProFootballHOF pic.twitter.com/wBV55NG7WQ— Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) June 27, 2015
Around the League
Bob Sturm: Why, despite Cowboys’ talent, they face difficult task in 2015 | | Dallas Morning News
Cowboys fans are thinking that the team is ready to end its Super Bowl drought. At least one Dallas writer throws a little cold water on the hype.
Researchers look at impact of Thursday games on NFL schedule | ProFootballTalk
This is a good thing, but here is my question. Why did it take a study from the University of Buffalo to get the league to look seriously at this?
Will Deflategate sway Hall of Fame voters when considering Tom Brady? - More Sports - SI.com
Pro Football Hall of Fame voters don't seem to think Deflategate will have any bearing on Tom Brady being a Hall of Famer.
Adrian Peterson actually excited by No. 62 ranking by NFL Network, but says he's still league's best back - Vikings Now
Peterson sounded incredulous that the question was even asked. Considering what happened with him over the past year, perhaps a little humility is in order.