Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here is your morning report to start your weekend.
Marcus Harris clears waivers, back with Giants
Last training camp, wide receiver Marcus Harris was turning heads and vying for a starting spot on the outside until he went down with a torn labrum in his hip last September. This summer, the Giants have a plethora of wide receivers, but Harris still had a shot to make his mark on the field, until "Soup" needed microfracture surgery on his right knee last month. Harris faces an expected 5 to 6 months of recovery, and while he won't count against the Giants' 90-man roster, he will be able to rehab with the team. It has been a long journey to the NFL for the 26-year-old, but he remains confident that he will be able to make an impact on the field.
"No need to feel sad or sorry for me," Harris said. "I don't feel that way for myself. The pot of Soup is just at a simmer right now. It's only a matter of time until it's boiling again."
Eli Manning makes maximum donation to presidential candidate Jeb Bush
The Giants quarterback, according to a report by the Federal Election Committee, has donated the maximum amount ($2,700) to the non-profit "Jeb 2016, Inc." for the Republican candidate to use during the primary elections. Manning and his brother, Peyton, have donated toward campaigns in the past, each giving financial support to Mitt Romney in 2012.
If you have two billion dollars, you might be able to buy the Giants
Forbes released its annual ranking of most-valuable professional sports franchises, with the New York Giants coming in tied at 12th with the Boston Red Sox. The Giants, owned by John Mara and Steve Tisch, are worth an estimated $2.1 billion. Big Blue is also the fourth-most valuable team in the NFL, behind the Washington Redskins, New England Patriots and the Dallas Cowboys, who are valued highest at $3.2 billion.
Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant believes Dallas is "Super Bowl ready" after signing a five-year, $70 million contract with the organization.
Former Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress criticized Alabama head coach Nick Saban on Twitter.
The Washington Post explains that in just his second year as the Redskins head coach, Jay Gruden is in for a make-or-break year.
Lastly, the New York Giants Almanac has officially been released. This year's book is available for $8.99 via Smashwords. It is a downloadable e-book filled with 57 pages of information to get you up to speed with the Giants' offseason and get you ready for training camp. Get your copy today!