Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are some headlines to start off your weekend.
Ryan Nassib excited to play in preseason
The last time a player other than Eli Manning started a game under center for the Giants was in 2004, when Giants backup quarterback Ryan Nassib was just 14 years old. In two years with Big Blue, Nassib has yet to step into real game action during the regular season, so the preseason games are his biggest chance to not only gain experience, but to also improve and showcase his skills.
"Obviously this is my chance to play and go into the games knowing that I'm going to have playing time," said Nassib. "It's something you look forward to. You practice all season and the first couple of weeks of training camp and then you have a chance to go out and play against another team. We're all looking forward to it."
For Nassib, the biggest agenda is to improve and help other players on the roster bubble to showcase their abilities.
"In the preseason you don't game-plan as much as you would in the regular season, so it's really just to show how your training is kicking in," said Nassib. "I still think I still have a lot to prove."
Ex-Giant Pete Gogolak to be honored by National Football Foundation
Pete Gogolak and his brother, Charlie, have been named co-recipients of the National Football Foundation’s Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football Award. Pete Gogolak played for the Buffalo Bills in the AFL after a highly successful career, before being the first player to go from the AFL to the NFL when he became a member of the New York Giants.
Pete Gogolak set a career scoring record of 646 points for Big Blue, making 173 field goals and made 344 of 354 point after attempts, including a stretch of 133 consecutive PAT conversions. In 2010, Pete was named a member of the Giants' Ring of Honor.
In Case You Missed It
Giants quarterback Eli Manning discussed training with the Bengals with announcer Bob Papa.
Carl Banks argues the Giants must play like Jason Pierre-Paul isn't coming back.
Is Markus Kuhn on the right or wrong side of the roster bubble?
What's in store in Odell Beckham's encore performance?
Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones argued that Beckham has "a lot of work to do" to reach A.J. Green's stature.
Bengals middle linebacker Rey Maualuga is projected to start against the Giants, despite missing eight practices.
Check out these highlights below of the first joint practice between the Bengals and Giants, thanks to Cincy Jungle's Brennen Warner:
Around the NFL
Redskins tight end Niles Paul is out for the season after suffering a fractured ankle against the Browns Thursday.
Alshon Jeffery is day-to-day as he is dealing with an injured calf.
The Colts and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton have agreed to an enormous five-year contract extension.
Who will the Cowboys employ to replace Dwayne Harris, now a member of the Giants, on special teams?
Ryan Fitzpatrick is pleased with the results of his first preseason start with the Jets.
Tim Tebow autographed a Bible for an Eagles fan after practice.
I’m pretty sure someone got Tim Tebow to sign a bible. Don’t know how I missed this before… #Eagles pic.twitter.com/B33xCoPFbH— Matt Mullin (@matt_mullin) August 12, 2015