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New York Giants News, 8/16: Eli Manning Wants To Play Four More Seasons

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Could Eli Manning, 36 and preparing for his 14th season with the New York Giants, play for four more years? Tuesday, he told Ian O’Connor of ESPN he hopes to do just that.

"Yeah, I think sitting here right now, I think I can play another four years," the 36-year-old quarterback of the New York Giants told ESPN.

"That's the way the body feels. ... Again with football, you don't know what's going to be the difference, how you're going to feel next year. And right now I still have the same enthusiasm and I'm working hard and I like doing the training and watching film and doing everything ... I have to do to prepare for it. So I don't see it slowing down. I think until the time comes or that changes, I'm going to keep going as hard as I can."

Manning has three seasons left on his four-year, $84 million contract. If those to, the Giants could get out of the final year of the contract (2019) with a $6.2 million cap hit, saving $17 million against the cap in the process.

The Giants, of course, drafted Davis Webb in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft and hope he develops into their quarterback of the future.

J.T. Thomas Working His Way Back

Linebacker J.T. Thomas III came off the PUP list on Tuesday, but did little during practice other than stretch and work on the side.

“It’s good to be back out there, but I haven’t really done much,” said Thomas, who suffered a torn ACL in the 2016 season opener in Dallas. “Now it is time to test the knee out and make sure I am able to do the things it is going to take for me to contribute.”

Coach Ben McAdoo said the Giants “have a plan to build him up” and that Thomas “absolutely” still has a chance to have a role in 2017.

“That’s the whole point of training camp is right now, guys are fighting for roles,” McAdoo said. “There are a few players that have some roles obviously, but he’s one of the guys that’s going to get out there and have a chance to fight for a role.”


“Man, these are the tough days, these are the dog days of camp. Everybody’s dinged up, everybody’s nicked up, hurt in some way, shape or form, and you’ve just got to grind through it. I tell everybody, these are the days we should get paid for, not during the season. These are the tough days, man. The Sundays and Mondays are easy.”

Damon Harrison on the grind of getting ready for the season

Upcoming Schedule

The Giants are off today. They practice Thursday, Friday and Saturday before traveling to face the Cleveland Browns in their second preseason game on Monday night.

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