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Giants news, 10/24: Pat Shurmur — Giants not “throwing in the towel”

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It’s the first day of the post-Eli Apple era for the Giants

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New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday that the trade of Eli Apple to the New Orleans Saints does not signal that the Giants have given up on this season.

“That’s not the narrative – throwing in the towel. I think if you remember back, Eli (Apple) was out with injury when we beat Houston. Then, (CB) B.W. Webb played in his spot against two fine receivers,” Shurmur said. “We’re not throwing in the towel. This will give an opportunity for some young players and newer players to have an opportunity to play.”

Shurmur was asked about balancing short- and long-term goals.

“There’s no balancing act in my mind. I’m worried about the team today, and what we need to do to get ready to play Washington,” he said. “There’s no balance there, but I’m always a part of the discussions as we work to get the roster the way it’s going to be this week, and certainly thinking about the future.”

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