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Good morning, New York Giants fans! The calendar turns to February today, meaning one month of the long offseason has gone by. Here are today’s headlines.

Eagles’ Duce Staley won’t discuss rumors he’s up for Giants’ offensive coordinator position | Newsday
The Philadelphia running backs coach has ties to new Giants head coach Pat Shurmur.

Victor Cruz 'surprised' by no call from Giants in 2017, but not retired just yet |
Victor Cruz hopes to get another shot to salsa dance in the NFL, even if it is not with the Giants: 'I still feel like I've got a lot left in the tank.'

Steve Spagnuolo: Ben McAdoo will get another head coaching job - NY Daily News
Spagnuolo believes Ben McAdoo did an "outstanding job" and will be a head coach in the NFL again.

What's next for former Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo? |
Spagnuolo wasn't retained by new head coach Pat Shurmur.

Eagles’ Will Beatty won’t fixate on Super Bowl win with Giants | Newsday
The offensive lineman has been inactive this season in Philadelphia.

One thing each NFC team can do to earn spot in Super Bowl LIII -

New York Giants: Draft Saquon Barkley No. 2 overall.

This isn't necessarily the right move for the future of the Giants franchise. I'd be in favor of drafting a quarterback, because the Giants don't expect to be selecting so high in the draft often. I'd also be in favor of cutting or releasing Eli Manning rather than trying to squeeze another year or two of mediocre play out of an aging veteran, but new coach Pat Shurmur has made it clear Eli's going to start in 2018. This exercise is about the one decision that could lead to an appearance in Super Bowl LIII, and there's no question that drafting the best running back prospect in a decade will provide more immediate benefits than taking a quarterback to back up Manning.

Ex-Giants TE Will Tye: 'You just wish you had a fair chance' |
The tight end was cut by the Giants before the season.

New York Giants coach, GM in tough spot with Davis Webb - New York Giants Blog- ESPN
It's nearly impossible for GM Dave Gettleman and coach Pat Shumur to tell if Davis Webb can be their QB of the future since he didn't play.

Pat Shurmur sends letter to New York Giants season tickets holders - New York Giants Blog- ESPN
New head coach Pat Shurmur called it an honor to work for the franchise and said he is already hard at work preparing for next season.

Mike Holmgren’s advice to Pat Shurmur: ‘Enjoy it’ | Newsday
Holmgren, a former two-time head coach himself, served as president of the Browns when Shurmur was hired as head coach in 2011.

They Were Super Bowl Heroes. And Then, in a Blink, They Weren’t. - The New York Times
There is an unusual club of receivers, including Larry Fitzgerald and Randy Moss, who made a stunning catch that briefly appeared to secure a championship. Here are memories of what almost was.