Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are some of the stories of interest about your favorite team for this summer Wednesday.
All Eli all the time
Yours truly talked to Eli Manning 1-on-1 on Tuesday, and i hope you enjoyed the results of our chat. Manning made the media rounds during an appearance at a football camp sponsored by Gatorade Beat the Heat.
Honestly, I tried not to ask him direct questions about how Odell Beckham Jr. or Saquon Barkley looked. I knew others would. Here is what he told media on Tuesday about Beckham:
"Odell looked healthy," Manning said during an appearance at the Offense-Defense Football Camp on behalf of the Gatorade Beat The Heat program at Kean University. "He was running routes full speed, making cuts and seemed to be his old self. So I'm excited about that and that he can go out there and run all the routes.
"So, excited to get him back going once training camp hits up. And getting on the same page, there are always new routes and new tweaks to the offense. But I know he's been working hard and is going to have a big year."
There was also this on Saquon Barkley:
Speaking of Beckham
Best NFL wide receiver in 2018? Insiders love Antonio Brown, but it's not unanimous
The Steelers All-Pro has the numbers, but Odell Beckham Jr. and Julio Jones are among the elite alternatives. Foxworth said:
Using a raw statistical comparison, it is tough to argue against Antonio Brown or Julio Jones. They are essential parts to two of the most outstanding offenses in recent NFL history. But it would appear that Odell Beckham Jr. is more than just a part of the Giants’ offense. He is the offense. Or at least he was the offense in 2016, when the Giants went 11-5. The Giants lost Beckham to injury early last season, and it was evident in their offensive production. Without Beckham the Giants finished 3-13 and went from 19 points to 15 points per game.
Beckham, though, did earn the honor of being named No. 1 on SI’s list of the Fashionable 50 athletes.
NFL players union files grievance over league’s national anthem policy | Newsday
The NFL Players Association filed a grievance on behalf of its players Wednesday challenging the league’s revised national anthem policy that was approved by team owners in May.
Giants training camp positional preview: Quarterbacks – The Athletic
After last year's late-season debacle, the team's new GM and head coach have made it clear that Eli Manning is the team's starter.
Guide to NFL supplemental draft: Why it matters this year - NFL Nation- ESPN
A player hasn't been selected in this draft since 2015. So why should you care? There could be as many as three on Wednesday. Here's who they are.