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Giants news, 1/3: ‘Hard Knocks,’ 2018 lessons, Eli Manning, more

Let’s check your Thursday headlines

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Good morning, New York Giants fans! As we roll into offseason mode, here are your Thursday morning headlines.

NFL free agents 2019: Here are the Giants' top targets | Teddy Bridgewater, Nick Foles, Dee Ford, Brandon Graham, more |

This is an interesting list from Matt Lombardo. Heavy on quarterbacks, pass rushers and offensive linemen — the obvious areas of need for the Giants. We will begin profiling potential free agents of interest for the Giants when we get closer to the signing period in a couple of months.

Bill Barnwell’s 2018 lessons - What this NFL season means for 2019 | ESPN

There are lots of things in here that could be of interest to Giants fans. One is the value to teams of capable quarterbacks playing on rookie contracts. Another is the value of good offensive lines, something Giants GM Dave Gettleman and coach Pat Shurmur quite obviously understand. A third is that the draft is the key to turning around a team that has been struggling. The Giants’ 2018 draft class got them off to a good start in that area.

Giants’ quarterback options if they part ways with Eli Manning | NY Post

Everybody has an opinion on who the Giants’ quarterback should be next season. Here is another one.

Whether Eli Manning remains a Giant may come down to money | NY Post

Does Manning need to accept a restructured contract to lower his $23.2 million 2019 cap hit in order to come back to the Giants next season?

Raiders would be the best choice for 'Hard Knocks | Yahoo Sports'

The Giants are one of the five eligible teams. The Raiders being featured would make co-owner John Mara a happy man.

Final rookie rankings: A new name at the top - NFL Nation- ESPN

Giants fans won’t like it, but there are three players ranked ahead of Saquon Barkley.

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