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Eli’s return could last a while
It looks like his start Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles won’t be a one-and-done return to the lineup for Eli Manning. Reports Monday morning indicate that Daniel is expected to miss 2-4 weeks with his high ankle sprain. That means Manning could start at MetLife Stadium Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, and might even remain in the lineup for the rest of the season.
That would present Manning with a four-game farewell tour.
Golden Tate hopes to connect with Eli
Wide receiver Golden Tate was suspended for the season’s first four games, meaning he has not yet caught a pass that counted from Manning.
“I’m excited about an opportunity to get out there and play with him,” Tate said. “As you guys know, this is my first time being in the regular season playing with him, so we’ll see what happens. I thought in the offseason we did a pretty good job of building connections.”
According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, Beckham hasn’t been trying to hide the fact that he wants out of Cleveland. Apparently, the Browns receiver has been going up to opposing coaches before games and telling them to “‘come get me, come get me.’” According to Glazer, Beckham also also been saying the same thing to other players.
My view is that I don’t think Beckham ever wanted to be in Cleveland. Of course, he didn’t seem to want to be a Giant, either. What does he really want? What will make him happy? I have no idea.
Cruz tells Steve Serby what he will remember most about playing with Manning:
“Two things — and it kinda tells both sides of the story of Eli,” Cruz told The Post.
“One is the  NFC Championship game against San Francisco where he was just fighting, and you could just see him fighting. And it really made everybody else fight just right there with him.
“You see him, you know, chinstrap on his nose, dirt in his eye, like he’s just still getting up time after time making play after play after play. That’s one.
“Second one is him calling me after the Giants let me go, and him being the first one to call my phone and say, ‘Man, thank you for everything you’ve done for the organization and for me and my career, and good luck to you from whatever you do now and in the future.’
“That just showed who he is, on both ends of the spectrum.”
Manning is getting something Chris Snee, forced to retire by hip and elbow injuries, desperately wanted. One last chance, if that’s what this turns out to be, to say goodbye to the game on the field.
Elbow and hip injures forced Chris Snee into an emotional retirement on the patio behind the Giants’ team facility during training camp five years ago. He was called “the quintessential Giant” by co-owner and team President John Mara, inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor that season.
All Snee wanted was one final game, and truth be told, his heart and mind still long for it as a competitor — his body just wouldn’t allow it.
In fighting back tears, Snee lamented that day about the empty feeling that comes with walking away on someone else’s terms:
”Everyone just wants that Strahan ending, and that’s wishful thinking,” Snee told NorthJersey.com and the USA TODAY NETWORK Northeast last Thursday, referring to how Hall of Famer Michael Strahan won Super Bowl XLII — with Snee and Manning as teammates — before stomping his way into retirement. “It was strange and still painful to watch [Manning] in uniform and not being the guy on the field. I don’t know what’s inside the head of No. 10, I don’t think many people do know what his plans are after this, but listen, if this were to be his last year, man, I wanted one more chance to go out there and leave it all on the field. Now that he’s going to get one at least, I’m not a betting man, but I know the competitive fire in that guy. I’m really, really eager to watch this game and hope he puts up big numbers and leads them to a win.”
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