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The Giants enter their final week of the offseason program on Monday. Let’s check the headlines as your favorite teams makes its final preparations before summer vacation.
A charitable way for Landon Collins to say goodbye to Giants
Collins said goodbye to Giants fans over the weekend by keepig his word and hosting the Landon Collins Celebrity Softball Game n Pomona, N.Y. A portion of the proceeds benefits St. Christopher’s Inc. — a non-profit, non-sectarian social service agent in Westchester and Rockland counties with a mission to serve at-risk adolescents.
“This is the best way to say goodbye,’’ Collins said. “They can see my face and my smile. They can’t see my face behind a helmet or behind a Twitter or behind Instagram. By me being here and seeing their smiles, to hear them say, ‘We’re gonna miss you. We love you. The Giants didn’t make the right decision.’ It’s crazy. I love that.’’
Shaun O'Hara: 'There's nothing wrong' with Eli Manning's arm | SNY
Whenever they are asked, Giants players who won titles with Eli Manning strongly defend the quarterback. Center Shaun O’Hara is no exception. Here is O’Hara speaking abotu Manning Saturday at the Collins softball game:
“I chuckle at the reports you hear weekly about how Eli can’t play quarterback and he’s washed up,” said former Giants center Shaun O’Hara. “Nothing could be further from the truth. The Giants have lost a lot of games the last few years, but they’re not all Eli’s fault -- and none of them are because Eli can’t throw the ball.” ...
“His arm is just as strong,” O’Hara said. “I know he can spin it. I’ve caught some balls from him pretty much every summer for the last few years and I tell you what, that thing is humming. You get scared when that ball is bearing down on you because you know if you don’t catch that thing you’re going to rearrange your face.”
Martin Mayhew interviewing for Texans G.M. job — Yahoo Sports
Mayhew worked as an assistant to Jerry Reese in 2016 after being fired as GM by the Detroit Lions in 2015.
Giants’ Evan Engram: Smart, but ‘not my choice’ to sit out practice - nj.com
Engram told media at the softball game that it was the Giants’ choice to hold him out of last week’s mandatory mini-camp and that he is “just trying to be healthy for the summer and be ready for (training) camp.”
What Giants see in Lorenzo Carter: 'Deadly pass rusher'
Cater, entering his second season, knows exactly what the Giants need him to be. He wants to deliver:
“They didn’t get a pass rusher [in the draft] but I didn’t look at it like that,’’ Carter said. “I’m looking at me going into Year 2, what steps I need to make to be better. I guess they showed faith but I want to go out there and prove it to myself and prove it to everybody else.
“That was my whole thing, coming into Year 2, I don’t want any potential, ‘He has the potential,’ or, ‘Oh, he can do this.’ I’m doing it. I want to be the guy that’s doing it.’’
Giants 53-man roster prediction | Post minicamp edition - nj.com
Peruse this while you wait for the projection yours truly will post a bit later this week.
Giants’ RJ McIntosh back to full health, turning heads at minicamp - nj.com
McIntosh, drafted in the fifth round a season ago, played in six games at the end of last season. Having not practiced for roughly six months, it’s unlikely we saw anywhere near what he is truly capable of. This season should be a better indication.
Corey Coleman finds comfort again, confident he'll fit with NY Giants
Coleman admitted in this piece that he never really got a full grasp of the playbook last year after joining the Giants midseason:
"You haven't seen the best of Corey Coleman yet," he said. "I feel like I'm getting better and better, and I'm just trying to stay humble and do what they ask of me. I'm happy to be here, and I'm not worried about what happened and didn't happen in the past. I don't look back in time. I'm comfortable with this team and in this offense, and I'm excited to show everything people thought I could do and I know I can still do in this league. Nothing's given to you, and it's my job to prove it."
Giants underdog Grant Haley is fighting again for cornerback spot
Haley, a former undrafted free agent, knows he has lots of competition for his spot this season:
“You got to come to work, you got to compete every single day. If it were easy, everybody would do it.”
Time for whiny Odell Beckham to learn from Giants’ Saquon Barkley - nj.com
Ryan Dunleavy says Beckham is “burdened” by his fame while Barkley is “glad” for it and says he wants to ”use the platform that’s given to me to have a positive impact on the world.”
It’s one of the better descriptions I’ve seen of how the two superstars feel about, and handle, their fame.
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