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Eli Manning delivers some reality in message for Class of 2020

Eli Manning, commencement speaker, says “embracing awkward” is a good thing.

“You see, I don’t mind being in awkward situations or doing things I don’t necessarily want to do,’’ Manning said. “Like becoming the Giants backup quarterback after winning two Super Bowls and walking away with the MVP. Embracing awkward is worth cultivating, because life, like this graduation, rarely goes as planned.’’

Personnel exec, scout: Giants better -- especially defense, O-line - New York Giants Blog- ESPN

"They've done a decent job outside of an elite [pass-] rusher. They've actually shored this unit up pretty good," a pro personnel executive said of the defense. "Throughout all levels they have versatility and depth."

NFL rule proposals include adding booth umpire, tech adviser for refs

Onside kick, booth official among potential changes.

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