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Giants news, 1/23: Matt Patricia won’t be joining Giants’ coaching staff

New York Giants-related headlines for Saturday

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Matt Patricia, former Lions coach, is returning to Patriots

I thought Patricia would be a great fit with the Giants. He could have replaced outside linebackers coach Bret Bielema, who left for the head coaching job at Illinois. Patricia also would have given the Giants a potential replacement for Patrick Graham should the defensive coordinator get a head-coaching job down the line.

NFL bans private workouts, facility visits with draft prospects - ProFootballTalk

More changes to the pre-draft process. To be honest, I’ve always thought some of these private workouts were overkill, anyway.

Chicago Bears name Sean Desai new defensive coordinator

Former Giants defensive coordinator James Bettcher was a candidate here.

NFL to give 7,500 vaccinated health care workers free tickets to Super Bowl LV

This is a cool gesture.

Alex Smith: 'Crazy gifted' Dwayne Haskins needs to 'eliminate' distractions

“The first thing I hope with Dwayne — and I’ve told him this — is you don’t have a chance until you’ve eliminated a lot of the distractions going on in your life,” Smith said, via NBC Sports Washington. “It’s hard as a young player, as a young draft pick, certainly as a quarterback thrust with a lot of weight and expectations.” ...

“Certainly, there was a lot working against him the last two years that didn’t allow him to reach his potential. He’s a guy who’s crazy gifted. Crazy talented. And, he’s a good kid,” Smith said.

2021 NFL Free Agent Rankings: Defensive Backs | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF

Here are some names to know, even though I’m not sure the Giants will be in this market.

Buffalo Bills' Josh Allen just had the greatest third-year breakout in modern NFL history | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF

A third year by Daniel Jones that even closely resembles what Allen just did would be great for the Giants.

Texans' Josh McCown interview makes mockery of process - ProFootballTalk

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