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Giants CB Isaac Yiadom had the Fort Lauderdale Police Department jack up and “partially disassemble” his Maserati in order to save a cat stuck in the rear differential. The cat was unharmed.
Kevin Seifert, national NFL writer: The Giants will struggle to maximize wide receiver Kadarius Toney’s skill set. There is a high-impact player here who needs some creativity and innovation to emerge fully, and frankly, I’m not sure I think the Giants have that capacity under offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. Would Tyreek Hill have become Tyreek Hill on a team not coached by Andy Reid?
Garrett’s play calling was the subject of scrutiny all throughout 2020. After his first year in the role, the Giants have now gifted him a new young and versatile threat in Toney. But will Garrett be able to fully bring out the best of him?
Head Coach Joe Judge hadn’t had the ability to meet some of his newest players face-to-face until rookie minicamp this past weekend, and some of his guys caught the second-year head coach by surprise.
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New York Giants
Key Additions/Re-Signings: WR Kenny Golladay, DE Leonard Williams, CB Adoree’ Jackson, TE Kyle Rudolph, RB Devontae Booker, Edge Ifeadi Odenigbo, WR John Ross, QB Mike Glennon, DT Danny Shelton, LB Reggie Ragland, TE Kelvin Benjamin
Key Draft Additions: WR Kadarius Toney, Edge Azeez Ojulari, CB Aaron Robinson
Key Departures: G Kevin Zeitler, DT Dalvin Tomlinson, Edge Kyler Fackrell, LB David Mayo
I’m all for the New York Giants pushing every chip in ahead of a make-or-break season for third-year quarterback Daniel Jones, who has a loaded arsenal with Golladay, Toney, Ross and Rudolph joining Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram.
They also collected an extra first-round pick next year by trading down before selecting Toney in Round 1, but that pick is still curious with Rashod Bateman on the board, and it would have made sense to see them add some talent and/or experience to an offensive line that struggled in 2020 and lost Zeitler.
There’s a lot of young talent there, though, and the defense should be better with Jackson, Odenigbo and the awesome second-rounder Ojulari joining the fray up front and on the back end.
The Giants have at least positioned themselves to make a run if key cogs Saquon Barkley and Nate Solder can return to form and Jones can take off in Year 3.
As a team that was an Evan Engram drop away from being in the playoffs for the first time since 2016 (albeit on a losing record), the Giants are hoping an infusion of talent is exactly what Daniel Jones needs to finally break out in 2021. His success (or failure) could determine a lot of people’s jobs next offseason.
In case you missed it
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- Giants 2021 roster profile: TE Kelvin Benjamin
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