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After four years on the Giants and three years on the 49ers, center Weston Richburg will be retiring from the NFL, according to 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan. The former 2014 second round pick was one of the best offensive linemen the Giants have drafted in the past decade. After leaving the team for San Francisco in the 2018 offseason, he suffered a season-ending torn patellar tendon in December 2019 and suffered an ankle injury to end the 2020 season.
MMAFx hand speed & hand fighting drill w/ NY Giants OLB, @_zocarter. 3-count hand/eye/foot speed drill. Increase hand speed, timing, precision, rhythm, non-dominant hand control. Do the little things. GAIN AN EDGE! @SpenceChaos @AlexWilsonESM @Giants #football #nfl #passrush #NYC pic.twitter.com/6fSFildvkY— Bruce Lombard (@LombardMMA) May 25, 2021
Coming off an Achilles tear in 2020, the former 2018 third-round pick is looking to prove his worth after only tallying 9.5 sacks and 103 tackles in 35 games thus far. He appears to be putting in the work, training with MMA trainer Bruce Lombard on his mobility and hand usage for pass rushing.
After going 6-10 last season, CBS Sports project the Giants to finish 8-9 (the newly-added extra 17th game is going to make win-loss records very confusing for a bit).
2021 Stat Predictions for Every Projected Starting NFL QB - Bleacher Report
New York Giants: Daniel Jones
Daniel Jones has the supporting cast to make significant strides in his third year.
The New York Giants signed Pro Bowl wideout Kenny Golladay, who eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards in back-to-back campaigns between 2018 and 2019, led the league in touchdown receptions (11) two years ago and averages 16.8 yards per catch for his career.
In 2020, Golladay had issues with his hamstring and hip and missed 11 contests, though if healthy, he could return to Pro Bowl form. At 6’4”, 213 pounds with strong hands, he’s a tough coverage assignment.
General manager Dave Gettleman selected Kadarius Toney in the first round of April’s draft. He’ll bring speed and versatility to the passing attack. The Florida product racked up 1,590 receiving yards, 580 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns as a collegian.
Jones may not put up astronomical passing numbers if the Giants feature a healthy Saquon Barkley on the ground, but the dual-threat running back can make an impact in the short passing game as well.
Jones faces pressure in a crucial year, and he’s equipped to make some strides.
Projected Stats: 357 completions, 559 attempts, 4,206 yards, 31 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, 49 carries, 308 rushing yards, two touchdowns
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