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Giants Dexter Lawrence, Saquon Barkley left out in Pro Bowl voting

Neither of the New York Giants two best players, defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence and running back Saquon Barkley, are currently in the top 10 at their respective positions in fan voting for the 2024 Pro Bowl.

Giants who are in the top 10 at their respective positions include:

  • ILB Bobby Okereke (No. 5)
  • OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux (No. 5)
  • P Jamie Gillan (No. 3 — No. 1 among NFC punters)

Are we awake out there, Giants fans? Get yourself to the Pro Bowl page at and vote for Lawrence, Barkley and any other Giants you think are worthy of the Pro Bowl honor. You can also vote at You can vote until Christmas Day.

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Daniel Jones Impressed by Tommy DeVito's Play | Sports Illustrated

Among his endeavors has been serving as a sounding board and supportive voice for Tommy DeVito, whom head coach Brian Daboll named the starting quarterback for the team's Monday night game against the Packers.

"I think he's played well," Jones said of DeVito. "He's made some big throws and helped the team win these last couple of games, which has been big. So it's been fun to watch him. He is a talented guy--he throws the ball well, has a strong arm, and he's been making a lot of plays."

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Will Giants actually show up in primetime vs. Packers after early season debacles? |

It became very clear very early this season that Brian Daboll’s Giants aren’t yet ready to be a legit contender, even after winning a wild-card playoff game last season.

And everyone saw it, too, since the Giants played four of their first six games this season in primetime. They lost them all — 40-0 to Dallas in Week 1, 30-12 at San Francisco in Week 3, 24-3 to Seattle in Week 4, and 14-9 at Buffalo in Week 6.

Giants’ coaching changes could be coming even without dysfunction | New York Post

What is going on with the Giants, Brian Daboll and Wink Martindale is not dysfunctional. You know that when you see it and this ain’t it. That does not mean it is all simpatico with the head coach and his defensive coordinator.

Bobby Okereke among Giants players whose stock is up | New York Daily News

This isn’t a full list of everyone making positive contributions, but here are five Giants whose stock is up in Week 14.

Thursday injury report

Brandon Brown to participate in NFL’s Front Office & General Manager Accelerator Program |

Continuing the NFL's efforts to strengthen the pipeline of diverse candidates across all levels of the league, the NFL will host its Front Office & General Manager Accelerator Program from December 11-13 at the league meeting in Dallas, Texas.

The New York Giants are excited to announce that Assistant General Manager Brandon Brown is invited to participate in the Front Office & General Manager Accelerator.

Darren Waller is expecting to return to practice next week | Pro Football Talk

Giants tight end Darren Waller has not played since late October due to a hamstring injury. But coming out of New York’s bye week, Waller is nearing a return.

Waller said on Wednesday that he’s been running routes and his hamstring is feeling good. He’s expecting to return to practice next week and hopes that he’ll be able to play against the Saints on Dec. 17 if all goes well.

Daniel Jones still sees himself as Giants' franchise QB | New York Post

In his first interview since undergoing knee surgery the day after Thanksgiving, the injured Giants quarterback said that his ACL repair went well and he already is attacking the rehab process.

“It’s definitely the goal to be back by training camp,” Jones said, who told reporters that only his ACL was injured. “I’m focused on what I’m doing right now and what’s directly in front of me, but long-term it’s definitely the goal to be back by training camp.”

LT still bitter about not going No. 1 in the draft

Giants’ Xavier McKinney turns to LeBron James’ ink artist for huge torso tattoo featuring Thanos and The Joker: ‘Tattoos over war wounds’ | Daily Mail Online

McKinney linked up with tattoo specialist Ganga for his latest piece of art, which features a number of comic-book characters and some interesting phrases.

This week’s opponent

Aaron Jones returns to practice for Packers | Pro Football Talk

The Packers are riding a three-game winning streak into Week 14 and they could get running back Aaron Jones back to help their bid to make it four in a row.

Reporters at the open portion of Packers practice on Thursday shared photos and videos of Jones working in drills with the rest of the running backs. Jones has missed the team’s last two games with a knee injury and he’s missed five games overall this season.

Only 2 Packers start top 10 in Pro Bowl voting | Acme Packing Company

The highest Packers player on this list was returner Keisean Nixon, who ranks second — behind only the New Orleans Saints’ Rashid Shaheed — as a designated returner. The other Green Bay player to make the cut was outside linebacker Rashan Gary, who ranked eighth among outside linebackers — a position that mostly broke in favor of pass-rushers.

Every NFL team's highest-graded wide receiver from Week 13 | PFF

Christian Watson caught two touchdown passes and recorded his second straight 70-plus-yard game. Six of his catches moved the chains, and he tallied three catches of 10-plus yards. The second-year wideout has three explosive gains and four touchdowns in his last three games.

Around the league

During 2021 team meeting, Sean McDermott cited 9/11 attacks as example of teamwork | Pro Football Talk

Cowboys’ Mike McCarthy in ‘good spirits’ post-appendix procedure, expected to be back vs. Eagles on ‘SNF’ |

Julio Jones, Darius Slay miss another practice | Pro Football Talk

Eagles’ Nick Sirianni agrees with fans who waited outside practice facility with ‘Run The Ball’ sign |

Dolphins sign RT Austin Jackson to three-year, $36 million extension |

Jordan Phillips blasts Jason Kelce for comments that Bills DT intended to injure on ‘tush push’ vs. Eagles |

Ravens’ Odell Beckham looking forward to reuniting with Rams in Week 14 |

Bills’ Von Miller declines comment on felony assault charge |

Vikings WR Justin Jefferson looking forward to teaming up with QB Josh Dobbs in return from IR |

Panthers’ Hayden Hurst - Post-traumatic amnesia won’t end career |

Derrick Henry: Sucks that I couldn't return last Sunday, but I respect their decision | Pro Football Talk

Jaguars' Trevor Lawrence returns to practice, not ruled out for Week 14 vs. Browns despite high-ankle sprain |

Ex-Jaguars employee who allegedly stole $22 million bet on football, daily fantasy, attorney says | The Athletic

If Dennis Allen is on the hot seat, who could the Saints consider as his replacement? | Canal Street Chronicles

Patriots timeline - From the Tom Brady Super Bowl era to 2-10 |

NFL Sends Memo About Staff Involvement in Altercations After Eagles-49ers Scuffle | Bleacher Report

Robbie Gould announces his retirement | Pro Football Talk

Jayden Daniels, the dazzling quarterback for LSU, is the AP college football player of the year | AP News

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