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Kadarius Toney keeps proving the Giants are better off without him

BBV's Ed Valentine has had enough of the team's former first round pick's diatribe against the Giants organization and its fans.

"Every time he goes on these silly, immature (rants)...all I know is the Giants are better off without him, and Toney isn’t worth wasting any more time on."

Here is Ed's video monologue bidding a final farewell to Toney:

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Other Giant observations

Giants offseason wrap: Will they be a playoff contender again? | FOX Sports

FOX’s Ralph Vacchiano writes while the receiving corps has is mostly depth, it doesn’t have is top-end talent. None of their top 7 receivers would be one of the two starters on most other teams in the league. It is a small corps that has plenty of potential speed, but plenty of injury history as well.

If everything works out perfectly — and if everyone is healthy — the group is good. Shepard and Robinson can be a capable duo in the slot. Hyatt has deep-threat potential. Campbell and Slayton are reliable options. None of them, though, are going to the Pro Bowl. It’s hard to imagine any of them getting to 1,000 yards.

New York Giants’ Graham Gano only trails Baltimore’s Justin Tucker as the NFL’s best kicker

Kadarius Toney, Kayvon Thibodeaux lead breakout candidates for all 32 NFL teams | The Athletic

​​OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux’s rookie season featured flashes of the talent that compelled the Giants to use the fifth pick in the 2022 draft on the outside linebacker. The hope is that Thibodeaux can build off his potential to become a game-wrecking presence off the edge. His advanced metrics as a pass rusher ranked much higher than his four sacks last season, so there’s reason to believe Thibodeaux will make a greater impact in Year 2 when he converts pressures into game-changing plays.

NY Giants training camp 2023: Ranking the Top 12 players | The Record

Schmitz is quickly earning the trust of his veteran teammates, most notably his quarterback, Daniel Jones, but also the offensive line of which he must gain command on game day in order to lead as a 24-year-old rookie. Schmitz is being primed to start for the Giants, and besides the physical traits and intangibles he possesses, he has impressed with his mind.

The Giants have nine camp days that the public can come and watch

Saquon Barkley’s contract outcome with Giants could impact Xavier McKinney | New York Post

If Barkley signs a multiyear extension before Monday’s deadline, the franchise tag — one per team per year — will be available as an option for the Giants to use to keep McKinney in 2024.

If negotiations stall out and Barkley is forced to play this season on the $10.1 million franchise tag, then the possibility remains that he will be tagged again next offseason at the cost of $12.1 million and thus McKinney would reach free agency sooner.

How the off field view of Saquon Barkley plays into the negotiations

Boomer Esiason: Giants, Saquon Barkley deal will get done |

“I believe they’ll come up with a deal before Monday,” Boomer said. “I just feel like he’s gonna end up exhausting everything, and is gonna have to take the money. Take the deal the Giants have on the table. I’ve heard it may possibly be up to $14 million.”

Ranking All 32 NFL Head Coaches - A New GOAT On Top? | Last Word on Sports

At 13 overall, Brian Daboll lands in the Tier 3: Good But Not Great

After helping transform Josh Allen from a raw prospect into one of the best quarterbacks in the game, Brian Daboll took a bad quarterback in Daniel Jones and turned him into a below-average one. Daboll is always going to be an offensive-minded coach, but the Giants were not as good as their record last year. If Daboll can do the impossible twice, then he’ll soar up the ranks of NFL head coaches.

Around the league

Alvin Kamara pleads no contest to misdemeanor charge | Pro Football Talk

No players selected in 2023 NFL supplemental draft |

49ers' Deebo Samuel hangs up on radio interview when asked about NFC Championship Game loss to Eagles |

Patrick Mahomes, Joe Burrow, Josh Allen even atop NFL MVP odds. But where’s Jalen Hurts? | The Athletic

Andy Reid had one request for Patrick Mahomes before giving Chiefs star QB the OK to take part in docuseries |

Lions rookie QB Hendon Hooker (ACL) ‘progressing really well’ ahead of training camp |

Joe Burrow on Ja'Marr Chase: You won't be a great team if your best players aren't close | Pro Football Talk

Vikings' Justin Jefferson ranks the NFL's top five quarterbacks and leaves off his own QB |

Lions' Amon-Ra St. Brown still keeps notebook of 16 WRs drafted before him |

Yetur Gross-Matos: Position change has been “a breath of fresh air” | Pro Football Talk

Defensive player primed for bigger roles in 2023: Kyle Hamilton, Nakobe Dean and more | PFF

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