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Giants news, 7/22: Cole Beasley, James Robinson, Darius Slayton, Daniel Jones, more headlines

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Giants add a pair of veterans on offense

The Giants on Friday signed a pair of veteran players, wide receiver Cole Beasley and running back James Robinson.

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‘All-time high’ confidence has Giants’ Isaiah Hodgins ready for bigger role in 2023 |

“My first two years in the league I battled some injuries and there were some ups and downs,” he recently said on the 2nd Wind podcast. “Last year was my first healthy year going into camp prepared and ready both mentally and physically. Coaches would tell me I look confident out there and I’m just trying to take that same approach into this year.

“I feel the strongest and fastest I’ve ever felt. I’m just getting in shape with all the guys and trying to prepare myself mentally for another long year of football in a new role with the Giants.”

Daniel Jones disrespected by the folks at EA sports and Slay is not having any of it

The best quarterbacks by accuracy category: Aaron Rodgers, Dak Prescott and more | PFF

QB Daniel Jones was the fifth ranked quarterback in accuracy that was defined by PFF as "when a passer puts the ball on the receiver's frame so that he doesn't need to adjust or slow down to make the play and continue after the catch."

Converservsly, Jones was third in uncatchable and inaccurate category, throws deemed overthrows and underthrows, as well as passes thrown too far in front or behind.

Mark Glowinski Believes the Best is Yet to Come for Giants Offense | Sports Illustrated

The offensive line struggled with consistency, but Glowinski believes that the growth the unit has shared on and off the field should make for better communication.

“I think a lot of it is just us having the ability to get to know one another and all the little things we do outside,” he said. “If it’s how many times we spend in the cafeteria with one another or little trips we take, I think we’re a fine-knit group of individuals. So I think a lot of what we did initially, it was just learning plays, but I think even within this off-season alone, I think we’ve done a lot of things to kind of close the gaps in, in different things, especially just getting to know one another and, and you know when you get to know somebody a little bit better. I think that will make us a better group.”

NFL's best offensive tackles by situation in 2022 | PFF

OT Andrew Thomas was ranked in the top five by PFF for his overall pass-blocking grade as well as on third and fourth downs.

Saquon Barkley makes social media move after new deal with Giants fails to get done |

The running back has taken any mention of the franchise out of his social media bios after he and the Giants failed to agree on a multi-year contract extension before the July 17 deadline.

23 Questions in 23 Days: State of the secondary |

Defensive coordinator Wink Martindale has a history of getting the best out of his safeties, and with last year's hand injury in the rearview mirror, McKinney could be in for a big season. The Giants' pass defense ranked 14th in yards and ninth in touchdowns allowed last season. With the presence of Banks opposite Jackson, along with a healthy McKinney, the unit has a chance to improve even more in 2023.

Gio says people need to stop underestimating Giants |

“I think that’s a mistake,” Gio said of those overlooking Big Blue. “I really do. I was someone who was down on the Giants for years and years, and was dead wrong about them last year…it’s not a fluke.

“The Giants last year, that was not a fluke to me. They ran into an Eagles team that was much better than them and went to the Super Bowl last year…but this was a team that played really good defense, had a quarterback who took a huge step forward, and only has gotten better now. The offense has only gotten better. Daniel Jones played the best game of his life in that playoff win.”

Around the league

Ravens, Melvin Gordon agree to 1-year deal | The Athletic

Titans safety Kevin Byard agrees to restructured deal, lowering base salary to $11M |

Cowboys WR Brandin Cooks: 'It's time to get back' to 1,000-yard seasons after down year |

Commanders’ Dan Snyder fined $60M over findings in investigation |

Magic Johnson: Changing Commanders name will come up eventually, but other work to do now | Pro Football Talk

Mahomes gives his vote for the most underrated quarterback in the NFL |

Aaron Rodgers: It’s not a one-year window for Jets to compete | Pro Football Talk

Justin Fields aiming to become first Bears QB to hit 4,000-yard passing mark in 2023 |

Ranking NFL’s top 10 clutch QBs: No surprise at No. 1, Goff cracks list, Tua near the top |

How to run an NFL franchise, Part II: Finding a legitimate No. 1 quarterback | The Athletic

Harrison Phillips: Guys are excited about the versatility of Brian Flores' defense | Pro Football Talk

Jags' Maxen is first male American pro sports coach to come out as gay |

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