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Giants news, 7/27: Day 1 recap, Joe Schoen speaks, Andrew Thomas signs, more headlines

New York Giants news for Thursday

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Training camp, Day 1

Here are all of the Big Blue View headlines from the first day of training camp.

Other Giant observations

Tiki Barber: Giants Daniel Jones can be top-five quarterback |

“He’s always been a great athlete, has always had a big arm, he’s tall, he can read,” Tiki said. “If he can translate those five, six, seven-yard throws into deep balls accurately that change field positions…then Daniel Jones can be a top-five quarterback. I’m not saying he’s a top-five quarterback. I’m saying he has the ability to be. He’s already a top 10.”

“Today is Page 1 of the 2023 season”

Daniel Jones off to hot start at training camp; Saquon Barkley scores |

Newcomers Parris Campbell caught two more touchdowns from Jones. Fellow wide receiver Cole Beasley, who signed with the Giants less than a week ago, also got on the board with a score from Jones. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor threw three touchdowns to David Sills V and one apiece to fellow wide receivers Kalil Pimpleton and Collin Johnson.

Inside linebacker Micah McFadden prevented a touchdown by breaking up a pass at the goal line.

Joe Schoen the big victor in Saquon Barkley contract saga | New York Post

Let this be a harbinger for any Giants player interested in going toe-to-toe with the man in charge. Schoen did not cave in or move off his spot for a talent such as Saquon Barkley and so you best come with irrefutable evidence and compelling data if you hope to squeeze more money out of this general manager.

A bigger winner here is Schoen. There will be more deals to do, more of his own players to retain, more holding the line on salary and more tense negotiations to maneuver. Barkley is back — at a bargain.

3 Giants position battles to watch at 2023 NFL training camp |

Frontrunner: Darnay Holmes Competing: Cor’Dale Flott, Nick McCloud, Aaron Robinson

Holmes is the frontrunner now, but it truly is an open competition. Flott, a third-round pick a year ago, could easily unseat him for the starting job.

Taking care of their own

Should Giants contracts change Dave Gettleman’s legacy? |

Gio agrees that the rise of those homegrown players should take some of the heat off of Gettleman, though it has also been Joe Schoen’s coaching hires that have maximized those players.

“It changes that legacy a little bit,” Gio said. “But drafting Saquon Barkley second overall was not a good one….but yeah, his fingerprints on this organization, the perception of them, have changed with the Daniel Jones contract, and also Dexter Lawrence and Andrew Thomas.”

Saquon Barkley’s new contract reveals RB couldn’t stomach holdout, PR battle with Giants | The Athletic

Davis’ injury illustrates why teams need reserve funds to get through the season. Davis was due to have a $1.08 million salary this season, but his contract contains a “split,” which reduces a player’s salary if he lands on IR. Davis’ salary dropped to $550,000 due to the split when he was placed on IR.

New York Giants 2023 Season Preview: Can Giants Recreate 2022 Success? | The 33rd Team

Eric Mangini takes a deep dive into the New York Giants and sees a playoff contender that faces a hard road.

"They won’t be sneaking up on anybody. Nobody’s underestimating them. They also have the challenge of learning to deal with success, which is a skill, just like dealing with adversity...The Giants are facing this unprecedented, difficult schedule to start the season. I love what Daboll has done, but it will be challenging for him to do it again. They didn’t go out and get other marquee guys. Now, we’ve got to see whether or not they can live up to those same expectations and performances they had last season.

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Around the league

Ron Rivera excited to focus on football following Commanders sale, but has 'a lot to prove' |

Mike McCarthy on Zack Martin holdout: “Never talk about another man’s money” | Pro Football Talk

Commanders’ Sam Howell not taking QB1 role for granted |

Jalen Hurts turned down Netflix Quarterback documentary | Pro Football Talk

Raiders' Jimmy Garoppolo On Track To Return To Practice |

Cowboys safety Donovan Wilson leaves practice in a cart | Pro Football Talk

Bills WR Stefon Diggs ‘on the same page’ with Sean McDermott, wants to retire in Buffalo |

QB Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers agree to 5-year, $262.5 million extension | PFF

Panthers' Frank Reich says top pick Bryce Young is starting QB |

Colts GM Chris Ballard on Jonathan Taylor contract: RB ‘market is what the market is’ |

Bears' Cole Kmet agrees to 4-year, $50M extension, sources say |

Patriots' Mac Jones crosses the line with 'disrespectful' trash talk, veteran defensive lineman says |

Can Falcons rookie Bijan Robinson live up to his high pick and even higher expectations? | The Athletic

Seahawks’ Devon Witherspoon is the NFL’s only unsigned draft pick | Pro Football Talk

PFF50: 10 rookies and second-year players who could make the list in 2024 | PFF

Broncos’ Sean Payton rips NFL’s gambling policy after slew of suspensions: ‘Shame on us’ |

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