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New York Giants news for Friday

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Giants hire offensive line coach Carmen Bricillo

The New York Giants are hiring offensive line coach Carmen Bricillo.

The Giants wasted little time filling their opening for offensive line coach after firing Bobby Johnson on Monday morning. The Giants requested, and were granted, the interview with Bricillo on Tuesday.

The Raiders fielded one of the better offensive lines in the NFL over the last two years despite not investing anywhere near the resources the Giants have over the last several years. The Raiders fielded an offensive line which boasted just one first rounder and a pair of UDFAs, but were third in true pass sets per Pro Football Focus, ninth in pass protection, and 14th in run blocking.

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New York Giants could end up playing Panthers in Munich in 2024 |

The NFL announced their designated teams for their London and Munich 2024 International Games on Thursday.

The Jacksonville Jaguars, a London staple, will play at Wembley Stadium and the Carolina Panthers play in Munich, Germany this coming season (opponents TBD). Of the teams designated, the New York Giants have only the Panthers on their 2024 schedule. It is very possible the Giants make the trip across the pond and play their first game in Germany.

Young Shep’s last game as a Giant

Mike Kafka seems likely to return to Giants next season | New York Post

Offensive coordinator Mike Kafka appears set to return to coach Brian Daboll’s staff, according to The Post’s Paul Schwartz, after a tumultuous couple of days for the organization that saw that team fire special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey on Monday and a parting of ways with defensive coordinator Wink Martindale on Wednesday.

Kafka’s return isn’t etched in stone, however, as the Titans requested permission to interview him after firing Mike Vrabel this week.

Chargers announce G.M. interview with Brandon Brown | Pro Football Talk

Los Angeles announced that the team has completed an interview with Giants assistant General Manager Brandon Brown.

Brown has been with New York over the last two seasons as assistant G.M. The Panthers have also put in a request to interview Brown for their G.M. vacancy.

Giants face roadblock in pursuit of new coordinator |

One of the Giants’ attempts to replace former special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey was over before it began.

According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, New York sent a request to the Chargers to talk to Ryan Ficken, but Los Angeles blocked him from interviewing with the Giants.

Chargers are not the only team blocking the Giants from coaching candidates

2024 NFL Draft: 3 intriguing prospects for every team with a top-10 pick | PFF

The Giants' entire offseason is going to be intriguing, from the assistant coaching hires they make to their free-agent decisions through draft weekend. I ended up going with Joe Alt as my mock draft pick for them since there wasn’t an ideal quarterback option left, but if Jayden Daniels is still on the board at No. 6, he would be both intriguing and hard to pass up. If it’s not a switch to a quarterback, I think wide receiver has to be the target. The Giants need a WR1, and Rome Odunze or Malik Nabers could be that player for whoever is playing quarterback.

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Around the league

Jalen Hurts hasn’t thrown a football since Sunday, says finger injury is progressing | Pro Football Talk

Eagles Injury Report: A.J. Brown misses practice | Bleeding Green Nation

The Philadelphia Eagles are stumbling into the postseason with questions on both sides of the ball | PFF

Eagles player wants MetLife Stadium turf changed ASAP: ‘That (bleep) is trash’ |

Cowboys’ Stephon Gilmore ‘confident’ in ability to play Sunday vs. Packers despite Week 18 separated shoulder |

If not now, when for Dak Prescott and a Cowboys Super Bowl? |

Bill Belichick, Patriots mutually part ways: Full statements from Belichick, owner Robert Kraft |

Bill Belichick: Former Patriots coach's love-hate relationship with Giants, Jets | The Record

Tom Brady on Bill Belichick: I could never have been the player I was without you | Pro Football Talk

Commanders’ GM search down to 49ers’ Adam Peters, Bears’ Ian Cunningham: Sources | The Athletic

Steelers’ Minkah Fitzpatrick set to return for game vs. Bills |

Kadarius Toney questionable, Donovan Smith set to play vs. Dolphins | Pro Football Talk

Packers CB Jaire Alexander rolls ankle in jog-through practice |

Lions’ Jared Goff says chip on shoulder after being traded from Rams will ‘never leave me’ |

Denzel Ward questionable for Saturday after hurting knee in practice | Pro Football Talk

Inside Patrick Mahomes’ toughest year. Can he guide Chiefs through daunting playoff path? | The Athletic

Colts QB Anthony Richardson aiming to play ‘smarter,’ excited to rejoin ‘great’ team |

Top WR prospect Marvin Harrison Jr. intends to enter 2024 NFL Draft |

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