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New York Giants news for Friday

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Dan Quinn to become Commanders head coach, per report

The final head-coaching opening of the 2024 NFL hiring cycle has reportedly been filled, with Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn set to become head coach of the Washington CommandersFrom a Giants’ perspective, the news of Quinn to Washington is interesting not only because it fills a head-coaching vacancy in the NFC East, but because of what it might mean for the Cowboys.

Dallas, of course, now needs a new defensive coordinator. Could that be former Giants’ defensive coordinator Wink Martindale, who had a messy divorce from the Giants just a few weeks ago?

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Giants QB landscape: Dane Brugler breaks down NFL Draft’s top prospects, fit in New York | The Athletic

As a rookie, Jayden Daniels might be the best of the group because he’s a fifth-year starter. He’s got a leg up on these guys in terms of what he’s seen, what he’s been through. I think you could make the argument Daniels is more ready to play right away and make plays, but I think these other two guys can play as rookies as well, and I think probably have the higher ceilings.

Shea Tierney on Senior Bowl experience

Illinois’ Isaiah Adams apart of Giants’ search to fix O-line | New York Daily News

The Giants’ fingerprints are on the offensive linemen at the Senior Bowl, where a duo on the right side of the National Team’s line stood out Wednesday.

After Daniel Jones' disastrous season, Joe Schoen is keeping all his options open | SNY.tv

The Giants could easily go with a receiver (Malik Nabers out of LSU) or offensive lineman (Joe Alt out of Notre Dame), but this is a quarterback-driven league and, right now, the Giants have nothing but questions at the position. Schoen was not in a position to draft a quarterback (or trade up for one) his first two years. He essentially had no other option but to stick with Jones. That’s not the case this year.

He’ll have a decision to make. Maybe not with the top three options, but his attendance at the Senior Bowl is wildly important because he’s getting a first-hand look at the two he’ll have a chance to select.

Hear the Giants GM give an update on Daniel Jones

Angela Baker’s Shrine Bowl work

Could Mike Kafka still leave Giants, even after missing out on Seahawks, Titans head coaching jobs? | NJ.com

Mike Kafka won’t become a head coach this offseason.

But that doesn’t mean he definitely will return to the Giants for a third season as their offensive coordinator.

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley Streamlines Agency Representation | Sports Illustrated

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley has streamlined his contract representation ahead of a critical off-season in which he'll seek a new multiyear deal with the only NFL team he's ever played for.

According to NFLPA records, Barkley's sole representation is listed as Ed Berry of CAA, a late addition to the running back's existing team last summer as he and the Giants attempted to reach a long-term deal by the July 17 deadline.

2024 NFL Free Agency Guide: Pending UFAs, dates to know | Giants.com

Feb. 20: Beginning this date through 4:00 p.m., New York time on March 5, clubs may designate Franchise or Transition Players.

Feb. 27-March 4: NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis

March 5: Prior to 4 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

March 11-13: During the period beginning at 12:00 noon, New York time, on March 11 and ending at 3:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 13, clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with the certified agents of players who will become unrestricted free agents upon the expiration of their 2023 player contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 13.

Around the league

Steve Spagnuolo leading Chiefs to Super Bowl with 'super power': What is the secret to his success in the biggest moments? | The Record

Falcons to hire former Giant Ike Hilliard as receivers coach | Pro Football Talk

The Commanders have screwed up their head coaching search in spectacular fashion | SBNation.com

Devonta Smith to Kellen Moore: Just let us do what we do | Pro Football Talk

Eagles WR A.J. Brown backs retaining Nick Sirianni: 'My confidence has definitely not wavered' | NFL.com

George Kittle won't practice Thursday | Pro Football Talk

Former Ravens LB Zachary Orr promoted by team to DC job | ESPN.com

Packers hire Boston College head coach Jeff Hafley as next defensive coordinator | NFL.com

Packers GM Brian Gutekunst to talk long-term deal with Jordan Love | ESPN.com

Ravens' Mark Andrews helps save woman's life on flight, offers his diabetes kit to stabilize heart rate | CBSSports.com

NFL Pro Bowl Games have coaching help for Manning brothers | ESPN.com

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