The Giants were one of five teams — Cardinals, Saints, Chargers and Steelers — who were thought to be in the market for an actual heir apparent during this draft but so far, only Reese pulled the trigger. They are also one of the few teams that has talked openly about the “back nine” of their quarterback’s career. It’s difficult to read too much into the selection given how the board fell and where the Giants were picking, but it’s always fair to wonder how close Manning truly is to 18, and what made drafting his successor more a priority than one for Philip Rivers, Carson Palmer, Ben Roethlisberger or Drew Brees.
Reese and the rest of the team’s personnel department have made no secret that they’re maximizing a window. The team has spent lavishly in free agency over the past few seasons in order to carry their club back to the Super Bowl while Manning is still above replacement level. Does Webb signify that this time will occur somewhere over the next four years? Or, is he simply another Nassib?
With Adrian Peterson headed to New Orleans, the next running back domino to watch is LeGarrette Blount and the Giants. Per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, there is mutual interest between Big Blue and cheap mlb jerseys and the bulldozing back. A potential deal could happen before the draft kicks off.
The Giants need a power rusher after owning one of the least efficient running games in the NFL last season. Blount’s between-the-tackles and short-yardage ability would mesh well with Shane Vereen and Paul Perkins in New York’s backfield.
“We have great respect and feel strongly about our support for the good people who work tirelessly and unconditionally to aid the victims of domestic violence and who bring awareness to the issue. We have been partners with My Sisters’ Place (a domestic violence shelter and advocate based in Westchester, New York) for nearly 20 years. The leadership of that organization has provided invaluable insight as we have considered our decisions in this matter. We value and respect their opinion, and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.”
Last week NFL.com obtained more than 165 pages worth of documents from the King County (Washington) Sheriff’s Office which detail Brown’s 2015 arrest. It includes a signed document in which he admitted to physically, verbally and emotionally abusing his then-wife, Molly Brown. Further documentation obtained by NFL.com details Josh Brown allegedly violating a restraining order, three 911 calls Molly Brown made and the difficulty prosecutors encountered in trying to get her to cooperate with them in their investigation.
However, no one knows the genesis of the Marshall-Richardson feud, which caused the pair to reportedly fight in the Jets locker room last year and snipe back and forth throughout the season. In a recent interview with Newsday, Richardson said Marshall was the locker room “poster boy,” and mentioned “drama queen antics.” When asked by Newsday to respond to Richardson’s claims earlier this week, Marshall also took the high road as he did Thursday.
Richardson seemed upset that he was considered the “cancer” inside that locker room (his words), while Marshall was able to escape any blame. There’s a good chance Richardson is completely in the right for calling out his former teammate.
He would give the Giants something they haven’t had since Jeremy Shockey — a big-play tight end in the middle of the field. He has Pro Bowl potential. He’s a long, athletic, versatile tight end who can play outside or inside. In this offense, where you’re surrounded by talent on the outside (at receiver), he can be a difference-maker and a game-changer between the hashes.
If they don’t address the offensive line at No. 23, this is an option for them. He plays with a little nastiness, a little edge, he finishes plays. There are snaps on tape where he latches on and takes his man off the screen.
Various outlet reported the deal is worth $25 million over five years. This is some outrageous side cash for Beckham, who is due to make “just” $3.3 million with the Giants in the upcoming season. His annual salary will jump up to $8.5 million next year after the Giants picked up his fifth-year option in April. Free agency will bring even more riches if Beckham can remain healthy and productive.
Beckham’s new deal with Nike came with some quality insider drama. Nice Kicks reported that the receiver had met with Nike and Adidas separately, and Nike waited until today’s deadline to formally match the massive Adidas offer.