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Should the Giants resist an Odell Beckham Jr. trade?

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is once again being mentioned in trade rumors, with one prominent national writer expressing his belief that OBJ will be dealt this offseason. Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.tv, though, believes the Giants would be foolish to pull the trigger.  For all of his perceived character issues, Beckham is well-liked in the locker room, displays a strong work ethic and generally holds himself accountable when things go badly. He has done and said things that the team...

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Chris Pflum

Irv Smith Jr. could give Giants flexibility at tight end

If the Giants part company with Rhett Ellison, Alabama’s Irv Smith is an intriguing option

One of the most interesting aspects of the modern NFL is how quickly positions can evolve and swing in and out of fashion.

Few have changed more in the last few years than the tight end position. A decade ago, tight ends were largely blockers, smaller offensive tackles who could be moved around, be safety blankest for quarterbacks, and occasionally use their size in the endzone.

Fast forward a few...

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Dwayne Haskins’ chance is coming, Shaun O’Hara’s stance on Eli Manning, more

It’s a Sunday edition of ‘Valentine’s Views’

It’s a lazy Sunday without football, or a whole lot to do. Unless this is a February break week for you and you are vacationing with the kids. Or, unless you really want to watch AAF games.

To keep your mind tuned to football it’s a Sunday edition of ‘Valentine’s Views,’ where I hit of number of topics that are important to the current state of affairs with your New York Giants.

Dwayne Haskins right for Giants? Combine is...

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Giants reportedly leaning toward keeping QB Eli Manning as the starter

In the six weeks since Giants GM Dave Gettleman had his “no holds barred” conversation with Eli Manning, not much has transpired. With one fewer starting quarterback available — after the Broncos acquired Joe Flacco — the Giants represent one of the few teams remaining with an uncertain situation at QB.  However, signs appear to point toward Manning returning for at least one more season as the Giants’ starter. All indications lead to this process ending with that conclusion,...

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Arizona State DT Renell Wren could add depth to Giants’ defensive line

Is Arizona State’s Renell Wren an unpolished gem of a defensive tackle?

The 2019 NFL Draft is going to be defined by its front seven players. As it stands now, two of the top players in the entire draft are undersized defensive tackles who could play a variety of roles in a variety of defensive fronts.

But what if a team is unable to draft one of those players? This draft doesn’t just have elite talent at the position, it also has solid depth of players in that mold.

The New York Giants...

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Ed Valentine

Assessing Bill Barnwell’s five-point plan for fixing the New York Giants

Everybody has an idea — let’s discuss this one

Everybody thinks they have the plan that will turn the New York Giants into winners in 2019. Bill Barnwell of ESPN recently offered his take, putting together offseason five-point plans for every NFL team,

Let’s look at Barnwell’s five things he thinks the Giants should do. I will offer my thoughts on each point. You know what to do if you have thoughts of your own to share.

1. Franchise Landon Collins

Barnwell writes:


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Ed Valentine

Draft scenarios, cap questions, more in this week’s BBV mailbag

The mail’s here, so let’s get to it

Good morning, New York Giants fans! Let’s get right to the BBV Mailbag and see what questions we can answer for you this week.

Paul Miller asks: I’d rather see the Giants improve the o-line and their defense in the draft rather than taking a qb. I’m a believer in Eli and think he can still win with a better line and defense. My question is how does dead money effect the Giants cap?

Ed says: Dead money is just that. Dead. It is money allocated vs....

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Is an Odell Beckham Jr. trade inevitable for the Giants?

Odell Beckham Jr. signed a megadeal this past summer that seemed to put all of the trade rumors surrounding the young wideout to rest. But the Giants superstar is starting to pop up in trade buzz yet again, after another drama-filled season. The team reiterated that it was committed to Beckham long term at its year-end press conference, but Jay Glazer of The Athletic predicts that he’ll end up getting traded this offseason. Beckham made headlines this past season for his thinly veiled...

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Chris Pflum

[Podcast]: Non-quarterback options for the Giants at No. 6 in 2019 NFL Draft

What are the options if quarterback isn’t the pick for the Giants?

The New York Giants have to select a quarterback when it is time to turn in the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, right?

That was what we thought a year ago when the Giants held the second overall pick with Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Lamar Jackson, and Josh Allen on the board. Instead of selecting one of the quarterbacks, they selected running back Saquon Barkley.

A year later, the Giants find themselves in a...

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Chris Pflum

2019 NFL Draft prospect profile: Andy Isabella, WR, UMass

Is Andy Isabella an eventual successor to Sterling Shepard?

The New York Giants have a decision to make after the 2019 season regarding their offense. They will have to decide whether or not they want to sign Sterling Shepard to a second contract after making Odell Beckham Jr. one of the most highly paid players in the NFL.

Shepard is an under-appreciated player who is reliable as a possession receiver, productive when the offense flows through him, and utterly selfless when it comes to...

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Will Eli Manning return for his 16th season with the Giants?

Decisions should be forthcoming on the Giants' 2019 plans for quarterback Eli Manning, who is entering the final season of his contract.

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Ed Valentine

Giants news, 2/15: Offensive line, Jaylon Ferguson, NFL Draft more

Let’s check your Friday headlines

Good morning, New York Giants fans!

Headed off to work? Take Thursday’s ‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast, in which CBS Sports draft analyst Chris Trapasso gives his take on Kyler Murray, with you.

Also, don’t miss Patricia Traina’s take on the salary cap implications for the Giants of acquiring either Nick Foles or Case Keenum.

7-year slump: Why Giants keep striking out drafting and signing offensive linemen | What needs to change now? | nj.com


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Talking Kyler Murray, Giants draft options with Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports

There has been a good bit of attention focused on Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray lately, with good reason. We continue that on a new edition of the ‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast, as we are joined by CBS Sports draft analyst Chris Trapasso.

We talked about Murray, Dwayne Haskins and the other Giants’ options with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Please give the full show a listen below.

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Despite red flags, should Giants take a chance on DL Jeffery Simmons?

Simmons could be a great value on Day 2

When one of the elite talents in a draft class falls to the second day of the draft, a team has to draft them, right? It’s a tougher question than simply looking at talent and projections and turning in the card. When an elite prospect falls from where their talent says they should be drafted, there is always a reason why.

Back in 2011, the New York Giants selected Marvin Austin in the second round of the draft. Austin was considered to be one of the...

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Is center Matt Paradis the anchor the Giants’ offensive line needs?

Broncos’ center is heading to free agency

We touched on the center market recently when we profiled Mitch Morse of the Kansas City Chiefs as a potential free agent target for the New York Giants. The player generally considered the top center likely to hit the open market is Matt Paradis of the Denver Broncos. Today, let’s talk about Paradis.

The basics

Age: 29
Height: 6-foot-3 | Weight: 300
Experience: 5

Pro Football Focus: Overall grade (79.0) | Pass blocking (78.6) | Run blocking (77.4)...

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The best cheesy Valentines from around the NFL

Nothing says "I love you" like an exquisite pun from your significant other's favorite NFL team. Here are some of the best from around the league, including from the league's leading Casanova -- the Atlanta Falcons.

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2019 NFL draft prospect profile: Jeffery Simmons, DL, Mississippi State

Can the Giants look past Simmons’ red flags and draft elite potential at potentially great value?

When one of the elite talents in a draft class falls to the second day of the draft, a team has to draft them, right? It’s a tougher question than simply looking at talent and projections and turning in the card. When an elite prospect falls from where their talent says they should be drafted, there is always a reason why.

Back in 2011, the New York Giants selected Marvin Austin in the...

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Patricia Traina

The cap implications of acquiring Case Keenum, Nick Foles

Just how flexible might the Giants cap situation be if they wanted to replace Eli Manning with either Case Keenum or Nick Foles? Let’s find out.

We’re less than a month away from the start of the NFL free agency period, which is also the start of the new league year and already there are rumors and opinions galore about what’s in play for the New York Giants.

There are some who, for example, are clinging to the idea that the Giants will somehow find the stones to dump Eli Manning and...

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How Saquon Barkley Will Make Odell Beckham Jr. Better

The New York Giants will once again feature two of the most polarizing players in the NFL next season — Saquon Barkley and Odell Beckham Jr. The latter was formerly the face of the franchise, whether it be due to his antics or magical one-handed catches. A new face has since made his presence known, a young running back that proved to not only be a quality athlete but a magnificent leader. Taking the negative attention away from Beckham Jr. and turning it into jaw-dropping plays every game...

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How Joe Flacco trade influences Eagles' options with Nick Foles

The Denver deal for Joe Flacco takes one potential landing spot for Nick Foles off the board. A look at the Eagles' potential trade partners.

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