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Chris Pflum

Evan Engram: “It’s crazy how much better I’ve gotten at blocking”

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Evan Engram talks about his improvement as a blocker and not being held out of preseason

When the New York Giants take the field against the Dallas Cowboys in September, they will be doing so with a player we have hardly seen outside of sideline shots.

Neither starting tight end Evan Engram nor superstar running back Saquon Barkley have seen the field yet in preseason, and if they are held out from the third game, they likely won’t see the field...

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Ed Valentine

DeAndre Baker returns to practice for Giants

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Let’s learn about that and more from coach Pat Shurmur

Cornerback DeAndre Baker, who has missed a few days and did not play vs. the Chicago Bears on Friday because of a sprained left knee, returned to practice on Monday for the New York Giants.

The Giants traded up to No. 30 in the first round, giving up their 37th overall pick and two other selections to draft the former Georgia cornerback. He is expected to start opposite Janoris...

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Chris Pflum

Film Study: Checking in on the Giants’ offensive tackle depth

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Taking a closer look at Nick Gates and Chad Slade

Much of the focus on the New York Giants offense over the offseason has been on the starting offensive line. After all, the 2018 version of the Giants’ line was one of the worst of Eli Manning’s career and fielding a good line has been one of the points of emphasis for the Giants over the last year and a half.

However, the quality of the offensive line isn’t just tied to the starters. Giants fans...

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Ed Valentine

Giants at Bengals: Familiar faces dot Cincinnati roster

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Read the names — do they show good news about the state of the Giants?

When the New York Giants face the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night, the Bengals will feature a roster filled with players who are familiar to Giants fans. Cincinnati’s 90-man roster contains seven players who formerly played for the Giants.

In many ways, looking at those players and considering whether or not they could have roles on the current Giants’...

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Ed Valentine

Giants-Bears film review: It’s all about the hustle

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Some impressions from another look at Friday’s preseason game

I don’t pretend to be a scout. Or, to be able to dissect hand placement and proper or improper offensive line technique. Or, to be able to explain each and every concept used on a particular play.

I do, however, know a few things. Like good football from bad, and what winning effort...

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Ed Valentine

Giants news, 8/19: Injury updates, Eli’s place in Giants’ lore, more

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Let’s get to your Monday headlines

Good morning, New York Giants fans!

In addition to the progress being made by wide receiver Sterling Shepard, several other players returned to practice on Sunday. Linebacker Alec Ogletree (calf), running back Wayne Gallman (ankle) and offensive tackle Brian Mihalik (burner) were back on the field.

Eli Manning is the Giants’ Jeter, Rivera, Messier and Ewing - New York Daily News

However it ends...

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Ed Valentine

‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast: Giants-Bears review

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Hear audio from both Pat Shurmur and Daniel Jones

Take the ‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast with you this morning for one last look back at the New York Giants’ 32-13 victory over the Chicago Bears on Friday in preseason action.

The show features audio clips from coach Pat Shurmur and rookie quarterback Daniel Jones.

Please give the full show a listen below.

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Coach: Giants' Shepard will be OK for Week 1

Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard should be ready to play Week 1, and fellow wide receiver Golden Tate is in concussion protocol, coach Pat Shurmur said Sunday.

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Ed Valentine

Giants’ injury news: Good news, bad news for wide receivers

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Sterling Shepard takes positive step; Golden Tate has concussion

The New York Giants had one positive development and one negative one on Sunday when it comes to their wide receiving corps. The bad new is the team announcing that Golden Tate has entered the concussion protocol. The good news is that Sterling Shepard practiced without a yellow non-contact jersey, the first time he has done that since fracturing his...

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Ed Valentine

Valentine’s Views: There is no quarterback controversy, and other thoughts

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s offer some thoughts as the preseason rolls on

Whether it’s a John Mara decision, a Pat Shurmur/Dave Gettleman decision or a combination of all of the above, Eli Manning is going to be the starting quarterback for the New York Giants to begin the 2019 season.

He is going to continue to be the starting quarterback until he either proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that he can no longer play at a capable level, which neither I nor the organization...

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Ed Valentine

New York Giants 53-man roster projection halfway through preseason

Da’Mari Scott will probably be on the outside looking in when the Giants trim their roster to 53. | Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Who’s in, who’s out?

With two preseason games in the books for the New York Giants, let’s update our 53-man roster projection.

Offense (26) Quarterbacks (3)

Starter: Eli Manning
Backups: Daniel Jones, Alex Tanney
Out: Kyle Lauletta

This is what I have been predicting all along. I am tempted to drop Tanney and create a roster...

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Ed Valentine

BBV mailbag: Sam Beal, hog mollies, quarterback transition, more

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The mail’s here!

It’s a belated Big Blue View mailbag for your Sunday reading pleasure. I’m a day late after covering Friday night’s preseason game between the New York Giants and Chicago Bears. So, let’s get right to it.

Biggiantsan asks: Haven’t heard anything about the 3rd round supplemental pick. When he was drafted and before he was highly regarded. Got hurt and missed last season. I don’t see him mentioned anywhere including...

Yardbarker: New York Giants

Giants' belief appears to be that Daniel Jones is not ready to replace Eli Manning

People inside the Giants organization acknowledge the perception of QB Daniel Jones has changed over the summer, with Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.tv noting the rookie’s rise has been “dizzying” to many staffers.  The No. 6 overall pick has surprised most of the football community with his preseason readiness. After a take-notice drive in his preseason debut, Jones completed 11-of- 14 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown (also losing two fumbles) against the Bears on Friday. Eli Manning was...

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Ed Valentine

Pat Shurmur takeaways: Offensive line backups appear to be emerging

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Nick Gates, Chad Slade, Evan Brown singled out by Pat Shurmur

One of the primary questions for the New York Giants throughout the offseason, and the first few weeks of training camp and the preseason, has been who would emerge as the backups to the team’s rebuilt offensive line.

Coach Pat Shurmur may have offered a huge hint during his conference call with reporters on Saturday, just slightly more than 12 hours after the Giants...

Yardbarker: New York Giants

Giants coach Pat Shurmur on board with co-owner's hopes for Eli Manning

The New York Giants have made it quite clear that they’re huge fans of quarterback Eli Manning, despite the questions that surround him. That was made clear by Giants co-owner John Mara voicing his desire to see Manning start a full slate of 16 games this season. It sparked rumors that ownership was pushing coach Pat Shurmur to start Manning regardless of Daniel Jones’ progress, but Shurmur said he shares Mara’s dream. Mara loves Manning and has made it abundantly clear he doesn’t...

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Ed Valentine

Alonzo Russell’s hustle saves TD, helps his bid for spot on 53-man roster

Alonzo Russell (84) runs down Clifton Duck of the Chicago Bears on Friday night. | Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images

Coach Pat Shurmur acknowledges Russell’s effort

Alonzo Russell had just made a tremendous, touchdown-saving hustle play.

And he was angry.

“I was actually trying to get the ball out,” Russell said of his come-from-behind tackle of Chicago Bears’ defensive back I wanted to get the ball to get the two-for-one special, make the tackle and get the ball out. But I kind...

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Giants HC Pat Shurmur Praises Daniel Jones: QB 'Will Be Ready' When It's Time

New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur is very happy with Daniel Jones' performance through two preseason games...

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Ed Valentine

Giants-Bears “Kudos & Wet Willies” review — praise for Eli Manning, Daniel Jones

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

It’s not a game without a “Kudos & Wet Willies,” right?

The New York Giants won their second straight preseason game on Friday, defeating the faux Chicago Bears, 32-12. ‘Faux’ because Chicago didn’t play a single starter. Still, “Kudos” to the Giants as a whole for doing what they should have done under the circumstances.

“I don’t really care who they play. (Bears head coach) Matt (Nagy), that’s his team, and I would never tell...

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Giants QB Jones faced with fumbles, 'adversity'

By the time Daniel Jones' night ended in the Giants' 32-13 preseason victory over the Bears, he had gone 11-of-14 passing for 161 yards with a touchdown pass -- and two fumbles.

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Ed Valentine

Daniel Jones wasn’t perfect on Friday, and that’s OK

Daniel Jones (8) | Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The rookie quarterback still did a lot of good things and had a promising night

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Daniel Jones is no longer perfect. But, the kid is alright.

The New York Giants’ rookie quarterback couldn’t live up to the perfection of his 5-for-5 touchdown drive in last week’s preseason opener on Friday against the Chicago Bears. He was impressive nonetheless.

Jones dealt with a modicum of adversity, something I had...

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