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Replacement Options For DeAndre Baker

The New York Giants are once again in the news for the wrong reasons. Second-year cornerback DeAndre Baker has been dealing with quite a bit of legal trouble this offseason that has been made very public news.

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Joseph Czikk

Around SB Nation: What other NFL blogs are discussing

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The biggest weekly NFL news from around SB Nation sites

Every week we take a look around the NFL at each team. We pull the biggest and most discussed headlines from each of our 32 NFL websites.

Here’s all the biggest NFL headlines from this week:

NFC NORTH Why Aaron Rodgers is a poor fit for Davante Adams Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Originally titled “Davante Adams is a Poor Fit for Aaron Rodgers.” Changed to be more accurate.

2020...

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DeAndre Baker stuck in the middle of two different stories

Innocent until proven guilty, right? Well, usually paying off victims goes against every rule in the book, and New York Giants’ corner DeAndre Baker could be facing extraordinary consequences for his actions.

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Joe DeLeone

Summer School 2020: Creating pressure on punts

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How did Joe Judge scheme pressure with his punt return unit?

There’s nothing that gets me more juiced up than special teams. As a college long snapper, studying how NFL special teams coordinators protect and attack punters has become a strange obsession of mine. That’s why for this post, I’ll be enlightening you on how former New England Patriots special teams coordinator, and current New York Giants head coach, Joe Judge...

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Ed Valentine

Giants 2020 roster profile: Defensive lineman Chris Slayton

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Slayton spent nearly all of rookie season on the practice squad

When the New York Giants used their final pick of the 2019 NFL Draft on defensive tackle Chris Slayton a dubious Chris Pflum wrote “Slayton doesn’t really bring anything to the Giants that they don’t already have.”

In 2019, at least, it turned out that the former member of the Syracuse Orange didn’t bring anything to the Giants they felt compelled to use. Slayton,...

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The 3 most important defenders for 2020 and beyond

The New York Giants no longer have room for failure, as the past three years have been disappointing and resulted in a revolving door of head coaches.

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Ed Valentine

Big Blue View mailbag: Best Jerry Reese draft picks, COVID-19, more

Let’s open the mail!

There are just two more Saturdays before the New York Giants and the rest of the NFL are supposed to open training camps. As that approaches, let’s see what’s in the Big Blue View Mailbag.

Chris Fiegler asks: What are the absolute best picks that the Giants in all the years that you have been covering the Giants draft picks?

Ed says: Chris, you asked this question months ago and I have held onto it. When you asked the reverse of this, I kept it to the Jerry Reese...

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Lawyer for DeAndre Baker says payoff story is 'false' and 'defamatory'

The lawyer for Deandre Baker says that a story alleging the New York Giants cornerback was part of a payoff plan to cover up his crime is “false” and “defamatory.”

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DeAndre Baker, Quinton Dunbar reportedly paid off alleged robbery victims

DeAndre Baker and Quinton Dunbar paid off the alleged victims of a robbery that allegedly took place in May, according to a report. 

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DeAndre Baker, Quinton Dunbar paid off alleged victims to recant stories?

A cover-up attempt has surfaced in the DeAndre Baker–Quinton Dunbar saga.

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Ed Valentine

Report: DeAndre Baker may have been involved in payoff of alleged victims

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Warrant details payoffs at office of Quinton Dunbar’s attorney

An explosive report in the Daily News includes allegations that, if true, would deepen the legal holes that New York Giants cornerback Deandre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar are in after they were charged in a May 13 armed robbery in Miramar, Fla.

The report, citing a warrant obtained by the Daily News from the Broward County (Fla.) Clerk of...

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Joe DeLeone

Giants’ Nate Solder makes statement on NFL’s plan to return

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Veteran tackle hints at the possibility of no football in 2020

New York Giants offensive tackle Nate Solder took to Twitter Friday afternoon to voice his displeasure with the NFL’s safety plan for 2020. The NFLPA rep made a statement saying if proper measures aren’t taken, then the players won’t play.

If the NFL doesn’t do their part to keep players healthy there is no football in 2020. It’s that simple.

— Nate Solder (@soldernate) July 10,...

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New York Giants’ DeAndre Baker takes step closer to innocence, will be allowed to attend training camp

With football at a standstill until training camp begins in a few weeks, the New York Giants are merely waiting for their players’ legal issues to be ironed out.

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New York Giants star: No football in 2020 if NFL doesn’t do its part

The NFLPA held a virtual meeting on Friday to discuss the potential start of training camps on July 28 and other issues related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Joseph Czikk

Tweets of the Week: What the Giants were saying on social media

The latest Twitter and Instagram chatter by current and former Giants

Players past and present on the New York Giants always seem to have something to say on social media, and sometimes it slips by us. In this feature we’ll keep you updated with the latest chatter by the players.

Here we go, Giants fans!

WR Golden Tate pokes holes through the NFL’s idea that post-game jersey swaps are just too risky.

Grab, PI, scratch, tackle, sweat, bleed, breathe heavily during the game but soon...

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Andrew Thomas developing a relationship with the very man he might be replacing

The New York Giants drafted Andrew Thomas with the fourth overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft. Their expectation was that he would develop into a starting tackle, preferably on the left side.

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Ed Valentine

Giants 2020 roster profile: Offensive lineman Chad Slade

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Slade was inactive for all 16 games a season ago

Chad Slade was little more than an afterthought for the New York Giants in 2016. The veteran offensive lineman was on the roster all season, but was inactive for all of the team’s 16 games.

Can Slade impress the new Giants’ coaching staff enough to stick around in 2020, or will he be left behind? Let’s take a closer look.

The basics

Height: 6-foot-5
Weight: 318
Age: 28
Position: OL

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Ed Valentine

N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy has “some hope” fans will be able to attend games at MetLife Stadium

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Murphy updates COVID-19/NFL situation on Sirius XM NFL Radio

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said on Sirius XM NFL Radio Friday morning that he continues to “hold out some hope” that fans of the New York Giants and New York Jets will be able to attend games at MetLife Stadium this fall.

“The [COVID-19] virus indoors is a lot more lethal than it is outdoors,” Murphy told co-hosts Charlie Weis and Bill Lekas. “It’s a...

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Nick Falato

New York Giants position battles: Who will win the RB3 job?

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Which player will earn the running back three spot behind Saquon Barkley and Dion Lewis?

The New York Giants have one of the most dynamic running backs in modern history currently on their roster. If healthy, Saquon Barkley can designate the sky as his limit of success, especially if the offensive line upgrade evinces to improve. New York also added a veteran presence to the running back room; Dion Lewis, who used to work with Joe Judge in New England, will...

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Ed Valentine

Giants 2020 roster profile: David Sills V

David Sills V during 2019 training camp with the Buffalo Bills. | Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Sills spent most of 2019 on Giants’ practice squad

More than likely one or more young, unproven wide receivers are going to make the New York Giants’ season-opening 53-man roster. Could David Sills V be one of them?

Let’s take a closer look.

The basics

Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 211
Age: 24
Position: Wide receiver
Experience: 1
Contract: Year 2 of two-year, $1.08 million contract

How he got...

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