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    The Wednesday, “Giants Press Conference Live” show is hosted each week by Paul Dottino and Roman Oben. The show starts with Coach Tom Coughlin’s press conference “live” from the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Giants’ fans get all the critical insight from Coach Coughlin, all-access interviews with the players in the locker room and exclusive highlights from practice.

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Daily Blitz (10/8): Giants Week 5 fantasy results

Posted by Giants.com on October 8, 2013 – 10:11 am

The Daily Blitz brings you the latest news surrounding your New York Giants from team headquarters in East Rutherford, N.J.

NOW ON GIANTS.COM

» Upon Further Review: Coach defends Eli

» Quotes: Spencer Paysinger, Victor Cruz

» Experts discuss where Giants go from here

» Giants vs. Eagles timeline

» Latest injury report (10/7)

Read more…

 

GIANTS WEEK 5 FANTASY RESULTS

Wide receiver Rueben Randle had a breakout game in Week 5 against the Eagles, earning 21.6 fantasy points and finishing as the league’s No. 5 receiver.

Randle’s 21.6 points were the most he has scored since tallying 10.1 in Week 1 against the Cowboys. He and Victor Cruz are the only two Giants to finish among the top five players in the league after Cruz did it in Weeks 1 and 4.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: RUEBEN RANDLE

Fellow receiver Hakeem Nicks also posted a season-high against the Eagles with 14.2 points and finished as the league’s No. 13 wide out while Cruz added 11.8 points to his already impressive fantasy resume.

Moving in the opposite direction is the Giants defense, which scored -3 points. The unit finished No. 28, dead last with four teams receiving byes.

Here’s a look at how the Giants fared in Week 5. Fantasy points are listed following the player’s name:

Eli Manning, Connor Barwin

 

QB Eli Manning, 15.36 points

Among quarterbacks: No. 16 (+10)

» Week 4: 15.36 points

» Week 3: 4.16 points

» Week 2: 10.48 points

» Week 1: 28.8 points

 

RB David Wilson, 7.6 points

Among running backs: No. 25 (+7)

» Week 4: 6.3 points

» Week 3: 3.9 points

» Week 2: 1.7 points

» Week 1: -2.1 points

 

WR Victor Cruz, 11.8 points

Among wide receivers: No. 43 (-40)

» Week 4: 22.4 points

» Week 3: 2.5 points

» Week 2: 11.8 points

» Week 1: 29.8 points

Rueben Randle

 

WR Hakeem Nicks, 14.2 points

Among wide receivers: No. 13 (+48)

» Week 4: 3.3 points

» Week 3: 0 points

» Week 2: 8.30 points

» Week 1: 11.4 points

 

WR Rueben Randle, 21.6 points

Among wide receivers: No. 5 (+108)

» Week 4: .7 points

» Week 3: 4 points

» Week 2: 1.4 point

» Week 1: 10.1 points

 

TE Brandon Myers, 3.5 points

Among tight ends: No.26 (+22)

» Week 4: 0 points

Jason Pierre-Paul

» Week 3: 3.3 points

» Week 2: 7.4 points

» Week 1: 12.6

 

K Josh Brown, 3 points

Among kickers: No. 27 (+3)

» Week 4: 1 point

» Week 3: 0 points

» Week 2: 11 points

» Week 1: 7 points

 

Defense: -3 points

League ranking: No. 28 (-7)

» Week 4: 6 points

» Week 3: 1 point

» Week 2: -2 points

» Week 1: 4 points

*Point totals via NFL.com

 

QUOTABLES

“It’s a team game, and yes, the head coach is the guy that’s responsible for the losses, and the players need to be there for each other in all circumstances and in this one, criticizing the quarterback for the outcome for everything there at the end of the game really is not right.” -Coach Tom Coughlin

 

TWEET OF THE DAY

 

AROUND THE DIVISION

COWBOYS: Should Cowboys have let Broncos score?

EAGLES: Vick expected to miss Sunday’s game

REDSKINS: Redskins morning clips (10/7)

 

REPORTER QUICK-HITS

The Star-Ledger reports: Giants links

ESPN NY reports: Giants to re-sign Da’Rel Scott

The New York Daily News reports: Five keys to fixing the season


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Daily Blitz (10/4): Giants fantasy rankings: Week 5

Posted by Giants.com on October 4, 2013 – 11:52 am

The Daily Blitz brings you the latest news surrounding your New York Giants from team headquarters in East Rutherford, N.J.

NOW ON GIANTS.COM

» Dave Diehl cleared to play Sunday

» Insider: Breaking down the Eagles

» Jim Cordle and O-line subs look to improve

» Spencer Paysinger set to play former coach

» Victor Cruz putting up big numbers

Read more…

 

GIANTS FANTASY RANKINGS: WEEK 5

Victor Cruz, Dunta RobinsonVictor Cruz finished as the league’s No. 3 receiver in Week 4, the second time he has finished in the top three, and breaks into the top 10 for the first time this season in this week’s fantasy rankings.

Cruz comes in at No. 6 and was ranked as high as No. 4 by ESPN. He moved up five spots from his No. 11 ranking in Week 4.

WEEK 4 FANTASY RESULTS

The fantasy experts expect David Wilson to have his best game yet against the Eagles on Sunday. He is ranked as the No. 16 running back, a season-high, and moved up 13 spots from his ranking last week. Wilson entered the season ranked No. 17 but has fallen every week since.

The Eagles allow the 19.2 fantasy points per game to standard running backs, according to fantasy football insider James Morris, and Wilson is expected to carry an increased workload after the Giants cut running back Da’Rel Scott earlier in the week.

Quarterback Eli Manning moved up six spots, from No. 19 to No. 13, and wide receiver Hakeem Nicks moved up five spots, from No. 27 to No. 22.

Tight end Brandon Myers was the only Giant to fall in this week’s rankings, dropping one spot from No. 14 to No. 15.

Here’s a look at this week’s fantasy rankings. This week’s ranking is listed in parentheses. +/- indicated the difference between this week’ rankings and last week’s.

 

QB Eli Manning

Average ranking: 13th

Sources: ESPN +1 (16th), CBSSports +11 (11th), Yahoo! Sports +10 (11th), Fox Sports +3 (13th)

» Week 4: 19th

» Week 3: 12th

» Week 2: 10th

» Week 1: 14th

 

RB David Wilson

Average ranking: 16th

Sources: ESPN +1 (21st), CBSSports +22 (13th), Yahoo! Sports: +17 (13th), Fox Sports +4 (17th)

» Week 4: 29th

» Week 3: 27th

» Week 2: 23rd

» Week 1: 17th

 

WR Victor Cruz

Average ranking: 6th

Sources: ESPN +6 (4th), CBSSports +6 (6th), Yahoo! Sports +7 (6th), Fox Sports +2 (6th)

» Week 4: 11th

» Week 3: 10th

» Week 2: 11th

» Week 1: 12th

 

WR Hakeem Nicks

Average ranking: 22nd

Sources: ESPN +3 (23rd), CBSSports, +11 (21st), Yahoo! Sports +0 (24th), Fox Sports +6 (18th)

» Week 4: 27th

» Week 3: 19th

» Week 2: 18th

» Week 1: 19th

 

WR Rueben Randle

Average ranking: 51st

Sources: ESPN +0 (T-56th), CBSSports +2 (47th), Yahoo! Sports +1 (46th), Fox Sports -6 (54th)

» Week 4: 51st

» Week 3: 49th

» Week 2: 43rd

» Week 1: 47th

 

TE Brandon Myers

Average ranking: 15th

Sources: ESPN -1 (15th), CBSSports +0 (17th), Yahoo! Sports -2 (14th), Fox Sports +-1(15th)

» Week 4: 14th

» Week 3: 14th

» Week 2: 12th

» Week 1: 14th

 

K Josh Brown

Average ranking: 18th

Sources: ESPN -14 (T-23rd), CBSSports +8 (11th), Yahoo! Sports +2 (18th), Fox Sports +4 (19th)

» Week 4: 18th

» Week 3: 13th

» Week 2: 15th

» Week 1: 15th

 

Defense/ special teams

Average ranking: 23rd

Sources: ESPN -1 (28th), CBSSports +6 (19th), Yahoo! Sports +2 (21st), Fox Sports +2 (T-21st)

» Week 4: 25th

» Week 3: 25th

» Week 2: 24th

» Week 1: 14th

 

QUOTABLES

“Our offensive line is a thick-skinned group and we’re the guys that, no matter what happens, no matter what’s said, we’re going to be a group that comes out fighting. Me coming back, I’m not a miracle worker. Everything’s not going to be perfect, everything’s not going to be fixed. I just know that I’m going to bring my leadership, I’m going to bring energy, I’m going to fight each and every play, I’m going to do whatever I can to bring the best out of my teammates, just like they do for me.” T Dave Diehl

 

TWEET OF THE DAY

 

AROUND THE DIVISION

COWBOYS: Can the Cowboys succeed without running?

EAGLES: Eagles still respect the Giants pass rush

REDSKINS: Friday Conversation: Pierre Garcon

 

REPORTER QUICK-HITS

The Star-Ledger reports: Giants links

ESPN NY reports: Trust in Tom Coughlin to save season

The New York Daily News reports: Kevin Gilbride staying the course


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Daily Blitz (10/1): Giants Week 4 fantasy results

Posted by Giants.com on October 1, 2013 – 11:34 am

The Daily Blitz brings you the latest news surrounding your New York Giants from team headquarters in East Rutherford, N.J.

NOW ON GIANTS.COM

» Experts look for answers for early struggles

» Veterans look to lead Giants to first win

» More hurry-up in plans for offense?

» Monday’s extended mailbag: Chiefs recap

» Giants vs. Chiefs timeline

Read more…

 

GIANTS WEEK 4 FANTASY RESULTS

Victor Cruz finished as the league’s No. 3 fantasy wide receiver after scoring 22.4 points against Kansas City on Sunday.

He picked up his fourth touchdown of the season in the second quarter, catching a 69-yard pass from Eli Manning, and leads all NFL receivers with nine touchdowns of 60 yards or longer since 2011.

MORE STATISTICAL NUGGETS FROM SUNDAY’S GAME

David Wilson scored a season-high 6.3 points and finished as the league’s No. 32 running back while the team’s defense scored six, also a season high.

WEEK 4 FANTASY RANKINGS

Here’s a look at how the Giants fared in Week 4. Fantasy points are listed following the player’s name:

 

QB Eli Manning, 7.88 points

Among quarterbacks: No. 26 (+5)

» Week 3: 4.16 pointsEli Manning

» Week 2: 10.48 points

» Week 1: 28.8 points

 

RB Da’Rel Scott, 2.6 points

Among running backs: No. 49 (+35)

» Week 3: 2.2 points

» Week 2: 9.2 points

» Week 1: 7.6 points

 

RB David Wilson, 6.3 points 

Among running backs: No. 32 (+44)

» Week 3: 3.9 points

» Week 2: 1.7 points

» Week 1: -2.1 points

 

WR Victor Cruz, 22.4 points

Victor CruzAmong wide receivers: No. 3 (+101)

» Week 3: 2.5 points

» Week 2: 11.8 points

» Week 1: 29.8 points

 

WR Hakeem Nicks, 3.3 points

Among wide receivers: No. 61 (+70)

» Week 3: 0 points

» Week 2: 8.30 points

» Week 1: 11.4 points

 

WR Rueben Randle, .7 points

Among wide receivers: No. 113 (-26)

» Week 3: 4 points

» Week 2: 1.4 points

» Week 1: 10.1 points

 

TE Brandon Myers, 0 points

Among tight ends: T-48 (-24)

Josh Brown» Week 3: 3.3 points

» Week 2: 7.4 points

» Week 1: 12.6

 

K Josh Brown, 1 point

Among kickers: T-30 (+2)

» Week 3: 0 points

» Week 2: 11 points

» Week 1: 7 points

 

Defense: 6 points

League ranking: No. 21 (+8)

» Week 3: 1 point

» Week 2: -2 points

» Week 1: 4 points

*Point totals via NFL.com

 

QUOTABLES

“It’s early. Only four games have been played, but you’ve got to look at things as a positive and find things to kind of keep the team from going in the tank or getting frustrated. We know we’re the only ones that can fix it and we’ve got to turn this thing around, but I think we still have a confident team and guys believe we can play better than what we are.” -QB Eli Manning

 

TWEET OF THE DAY

 

AROUND THE DIVISION

COWBOYS: Jason Garrett press conference

EAGLES: Eagles-Giants preview

REDSKINS: Mike Shanahan press conference

 

REPORTER QUICK-HITS

The Star-Ledger reports: Giants links

ESPN NY reports: Examining Eli

The New York Daily News reports: Rolle says Giants can go 12-0


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Daily Blitz (9/27): Giants fantasy rankings: Week 4

Posted by Giants.com on September 27, 2013 – 11:21 am

The Daily Blitz brings you the latest news surrounding your New York Giants from team headquarters in East Rutherford, N.J.

NOW ON GIANTS.COM

» Insider: Breaking down the Chiefs

» Kevin Gilbride talks strategy for KC

» Changes to O-line continue in Week 4

» Aaron Ross part of secondary reshuffling

» Latest Giants injury report

Read more…

 

GIANTS FANTASY RANKINGS: WEEK 4

Eli ManningFor the second week in a row, the Giants players are falling in the fantasy rankings, most notably quarterback Eli Manning and wide receiver Hakeem Nicks.

Manning fell from No. 12 in Week 3 to No. 19 and was bumped down 11 spots by both Yahoo and Fox after he failed to find the end zone in the Giants’ 38-0 loss to Carolina last weekend. He finished with 4.16 points, No. 31 among quarterbacks.

WEEK 3 FANTASY RESULTS

Nicks failed to score any fantasy points in Week 3, the first time he’s done so in 2012, and dropped eight spots, from No. 19 to No. 27. Week 4 is the first time Nicks has been ranked outside of the top 20.

But his fellow receiver, Victor Cruz, is still flirting on the edge of the top 10. Cruz, No. 11, dropped a spot from last week but hasn’t been ranked lower than No. 12 this season. Cruz led the league in receiving in Week 1 when his three touchdown receptions translated into 29.8 fantasy points.

The only areas the Giants did not regress were at tight end and on defense as Brandon Myers (No. 14) and the team’s defense (No. 25) earned the same ranking for the second week in a row.

Here’s a look at this week’s fantasy rankings. This week’s ranking is listed in parentheses. 

 

QB Eli Manning

Average ranking: 19th

Sources: ESPN -4 (17th), CBSSports -11 (22nd), Yahoo! Sports -11 (21st), Fox Sports -4 (16th)

» Week 3: 12th

» Week 2: 10th

» Week 1: 14th

 

RB David Wilson

Average ranking: 29th

Sources: ESPN -3 (31st), CBSSports -6 (35th), Yahoo! Sports: -5 (30th), Fox Sports +3 (21st)

» Week 3: 27th

» Week 2: 23rd

» Week 1: 17th

 

WR Victor Cruz

Average ranking: 11th

Sources: ESPN -3 (10th), CBSSports +3 (12th), Yahoo! Sports -5 (13th), Fox Sports +1 (8th)

» Week 3: 10th

» Week 2: 11th

» Week 1: 12th

 

WR Hakeem Nicks

Average ranking: 27th

Sources: ESPN -8 (26th), CBSSports -16 (32nd), Yahoo! Sports -10 (24th), Fox Sports -1 (24th)

» Week 3: 19th

» Week 2: 18th

» Week 1: 19th

 

WR Rueben Randle

Average ranking: 51st

Sources: ESPN -2 (T-58th), CBSSports -2 (T-49th), Yahoo! Sports +0 (47th), Fox Sports -4 (48th)

» Week 3: 49th

» Week 2: 43rd

» Week 1: 47th

 

TE Brandon Myers

Average ranking: 14th

Sources: ESPN +0 (14th), CBSSports -3 (17th), Yahoo! Sports +1 (12th), Fox Sports +0 (14th)

» Week 3: 14th

» Week 2: 12th

» Week 1: 14th

 

K Josh Brown

Average ranking: 18th

Sources: ESPN +1 (9th), CBSSports -8 (19th), Yahoo! Sports -4 (20th), Fox Sports -6 (23rd)

» Week 3: 13th

» Week 2: 15th

» Week 1: 15th

 

Defense/ special teams

Average ranking: 25th

Sources: ESPN -4 (27th), CBSSports -8 (T-25th), Yahoo! Sports -9 (T-23rd), Fox Sports -6 (23rd)

» Week 3: 25th

» Week 2: 24th

» Week 1: 14th

 

QUOTABLES

“We’ve had some good moments and we’ve had some not good moments. That’s the ebb and flow of the game. Would I say it’s outstanding? No. Would I say it’s poor? No. We’ve just been in the middle of the road and we can play better. We’re going to try to play better. We’re working to play better. They’re all working to play better.” -Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell

 

TWEET OF THE DAY

 

AROUND THE DIVISION

COWBOYS: Tony Romo continues his evolution

EAGLES: What to watch for in Week 4

REDSKINS: Five story lines to follow vs. Raiders

 

REPORTER QUICK-HITS

The Star-Ledger reports: Giants links

ESPN NY reports: Chief’s D look familiar?

CBS reports: Giants seeking passion, 1st win of season in Kansas City


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Twitter: Reaction to Cruz signing extension

Posted by Dan Salomone on July 8, 2013 – 4:29 pm

Players, fans, and media outlets react to the news of Victor Cruz signing his contract extension with the New York Giants:


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JPP ranked No. 55 in best players of 2013

Posted by Dan Salomone on May 29, 2013 – 10:34 am

For the third year, current NFL players have voted to offer their ranking of the 100 best players in the league heading into 2013, and two Giants made the latest installment, which was unveiled on NFL Network this week. Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul came in at No. 55, down from No. 24 in 2012, while wide receiver Victor Cruz was ranked No. 58 after previously being voted No. 39.

“I think of Jason, I think of freakish athletic ability,” former Cowboys guard Derrick Dockery said on NFL Network. “I think of explosiveness. If you don’t bring it every play, you will get embarrassed.”

Tampa Bay offensive tackle Donald Penn also lauded Pierre-Paul, who had eight tackles and a sack against his Buccaneers in their 2012 meeting.

“He’s a specimen,” Penn said. “He’s one of those beasts. His arms are so long I think if he stands straight up, he could scratch his knee without bending down, and that causes a lot of problems for a tackle. As a tackle, you’ve got to get your hands on him first, and Pierre-Paul is hard to get your hands on first because his arms are so long.”

Five members of the Giants earned a nod in 2012: WR Hakeem Nicks (90), DE Justin Tuck (62), Cruz (39), QB Eli Manning (31), and Pierre-Paul (24).

QUICK HITS

» Fact or Fiction: Predicting the numbers

» Eisen’s Mailbag: Competition at DT

» 2014 NFL Draft to be held May 8-10

» NFL.com: Giants look for healthy returns

» Giants re-sign WR Ramses Barden


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Giants trio makes CBS’ Top 100

Posted by Dan Salomone on May 17, 2013 – 9:00 am

Believe it or not, we’re less than three months away from the Giants’ first preseason game. And with the new season sneaking up, CBS Sports this week took a look at where everyone stacks up across the NFL, ranking the top 100 players.

Senior columnist Pete Prisco, composer of the annual list, included three Giants in the NFL Top 100 – Jason Pierre-Paul, Eli Manning, and Victor Cruz. Unlike some outlets that base their rankings on production from the previous season, Prisco looked at where they rank heading into 2013, and here’s what he had to say:

elirank21. Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, New York Giants:He didn’t have the kind of year the Giants hoped he’d have. He looked heavy and wasn’t as explosive. But he remains as talented a pass rusher as there is in the game.”

28. Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants:He didn’t have the season the Giants expected, but there were a lot of reasons why. He’s still one of the best.”

72. Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants:He had 86 catches and 10 touchdowns, but he wasn’t as good as he was in 2011. He seemed to struggle with all the extra attention at times.”

Three quarterbacks made the top five, including Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers, who came in at No. 1 for the second consecutive year. And while we’re on the subject of rankings, the crew at CBS Sports also counted down the best front offices in the NFL. The Giants came in fourth in that department behind the Ravens, Patriots, and Packers.

“I’m putting a premium on winning a Super Bowl recently, which this team has done twice,” Jason La Canfora wrote. “And they’ve done it despite a regime change with Jerry Reese expertly taking over for Ernie Accorsi, which I think gets overlooked and underappreciated. The strong hand of ownership, supporting coach Tom Coughlin through rough patches, has been vital as well.”

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How many Giants will make NFL’s Top 100?

Posted by Dan Salomone on April 22, 2013 – 12:00 pm

The debate doesn’t stop at the NFL Draft. That’s where it begins.

Shortly after the 254th selection of the NFL Draft is announced Saturday night, NFL Network will debut its first installment of Top 100 Players of 2013. For the third straight year, current players have voted to determine the list, which will be unveiled in increments of 10 beginning Saturday, April 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET and ending with the top player crowned in late June.

Five members of the Giants earned a nod in 2012: WR Hakeem Nicks (90), DE Justin Tuck (62), WR Victor Cruz (39), QB Eli Manning (31), and DE Jason Pierre-Paul (24).

Here’s a complete look at 2012’s ranking:

100. RB Chris Johnson, Titans
99. C Ryan Kalil, Panthers
98. RB Willis McGahee, Broncos
97. OT Donald Penn, Buccaneers
96. LB D’Qwell Jackson, Browns
95. QB Tim Tebow, Jets
94. RB Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks
93. CB Cortland Finnegan, Rams
92. FB John Kuhn, Packers
91. QB Tony Romo, Cowboys

90. WR Hakeem Nicks, Giants
89. DE Dwight Freeney, Colts
88. RB Michael Turner, Falcons
87. LB London Fletcher, Redskins
86. RB Darren Sproles, Saints
85. LB NaVorro Bowman, 49ers
84. DE Chris Long, Rams
83. RB Fred Jackson, Bills
82. OT Joe Thomas, Browns
81. DT Vince Wilfork, Patriots

80. WR Jordy Nelson, Packers
79. Nnamdi Asomugha, Eagles
78. LB Derrick Johnson, Chiefs
77. WR A.J. Green, Bengals
76. OL Carl Nicks, Buccaneers
75. TE Jason Witten, Cowboys
74. QB Joe Flacco, Ravens
73. CB Johnathan Joseph Texans
72. LB Lance Briggs, Bears
71. WR DeSean Jackson, Eagles

70. QB Michael Vick, Eagles
69. CB Carolos Rogers, 49ers
68. DE Elvis Dumervil, Broncos
67. OT Joe Staley, 49ers
66. S Earl Thomas, Seahawks
65. WR Roddy White, Falcons
64. G Logan Mankins, Patriots
63. LB LaMarr Woodley, Steelers
62. DE Justin Tuck, Giants
61. QB Philip Rivers, Chargers

60. RB Darren McFadden, Raiders
59. OT Jake Long, Dolphins
58. LB Jonathan Vilma, Saints
57. DE Trent Cole, Eagles
56. WR Greg Jennings, Packers
55. CB Patrick Peterson, Cardinals
54. LB Brian Cushing, Texans
53. TE Tony Gonzalez, Falcons
52. LB Von Miller, Broncos
51. LB Brian Urlacher, Bears

50. QB Peyton Manning, Broncos
49. C Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers
48. WR Devin Hester, Bears
47. WR Mike Wallace, Steelers
46. CB Champ Bailey, Broncos
45. FB Vonta Leach, Ravens
44. DE Jason Babin, Eagles
43. TE Vernon Davis, 49ers
42. OT Jason Peters, Eagles
41. QB Matthew Stafford, Lions

40. QB Cam Newton, Panthers
39. WR Victor Cruz, Giants
38. DT Ndamukong Suh, Lions
37. RB Steven Jackson, Rams
36. CB Charles Woodson, Packers
35. WR Steve Smith, Panthers
34. LB Tamba Hali, Chiefs
33. RB Matt Forte, Bears
32. G Jahri Evans, Saints
31. QB Eli Manning, Giants

30. QB Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers
29. LB James Harrison, Steelers
28. RB Frank Gore, 49ers
27. LB Clay Matthews, Packers
26. DE Julius Peppers, Bears
25. RB Arian Foster, Texans
24. DE Jason Pierre-Paul, Giants
23. WR Wes Welker, Patriots
22. RB Ray Rice, Ravens
21. TE Rob Gronkowski, Patriots

20. LB Ray Lewis, Ravens
19. S Troy Polamalu, Steelers
18. RB LeSean McCoy, Eagles
17. DE Justin Smith, 49ers
16. S Ed Reed, Ravens
15. WR Andre Johnson, Texans
14. TE Jimmy Graham, Saints
13. DE Jared Allen, Vikings
12. RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars
11. LB Terrell Suggs, Ravens

10. LB Patrick Willis, 49ers
9. DT Haloti Ngata, Ravens
8. RB Adrian Peterson, Vikings
7. WR Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals
6. LB DeMarcus Ware, Cowboys
5. CB Darrelle Revis, Jets
4. QB Tom Brady, Patriots
3. WR Calvin Johnson, Lions
2. QB Drew Brees, Saints
1. QB Aaron Rodgers, Packers

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Pro days helped Victor Cruz, Osi Umenyiora

Posted by Dan Salomone on March 1, 2013 – 1:34 pm

cruzFor NFL hopefuls that either performed poorly at the scouting combine or didn’t participate at all, there are always college pro-day workouts to showcase their talents. With the combine having wrapped up in Indianapolis this week, coaches and scouts now hit the road and visit colleges around the country for the next round of evaluations.

For lower-profile players, these workouts could boost their stock in the upcoming draft. Just take a look back at Osi Umenyiora and Victor Cruz, writes NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt, to see how their professional careers were boosted by their pro days coming out of Troy and UMass, respectively.

“Umenyiora, who did not go to the combine, had a knockout performance at Troy’s pro day, running in the 4.65-second range and showing good athleticism and speed,” said Brandt, the former vice president of player personnel for the Cowboys from 1960-89. “Consequently, the New York Giants made him their second-round choice in the 2003 NFL Draft.”

Since his pro day in 2003, Umenyiora has been named All-Pro twice in his career to go along with two Super Bowl rings. Meanwhile, Cruz wouldn’t be drafted coming out of college in 2010, but he showed enough to the Giants that he was signed as a rookie free agent. The rest is history.

“A UMass product who was not invited to the combine, Cruz worked out at two different pro days ahead of the 2010 NFL Draft — once at his own school and once at Boston College,” Brandt continued. “He didn’t have great speed (running the 40 in 4.52 and 4.47 seconds at Boston College), but teams got to see what he could do as a route runner; they got to see that he had quickness and the ability to catch the ball. He went undrafted, but eventually stuck with the Giants, becoming a key figure for the team that won Super Bowl XLVI.”

As of Friday, the 2013 pro days are officially underway. Here is a look at the upcoming schedule:

March 1: Purdue, Texas-El Paso
March 4: Alabama-Birmingham, Alabama State, Alcorn State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Dakota State, Troy
March 5: Auburn, Buffalo, Harding, Jackson State, Missouri Southern State, Northwestern, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Tuskegee, Youngstown State
March 6: Alabama A&M, Duquesne, Eastern Washington, Kent State, Mississippi State, North Alabama, Northern Arizona, Pittsburgh, South Florida, Texas Tech, Wisconsin
March 7: Arizona, Arkansas-Monticello, Clemson, Furman, Idaho, Illinois, Miami (Fla.), Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Syracuse, Washington State
March 8: Arizona State, Cornell, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Missouri State, Montana, Mount Union, Northern Illinois, Ohio State, Southern Mississippi, TCU, Texas A&M, Wofford
March 11: California (Pa.), Central Michigan, Penn State
March 12: Delaware State, Florida, Jacksonville State, Kansas State, Lehigh, Monmouth, Oklahoma State, Portland State, Toledo, Towson, Tulane, UCLA
March 13: Alabama, Central Oklahoma, Cincinnati, Colorado, Colorado State, Louisiana-Monroe, Marshall, Maryland, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Rutgers, Washington
March 14: Arkansas State, California, Delaware, Fort Valley State, Georgia Tech, Grambling State, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Tulsa, UNLV, West Alabama, West Virginia, Wyoming
March 15: Arkansas, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Kansas, Oregon State, San Jose State
March 18: Air Force, Albany State (Ga.), Houston, Howard, Idaho State, Indiana, Memphis, Montana State, Valdosta State, Villanova, Virginia Union, Wake Forest
March 19: Florida A&M, Florida State, Louisville, Richmond (with Liberty), Sam Houston State, San Diego State, Virginia
March 20: Ball State, Baylor, Central Florida, Connecticut, North Carolina State, Ohio, Sacramento State, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia Tech, Western Kentucky
March 21: Boise State, Eastern Kentucky, Georgia, Kentucky, Miami (Ohio), New Mexico State, Old Dominion, Stanford, Stony Brook, Temple, William & Mary
March 22: Missouri Western, Tennessee State, Vanderbilt
March 25: Duke, Iowa, Middle Tennessee State, Stephen F. Austin
March 26: Iowa State, Louisiana Tech, McNeese State, North Carolina, North Carolina Central, Notre Dame, Southeastern Louisiana, Texas
March 27: LSU, South Carolina, SMU, USC
March 28: BYU, Central Arkansas, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, Louisiana-Lafayette, Yale
March 29: Southeast Missouri State
April 2: Columbia


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Giants help NFC claim Pro Bowl victory

Posted by Dan Salomone on January 28, 2013 – 9:44 am

Victor Cruz, J.J. WattWhen Eli Manning wasn’t throwing touchdowns to Victor Cruz during Sunday’s Pro Bowl, Jason Pierre-Paul was intercepting passes intended for J.J. Watt. Yes, you read that correctly.

Just another day in Hawaii.

On the last offensive play for the AFC all-stars, Houston’s defensive end — who played some tight end in college — lined up outside, and naturally, the Giants’ own pass rusher was there to cover him. Pierre-Paul won the jump ball thrown by Colts quarterback Andrew Luck in the right side of the end zone and came down with the interception, capping off a 62-35 NFC victory.

“That interception by JPP in the end zone was pretty impressive,” Cruz told NBC after the game. “I know I’m biased, but that was pretty impressive. All these guys played great. It was great all week long hanging out with these guys, and it was an honor to play in this game.”

Along with Pierre-Paul, Cruz, Manning and Chris Snee represented the Giants in Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium this year.

After Pierre-Paul sacked Denver’s Peyton Manning to begin the second quarter, Eli Manning took over on the ensuing possession for New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees and completed 16 of 23 passes for 191 yards, an interception and two touchdowns, including a nine-yard strike to Cruz to give their side a 17-14 lead. It was all NFC after that.

Cruz finished with 96 yards and a Pro-Bowl record 10 catches, but it was Minnesota tight end Kyle Rudolph who took home MVP honors after hauling in five receptions for 122 yards and a touchdown.

“The energy level was high,” Cruz said. “The effort level was there. Guys were really putting some hits on people, not to hurt them but just playing solid football. And I think it was indicative of us wanting to keep this game alive and keep this game in Hawaii for years to come and I think we really proved that out here today.”


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