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NEWARK STAR LEDGER
GIANTS CHEERED BY GOOD NEWS THAT TERRELL THOMAS' INJURY IS NOT SEASON ENDING
Excerpt: "Terrell Thomas has had a consistent message in his interviews and tweets over the past two weeks, first as he battled lower-back tightness and then with another knee injury.
It’s the mantra the Giants cornerback told himself to remain encouraged and positive as he pondered the possibility of having to go through a third surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. It’s one his mother, Teressa Knox, is glad to hear her son has embraced." Read more...
GIANTS TO SIT AT LEAST 11 PLAYERS FOR PRESEASON OPENER VS. JAGUARS
Excerpt: "Tom Coughlin has been through this enough times before - the last practice before a preseason game - that he knew what the questions were going to be before they were even asked.
"How are we going to play? Let's see, first preseason game, let's play the starters 15 to 18 (plays) maybe," the Giants' coach said. "Play the seconds about maybe 20 to 25 and let the thirds play anywhere from the end of the third (quarter) on, maybe the top of the fourth, depending on how many snaps they get." Read more...
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS.
CARR-MANIA? KEEP YOUR SHIRTS ON; HE WILL PASS
Excerpt: "David Carr saw the cameras waiting for him outside of the dining hall on Wednesday, but he managed to keep his clothes on. So far the Giants’ backup quarterback has resisted any urge to go jogging shirtless in the rain.
“Well, I’ve been doing sit-ups,” Carr joked, “just in case the moment arises.”
The truth is, Carr knows that moment will never happen because this isn’t Cortland, N.Y. and he doesn’t play for the Jets. Even though Carr was once the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft, he didn’t get a big press conference when he first became Eli Manning’s backup. And his time with the media on Wednesday was his first interview of camp." Read more...
NEW YORK POST
BEATTY'S BACK COULD FORCE GIANTS TO USE DAVID DIEHL AT LT
Excerpt: "Following practice on Wednesday, Giants coach Tom Coughlin did not discount the possibility of David Diehl moving back to left tackle if Will Beatty’s ailing back keeps him off the field for much longer.
“There’s all kind of thoughts,’’ Coughlin said of that scenario. “If Beatty comes back next week … the idea is to get the best five out there.’’ Read more...
GIANTS' TOM COUGLIN KEEPING OFFENSIVE LINE OPTIONS OPEN
Excerpt: "Following yesterday’s practice Giants coach Tom Coughlin did not discount the possibility of David Diehl moving back to left tackle if Will Beatty’s ailing back keeps him off the field for much longer.
“There’s all kind of thoughts,’’ Coughlin said. “If Beatty comes back next week ... the idea is to get the best five out there.’’
At present, Beatty is sidelined and veteran Sean Locklear is lining up at left tackle. There’s no way the Giants will go into the regular season that way. The Giants won two Super Bowls with Diehl starting at left tackle, but this summer he has been moved to right tackle — where he played early in his career — to accommodate Beatty’s return from the detached retina that curtailed his 2011 season after 10 games." Read more...
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GIANTS' TRAINING CAMP INFORMATION
NEW YORK TIMES
WALL STREET JOURNAL
GIANTS' TOM COUGHLIN CALLS WILL HILL "QUICK, WELL CONDITIONS ATHLETE
Excerpt: "Will Hill was widely considered the top safety prospect, and second overallfootball prospect by ESPN coming out of St. Peters Preparatory High School in New Jersey. He was recruited to the Florida Gators where it appeared he had lost focus on playing football causing his production on the field to fall off greatly. After a couple of lackluster seasons, he would leave Florida early to enter the NFL Draft." Read more...
GIANTS' TIGHT ENDS COACH MIKE POPE SEES ROOM FOR HUGE IMPROVEMENT IN ADRIEN ROBINSON
Excerpt: "There was a sense of excitement when the New York Giants selected tight end Adrien Robinson with in the fourth-round of the 2012 NFL draft. His size, strength, and athleticism gave his coaches, teammates, and fans reason to believe that he can one day become a starting tight end for the Giants in the near future. General manager Jerry Reese even went as far to say he was the "JPP of tight ends."
WILL BEATTY, MICHAEL BOLEY HIGHLIGHT 11 PLAYERS WHO WILL NOT SUIT UP AGAINST JAGUARS
Excerpt: "Following practice on Wednesday, New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin announced that at least 11 players will not suit up for the preseason opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday night. Among them are left tackle Will Beatty (back), and linebackers Jacquain Williams (hip) and Michael Boley (hamstring)." Read more...
BIG BLUE VIEW
LAWRENCE TYNES: "CONSISTENCY" HELPING GIANTS' KICKER
Excerpt: "During New York Giants training camp at UAlbany the video tower from which the team films each practice session usually sits directly behind the goal posts at one end of whatever field the Giants are utilizing that day. For most of practice, Assistant Video Director Carmen Pizzano sits unnoticed, sometimes under an umbrella or in a folding chair filming the proceedings." Read more...
TERRELL THOMAS' INJURY: NEW IR RULE NOT YET IN EFFECT
Excerpt: "Terrell Thomas of the New York Giants could be a perfect candidate for the new provision negotiated in the Collective Bargaining Agreement allowing teams to activate one player from the Injured Reserve list per season. Except that the rule is not yet in effect because though owners have approved the IR exemption, the NFL Players Association has yet to sign off on it.
"The NFLPA is strongly in favor of adding flexibility to the Injured Reserve designation," said George Atallah, assistant executive director of external affairs.
Approval of the rule by the players is apparently tied to other issues." Read more...
NY GIANTS' NEWS AND NOTES: JOHN MARA, TERRELL THOMAS, AND MORE
Excerpt: "Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here is your Thursday morning notebook -- a day during which the Giants are traveling to Florida for Friday's preaseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Giants owner: We might never get another Super Bowl
With New Jersey about to thumb its nose at a federal law that limits sports betting to four other states, the New York Jets and New York Giants aren't nervous about the NFL yanking the 2014 Super Bowl. But they're pretty sure they won't see another Super Bowl in the Meadowlands if the state starts taking bets on their games." Read more...
GIANTS' TRAINING CAMP: DAY 11 PRACTICE REPORT
Excerpt: "The New York Giants on Wednesday held their final practice prior to Friday's preseason opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. There really is little to report, as the practice was little more than a glorified walk-thru as the team prepared to face the Jaguars.
Let's run through the injury stuff." Read more...
IS THIS THE FUTURE NEW YORK GIANTS' DANCE TEAM?
Excerpt: "Ever notice that the New York Giants never seem to have any cheerleaders? It’s because they don’t! They are one of only six NFL teams that don’t have their own cheering squad (In addition to Packers, Steelers and Giants, the Chicago Bears,Cleveland Browns, and Detroit Lions also do not use cheerleading squads.). But is this about to change?" Read more...
THE DAY AT CAMP: AUGUST 8, 2012
Excerpt: "I probably should have said something earlier, but in case you haven’t already guessed, I’ve been off for the last few days. No, nothing is wrong. Just still working my way back from last year’s tango with little ‘c’. So my apologies.
I’m simply amazed – no make that appalled – about the story to come out of Green Bay today involving LB Clay Matthews claim that the Giants didn’t beat Green Bay in last year’s divisional playoff games, but rather the Packers beat themselves." Read more...
GIANTS LOOKING FOR ANSWERS AT TIGHT END
Excerpt: "Veteran tight ends coach Mike Pope has seen quite a bit over the course of his long NFL coaching career. But this year might be a first for the 30-year coaching veteran who entered camp with several new faces joining his meeting room.
“We do have more new faces now then maybe we ever have,” said Pope, whose holdovers from last year include Bear Pascoe and Christian Hopkins, the latter of whom was on the team’s practice squad last year.
“It’s very rare to lose two players in one game at the end of the season like we did, so we’ve been trying very hard to replace those guys with athletes and I think we’ve been able to do that.” Read more...
THE RED ZONE
SAINTS' STAT TE GRAHAM SUFFERS BACK INJURY AFTER AWKWARD FALL; BREES, VITT SAY HE'S FINE
NEW RULE REDUCED CONCUSSIONS ON KICKOFFS, STUDY SAYS
Excerpt: "Changes to the NFL’s kickoff rules appear to account for a slight decline in the number of concussions reported across the league last season, according to a consulting firm’s study of injury data provided by the NFL Players Association." Read more...