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Washington Redskins v New York Giants

According to Steve Tisch, the chairman and executive vice president of the New York Giants, he wouldn’t be surprised if another NFL team made a move for Giants’ restricted free agent Victor Cruz.

Speaking to reporters at the NFL annual meeting in Phoenix, Giants chairman and executive vice president Steve Tisch said that an offer sheet for Cruz was “probable,” Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post reported Sunday.

Although the list of teams that would be interested in having Cruz is probably quite long, apparently it does not include the Indianapolis Colts.

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New York Giants v Philadelphia Eagles

According to a tweet by Adam Schefter, the New York Giants have agreed to a 3-year deal with former Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins.

The reported deal is said to be worth $8 million, with $3 million in guaranteed money and a $2 million signing bonus.

In 16 games last season, the 32-year-old Jenkins had 26 tackles, 4.0 sacks and 1 forced fumble.

Hat tip to Schefter for the financial details.

 

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This is sort of like whenever I eat chicken wings, I always want to eat more chicken wings. In my mind, there’s no chicken wing limit, but my innards have a salary cap of sorts.

Of course the Giants are going to say that they’d like to re-sign their pending free agent tight end Martellus Bennett, who was an important if often underused part of their offense throughout this past season. And of course they’re going pursue Kevin Boothe, an equally integral guy who’s tasked with keeping Eli Manning standing upright. But doing both of those things with $9 million in salary cap space that’s really only about $3 million due to the restricted free agent tenders they’re tied to (including Victor Cruz)? Yeah, not easy.

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If Sandra Bullock has taught me anything, it’s that Michael Oher needs the gentle help of a kind woman to learn the finer points of playing left tackle. Also, protecting the blind side is pretty important. Just ask Joe Theismann’s leg.

That’s why if the Giants wished to maintain their league best offensive line which allowed only 20 sacks, re-signing Will Beatty was a good idea. So here we are, telling you that the Giants have re-signed Will Beatty.

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As you may have seen or heard, the Giants routed their disliked rival, the Eagles, 42-7 in a battle of two non-playoff teams this past Sunday. They sent Andy Reid home (and potentially relocated him to Arizona) in their win and showed that they still had some pride left despite not being able to defend their Super Bowl ring in the new year.

They torched the Eagles left and right, throwing all over them and running when they wanted to and wherever they wanted. Signal-caller Eli Manning had five touchdowns, besting his previous season high of four in Week 14 against the Saints, while the running backs — David Wilson and Ahmad Bradshaw — combined for 182 yards on 31 carries. Despite their work in the running game it was the big gainers from Wilson and Bradshaw in the passing game which proved to be a significant matchup advantage against the Eagles’ linebackers.

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If Al Pacino has taught us anything, it’s that on any given Sunday, something something scream yell claw for every inch. Also, many things can happen, and few of them are predictable.

But here’s what we know to be true about the New York Giants, the same Giants who have now been eliminated from the playoffs despite a resounding win today over Philadelphia. Regressing back to the mean leads to a pretty crappy New Year’s Eve.

Today was, of course, a final grasp of sorts, a grasp at anything. The Giants needed help, and were waiting for a Bears loss that didn’t happen. While the arithmatic led to a possibility — a chance — it wasn’t a favorable one. Now the carnage assesment begins, a damange report that’s pretty easy.

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Owners of the Giants’ Ahmad Bradshaw can remain frustrated with the former 2007 seventh round draft pick, after the running back once again was absent from practice with a knee injury. Bradshaw indicated he still hopes to play Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, but the final decision will be made by doctors, and not coach Tom Coughlin.

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