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Giants 2021 roster profile: RB Devontae Booker

Giants 2021 roster profile: RB Devontae Booker

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ The Giants moved quickly in free agency to sign Booker as Saquon Barkley’s backup. Why? When free agency began the New York Giants raised some eyebrows by quickly signing backup running back Devontae Booker to a two-year, $5.5 million contract. What does Booker bring to the table that made the Giants so eager to sign him as the primary backup for Saquon Barkley? Let’s try to answer that question as we continue profiling the 90 players the Giants will bring to training camp this summer. The basics Height: 5-foot-11Weight: 219Age: 29 this...
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Giants rookie mini-camp: 5 things we learned this weekend

Giants rookie mini-camp: 5 things we learned this weekend

Quarterback Clayton Thorson and the Giants run through some drills at rookie mini-camp. | Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports Rookies have now been introduced to the NFL What did we learn over the past couple of days as the New York Giants held their rookie mini-camp? We have talked about first-round pick Kadarius Toney a lot already, so here are some non-Toney takeaways. Awed by Saquon? Hardly Sixth-round pick was asked on Friday if he had an “oh, wow” moment when he realized he would be sharing a position with Saquon Barkley, second overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft....
May 15, 2021
Giants roster move: RB Corey Clement signs after tryout

Giants roster move: RB Corey Clement signs after tryout

James Lang-USA TODAY Sports Former Eagle will add depth at running back After a two-day rookie mini-camp tryout, free-agent running back Corey Clement has signed with the New York Giants. Clement broke the news himself via Instagram. (h/t to Aret Stapleton for the find) Clement, 26, spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles. He carried only 21 times for 75 yards in 15 games last season. For his career, Clement as 655 yards on 163 carries, an average of 4.0 yards per carry. He has also caught 18 passes. The 5-foot-10, 220-pound Clement...
May 15, 2021
“Two-shoes” Kadarius Toney still doesn’t make it to end of practice

“Two-shoes” Kadarius Toney still doesn’t make it to end of practice

Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports Joe Judge says it’s “not an injury situation” Kadarius Toney had two fitting cleats on Saturday, but per reports from various media on the scene the New York Giants first-round pick didn’t make it to the end of practice for the second consecutive day. Toney, a wide receiver selected No. 20 overall, “only made it through about 30 minutes of practice today. He sat out after that and appeared to be stretching out his calf,” per a report from Ralph Vacchiano. On Friday, Toney missed reps with an apparent cleat issue and did not...
May 15, 2021
Giants 2021 roster profile: WR C.J. Board

Giants 2021 roster profile: WR C.J. Board

C.J. Board makes a catch last season vs. the Bears. | Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Backup wide receiver faces competition to keep his roster spot C.J. Board isn’t flashy. He just does whatever is asked of him to the best of his ability. Will that be enough to land him a second season with the New York Giants? Let’s take a closer look as we continue profiling each of the 90 players the Giants will bring to training camp. The basics Height: 6-foot-1Weight: 181Age: 27Experience: 2Position: WRContract: One-year, $1.020M | Guaranteed: $50,000 Career to...
May 15, 2021
Big Blue View mailbag: Trade with Bears, Jabrill Peppers, draft secrets, more

Big Blue View mailbag: Trade with Bears, Jabrill Peppers, draft secrets, more

The mail’s here! Rookie mini-camp is going on, and we know New York Giants fans are dying for the slightest sliver of information. In the meantime, let’s open the Big Blue View Mailbag. Ryan Perry asks: I know when your team trades for future draft capital you should generally expect that pick to land in the middle of the future round in order to assign an actual value to that pick. But I’m looking at the Bears’ 2021 roster and schedule and can’t help myself thinking we’ve landed a top 10, maybe even top 5 pick in next year’s draft. Their non-divisional opponents...
May 14, 2021
Giants rookie mini-camp: Kadarius Toney’s cleat issue is the big news of the day

Giants rookie mini-camp: Kadarius Toney’s cleat issue is the big news of the day

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Rookies go through first abbreviated workout as NFL players New York Giants first-round pick Kadarius Toney spent much of his first NFL practice wearing only one cleat. Toney had “a little bit of an equipment issue” during Friday’s rookie mini-camp workout at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center, according to coach Joe Judge. That didn’t stop the wide receiver, selected 20th by the Giants, from participating in some of the individual drills. Kadarius Toney going through individual drills in one cleat... pic.twitter.com/FASsOmjKH5—...
May 14, 2021
Giants 2021 roster profile: CB Sam Beal

Giants 2021 roster profile: CB Sam Beal

Amazing! It’s actually a photo of Sam Beal playing in an honest-to-goodness NFL game. | Photo by Emilee Chinn/ Four seasons after using a Round 3 Supplemental Draft pick on him, the Giants are still waiting to get something from Sam Beal Will the New York Giants ever reap the return on investment they hoped for when the used a third-round pick on Sam Beal in the 2018 Supplemental Draft? Beal will be back this summer to try again after opting out of the 2020 season. Let’s take a look at his chances of sticking around. The basics Height: 6-foot-1Weight: 177Age:...
May 14, 2021
Is Brett Heggie New York Giants “center of the future”?

Is Brett Heggie New York Giants “center of the future”?

Brett Heggie | Florida Athletics Former Giants personnel intern David Turner talks about drafted, undrafted players — and Dave Gettleman Dave Gettleman has a history of uncovering quality offensive linemen who go undrafted. As pro personnel boss for the New York Giants, there was Rich Seubert. As GM with the Carolina Panthers, Andrew Norwell. As Giants GM, starting center Nick Gates. Backup Kyle Murphy, too. At least one seasoned former NFL scout thinks Gettleman might have done it again by bringing Florida center Brett Heggie to the Giants this spring as an undrafted...
May 14, 2021
Rookie mini-camp will be an “orientation weekend” for newest Giants

Rookie mini-camp will be an “orientation weekend” for newest Giants

Photo by Gregory Shamus/ On-field work begins Friday for draft picks, UDFAs, tryout players The New York Giants begin their rookie mini-camp on Friday, a small step back toward NFL normalcy after a 2020 season in which the COVID-19 pandemic forced cancellation of all in-person offseason work. “It’s nice getting players back in the building, it’s nice having life back in the building,” coach Joe Judge said Thursday night on MSG Network. This rookie mini-camp won’t be a completely normal one. Pandemic restrictions are still in place, and the Giants will have...
May 14, 2021
Giants news, 5/14: Rookie jersey numbers, Kelvin Benjamin, Cam Fleming, more

Giants news, 5/14: Rookie jersey numbers, Kelvin Benjamin, Cam Fleming, more

Photo by Abbie Parr/ New York Giants headlines for Friday Good morning, New York Giants fans! Giants announce jersey numbers for rookie classHere is the list of the rookies’ new numbers: WR Kadarius Toney: 89LB Azeez Ojulari: 51CB Aaron Robinson: 33LB Elerson Smith: 58RB Gary Brightwell: 37CB Rodarius Williams: 25C Brett Heggie: 61G Jake Burton: 70DE Raymond Johnson III: 91 Don’t run right out and buy these. They are subject to change. Your best bet is to wait until the regular season starts and see what numbers players are wearing then. Biggest roster holes for all...
May 13, 2021
Giants announce signings of three draft picks

Giants announce signings of three draft picks

Rodarius Williams | Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports Addition of three UDFAs also made official The New York Giants on Thursday announced the signings of three rookie draft picks. Second-round pick Azeez Ojulari and sixth-round picks Gary Brightwell and Rodarius Williams have all signed their rookie contracts. Rookie contracts are slotted. Ojulari’s deal will be worth $6,774,908 over four years as the 50th overall picks. As sixth-round picks, Brightwell will earn $3,658,870 and Williams will earn $3,653,135. The Giants also officially announced the signings of three...
May 13, 2021
Giants 2021 roster profile: OT Jackson Barton

Giants 2021 roster profile: OT Jackson Barton

Jackson Barton | Photo by Justin Casterline/ Jackson Barton was claimed off waivers by the New York Giants from the Kansas City Chiefs on Sept. 6 of last season. An offensive tackle, Barton spent the season on the 53-man roster, but never saw any action. With veteran Nate Solder likely to fill the swing tackle role, will there be room on the roster for Barton, who will turn 26 during training camp? Let’s discuss as we continue profiling the 90 players the Giants will bring to training camp. The basics Height: 6-foot-7Weight: 302Age: Turns 26 in AugustPosition:...
May 13, 2021
Giants 2021 schedule: How many games will they win?

Giants 2021 schedule: How many games will they win?

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports Despite acknowledged improvements, the early predictions are not promising Game-by-game won-loss predictions in mid-May for a season that begins in mid-September are ridiculous. The New York Giants Week 1 game against the Denver Broncos is a perfect example. The Broncos will be a much different team with Teddy Bridgewater/Drew Lock at quarterback than if a much-discussed trade for Aaron Rodgers occurs. So, this year we aren’t doing those here at Big Blue View. That, though, doesn’t mean we can’t look around at what some other...
May 13, 2021
Giants news, 5/13: Kadarius Toney under-valued in Fantasy Football, Kenny Golladay, more

Giants news, 5/13: Kadarius Toney under-valued in Fantasy Football, Kenny Golladay, more

Photo by Abbie Parr/ New York Giants headlines for Thursday Good morning, New York Giants fans! Fantasy Football: 2021 NFL rookies who are undervalued according to draft position | Fantasy Football News, Rankings and Projections | PFF I identified Jaylen Waddle, Elijah Moore and Kadarius Toney as values in best-ball leagues heading into the draft, and all three saw their ADPs climb post-draft. Toney still has the biggest discrepancy in fantasy ADP and NFL draft position. My wide receiver prospect model didn’t love Toney, and there are a lot of mouths to feed for the...

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