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New York Giants Wednesday Morning Storylines: Phase 3 of Offseason Workout Program Gets Underway

May 27th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
By Dan Benton

Happy Wednesday, New York Giants fans! And welcome to the return of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) and some actual football! Practice gets underway at 11:20 PM EDT and runs through 1:00 PM EDT. Shortly after practice concludes, head coach Tom Coughlin will be made available on the field, while players will conduct interviews in the locker-room. We'll have all of that for you this afternoon.

In the mean time, why not kick back, relax and enjoy some of these Giants-related headlines over your first cup of morning coffee?

Phase 3 of Giants' Offseason Program: What to Expect, What They Can Do, and More

The OTAs are officially voluntary, and it will be interesting to see what the level of participation is after a 6-10 season. The only mandatory aspect of the offseason program is the Giants' three-day minicamp from June 16-18. This will be the date to watch for defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who, so far, has skipped the voluntary offseason program entirely to work out on his own. Pierre-Paul has yet to sign the non-exclusive franchise tag the Giants placed on him for this year, so if he skips the minicamp, it would be a pretty good indication that he may hold out at the beginning of training camp unless he receives a long-term contract extension.

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New York Giants OTA Schedule and Other Important Upcoming Dates: Calendar

May 26th, 2015 at 2:55 PM
By Dan Benton

The New York Giants will officially enter Phase Three of their offseason workout program on Wednesday, as players will report to East Rutherford, New Jersey and the Quest Diagnostics Training Center for the start of Organized Team Activities (OTAs).

As part of Phase Three, the team will conduct a series of four voluntary (it's important to stress that word) OTA practices that extend over the course of a few days. The first will be held, as mentioned, on Wednesday, May 27th through Friday, May 29th.

Here's a full look at the OTA schedule and other important upcoming dates:

  • OTA Practice No. 1 – Wednesday, May 27th through Friday, May 29th
  • OTA Practice No. 2 – Monday, June 1st through Tuesday, June 2nd and Thursday, June 4th
  • OTA Practice No. 3 – Monday, June 8th through Monday, June 9th
  • OTA Practice No. 4 – Thursday, June 11th through Friday, June 12th
  • Mandatory Minicamp – Tuesday, June 16th through Thursday, June 18th
  • NFL Rookie Symposium – Sunday, June 21st through Saturday, June 27th in Aurora, Ohio
  • Deadline to Sign Franchise Players – Wednesday, July 15th
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New York Giants to Participate in Charity Basketball Game Benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation

May 26th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
By Dan Benton

Several member of the New York Giants — both past and present — will take part in a charity basketball game on Sunday, June 7th at Pittston Area High School in Pittston, Pennsylvania at 2:00 PM EDT. Proceeds from the game will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

About Make-A-Wish Foundation:

Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories, on average, every 38 minutes. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.

Among those expected to be on-hand are tight end Larry Donnell, offensive linemen Ereck Flowers and Bobby Hart, defensive end Damontre Moore, safeties Landon Collins, Nat Berhe and Bennett Jackson, as well as retired Giants wide receiver Stephen Baker aka "The Touchdown Maker."

The game itself will be held in a Pros vs. Joes style, with members of the Giants taking on members of the New York, New Jersey and Pittsburgh media.

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Video: Can New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. Sing Like an Angel, Too?

May 26th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
By Dan Benton

Is there anything New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. can't do? In only a single professional season, Beckham Jr. has already gone about re-writing record books — both league and franchise — while winning AP Offensive Rookie of the Year. But his star has shined brighter than just that, as he's set world records, befriended elite athletes the world-over and displayed an ability to play just about every sport in existence.

But does his talent extend beyond athleticism? Could he also own Hollywood by signing like an angel? Well … take a look.

All right, so there is a line to Beckham Jr.'s seemingly endless skills. But he had you fooled for a second, didn't he? He certainly had us fooled for a minute there because, well… why not? The guy seems to have an ability to be the greatest at whatever he sets his mind to, so we were already prepared to cover him when he revived and ultimately saved "American Idol" from cancelation. Alas, FOX Broadcasting will have to go in a different direction.

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Three New York Giants Listed Among “Top 10 All-Time NFL Players from Service Academies”

May 26th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
By Dan Benton

Having just honored all of our fallen heroes on Memorial Day — as well as paying respect to those who still risk their lives while serving our country — it seems appropriate that NFL Network takes a look back at some of the very best players to ever come from a service academy. And as fate would have it, three of their "Top 10 All-Time NFL Players from Service Academies" were one-time members of the New York Giants.

Let's take a look, shall we?

9. Chris Cagle, RB/DB, Army

NFL teams: New York Giants (1930-32), Brooklyn Dodgers (1933-34)
The skinny: Cagle played eight years of college ball (first at what now is Louisiana-Lafayette from 1922-25, then at Army from 1926-29) and was a three-time All-American at West Point. He was dismissed from Army before his graduation because it was found that he secretly was married; marriage was not allowed for cadets. He coached at Mississippi State for six months in 1930, going 2-6 and then quitting a few days before the season finale against Ole Miss to sign with the Giants, for whom he played for three seasons. He became part-owner of the NFL's Brooklyn Dodgers in August 1933 and joined them as a player that season. He later became instrumental in the founding of the New York Touchdown Club, the group that awards the Heisman. Cagle died in New York at the age of 37 after he fell — or was pushed (police never figured it out) — down a flight of subway stairs the day after Christmas in 1942.

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