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Giants news, 5/15: Schedule released today, Malik Nabers, Theo Johnson, more headlines

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By: JamesPHickey

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New York Giants news for Wednesday

Good morning, New York Giants fans!

From Big Blue View

  • New York Giants schedule leaks, rumors: Giants could be Carolina Panthers’ opponent in Germany
  • NFL schedule release: Which Giants’ non-NFC East home game are you most looking forward to?
  • Does Jared Goff contract put Hendon Hooker in play for New York Giants?

Other Giant observations

Best player fits at every position from the 2024 NFL Draft | PFF

Darren Waller still hasn’t decided if he is going to retire or come back for another year, but even with Waller, I am excited to see how the Giants utilize fourth-round rookie tight end Theo Johnson. The 6-foot-6, 260-pound tight end ranked in the 90th percentile in basically every category – 40-yard dash, 10-yard split, vertical jump and broad jump. He is a very impressive athlete for his size and position. Even if Waller is still in the picture, Johnson is a vertical and seam threat who could be a big addition to the Giants’ offense in terms of added explosiveness. Even if his workload is limited, his handful of catches could be very impactful because of that mismatch potential.

Rookies joined veterans this week

How Giants’ Theo Johnson’s family was rescued from violent home | New York Post

Today, Theo Johnson, 23, is the Giants’ 6-foot-6, 259-pound rookie tight end who was drafted in the fourth round and could play a big role if Darren Waller retires as expected. But there was a time when Theo was a 7-year-old survivor of abuse in need of a hero. He celebrated that hero on Mother’s Day.

NFL Rookies Who Won’t Start in 2024 but Definitely Should | Bleacher Report

That unique combination of rushing potential, receiving skill and athleticism gives Tracy the rare potential to be a playmaker right out of the gates for Big Blue. If Tracy has a strong camp, he could put himself in the discussion for more than a couple of home run shots each week early. But it’ll likely be another year or two before he’s ready for a leading role in the Big Apple.

Ex-Giants RB Brandon Jacobs talks Saquon Barkley, Malik Nabers | New York Daily News

Brandon Jacobs still looks like the imposing freight train of a running back that no one wanted to tackle from 2005 through 2013 on the way to two Giants Super Bowls.

Eli will be in the house this Saturday for LPG/Sexy Dexy’s charity game

Bending it like Beckham: Malik Nabers should be Giants’ best WR since Odell | FOX Sports

The Giants have tried and failed for years to find a true, No. 1 receiver to replace Beckham. They’ve failed in free agency, the draft, and even in their attempts to develop their own. But they think the 6-foot, 200-pound Nabers is a can’t-miss kid, with the ability to revive their dormant offense and maybe even rescue their franchise quarterback. To them, he’s more than just the next in the long line of great receivers to come out of LSU.

NFL Rookies in Best Position for Immediate Success in 2024 | The 33rd Team

Nabers gives the Giants the type of receiver who, like peak-Beckham, can create a big play from anywhere on the field. He can take a slant to the house or use his speed to win deep down the field. Nabers spent half of his snaps in the slot last season, which continues a trend of the Giants loading up on slot-first players. However, Nabers’ 78th-percentile success rate against press coverage, per Reception Perception, makes a good case that he can live — and thrive — on the outside.

Giants are a ‘viable possibility’ for Dak Prescott, Bill Belichick next season

Giants Mailbag: Will Daniel Jones really be pushed by Drew Lock? | SNY.tv

Connor Hughes on one of the key coaching subplots heading into 2025: Who will call plays this year?

I talked to a handful of people at the Senior Bowl and came away feeling like the Giants preferred Mike Kafka call the plays so Daboll could continue overseeing the operation. Fast forward to the NFL’s annual meeting and Daboll sang a very, very different tune.

Daboll usually relishes the opportunity to say nothing when recorders and cameras are in his face. The subject of play-calling snapped him out of that real quick. Daboll sounded very much like a man who wants to, and expects to, run the offense this coming season.

Starter and Giants release limited edition 1925 lifestyle apparel collection | Giants.com

The Giants joined forces with Starter and Giants legend Carl Banks to unveil a bespoke apparel collection celebrating a century of football excellence.

Around the league

Dan Quinn regrets wearing custom Commanders shirt, calling it a ‘great lesson’ | The Athletic

Commanders cut former Giant Jake Fromm | Pro Football Talk

Patriots in talks to hold joint practice with Eagles, per report | Pats Pulpit

Cowboys explain baffling decision not to pursue Derrick Henry | CBSSports.com

Tom Brady wants to see if Dak Prescott “can finally come through” | Pro Football Talk

Can Jordan Love, Dak Prescott earn $60M a year? Next wave of QB deals set to push market limits | The Athletic

2024 NFL schedule release: Jets-49ers on ‘MNF’ in Week 1; Bills-Dolphins kicks off ‘TNF’; Bengals-Chiefs in Week 2 | NFL.com

Bills to sign ex-Chiefs WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling to one-year contract | NFL.com

Falcons’ Kirk Cousins – Beef over Michael Penix Jr. not helpful | ESPN.com

Jared Goff, Lions agree to four-year contract extension worth $212 million, $170 million guaranteed | CBSSports.com

Trey Hendrickson wants to be with Bengals for ‘a long time,’ bring Super Bowl to Cincinnati | NFL.com

Bijan Robinson not practicing due to ankle injury | Pro Football Talk

Nevada court orders Jon Gruden case to go to NFL arbitration | ESPN.com

Sources – John Parry leaving ESPN for new role with Bills | ESPN.com

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