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By: JamesPHickey

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New York Giants news for Thursday

Good morning, New York Giants fans!

From Big Blue View

  • New York Giants’ 2024 schedule includes Thanksgiving game, nods to 100th season
  • The New York Giants will be the subject of this year’s offseason ‘Hard Knocks’
  • Giants will aim to keep unbeaten streak in Europe alive vs. Panthers
  • LB Darius Muasau, Giants’ sixth-round draft pick, signs rookie contract
  • CB Dru Phillips, Giants’ third-round pick, signs rookie deal

Other Giant observations

Travel Mileage Totals for All 32 Teams Ahead of Reveal | Bleacher Report

The New York Giants will travel a total of 19,295 miles, ranking 16th in the league.

Wan’Dale, Kayvon and Dexter are leading the G-Men to Germany this year

Quarterback questions for 32 NFL teams: Contracts, QB1 races | ESPN

If Daniel Jones struggles in the first half of the season, could he get benched to protect the money that is guaranteed for injury in 2025?

This is one of 2024’s most fascinating contractual subplots. Jones has a fully guaranteed $36 million coming his way this year, so he was always going to be on the 2024 roster. But the contract gets interesting in 2025, when he’s scheduled to earn $30 million. Of that $30 million, $23 million is guaranteed against injury. That means if Jones, who has missed games due to injury in all but one of his five NFL seasons and is currently rehabbing an ACL injury that ended his 2023 season early, were to get injured in 2024, the Giants could be on the hook for $23 million in 2025.

NY Giants salary cap update: Team is tight on space; how much money Drew Lock can actually earn in 2024 | The Athletic

The reporting of Drew Lock’s contract with the Giants was the opposite. National insiders reported Lock had signed a fully guaranteed one-year, $5 million contract in March. The $3 million Lock can earn via incentives wasn’t reported at the time. That was interesting since the deal could have been accurately reported as being worth “up to” $8 million. The incentives are based on playing time, individual performance and team success.

7 Notable Players Who Should Be Cut Before 2024 NFL Season | The 33rd Team

TE Darren Waller. The Giants drafted his replacement, Theo Johnson (Penn State), in Round 4 and have Daniel Bellinger under contract. Considering that the Giants can save nearly $12 million by designating Waller as a post-June 1 cut, that might be the best route, rather than waiting to see if Waller will return.

Breakout candidates for all 16 NFC teams | PFF

There’s really nowhere to go but up for center John Michael Schmitz after a thoroughly disappointing first season, in which he posted a 41.4 overall grade and a 26.9 pass-blocking grade as a rookie. If you’re looking for solace, his run-blocking grade was a bit better (51.3), and it’s worth noting that eight of his 30 pressures allowed came in Week 18.

Around the league

Commanders WR Jahan Dotson on QB Jayden Daniels: ‘That’s the quarterback that I wanted’ | NFL.com

Eagles rookies Mitchell, DeJean have chance to start for Eagles | ESPN.com

Cowboys OC Brian Schottenheimer not fazed about CeeDee Lamb’s holdout | CBSSports.com

Changes Mike Zimmer is making to Cowboys defense, his plan for All-Pro Micah Parsons | The Athletic

Cowboys to utilize running back-by-committee approach | CBSSports.com

Netflix, Skydance Sports team up for definitive documentary series chronicling Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys | NFL.com

Odell Beckham on joining Dolphins speedy WR corps: ‘I got to go get back on the track’ | NFL.com

Vikings’ Kevin O’Connell on Justin Jefferson’s contract: ‘Everything’s going to get worked out’ | NFL.com

Jaguars, city of Jacksonville agree on $1.4 billion ‘Stadium of the Future’ | CBSSports.com

Jets have seven standalone games in 11 weeks and two Sunday-to-Thursday turnarounds | Pro Football Talk

It’s getting more and more expensive to watch the NFL on TV | Pro Football Talk

Chiefs-Steelers, Ravens-Texans will play on Christmas Day | Pro Football Talk

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