John Fennelly, Lead Writer
A busy week, considering the NFL Draft is still two weeks away. With the additional time, the mock drafters are losing their minds, mocking just about every live body to the Giants these days. We’ll be ramping up our draft coverage as the blessed event gets closer.
The NFL dropped it’s 2014 regular season schedule this week. The Giants open on a Monday night in Detroit, one of five nationally-televised games on their docket. They have only four games out of the Eastern Time Zone, and three of those are in Central Time. Their bye is conveniently placed in Week 7.
The Daily News Live crew breaks down the schedule release:
ICYMI: This week’s headlines
S Will Hill turned in another positive drug test this week, which will undoubtedly lead to a long suspension and possible dismissal by the Giants.
The Giants officially opened their offseason program last Monday. An unprecedented 15 veteran free agents descended on QDTC. OL Chris Snee suggested the team hand out name tags to help everyone get acquainted.
Snee also revealed that he is “doing everything” in these workouts, saying he’ll be going 100% this spring after offseason hip and elbow surgeries.
QB Eli Manning arrived wearing a walking boot on his surgically-repaired left ankle. He vowed to be ready by training camp.
DE Jason Pierre-Paul claimed he feels like he’s 21 again. The former All-Pro says he weighs 270 lbs, which is 15 lbs less than last season.
On the contrary, OL Justin Pugh said he’s up 13 lbs, from 302 to 315.
OL Will Beatty (fractured tibia) said his rehab was ahead of schedule but the reality is, he may be ready for the season.
New CB Walter Thurmond III told reporters that he’s the best slot corner in the NFL.
RB David Wilson (neck) said he expects to be cleared for OTAs.
New OC Ben McAdoo has been handed complete control of the Giants offense. The offensive players are excited to get started and are glued to their tablets.
S Antrel Rolle claims he has four “great” seasons left in him as he enters the final year of his Giants’ contract.
DE Robert Ayers claims his sack totals in Denver were due to misuse of his talents.
WR Victor Cruz says he hopes the Giants find a big receiver in the draft to replace Hakeem Nicks. Texas A&M’s Mike Evans was his preference.