Ankle Surgery for Eli Manning: The New York Giants announced today that quarterback Eli Manning will undergo an arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle this afternoon. The procedure is a debridement of the ankle that Manning injured in the regular-season finale against the Washington Redskins on December 29. That injury was categorized as a high ankle sprain.
Manning began working out privately this week at Duke University with wide receivers Victor Cruz and Mario Manningham.
“I went through the recovery and rehab after suffering the sprain,” said Manning. “I was still experiencing some discomfort as I began my normal offseason preparation, and after consultation, we felt the right thing was to have Dr. (Robert) Anderson clean out the ankle. The doc tells me I should be running in about six weeks. I’m looking forward to the start of the offseason program on the 21st. I will be in the weight room and in the meeting rooms so we can all learn the new offense. I got some good work in this week at Duke, and I think it’s smart to get this procedure done now so the ankle isn’t an ongoing issue. I’m eager to get to work with our new offensive coaches and system.”
As Manning said, the Giants’ offseason program starts on April 21, beginning with two weeks of strength and conditioning work. The team will hold Organized Team Activity (OTA) workouts on May 28-30, June 2-3, June 5, June 9-10, and June 12-13. A full-team, mandatory mini-camp will be held on June 17-19.
This is a critically important offseason for Manning, who is not only coming off his worst season as a full-time starter, but also having to adjust to a new offense under new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo and new quarterbacks coach Danny Langsdorf.
Article on the New York Giants Pass Rush: Five lingering questions: The pass rush by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com
New York Giants 2014 Preseason Schedule Announced: The NFL has announced the 2014 preseason schedule for the New York Giants and the other 31 NFL teams. The Giants will play:
- Week 1: Buffalo Bills (Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio), Sunday, August 3, 8:00 PM
- Week 2: Pittsburgh Steelers (August 7-10, exact date and time to be determined)
- Week 3: at Indianapolis Colts (August 14-18, exact date and time to be determined)
- Week 4: at New York Jets (August 21-24, exact date and time to be determined)
- Week 5: New England Patriots, Thursday, August 28 (time to be determined)
The 2014 regular-season schedule has not been announced yet. But a list of 2014 regular-season opponents is available in the Schedule section of the website.
Article on the New York Giants and the 2014 NFL Draft: A look at the Giants’ draft needs by Ralph Vacchiano of The New York Daily News
Articles on the 2014 New York Giants:
- 5 players who need a big offseason program by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger
- Five lingering questions: Wide receiver by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com
- Five lingering questions: Team chemistry by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com
Article on CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: Rodgers-Cromartie vs. top NFC East WR’s by Dan Salomone of Giants.com
Giants.com Inside the Film Room: Video breakdowns of the following Giants players are available at Giants.com:
BBI on Giants.com Big Blue Kickoff Live: The audio of Eric Kennedy being interviewed on Giants.com’s Big Blue Kickoff Live podcast on Wednesday is available at Giants.com. Eric joins the show at the midway point of the broadcast.