Apr 182014
 
 April 18, 2014  Posted by  News and Notes
John Conner, New York Giants (December 22, 2013)

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New York Giants Offseason Workout Program Begins Monday: The New York Giants offseason workout program begins Monday.

Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), each club’s official, voluntary nine-week offseason program is conducted in three phases:

  1. Phase One (April 21 – May 4):  Consists of the first two weeks of the program with activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only.
  2. Phase Two (May 5 – May 26):  Consists of the next three weeks of the program. On-field workouts may include individual player instruction and drills as well as team practice conducted on a “separates” basis. No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted.
  3. Phase Three (see OTA dates below): Consists of the next four weeks of the program. Teams may conduct a total of 10 days of OTA workouts. No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted.

Important dates of note:

  • April 21: Start of the offseason program.
  • May 28-30: Organized Team Activity (OTA) workouts.
  • June 2-3: OTA workouts.
  • June 5: OTA workout.
  • June 9-10: OTA workouts.
  • June 12-13: OTA workouts.
  • June 17-19: Mandatory, full-team mini-camp.

The Giants will not hold a rookie mini-camp this year because the 2014 NFL Draft is three weeks later than usual. For more on the offseason program, see Giants offseason workouts begin Monday by Dan Salomone of Giants.com.

Sidney Rice Re-Signs With Seattle Seahawks: ProFootballTalk had reported earlier this week that the New York Giants were one of several teams to be interested in unrestricted free agent wide receiver Sidney Rice. The Seattle Seahawks released him in February 2014 in a salary cap-related move. However, Rice re-signed with the Seahawks on Wednesday.

Article on QB Ryan Nassib: With Josh Freeman on roster, should Giants look to deal Ryan Nassib? by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Article on WR Mario Manningham: NFL Star Mario Manningham Talks Returning to the Beast Coast by TheSource.com

Article on CB Prince Amukamara: Big Blue Morning: Amukamara’s option by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com

Articles on the New York Giants and the 2014 NFL Draft: Giants pre-draft visits and workouts by Jordan Raanan and Conor Orr for NJ.com

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Mar 262014
 
 March 26, 2014  Posted by  News and Notes
Tom Coughlin, New York Giants (August 29, 2013)

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Tom Coughlin at the NFL Owners Meeting: New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin addressed the media at the NFL Owners Meeting in Orlando, Florida on Wednesday morning. Some tidbits from Coughlin:

  • On installing the offense under new Offensive Coordinator Ben McAdoo: “We’re moving. We’re better than halfway through the completion of where we want it to be. I’ll say this and the word goes forth to our players. It’s obvious. This is a whole new undertaking from an offensive standpoint because you will have some of the old and a tremendous amount of the new. I think it’s stimulating. I think it’s good for everybody. Hopefully it’s going to provide a little fire for everybody. I know it will for Eli (Manning). I know he’ll be excited about this…In the beginning, there is a lot to learn. There is a lot of be able to comprehend. I don’t care how you do it. It’s apples and oranges. It’s Chinese vs. another language. But you have to get to where you’re communicating with each other. In order to do that, he’s really going to have to focus. Now, with his intelligence, it’s not going to be real difficult.”
  • On offensive goals: “Offensively we have to get back to Giants football. When I say that, I mean (Geoff) Schwartz and (John) Jerry, big human beings in the NFC East. We weren’t very big up front last year. It’s further to run around those big guys. We’re going to have balance…Everyone wants to know what the difference is going to be? Whatever we do is going to be designed around our personnel. I mean, we have the Encyclopedia Brittanica between the systems that you are familiar with and the system that you are soon going to be familiar with. You can put your finger on anything you want.”
  • On QB Ryan Nassib: ”I think he’s going to be a good player. This is going to be an important year for him and for the Giants.”
  • On RB Rashad Jennings: “He’s a great athlete and in tremendous shape. He’s a solid 230 (pounds). The more you look, the better you like. I think he’s a good football player who will be a very solid, solid, impactful guy in our offense.”
  • On RB David Wilson, who is recovering from career-threatening neck surgery:  “I’m planning that he’s there. Until they tell me differently, he’s there. Now, to what extent is he there? Does his presence mean that you have to have another number going into camp at that spot? All of those things are possible…He’s making outstanding progress. Whenever I see him I tell David, ‘Slow down now, stay with whatever they are telling you that you can or can’t do.’ He’s been working on his legs for a month or more…Let’s get him back, let’s see. I wouldn’t rush him into anything.”
  • On Rueben Randle: ”Rueben has to continue to develop, be a better pro…We have very high expectations for him. He’s got to continue to be a better pro and show consistency.”
  • On WR Mario Manningham:  ”Mario is really excited to be a Giant again. He can hardly contain himself. He’s physically and mentally matured.”
  • On the tight end position: ”Right now, it’s a question mark.”
  • On OT John Jerry, who was implicated in the Jonathan Martin bullying scandal: ”I think he was authentic in terms of his presentation and (General Manager) Jerry (Reese) really did believe everything that he said. The investigation took place, calls were made to the league office…There was remorse, sincere remorse, and we still feel very strongly about our locker room and the players that are there for us. I don’t see anything of that nature happening with us…There is no suspension in the air or anything of that nature.”
  • On CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: “We have a young man who really wants to be coached. We studied and we saw some areas that we can really help him in and we were very specific about how that would happen and he was very receptive to it. Our coaches worked their tails off on him, spent a lot of time. A lot of time…It seemed as if he was going to continue to visit (teams) until he found what he wanted. When he came to see us, we knew we would have our chance…He was looking for a place to sink his roots and become a guy who represented a team and stayed there and worked his way through things and wanted to be a part of something other than a one-year-here, one-year-there kind of thing. He responded to that. He jumped on that. He wanted to be a guy who is associated with a team.”
  • On DE Justin Tuck, who signed with the Oakland Raiders: ”We’re going to miss Justin Tuck, period. The body of work last year was very solid. He’s an outstanding young man…Justin has had two outstanding Super Bowls and playoff runs and played very, very well even as a young man playing with Osi (Umenyiora) and (Michael) Strahan, what he learned and how he performed, so, there’s no doubt…You always hold out hope that nobody goes, you don’t want to see anybody leave. But it’s part of our game. When Justin, as an outstanding defensive end who had numbers to back it up in terms of the way he played, I’m not surprised by it…It was always realistic (to keep him). It was realistic for sure, but it didn’t work. There are 31 other teams. The Raiders have a tremendous amount of money to spend.”’
  • On WR Hakeem Nicks, who signed with the Indianapolis Colts: “I don’t know if it went awry. The entire process of production continued to be not what it was a couple of years ago…I want everybody to know we wish Hakeem nothing but success, to return to the player that we really do believe and know that he is with consistency. Maybe this is something that had to take place for Hakeem. Maybe he will deal with exactly where he is and once again return to the quality of player that he is. I wish him nothing but the best.”
  • On continuing to coach: “What else am I going to do?..I feel good, I’m healthy, (my wife) Judy is really good towards it, the family is positive and supporting. As long as I feel good, productive, energetic, and of course the players respond, I’d like to think I can keep going…I’d like to think that the seasons are all good and at some point in time the decision (when to retire) becomes mine and not somebody else’s. It’s not the paramount thought. Being the best we can be is what I’m all about … I want to coach and I want to get it right and I want to see us start to play like I think we’re capable of.”

Article on the New York Giants and 2014 Free Agency and Draft: Giants’ signings give Reese free reign in draft by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Article on the New Free Agent Giants: Coaches dish on ex-players signed by the Giants as free agents by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

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Dec 262013
 
 December 26, 2013  Posted by  News and Notes
Michael Cox, New York Giants (December 22, 2013)

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December 26, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Thursday were WR Rueben Randle (knee), WR Victor Cruz (knee/concussion), TE Adrien Robinson (knee), OG Brandon Mosley (hand), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), CB Trumaine McBride (groin), and CB Jayron Hosley (illness).

Cruz and Mosley have already been ruled out of the game against the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Mosley will have surgery on his broken hand on Friday.

“Rueben has a little bit of swelling in his knee, so they want to take a look at it,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “Hopefully it’s not going to be much. Time to time he has some issues…In our work yesterday he kind of limped around a little bit, so they took him in and looked at it and it was a little bit swollen this morning.”

OG David Diehl (knee), DT Cullen Jenkins (shin/quad), and CB Terrell Thomas (knee) were limited in practice.

RB Andre Brown (concussion) and RB Peyton Hillis (concussion) fully practiced. “(Brown and Hillis) did well, both of them,” said Coughlin. “There didn’t seem to be any issues.”

December 26, 2013 New York Giants Coach Media Sessions: Transcripts and video clips of Thursday’s media sessions with the following coaches are available at Giants.com:

December 26, 2013 New York Giants Player Media Sessions: Transcripts and video of Thursday’s media sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on the New York Giants and College Scouting: Giants’ scouts striking out by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record

Article on the New York Giants 2014 Offseason: NY Giants can be contenders again in 2014 by following this five-point plan by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News

Articles on New York Giants Quarterbacks:

Article on RB Michael Cox: Giants rookie running back Michael Cox in line for more carries by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Articles on the New York Giants Offensive Line:

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Dec 112013
 
 December 11, 2013  Posted by  News and Notes
Eli Manning, New York Giants (December 8, 2013)

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December 11, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Wednesday were DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), DT Cullen Jenkins (shin/quad), CB Terrell Thomas (knee), and S Cooper Taylor (hamstring).

CB Corey Webster (ankle) practiced on a limited basis.

CB Prince Amukamara (illness) fully practiced.

December 11, 2013 Tom Coughlin Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Wednesday press conference are available at Giants.com.

December 11, 2013 New York Giants Player Media Sessions: Transcripts and video of Wednesday’s media sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Articles on the 2013 New York Giants:

Articles on QB Eli Manning:

Article on RB Andre Brown: Andre Brown says ‘storybook’ scenario would have him back with Giants in 2014 by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Article on TE Adrien Robinson: Adrien Robinson works to earn playing time by Dan Salomone of Giants.com

Article on DE Justin Tuck: Giants Spotlight: Justin Tuck even better than the stat sheet suggested by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

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Aug 292013
 
 August 29, 2013  Posted by  News and Notes
Jerry Reese, New York Giants (December 30, 2012)

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Jerry Reese on ESPN Radio: The audio of Wednesday’s ESPN Radio interview with General Manager Jerry Reese is available at ESPN.com.

Aaron Curry Retires: LB Aaron Curry, who was released by the Giants on Sunday, announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday.

Article on QB Ryan Nassib: If Nassib is Solid, Will Giants Gamble? by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record

Article on DT Mike Patterson: Giants’ Mike Patterson Showing He Can Still Play After Undergoing Brain Surgery by Dave Hutchinson of The Star-Ledger

Article on CB Charles James: Giants’ Charles James Shares Victor Cruz’s Dream by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record

Article on the Giants’ Uniform: Giants Announce Dates for Alternate Pants by Dan Salomone of Giants.com

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Aug 272013
 
 August 27, 2013  Posted by  News and Notes
Marvin Austin, New York Giants (August 24, 2013)

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August 27, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Tuesday were WR Victor Cruz (heel), WR Ramses Barden (knee), OC David Baas (knee), OT David Diehl (thumb), CB Jayron Hosley (ankle), and DT Markus Kuhn (PUP – knee).

“Feeling good, feeling good,” said Cruz on Tuesday. “It’s been better, feels a lot better, a lot of the swelling has gone down. Obviously I’m out of the boot now, looking forward to better days coming.”

Cruz was also asked if he would be ready for the opener against the Cowboys. “Absolutely,” responded Cruz. “I think that’s definitely a target date for me. I think I want to come out and get some regular practice in as well once the doctors let me and the training staff lets me do so. Just taking it one day at a time.”

“In my mind (Monday) is a date that I am targeting (to practice),” Cruz said. “So I am going to work diligently this week while the team is away and focus on getting myself right and getting ready to practice potentially by next week.”

Head Coach Tom Coughlin was asked about Baas. “He’s working hard, and feels a little bit better each day,” said Coughlin.

WR Louis Murphy (leg) returned to practice on a limited basis.

DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back), DE Damontre Moore (shoulder), S Antrel Rolle (ankle), and FB Henry Hynoski (knee) remained limited in practice. Pierre-Paul and Moore participated in some team drills.

Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s press conference on Tuesday are available at Giants.com.

Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Tuesday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:

DE Justin Tuck on ESPN Radio: The audio of DE Justin Tuck’s interview with ESPN Radio on Tuesday is available at ESPN.com.

Article on WR Jerrel Jernigan: WR Jerrel Jernigan Playing with Confidence by Dan Salomone of Giants.com

Article on OG/OT James Brewer: James Brewer Will Start at Unfamiliar Spot by Kieran Darcy of ESPNNewYork.com

Article on CB Charles James: Victor Cruz’s Example Fits Giants Undrafted Free Agent Charles James to a ‘T’ by Tom Rock of Newsday

Notes: Head Coach Tom Coughlin said the starters will play between 12-15 plays on Thursday against the New England Patriots. At quarterback, Eli Manning will start, followed by Ryan Nassib, David Carr, and Curtis Painter.

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Aug 102013
 
 August 10, 2013  Posted by  News and Notes
Aaron Ross, New York Giants (August 7, 2013)

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ESPN Radio Interview with RB David Wilson: The audio of Friday’s ESPN Radio interview with RB David Wilson is available at ESPN.com.

Giants.com Player Interviews: Video clips of recent Giants.com interviews with the following players are available at Giants.com:

  • TE Adrien Robinson (Video)
  • OL Brandon Mosley (Video)

Sights and Sounds Training Camp Video: A sights and sounds video from training camp is available at Giants.com.

Articles on the Quarterbacks:

Article on RB Andre Brown: Giants’ Running Back Andre Brown Takes Nothing for Granted by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record

Article on FB Ryan D’Imperio: Well-Traveled FB D’Imperio Ready to Carry Full Load for Giants by Zack Braziller of The New York Post

Article on WR Rueben Randle: Eli Manning Says Wide Receiver Rueben Randle Has ‘Great Talent’ by Dave Hutchinson of The Star-Ledger

Article on TE Adrien Robinson: Giants Tight End’s Stock is Rising by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record

Article on LT Will Beatty: Healthy, Improved Beatty a Key to Giants’ O-Line Success by George Willis of The New York Post

Article on the Giants’ Run Defense: NY Giants Defense is Seeing Red by Ebenezer Samuel of The Daily News

Articles on the Defensive Line:

Articles on the Linebackers:

Articles on the Defensive Backs:

Article on Former Giants CB Sam Madison: Madison Returns to Giants, but Don’t Call Him ‘Coach’ by Zach Schonbrun of The New York Times

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Aug 082013
 
 August 8, 2013  Posted by  News and Notes
New York Giants Training Camp (August 7, 2013)

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August 8, 2013 New York Giants Training Camp Reports: The Giants held their eleventh training camp practice on Thursday afternoon at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. The next practice is on Monday from 1:30-3:45PM. For a complete training camp schedule and Giants.com Q&A guide, see the Training Camp section of the website.

Injury Update – Many to Miss Steelers Game: Not practicing on Thursday were DE Justin Tuck (back), OL Justin Pugh (concussion), OL James Brewer (concussion), RB Ryan Torain (concussion), S Cooper Taylor (hamstring), FB Henry Hynoski (PUP – knee), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (PUP – back), and DT Markus Kuhn (PUP – knee). Tuck might play against the Steelers on Saturday night, but the others will not.

When asked about Tuck, Head Coach Tom Coughlin responded, “I don’t know. Today was not what we wanted. He’s not quite as nifty and nimble as we had hoped. We’ll have to see. I actually thought he would work today.”

“It’s just a little tightness,” said Tuck. “I don’t think this is something that’s gonna be much more of an issue after this week…I’ve played in worse pain, I can tell you that. (We) just want to be smart and make sure it is nothing that will linger, that’s all.”

OG Chris Snee (hip) and CB Terrell Thomas (knee/hamstring) practiced on a limited basis. Coughlin said they will not play against the Steelers.

Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Thursday Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s press conference on Thursday are available at Giants.com.

Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Thursday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:

ESPN Radio Interviews at Training Camp: Audio clips of Thursday’s ESPN Radio interviews with the following Giants’ officials and players are available at ESPN.com:

  • General Manager Jerry Reese (Audio)
  • Head Coach Tom Coughlin (Audio)
  • QB Eli Manning (Audio)
  • DE Mathias Kiwanuka (Audio)
  • CB Prince Amukamara (Audio)
  • S Antrel Rolle (Audio)

Article on DE Justin Tuck: Giants Considering Using Justin Tuck as Pass-Rush Linebacker in Some Schemes by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Article on LB Mark Herzlich: Easy to Pull for Giants’ Herzlich — a Tough LB on Field, and a Crusader Off It by George Willis of The New York Post

Article on CB Aaron Ross: Returning to Giants, Ross Now a Leader in Secondary by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Article on RB Michael Cox: Guys Worth Cheering For: Michael Cox by Kieran Darcy of ESPNNewYork.com

Article on QB Eli Manning: Eli and Peyton Manning Off the Charts with Rap Video Commercial by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record

Article on WR Victor Cruz: Bond with Jay Z Puts Cruz in Elite Group by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News

Article on Former Giant Punters: Will a Giant Become First Punter in HOF? by Michael Eisen of Giants.com

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Jul 252013
 
 July 25, 2013  Posted by  News and Notes
Justin Pugh (72), New York Giants (May 22, 2013)

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Justin Pugh and Ryan Nassib Sign: All of the Giants’ 2013 NFL Draft class is now signed. The Giants announced on Thursday that OL Justin Pugh (1st round) and QB Ryan Nassib (4th round) have signed. Pugh’s contract is reportedly a 4-year, $8.34 million deal.

Veterans and rookies are required to report to training camp on Friday. Practices begin on Saturday at the Giants’ practice facilities at the MetLife Sports Complex. For a complete schedule and Giants.com Q&A guide, see the Training Camp section of the website.

Giants Change Name of Headquarters and Training Facility: The Giants announced on Thursday that the sponsorship of their headquarters and training facility at the MetLife Sports Complex has changed. Timex will no longer be the sponsor but Quest Diagnostics. The new name of the headquarters and training facility is the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.

John Mara Likes This Team’s Potential: Giants’ President and CEO John Mara said on Thursday that he like’s the 2013 Giants’ potential.

“We signed a lot of players,” said Mara. “We have a lot of guys on one-year deals who have a chance to reinvent themselves and reestablish their careers and they’re going to be highly motivated, and I think we filled in some needs for ourselves. I think we had a good draft. So yeah, I’m excited about it. I think we have a very solid organization, a very solid team. Hopefully we’ll stay healthy, and I think we can be as good as anybody.

“I look at us on paper and I think we’re every bit as good as that team, but there’s a long way to go between the paper and proving it on the field. But we have enough talent to compete with anybody.

“We obviously have a quarterback in place who has won a couple of Super Bowls, who is in his prime. But he needs a little bit of help and we need to play better on defense and we need to play better up front and we think we’ve added some pieces that are going to allow us to do that. But I don’t look at it like our window is closing and we better do something now. We’re never going to change how we operate. We still focus on the draft and on adding free agents, be it short term or long term, that are going to help us.

“As long as (Eli is) behind center, yeah, we have a chance to win and compete. He’s got to have some help and I think we have enough players to give him that help and we’ve put together what I think is a good team. It comes down, like it does every year, to staying healthy and guys playing up to their potential. We have a lot of players with a lot of pride in that locker room, and I think they’re ready to get going and put last year behind them and play like Giants.”

Perry Fewell Talks About the Defense: Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell talks about the defense in an exclusive interview with Giants.com.

Article on S Antrel Rolle: Rolle Understands the Need to Lead by Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com

Joe Skiba Takes Us Behind the Scenes: Giants’ Equipment Director Joe Skiba takes us behind the scenes at Giants.com.

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Jul 082013
 
 July 8, 2013  Posted by  News and Notes
Victor Cruz, New York Giants (December 9, 2012)

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New York Giants and Cruz Officially Agree to a 6-Year, $45.879 Million Contract: The Giants and WR Victor Cruz have agreed to a 6-year, $45.879 million dollar contract that supposedly includes $15.6 million in guaranteed money. Officially speaking, the contract is a 5-year, $43 million extension, but that includes the 1-year, $2.879 million restricted free agent tender Cruz signed last month. Cruz is now signed through the 2018 season.

“We are pleased to have this behind us,” said General Manager Jerry Reese. “Now Victor can focus on football. Training camp is approaching quickly, and we all have a lot of work to do to get back where we want to be.”

“I feel relief,” said Cruz. “I feel I can just kick back and play football again.”

Many Giants’ fans were worried and frustrated by the long contract talks. “I was in communication with my agent each and every day, every other day sometimes, and he assured me that things were moving in the right direction,” Cruz said. “There was never a time where I thought I wouldn’t be a Giant. It was just a matter of time, if I was going to be with them for one year or six. I’ll take the six right now obviously…I just knew that we were in this for the long haul, we were going to be patient and wait this thing out and make sure we made the right decision in the right way and not feel any regrets.”

In the last two regular seasons, Cruz has caught 168 passes for 2,628 yards (15.6 yards-per-catch) and 19 touchdowns.

“This is just another step to getting where I want to be at the end of my career,” said Cruz. “I love to do well for my team and do well each and every year and continue to prove myself and not feel complacent and not feel I’ve done enough. I want to continue to have catches and yards and touchdowns and help my team win and get to the playoffs and get to the Super Bowl.  To do that in such an early part of my career was outstanding, but you want more, you want to continue to feel that. The work is just getting started for me. It’s a whole new window of opportunity, a whole new world for me after this contract.”

Cruz had missed all of the Giants’ offseason workout program, the Organized Team Activity (OTA) practices, and the June mini-camp.

“That was the hardest part for me,” Cruz said. “I’d see guys here and there, whether it was in the city or different spots around town. It was tough to talk to them, because they know I want to be there, they know that my heart was there, but it was the business side. It was hard for me to look them in the face and be sociable and be happy when I just wanted to be in that locker room and helping those guys out. Those are experiences and moments I’m missing. But they understand as much as I do that it’s a business. They just cared about having me when camp starts and for Week 1.”

“I’ve been getting some local guys I played with to throw to me,” said Cruz. “I’ve been training. During the offseason program here, I was trying to develop an offseason workout for myself with my trainer. I feel like I’m ready to go. I feel like I’m prepared. I feel good and I’m excited.”

“I think (Eli and I will) be okay in terms of coming into camp,” said Cruz. “Eli and I have a great rapport. I think we’re going to get together on our own before camp starts.”

“On the way here I was talking to my girlfriend,” Cruz said. “She said, ‘You fight 26 years all your life, up and down, going through the trials and tribulations, for this one day. To come from where I’ve come from – a lot of guys don’t see graduation day in college, let alone this day in the National Football League. Words can’t even describe how I feel. Words can’t even describe the energy that’s flowing through my body right now. It’s a beautiful, great feeling.”

“I don’t want to play anywhere else and financially my family is set for the rest of my life,” Cruz said.

Star-Ledger Q&A With TE Brandon Myers: Giants Summer Questionnaire: Brandon Myers by Dave Hutchinson of The Star-Ledger

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