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JoJo Nicolas dies a day after horrific auto accident

JoJo Nicolas works out at the Giants' rookie

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JoJo Nicolas, a former University of Miami defensive back who was with the Giants as an undrafted free agent in training camp in 2012, died on Wednesday from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident on Tuesday in South Florida. He was 24.

Nicolas was driving his Lexus when he ran into the back of tractor trailer and was transported to the local hospital in critical condition. On Wednesday...

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Ross, Webster plan to keep playing as Giants days approach an end

Giants cornerback Aaron Ross gestures while setting up

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Even though they are unlikely to re-sign with the Giants, two veteran cornerbacks plan to continue their NFL careers. If, of course, they can find a team to take them.

Corey Webster and Aaron Ross, both of whom ended the 2013 season on injured reserve and both of whom will be free agents in March, are expecting to hit the market and play elsewhere in 2014. There had been some speculation that...

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Randle won't just step in if Nicks goes

Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle catches a pass

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Indianapolis – The heir apparent to Hakeem Nicks is not so clear.

A year ago Giants general manager Jerry Reese said he thought that Rueben Randle had the makings of a future number-one wide receiver. Now, with Nicks about to bolt in free agency, Reese seemed to backtrack from that projection of Randle’s role.

“The jury is still out on that,” Reese said on Saturday at the NFL Scouting...

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Jerry Reese: 'It was time for a change'

Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride speaks with the

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Indianapolis – Kevin Gilbride retired, you’ll recall. But Jerry Reese gave a strong indication that had he not made that decision the Giants would likely have had a new offensive coordinator anyway.

“It was time to make a change,” Reese said at the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday.

As for new play-caller Ben McAdoo, Reese said he’s been impressed.

“He’s a bright guy, well-prepared,”...

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Jerry Reese outlines 'significant changes' to roster

Giants defensive end Justin Tuck (no. 91) looks

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Indianapolis – Promising that there will be “significant differences” on the roster in 2014, Giants general manager Jerry Reese spoke about some of the veteran players who are in one way or another on the verge of becoming former Giants. Among them are some mainstays on the team – Justin Tuck and Chris Snee – along with others such as Hakeem Nicks, Jon Beason and David Baas.

“It’s a big puzzle,”...

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Jerry Reese has little to say on big NFL stories

New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese speaks

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Indianapolis – Giants general manager Jerry Reese touched on the two big overarching topics of this NFL Scouting Combine when he spoke to the media on Saturday morning as only he can: Barely.

The first topic is Michael Sam, poised to become the first openly gay player in the NFL. Reese was asked if he’ll be accepted by NFL teams.

“I’m not talking about that,” he said. “If you want to...

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Coughlin catch-all: Eli, JPP, Tuck, etc.

Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul raises his arms

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INDIANAPOLIS – We’re here at the NFL Scouting Combine to talk about the future players, but inevitably when coaches come to the podium questions turn to the players already on the roster. Particularly the ones who are coming off of injuries or heading into free agency. So here’s a roundup of the current Giants that Tom Coughlin spoke about on Friday:

ELI MANNING

“We’re very confident...

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Coughlin excited by learning anew with McAdoo

Tom Coughlin looks on during the second half

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INDIANAPOLIS -- New Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo remains a man of mystery. He has yet to meet with the media since being named to his new position, so there are naturally lots of questions about what his schemes and play-calling will be like.

Since we can’t ask McAdoo, we’ll ask his boss.

“He, interestingly enough, does not describe himself as West Coast,” Tom Coughlin said,...

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Giants' offense not 'broken' but still needs fixing

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, right, talks with

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Tom Coughlin and John Mara have agreed on a contract extension, but they do not agree on how to describe the disappointing 2013 season.

In the days after the season ended with a 7-9 record, Mara, the team’s co-owner, described the offense as “broken.” Since then, the Giants have revamped their offensive coaching staff. Coordinator Kevin Gilbride retired and long-time assistants...

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Packers' McCarthy praises Giants' McAdoo

Green Bay Packers tight end coach Ben McAdoo

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Packers head coach Mike McCarthy heaped praise on new Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, but said that his system will likely be more of a reflection of Tom Coughlin than anything he picked up as a Packers assistant.

“I don’t know if anybody could be as prepared as Ben is for this,” McCarthy said at the NFL Scouting Combine on Friday. “He’s ready. I have great confidence...

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