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Jameel McClain to visit with Giants

Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Jameel McClain reacts to

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Jameel McClain announced that the Giants will soon be hosting a free agent linebacker: Jameel McClain.

The 28-year-old former Raven who was waived last month visited with the Bills on Wednesday and, while talking to reporters up there, made it known that his next stop will be with the Giants.

“This is the first visit and then I go to the Giants,” McClain told Bills reporters, per the...

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Spencer Paysinger gets ROFR tender from Giants

Giants linebackers Spencer Paysinger and Mark Herzlich talk

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The Giants have put a right-of-first-refusal tender on Spencer Paysinger, according to his agent, making it most likely that the versatile linebacker will return to the Giants in 2014.

The restricted free agent will be allowed to accept offers of more than $1.431 million – the salary assigned for ROFR tenders – from other teams during the free-agency period that begins on March 11. The Giants...

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McAdoo is 'fond' of Eli, says fundamentals will help eliminate turnovers

Eli Manning throws before a game against the

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Ben McAdoo spent the last few years coaching Aaron Rodgers with the Packers. Now he moves on to coach Eli Manning. Does he see any similarities between the two?

“I haven’t worked with Eli, so that’s hard to say,” McAdoo said. “But I do know this: They’re both Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks, they’re both highly motivated and highly competitive. I’m excited to be here and excited to work with...

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Players 'lined up at the door' for potential openings on o-line

Chris Snee celebrates against the New England Patriots

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Our friend (and former Giants reporter) Zack Berman in Philadelphia pointed out this morning that the Eagles now have their entire offensive line signed through the 2016 season. Must be nice. Because as I pointed out in contrast, the Giants do not have a single offensive lineman that they can ink into any starting spot for the 2014 season as of right now. Sure, Chris Snee wants to return for one...

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McAdoo talks tight ends

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 08: Andrew Quarless

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It’s hard to get a good picture of what the Giants’ new offense will look like because we have no idea who will be playing in it. Well, we know Eli Manning and Victor Cruz will be, but beyond that there are a lot of questions.

One of the most intriguing positions on the Giants roster this offseason will be tight end, mostly because right now they don’t have one. At least not a dynamic one....

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McAdoo: Screens will be a focal point

Green Bay Packers tight end coach Ben McAdoo

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According to Pro Football Focus, Eli Manning threw for a total of 99 yards on screen passes in 2013. Ninety-nine yards. Not even the length of a football field in 16 games (well, 15 and a half since he left the finale with an ankle injury). It was one of the more frustrating aspects of the offense, that inability to make a relatively simple play function.

Ben McAdoo is going to change that....

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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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