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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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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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Giants name Craig Johnson running backs coach

Craig Johnson of the Minnesota Vikings poses for

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Craig Johnson was named the new running backs coach for the Giants, replacing long-time Tom Coughlin assistant Jerald Ingram, who was let go last week.

Johnson coached quarterbacks for the Vikings the last three years.

The only other current opening on the Giants staff remains tight ends coach. Mike Pope, who held that job with the Giants since 2000 before he was let go last week, was...

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Ben McAdoo added to Giants' list of OC candidates

Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo is a candidate

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Mike Sullivan interviewed for the Giants’ offensive coordinator position today, but he’ll apparently have to wait until the weekend to hear whether he gets the job or not. That’s because the Giants have lined up an interview with Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo for Saturday. McAdoo is the third known candidate on the Giants’ interview list. Besides Sullivan, the Giants will interview former...

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Marc Ross requested to interview for two GM jobs in one state

The Sunshine State is calling one of the Giants’ high-ranking officials.

The Buccaneers and Dolphins have both requested and received permission to interview Giants vice president of player evaluation Marc Ross for their vacant general manager positions, according to a source. Ross has overseen the scouting and drafting of college players for the Giants since 2008.

Ross has interviewed...

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Kevin Gilbride offers strong take on what went wrong in 2013

Quarterback Eli Manning of the Giants looks over

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Kevin Gilbride pointed to two areas as the reason for the Giants’ 28th-ranked offense in 2013: the offensive line and the wide receivers.

The line was clearly an issue as its lack of depth became exposed due to injuries. The Giants used seven different starting combinations and, had they played another game, would have gone to an eighth. That, Gilbride said, changed the way the Giants were...

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Extending Eli Manning and Antrel Rolle could alleviate cap space, but John Mara is hesitant

Eli Manning looks to pass the ball against

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The Giants aren’t only going to be dealing with 24 unrestricted free agents this offseason. They could also be dealing with two of their highest-paid players who are already under contract for 2014.

Antrel Rolle and Eli Manning are scheduled to earn a combined $22.15 million in base salary in 2014 and count for a combined $29.65 million against the salary cap. If the cap remains the same as...

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Hakeem Nicks says he'll prove he's still a top wide receiver

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Hakeem Nicks isn’t worried that his lackluster statistics over the last two years will diminish his value as a free agent this offseason.

“I still know what I’m capable of doing,” he said. “I still consider myself one of the top receivers in this league and I’m going to go out and prove it.”

Nicks caught 56 passes for 896 yards this season, which ranked 57th and 32nd in the league, respectively....

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Giants not counting on David Wilson as their lead running back in 2014

David Wilson lays on the ground after missing

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Don’t count on David Wilson being in the Giants’ backfield next season. Because the Giants sure aren’t.

The second-year running back and former first-round pick missed most of this season with a disc injury in his neck as well as a diagnosis of spinal stenosis and may have surgery this offseason.

“I think we’ll have to have some contingency plans at the running back position,” general...

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