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Walter Thurmond Thinks New York Giants Secondary Can Be Better than Seattle Seahawks ‘Legion of Boom’

April 22nd, 2014 at 5:20 PM
By Doug Rush

The Seattle Seahawks defense was a big reason for why they were able to win Super Bowl XLVIII this past February and perhaps the biggest part of that Seattle was their secondary, which now has the infamous nickname, "The Legion of Boom."

Guys like Richard Sherman, Brandon Browner, Byron Maxwell, Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas were such key part of the Seahawks being crowned champions this past season. Another part of that Seahawks defense and secondary was Walter Thurmond, who left Seattle to sign a one-year deal with the New York Giants and will bring some of that physical style of defense that he played on and thrived in.

Thurmond will likely take the place of Terrell Thomas, who was the starting slot corner on the team last year and will start alongside Prince Amukamara and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie at cornerback in 2014. With those three, along with Trumaine McBride, Jayron Hosley, Charles James and Zack Bowman, a lot of people around football feel that the Giants secondary could be one of the best around the league with the talent assembled.

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Giants’ Will Beatty ‘Ahead of Schedule’ from Broken Leg; Unsure of Timetable on Return

April 22nd, 2014 at 4:14 PM
By Doug Rush

In the New York Giants 20-6 victory over the Washington Redskins, the team's regular season finale at MetLife Stadium back in December, the Giants had two injuries they knew they were going to have to monitor in the offseason.

The first was Eli Manning's ankle injury, which required arthroscopic surgery this past month and while he isn't participating in the team's voluntary workouts, he is expected to be ready to go for training camp and ready for the 2014 regular season.

The other injury was to Will Beatty, who broke his leg in the game (and also had DeAngelo Hall jump on his leg after he suffered the injury) and had surgery on it back in January. 

The team has taken proper precautions while Beatty is recovering from the injury with the signings of former Miami Dolphins' John Jerry and New Orleans Saints' Charles Brown, plus there's been some chatter about trying Justin Pugh out at left tackle during the summer. The Giants could also look to draft a tackle if one is available to them in next month's NFL Draft; Taylor Lewan from Michigan, Zack Martin from Notre Dame and Jake Matthews from Texas A&M have been heavily talked about as options for the Giants; Greg Robinson from Auburn is another top tackle in the draft, but

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New York Giants’ Eli Manning Healing Quickly from Ankle Surgery; Expects to Be Ready for Camp

April 22nd, 2014 at 2:00 PM
By Doug Rush

During the second quarter of the New York Giants Week 17 victory over the Washington Redskins, Eli Manning suffered an ankle injury that took him out of the rest of the game.

That ankle injury eventually lead to Manning needing to get arthroscopic surgery this past month and is keeping him on the sidelines for the next couple of weeks, and ultimately, lead to the Giants signing former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman as insurance for the 2014 season.

But the 33-year-old two-time Super Bowl MVP isn't worried about missing time for the team in the regular season, even though right now, he's not fully participating in the team's voluntary workouts because of the need to recover, but on Tuesday, Manning told the media that his ankle is healing nicely and is fully expecting to be ready for training camp this summer.

"I think I'd be safe to say I'd be 100 percent for the start of training camp. I would hope so."

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Former Jets, Dolphins TE Dustin Keller a Potential Option for New York Giants?

April 22nd, 2014 at 1:00 PM
By Doug Rush

With less than a month remaining until the 2014 NFL Draft, many fans and people around football continue to speculate about what the New York Giants will do with the tight end position, especially since there is still a severe lack of depth at the spot.

A lot of mock drafts have the Giants taking North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron with the number 12 overall pick in the first round, but it's not a guarantee that the Giants will even take Ebron if he's there, plus Ebron could be off the board when the Giants are picking on the first night of the draft.

If the Giants do decide against taking a tight end in the draft and look to the free agent market, there are still several options available; Jermichael Finley is available, but is waiting for medical clearance following spinal fusion surgery, although many still wonder if Finley will be even able to resume his NFL career after suffering such a severe injury.

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New York Giants “Livid” with Will Hill’s Drug Problems; Safety Likely “Done” with Giants: Report

April 22nd, 2014 at 11:00 AM
By Dan Benton

Not that it should or will come as any sort of earth-shattering surprise, but the New York Daily News is reporting — on the heels of another failed drug test — that the New York Giants are "livid" with Will Hill's seemingly endless drug problems and that he's likely "done" with Big Blue — even if he wins his planned appeal.

Whether he wins the appeal or not, though, one team source added that the Giants are livid at Hill’s continued drug issues and he’s likely “done” with the team, whether he wins his appeal or not.

Hill has previously been suspended twice by the NFL, first for violating the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy in 2012 for the apparent use of Adderall without filing the proper paperwork with the league offices and then again in 2013 for violating the league's substance-abuse policy after testing positive for marijuana — something Hill had acknowledged.

"I’m very surprised I’m still in this situation; I wouldn’t think that I would be," Hill said last year. "I wouldn’t think anyone would be, especially coming through what I’ve been through. The Giants just told me they had my back, they had my support, but another slip-up, that’s that. That’s all the motivation I need. So I just let it at that."

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