2017 New York Giants Draft Report Card

The Giants made many exciting picks in this year’s draft, including Evan Engram, Dalvin Tomlinson, and Davis Webb.

The 2017 NFL Draft has came and went, and the New York Giants have six new freshman players. The team had various needs (tight end, defensive tackle, offensive line, kicker, linebacker), and some of these were addressed better than others. Here’s Overtime’s report card review of the 2017 New York Giants Draft Class.

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Giants Sign Brandon Marshall – Report

Veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall is the newest member of the New York Giants.

The New York Giants have made another free agency splash, signing veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall to a 2-year, $12 million deal. The deal was first reported around 10:15 today by Newsday.

There’s a lot to digest with this deal, so let’s break it down.

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Giants Place Franchise Tag on Jason Pierre-Paul

Jason Pierre-Paul will be back again with the New York Giants in 2017.

On Monday, the New York Giants announced that they placed the Franchise Tag on defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. The rules around the franchise tag are tricky, but the gist of it is that the Giants are on the hook for around $17 million next year for Pierre-Paul’s services.

Let’s analyze what this deal means for Pierre-Paul, the Giants, and the rest of the Giants’ offseason plans.

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Giants Release Victor Cruz, Rashad Jennings

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On Monday, the Giants cut two reliable veterans.

Sometimes in life, you have to make the tough decision of saying goodbye to the past in order to fully embrace the future. Sports are no different. And with the New York Giants up against the salary cap ceiling and the team looking to be active in free agency, the Giants made two of those tough choices on Monday afternoon.

The Giants announced that they have cut wide receiver Victor Cruz and running back Rashad Jennings. The salary cap savings will total $10 million, leaving lots of valuable space that the Giants can use this spring. The savings though, do not make the decision to move on from two fan favorites any easier.

Let’s look back at Cruz’s and Jennings’ Giants careers, as well as projecting where Big Blue goes now.

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Giants-Packers: Wild Card Round Preview

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The New York Giants and Green Bay Packers will face off in the NFC Wild Card Round on Sunday at 4:40 on FOX.

It’s showtime! For the first time since 2011, the New York Giants have made it into the NFL Playoffs, and much like their last postseason endeavor, the road to the Super Bowl will be fierce. The Giants will face off against the surging Green Bay Packers in the Wild Card Round of the NFL Playoffs on Sunday at 4:40 on FOX.

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Giants-Redskins: Week 17 Preview

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The 10-5 New York Giants will close out their season in the nation’s capital, taking on the 8-6-1 Washington Redskins on Sunday at 4:30 on FOX.

Although the calendar shifts to 2017 tomorrow, the NFL season will still be in its final stages of the 2016 season on New Year’s Day. As for the New York Giants, they’ve clinched a playoff spot, their first since 2011, as the 5th seed. However, the notion that Big Blue has nothing left to play for is far from true; the Giants have to continue to tune up the team for the playoff push.

Sunday’s contest against the Washington Redskins will have significant meaning for the host Redskins, who sit at 8-6-1 and can make the playoffs with a victory over the Giants. Thus, the Redskins will pull out all the stops with a potential trip to the postseason at stake.

Kickoff is set for 4:30 on FOX on Sunday.

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Giants-Eagles: Week 16 Preview

The 10-4 New York Giants will travel to Philadelphia to take on the 5-9 Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football on NBC.

It all comes down to this! The 10-4 New York Giants are but one win away from their first playoff berth since 2011. Despite coming into tonight’s game on a hot streak, the Giants will face a tough test in traveling to hostile Philadelphia on a short week, where the Eagles will look to play the role of spoilers against their longtime rivals.

Kickoff is set for 8:30 on NBC’s Thursday Night Football.

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Giants-Lions: Week 15 Preview

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The 9-4 Giants will host the 9-4 Lions on Sunday at 1:00 on FOX.

New York Giants fans nationwide rejoiced all week long this past week, celebrating an unexpected 10-7 victory over the seemingly-unbeatable Dallas Cowboys. However, much work still has to be done for Big Blue.

This time around, the hungry Detroit Lions will come to town for a 1:00 Sunday afternoon kickoff that can be seen on FOX.

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Giants-Cowboys: Week 14 Preview

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The New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys will duel in an NFC East throwdown on Sunday Night Football on NBC.

All good things must come to an end, and for the New York Giants, their 6-game win streak ended last Sunday with a mood-crushing loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Big Blue will look to bounce back this week in their most important game of the season, a primetime matchup against their biggest rivals, the Dallas Cowboys.

The Cowboys are riding high this year, and are currently in the midst of a 10-game win streak (in fact, the Cowboys’ only loss all year came against the Giants in Week 1 by a 20-19 score). Dallas has the look of a Super Bowl contender for the first time in a decade.

Kickoff is set for 8:30 pm as a part of NBC’s Sunday Night Football.

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Giants-Steelers: Week 13 Preview

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Two of the NFL’s most storied franchises, the New York Giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers, will face off at Heinz Field on Sunday at 4:30 on FOX.

Standing at 8-3, things really could not be going much better for the G-Men than they are now. For the first time since 2012, the New York Giants will finish a season with at least a .500 record. And for the first time in a long time, they are genuinely viewed as contenders.

However, the road to the playoffs will get a lot tougher beginning this week. The Giants will face a tough test in the Pittsburgh Steelers, one of the NFL’s most explosive teams. Although Pittsburgh is just 6-5, they have hit their stride recently and have a boatload of talent.

The can’t-miss game will take place Sunday at 4:30 on FOX.

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