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-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-Browns: Week 12 Preview

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The 7-3 Giants will face the 0-11 Browns on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 on FOX.

While last week’s contest against the Chicago Bears wasn’t the cakewalk that was expected by some Giants fans, Big Blue did pull out another quality win, their 5th victory in a row. The Giants are 7-3 and have one more “easy” game on their schedule before the stretch run heats up.

The Giants will travel to Cleveland to take on the 0-11 Browns on Sunday. There really is no sugarcoating it; the 2016 Browns are perhaps the worst NFL team of the past decade. It is a game that the Giants must have if they want to be taken seriously by other NFL teams.

The game will kick off at 1:00 and can be seen on FOX.

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Giants-Bengals: Week 10 Preview

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The New York Giants will host the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football tomorrow night at 8:30 on ESPN.

For the first time in a very long time, the New York Giants are in the NFC Playoff Picture. Currently slotted as the first wild card team (5th seed), Big Blue looks prime to strike. This week, they’ll match up against a dangerous adversary, the Cincinnati Bengals. While the Bengals are only 3-4-1, they have made the playoffs for 7 straight seasons and have a reputation as one of the NFL’s finest teams on the road.

Kickoff is set for 8:30 on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. At halftime, the Giants will induct modern heroes Tom Coughlin, Justin Tuck, and Ernie Accorsi into the team’s Ring of Honor, which will make Monday a very special night.

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Giants-Rams: Week 7 Preview (200th Overtime post!)

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The Giants and Rams will duel live in London, England, Sunday morning at 9:30 am on NFL Network.

There’s no better way to start a Sunday than with football as soon as you get out of bed. For fans of the New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams, that’s exactly what they’ll be able to do on Sunday, when the Giants and Rams face off at Twickenham Stadium in London, England at 9:30 am on NFL Network.

The Giants saved their season with a win last week over the Baltimore Ravens, steadying their record at 3-3. Meanwhile, the Rams are also 3-3 and have picked up tremendously from the first two weeks, in which they failed to score a single touchdown. It should be a good game as East meets West overseas.

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Giants-Ravens: Week 6 Preview

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The New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens will face off in a Super Bowl XXXV rematch that you can see at 1:00 on CBS.

It is fair to say that both the New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens are ready to turn the page. The Giants have lost 3 games in a row and could see their playoff hopes dwindle away if they drop this game and their division foes gain more ground.

On the other side of the coin, the Ravens began the year 3-0 before dropping their last 2 games in disappointing fashion, which cost Offensive Coordinator Marc Trestman his job. The injury bug has also been a factor for these two teams, as they have had their stars miss many key early-season games.

The Giants and Ravens will duel on Sunday at 1:00 on CBS.

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