NFL owners approved a new policy Wednesday aimed at quelling the firestorm over national anthem protests sparked by Colin Kaepernick and polarized by President Trump, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the ''The Star-Spangled Banner'' but requiring them to stand if they come to the field. Commissioner Roger Goodell said the change was approved unanimously by the owners at their spring meeting in Atlanta, but even that was up for debate. The head of the San Francisco 49ers - Kaepernick's former team - said his franchise abstained from the vote.

One of the surprises for the New York Giants was seeing Josh Mauro at defensive end during the first practice at organized team activities this week. Mauro knows the 3-4 system that is being installed by new defensive coordinator James Bettcher. The drawback is that the five-year veteran is not going to be on the field when new coach Pat Shurmur and the Giants open the season at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple is ready to move on from his rough 2017 NFL season. Now all that appears to be water under the bridge, with Apple saying he is remorseful for his actions. Of course," Apple said of the way his season ended.

Eli Apple is vowing to mend his ways after being given a second chance by the New York Giants. The 22-year-old cornerback who was the 10th pick in the 2016 draft on Monday promised to be a better player, a better person, and a better teammate as the Giants start a rebuilding process under new coach Pat Shurmur after a 3-13 season. It was a year Apple would like to forget, both on and off the field.

Fantasy owners who step up to the mic and select Saquon Barkley probably won’t be disappointed. As the mercury rises and we inch closer to the open of training camps, our resident fantasy football sickos, Brad Evans and Liz Loza, will profile their favorite booms/busts of every NFL team. After a disastrous 2017, the Giants are poised to rebound in a major way.

Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will continue to be involved in the New York Giants' voluntary offseason program as the team heads into OTAs, according to ESPN's Josina Andersen. "I'm told #Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) will attend voluntary OTA's, per source. The #Giants begin Phase 3 of the offseason conditioning program Monday, May 21st.

The days of lengthy training camp holdouts for draft picks has long since passed (unless you’re Joey Bosa) given the current rookie contract slotting system in place with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. Just three weeks since the NFL Draft

Saquon Barkley, the uber-talented former Penn State running back the New York Giants selected No. 2 overall in last month's NFL Draft, is built like a statue. He's listed at 6-feet, 233 pounds, and almost half of that looks like it's stored in his legs

Three sports memorabilia collectors who accused New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning of providing bogus ''game-worn'' equipment that was sold to unsuspecting fans settled their lawsuit against the Super Bowl-winning quarterback on Monday, days before the case was scheduled to go to trial. A spokesman for the defendants, a group that included Manning, the Giants, two equipment managers and Steiner Sports, the company with whom Manning is under contract to provide game-worn jerseys and helmets for sale, said Monday night a settlement had been reached to resolve the claims. Plaintiffs Eric Inselberg, Michael Jakab and Sean Godown had sought triple the amount of their alleged losses - which totaled less than $20,000 combined - for buying two helmets billed as worn by Manning.

A settlement has been reached in the Eli Manning, New York Giants memorabilia fraud lawsuit on Monday. The New York Giants and quarterback Eli Manning have settled a lawsuit accusing them of selling bogus “game-worn” equipment to collectors, according to an ESPN report on Monday night. “[Plaintiffs] Eric Inselberg, Michael Jakab and Sean Godown have resolved all claims in their pending litigation against the New York Giants, Eli Manning, John Mara, William Heller, Joseph Skiba, Edward Skiba and Steiner Sports, in accordance with a confidential settlement agreement reached today,” attorney’s for both sides said in a joint statement on Monday.

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