EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Geno Smith didn’t catch a break in his final two seasons with the New York Jets, and it seems his chances of resurrecting his career with the Giants are facing obstacles. Not only does Smith have to beat out incumbent Josh Johnson for the backup quarterback job to Eli Manning, his prospects of making the team took another hit in the NFL draft when the Giants selected Davis Webb with their third-round draft pick. The 26-year-old Smith doesn’t seem concerned. Speaking after the Giants organized training activities Thursday, Smith sounded confident for a player who had a promising rookie season four years ago and then regressed, in large part due to inconsistency.

Contrary to reports, Iggy Azalea is not dating New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Not only did the Australian rapper say they two weren’t dating, Azalea also said she didn’t even know the NFL superstar. This, after Beckham Jr. took to Twitter on Wednesday to shut down the rumors as well. “Literally don’t even know Odell Beckham,” she said.

After spending his entire career (2004–16) with the Dallas Cowboys, the four-time Pro Bowl quarterback is heading to the broadcast booth to become CBS’s lead NFL analyst. After suffering a season-ending defeat to the New York Giants in 2011, the Cowboys got their revenge in the 2012 season opener.

The offseason seemed a bit strange … oh yes, Josh Normal hadn’t ramped up any feuds with some inflammatory comments. Norman, the Washington Redskins cornerback who has never shied away from controversial comments, took on two of his favorite enemies in a Bleacher Report story by Tyler Dunne, ripping New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham and Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant. Beckham is an old nemesis, going back to a crazy game in 2015 when Norman was with the Carolina Panthers and the two spent most of the afternoon brawling.

May 25 (The Sports Xchange) - Free agent wide receiver Victor Cruz has agreed to a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Thursday. Cruz, 30, spent his previous six seasons with the New York Giants, and

New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo has denied doing anything to limit veteran receiver Victor Cruz's catches in the second half of last season. Cruz was released after last season, and signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears on Thursday. Cruz had 39 catches for 586 yards and a touchdown last season after missing most of the previous two seasons with injuries.

The New York Giants ended their first week of voluntary organized team activities missing two of their biggest stars - wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and defensive end Olivier Vernon. The team did not say whether Vernon missed all three, but the veteran who signed an $85 million contract in the offseason last year wasn't there Thursday, the only day workouts were open to the media. The only other player missing was third-year defensive end Owa Odighizuwa, who hinted since the end of last season that he may take time away from football.

Super Bowl champion and Pro Bowler Victor Cruz is headed to the Chicago Bears. The Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with the free-agent wide receiver following his release from the New York Giants in February. Cruz, who had spent his entire seven-year career in New York, exploded on to the scene in 2011 when he caught 82 passes for 1,536 yards and nine touchdowns.

The Chicago Bears added some salsa to the roster Thursday, signing former New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz to a one-year contract. The Bears were looking for help after former Pro Bowl receiver Alshon Jeffery signed with Philadelphia. A feared receiver with the Giants, Cruz helped them win the Super Bowl before being slowed by injuries.

Brandon Marshall stepped to the podium after New York Giants OTAs and knew what was coming. " Sheldon Richardson questions, go ahead, open up," the Giants wide receiver said, well aware of what Richardson said about him the other day at New York Jets camp. Richardson told reporters: "The locker room is a whole lot easier to get along with now," Asked to elaborate, he smiled and said, "Man oh man, y'all are thirsty. Let's just say I've got 15 reasons why it's better." Fifteen is Marshall's jersey number. He wore it with the Jets and is doing the same after being cut and signing a two-year deal with the Giants this offseason. It wasn't a surprise for Marshall to hear criticism coming from Richardson

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