June 2015


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's appeal hearing of his four-game suspension for his alleged role in Deflategate will be held at the NFL offices beginning Tuesday morning. According to the New York Daily News, the appeal will be at 345 Park Avenue beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET Tuesday. Commissioner Roger Goodell will hear the appeal, having informed the NFL Players Association earlier this month that its request to get him removed from Brady's appeal was denied.
In this week's Bump and Run, Jesse Pantuosco explores Dez Bryant's holdout and what the future holds for Evan Mathis.
Odell Beckham Jr. didn't have much of a minicamp with the New York Giants. The NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year wants nothing more than to play, so being a spectator at the minicamp was a hardship - one Beckham clearly did not want to talk about with the media after the workouts ended Thursday. Beckham's injury is a concern.
Tackle Ereck Flowers, the New York Giants' top draft pick this year, has signed a four-year contract with the team. Flowers negotiated the deal himself, which the Giants announced Thursday at the end of their minicamp. ''I made a lot of progress,'' Flowers said of the minicamp.
There are a lot of questions about the New York Giants' defense heading into Steve Spagnuolo's second stint as coordinator and none is more pressing than the safety spots. The Giants have gone from a veteran group that struggled last season to the young and inexperienced corps that features an oft-injured third-year pro, a second-year player without a career start and two draft picks. ''Right now it is a challenge,'' Spagnuolo said with the Giants going through a three-day veterans minicamp.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wants Dez Bryant to spend his entire career with the team, and anticipates that the disgruntled All-Pro receiver will be at training camp and the regular-season opener. Bryant has not signed his franchise tender that will guarantee him $12.8 million this season. ''I have no doubt that when we play, if we're still in a franchise situation, I have no doubt that he'll be leading the way against the Giants,'' Jones said Wednesday.
Victor Cruz can't wait to be running all those zigs and zags, posts and fly patterns. ''When you sit down and you have to be patient, it's kind of forced upon you, and I was kind of OK with that,'' says Cruz, who tore right knee ligaments in the sixth game of 2014 and has been working his way back ever since. Cruz knows he can't push things, even when he wants to.
Odell Beckham Jr. emerged as one of the NFL's top receivers and won Offensive Rookie of the Year honors despite missing the first four games of the schedule. There were weeks when New York's offense ran smoothly and efficiently: five times the Giants scored at least 30 points. ''We're getting a feel for the offense in the second year, building on things,'' Eli Manning said Tuesday on the first day of minicamp.

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