March 2019


Odell Beckham Jr. woke up from his social media slumber on Sunday. As he did so, New York Giants co-owner John Mara gave a candid take on trading away the transcendent wide receiver to the Cleveland Browns. Speaking at the NFL league meeting in Phoenix, Mara told reporters he was reluctant to deal Beckham and that when he told his grandchildren about the trade, they cried.

The 49ers were apparently not willing to part ways with the No. 2 overall pick without getting the New York Giants' pick at No. 6 to acquire wide receiver Odell Beckham two weeks ago. CEO Jed York on Sunday at the NFL owners meeting was asked how close the 49ers came from landing Beckham in a trade. The Giants worked out a trade with the Cleveland Browns on March 12 to trade Beckham in exchange for the Browns' first-round pick at No. 17 overall, a third-round pick (No. 95 overall) and safety Jabrill Peppers.

While many New York Giants fans are still reeling the loss of its superstar receiver Odell Beckham Jr., after he was traded earlier this month to the Cleveland Browns, former Giants running back turned entrepreneur, Tiki Barber says the move was tough but “necessary. Our general manager Dave Gettleman says he has a plan and I believe he does have a plan,” Barber, who played 10 seasons with New York Giants told FOX Business. I think there's a recalibration that was necessary and it's happening with the right coach, Pat Shurmur, who I'm a huge fan of.

Curtis Riley signs with Raiders to boost short-handed secondary originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com The Raiders continued fleshing out their secondary on Friday agreeing on terms of a contract with safety Curtis Riley, the team announced Friday. The former New York Giant visited the team's Alameda facility on Thursday and left without a deal, but he ended up taking the Raiders offer despite interest from other teams. Riley hinted at a pact on Twitter on Friday, saying he was coming to the Bay Area.

With the bulk of the top free agents having been inked to a new deal, NFL teams are obviously turning their attention to the upcoming NFL Draft, with many key Pro Days taking place in recent days. Here's a quick recap of all of the NFL news during this time of transition in the league. Free Agent Report: The Patriots and K Stephen Gostkowski continue to progress towards a deal.

Report: Haskins meeting with five teams, including Redskins originally appeared on nbcsportswashington.com Ohio State Quarterback Dwayne Haskins has reportedly scheduled a visit with the Redskins in the coming days as next month's draft draws near. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported that Haskins has scheduled workouts with the Oakland Raiders and the Miami Dolphins, and has visits lined up with with the aforementioned Redskins, as well as the Denver Broncos and the New York Giants. The Redskins have been linked to Haskins for some time now, and have reported interest if the dominoes fall in their favor.

Ohio State held its Pro Day on Wednesday, and defensive end Nick Bosa was there just to talk. Bosa, the potential No. 1 pick in next month's NFL draft, did not participate with the rest of the Buckeyes' pro hopefuls after performing well in drill work at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine.

Saquon Barkley has admitted he was sad to see "big brother" Odell Beckham Jr. leave the New York Giants. In a surprising move, the Giants traded the star wide receiver to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for two drafts picks and safety Jabrill Peppers. Barkley, who is set to enter his second season as the Giants starting running back, hopes his former team-mate thrives with his new team.

NFL Draft pick reset: Which teams have most selections post-free-agency? originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The frenzy that is NFL free agency has died down quite a bit since the market officially opened last Wednesday with the start of the new league year. In addition to hundreds of millions of dollars being spent to sign the top free agents, several blockbuster trades were completed as well.

It's the New York Football Giants. He has to have a plan … right? Living in the Tri-State area, I've encountered a Giants fan or two.

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