May 2019

Odell Beckham Jr.'s extended absence may have finally gotten to Browns coach Freddie Kitchens. After staunchly defending the superstar wide receiver's decision to skip nearly all of Cleveland's voluntary practices since joining the team, Kitchens had a different tone Thursday when asked about Beckham's nonattendance. ''I just want to see him,'' Kitchens said when asked what he wants to see out of Beckham at next week's mandatory minicamp.

One month after suffering a gunshot wound on the day he was drafted, New York Giants rookie cornerback Corey Ballentine took part in team drills Tuesday for the first time. Ballentine, a sixth-round pick of the Giants out of Washburn University, participated in 11-on-11 drills while working with the third-team defense. He was involved in individual drills during last week's organized team activities.

Clemson Tigers offensive lineman Zach Giella and tight end Braden Galloway will miss the 2019 season after the NCAA denied an appeal of their failed drug tests that also kept them out of the College Football Playoff. They were found to have trace amounts of the banned substance Ostarine in the late-December drug tests. An attorney for the players, Robert Ariail, revealed the decision by the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards on Friday morning.

Last season, GM Dave Gettleman decided to take a risk in the supplemental draft, and select CB Sam Beal out of Western Michigan. First, the Giants needed cornerback depth behind Janoris Jenkins and Eli Apple, and Beal was said to be the best supplemental draft pick since Josh Gordon. In one of his first practices with his new team, Beal aggravated a shoulder condition the team was aware of when they drafted him.

Landon Collins isn't letting his feud with New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman go. The Washington Redskins safety went after Gettleman again on Thursday, just days after he had criticized his former general manager for letting both him and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. go this offseason. He took it a step further on Thursday, too, calling Gettleman a liar on NFL Network's “Good Morning Football.

The idea of No. overall draft pick Daniel Jones becoming the next Eli Manning just got a lot more real. Manning and his older brother, Peyton, are both two-time Super Bowl champions.

For a month in 2013, Julian Edelman was in football purgatory. Wes Welker was gone but the Patriots passed over Edelman as Welker's replacement. Stung and bitter, Edelman took a free agent visit with the New York Giants, who, truth be told, were the only team kicking the tires on a guy who'd been a backup and special teamer for four injury-riddled seasons.

The New York Giants look quite different under general manager Dave Gettleman, who saw to it that the team parted ways two of the NFL's most talented and productive young stars - safety Landon Collins and receiver Odell Beckham Jr. They aren't the only ones Gettleman sent packing: he has also traded defensive linemen Olivier Vernon and Damon Harrison, and cornerback Eli Apple. Collins believes all five have something in common. We were too vocal' The Giants made no attempt to extend Collins or even franchise tag him; the 2015 second-round pick has been to the last three Pro Bowls and was voted first-team All-Pro in 2016.

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning didn't impress on the first day of organized team activities on Monday, completing just 1 of 6 passes with two interceptions, but his performance did nothing to change coach Pat Shurmur's mind about his QB depth chart. ... He's throwing the ball well and looks strong physically," Shurmur said. The Giants also got a look at rookie Daniel Jones, the No. 6 pick in the NFL Draft.

Duron Harmon has perfect response to Bill Belichick reportedly calling defensive plays originally appeared on The New England Patriots lost their defensive playcaller from last season when linebackers coach Brian Flores became the head coach of the Miami Dolphins, but his replacement is more than qualified. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick reportedly will call the team's plays on defense next season, although nothing official has been announced. Belichick is a defensive-minded coach and helped lead the New York Giants to Super Bowl victories in 1986 and 1990 as the team's defensive coordinator.

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