New York Giants


For the first time in about a decade, the New York Giants seemingly don't have to worry about Eli Manning getting hurt. In just two preseason games, first-round draft pick and heir apparent Daniel Jones has shown he can play in the NFL. Jones is 16 of 19 for 228 yards and two touchdowns.

For the first time in about a decade, the New York Giants seemingly don't have to worry about Eli Manning getting hurt. In just two preseason games, first-round draft pick and heir apparent Daniel Jones has shown he can play in the NFL. Jones is 16 of 19 for 228 yards and two touchdowns.

The reason behind guard Kyle Long not making the New York/Jersey trip with his teammates presumably traces to his confrontations with teammates during two practices over the past week, principally the ugly fight in which he was involved during practice Wednesday night. Whether the full and true details will surface is problematic, though, given coach Matt Nagy's declared approach of handling certain matters internally, seconded by GM Ryan Pace. "Really that's an internal matter for us and we'll keep that inside," Pace said during FOX-TV's "Bears Kickoff" pregame show.

With time expiring at the end of the first half of the Bears' preseason game against the New York Giants, Javon Wims hauled in an impressive 29-yard snag from Chase Daniel. It was the kind of play that'll help cement Wims' case to make the Bears' 53-man roster - and also the kind of play the Bears might not call in the regular season, given the pass was caught in bounds and Chase Daniel spiked the ball with just one second remaining. Consider it an important "test" play, though, for seeing how close Matt Nagy can cut it without any timeouts with the clock running at the end of a half.

The good news for the New York Giants is quarterback Daniel Jones has thrown the ball very well in both preseason games. Unlike fellow top rookie pick Kyler Murray, who struggled Thursday for the Arizona Cardinals, Jones followed up his strong preseason debut with another mostly sharp performance. When Jones was with the starters Friday night against the Chicago Bears, he completed all four passes including a 40-yard strike to Cody Latimer.

According to the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs, Bears' guard Kyle Long did not travel with the team to New York: While the reason for Long's absence is unclear, the veteran did get in two separate fights during practices on Sunday afternoon and Wednesday night. After Tuesday night's scrap, head coach Matt Nagy mentioned that while punishment would be handled internally, he expected more maturity out of his players. "You know, [Sunday] to me was a little bit more of a pillow fight," he said.

A top-five fantasy producer who's cleared eight spikes in back-to-back seasons, the Stanford product drew a whopping 28 red-zone targets in 2018. But with the addition of deep threat DeSean Jackson, the excitement over contested-catch specialist JJ Arcega-Whiteside, and the potential emergence of second-year TE Dallas Goedert, Ertz's volume figures to shrink. Sure, he'll still flirt with upwards of 80 grabs, but given his current ADP (26.6 on Yahoo and 34.3 in recent mocks) I'd prefer to hammer WR or RB (examples: Marlon Mack, David Montgomery, or Stefon Diggs) instead of paying at peak value.

New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate III never hesitated to take a prescribed fertility drug because the doctor who wrote the prescription told him he had given it to other NFL players and it was not banned. Speaking to reporters a day after an independent arbiter upheld his suspension for the first four games of the regular season, Tate said Wednesday he was considering legal action against the doctor to recover the $1.2 million in salary he will lose during his suspension. He did not identify the doctor.

New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate III never hesitated to take a prescribed fertility drug because the doctor who wrote the prescription told him he had given it to other NFL players and it was not banned. Speaking to reporters a day after an independent arbiter upheld his suspension for the first four games of the regular season, Tate said Wednesday he was considering legal action against the doctor to recover the $1.2 million in salary he will lose during his suspension. He did not identify the doctor.

Saquon Barkley is willing to speak out on issues he feels strongly about. Like Colin Kaepernick.

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