Jennings, embarking on his sixth NFL season and first with the Giants after signing as a free agent, will try to prove him right.
“I have the same attitude every year since college,” Jennings said when he signed. “Go in, earn the respect of my teammates and my coaches, lock down the playbook and go show my worth and earn a starting position.”
3. The Giants are counting on Chris Snee. The longtime Giants right guard, who played in only three games last year and underwent hip and elbow surgeries, said he thinks he can still play as he enters his 11th season. So do the decision-makers on the coaching staff and in the front office. “I feel like I can still play and play at a high level,” Snee recently told Giants.com. “I went up and I had meetings and got opinions from guys that I respect and they all felt that I could play and they wanted me here. So I’m here.”
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5. Tight end is a question mark. After Brandon Myers signed with the Buccaneers as a free agent, the roster has two returning players at the position whose production adds up to three catches for 31 yards, all coming from Larry Donnell. The other, Adrien Robinson, has played in just three games since being drafted in the fourth round by the Giants in 2012. In his only season with Big Blue last year, Myers was the team’s third-leading receiver in receptions (47), fourth in receiving yards (522), and tied for second with four touchdowns.
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"We think we improved our team," Giants president and chief executive officer John Mara said on SiriusXM last week. "We obviously had a lot of holes to fill. On paper we look a little better right now. We still have some more holes we need to fill. We've got to have a good draft. Hopefully we'll be a better team next year."
8. There will be competition behind Eli Manning. The Giants re-signed quarterback Curtis Painter this offseason, putting him in competition again with Ryan Nassib, whom the Giants drafted in the fourth round last year. The Giants, somewhat uncharacteristically under Coughlin, carried three quarterbacks last season. "I think he’s going to be a good player,” Coughlin said about Nassib at the league meetings last week.”This is going to be an important year for him and for the Giants."
2013 season was the worse season 4 me, INJURIES held me back. I've been working my butt off this OFF-SEASON I'm so ready for 2014 season.— Jason Pierre Paul (@UDWJPP) March 30, 2014
10. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to cover No. 1 receivers? The new Giants cornerback might be in the plans to do so come September. "Are you the best receiver of their team? [He's] following you then," Coughlin said, according to NJ.com’s Jordan Ranaan. "He's physical enough. When you watch him closely, he doesn't shy away. He's got great big long arms, he's tall, he's fast, he can match up."
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