John Mara told me he's pleased with the Giants' free-agency signings but says "we really need to have a great draft."— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) March 23, 2014
I just talked to John Mara, who told me the Giants are "pretty much done" signing veteran free agents after their recent spree.— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) March 23, 2014
John Mara: The Giants "won't rule out" reworking Eli Manning's contract this year but nothing is in the works at the moment.— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) March 23, 2014
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2. Thanks for the memories! In a full-page ad in Sunday's New York Daily News, Justin Tuck thanked the New York-New Jersey area for its support during his nine years as a Giant, which included two Super Bowl titles.
3. Round 1 winners of Bracket Challenge revealed. The first round of voting to decide the "Best Play in Giants History" is officially closed. CLICK HERE to view the results here. The rest of the bracket challenge goes as follows:
- Round 2: March 25-30
- Quarterfinals: March 31-April 3
- Semifinals: April 4-6
- Final: April 7
4. O-Line Addition. On Friday the Giants signed former Dolphin John Jerry. He joins guard Geoff Schwartz and center J.D. Walton as veteran offensive linemen the team acquired in free agency to bolster a new-look offense. CLICK HERE to find out more about Jerry.
5. A Giant Community. Giants punter Steve Weatherford, through the power of social media, recently became connected with a Leukemia patient and made an impromptu visit to a local hospital. Mary Cruz, whose husband, Leroy, is battling the disease, reached out to Weatherford, who in turn jumped at the opportunity to make a Giants fan's day. Below is a look at how it transpired:
“@lmmcruz: my husband is battling Leukemia and the NY Giants are his favorite team, can someone PLEASE help him meet you”<<<Where do u live?— Steve Weatherford (@Weatherford5) March 20, 2014
@lmmcruz I'm coming now. Direct message me the room # See you in an hr— Steve Weatherford (@Weatherford5) March 20, 2014