Five news items to start your day (4/11)

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Get caught up with the latest Big Blue happenings

1. Eli has ankle procedure. Giants quarterback Eli Manning underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his left ankle yesterday afternoon. The procedure, a debridement of the ankle, was performed by foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C.

2. Countdown hits 10. The Giants report back to the Quest Diagnostics Training Center for the first time this season in 10 days (April 21). After the first phase of the offseason program, they will hold OTA Offseason Workouts May 28-30, June 2-3, June 5, June 9-10, June 12-13 and a mandatory minicamp June 17-19.

3. NFL Update. The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) officially endorsed USA Football’s Heads Up Football program. The NIAAA represents more than 25,000 athletic administrators in high schools and middle schools across the country. Its goal is to enhance and promote the educational values of interscholastic athletics through the professional development of its members in areas of education, leadership and service.

4. Mock Draft Tracker. With the 2014 NFL Draft less than a month away, check out our Mock Draft Tracker. The Giants hold the 12th overall pick.

5. Friday Night Lights. Each Friday we’ll try to end your week with a look back at high school or college highlights from current and former Giants. Today we have defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who attended Deerfield Beach (Fla.) High School, lettering 4 times in basketball before playing football as a senior. Pierre-Paul helped lead the football team to a 9-3 record as a 225-pound defensive end, earning Class 6A All-District IX consideration.