Five news items to start your day (4/29)

Posted Apr 29, 2014

Get caught up with the latest Big Blue happenings

1. Giants add QB.
The Giants announced the signing of free agent quarterback Rusty Smith on Monday. He previously played for the Tennessee Titans, who drafted him in 2010. Here are five things you need to know

2. Painter sidelined.
3. Mailbag. At some point soon, all the scouts will come in and meet with Jerry Reese and Marc Ross and the coaches to discuss draft choices. Can you explain how that works?’s senior writer/editor answers that question and more in his mailbag.

4. Top 5. We’re officially nine days away from the start of the 2014 NFL Draft. And with the three-day event about to kick off in Radio City Music Hall in New York, NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock released his latest position rankings.

5. Predict the pick.