Legendary lineup on "ALL IN NYG" podcast
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Super Bowl XLVI, the New York Giants have launched the “ALL IN NYG” podcast - a limited-run series of the “Giants Huddle” podcast - presented by PNC Private Bank, the Official Wealth Management Partner of the New York Giants. The eight-episode special includes the legends from the 2011 championship team serving as both the hosts and guests.
A decade has passed since the Giants repeated history and went on to defeat the New England Patriots again for the franchise's fourth Lombardi Trophy. Now, the players who made it happen are back to re-live the unforgettable moments in addition to revealing some never-before-heard stories.
The first episode – "The Captains" with Eli Manning and Justin Tuck – is available now, with new episodes dropping each Wednesday until its culmination on October 13. Later that week, the Giants will pay tribute to the 2011 team with a special halftime ceremony during a home game against the Los Angeles Rams.
Below is a schedule of the eight episodes and their release dates:
Episode 1 "The Captains" (Available now): Eli Manning, Justin Tuck
Episode 2 "The O Line" (Sept. 1): David Diehl, Chris Snee, Kareem McKenzie, Kevin Boothe
Episode 3 "The Running Backs" (Sept. 8): Brandon Jacobs, Ahmad Bradshaw
Episode 4 "The D-Backs" (Sept. 15): Antrel Rolle, Kenny Phillips, Aaron Ross, Deon Grant, Corey Webster
Episode 5 "The Wide Receivers" (Sept. 22): Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks, Mario Manningham
Episode 6 "The D Line" (Sept. 29): Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, Jason Pierre-Paul, Mathias Kiwanuka, Dave Tollefson
Episode 7 "The X Factors" (Oct. 6): Chase Blackburn, Jake Ballard, Deion Grant
Episode 8 "The Defensive Leaders" (Oct. 13): Antrel Rolle, Justin Tuck
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the ALL IN NYG podcast, which celebrates the 10th anniversary of the 2011 championship season.
Kyle Rudolph takes step forward in return to practice
Kyle Rudolph joined his Giants teammates on the field for the first time today and inquiring minds wanted to know if he could feel pain or soreness in his surgically-repaired foot.
"I'm 31 years old and I've played a lot of football," Rudolph said after the first of two joint practices with the New England Patriots. "I feel pretty much everything. That's just the nature of this game. But I tell you one thing I felt, it felt damn good to be back out on the practice field today with my teammates."
It had been a long time coming. The 6-6, 265-pound tight end joined the Giants on March 24 after 10 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. But the surgery forced him to spend the entire spring and first month of training camp rehabilitating. He was finally permitted to practice today after passing his physical and getting removed from the physically unable to perform/active list.
"This was the first football I've gotten to play since December," Rudolph said. "I've still got a long way to go, a lot of work left ahead, but this is what I love to do. The last few months have been tough just watching each and every day, but I've got to give a ton of credit to our medical staff, our trainers, our doctors. Here I am today back at practice and it felt damn good."
The Giants will proceed slowly with Rudolph, who was limited to individual drills. Though eager to jump back into the action, he declined to speculate if he will be ready for the Sept. 12 season opener vs. Denver.
"These next couple of weeks are huge," Rudolph said. "I just was able to get my feet wet today, but I've got a lot of work left to do. I'm just going to keep working each and every day, chipping away at it. One of my favorite sayings is, 'You eat an elephant one bite at a time, so if I look two weeks from now as, 'Oh my God, how am I going to get ready to play a game', I'll never get there. But if I just take it each day a time, I'll be happy with where I'm at in two weeks."
Asked if his objective is to be ready by opening day, Rudolph said, "My goal is to get better each and every day and make sure that I'm in shape to go when this team needs me."
Standouts: Kyle Rudolph returns; Slayton shines
TE Kyle Rudolph
Wednesday was the first day Kyle Rudolph was able to practice after being removed from the physically unable to perform list following offseason foot surgery. He only participated in individual drills, but it was a big step in the right direction.
"I feel good," Rudolph said. "It was exciting to be back out there with my teammates. For me, this was the first football I've gotten to play since December. I've still got a long way to go, a lot of work left ahead, but this is what I love to do. The last few months have been tough just watching each and every day, but I've got to give a ton of credit to our medical staff, our trainers, our doctors. Here I am today back at practice and it felt damn good."
His teammates were also happy to have the veteran back on the practice field.
"Good to see him out there," quarterback Daniel Jones said. "He's worked so hard to get back and he's been behind the scenes a lot helping all of us, helping me, helping the tight ends, and it's been good to have him out there."
📸 Giants practice with Patriots in Foxborough
The Giants take on the Patriots in the preseason finale at MetLife Stadium this Sunday at 6:00pm.
Before the two teams take the field in East Rutherford, the Giants traveled to Foxborough for two days of joint practices with the Patriots.
Check out the gallery below to view photos of the Giants practicing with the Patriots in New England ahead of Sunday's preseason matchup.
View photos of the Giants practicing with the Patriots in New England ahead of Sunday's preseason finale.