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Giants Now (3/30): Eli Manning's message to NY-NJ


Serby's Q&A: Eli Manning shares message to NY-NJ

Eli Manning was the recent subject of Steve Serby’s Q&A in the New York Post. The two-time Super Bowl MVP, who retired this year, spoke about everything from Tom Brady leaving the Patriots to Philip Rivers heading to Indianapolis and, more importantly, how he is dealing with the situation facing the entire world right now. First, Manning was asked, "What would your message be to New York, to New Jersey, to all of America really, during this harrowing time fighting the coronavirus?"

"We're doing everything possible to get through this," Manning told Serby. "We're taking the right steps, and obviously, this is an uncertain time. But, I think this country, and the Northeast and New Jersey and New York, are resilient and we're tough and we kind of find a way to fight through things. That's what we're gonna have to do. You just kind of figure out a way. It's not gonna be easy, it's not gonna be perfect, and there will be ups and downs and struggles. But we're gonna help out each other, we're gonna lend a hand when we need to, and that's kind of what this is about: It is an unknown, it is something that's new. But, it's something like that we will figure out and get a handle on and beat it."

Q: Describe what daily life is for you right now with Abby, Ava, Lucy, Caroline and Charlie.

A: Right now it's really about the kiddos. … Abby is kind of handling the older two kids [Ava and Lucy], and I get the 5-year-old [Caroline] and the 1-year-old [Charlie], so I gotta entertain them. … That consists of like playing dominoes, coloring … the 1-year-old's walking around, and just kind of preventing him from hurting himself too badly.

To read the rest of Manning's Q&A with Serby, CLICK HERE.

Reports: Giants agree to terms with TE Eric Tomlinson

The Giants and tight end Eric Tomlinson have agreed to terms on a contract, according to reports.

The agreement is contingent on Tomlinson passing his physical, which will take place on a date yet to be determined.

Tomlinson entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles on May 2, 2015. He was waived at the end of training camp and three days later joined the Houston Texans' practice squad. In 2016, Houston released Tomlinson a week before the start of the season and re-signed him to the practice squad. On Nov. 6 of that year, he joined the Jets' active roster, where he played in 36 of his 44 career games.

The Giants claimed him off waivers just before the start of last season but then released him late in September. He then spent time with the Patriots and Raiders before becoming a free agent this offseason.

Tomlinson, 6-6 and 215 pounds, has played in 44 regular-season games with 32 starts and caught 17 passes for 194 yards and one touchdown. He also has seven special teams tackles and has experience as a long snapper.

Tomlinson played collegiate football at Texas-El Paso, where he was a teammate of Giants guard Will Hernandez.

View photos of tight end Eric Tomlinson.

CB James Bradberry addresses media for first time as a Giant

James Bradberry was raised in Alabama, where he attended Samford University of the Southern Conference. He played his first four NFL seasons in Charlotte, the USA's 22nd-largest metropolitan area.

This week, Bradberry, a lockdown cornerback, officially joined the Giants and he is eager to conquer the big city, on and off the field.

Bradberry became the Giants' oldest and most experienced cornerback the instant he signed his contract. Though naturally quiet and reserved, he is perfectly comfortable being a leader for the team's young corners, including DeAndre Baker, Sam Beal and Corey Ballentine.

"That's what I'm here for," said Bradberry, who is currently training in Charlotte while all NFL training facilities remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. "That's why I'm here, they wanted to bring my knowledge in and that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to try to correct as many wrongs as I see.

"I feel like leadership can come in different forms. It doesn't always have to be a vocal leader. It can be a person that leads by his actions. I'm also a one-on-one kind of guy. When I go to coach them up, I don't try to call someone out or nothing like that. I'm more of a personable guy."


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