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Giants Now: 8 Giants among 2022 HOF nominees


8 former Giants among 2022 Modern-Era Pro Football Hall of Fame nominees

The Pro Football Hall of Fame released its list of Modern-Era nominees for the Class of 2022 this week, and eight former Giants players were selected.

Among those to make the list are defensive end Justin Tuck, guard Chris Snee, running back Tiki Barber, and punters Jeff Feagles and Sean Landeta, along with running back Herschel Walker, tackle Lomas Brown and returner Brian Mitchell who each spent a short period with Big Blue.

Tuck played nine seasons with the Giants and was a long-time defensive captain. He racked up 60.5 sacks during his time with Big Blue, good for the ninth-most in franchise history, before adding another 6.0 sacks during two season with the Raiders. His 18 forced fumbles ranks third in Giants history, while his 88 tackles for loss ranks second. Tuck was a part of both the Super Bowl XLII and XLVI championship teams, was named to the Pro Bowl and selected as an All-Pro twice, and is a member of the Giants Ring of Honor.

Snee played all 10 of his NFL seasons with the Giants, starting all 141 games he played in over that span. He made four trips to the Pro Bowl during his career and was selected as an All-Pro three times. Snee was also a member of both the Super Bowl XLII and XLVI championship teams.

Barber started 109 of 154 games over 10 seasons with the Giants. He finished his career as the franchise's all-time leading rusher with 10,449 yards on 2,217 carries (4.7 avg.) and scored 55 rushing touchdowns, good for the second-most in franchise history. Barber registered over 2,000 total yards from scrimmage in each of his final three seasons, including two years in which he led the league. Barber added 586 receptions for 5,183 yards and an additional 12 touchdowns. He was named to three Pro Bowls, was selected as an All-Pro in 2005 and is a member of the Giants Ring of Honor.

Feagles played 22 seasons in the NFL, including seven with the Giants. He ranks fourth all-time in franchise history in both punts (513) and punt yards (21,161 yards). He was a two-time Pro Bowler, including one season while with the Giants, and was a part of the Super Bowl XLII championship team.

Landeta also played 22 seasons in the NFL, nine of which were spent with the Giants. He ranks second all-time in Giants history in punts (526) and third in punt yards (22,806). He made two Pro Bowls throughout his career and was a seven-time All-Pro selection. Landeta was a part of the Giants Super Bowl XXI and XXV championship teams.

Walker played just one season with the Giants towards the end of his career in 1995, while Brown spent the 2000 and 2001 seasons with Big Blue. Mitchell spent his final NFL season with the Giants in 2003.

Eli Manning meets with the media ahead of Sunday's ceremony

Legendary Giants quarterback Eli Manning is set to be inducted into the Giants Ring of Honor and have his jersey retired during a halftime ceremony this Sunday.

Prior to this weekend's festivities, Manning met with the media on Thursday to answer questions about this special honor, his time with the Giants and much more.

Here is a part of Manning's transcript from Thursday's press conference.

Q: In your time since you've been retired and as you get ready for this big day, which of course is historic in Giants history and you were never a guy to talk about accolades, but have you had time to reflect on what you've meant to this franchise and this honor that they're bestowing to you Sunday?

A: I appreciate this honor. I know it is extremely special. I think I still try to just think back and think about all of the wonderful times, all the wonderful coaches that I've had in my life, the wonderful teammates that I've had in my life. Without them, without their mentorship, without their friendship and their abilities, this is not possible. Even though it is my number, I think it is kind of a celebration of all the teammates and the people who I threw touchdowns to and who blocked for me and the defensive guys who helped us get wins. Football is such a team sport and I always talked about the quarterback probably gets too much credit when you win and maybe too much blame when you lose as well. It is such an honor just to have played my 16 years with the New York Giants and to be one of the 12 jerseys retired by this storied franchise. It probably hasn't kicked in that it's a reality quite yet.

Q: What would you like your legacy to be when people are looking back on your career with the New York Football Giants?

A: I think just the availability. That's something that I probably take the most pride in. Just the fact that I was there week in and week out every week and to never miss a game because of injury or anything else. I think that was always important to me, too. I think the players responded to that. They took great pride in that and as it went on, they didn't want to be – an offensive line didn't want to be part of the group that got Eli hit or injured to miss a game. The games where I was banged up and I had an injury, I think those next weeks they blocked even harder to say, 'hey, we've got to keep him healthy, and we don't want to make this worse.' I think they saw that. They saw that I wanted to be out there and that I wanted to be out there at practice. I think that was hopefully contagious and the other guys were going to be out there to do everything they could to be there. There's only so much you can control playing football. You cannot control the outcome of every single game. There's too many things that are out of your control, but you can control your desire and your heart and your willingness to do whatever it takes to be there for your team, for your organization and for your teammates.

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Check out the gallery below to view the best shots from Thursday's practice.

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