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6, 17. NEW YORK GIANTS (5-11)
LAST SEASON: Another bad start, another bad season, this time with coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Dave Gettleman running show. RB Saquon Barkley became...
Free Agency-Giants Capsule
NEW YORK GIANTS (5-11)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: G Jamon Brown, S Landon Collins, LS Zak DeOssie, DT Mario Edwards, WR Bennie Fowler, G John Greco, S Antonio Hamilton, DT John Jenkins, WR...
Giants Beckham to miss 3rd straight with quad injury
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will miss his third straight game with a quad injury.
The Giants announced on Friday that Beckham, linebacker Alex Ogletree, center Spencer Pulley and receiver Russell Shepard won't play Sunday when the Giants (5-9) face the Colts (8-6) in Indianapolis.
Defensive lineman Kerry Wynn is questionable with a thumb injury.
Giants activate Latimer off injured reserve, put Hamilton on
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have activated receiver Cody Latimer off injured reserve and placed defensive back Antonio Hamilton on the list with a quad problem.
Latimer played in four games before going on injured reserve on Oct. 16 with a hamstring injury. He caught six passes for 108 yards.
With receivers Odell Beckham Jr. (quad) and Russell Shepard (ankle) uncertain for Sunday's game against Indianapolis (8-6), Latimer's return is timely.
Falcons wide receivers Sanu, Ridley active against Giants
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Falcons wide receivers Calvin Ridley and Mohamed Sanu are active for Monday night's game against the New York Giants after being listed as limited on the last injury report.
Ridley has an ankle injury and Sanu is dealing with a hip injury.
The Giants are without wide receivers Russell Shepard (neck) and Jawill Davis (concussion). The Giants have added receiver Quandree Henderson to their active roster.
Giants’ Olivier Vernon active for 1st time this season
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants linebacker and top pass rusher Olivier Vernon is active for the first time this season.
Vernon missed the first five games with a high ankle sprain, but he is expected to see action Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.
New York will be without its top two tight ends. Evan Engram is going to miss his third straight game with a sprained knee. Rhett Ellison is out with a foot injury.
Placekicker Aldrick Rosas is active despite quad problem.
Giants Preview Capsule
NEW YORK GIANTS (3-13)
New faces: Coach Pat Shurmur, GM Dave Gettleman, RB Saquon Barkley, T Nate Solder, LB Alec Ogletree, LB Kareem Martin, G Will Hernandez, G Patrick Omameh, DL B.J. Hill, P Riley Dixon, LB Connor Barwin, DL Josh Mauro, S Curtis Riley, S Michael Thomas, WR Cody Latimer, WR Russell Shepard, LB Lorenzo Carter, QB Kyle Lauletta, RB Jonathan Stewart, DT A.J. Francis.
Davis Webb bounces back and helps Giants beat Lions 30-17
DETROIT (AP) — Davis Webb took a step toward restoring confidence that he can be a capable backup quarterback for the New York Giants.
Webb took advantage of his opportunity to play for Eli Manning, throwing a go-ahead touchdown in the second quarter to help the New York Giants beat the Detroit Lions 30-17 Friday night.
Keenum, Vikings can clinch NFC North with win over Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Case Keenum's improbable season has the Minnesota Vikings thinking playoffs.
Keenum entered the league as an undrafted rookie in 2012, one year after Cam Newton made a splash as the No. 1 overall pick by the Carolina Panthers.
While the two quarterbacks have taken dramatically different paths, it is Keenum who has the Vikings positioned to win the NFC North — and perhaps even earn home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
Rivera: Panthers traded Benjamin to get more speed on field
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Coach Ron Rivera said the Panthers traded No. 1 receiver Kelvin Benjamin so they could get younger, faster players on the field.
Rivera said Wednesday that starting receivers Benjamin and Devin Funchess had "similar skill sets," and the Panthers wanted players who are vertical threats in the game because "we haven't stretched the field this year."
Benjamin and Funchess are both considered tall possession receivers, but aren't incredibly fast.
Panthers LB Kuechly, WR Benjamin remain out of practice
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers could be without two key players when they visit the Chicago Bears.
Three-time All-Pro middle linebacker Luke Kuechly missed his third straight day of practice Thursday with a concussion while wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin missed a second consecutive day of practice with inflammation in his left knee.
Buccaneers Preview Capsule
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (9-7)
New Faces: WR DeSean Jackson, DE Chris Baker, TE O.J. Howard, S Justin Evans, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, K Nick Folk, WR Chris Godwin, S J.J. Wilcox.
Key Losses: QB Mike Glennon, WR Russell Shepard, LB Daryl Smith, CB Alterraun Verner, S Bradley McDougald.
Strengths: Bucs go as Jameis Winston goes. With additional playmakers — Jackson, Howard, Godwin — around young QB, coach Dirk Koetter is counting on offense being more explosive.
Panthers Preview Capsule
CAROLINA PANTHERS (6-10)
New faces: DE Julius Peppers, CB Captain Munnerlyn, S Mike Adams, LT Matt Kalil, RB Christian McCaffrey, WR Russell Shepard, WR Curtis Samuel, LT Matt Kalil.
Key losses: FB Mike Tolbert, LT Michael Oher, RT Mike Remmers, WR Ted Ginn Jr., WR Philly Brown, LB A.J. Klein, S Tre Boston, DE Kony Ealy.
Panthers WR Shepard says he’s more than a special teams guy
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — New Panthers wide receiver Russell Shepard would love to a steal a page from Steve Smith's career playbook in Carolina.
Like Smith early on in his career, Shepard is out to shed the label of being "just a special teams guy" and emerge as a valuable receiving threat.
Buccaneers training camp capsule
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (9-7)
OPEN CAMP: July 28, One Buccaneer Place, Tampa, Florida.
The gym at Cy Ridge High School was littered with former Rams players Wednesday, returning home to watch as five seniors from this season's regional finals squad signed their National Letters of Intent to play collegiate ball.
Cy Ridge head coach Gary Thiebaud said in the spring that the Rams had something to prove.
The Rams, built around a veteran core of talent that began to show signs of exceptional ability and drive as freshmen, overcame a two-year drought in the playoffs, finishing third in 17-6A but outlasting the other three Cy-Fair ISD playoff teams, finishing the season in the regional finals with a 34-17 loss to Cinco Ranch at TDECU Stadium Saturday.