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Osi Umenyiora a Giant no-mora

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The inevitable has become official. The imminent has become now. Osi Umenyiora is a member of the Falcons.

The defensive end signed a long-anticipated deal with Atlanta this evening, reportedly a two-year contract that will end his career with the Giants. A 2003 draft pick, Umenyiora played 10 seasons with the Giants and leaves the team with 75 career sacks, fourth-most in franchise history...

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Giants uniform change hits below the belt

9. PHIL SIMMS, Quarterback, 1979-93A controversial first-round pick

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The Giants will wear white pants for the first time this century in 2013.

The team announced on Tuesday that it would use an alternate uniform for select games in 2013, but the change will take place below the belt only. For the first time since 1999 the players will wear white pants. They have worn only gray pants for the last 13 seasons.

The white pants will have a thin red stripe...

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Kevin Boothe's re-signing leaves one question mark on Giants' line

East Rutherford - June 12, 2012: Giants G

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The Giants’ offensive line appears to be 80 percent complete. Left tackle Will Beatty signed a long-term deal earlier this offseason, veterans Chris Snee and David Baas are coming off surgeries but expected back at right guard and center. And today the Giants agreed to terms on a one-year deal with free agent Kevin Boothe to return, presumably as the starting left guard.

That leaves just one...

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Diehl says no restructure request yet, but he'd do it for Cruz

David Diehl stands at the line of scrimmage

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David Diehl seems to realize that his 2013 salary will be tied to Victor Cruz in a very big way. If the Giants are to sign the wide receiver to a long-term deal, then it seems very likely that Diehl’s will be one of the contracts where management goes to look for the money and cap space. It could mean a reduction in the base salary of $4.475 million Diehl is due to earn in the last year of his contract.

But...

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Giants running backs past and present bemoan new helmet rule

David Wilson returns a punt for a first-quarter

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The new rule aimed at preventing NFL ballcarriers from initiating contact with the crown of their helmet outside the tackle box is not popular with Giants running backs past or present.

David Wilson, last year’s first-round pick and this year’s projected starter, said today that he doesn’t like it.

“But the rules are the rules,” he said. “It’s the game I like and they keep modifying...

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Tom Coughlin thinks Victor Cruz will be back, but won't be happy until it's settled

Victor Cruz takes off his shoes to give

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The NFL meetings began with Steve Tisch worried that the worst would happen when it came to Victor Cruz, that another team would swoop in, make him an offer the Giants might not be able to match, and they would lose him as a restricted free agent.

They ended with Tom Coughlin taking a different perspective on the matter.

The Giants coach said he is not at all concerned that Cruz will...

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Tom Coughlin feels like one of the NFL's youngest coaches, not its oldest

Tom Coughlin watches play during the second half.

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Tom Coughlin is the oldest head coach in the NFL. Mathematically, anyway.

“I’m younger than most of the guys in this room,” he said, scanning the ballroom where the NFC coaches breakfast was held this morning. What he meant, of course, is that he’s in better shape than a lot of them. And at 66 – he’ll turn 67 in August right before the season starts – he is showing no signs of slowing down.

“I...

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Tom Coughlin glad for new helmet rule 'before something tragic happens'

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin answers

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Here's a transcript of what Tom Coughlin had to say about the new crown of the helmet rule just an hour or so before it actually passed at the NFC coaches breakfast at the league meetings here in Arizona:

What do you think of thenew helmet rule?

I think we’re into the details in the meeting rooms, discussing all of the ramifications, but the number one thought here is the safety of our...

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Eli keeps checking to see if Cruz has signed elsewhere

Giants Quarterback Eli Manning, model Kate Upton,

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Eli Manning says he's like every other Giants fan, checking various media outlets for the latest news on Victor Cruz's contract situation.

"I check the papers every morning to make sure no one else has offered him a contract," the quarterback said at a Samsung event on Wall Street Wednesday. "It is nerve-racking though, he is anxious. I know he has been dealing with this contract...

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Josh Brown gives Giants more range, firepower in kicking game

Then-Jets kicker Josh Brown leaves the field after

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One of the games that has stuck with the Giants from 2012 to now was the Week 4 loss to the Eagles, a 19-17 decision that ended with Lawrence Tynes coming up short on a 54-yard field goal attempt with 15 seconds left. Another few feet of distance on that kick and the Giants would have made the playoffs.

It seems they do not want to come up short again, whether it be on a field goal attempt...

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