ELI APPLE – AND HIS MOM – GET THINGS STARTED WITH BIG BLUE

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Eli Apple talks after his first OTA practice as a Giant at the Quest Practice Facility in East Rutherford, NJ. Photo by Al Thompson

Certainly Eli Apple’s upbringing and overall maturity was certainly attractive enough for Big Blue to pick him at a spot that many observers thought was a little early for the 6-foot-1, 198-pounder.
Teams today are so concerned about character and stability that when a talented player like Apple who has grasped the right values and common sense, you take him. The Giants did that with Apple


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BRADFORD CLEARS THE AIR ABOUT LEAVING WORKOUTS FOR ALMOST TWO WEEKS

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Sam Bradford
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Eagles starting quarterback clears the air about his displeasure over the Birds moving up t the Np. 2 spot in this year’s draft and taking North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz. Here is the transcript of his press conference on May 17, 2016.


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FROM BALDY: A CONGRATULATORY LETTER TO CARSON WENTZ

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Brian Baldinger's letter to Carson Wentz. Photo by Andy Lewis  / contrastphotography.com

Dear Carson,
Welcome to Philadelphia! I think it’s the single greatest sports town in America, not because of the number of Championship banners because there aren’t that many, but because of its single greatest collective asset…the FANS. Yes, passionate, knowledgeable, and not the least bit patient.


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PHILADELPHIA EAGLES HIRE JOE DOUGLAS AND ANDY WEIDL

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Joe Douglas (Left) and Andy Weidl (Right) were both highly anticipated and sought after additions to the Eagles staff.

The Philadelphia Eagles named Joe Douglas as the vice president of player personnel and Andy Weidl (pronounced WHY-del) as the assistant director of player personnel. Douglas will report to Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman.


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SOUL CRUSH STORM 47-17 IMPROVE TO 5-1

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Against Tampa Bay Dan Raudabaugh completed 24-of-37 passes for 186 yards and four touchdowns. Photo by Todd Bauders / contrastphotography.com

The Philadelphia Soul (5-1) won their third game at home, 47-17 against the Tampa Bay Storm (0-5) in front of 8,172 fans at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA on Monday night.
Soul WR Shaun Kauleinamoku led the team with nine receptions for 58 yards and two touchdowns. Soul WR Ryan McDaniel added nine receptions for 99 yards and one touchdown. Tampa Bay WR and Phillip Barnett had two receptions for 22 yards and two touchdowns.


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PENN STATE DT TAROW BARNEY JOINS THE JETS AS AN UNDRAFTED FREE AGENT

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Barney is eighth member of the 2015 Penn State squad to be drafted or signed UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., May 6, 2016 – Penn State defensive tackle Tarow Barney (Bainbridge, Ga.) has signed a National Football League undrafted free agent contract with the New York Jets. Barney is the eighth player of the 2015 Penn State […]


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CAPITALS WIN EXHIBITION AGAINST NEW ENGLAND OPPONENT

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Backup QB and CFL Hopeful RaShown Roach

Central Penn Capitals defeat the Connecticut Chiefs 45-35 In some people’s lives weeks happen in a day and days happen in weeks. Take for instance the slow and steady grind of what may have seemed inevitable for the AIFL defending champions. The Central Penn Capitals will hopefully see another AIFL Postseason run this year. Although […]


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THE RISE OF CARSON WENTZ

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Carson Wentz taking a snap for North Dakota State (North Dakota State University photo)

Even long shots make it sometimes and five years ago as he was graduating from Century High School in Bismarck, North Dakota as the class Valedictorian, Carson Wentz had to think he was a long shot to make it to the promised land that is the NFL let alone be selected as the second overall […]


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BIG BLUE HOPES THOMPSON IS A SAFETY STEAL IN THIRD ROUND

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Darian Thompson 
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants added another contender to their already crowded safety position Friday night, when they selected Boise State safety Darian Thompson on the third round of the NFL Draft. Thompson, a 6-2, 210-pounder who was chosen 71st overall, had a Mountain West Conference record 19 career interceptions. He will compete for […]


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STERLING SHEPARD HAS BEEN ON GIANTS RADAR A LONG TIME

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Sterling Shepard

  EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Every successful collegiate football program has at least one player who the scouts notice even before they know his name. For the Giants, when visiting the University of Oklahoma, that player was Sterling Shepard. “You go to certain schools, there’s young guys like, ‘Man, who is that guy,’” said Marc […]


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