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Can Giants’ WR Isaiah Hodgins recapture the magic of 2022?

Can Giants’ WR Isaiah Hodgins recapture the magic of 2022?

Like the Giants as a team, Hodgins couldn’t duplicate surprising 2022 run last season

Isaiah Hodgins had a star turn when he joined the New York Giants in 2022. In 2023, Hodgins was a bit player who couldn’t re-create the previous season’s magic.

In which direction will Hodgins’ Giants tenure go? Let’s discuss Hodgins as we continue our player-by-player profiles of the Giants’ 90-man roster.

The skinny

Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 200
Opening day age: 25
Position: Wide receiver
Experience: 4
Contract: One-year, $1,035,000 | 2024 cap hit: $1,035,000 | Guaranteed in 2024: $325,000

Career to date

Hodgins was...

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Giants rookie report card: Impressions of Malik Nabers, other rookies

Giants rookie report card: Impressions of Malik Nabers, other rookies

Which rookies look like they can help the Giants this season?

The offseason program is over, and the New York Giants won’t be together again until training camp begins on July 24. Let’s take some time to assess what we have seen from the team’s 2024 rookie class.

WR Malik Nabers

They say players know players. And Giants players have been effusive this spring in their praise of the team’s first-round pick.

“Extremely talented. Everybody knows that. Great route runner, strong, fast, adjusts to the ball well. All the things you look for,” was quarterback Daniel Jones’ description.

“I...

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‘Go do it’ — Giants’ new DC wants to see players earn the right to play

‘Go do it’ — Giants’ new DC wants to see players earn the right to play

Bowen is preparing for his first season as Giants defensive coordinator

Back in January, New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll decided to entrust the defense to new defensive coordinator Shane Bowen after the dismissal of Wink Martindale.

With change comes a new scheme, a new understanding, and expectations which are being felt six months later.

“As time has gone on and guys get an understanding of my expectations and my standard and what I’m looking for from certain things, Bowen said. “They gradually learn and it gradually increases their ability to go out there and do it, right, and...

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Versatile Jermaine Eluemunor prefers staying at left guard for Giants

Versatile Jermaine Eluemunor prefers staying at left guard for Giants

Many New York Giants fans thought when the team signed veteran offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor in free agency this past March, it was to replace struggling former first-rounder Evan Neal at right tackle.

Eluemunor had just come off a solid season at right tackle for the Las Vegas Raiders under line coach Carmen Bricillo, who the Giants hired this offseason to run their mosh-mosh of an offensive line.

The thought was that the oft-injured Neal would likely have to beat Eluemunor out this summer at camp.

Not so. The Giants are standing firm on their plans to develop Neal into...

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Healthy Wan'Dale Robinson providing Giants with leadership, hope

Healthy Wan'Dale Robinson providing Giants with leadership, hope

New York Giants wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson is being pegged by some analysts as a ‘breakout’ candidate for the upcoming 2024 NFL season.

The third-year pro is healthy and is prepared to take the next step in his career and help the Giants’ offense become all it can be.

As a rookie in 2022, Robinson tore up his knee midseason just as it appeared he was ready to justify the Giants selecting him in the second round of the draft that spring.

Last summer, Robinson was still rehabbing the knee in the offseason and in training camp and expectations were,...

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New rules will make kickoff look like offensive run game — Giants ST coach Michael Ghobrial

New rules will make kickoff look like offensive run game — Giants ST coach Michael Ghobrial

Kickoffs won’t be a bathroom break in 2024

Things could look very different for the New York Giants on special teams in 2024. Not only is new special teams coordinator Michael Ghobrial taking over for the fired Thomas McGaughey, but the NFL has instituted significant changes to the rules governing the kickoff.

To recap: Kickoffs will still originate at the 35-yard line, but the coverage players other than the kicker will line up on their opponent’s 40-yard line. Kickoffs will now feature a 20-yard “landing zone” between the opposing end zone and the 20-yard line, where opposing returners will align....

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All 32 teams (including Giants) ranked by edge rushers

All 32 teams (including Giants) ranked by edge rushers

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Giants' Brian Daboll, Mike Kafka: Evan Neal can be counted on

Giants' Brian Daboll, Mike Kafka: Evan Neal can be counted on

New York Giants offensive lineman Evan Neal continues to rehab his surgically repaired ankle, and the process is taking longer than expected.

With surgery completed in January, Neal expected to be back on the field in time for organized team activities (OTAs). Instead, he remains on the sideline watching while his ankle continues to heal.

Even with his delayed return to action, Brian Daboll and Mike Kafka agree that Neal can be counted on when he’s ready to go.

“We can count on him. He’s in here, he’s working his butt off, and hopefully, when everybody gets back, like I...

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Giants' play-calling may be a 'collaborative process' in 2024

Giants' play-calling may be a 'collaborative process' in 2024

The ongoing saga of who will call the offensive plays for the New York Giants this season rolls on as the team heads into training camp in six weeks.

On Wednesday at minicamp, offensive coordinator Mike Kafka intimated that he was fine with whatever direction head coach Brian Daboll wants to go.

“I think Dabes hasn’t really made a final call on that yet,” Kafka said of the play-calling duties. “We are going through the spring right now. It’s kind of too early to tell. Whatever decision he goes with, I fully support.”

Daboll responded afterward in his media session...

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Giants come to the defense of right tackle Evan Neal

Giants come to the defense of right tackle Evan Neal

Giants say they believe they can count on him

Embattled New York Giants third-year right tackle Evan Neal has drawn attention during the team’s mandatory minicamp without doing anything. Or, more precisely, because he hasn’t been doing anything.

Neal, rehabbing from ankle surgery to repair an injury that landed him on injured reserve last season, did not practice during the final OTA open to media or in either of this week’s practices.

He appeared briefly on Tuesday to ride a stationary exercise bike, then went inside. Wednesday, he made another brief appearance toward the end of a one-hour practice.

The...

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New York Giants minicamp takeaways: Abbreviated workout precedes summer break

New York Giants minicamp takeaways: Abbreviated workout precedes summer break

What did we learn during final offseason practice?

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants held a light one-hour workout on Tuesday, the final day of mandatory minicamp. The Giants will now break for the summer, with training camp expected to begin on July 24.

Here are some of the takeaways from Wednesday’s final practice of the offseason.

Quick work

Partially because of the injury situation at wide receiver with four players not practicing and Isaiah McKenzie only doing special teams work, and partially because this was the last offseason practice, the Giants held a quick, limited practice....

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