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New York Giants player notes for Jul 11th, 2018

The Sports Xchange

July 11, 2018 at 11:24 pm.

Eli Manning – Noteworthy
QB Eli Manning admitted to being pleased that the New York Giants opted against selecting a quarterback of the future with the second overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. The Giants passed over Sam Darnold, Josh Allen and Josh Rosen and chose Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, who rushed 217 times for 1,271 yards and 18 touchdowns last season. The 6-foot-3, 233-pound Barkley also caught 54 passes for 632 yards and two scores, as well as returned two kickoffs for touchdowns. “It was kind of a vote of confidence in that they trusted in me that I can play at a high level, can win games, take us deep in playoffs and win championships and win championships still,” Manning told Sirius XM NFL Radio. “And you know what? I want to prove them right and I want to make them look smart and make them to have made the right decision in doing that. I want to go out there and do great things, do my job and lead this team and make guys around me better and do what I’m supposed to do to put us in position to win those games.”

Sam Beal – Noteworthy
CB Sam Beal was selected by the New York Giants in the third round of the NFL Supplemental Draft.
Beal joins a Giants secondary that could use help on the perimeter, as well as one suddenly facing the possibility of losing standout Janoris Jenkins, given his recent off-field issues.