Eli Manning wants back on Giants, who are not ‘far off’
To many NFL observers, the writing on the wall says this is Eli Manning’s last season with the Giants. But the veteran quarterback wants back in New York next year and believes the team is not far from competing for another Super Bowl title.
Manning, 37, has two years left on his contact, but since the Giants would owe him a significant roster bonus in March, it appears unlikely he’ll make it that far. Additionally, New York’s to-be-hired GM and coach may want to freshen up the roster with a new quarterback, who could be acquired with their pick near the top of the 2018 NFL Draft in April.
After seeing him today, they were excited. But they’ve got to be patient and stay the course. His time is coming soon. But don’t think for one second we don’t want him out there. That’s stupid. We want him out there.
The Cavs’ next game following their road trip is Tuesday at home against the Portland Trail Blazers. Thomas has not been ruled out of that game, and Cleveland will hold another scrimmage at practice on New Year’s Day to get Thomas some more reps.
We’ll get another good scrimmage for him and play, and see how he plays, see how he recovers today after the scrimmage, see if there’s any soreness or anything, Lue said. But for the most part, he looked good.
New England on Tuesday signed Harrison, the longtime Pittsburgh pass-rusher whom the Steelers cut last week. The media assembled at Wednesday’s conference in Foxborough inevitably asked several questions about the Patriots’ Harrison signing.
Marvin Lewis is the Bengals’ all-time leader in coaching wins, losses and postseason appearances, but has zero wins in seven playoff games. Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire
ESPN reported last month that Lewis planned to leave after the season. But Lewis always planned a postseason sit-down with owner Mike Brown, and sources say Brown was able to address Lewis’ concerns enough to convince the coach to sign on for two more years. Coaches and people in the organization, expecting Lewis to leave, were surprised and pleased to learn he would be staying, according to sources.
Lewis, 59, may have been seeking more control over changes in the staff and the ability to be more aggressive in free agency. The Bengals value continuity and rarely make staffing changes. Some of the assistants, including offensive line coach Paul Alexander, have been with the franchise since before Lewis arrived or since his first season.