Giants practice scuffle escalated quickly, helmet swung

The Giants spent a lot of resources on new offensive linemen this offseason, so rookie coach Pat Shurmur couldn’t have been pleased when one of them nearly got brained and another one limped off after a practice scuffle that got out of hand.

Practice fights are the kind of things some coaches will tolerate, but this one clearly crossed a line, and Shurmur was smart to get it broken up quickly.

The truth always comes to the light, he said Wednesday, expressing vindication.

Anderson, who led the Jets in receiving yards (941), touchdowns (seven) and targets (114) last year, could still face discipline from the NFL for violating it’s personal conduct penalty. But not until this other case is resolved, at which point he will meet with the league.

I don’t think [I’ll be suspended], Anderson said.

As for his current standing with the Jets, Anderson said he was not told this is his last chance, and coach Todd Bowles didn’t address a similar question, deferring to the team’s policy on not talking about player incidents. Bowles did express optimism Anderson is ready to learn from his prior mistakes.

We’re confident in Robby’s ability and the person he is, and we’ve talked to him, so we’ve put that to bed on our end and we’ll go from there, Bowles said.

I’m all for it, you know what I mean? Elliott said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. A lot is asked from the running back for the Dallas Cowboys, a lot has been asked for me the past two seasons, and I think I’ve had some great strides this offseason getting ready to carry that workload this season.

A heavy workload won’t be anything new for Elliott, who averaged over 24 carries a game last season after getting averaging 21 during his rookie season. That work came with more certainty in the receiving corps than the team enjoys this season, so it might be a good bet to take the over in what’s shaping up to as an Elliott-centric attack in Dallas.

I sat down next to him, he was extremely helpful with me, Hernandez said. He talked to me, he tried to coach me up, he tried to help me out a lot, so I love the guy. I’m glad he’s here, I’m glad he’s right there next to me in the meeting room. I’m glad he’s my teammate.

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