As the 2017 season wound down, there were plenty of people who thought that the team might move on without cornerback Eli Apple after a year marked by poor play on the field and a series of incidents off of it.
Apple said he thought he “got a little too confident” last year and said he’ll be more patient as he works to “fine-tune everything” over the next few months. If that goes well, the Giants’ own patience with their 2016 first-round pick could pay dividends as they try to recover from their own miserable season.
A short time later, newly signed linebacker Paul Worrilow was carted off the field after colliding with a teammate during the first practice of OTAs.
He suffered a torn ACL on the play, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Frustrated with the coaching staff, Hackenberg hired Chicago-based quarterback instructor Jeff Christensen after the season to overhaul his throwing motion. He said the organization was apprised of his decision, but Bowles said he had no idea until just recently.
Hackenberg served as the fourth-string quarterback in 2016 and the third-stringer last season. Because of injuries to other players, he was active in five of 32 games. In other words, he wore a uniform five times, but he never stepped on the field.
“I can’t tell you how many men would want to be on the field, seeing these places inside the Hale Center you only get to see on Snapchat or Twitter,” she said. “It’s a good time, and it’s always for a great cause that they’re supporting. In the past it’s been breast cancer and for domestic abuse, and now it’s for the Epilepsy Foundation. To be honest, I think I’m losing money not going because it’s just so much fun to participate in it.”