Former Giants Shaun O’Hara and Justin Tuck believe the team wasted part of Manning’s prime, and they are spot-on.

They’ve wasted the last few years of Eli’s career, they’ve wasted his prime, O’Hara said, according to Ryan Dunleavy of NJ Advance Media. It’s been hard to sit and watch that happen. I’m glad to see that they found a way to correct it, but Eli can still play the game.

Manning disagreed with O’Hara, as Newsday’s┬áTom Rock┬ánoted. Anyone who knows Manning would expect that.

A spokesman for the NFL told Yahoo Sports that the league is providing training this summer for players, team and league personnel on ways to avoid precarious sports betting situations, and Ganis said that at some point, the league will reach out to the players’ and referees’ association so they can all get on the same page about the best way to protect their constituents from tricky situations without infringing on their rights.

Johnson led the SEC in rushing last season with 1,391 yards, playing in an offense that passed less than 40 percent of the time. He joins an offense that threw 58 percent of the time last year, according to Birkett.

Lions General Manager Bob Quinn expects to use Johnson more to run outside than inside like Johnson did at Auburn.

I’ve grew up in the southeast, know a bunch of people from the southeast and I’ve watched a lot of SEC football over the years, offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter said. It sure was fun to watch him compete on those Saturdays when we’re maybe making a road trip or at the hotel doing whatever we do. Came to respect him as a competitor and we’re going to throw him in here and see if he can get better, see how he does.