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April 15, 2019
AP Sports Writer

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants kept two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning in the dark until recently about his future with the team, and didn’t give him a warning about the trade of star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns.

Speaking as organized team activities started Monday, the 38-year-old quarterback said the Giants informed him a month ago that he would be returning for a 16th season.

The stunning news of the Beckham deal came secondhand: Manning read it on a crawl across the bottom of his television screen.

In other areas, Manning expects the Giants to draft a quarterback as he enters the final year of his four-year, $84 million contract.

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