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Speaking Thursday, Giants GM Jerry Reese said the team has yet to consider a contract extension for Eli Manning, who's signed through 2015.

"That's yet to be said," Reese said. "We don't know what we'll do with respect to that." Manning has been at the controls for two Giants Super Bowl victories, but has tossed an ugly 42 picks over his past 32 games. He turned 33 last week. Manning's New York run has been extremely successful, but the team has little reason to extend him at this point in time.

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Ex-Giants OC Kevin Gilbride blames Eli Manning's disastrous 2013 on the team's protection issues.

"It just made it impossible for our quarterback to function," Gilbride said of the Giants' line woes. "(Manning's) a guy where if you give him enough time, he's always going to be throwing the ball to the right person. ... But he's not a scrambler and you've got to give him some help." New York's line was inarguably among the league's worst, but that still doesn't explain away the 42 picks Manning has thrown over his past 32 games. His "league-leading" 27 interceptions this season were the most by any quarterback since 2005. Fixing their broken down offensive line is just one of many things the G-Men need to do to resuscitate their offense.

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Eli Manning (high-ankle sprain) is on crutches and in a walking boot.

Manning wouldn't have been able to play had the Giants made the playoffs. As it is, he should be ready in plenty of time for the Giants' offseason program. The NFL's interceptions "leader" this season, Manning's 27 picks were the most by anyone since 2005. Brett Favre threw 29 picks for a 4-12 Packers team that season. Manning has 42 interceptions over his past 32 games.

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Eli Manning has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain.

Eli's career-worst year ends with an injury. High ankle sprains can require 4-6 weeks of recovery time, and Manning obviously has plenty where that came from after missing the playoffs. Eli has now finished outside the top-dozen fantasy quarterbacks in back-to-back season. He turns 33 years old in January.

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Eli Manning left Sunday's Week 17 game against the Redskins with an ankle injury and is questionable to return.

In a driving rainstorm, Manning got his leg trapped under him near the end of the first half. He stayed in for one more play (an interception), but then hobbled straight into the locker room. Manning's consecutive games played stream is intact, so he's likely done for the day in this meaningless game. Curtis Painter is the next man up with Ryan Nassib inactive.

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Eli Manning completed 18-of-31 passes for 156 yards, no touchdowns, and five interceptions in the Giants' Week 15 loss to Seattle.

He was benched for Curtis Painter late in the fourth quarter. Manning threw his league-high 21st interception of the season to Seahawks fill-in RCB Byron Maxwell in the first quarter, and his 22nd in the second quarter to Richard Sherman. No. 23 came at the tail end of the second quarter on a Hail Mary, also picked off by All-Pro Sherman. No. 24 was again picked by Maxwell in the third quarter. Finally, Eli threw his fifth interception late in garbage time to FS Earl Thomas. It's no secret from a fantasy football perspective, but Eli has had a genuinely poor season on the field this year. He's now bypassed Charlie Conerly in the Giants' record books for most career interceptions. The Giants play the Lions in fantasy title week.

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Eli Manning's $20.9 million 2013 salary cap number is the highest among all starting quarterbacks.

It's an insanely high number and eats up 17 percent of the Giants' salary cap. For 2014, Manning's hit barely goes down -- to $20.4 million. He stated last offseason that he'd be willing to restructure. With the Giants up against the cap, Manning may need to re-work his deal in the spring. The G-Men have gotten 16 touchdowns and a whopping 20 interceptions out of that $20.9 million in 2013.

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Eli Manning completed 20-of-32 passes for 259 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Giants' Week 14 loss to San Diego.

This was a truly abominal game in such a great matchup and such a great environment as sunny San Diego. Officially retaking the NFL interceptions lead from Geno Smith, Manning was picked for the 19th and 20th times this season, and the G-Men were dominated in time of possession as New York's offense failed to sustain drives. Manning will be no better than a low-ceiling QB2 when the Giants take on the Seahawks in Week 15.

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Eli Manning completed 22-of-28 passes for 235 yards, one touchdown, and an interception in Sunday night's Week 13 win over the Redskins.

Manning started off slow, but was able to find success in the short passing game and had only one turnover. He hit Brandon Myers on a 22-yard pass to tie the game at the end of the first half and led the Giants to a comeback win with 10 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. Through 12 games, Manning has 2,995 yards, 15 touchdowns, and is behind only Geno Smith with 18 interceptions. He'll be just a QB2 option in Week 14 against the Chargers.

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Eli Manning completed 16-of-30 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns in the Giants' Week 12 loss to Dallas.

The Giants had a lot more success running the football than passing it, but OC Kevin Gilbride never gave up on his passing game for whatever reason. Eli's fantasy owners should be grateful, even if the head-scratching playcalling arguably cost New York the win. Eli takes on Washington's weak defense in Week 13 before one of the most favorable fantasy playoff schedules among quarterbacks. He has a chance at a hot box-score finish.