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Eric Dungey embracing opportunity with Giants, despite potential position change

The former Syracuse passer talks about how he wound up with Big Blue.

NCAA Football: Camping World Bowl-West Virginia vs Syracuse Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

When Eric Dungey suits up for the New York Giants this offseason, it’ll likely be at position other than quarterback. The word is that he’s currently listed as both a QB and tight end — a move that potentially hits at a Taysom Hill-type hybrid role, and also seems like his best shot to make the Giants’ roster (or practice squad).

New York already has four quarterbacks on the roster, including first round pick Daniel Jones, of Duke. They’re also trying out a couple others at their rookie minicamp, including Samford’s Delvin Hodges and Idaho’s Matthew Linehan. Needless to say, that’s quite a bit of competition.

Dungey’s not one to shy away from that, of course. But also wants to embrace what’s going to get him on a roster. That’s how he wound up with the Giants, telling them “I just want to be able to play,” according to a Friday article on NJ.com.

The piece includes several quotes from Dungey discussing how he’s up for the challenge of learning a new position like tight end. It also notes how director of player development (and former Syracuse Orange player) David Tyre rolled out the welcome wagon for him. If you’re looking for a reason why Orange players keep getting chances with the Giants, you can probably look no further than Tyree, who serves as a friendly and familiar face for other former SU players like Dungey, seventh round pick Chris Slayton and all-world punter Riley Dixon.

That, plus the rest of your Syracuse-related links below:

How Giants’ David Tyree gave Eric Dungey his welcome-to-NFL moment, as potential position change looms for ex-Syracuse QB (NJ.com)

“I just told them, ‘I just want to be able to play. Whatever you want. Be patient with me. Just teach me, and I’m going to learn it to the best of my ability,’” Dungey said. “I think everything happens for a reason. God has got a plan for everything, and this is my plan. I think the biggest thing for me is just trying to learn the offense so I can play fast.”

2020 recruit Andre Jackson schedules official visit to Syracuse (Twitter)

Syracuse will host four-star junior AndreJackson for an official visit this weekend, a source told @Stockrisers. Major, major, target for Jim Boeheim.

Syracuse football’s Andre Cisco wants to match All-American stats with play (Syracuse.com)

And while resume is worthy of college football’s highest accolades, he knows his performance isn’t there yet. “Statistically, I had a great year, but there were a lot of things that I wasn’t 100 percent with,” Cisco said. “Coming out of the year, I felt like my stats were at an All-American status, but mentally I didn’t feel like I was all the way there.”

2019 College Crosse Bracketology 7.0: Pre-conference championship week (College Crosse)

Notre Dame-Denver is always a lock when both teams make the tournament and one isn’t a seed. That was evident last season. Maryland-Towson and Duke-High Point are in-state battle, Mount St. Mary’s is close to Virginia, and same with UMass and Yale. So that left us with Loyola and Penn as seeded teams with Cornell and Syracuse as the unseeded opponents. Since the selection committee tries to avoid conference matchups in the first round, Loyola hosts Cornell, while Penn hosts Syracuse.

Jim Irsay on Ring of Honor inductee Dwight Freeney: ‘Tasmanian devil on wheels’ (FOX 59)

“I love defensive football,’’ Irsay said Thursday night as he announced Freeney’s inclusion in the Ring of Honor during a Town Hall meeting at the team’s northwestside complex. “I love the guys who make mayhem. I’m sorry, maybe it’s just the John Wayne in me. “I like bar-clearers-out, those guys that clear out a bar, a whole bar.’’

Will you be able to watch ACC Network when it debuts in August? (Syracuse.com)

Cole Murphy: Released by Cardinals (CBSSports)

Donte Greene selected in Big 3 draft; Hakim Warrick, Scoop Jardine not selected (Syracuse.com)

The 15 highest-rated National Signing Day classes ever (SB Nation)

Three Stand Out for Massachusetts ATH Eamonn Dennis (The Michigan Insider)