Jon Beason Named Giants Captain

Victor Cruz said in the spring that he finally wanted to be a Giants team captain.

And now, he is. On Friday, the Giants named their team captains for the season, and the group included a pair of new additions. Cruz and linebacker Jon Beason have joined the ranks of Giants captains. Eli Manning, safety Antrel Rolle and long snapper Zak DeOssie round out the Giants' captain group.

The team was destined to have some new faces among its leadership this season after an offseason filled with turnover. Longtime locker room voice Justin Tuck departed for Oakland, and offensive leaders Chris Snee and David Diehl retired.

But Cruz and Beason were natural fits to assume the captaincy. Cruz is suddenly the elder statesman of a young receiving corps, a mature offensive player. And Beason emerged as a leader practically the moment he took the field as a Giant last season, quickly becoming a steadying presence on defense.

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