December 30, 2013 John Mara Press Conference: The transcript and video of Giants President/CEO John Mara’s Monday press conference are available at Giants.com.
December 30, 2013 Jerry Reese Press Conference: The transcript and video of General Manager Jerry Reese’s Monday press conference are available at Giants.com.
December 30, 2013 Tom Coughlin Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Monday press conference are available at Giants.com.
Injury Update on LT Will Beatty and RB David Wilson: General Manager Jerry Reese was asked about LT Will Beatty, who broke his leg in the game against the Washington Redskins on Sunday. “We think he’ll be back and he’ll be ready to play next season. We do think that,” said Reese. “From early reviews, we think Will will be back. We think he will be back and hopefully he will be back and he can get going and have a good offseason as well. He didn’t play as well as we hoped he’d play. I think he’d own that as well. Hopefully he can get back, get healthy and go on and have a great off-season and be a good left tackle.”
Reese was also asked about the future status of RB David Wilson, who was placed on Injured Reserve in November with a potentially career-threatening neck injury.
“Those neck things, you have to wait around,” said Reese. “Those discs they have, sometimes they can shrink and it takes time for them to shrink. They did that and we’re waiting. At the beginning of the year, we’ll have another consultation with him, to see if surgery would be a possibility for him. That could be a possibility and if he has the surgery, I think the prognosis is that he’ll be ready to play next fall, if he has his surgery.”
Reese was then asked if the injury was career-threatening. “When you talk about necks, there’s always a possibility,” responded Reese. “We’re hopeful and the earlier reports that I’ve gotten, doctors do think they can fix this and he’ll be able to play…I think we’ll have to have some contingency plans at the running back position. I don’t think you go into the next season saying David Wilson’s going to be our number one, starting running back. I don’t think you can do that. The guy is coming off of a neck surgery, if he decides to have it.”
Giants Sign Eight Players to Reserve/Future Contracts: The Giants signed the following eight players to reserve/future contracts on Monday:
- RB Kendall Gaskins
- WR Marcus Harris
- OT Steven Baker
- DE Kendrick Adams
- CB Travis Howard
- CB Junior Mertile
- CB Chaz Powell
- CB Ross Weaver
All eight players ended the season on the Giants’ practice squad.
December 30, 2013 New York Giants Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Monday’s media sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:
- QB Eli Manning (Video)
- RB Brandon Jacobs (Video)
- WR Hakeem Nicks (Video)
- WR Rueben Randle (Video)
- DE Justin Tuck (Video)
- DE Jason Pierre-Paul (Video)
- DT Mike Patterson (Video)
- LB Jon Beason (Video)
- CB Terrell Thomas (Video)
- S Antrel Rolle (Video)
- PK Josh Brown (Video)
Articles on the New York Giants Coaching Staff:
- Coughlin plans could fall apart over OC by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com
- Giants grades for the season: Coaches by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com
- NY Giants should give Tom Coughlin one more year by Gary Myers of The Daily News
Articles on New York Giants Wide Receivers:
- Nicks leaves, with future unknown by Matt Ehalt of ESPNNewYork.com
- Jerrel Jernigan nails his big audition for Giants by Zach Braziller of The New York Post
Article on DE Justin Tuck: Stay or go, Justin Tuck always embraced New York by Mike Vaccaro of The New York Post
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