Giants Claim DT Jimmy Staten Off of Waivers; Release DT Carlif Taylor: According to multiple press sources, the New York Giants have claimed defensive tackle Jimmy Staten off of waivers from the Seattle Seahawks. To make room for Staten, the Giants waived rookie free agent defensive tackle Carlif Taylor.
Staten was originally drafted in the 5th round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Seahawks. He spent his rookie season on Seattle’s Practice Squad. Staten has decent size (6’3”, 311 pounds) with good strength. He is a better run defender than pass rusher. Staten is a raw, developmental type, but he is hard worker.
Injury Update on DE George Selvie and S Mykkele Thompson: According to NJ.com, the knee injury suffered by defensive end George Selvie in practice on Monday is thought to be a relatively minor knee strain.
Meanwhile, safety Mykkele Thompson, who suffered a season-ending torn Achilles’ tendon injury in the preseason game last Friday, tweeted he underwent successful surgery. Recovery from Achilles’ ruptures can be tricky and it remains to be seen if the injury is career-threatening.
Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers the surgery went well and I am feeling good and well
— Mykkele Thompson (@MykkeThom2) August 18, 2015
Articles on Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo:
- Steve Spagnuolo sets the bar nice and low for Giants defense by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post
- Giants’ Spagnuolo is breaking in his new Antonio Pierce by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post
Articles on QB Eli Manning:
- Eli Manning looking for contract extension similar to Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger: source by Ralph Vacchiano of The New York Daily News
- It’s time for Giants to lock up Eli Manning by Bob Glauber of Newsday
Article on RB Andre Williams: How Giants’ Andre Williams is fixing his biggest weakness by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post
Article on TE Larry Donnell: Giants’ Larry Donnell: Game vs. Cincinnati Bengals was ‘best I’ve felt blocking since I’ve been here’ by James Kratch for NJ.com
Articles on New York Giants Defensive Ends:
- Giants owner John Mara clearly fed-up with Jason Pierre-Paul by Filip Bondy of The New York Daily News
- Owa Odighizuwa rookie check-in: Giants DE talks mental errors, nicknames, desire to ‘be great’ by Jordan Raanan for NJ.com
Articles on S Brandon Meriweather:
- Giants’ Robert Ayers Jr. says ‘enforcer’ Brandon Meriweather ‘brings a lot to the table’ by James Kratch for NJ.com
- Giants playing with fire gambling on ferocious hitter by George Willis of The New York Post
- Can the Giants get Brandon Meriweather to play within the rules? by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record
Article on the 2015 New York Giants: Latest Giants 53-man roster prediction doesn’t include James Jones, Adrien Robinson by Jordan Raanan for NJ.com