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COACHING STAFF STILL NOT FINALIZED…
The New York Giants still have not officially announced their coaching staff other than Head Coach Ben McAdoo. The team will not officially confirm the staff’s make-up until the entire staff is complete. NJ.com reports that the final holdup is filling the “defensive assistant” position that was held by Rob Leonard for the past three seasons. NJ.com says Leonard may be promoted to a new assistant defensive line coach position.
Though not officially announced, the make-up of the new coaching staff is believe to be as follows:
- Offensive Coordinator: Mike Sullivan (with team 2004-11, 2015)
- Quarterbacks Coach: Frank Cignetti, Jr. (new)
- Running Backs Coach: Craig Johnson (with team since 2014)
- Wide Receivers Coach: Adam Henry (new)
- Tight Ends Coach: Kevin M. Gilbride (with team since 2010)
- Offensive Line Coach: Mike Solari (new)
- Assistant Offensive Line Coach: Lunda Wells (with team since 2012)
- Offensive Assistant: Ryan Roeder (with team since 2013)
- Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo (with team 2007-2008, 2015)
- Defensive Line Coach Patrick Graham (new)
- Assistant Defensive Line Coach – Possibly Rob Leonard (with team since 2013)
- Linebackers Coach Bill McGovern (new)
- Cornerbacks Coach Tim Walton (with team since 2015)
- Safeties Coach David Merritt (with team since 2004)
- Defensive Assistant – To be determined.
- Special Teams Coordinator Tom Quinn (with team since 2006)
- Assistant Special Teams Coach Dwayne Stukes (new)
- Strength and Conditioning Coach Aaron Wellman (new)
- Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Markus Paul (with team since 2007)
- Performance Manager/Strength and Conditioning Assistant Joe Danos (with team since 2013)
The resumes for these coaches are available in the Coaching Staff section of the website.
JUSTIN TUCK TO RETIRE AS A NEW YORK GIANT…
Former New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck, who played for the Giants for nine years (2005-2013) and who recently retired from the NFL after two years with the Oakland Raiders, said he intends to retire as a New York Giant. Tuck said he plans to sign a ceremonial one-day contract once NFL rules and the NFL calendar allow for it.
“GIANTS INSIDER” Q&As…
Video clips of Q&A sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com: