Apr 032014
 
 April 3, 2014  Posted by  News and Notes




New York Giants Offseason Workout Program Schedule Set: The dates for the New York Giants offseason program schedule have been announced:

  • April 21: Start of the offseason program.
  • May 28-30: Organized Team Activity (OTA) workouts.
  • June 2-3: OTA workouts.
  • June 5: OTA workout.
  • June 9-10: OTA workouts.
  • June 12-13: OTA workouts.
  • June 17-19: Mandatory, full-team mini-camp.

The Giants will not hold a rookie mini-camp this year because the 2014 NFL Draft is three weeks later than usual.

Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), each club’s official, voluntary nine-week offseason program is conducted in three phases:

  1. Phase One consists of the first two weeks of the program with activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only.
  2. Phase Two consists of the next three weeks of the program. On-field workouts may include individual player instruction and drills as well as team practice conducted on a “separates” basis. No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted.
  3. Phase Three consists of the next four weeks of the program. Teams may conduct a total of 10 days of OTA workouts. No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted.
Tom Coughlin, New York Giants (March 26, 2014)

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Giants.com Q&A With Head Coach Tom Coughlin: A lengthy Q&A session with Head Coach Tom Coughlin is available at Giants.com. Some key points of note:

  • Coughlin on assimilating so many new faces: “Absolutely, it is (a challenge). You’ve got a big part of our football team that has not been through our routine, the way we do things, the presentation of our values and our principles, what we believe in, how we work, how we practice, how they are  to come to work. So we have a lot of basic, fundamental teaching to do. It is definitely a year of transition, no doubt.”
  • Coughlin on the impact all these new faces will have on the team’s culture: “The culture’s going to change, too. The culture will change. Now, the principles and the values will not change, but how we go about our business has to change, because we have so many new people that have to be integrated into the system.”
  • Coughlin on what WR Trindon Holliday brings to the return game: “If we can get somebody who gives us a little bit of the spectacular – I mean, when you sit down and talk about this guy’s track speeds, are you serious? He runs 100 meters in 9.98 (seconds) or whatever the heck he ran. It’s fun to think about. Go ahead, outkick the coverage, please do. Not only for kickoff returns, but for punt returns. What it would mean to us to have some field position, a short field all of a sudden, and take care of the football, play good defense, get turnovers for us on that side of the ball, not beat ourselves, how about that one for a theme? That would be a very nice thing.”
  • Coughlin on RB Rashad Jennings: “I think he’s an all-around back. Whatever question I asked when I was looking at the tape got answered. In other words, he went 80 (yards for a touchdown last season for Oakland in a game at Houston). Is he fast enough? He goes 80. Does he catch it out of the backfield? Yes. Does he run the screens well? Yes. How is he from scrimmage as a runner? Good. First and second down, can he play on third down? Yes, he can. What does he need? Well, he’s 230 pounds with a great attitude. He needs a little work on his pass protection, but I think we can get that done. I think he’s an all-purpose guy that fits us very, very well.”
  • Coughlin on RB David Wilson: “All in due time with David. Just pray, you’re praying that he has a return to excellent health and that the doctors are totally convinced that he is recovered and ready to go. When that time comes, you’ll have another contributor who, if he gets a step, he’s gone…I’m counting on him, but I am not going to put him in any circumstance until it’s an absolute that he’s 100 percent. I’m not going to mess with that one.”
  • Coughlin on WR Mario Manningham: “It was exciting and fun to talk to him, because he’s so pleased to be back. He is more mature, physically and otherwise. He wants to be here, he wants to help us win. He’s more appreciative of his first tenure here and he certainly wants to make it even more productive this next time back – even for a guy who will go down in history as having made one of the greatest catches in Super Bowl history.”
  • Coughlin on DE Robert Ayers: “Sure, he can (play strongside). He’s played right, he’s played left, he’s played inside on third down, he’s played in a lot of spots. He’s a powerful player. He’ll be very, very good against the run. I really, quite frankly  don’t think there are any tight ends that will block him. He’s really got exceptional hand position, does a nice job with that, and he can be used in a versatile manner and he has consistent effort. He’s got the hunger and the desire and he’ll make up for a lot with hustle.”
  • Coughlin on the impact of new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo: “I’ve been in the same system since 1988. We have incorporated whatever we can from our system that we’ve always had here, but there’s a lot of new terminology. There will be lots of new teaching just in terms of the way in which it’s presented, which will force people to study and to learn and to be anxious. When the huddle breaks you’ve got to go do it. They’re going to have to learn it to be able to do it. The plays will become familiar to them once they recognize what the responsibility is. You have to be able to talk it, discuss it and communicate. That’s different.”

Giants.com Interview with DE Robert Ayers: The video of Wednesday’s Giants.com interview with defensive end Robert Ayers is available at Giants.com.

Articles on the New York Giants and 2014 NFL Free Agency:

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Apr 022014
 
 April 2, 2014  Posted by  News and Notes
Robert Ayers, Denver Broncos (October 20, 2013)

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New York Giants Sign Defensive End Robert Ayers: The New York Giants announced on Wednesday that they have officially signed unrestricted free agent defensive end Robert Ayers (Denver Broncos). The deal is reportedly a 2-year, $4 million contract with $1.75 million guaranteed.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for me, coming to a great organization like this,” Ayers said. “They hate losing and they’re always about getting better and preparing and I’ve heard nothing but good things about the general manager and the owners, the coaches. Everyone speaks highly of them across the league. They’re a blue-collar organization, and I’m looking forward to being part of that. I left the Denver Broncos, who were a good organization, and I feel like I’m going to just as good or better of an organization. It’s going to be good to come here and be with leaders like Jon Beason and Antrel Rolle and Eli (Manning). It’s going to be a good experience for me, and hopefully I can help this team win.”

The Giants have also signed CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, OC J.D. Walton, and WR/Returner Trindon Holliday from the Broncos this offseason.

“It definitely helps to be here with familiar faces,” said Ayers. “You kind of blend in together and find your niche and link up with guys of your liking and similarities. From what I hear, it’s a great group of defensive linemen, so I’m looking forward to meeting those guys. It’s going to be good for all of us. There’s a lot of leadership on the defense. Hopefully we can establish ourselves as leaders, too.”

BBI scouting report on Ayers:

The Giants signed Robert Ayers as an unrestricted free agent from the Denver Broncos in April 2014. Ayers was originally drafted in the 1st round of the 2009 NFL by the Broncos. In five seasons with the Broncos, Ayers has played in 72 regular-season games with 27 starts. In 2013, he played in 15 games with three starts and finished the season with 29 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and one forced fumble. Ayers never lived up to his lofty draft status in Denver. For two seasons (2009-10), he was miscast as a linebacker. Ayers has good size for a defensive end and is a decent run defender. He has flashed at times as a pass rusher, but he only has 12 career sacks. Versatile, Ayers can move inside in pass rush situations and he has experience playing in a 2-point stance given his experience at linebacker.

Ayers talked about his ability to play multiple positions. “That’s something I was able to do in Denver, something I brought to the team,” Ayers said. “I’m able to play most of the positions, whether it was right defensive end, left defensive end, inside guy. I’ve done a lot of move-around, floating type stuff. I think that’s one of the things that the Giants saw that I could do, play a lot of different things. I’ve played a lot of different positions in my five-year career. I don’t know if they’re keeping me doing that or if they want me to lock in and solidify one role. I don’t know, but whatever it is, I’m looking forward to doing it.”

Ayers is a Jersey City native.

“It’s going to be good to be able to play closer to family,” Ayers said. “The last five years were in Denver, they didn’t really get to see me play much other than on T.V. The next few years it’ll be good for them to be able to see me play and a good experience for me to have to share this time of my career with them.

“My grandma, most of my aunts, my uncles, most of my cousins are here, and then the ones that aren’t in Jersey City, they’re kind of scattered around the state. Some are in Pennsylvania, some in New York from my dad and my mom’s side. They’re all pretty much on the east coast and then there are some in Virginia. Pretty much everyone’s on this side of the tri-state area.”

“Whenever you’re with a good organization, there’s always a sense of wanting to be there,” said Ayers. “I was (in Denver) for five years and gained a lot of friends in the community, knew a lot of people, became close with guys on the team, my wife got close with the wives of players, so it was a tough situation to leave. I understand the business and also I was looking for an opportunity to come in and maximize my ability. I feel like the Giants gave me a better opportunity to do that than in Denver. I’m very happy to be here. I’m ready to put Denver in the past and move forward with the Giants. I’m looking forward to it and I’m very excited.”

Because of this move, we have updated the New York Giants Free Agent Signings (with scouting report), New York Giants 2014 Free Agency Scorecard, and Roster sections of the website.

Ayers is the thirteenth veteran unrestricted free agent the Giants have signed this offseason. Ayers will wear #91 – Justin Tuck’s old number.

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Apr 012014
 
 April 1, 2014  Posted by  News and Notes
Robert Ayers, Denver Broncos (September 15, 2013)

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DE Robert Ayers Visits the New York Giants: According to the National Football Post, unrestricted free agent defensive end Robert Ayers (Denver Broncos) visited the New York Giants today.

The 28-year old Ayers, a New Jersey native, was originally drafted in the 1st round of the 2009 NFL by the Broncos. While Ayers has never lived up to his lofty draft status, in five seasons he has played in 72 regular-season games with 27 starts. He played in 15 regular-season games with three starts in 2013, finishing the season with 29 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and one forced fumble. At 6-3, 274 pounds, Ayers is a steady run defender but he only has 12 career sacks.

Ayers has also drawn interest from the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Apr 012014
 
 April 1, 2014  Posted by  News and Notes
Charles Brown, New Orleans Saints (August 25, 2013)

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New York Giants Sign Charles Brown: The New York Giants announced on Tuesday that they have officially signed unrestricted free agent offensive tackle Charles Brown (New Orleans Saints). The 26-year old Brown, who was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2010 NFL Draft, started 14 games for the Saints at left tackle in 2013 but was benched for the final four games (including two playoff games).

Brown is the fourth veteran offensive lineman signed by the Giants in free agency this offseason, the others being OG Geoff Schwartz (Kansas City Chiefs), OC J.D. Walton (Denver Broncos), and OG John Jerry (Miami Dolphins).

Because of this move, we have updated the New York Giants Free Agent Signings (with scouting report), New York Giants 2014 Free Agency Scorecard, and Roster sections of the website.

Article on CB Dominiquie Rodgers-Cromartie: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: How the Giants beat out the Jets for the free-agent cornerback by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

BBI on Giants.com Big Blue Kickoff Live: The audio of Eric Kennedy being interviewed on Giants.com’s Big Blue Kickoff Live podcast is available at Giants.com. Eric joins the show at the midway point of the broadcast.

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Mar 312014
 
 March 31, 2014  Posted by  News and Notes



Zack Bowman, Chicago Bears (October 10, 2013)

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New York Giants Sign Zack Bowman: The New York Giants announced on Monday that they have officially signed unrestricted free agent cornerback Zack Bowman (Chicago Bears). The contract is reportedly a 1-year deal. The 29-year old Bowman, who was drafted in the 5th round of the 2008 NFL Draft, started seven games for the Bears in 2013.

The Giants have focused a lot of attention on their secondary in free agency. They re-signed CB Trumaine McBride and S Stevie Brown. And they added CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB Walter Thurmond, and S Quintin Demps from other teams.

Because of this move, we have updated the New York Giants Free Agent Signings (with scouting report), New York Giants 2014 Free Agency Scorecard, and Roster sections of the website.

New York Giants Re-Sign Mike Patterson: The New York Giants announced on Monday that they have officially re-signed unrestricted free agent defensive tackle Mike Patterson. Patterson was originally signed by the Giants in April 2013 after being cut by the Philadelphia Eagles. He played in all 16 games last season with one start.

Because of this move, we have updated the New York Giants Free Agent Signings (with scouting report), New York Giants 2014 Free Agency Scorecard, and Roster sections of the website.

Articles on the 2014 New York Giants:

Article on OG Chris Snee: Chris Snee reflects on career, talks 2014 by Michael Eisen of Giants.com

Notes: According to the Giants.com roster page, offensive linemen Justin Pugh and Brandon Mosley have changed jersey numbers. Pugh now wears #67 and Mosley now wears #75.

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Mar 272014
 
 March 27, 2014  Posted by  News and Notes
Mike Evans, Texas A&M (September 14, 2013)

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BBI 2014 NFL Draft Chat with Great Blue North Draft Report: BigBlueInteractive.com (BBI) hosted a draft chat with Colin of the Great Blue North Draft Report on Thursday in The Corner Forum.

Article on the 2014 New York Giants:

Articles on Head Coach Tom Coughlin:

Article on the New York Giants and the Tight End Position: Tom Coughlin: Giants ‘have to make something happen’ at tight end by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Article on CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: Rodgers-Cromartie to be used like No. 1 CB by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com

Giants.com Inside the Film Room: Video breakdowns of the following Giants players are available at Giants.com:

  • Tight End Larry Donnell (Video)
  • Defensive End Mathias Kiwanuka (Video)
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Mar 262014
 
 March 26, 2014  Posted by  News and Notes
Victor Cruz (80), Louis Murphy, Jr. (18), New York Giants (November 24, 2013)

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Louis Murphy Signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Unrestricted free agent wide receiver Louis Murphy (New York Giants) has signed a 1-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Because of this move, we have updated the New York Giants Free Agent Losses (with scouting report) and New York Giants 2014 Free Agency Scorecard sections of the website.

Former Giants Offensive Coordinator Kevin Gilbride on ESPN Radio: The audio of Wednesday’s ESPN Radio interview with former New York Giants Offensive Coordinator Kevin Gilbride is available at ESPN.com.

Article on WR/Returner Trindon Holliday: Giants free agents 2014: Is Trindon Holliday more than a return man? by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Article on CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: Giants reveal plans for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Quotes: Head Coach Tom Coughlin on offensive guard Chris Snee: “He’s got the fire, he’s excited, he wants to play, he feels good, he’s worked hard. He is an incredible competitor. He’s a tough, hard-nosed football player who brings a great ingredient to your team and quite frankly we need that…He probably says it best.’Am I the same player I was four or five years ago? Maybe not. But am I good enough to be included in the top guards in the game? Yes.’ I think that’s pretty well-said.”

Coughin on WR Mario Manningham: “As I told him when he was here, if we’re going to be the team that we want to be, he’s got to come back and make a very strong contribution. He’s excited about that chance, that opportunity.”

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Mar 262014
 
 March 26, 2014  Posted by  News and Notes
Tom Coughlin, New York Giants (August 29, 2013)

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Tom Coughlin at the NFL Owners Meeting: New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin addressed the media at the NFL Owners Meeting in Orlando, Florida on Wednesday morning. Some tidbits from Coughlin:

  • On installing the offense under new Offensive Coordinator Ben McAdoo: “We’re moving. We’re better than halfway through the completion of where we want it to be. I’ll say this and the word goes forth to our players. It’s obvious. This is a whole new undertaking from an offensive standpoint because you will have some of the old and a tremendous amount of the new. I think it’s stimulating. I think it’s good for everybody. Hopefully it’s going to provide a little fire for everybody. I know it will for Eli (Manning). I know he’ll be excited about this…In the beginning, there is a lot to learn. There is a lot of be able to comprehend. I don’t care how you do it. It’s apples and oranges. It’s Chinese vs. another language. But you have to get to where you’re communicating with each other. In order to do that, he’s really going to have to focus. Now, with his intelligence, it’s not going to be real difficult.”
  • On offensive goals: “Offensively we have to get back to Giants football. When I say that, I mean (Geoff) Schwartz and (John) Jerry, big human beings in the NFC East. We weren’t very big up front last year. It’s further to run around those big guys. We’re going to have balance…Everyone wants to know what the difference is going to be? Whatever we do is going to be designed around our personnel. I mean, we have the Encyclopedia Brittanica between the systems that you are familiar with and the system that you are soon going to be familiar with. You can put your finger on anything you want.”
  • On QB Ryan Nassib: ”I think he’s going to be a good player. This is going to be an important year for him and for the Giants.”
  • On RB Rashad Jennings: “He’s a great athlete and in tremendous shape. He’s a solid 230 (pounds). The more you look, the better you like. I think he’s a good football player who will be a very solid, solid, impactful guy in our offense.”
  • On RB David Wilson, who is recovering from career-threatening neck surgery:  “I’m planning that he’s there. Until they tell me differently, he’s there. Now, to what extent is he there? Does his presence mean that you have to have another number going into camp at that spot? All of those things are possible…He’s making outstanding progress. Whenever I see him I tell David, ‘Slow down now, stay with whatever they are telling you that you can or can’t do.’ He’s been working on his legs for a month or more…Let’s get him back, let’s see. I wouldn’t rush him into anything.”
  • On Rueben Randle: ”Rueben has to continue to develop, be a better pro…We have very high expectations for him. He’s got to continue to be a better pro and show consistency.”
  • On WR Mario Manningham:  ”Mario is really excited to be a Giant again. He can hardly contain himself. He’s physically and mentally matured.”
  • On the tight end position: ”Right now, it’s a question mark.”
  • On OT John Jerry, who was implicated in the Jonathan Martin bullying scandal: ”I think he was authentic in terms of his presentation and (General Manager) Jerry (Reese) really did believe everything that he said. The investigation took place, calls were made to the league office…There was remorse, sincere remorse, and we still feel very strongly about our locker room and the players that are there for us. I don’t see anything of that nature happening with us…There is no suspension in the air or anything of that nature.”
  • On CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: “We have a young man who really wants to be coached. We studied and we saw some areas that we can really help him in and we were very specific about how that would happen and he was very receptive to it. Our coaches worked their tails off on him, spent a lot of time. A lot of time…It seemed as if he was going to continue to visit (teams) until he found what he wanted. When he came to see us, we knew we would have our chance…He was looking for a place to sink his roots and become a guy who represented a team and stayed there and worked his way through things and wanted to be a part of something other than a one-year-here, one-year-there kind of thing. He responded to that. He jumped on that. He wanted to be a guy who is associated with a team.”
  • On DE Justin Tuck, who signed with the Oakland Raiders: ”We’re going to miss Justin Tuck, period. The body of work last year was very solid. He’s an outstanding young man…Justin has had two outstanding Super Bowls and playoff runs and played very, very well even as a young man playing with Osi (Umenyiora) and (Michael) Strahan, what he learned and how he performed, so, there’s no doubt…You always hold out hope that nobody goes, you don’t want to see anybody leave. But it’s part of our game. When Justin, as an outstanding defensive end who had numbers to back it up in terms of the way he played, I’m not surprised by it…It was always realistic (to keep him). It was realistic for sure, but it didn’t work. There are 31 other teams. The Raiders have a tremendous amount of money to spend.”’
  • On WR Hakeem Nicks, who signed with the Indianapolis Colts: “I don’t know if it went awry. The entire process of production continued to be not what it was a couple of years ago…I want everybody to know we wish Hakeem nothing but success, to return to the player that we really do believe and know that he is with consistency. Maybe this is something that had to take place for Hakeem. Maybe he will deal with exactly where he is and once again return to the quality of player that he is. I wish him nothing but the best.”
  • On continuing to coach: “What else am I going to do?..I feel good, I’m healthy, (my wife) Judy is really good towards it, the family is positive and supporting. As long as I feel good, productive, energetic, and of course the players respond, I’d like to think I can keep going…I’d like to think that the seasons are all good and at some point in time the decision (when to retire) becomes mine and not somebody else’s. It’s not the paramount thought. Being the best we can be is what I’m all about … I want to coach and I want to get it right and I want to see us start to play like I think we’re capable of.”

Article on the New York Giants and 2014 Free Agency and Draft: Giants’ signings give Reese free reign in draft by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Article on the New Free Agent Giants: Coaches dish on ex-players signed by the Giants as free agents by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

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Mar 252014
 
 March 25, 2014  Posted by  News and Notes



More MMQB from Peter King

Adrien Robinson, New York Giants (July 27, 2013)

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Jerry Reese Talks Tight Ends: New York Giants General Manager Jerry Reese spoke briefly to the press at the NFL owners meetings in Florida. Reese was asked about the tight end position since the only tight ends currently under contract on the team’s roster are Larry Donnell, Adrien Robinson, and Daniel Fells.

“(Tight end) still might present itself to us,” Reese said. “œIf there is somebody available, we’™ll look at it and if something happens in the draft, we’ll look at that way as well. There is a long way to go.”

There has been speculation since before free agency started that the Giants may be interested in unrestricted free agent tight Jermichael Finley (Green Bay Packers) given Finley’s ability and connection with new Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo. McAdoo once coach Finley as his position coach in Green Bay. However, Finley is still recovering from a spinal injury and has not yet been cleared by doctors.

After signing 10 new players in free agency and re-signing nine, the Giants appear to be mostly done in free agency. The 2014 NFL Draft will take place on May 8-10.

“œWe’™ll see,” said Reese. “œWe’™re always trying to create competition at every position. We still have work to do.”

Article on the 2013 New York Giants and Performance-Based Pay: Will Hill tops Giants list of ‘Performance-Based Pay’ for 2013 by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

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Mar 242014
 
 March 24, 2014  Posted by  News and Notes



MMQB: The Owners’ Meetings

New York Giants Awarded 5th Round Compensatory Pick in 2014 NFL Draft: The New York Giants have been awarded a 5th round compensatory pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. The additional pick in the 5th round will be the 174th overall selection.

“I’m excited about this fifth-round comp pick we got. That’s huge,” said General Manager Jerry Reese. “We thought we’d get a seventh. It’s a complicated formula. I’m not sure all the math but we’re happy about it. That’s awesome. That is the best thing that happened today in all these long meetings. It was worth the wait. It was worth the wait.”

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks. According to an NFL press release, the players who factored into the equation were:

  • Free Agent Losses: TE Martellus Bennett, DE Osi Umenyiora, LB Chase Blackburn, and WR Domenick Hixon
  • Free Agent Signings: PK Josh Brown, TE Brandon Myers, and S Ryan Mundy

The Giants have all of their own picks in the upcoming draft except for their 7th rounder, which they traded to the Carolina Panthers for Jon Beason last season. The Giants now have seven picks once again.

For a listing of previous compensatory picks awarded to the Giants from 1995 to 2013, see this article at Giants.com.

John Mara Talks More About Offseason Moves: For the second day in a row, New York Giants President and CEO John Mara talked to the press about his team’s offseason moves.

“We think we improved our team,” Mara said on SiriusXM Radio. “We obviously had a lot of holes to fill. On paper we look a little better right now. We still have some more holes we need to fill. We’ve got to have a good draft. Hopefully we’ll be a better team next year.”

Mara was asked why the Giants were more aggressive in free agency this offseason.

“There were really a couple of things,” Mara said. “One is we went into this offseason in the best cap situation we’ve ever been in , with the most room we’ve ever had. And we had a lot of holes we had to fill. There were players out there we thought could help us, so we were a little more aggressive this year than we had been in the past.”

“We’re still in pretty decent cap situation, but I think we’re just about done in terms of free agency,” said Mara. “But we’ll see what happens. If the right player presents himself, you never know.”

Marvin Austin, New York Giants (August 24, 2013)

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New York Giants Deny Serious Interest in QB Mark Sanchez: NFL.com reported on Monday that the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants were both interested in quarterback Mark Sanchez, who was released by the New York Jets last week. However, according to NJ.com, a source said the Giants have “no real interest” in Sanchez.

“We investigate everything,” said General Manager Jerry Reese. “Never say never…I haven’t really studied (Sanchez) since he was a college player. It’s not fair for me to evaluate someone I haven’t studied, or give an opinion on him. I really can’t make a comment on that.”

The Giants current have three quarterbacks on under contract: Eli Manning, Curtis Painter, and last year’s 4th round selection Ryan Nassib.

Article on OT John Jerry: John Jerry faces medical evaluation before taking field for Giants by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

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