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David Wilson, New York Giants (August 7, 2013)

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When David Wilson retired from the New York Giants due to complications with spinal stenosis that ended his NFL career after only three seasons, he mentioned his retirement was simply the end one chapter and beginning of another.

“I realize how much people have helped me along the way,” Wilson said. “When you push the pause button, you get to look at that. But I plan on pushing ‘play’ real soon. Moving on in future endeavors, I’m excited.”

It appears as if Wilson’s life has resumed play.

One week after appearing on ESPN’s NFL Live, Wilson will co-host NBC’s Pro Football Talk with Mike Florio and Dave Briggs. The trio will break down a few select NFL preseason match ups coming this weekend.

The Giants drafted Wilson in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft and the Virginia Tech alum made a near immediate impact on special teams. The 23-year-old gained 1,533 kick return yards and scored a touchdown. He set an NFL record his rookie year versus the New Orleans Saints. In a 52-27 Giants victory, Wilson returned four kickoffs for 227 yards (including a 97-yard touchdown) and also ran for 100 yards and two additional touchdowns. He became the first player in NFL history with 200 kick return yards and 100 rushing yards.

Entering year two, Wilson was expected to lead the Giants rushing attack, but struggled early on holding on to the football. Versus the Philadelphia Eagles, Wilson’s season ended when he suffered a ‘neck burner.’ When doctors sent Wilson for further tests, it revealed his spinal stenosis.

Wilson had vertebrae fusion surgery and endured a long rehabilitation process this offseason. Just eight days after receiving medical clearance, Wilson re-injured his neck and was advised by doctors to not continue playing football.

Wilson finished his NFL career with 504 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns. He returned 66 total kickoffs for 1,755 yards and one touchdown.

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August 14, 2014 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Thursday were RB Peyton Hillis (ankle/foot), WR Trindon Holliday (hamstring), TE Daniel Fells (knee), TE Xavier Grimble (hamstring), and LB Jon Beason (PUP – foot).

“(Fells) is not out here,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “He started back, but we couldn’t get him all the way back. We are supposed to have him next week.”

FB John Conner (concussion) worked in individual drills.

WR Odell Beckham (hamstring) participated in individual and some team drills.

“(Beckham) is not going to play (on Saturday against the Colts),” said Coughlin. “Expect him next week, but not this week. There is not enough work…We have had him for individuals and we have had him for a few plays. When the few plays are run, he looks to be doing fine, but like everybody, they need more repetition, more time on the field. They need to be in that fatigued state to see how they perform then. We need all of those things to take place.”

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Victor Cruz, New York Giants (July 22, 2014)

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Notes: Lef tackle Will Beatty will see his first action in football game this weekend since breaking his leg in the 2013 regular-season finale.

Curtis Painter will be the second quarterback on Saturday against the Indianapolis Colts. Ryan Nassib will come in last.

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August 13, 2014 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Wednesday were RB Peyton Hillis (ankle/foot), WR Trindon Holliday (hamstring), TE Daniel Fells (knee), TE Xavier Grimble (hamstring), OG John Sullen (unknown), LB Jon Beason (PUP – foot), and CB Zack Bowman (knee).

DT Mike Patterson (shoulder) participated in individual drills. FB John Conner (concussion) worked with the training staff on the side of the practice fields.

WR Odell Beckham (hamstring) participated in individual and some team drills.

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Odell Beckham, New York Giants (July 22, 2014)

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August 12, 2014 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Tuesday were RB Peyton Hillis (ankle/foot), FB John Conner (concussion), WR Jerrel Jernigan (knee), WR Trindon Holliday (hamstring), TE Xavier Grimble (hamstring), DT Mike Patterson (shoulder), and LB Jon Beason (PUP – foot).

“(Hillis is) coming, but it’s slow,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “(Conner) looks like he’s going to practice later in the week.”

Coughlin said Holliday was not likely to return to practice this week.

WR Odell Beckham (hamstring) participated in individual and some team drills.

“(Beckham is) building up,” said Coughlin after practice. “He had a few snaps today. Not many but a few.”

“It feels good,” said Beckham before practice. “It feels good to be able to move around. Like I said, its not 100%, it’s not full strength. I couldn’t even give you a percentage of how I was running yesterday but slowly but surely, it will get back to where it needs to be.”

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Notes and Quotes: Former Giants WR Plaxico Burress watched practice on Tuesday.

Offensive Coordinator Ben McAdoo on WR Corey Washington: “Corey is a big man that can run and go get the football. That’s a good place to start. He is a young guy who has a lot to learn but he has done some special things over the last week. It will be exciting to see him grow.”

McAdoo on the tight ends: “I think Larry (Donnell) has had a nice camp so far. I think Daniel (Fells) had a good camp until he got nicked up. The other guys are making progress…I think Larry is conscientious guy. He is a big body; he’s capable of blocking sometimes better than he does on tape. He can go down the middle of the field and make a play on the ball. That needs to show up all the time. It is important to take care of your teammates on the field and that seems like it is pretty important to him.”

Head Coach Tom Coughlin on the punt return game: “(Odell) Beckham will be a big part of it once he gets back. We have a lot of people trying it. I think that once we get Beckham back out there, I think it’ll crystallize for us.”

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August 11, 2014 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Monday were RB Peyton Hillis (ankle/foot), FB John Conner (concussion), WR Victor Cruz (knee), WR Marcus Harris (hip), WR Jerrel Jernigan (knee), WR Trindon Holliday (hamstring), TE Xavier Grimble (hamstring), DT Mike Patterson (shoulder), LB Jon Beason (PUP – foot), and CB Jayron Hosley (foot).

WR Odell Beckham (hamstring) and TE Daniel Fells (knee) participated in individual drills.

“Well, Daniels Fells actually took some time on the field with us,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “Xavier Grimble still is over there with the trainers, but I am hoping that Daniel Fells is better tomorrow and maybe we can get Xavier Grimble pretty quick. He’s been out a long time for a rookie.”

“(Harris is) supposed to work tomorrow,” said Coughlin. “(Beckham) did individual. They said he did alright. Maybe they can extend it a little bit tomorrow, I hope…(Beckham) probably wasn’t full speed today, but he got out there and did some things. I won’t be able to ascertain until he takes some team snaps.”

“(Cruz and Jernigan) will be back tomorrow, I hope,” said Coughlin.

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Aug 102014
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John Conner, New York Giants (August 9, 2014)

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August 10, 2014 New York Giants Injury Report: Fullback John Conner suffered a concussion on the final play of Saturday’s Giants-Steelers preseason game.

“They are calling (it a concussion),” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “He is going through the protocol. I think anytime you are dinged and you come to the sideline that is the way it is going to be treated today. His eyes were bright and he was smiling when I left the locker room so I was a little bit surprised. It will be precaution and safety first so he will go through the protocol and who knows if he really is feeling as well as I thought he looked last night. Maybe that can all be accomplished in time for us to see where he will be at this week in terms of practice and play. I don’t know if anything is being ruled out just yet (in terms of the next preseason game on Saturday).”

Regarding wide receiver Odell Beckham, who has missed almost all of training camp with a hamstring injury, Coughlin said, “He is going to practice tomorrow on an individual basis, and then they are going to assess where he is. If he can do a little more, then maybe he will do a little bit more, but if he can’t then we will keep it strictly with individual (drills).”

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Rashad Jennings, New York Giants (August 9, 2014)

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Rashad Jennings waited patiently behind Eli Manning as the quarterback read the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense. Manning shouted out signals, made adjustments and aligned everyone just right.

With every word Manning uttered, Jennings listened intently. He knew Manning knew exactly what to do. He knew Manning saw something.

“He made sure we were in the right play,” Jennings said.

The ball was snapped, guard Geoff Schwartz sealed a defender to the left, center J.D. Walton another to the right, a running lane appeared and Jennings darted through.

The rest? Well, that was easy.

“The rest was just a race,” Jennings said.

New York’s prized free-agent acquisition darted 73 yards through the gaping hole for a touchdown, highlighting New York’s 20-16 victory over the Steelers on Saturday night in East Rutherford.

“This is the beginning,” Jennings said. “We are still learning and growing and have a lot of stuff that we need to make sure we take care of, myself included. We are happy where we are at, but we are not satisfied.”

Jennings’ touchdown run highlighted an otherwise dismal performance from the Giants’ starting offense. Playing in front of their fans for the first time this season, the team never got into a rhythm, only picking up one first down all four possessions they were on the field.

Aside from Jennings 73-yard run, the Giants’ starting offense netted only eight measly yards (five of which came from a penalty). Wide receiver Victor Cruz went catch-less and Manning failed to complete a pass on his only two attempts. Taking into consideration the team’s Hall of Fame game against the Buffalo Bills, Manning has yet to have pass travel more than 10 yards in the air.

“I think we’ll try to learn from this and understand that it’s just the preseason,” Manning said. “Not everything is going to be perfect, but we’ll definitely have some stuff to look at and to get better on a few things.”

Following Manning, second-year pro Ryan Nassib entered. The Syracuse alum finished 12-of-21 for 81 yards and led the team on a pair of field goal drives. But a costly error nearly cost the Giants the game.

With the Giants leading, 13-9, Nassib attempted to hit Michael Cox out of the backfield on a swing route. Cox missed the pass, which traveled behind the line of scrimmage, and Howard Jones scooped it up and returned it for a 28-yard touchdown. After the referees looked at the replay, it was determined the backwards pass was a lateral.

“You play those plays out and let the officials sort it out,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. “That’s what he did and hopefully that’s what we’re doing in those circumstances always.”

While the mistake put the Giants down, it didn’t rule the team out. Instead, it was just another dose of Corey Washington dramatics. After catching a 73-yard, game-winning touchdown last week in Canton, it was Washington who the Giants went to again with the game on the line.

Facing a third-and-goal at the Steelers three, quarterback Curtis Painter threw a fade to Washington. The undrafted rookie went up and came down with the ball, putting the Giants on top for good.

“I’m 6-4, tall and lanky,” Washington said. “I can go up and get the ball. That helps against smaller corners. It can be big for the team this year.”

The Giants (2-0) will have Sunday off before returning to practice on Monday. The team travels to Indianapolis to take on the Colts (0-1) this Saturday.

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Post-Game Notes: Fullback John Conner may have suffered a concussion on the game’s last play. He will undergo further tests.

Not playing for the Giants in the game were: wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) and Trindon Holliday (hamstring), tight ends Daniel Fells (knee) and Xavier Grimble (hamstring), linebacker Jon Beason (foot), tackle Will Beatty (leg), running back Peyton Hillis (ankle/foot), cornerback Trumaine McBride (hip), and defensive linemen Mike Patterson (shoulder) and Kelcy Quarles (ankle).

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C.J. Barnett, New York Giants (August 9, 2014)

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It wasn’t pretty. In fact, at times, it was downright ugly, but the New York Giants defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 20-16 to improve to 2-0 in preseason play.

Eli Manning didn’t complete a pass, Victor Cruz went catch-less again and there were a few miscommunications between the quarterbacks and receivers. If it weren’t for Rashad Jennings 73-yard touchdown and Corey Washington’s game-winning, fade-route grab, there’s a chance the below list is simply filled with duds. On to the recap…


Rashad Jennings

  • Rashad Jennings, New York Giants (August 9, 2014)

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    The Giants’ free-agent acquisition from Oakland made quite the first impression in front of the home town fans taking his second carry of the game 73 yards for a score. Despite being known primarily as a down-hill runner, Jennings showed some impressive speed pulling away from all defenders on his way to the endzone.

Damontre Moore

  • It was another nice showing from the second-year pro as Moore continually got after the passer and made a few impressive plays on the run. There was a near sack of Landry Jones on third down that forced an incompletion and a chase down on a screen play that forced a punt. Granted, Moore was going up primarily against the second-team offensive line, but there were flashes of extreme potential. It may be time the coaches give Moore some looks with the starters.

Jay Bromley

  • It’s been well documented how Jay Bromley grew up a New York Giants fan. Maybe playing at MetLife Stadium lit a little extra fire inside because the rookie was all over the place. Bromley was active as a pass rusher, stuffed a few running plays and made a mockery of  Steelers’ offensive lineman Cody Wallace. At one point, Bromley pressured Landry Jones into an incomplete pass while being held.

Corey Washington

  • Another game-winning touchdown for the rookie, who seems to only catch them. On a third-and-goal from the three, Giants’ quarterback Curtis Painter threw one up in single coverage and let Washington go and grab it. The issue with Washington’s roster chances are the fact he has little value on special teams. He’s seen a few reps as a gunner and kick returner in practice, but that’s usually with the third or fourth teamers. Not to take anything away from the young man, but he’s also making these plays against a team’s fourth-string defense.

Jason Pierre-Paul

  • A little vintage JPP shown by the former All Pro. Pierre-Paul rocked Bruce Gradkowski on a drop-back pass, chased down a receiver on an end around and was a force against the run.

Prince Amukamara

  • This list could go on and on for the defense, but the final nod goes to Amukamara. The third-year pro was extremely physical against the Steelers and looks poised for a big season. He’s comfortable in the NFL now, and seems to have found his niche and is really playing some good ball.


Eli Manning

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    Maybe it was the fact Ben McAdoo continues to hold the reigns incredibly tight on the two-time Super Bowl MVP, but the fact Manning went 0-for-2 in four series is a bit alarming. Manning has yet to attempt a pass over 10 yards, has yet to find Victor Cruz and didn’t pick up a single first down. It’s either McAdoo being cautious, or Manning not taking shots. Head coach Tom Coughlin said there were more pass plays called than run, so maybe Manning’s checking out of them.

Victor Cruz

  • Granted, it’s tough to catch a pass when your quarterback throws only two in four possessions, but it’s game No. 2 without a catch for the former Pro Bowler. Cruz needs to get more comfortable with the offense. I’ll watch the film over the coming days to see if he was open on either of Manning’s two passes, but this is now seven possessions without a grab.

Jayron Hosley

  • It’s getting to be noticeably bad for the former third-round pick. Hosley has shown nothing to make him warrant a spot on the final 53-man roster even if he were not going to be suspended. He’s constantly beat for completions. When he’s not beat for completions, his receiver is still open, he just does something illegal before the pass gets to him. It was two more defensive pass interference calls against Hosley tonight.

Charles Brown

  • The Giants need Will Beatty to get healthy…and they need it to happen fast. Brown has been beat continually by Jason Pierre-Paul in practice and now it’s happening in games. Jarvis Jones beat Brown for a sack, then allowed another pressure a couple series later.


  • Nice outing for the starting defense as a whole tonight. Aside from a few nice runs by Pittsburgh, the defense played held the Steelers in check. There weren’t many open receivers and there was pressure on the quarterback.
  • While a few runs were negated because of penalties, rookie running back Andre Williams continues to impress. Wiped out by a Geoff Schwartz hold, Williams broke free on a long run on a draw play where he showed power and some speed/agility. He’s looking more and more like he can be a game breaker.
  • Jacquian Williams made a very nice play against the run early on. The linebacker came from the backside, use some nice acceleration and tackled LeGarrette Blunt.
  • On the Rashad Jennings touchdown run, credit Geoff Schwartz and J.D. Walton with two key blocks to create a huge running lane. The Giants’ offense seems to want to throw the ball, but the team has fared better running the football these first two games.
  • Walter Thurmond III had great coverage on a Ben Roethlisberger attempted pass on third down for Lance Moore. It was physical coverage, but legal, and the play resulted in an incompletion, forcing the Steelers to settle for a field goal.
  • Assuming this is a good thing, but I don’t recall the Steelers going anywhere near Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Saturday all night.
  • Ryan Nassib continues to improve each and every week. Sure, he didn’t have the highlight 50+-yard touchdown, but he’s been more calm in the pocket, shown poise and is getting better. Progress, that’s all you can ask for with Nassib.


  • The Steelers screen pass to Dri Archer was set up perfectly. Sometimes that happens, which is why this goes under “The Bad” and not “The Ugly.” Kudos to Amukamara for chasing him down.
  • The run defense wasn’t the best for the Giants on the Steelers’ opening drive. There were holes, a missed tackle by Johnathan Hankins and a few poor angles.
  • As much as his teammates seem to love him, Charles James II is far from a lock on the Giants’ roster. Granted, he’s helped by the injury to Bennett Jackson and poor play of Jayron Hosley, but James needs to do everything he can to stick on the team. Muffing a punt? Not something that’s going to help. On his first opportunity, James let one go right through his hands and on the next punt it was Preston Parker back deep.


  • The offense. There really isn’t anything else to say. There was an expected learning curve when the Giants announced a transition out of Kevin Gilbride’s old offense and Ben McAdoo’s new one. But between practices, and now games, the poor offensive play is extremely noticeable. For whatever reason, things aren’t clicking and it’s alarming. In four series, Manning went 0-for-2. He threw two passes in four series. Two. Not to mention in the seven offensive series Manning has played this preseason, he has yet to throw a ball more than 10 yards. It’s not good. It’s not bad. It’s flat out ugly. Things haven’t looked good in training camp and now they aren’t looking good in the game.
  • Maybe it’s just the way the NFL is played now, but the penalties were on overload Saturday night. Defensive holdings, offensive holdings and pass interferences had it raining yellow hankies at MetLife. Again, it’s early in the preseason, but it was a bit much. A total of 10 were called on the Giants totaling 109 yards.
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Jacquian Williams, New York Giants (July 27, 2012)

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Eric Herman, New York Giants (July 28, 2013)

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New York Giants offensive lineman Eric Herman has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2014 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). If Herman makes the team, he will be eligible to return to the Giants’ active roster on September 26. Between now and the start of the regular-season, Herman can continue to practice with the team and play in the preseason.

“The NFL requires a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for permission to take certain medications,” said Herman in a prepared statement. “I have a TUE for one medication, but not another stimulant that treats the same condition. Unfortunately, a stimulant for which I don’t have a TUE was in my body, and the rules are very strict, so I am taking responsibility and I sincerely apologize to my teammates, coaches and the club. This won’t happen again, and I will spend the four weeks working hard to be ready to return to work.”

Herman was drafted as a guard in the 7th round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He spent most of 2013 season on the Practice Squad before being activated to the 53-man roster in late December. The Giants shifted him from guard to center this offseason.

Over the course of the last few years, a number of Giants have been suspended by the NFL for violating various drug policies including safety Will Hill (three times, causing his release from the team this offseason), cornerback Jayron Hosley (suspended for four games this upcoming season), safety Tyler Sash (2012), defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy (2011), and wide receiver Brandon Collins (2013). Running back Andre Brown was also suspended but won his appeal (2012).