Feb 082014
 
 February 8, 2014  Posted by  News and Notes
Corey Webster, New York Giants (August 22, 2012)

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Contracts of Corey Webster and Brandon Myers Voided: According to The New York Post and The New York Daily News, the contracts of cornerback Corey Webster and tight end Brandon Myers were automatically voided on Friday. Webster had one year remaining on his contract and was scheduled to make $1 million in salary in 2014. Myers had three years remaining on his contract and was scheduled to make $4 million in salary in 2014. Both players will now be unrestricted free agents when free agency begins on March 11.

Article on the New York Giants Defense: Giants defensive problems this past season starting to get exposed by Jordan Raanan of The Star-Ledger

Article on Tight Jermichael Finley: Agent: Jermichael Finley would consider Giants after Packers by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

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

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Oct 052013
 
 October 5, 2013  Posted by  News and Notes
Charles James, New York Giants (August 24, 2013)

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New York Giants Add S Will Hill and CB Charles James to Roster, CB Aaron Ross is Placed on IR: The Giants made four roster moves on Saturday:

  • As expected, S Will Hill was added to the 53-man roster from the Reserve/Suspended List. Hill had been serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s illegal drug policy.
  • Undrafted rookie free agent CB Charles James was signed to the 53-man roster from the Practice Squad.
  • CB Aaron Ross was placed on season-ending Injured Reserve with a back injury that he suffered in the game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • OC Dallas Reynolds, who the Giants signed on Tuesday, was waived.

Giants Online: The video of this week’s edition of Giants Online is available at Giants.com.

Articles on the New York Giants and the Second Half of Football Games:

Article on the New York Giants Offense: Giants Have Moved Ball With No-Huddle, So Why Not Do It More Often? by Tom Rock of Newsday

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Sep 262013
 
 September 26, 2013  Posted by  News and Notes
Aaron Ross, New York Giants (September 22, 2013)

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September 26, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report - Terrell Thomas Sits Out: Not practicing on Thursday were OC David Baas (neck), OG Chris Snee (hip), TE Adrien Robinson (foot), DE Justin Trattou (ankle), LB Jacquian Williams (knee), CB Corey Webster (hip), and CB Terrell Thomas (knee).

“(Baas and Snee are) trying like heck to get better and they’ve been kept inside,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin.

“Supposedly (Williams is) going to be able to practice tomorrow,” said Coughlin.

“I did think (Webster) might make it today, but that’s not the case,” said Coughlin.

OT David Diehl (thumb), LB Spencer Paysinger (hip), and S Cooper Taylor (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis.

“(Diehl is) doing well,” said Coughlin. “He’s had two days of practice now. He’s enthusiastic, trying to help as best he can…I don’t know (if he will play on Sunday) just yet.”

“(Practice) went pretty good,” Diehl said. “It’s just great to be back out there. I’ve been working my ass off. I did a little bit more today at practice than I did yesterday. As long as I keep making the progress that I’m making and feeling good and the doctors clear me to go on Sunday, we’ll see what happens. I’m going to go out there tomorrow and give it my best shot to see if I can be out there and help this football team compete.”

New York Giants Coach Media Q&As: Transcripts and video clips of Thursday’s media sessions with the following coaches are available at Giants.com:

New York Giants Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Thursday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Articles on the New York Giants Offense:

Article on the New York Giants Pass Rush: Pass Rush Struggles May Be Larger Problem by Kieran Darcy of ESPNNewYork.com

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Sep 252013
 
 September 25, 2013  Posted by  News and Notes
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New York Giants Place FB Henry Hynoski on Injured Reserve; Sign FB John Conner: The Giants placed FB Henry Hynoski (fractured shoulder) on season-ending Injured Reserve on Wednesday.

To fill Hynoski’s vacant roster spot, the Giants signed FB John Connor, who has played with the New York Jets and Cincinnati Bengals, to reportedly a 2-year deal.

“We need a fullback, we need a lead blocker,” Head Coach Tom Coughlin said. “He is a physical guy. We think he’ll go up in the hole and clear the hole for the running back and we hope he’ll be a good pass protector and contribute on special teams as well.”

New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Wednesday were OC David Baas (neck), OG Chris Snee (hip), TE Adrien Robinson (foot), LB Jacquian Williams (knee), and CB Corey Webster (hip).

OT David Diehl (thumb), LB Spencer Paysinger (hip), CB Terrell Thomas (knee), and S Cooper Taylor (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis.

“David Baas will not work today,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “Diehl is going to work. We’re going to have him in a limited capacity. We’ll see what he can do. Hynoski…You know about that. He’s going to go on IR. Spencer Paysinger is going to work. He’ll probably take three quarters of the work. Adrien Robinson is not going to work. Chris Snee is not going to work. It’s his hip. It’s not the operated or surgically-repaired hip. Cooper Taylor has a shoulder, but he’s doing better today. He’s a little bit stronger and he will work although he is to stay out of contact. We’re going to put Terrell on the list because he needs to be managed and probably one day a week or at some point in time we’ll have to cut the reps back for him so he has decent recovery time. Corey Webster feels better, but he’s not going to get clearance to go today. We expect Jacquian (Williams) to go tomorrow.”

Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Wednesday press conference are available at Giants.com.

Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Wednesday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on the 2013 New York Giants: Giants Leaders’ ‘False Enthusiasm’ Rings True by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com

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Sep 222013
 
 September 22, 2013  Posted by  News and Notes
Brandon Myers, New York Giants (September 15, 2013)

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September 22, 2013 New York Giants Injury Update: CB Corey Webster (hip) did not make the trip for the game against the Carolina Panthers and has been downgraded from “questionable” to “out.” TE Adrien Robinson (foot) and OT David Diehl (thumb), who were ruled out on Friday, also did not make the trip.

Article on TE Brandon Myers: Giants’ Myers Is Committed to Correcting His Mistakes by Bill Pennington of The New York Times

Article on the New York Giants’ Defensive Line: Giants’ Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell Needs His Front Four to Get to the Quarterback by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Articles on the New York Giants’ Defensive Backs:

Article on P Steve Weatherford: Giants Punter Hoping for Better Outcome After Bad Week 2 by George Willis of The New York Post

Article on Pro Football and Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Coughlin’s Personal Tragedy Underscores National Obsession by Steve Silverman of CBSNewYork.com

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Sep 202013
 
 September 20, 2013  Posted by  News and Notes
Corey Webster, New York Giants (September 8, 2013)

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September 20, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Friday were CB Corey Webster (hip), TE Adrien Robinson (foot), and OT David Diehl (thumb). Webster is officially listed as “doubtful” for the game against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Robinson and Diehl will not play.

“Evidently (Webster) has an issue with his hip flexor, in that area somewhere,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin, “and he couldn’t practice yesterday and couldn’t practice today.”

QB Ryan Nassib (foot) and OG Brandon Mosley (back) practiced on a limited basis. Both players are officially listed as “probable” for the game.

WR Hakeem Nicks was excused from practice for personal reasons, but is expected to play on Sunday.

Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Friday press conference are available at Giants.com.

Giants.com Q&A With Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Coughlin Corner: Emotional Tug of War by Michael Eisen of Giants.com

Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Friday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on the 2013 New York Giants: NY Giants Deserve Benefit of Doubt by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News

Articles on Head Coach Tom Coughlin:

Article on the Giants’ Offensive Line: Giants Shifting O-Line Can’t Key Together to Create Holes by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Article on DE Jason Pierre-Paul: Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul Seeks Breakout Game by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record

Article on LB Spencer Paysinger: Giants Defense Puts Faith in Paysinger by Jeff Roberts of The Bergen Record

Article on S Stevie Brown: Stevie Brown’s ACL Surgery: 63 Minutes to a New Knee by Jenny Vrentas of SI.com

Quotes: Head Coach Tom Coughlin on TE Larry Donnell: “When he was a free agent tight end a year ago before he got himself hurt. He’s athletic and he’s big. He can run, he wants to. I love ‘want to’s.’ I want every guy to have the same passion that he did when somebody said, ‘Sign this and you can be a Giant.’ That’s what I’m looking for. This kid’s got it. He’s got it. Now he’s green as that grass right there, but I like that, too, to be honest with you. Every day is a new day. But he wants to, he wants to.”

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Sep 192013
 
 September 19, 2013  Posted by  News and Notes
Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants (September 15, 2013)

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September 19, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Thursday were CB Corey Webster (hip), TE Adrien Robinson (foot), OG Brandon Mosley (back), OT David Diehl (thumb), and QB Ryan Nassib (foot). Webster, Mosley, and Nassib were new additions to the injury report. Robinson did not practice after practicing on Wednesday.

New York Giants Coach Media Q&As: Transcripts and video clips of Thursday’s media sessions with the following coaches are available at Giants.com:

New York Giants Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Thursday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:

John Madden on the Giants and QB Eli Manning: John Madden Analyzes Eli’s Turnovers by Dan Salomone of Giants.com

Article on RB David Wilson: David Wilson Comfortable, Confident Heading into Carolina Matchup by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Article on the Giants’ Offensive Line: Giants Guard Kevin Boothe Calls Performance of Offensive Line ‘Shocking’ by Dave Hutchinson of The Star-Ledger

Article on P Steve Weatherford: Weatherford Aims for Bounce Back Game by Michael Eisen of Giants.com

Article on Former Giants Linebacker Lawrence Taylor: The Movie That Made Lawrence Taylor Cry for What He’d Done by Greg Hanlon of CapitalNewYork.com

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Aug 132013
 
 August 13, 2013  Posted by  News and Notes
Trumaine McBride, New York Giants (August 10, 2013)

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August 13, 2013 New York Giants Training Camp Reports: The Giants held their 13th training camp practice on Tuesday afternoon at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. The next practice is on Wednesday from 1:30-3:45PM. For a complete training camp schedule and Giants.com Q&A guide, see the Training Camp section of the website.

Injury Update – Low Ankle Sprain for Rolle: Not practicing on Tuesday were RB Da’Rel Scott (shoulder), WR Jerrel Jernigan (soreness), WR Brandon Collins (hamstring), OL James Brewer (concussion), OT Chris DeGeare (ankle), DE Damontre Moore (shoulder), CB Corey Webster (soreness), S Antrel Rolle (ankle), S Cooper Taylor (hamstring), FB Henry Hynoski (PUP – knee), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (PUP – back), and DT Markus Kuhn (PUP – knee).

The good news on Rolle, who is wearing a walking boot, is that his ankle injury is not a high ankle sprain. However, the injury appears to be a significant sprain with no immediate timetable for his return.

“It’s a pretty good sprain,” said Rolle. “I always said that if I can’t get up and I can’t walk off on my own, then it’s pretty bad. For right now, just from yesterday (to) today, it feels 10 times better.”

“(I want to be back) as soon as possible,” said Rolle. “There’s no timeframe at the moment but as soon as possible. I’m a hard worker, on the field and off the field. I’m not a fan of injuries, I really hate to even speak about this, but it happens in this game. I’m just going to do the best I can, try to get out there before the preseason’s over with and take it one day at a time.”

When asked if he might miss the regular-season opener, Rolle responded, “Oh no. No, I’m going to do whatever it takes to make sure. That’s not even a possibility.”

“It’s not a high ankle sprain, that’s for sure,” said Rolle. “I had a high ankle sprain before and there are no similarities at all. Thank God.”

Roster Moves: FB Ryan D’Imperio has decided to retire and the Giants have placed him on the Reserve/Retired List. To fill his roster spot, the Giants signed FB Ben Guidugli.

Coach Media Q&As: Transcripts and video clips of Tuesday’s media sessions with the following coaches are available at Giants.com:

Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Tuesday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on the Giants’ Offense: Gilbride: Healthy Offense Could Be Giants’ Best by Steve Serby of The New York Post

Articles on the Linebackers:

Article on S Ryan Mundy: Safety Ryan Mundy Steps In With Starters by Michael Eisen of Giants.com

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Aug 082013
 
 August 8, 2013  Posted by  News and Notes
New York Giants Training Camp (August 7, 2013)

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August 8, 2013 New York Giants Training Camp Reports: The Giants held their eleventh training camp practice on Thursday afternoon at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. The next practice is on Monday from 1:30-3:45PM. For a complete training camp schedule and Giants.com Q&A guide, see the Training Camp section of the website.

Injury Update – Many to Miss Steelers Game: Not practicing on Thursday were DE Justin Tuck (back), OL Justin Pugh (concussion), OL James Brewer (concussion), RB Ryan Torain (concussion), S Cooper Taylor (hamstring), FB Henry Hynoski (PUP – knee), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (PUP – back), and DT Markus Kuhn (PUP – knee). Tuck might play against the Steelers on Saturday night, but the others will not.

When asked about Tuck, Head Coach Tom Coughlin responded, “I don’t know. Today was not what we wanted. He’s not quite as nifty and nimble as we had hoped. We’ll have to see. I actually thought he would work today.”

“It’s just a little tightness,” said Tuck. “I don’t think this is something that’s gonna be much more of an issue after this week…I’ve played in worse pain, I can tell you that. (We) just want to be smart and make sure it is nothing that will linger, that’s all.”

OG Chris Snee (hip) and CB Terrell Thomas (knee/hamstring) practiced on a limited basis. Coughlin said they will not play against the Steelers.

Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Thursday Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s press conference on Thursday are available at Giants.com.

Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Thursday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:

ESPN Radio Interviews at Training Camp: Audio clips of Thursday’s ESPN Radio interviews with the following Giants’ officials and players are available at ESPN.com:

  • General Manager Jerry Reese (Audio)
  • Head Coach Tom Coughlin (Audio)
  • QB Eli Manning (Audio)
  • DE Mathias Kiwanuka (Audio)
  • CB Prince Amukamara (Audio)
  • S Antrel Rolle (Audio)

Article on DE Justin Tuck: Giants Considering Using Justin Tuck as Pass-Rush Linebacker in Some Schemes by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Article on LB Mark Herzlich: Easy to Pull for Giants’ Herzlich — a Tough LB on Field, and a Crusader Off It by George Willis of The New York Post

Article on CB Aaron Ross: Returning to Giants, Ross Now a Leader in Secondary by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Article on RB Michael Cox: Guys Worth Cheering For: Michael Cox by Kieran Darcy of ESPNNewYork.com

Article on QB Eli Manning: Eli and Peyton Manning Off the Charts with Rap Video Commercial by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record

Article on WR Victor Cruz: Bond with Jay Z Puts Cruz in Elite Group by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News

Article on Former Giant Punters: Will a Giant Become First Punter in HOF? by Michael Eisen of Giants.com

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Aug 072013
 
 August 7, 2013  Posted by  News and Notes
Deon Grant, New York Giants (February 5, 2012)

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August 7, 2013 New York Giants Training Camp Reports: The Giants held their tenth training camp practice on Wednesday afternoon at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. The next practice is on Thursday from 1:30-3:45PM. For a complete training camp schedule and Giants.com Q&A guide, see the Training Camp section of the website.

Injury Update – Three With Concussions: Not practicing on Wednesday were DE Justin Tuck (back), OL Justin Pugh (concussion), OL James Brewer (concussion), RB Ryan Torain (concussion), S Cooper Taylor (hamstring), FB Henry Hynoski (PUP – knee), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (PUP – back), and DT Markus Kuhn (PUP – knee).

“(Tuck’s) got a tight back,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “They’re just taking the precautions…We’ll see (if he plays on Saturday against the Steelers). We expect that to be the case, but he’ll have to do a little bit of improving. ”

When asked about Pugh, Coughlin replied, “Good, good. I hope he gets cleared this weekend for next week.”

Coughlin was also asked about Brewer and Taylor. “They won’t make it this week,” said Coughlin. “The doctor was pretty optimistic about Taylor.”

OG Chris Snee (hip) and CB Terrell Thomas (knee/hamstring) continued to practice on a limited basis.

Deon Grant Retires as a New York Giant: Safety Deon Grant, who played for four teams during an 12-year time span, has retired from the NFL as a New York Giant.

“I want to retire as a Giant,” said Grant, “because I want to be a Giant for the rest of my life.”

In his 12 seasons, Grant played for the Panthers (2000-2003), Jaguars (2004-2006), Seahawks (2007-2009), and Giants (2010-2011).

“The Giants are a connection in my heart that I knew that I was supposed to be there,” Grant said. “The last year that I signed there to go to the Super Bowl I could have signed with a bunch of teams, but I wanted to sign with the Giants. The way that the owners opened the doors and signed me back and the general manager and the coaching staff…we did each other a favor, but it definitely solidified my career for me.”

“It makes me smile,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “He’s one of our guys. He did a great job when he was here. Mr. Versatility. He played linebacker. He played back in the secondary. We had a package basically designed to get him and others on the field at the same time and he responded very, very well. He was a very, very smart player; a guy who could direct traffic back there. The guys really respected him. He had the ability to recognize when things weren’t championship quality and he would call people’s attention to that and guys respected him for that. I look forward to seeing Deon again and see if we can get him in here and talk to our team, too. He does a very good job of that.”

Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Wednesday Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s press conference on Wednesday are available at BigBlueInteractive.com or Giants.com.

Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Wednesday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at BigBlueInteractive.com or Giants.com:

Article on the Giants’ Defense: Kiwanuka Thinks Giants Defense Needs to Get Tougher by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Article on DE Adrian Tracy: Determined to Become the Next Osi Umenyiora by Jonathan Clegg of The Wall Street Journal

Articles on the Defensive Backs:

Article on TE Brandon Myers: Eli on Myers: ‘He’s Off to a Great Start’ by Kieran Darcy of ESPNNewYork.com

Article on OG Brandon Mosley: Brandon Mosley in Line for Saturday Start by Michael Eisen of Giants.com

Quotes: QB Eli Manning on the wide receivers: “I’ve been proud of our guys at receiver. Victor (Cruz) has come in and had a great camp so far doing a lot of good things, but Rueben Randle…A lot of talk has been about Rueben and he’s gotten a lot of reps and has really stepped up and has great talent. Louis Murphy is another guy who we brought in this offseason and he’s done really well at route running. He’s got a lot of speed and has been catching the ball well and understanding the offense and so you can see his dedication. Obviously, Hakeem (Nicks), having him back and (Tuesday) kind of the first practice in a while…It’s good to have him in the mix getting comfortable and having him full stride. So I’ve been impressed with the receivers and I think we have a strong group of guys who practice hard, they’re focused, they’re serious about doing the right things and they’re smart and have a great understanding of what we’re trying to do and it should be good.”

Head Coach Tom Coughlin on DT/DE Cullen Jenkins: “He’s a tough guy to block no matter where he is. He’s very effective, very good. Moves well. Just gives us a nice piece of versatility to be able to play him basically wherever we need.”

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