May 122014
Thomas Gordon, Michigan Wolverines (January 1, 2013)

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New York Giants Cut Four Players, Officially Sign Five Rookie Free Agents: The New York Giants announced on Monday that they have terminated the contract of quarterback Rusty Smith and waived linebacker Allen Bradford, cornerback Junior Mertile, and punter Jordan Gay.

The Giants also confirmed that they have signed the following five undrafted rookie free agents:

  • DE Kerry Wynn (Richmond)
  • DT Kelcy Quarles (South Carolina)
  • DT Eathyn Manumaleuna (BYU)
  • LB Justin Anderson (Louisiana-Lafayette)
  • S Thomas Gordon (Michigan)

Head Coach Tom Coughlin said on WFAN that the Giants signed 11 undrafted rookie free agents so the announcement on the other six should be released shortly. Others who the Giants have unofficially been linked to include tight end Xavier Grimble (USC), defensive end Emmanuel Dieke (Georgia Tech), defensive end Jordan Stanton (James Madison), linebacker Dan Fox (Notre Dame), and safety C.J. Barnett (Ohio State).

Scouting reports on the rookie free agents are available in the New York Giants 2014 NFL Draft Review and Rookie Free Agent Signings section of the website. We have also updated the Transactions, Roster, and Depth Chart sections of the website.

Rookies Arriving Sights & Sounds Video: A video of some of the New York Giants rookies arriving at the Timex Performance Center is available at

Sep 132013
Prince Amukamara, New York Giants (August 18, 2013)

Prince Amukamara – © USA TODAY Sports Images

September 13, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report – Rolle and Amukamara Questionable for Denver Game: Not practicing on Friday were S Antrel Rolle (groin), OT David Diehl (thumb), and TE Adrien Robinson (foot). Rolle is officially listed as “questionable” for the game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Diehl and Robinson will not play.

Head Coach Tom Coughlin said he expects Rolle to play on Sunday. “He’s got a little groin soreness, so we didn’t want to take a chance,” said Coughlin. “He’s reassuring everyone that it’s temporary.”

“It’s not a concern at all,” said Rolle. “I’ll be out there on Sunday. The injury is not really a concern.”

DE Damontre Moore (shoulder) was limited in practice; he is “questionable” for the game.

CB Prince Amukamara (concussion), OC David Baas (knee), and RB Da’Rel Scott (knee) fully practiced. Amukamara is “questionable” for the game while Baas and Scott are “probable.”

Coughlin was asked if Amukamara will play. “Yeah, barring any setback,” replied Coughlin. “He seemed to do well.”

When asked about Baas, Coughlin said, “I think he did more and got better each day and got a little ornery and wanted more, so that was a good thing.”

Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Friday press conference are available at Q&A With Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Coughlin Corner: Set for Week 2 by Michael Eisen of

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

Article on the Giants’ Defense: Defense Prepares for Peyton Manning by Michael Eisen of

Sep 122013
Allen Bradford – © USA TODAY Sports Image

Allen Bradford – © USA TODAY Sports Images

Dan Connor’s Season is Over: The Giants placed LB Dan Connor on season-ending Injured Reserve on Thursday. Connor left Sunday night’s game against the Cowboys with a neck injury (burner).

Giants Claim LB Allen Bradford Off of Waivers from Seahawks: The Giants have claimed LB Allen Bradford off of waivers from the Seattle Seahawks.

Practice Squad Moves: The Giants have re-signed WR Marcus Harris to the Practice Squad. To make room for Harris, the Giants terminated the Practice Squad contract of OT Steven “Sam” Baker.

Injury Update: Not practicing on Thursday were CB Prince Amukamara (concussion), OT David Diehl (thumb), and TE Adrien Robinson (foot).

“(Amukamara is) getting tested right now, but hopefully he’s going to be okay,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “He seems to be fine. I can’t get him to tell me he’s had any issues, but he did the same thing the night of the game. We’ll see…I would say if he works (on Friday) and gets a good day’s work, then we would have a good chance (to play on Sunday). Barring setbacks, you know how that goes.”

OC David Baas (knee) and DE Damontre Moore (shoulder) were limited in practice.

“(Baas has) had a couple of days of practice time and he wants more every day,” said Coughlin. “That’s a good sign.”

“Right now, I’m very encouraged,” said Baas. “Today was definitely better than yesterday. Tomorrow will be a huge indicator.”

RB Da’Rel Scott (knee) fully practiced.

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

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

Article on the Giants’ Defense: Giants’ D Can’t Expect Another Free Pass by Dan Graziano of