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Tom Coughlin, John Mara, New York Giants (November 24, 2013)

Tom Coughlin and John Mara – © USA TODAY Sports Images

December 30, 2013 John Mara Press Conference: The transcript and video of Giants President/CEO John Mara’s Monday press conference are available at Giants.com.

December 30, 2013 Jerry Reese Press Conference: The transcript and video of General Manager Jerry Reese’s Monday press conference are available at Giants.com.

December 30, 2013 Tom Coughlin Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Monday press conference are available at Giants.com.

Injury Update on LT Will Beatty and RB David Wilson: General Manager Jerry Reese was asked about LT Will Beatty, who broke his leg in the game against the Washington Redskins on Sunday. “We think he’ll be back and he’ll be ready to play next season. We do think that,” said Reese. “From early reviews, we think Will will be back. We think he will be back and hopefully he will be back and he can get going and have a good offseason as well. He didn’t play as well as we hoped he’d play. I think he’d own that as well. Hopefully he can get back, get healthy and go on and have a great off-season and be a good left tackle.”

Reese was also asked about the future status of RB David Wilson, who was placed on Injured Reserve in November with a potentially career-threatening neck injury.

“Those neck things, you have to wait around,” said Reese. “Those discs they have, sometimes they can shrink and it takes time for them to shrink. They did that and we’re waiting. At the beginning of the year, we’ll have another consultation with him, to see if surgery would be a possibility for him. That could be a possibility and if he has the surgery, I think the prognosis is that he’ll be ready to play next fall, if he has his surgery.”

Reese was then asked if the injury was career-threatening. “When you talk about necks, there’s always a possibility,” responded Reese. “We’re hopeful and the earlier reports that I’ve gotten, doctors do think they can fix this and he’ll be able to play…I think we’ll have to have some contingency plans at the running back position. I don’t think you go into the next season saying David Wilson’s going to be our number one, starting running back. I don’t think you can do that. The guy is coming off of a neck surgery, if he decides to have it.”

Giants Sign Eight Players to Reserve/Future Contracts: The Giants signed the following eight players to reserve/future contracts on Monday:

  • RB Kendall Gaskins
  • WR Marcus Harris
  • OT Steven Baker
  • DE Kendrick Adams
  • CB Travis Howard
  • CB Junior Mertile
  • CB Chaz Powell
  • CB Ross Weaver

All eight players ended the season on the Giants’ practice squad.

December 30, 2013 New York Giants Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Monday’s media sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Articles on the New York Giants Coaching Staff:

Articles on New York Giants Wide Receivers:

Article on DE Justin Tuck: Stay or go, Justin Tuck always embraced New York by Mike Vaccaro of The New York Post

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Brandon Jacobs, New York Giants (November 24, 2013)

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RB Brandon Jacobs Placed on Injured Reserve; LB Marcus Dowtin Signed from Practice Squad: The Giants placed RB Brandon Jacobs (knee) on season-ending Injured Reserve on Tuesday. Jacobs has had chronic knee issues. He finished the 2013 season with 238 yards and four touchdowns on 58 carries. Jacobs’ NFL career is likely over.

To fill Jacobs’ roster spot, the Giants signed LB Marcus Dowtin from the Practice Squad.

Practice Squad Moves: The Giants terminated the Practice Squad contract of LB Darin Drakeford on Tuesday. To fill that vacancy, as well as the vacancy created with the promotion of LB Marcus Dowtin to the 53- man roster, the Giants signed DE Kendrick Adams and CB Chaz Powell to the Practice Squad.

New York Giants on WFAN: Audio clips of  Tuesday’s WFAN interviews with the following New York Giants are available at CBSNewYork.com:

  • DE Jason Pierre-Paul (Audio)
  • S Antrel Rolle (Audio)

Article on the New York Giants Upcoming Offseason: How the Giants can turn it around in 2014 by Bob Glauber of Newsday

Article on the New York Giants Passing Game: What’s Wrong with the New York Giants’ Passing Game? by Patricia Traina of BleacherReport.com

Article on QB Eli Manning: Dad proud of Eli Manning, Giants staying together by Tom Rock of Newsday

Notes: According to the Elias Sports Bureau, 41 of QB Eli Manning’s 164 career interceptions have been tipped before being picked off. No quarterback has as many interceptions off of deflections in the past 10 years. QB Drew Brees is second with 35.