May 262014
 
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Mark Herzlich, New York Giants (May 21, 2014)

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New York Giants OTA Practices Begin This Week: The third and final phase the New York Giants offseason workout program begins this week with the start of the Organized Team Activity (OTA) workouts on Wednesday. From May 28 to June 13, the Giants will conduct 10 OTA practices. No live contact is allowed, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted.

New York Giants OTA practices:

  • May 28-30
  • June 2-3
  • June 5
  • June 9-10
  • June 12-13

The offseason program will culminate on June 17-19 with a mandatory, full-team mini-camp.

Article on the New York Giants Offseason: 5 best moves by the Giants this offseason by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Article on the New York Giants Tight Ends: Xavier Grimble plans to tighten up his end game by Greg Logan of Newsday

Article on DE Damontre Moore: Giants: With second job, Damontre Moore shows he’s ready to lead by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Article on DT Jay Bromley: Giants’ pick Bromley found success, hope after dark past by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Article on LB Mark Herzlich: Giants’ Mark Herzlich has ‘What It Takes’ to beat cancer by Mark Herzlich for The New York Post

May 162014
 
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Nat Berhe, San Diego State Aztecs (December 20, 2012)

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New York Giants Sign Draft Picks Andre Williams and Nat Berhe: The New York Giants announced on Friday that they have signed two of their seven 2014 NFL draft picks: running back Andre Williams (4th round) and safety Nat Berhe (first 5th round pick). The New York Daily News is reporting that both contracts are 4-year deals. The Daily News is also reporting that the Giants are close to signing their second 5th rounder, LB Devon Kennard (USC).

BBI scouting report on Andre Williams:

Williams led the country in rushing in 2013 with 2,177 yards and 18 touchdowns, but he did not have one pass reception. Williams is a big, powerful, instinctive, north-south, downhill runner with decent speed. He is not terribly quick or elusive but he runs with good balance and body control. Williams breaks tackles and gains yards after contact. Williams has a tough, physical running style. He likes to punish opponents and is a good short-yardage back. Williams obviously needs to become more of a factor in the passing game but he reportedly caught the ball well at his Pro Day. Smart and competitive.

BBI scouting report on Nat Berhe:

Berhe was a 4-year starter at San Diego State where he played a hybrid safety/linebacker position. He projects to safety or slot corner in the pros. Berhe lacks ideal size and speed, but he is an instinctive, tough, aggressive, productive defender who plays hard all of the time. Berhe is a fluid athlete. He flies around the field and plays faster than he times. Berhe hits hard and makes a ton of tackles. He does not make many plays on the football in the air. A team leader, Berhe is a very competitive, smart, and confident player who loves the game. He should do well on special teams.

Article on RB Andre Williams: Andre Williams: Analyzing the Giants’ fourth-round pick on tape by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Article on the New York Giants Fullbacks: Where are the Giants going with the fullback position in new offense? by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Article on DE Damontre Moore: Damontre Moore ready to show Giants he can compete for DE spot by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Article on the New York Giants Linebackers: Giants roster: Once a position of concern, linebackers looking to lead defense by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Articles on the New York Giants Rookies:

Feb 112014
 
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Damontre Moore, New York Giants (August 10, 2013)

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Damontre Moore Recovering from Shoulder Surgery: Defensive end Damontre Moore informed The Star-Ledger on Tuesday that he is recovering from “minor” offseason shoulder injury. Moore injured his shoulder in the first preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and subsequently missed the rest of training camp and the preseason.

Moore has not yet been cleared to begin fully working out with weights.

“I want to get back as healthy as possible and pick up like 15 pounds of muscle,” said Moore. “I can do light stuff, I’m not cleared to lift weights yet but as far as the other stuff goes, I’m maintaining my cardiovascular strength and stuff like that. Just trying to enhance that part of the game so once I get cleared I can focus on the weights.”

Adrien Robinson Says 2014 Has to Be His Breakout Season: Tight end Adrien Robinson, who missed virtually all of the 2013 season with injuries, told The Star-Ledger on Tuesday that 2014 has to be his breakout season.

“I hope so,” said Robinson. “Definitely. It has to be this year.”

Robinson suffered a foot injury in the preseason and did not play again until Week 16 against the Detroit Lions. But he immediately left that game with a sprained knee and his season was over.

Robinson is also encouraged about the Giants hiring Ben McAdoo as their new offensive coordinator. McAdoo coached both the tight ends (2006-2011) and quarterbacks (2012-2013) in Green Bay. “Definitely, I watched to see what type of offense it would be,” Robinson said. “(The Green Bay Packers) throw the ball to the tight end a lot. So for me, individually, that’s good.”

Jan 072014
 
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Dowell Loggains, Tennessee Titans (October 7, 2012)

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Dowell Loggains to Interview for Giants Offensive Coordinator Position on Wednesday: According to press reports, Dowell Loggains will interview for the New York Giants vacant offensive coordinator position on Wednesday. The 33-year old Loggains was the offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans the past two seasons.

Mike Sullivan, the offensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2012-13), interviewed with the Giants on Tuesday, and meetings with him will reportedly continue on Wednesday. Sullivan was on  Tom Coughlin’s New York Giants staff from 2004-11, first as wide receivers coach then quarterbacks coach.

Giants Sign Four More Street Free Agents: The New York Giants announced on Tuesday that they have signed the following four street free agents:

  • WR Preston Parker
  • TE Daniel Fells
  • OT/OG Troy Kropog
  • LB Spencer Adkins

The team also confirmed that it signed PK Brandon McManus, which we reported on Saturday.

Because of these moves, we have updated the TransactionsFree Agent Signings (with scouting reports), 2014 Free Agency Scorecard, and Roster sections of the website.

Giants.com Q&A with DE Damontre Moore: The video of a recent Giants.com Q&A with DE Damontre Moore is available at Giants.com.

Article on the New York Giants Defensive Coordinator Position: Perry Fewell’s potential replacements if Giants’ DC lands Redskins coaching job by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Articles on WR Hakeem Nicks: Hakeem Nicks:

Article on LB Jon Beason: Giants free agents: Jon Beason’s case to stay is strong by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Article on Super Bowl XXI: Super Bowl XXI: NY Giants beat John Elway’s Broncos behind red-hot Phil Simms by Joe Belock of The Daily News

Dec 072013
 
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Victor Cruz (80), Louis Murphy, Jr. (18), New York Giants (November 24, 2013)

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RB Brandon Jacobs Makes Trip to San Diego: Although he did not practice on Thursday and Friday, and was officially listed as “doubtful” for the game against the Chargers on Sunday, RB Brandon Jacobs (knee) did travel with the team to San Diego.

DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) and CB Corey Webster (ankle) were ruled out of the game on Friday and did not make the trip. CB Trumaine McBride (groin) remains “questionable” while TE Brandon Myers (groin) and CB Terrell Thomas (knee) are “probable.”

Article on the New York Giants Offense: Faulty Opening Drives Leave Giants Step Behind by Jonathan Clegg of The Wall Street Journal

Article on RB Andre Brown: Andre sees bright future as RB with Giants by Zach Braziller of The New York Post

Article on OT Justin Pugh: Giants RT Justin Pugh compares favorably so far to Chargers’ D.J. Fluker by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Articles on DE Damontre Moore:

Article on LB Jon Beason: Fiery Beason Is ‘Godsend’ for Giants’ Defense by Tom Pedulla of The New York Times

Article on New York Giants Defensive Backs:

Article on P Steve Weatherford: Giants P Steve Weatherford getting over slump by Tom Canavan of The Associated Press

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

Dec 062013
 
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Corey Webster, New York Giants (October 27, 2013)

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December 6, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Friday were DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) and RB Brandon Jacobs (knee). Pierre-Paul has officially been ruled “out” of the game against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday; Jacobs is “doubtful.”

Head Coach again said he expects Pierre-Paul to play again this season. He also said Webster is making progress.

TE Brandon Myers (groin), CB Terrell Thomas (knee), CB Trumaine McBride (groin), and CB Corey Webster (ankle) practiced on a limited basis. Webster has been ruled “out” of the game against the Chargers. McBride is “questionable” and Myers and Thomas are “probable.”

“(McBride) looks like he’s going to be OK,” said Coughlin.

December 6, 2013 Tom Coughlin Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Friday media session are available at Giants.com

Giants.com Q&A With Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Coughlin Corner: Planning for West Coast by Michael Eisen of Giants.com

December 6, 2013 New York Giants Player Media Sessions: Video clips of Friday’s media sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on TE Brandon Myers: Giants TE Brandon Myers hoping to improve on the positive by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Article on OT Justin Pugh: Rookie Justin Pugh on verge of rare feat by Michael Eisen of Giants.com

Articles on New York Giants Defensive Ends:

Articles on LB Jon Beason:

Article on CB Terrell Thomas: Free agency a distraction to NY Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas by Ebenezer Samuel of The Daily News

Dec 022013
 
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Justin Tuck, New York Giants (December 1, 2013)

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December 2, 2013 Tom Coughlin Press Conference: The transcript of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Monday conference call is available at Giants.com.

QB Eli Manning on WFAN: The audio of Monday’s WFAN interview with QB Eli Manning is available at CBSNewYork.com

December 2, 2013 Player Media Conference Calls: The transcripts of the Monday’s media conference calls with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on the 2013 New York Giants: Giants show they’ve got some pride by Neil Best of Newsday

Article on the Giants-Redskins Game: Giants vs. Redskins snap counts: Spencer Paysinger returns, Damontre Moore sees some time by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Articles on the New York Giants Offensive Line:

Article on DE Justin Tuck: Tuck rules right on time vs. Redskins by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com

Article on DE Damontre Moore and CB Jayron Hosley: Giants youngsters Damontre Moore and Jayron Hosley show something vs. Redskins by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Notes: Against the Washington Redskins, the Giants started their sixth offensive line combination of the season with Kevin Boothe playing center and James Brewer stepping in at left guard.

Nov 282013
 
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Brandon Jacobs, New York Giants (November 24, 2013)

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November 28, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Thursday were DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), CB Trumaine McBride (groin), and RB Brandon Jacobs (knee).

WR Hakeem Nicks (abdomen), CB Terrell Thomas (knee), and CB Corey Webster (ankle) practiced on a limited basis.

Article on the 2013 New York Giants: Five Giants facing a critical stretch by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record

Article on QB Eli Manning: Time to prove Eli Manning’s status still warranted by Mark Cannizzaro of The New York Post

Article on WR Hakeem Nicks: Cruz: Getting Nicks back will boost passing game by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Article on DE Damontre Moore: Moore, Rookie Giants Pass Rusher, Finds It Hard to Break Through by Bill Pennington of The New York Times

Article on CB Ross Weaver: Signed the day before Thanksgiving, Giants DB Ross Weaver goes from middle school to the NFL by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Nov 172013
 
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David Diehl, New York Giants (October 21, 2013)

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Article on the 2013 New York Giants: Who would have imagined Giants’ epic comeback? by Bob Glauber of Newsday

Article on New York Giants Passing Game/QB Eli Manning:

Article on New York Giants Running Backs:

Article on FB John Conner: Giants fullback John Conner persevered by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record

Articles on OT Justin Pugh:

Article on DE Damontre Moore: Giants Q&A: Damontre Moore talks about getting more playing time by Dave Hutchinson of The Star-Ledger

Articles on the New York Giants Secondary:

Nov 142013
 
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Keith Rivers, New York Giants (November 10, 2013)

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November 14, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Thursday were DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) and CB Corey Webster (groin/ankle).

CB Terrell Thomas (knee), RB Brandon Jacobs (hamstring/knee), and TE Bear Pascoe (ankle) practiced on a limited basis.

November 14, 2013 New York Giants Coach Media Sessions: Transcripts and video clips of Thursday’s media sessions with the following coaches are available at Giants.com:

November 14, 2013 New York Giants Player Media Sessions: Transcripts and video of Thursday’s media sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Articles on QB Eli Manning:

Article on New York Giants Running Backs:

Articles on New York Giants Defensive Line:

Article on LB Keith Rivers: LB Rivers looks to make consistent impact by Dan Salomone of Giants.com