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Mike Singletary (January 17, 2015)

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REPORT – FRANK CIGNETTI NEW QUARTERBACKS COACH…
Though not officially announced, according to multiple media reports, Frank Cignetti, Jr. is the new quarterbacks coach of the New York Giants. The 50-year old Cignetti has been with the St. Louis Rams for the last four years, first as quarterbacks coach (2012-2014) and then offensive coordinator (2015). Cignetti was fired by the Rams in December.

Mike Sullivan was the quarterback coach for the Giants in 2015, but there are unofficial reports that he will be the team’s new offensive coordinator.

REPORT – DWAYNE STUKES NEW ASSISTANT SPECIAL TEAMS COACH…
Though not officially announced, FOXSports is reporting that the New York Giants have hired Dwayne Stukes as the team’s new assistant special teams coach. Stukes replaces Larry Izzo, who was hired by the Houston Texans as their new special teams coordinator.

The 38-year old Stukes was the assistant special teams coach for the Chicago Bears in 2013-2014. He was also the Special Teams Coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2011 after serving as their assistant special teams coach in 2009-2010. He was out of football in 2012 and 2015.

REPORT – GIANTS INTERVIEW MIKE SINGLETARY FOR LINEBACKERS COACH…
ESPN is reporting that the New York Giants are interviewing Mike Singletary for the team’s vacant linebacker position on Thursday. The Giants did not retain Linebackers Coach Jim Herrmann, who had been with the team since 2009.

The 57-year old Singletary was a Hall of Fame linebacker for the Chicago Bears (1981-1992), twice NFL Defensive Player of the Year, eight-time first-team All-Pro, and a 10-time Pro Bowler. Singletary was head coach of the San Francisco 49ers in 2009-2010. He served as assistant head coach and linebackers coach of the Minnesota Vikings in 2011-2013. Singletary has not coached for the last two seasons.

REPORT – GIANTS INTERVIEW MIKE SOLARI FOR OFFENSIVE LINE COACH…
FOXSports is reporting that the New York Giants interviewed Mike Solari for the team’s vacant offensive line coach position on Wednesday. The 61-year old Solari was the assistant offensive line coach for the Green Bay Packers in 2015. He has also served as the offensive line coach for the Kansas City Chiefs (1997-2005), Seattle Seahawks (2008-2009), and San Francisco 49ers (2010-2014). Solari was the offensive coordinator for the Chiefs in 2006-2007.

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Robert Nunn, New York Giants (August 10, 2013)

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REPORTS – STEVE SPAGNUOLO EXPECTED TO REMAIN WITH GIANTS…
According ESPN Radio out of Philadelphia, the New York Giants have denied the Philadelphia Eagles permission to talk to Steve Spagnuolo about the Eagles’ vacant defensive coordinator position. Although there is no official word from the Giants, ESPN and The New York Post are reporting that Spagnuolo will remain the team’s defensive coordinator in 2016, despite the fact that his defense finished dead last in the NFL in 2015.

REPORT – TWO, MAYBE THREE MORE COACHES LEAVING GIANTS…
According to FOXSports and NJ.com, the New York Giants have decided to not retain Offensive Line Coach Pat Flaherty, Defensive Line Coach Robert Nunn, and Strength and Conditioning Coach Jerry Palmieri. NJ.com says Palmieri could be reassigned to a lesser role.

Flaherty and Palmieri have been with the Giants since 2004 when Tom Coughlin was hired as head coach. Nunn has been with the team since 2010. He will apparently be interviewing for the same position with the Tennessee Titans.

Other position coaches to leave the Giants this offseason include Wide Receivers Coach Sean Ryan, Linebackers Coach Jim Herrmann, and Assistant Special Teams Coach Larry Izzo. Ryan and Izzo are now with the Houston Texans and Herrmann is with the Indianapolis Colts.

REPORT – GIANTS INTERESTED IN FRANK CIGNETTI FOR QUARTERBACKS COACH…
According to FOXSports, Frank Cignetti, Jr. is “in the mix” for the quarterbacks coaching position on the New York Giants. That position was held by Mike Sullivan in 2015, but there are reports that Sullivan will be promoted to the team’s vacant offensive coordinator position.

The 50-year old Cignetti has been with the St. Louis Rams for the last four years, first as quarterbacks coach (2012-2014) and then offensive coordinator (2015). Cignetti was fired by the Rams in December.

JASON PIERRE-PAUL HAS MORE SURGERY ON HIS HAND…
As expected, New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had additional surgery on his permanently-damaged right hand on Monday. Pierre-Paul suffered catastrophic injuries to his hand during a July 4th fireworks accident, leading to the amputation of his index finger and severe damage to his middle finger and thumb.

“The surgery is definitely going to help me a lot,” Pierre-Paul said in late December. “I can’t grip out of my middle finger. It can’t close right now, that’s the reason why I’m in the club. Once I have my surgery, I’ll be fine. I’m excited to actually get it done. Something I knew I had to get done at the end of the season.”

Pierre-Paul played in eight games in 2015 and finished the season with 26 tackles, one sack, and six pass defenses.

ODELL BECKHAM HONORED…
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. has been voted to the Pro Football Writers of America All-NFC team. Beckham was the only Giant to make the team. Beckham played in 15 games in 2015, and finished the season with 96 catches for 1,450 yards (15.1 yards per catch) and 13 touchdowns. He was also voted to the Pro Bowl.