Dec 182013
 
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Antrel Rolle, New York Giants (December 15, 2013)

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December 18, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report – 10 Miss Practice: Not practicing on Wednesday were RB Peyton Hillis (concussion), WR Victor Cruz (knee/concussion), WR Jerrel Jernigan (knee), OG James Brewer (ankle), OG David Diehl (knee), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), DT Cullen Jenkins (shin/quad), CB Terrell Thomas (knee), CB Trumaine McBride (groin), and S Cooper Taylor (hamstring).

With the injuries to the offensive line, Head Coach Tom Coughlin was asked if he was wary about playing QB Eli Manning. “Matter of fact, we’ve talked about this,” said Coughlin. “(Eli) wants to play and he’s looking forward to playing and competing and having a better game. I wouldn’t expect anything different.”

December 18, 2013 Tom Coughlin Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Wednesday press conference are available at Giants.com.

December 18, 2013 New York Giants Player Media Sessions: Transcripts and video of Wednesday’s media sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on the New York Giants Scouting Department: Giant changes could come in scouting department as draft busts pile up by Conor Orr and Dave Hutchinson of The Star-Ledger

Article on the New York Giants 2014 Offseason: Giants face tough offseason decisions in-house by Paul Schwarz of The New York Post

Articles on QB Eli Manning:

Article on WR Jerrel Jernigan: Jerrel Jernigan in line for more snaps by Matt Ehalt of ESPNNewYork.com

Article on OG Chris Snee: Injury, contract situation cloud Chris Snee’s future with Giants by Tara Sullivan of The Bergen Record

Dec 122013
 
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New York Giants (December 8, 2013)

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December 12, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Thursday were DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), CB Corey Webster, and S Cooper Taylor (hamstring).

DT Cullen Jenkins (shin/quad) and CB Terrell Thomas (knee) practiced on a limited basis.

Brandon Jacobs Has Knee Surgery: RB Brandon Jacobs, who was placed on Injured Reserve earlier this week, underwent a cartilage graft procedure on Wednesday to repair osteoarthritis in his left knee. The 31-year old Jacobs will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the current season.

December 12, 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 or BigBlueInteractive.com:

December 12, 2013 New York Giants Player Media Sessions: Transcripts and video of Thursday’s media sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on the New York Giants and the 2014 Offseason: Will Giants safety Antrel Rolle be a cap casualty in 2014? by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Articles on the 2013 New York Giants:

Article on QB Eli Manning: Eli Manning’s salary cap figure compared to other starting NFL QBs by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Article on the New York Giants Offensive Line: Left Side of Offensive Line a Problem for Giants by Jonathan Clegg of The Wall Street Journal

Dec 112013
 
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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.

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 042013
 
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Linval Joseph, New York Giants (December 1, 2013)

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Justin Tuck Named “NFC Defensive Player of the Week”: DE Justin Tuck has been named the “NFC Defensive Player of the Week” for his performance against the Washington Redskins last Sunday. In the game, Tuck was credited with four sacks and five tackles.

Tuck is the third Giant in five weeks to win the award, the other two being CB Terrell Thomas and DE Jason Pierre-Paul. This is the second time Tuck has won the award, the first time being in Week 1 of the 2009 NFL season, also against the Washington Redskins.

December 4, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Wednesday were DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) and CB Terrell Thomas (knee).

“I’m going to take it day-by-day,” said Pierre-Paul. “I can’t really give you an answer on that right now (on whether I will play on Sunday). The only thing that I can do right now is to take it day-by-day and I’ll continue to come in and get treatment twice daily and rehab it.”

Pierre-Paul was asked if he was hopeful he would play again this season. “Hopefully,” responded Pierre-Paul. “I hope so. Like I said, I’m taking it day-by-day. I’m in the training room 24/7. Even at home I’m doing rehab. I’m doing everything that I possibly can to put me back on the field.”

Pierre-Paul was also asked if his shoulder would eventually need surgery. “I don’t think so,” said Pierre-Paul. “I hope not. That would set me back some more, I hope not. I’m pretty sure it’s nothing that needs surgery on, it just needs rest. I’ve been rehabbing it 24/7, even at home, so hopefully it can get better before the season’s over with.”

CB Trumaine McBride (groin), CB Corey Webster (ankle), and RB Brandon Jacobs (knee) practiced on a limited basis.

December 4, 2013 Tom Coughlin Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Wednesday press conference are available at Giants.com.

December 4, 2013 New York Giants Player Media Sessions: Transcripts and video of Wednesday’s media sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on the 2013 New York Giants: NY Giants should go with young blood by Ebenezer Samuel of The Daily News

Article on QB Eli Manning: Manning vs. Rivers evokes trade memories by Michael Eisen of Giants.com

Article on RB Brandon Jacobs: Hurting Brandon Jacobs needs knee surgery, still rather be with Giants than undefeated team by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Article on the New York Giants Offensive Line:

Article on DE Justin Tuck: Tuck Ruled Redskins, but It’s No Return to Form by Jonathan Clegg of The Wall Street Journal

Nov 252013
 
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Victor Cruz, New York Giants (November 24, 2013)

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November 25, 2013 Tom Coughlin Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Monday press conference are available at Giants.com.

Injury Report – Pierre-Paul and Cordle Ailing: DE Jason Pierre-Paul did not play well against the Dallas Cowboys and apparently his injured shoulder is giving him problems. Pierre-Paul injured the shoulder three games ago against the Oakland Raiders. “I think there’s no doubt (his injury is) a factor, no doubt,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “He’s been injured and he’s been playing injured, he’s been playing with it.”

Meanwhile, OC Jim Cordle has a partially-torn patellar tendon in his left knee. Further testing will be done on Thursday to determine the extent of the damage. “It’s potentially something I could deal with,” Cordle said. “The doctor is coming in Thursday to re-evaluate it. It really just depends on how it is then, based on how we go forward…It’s not that bad right now, but I guess it depends on who is going to look at it. It’s definitely damaged but probably after the season it would require some attention.”

There was no word on CB Trumaine McBride, who suffered a strained groin in the game on Sunday and was forced to leave the contest in the second half.

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

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 Giants-Cowboys Game:

Article on WR Hakeem Nicks: Nicks’ injury isn’t a hernia, but confusion remains by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Nov 242013
 
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Dan Bailey, Dallas Cowboys (November 24, 2013)

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Giants Fall Short in Game, and Season: The Dallas Cowboys defeated the New York Giants 24-21 on Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. With the loss, the Giants fall to 4-7 on the season (1-3 in the division). The Giants now trail both the 6-5 Cowboys (4-0 in the division) and 6-5 Eagles (3-2 in the division) with five games to play. In a nutshell, unless the Giants win their remaining games and the Cowboys and Eagles both collapse, the Giants are not going to make the playoffs for the second year in a row.

The game started off slowly for both teams as the Cowboys and Giants exchanged punts twice. On the second play of Dallas’ third possession, S Antrel Rolle intercepted QB Tony Romo at the Giants’ 21-yard line. However, three plays later, WR Victor Cruz fumbled the football after a short catch at midfield, and the loose ball was returned 50 yards for a touchdown by S Jeff Heath of the Cowboys. Dallas 7 – New York 0.

On New York’s fourth possession, the Giants drove the ball 74 yards in 10 plays, but were forced to settle for a 21-yard field goal after facing a 1st-and-goal situation at the 9-yard line. The Cowboys responded with a 5-play, 80-yard drive that resulted in a 20-yard touchdown pass from Romo to TE Jason Witten. Cowboys 14 – Giants 3.

The Giants’ offense moved the football well again, driving 65 yards in eight plays. But again, the drive stalled in the red zone. After facing a 1st-and-goal from the 4-yard line, the Giants had to settle for yet another short field goal, this time from 23 yards out.

Neither team threatened in the last four possessions of the second quarter. At the half, Dallas led 14-6.

New York received the football to start the second half and drove from their own 34-yard line to the Dallas 35. However, QB Eli Manning’s pass to Cruz on 4th-and-6 ended the drive and the Giants turned the football over on downs. Dallas then took a commanding lead by drive 65 yards in 10 plays as Romo hit Witten again, this time from two yards out. Midway through the third quarter, the Cowboys led 21-6. That drive was kept alive when a roughing-the-passer penalty on DE Mathias Kiwanuka erased a fumble that was forced by CB Terrell Thomas and recovered by S Will Hill.

The Giants immediately cut into that 15-point advantage by driving 67 yards in six plays. On 4th-and-3 from the Cowboys’ 27-yard line, Manning for TE Brandon Myers for the score. Cowboys 21 – Giants 13.

On the Cowboys’ second possession of the half, they were forced to punt the ball away after crossing midfield near the end of the third quarter. The Giants then went three-and-out, the Cowboys punted after gaining one first down, the Giants went three-and-out again, and Dallas punted the ball away again.

With just under nine minutes to play, and trailing by eight points, New York drove 58 yards in eight plays, with Manning finding WR Louis Murphy for a 4-yard touchdown with just under five minutes to go. RB Andre Brown scored on the 2-point conversion and the game was tied at 21-21.

However, the dramatic comeback was ruined when the Cowboys ended the game with a 14-play, 64-yard drive that ended with a walk-off 35-yard field goal by Dallas with no time left on the clock. The Cowboys converted on three third-down situations on the drive.

Offensively, Manning finished the game 16-of-30 for 174 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. His leading receivers were RB Andre Brown (4 catches for 11 yards), WR Rueben Randle (3 catches for 64 yards), and TE Brandon Myers (three catches for 39 yards and a touchdown). The Giants rushed for 202 yards. Brown carried the ball 21 times for 127 yards and RB Brandon Jacobs carried the ball nine times for 75 yards.

Defensively, the Giants allowed 220 net yards passing and 107 net yards rushing. The Giants sacked Romo four times with sacks by DT Cullen Jenkins (twice), DE Justin Tuck (once), and a shared sack by DT Linval Joseph and DE Mathias Kiwanuka. The only forced turnover was Rolle’s interception.

Video highlights/lowlights are available at NFL.com.

Post-Game Injury Report: OC Jim Cordle injured his knee and left the game in the first half. It is not believed to be an ACL tear, but he will undergo an MRI exam. CB Trumaine McBride was forced to leave the game with a groin injury. DE Jason Pierre-Paul had x-rays taken on his injured shoulder after the game.

Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Post-Game Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s post-game press conference are available at Giants.com.

Player Post-Game Media Sessions: Transcripts and video of post-game media sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

New York Giants Post-Game Notes: Inactive for the Giants were QB Ryan Nassib, RB Peyton Hillis, WR Hakeem Nicks (abdomen), TE Adrien Robinson, OC Dallas Reynolds, DT Markus Kuhn, and CB Corey Webster (groin/ankle).

Both teams were flagged 11 time.

Dallas was 4-of-11 on third down, but three of those conversions came on their game-winning field goal drive.

Nov 222013
 
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Andre Brown, New York Giants (November 17, 2013)

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November 22, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report – Webster Out, Nicks and Jacobs Questionable: No one missed practice on Friday. DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), CB Terrell Thomas (knee), CB Trumaine McBride (hip), CB Corey Webster (groin/ankle), RB Brandon Jacobs (knee), FB Jon Conner (hip), and WR Hakeem Nicks (abdomen) practiced on a limited basis.

Webster has been officially ruled “out” of the game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Nicks and Jacobs are “questionable” and Pierre-Paul, Conner, Thomas, and McBride are “probable.”

November 22, 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: The Coughlin Corner: Confidence in team by Michael Eisen of Giants.com

November 22, 2013 New York Giants Player Media Sessions: Transcripts of Friday’s media sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on the 2013 New York Giants: Giants can finally see the finish line by Johnette Howard of ESPNNewYork.com

Article on Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Tom Coughlin’s savvy approach keeps New York Giants steady by Judy Battista for NFL.com

Article on QB Eli Manning: Aw-Shucks Leader Lifts Giants With a New Scowl by Bill Pennington of The New York Times

Article on FB John Conner: A Look at John Conner and His Impact on the New York Giants’ Rushing Game by Patricia Traina of The Bleacher Report

Article on WR Rueben Randle: Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle is turning into a touchdown machine by Dave Hutchinson of The Star-Ledger

Article on DE Jason Pierre-Paul: Jason Pierre-Paul talking a big game is a good thing for Giants by Bob Glauber of Newsday

Article on CB Prince Amukamara: Amukamara out to show he can be a lock-down corner by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Articles on the New York Giants Safeties:

Nov 202013
 
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Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants (November 17, 2013)

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Jason Pierre-Paul Named “NFC Defensive Player of the Week”: DE Jason Pierre-Paul has been named the “NFC Defensive Player of the Week” for his performance against the Green Bay Packers last Sunday. Pierre-Paul returned an interception 24 yards for a touchdown in the Giants’ 27-13 victory over the Packers. Pierre-Paul was also credited with three tackles in the game.

This is Pierre-Paul’s third “NFC Player of the Week” award. He was honored in Weeks 14 and 16 of the 2011 season, following standout performances against Dallas (eight tackles, two sacks, and a blocked field goal) and the Jets (five tackles and two sacks).

Pierre-Paul joins LB Lawrence Taylor (nine times) and DE Michael Strahan (three times) as the only Giants named “NFC Defensive Player of the Week” at least three times.

November 20, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report – Nicks and Conner Miss Practice: Not practicing on Wednesday were DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), CB Terrell Thomas (knee), CB Trumaine McBride (hip), RB Brandon Jacobs (knee), FB Jon Conner (hip), and WR Hakeem Nicks (groin).

CB Corey Webster (groin/ankle) practiced on a limited basis.

November 20, 2013 Tom Coughlin Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Wednesday press conference are available at BigBlueInteractive.com and Giants.com, respectively.

November 20, 2013 New York Giants Player Media Sessions: Transcripts and video of Wednesday’s media sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Articles on the New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys Game:

Article on CB Prince Amukamara: Giants Spotlight: Prince Amukamara blossoming into all-around player by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Nov 182013
 
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Victor Cruz, New York Giants (November 17, 2013)

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New York Giants-Washington Redskins Remains at 8:30PM: The NFL has decided to keep the December 1 Giants-Redskins game in Maryland at 8:30PM, not flexing the game to an earlier start time as is permitted under the NFL’s flexible scheduling policy. The game will also remain nationally televised on NBC.

November 18, 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

November 18, 2013 Player Media Conference Calls: The transcripts of the Monday’s media conference calls with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Articles on the Giants-Packers Game:

Article on Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Playoffs? If it happens, Coughlin’s the best by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com

Article on WR Hakeem Nicks: Giants’ Hakeem Nicks needs ‘pep’ talk by Jeff Roberts of The Bergen Record

Article on DE Jason Pierre-Paul: Giants need greatness from JPP by Ian O’Connor of ESPNNewYork.com