Mar 152014
 
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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Denver Broncos (September 15, 2013)

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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to Visit New York Giants: According to The Star-Ledger, unrestricted free agent cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (Denver Broncos) visited the New York Jets on Saturday but left without a contract. Rodgers-Cromartie will now visit the New York Giants on Sunday.

No Interest in Jim Cordle?: NJ.com is reporting that UFA Jim Cordle (New York Giants) is not expected to re-sign with the team.

Hakeem Nicks Says the Giants Did Not Make an Offer During Free Agency: Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, who signed with the Indianapolis Colts on Friday, said on Saturday: “(The Giants) actually didn’t (make an offer in free agency), but we had already talked prior to that. Still, good relationships there. I’ve got much love for the Giants organization.”

 

Mar 032014
 
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Linval Joseph (97), Jason Pierre-Paul (90), New York Giants (October 27, 2013)

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March 3, 2014 New York Giants Free Agency News and Rumors: According to NJ.com, the New York Giants are concentrating their efforts to re-sign linebacker Jon Beason before free agency begins on March 11. NJ.com says efforts to re-sign the Giants other unrestricted free agents “have been put on the back burner.”

NJ.com reports the Giants have not yet made an official offer to soon-to-be unrestricted free agent defensive end Justin Tuck. The website also says the Giants believe soon-to-be unrestricted free agent defensive tackle Linval Joseph “will be too costly to keep” and the chances that soon-to-be unrestricted free agent wide receiver Hakeem Nicks re-signing with the team are “close to zero.”

Reports – New York Giants Will Not Tender Henry Hynoski and Jim Cordle: According to ProFootballTalk, the New York Giants will not tender fullback Henry Hynoski, who is eligible to be tendered as a restricted free agent. The website says the Giants would still like to re-sign Hynoski, but at a lower rate than then restricted free agent tender. If Hynoski is not tendered, he will become an unrestricted free agent on March 11 when free agency begins.

The Star-Ledger is reporting that center Jim Cordle will also not be tendered as a restricted free agent.

For a complete listing of New York Giants 2014 free agents, see our 2014 Free Agency Scorecard.

Article on Wide Receivers Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks: Will Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks be Giants teammates still? by Tom Rock of Newsday

Article on the New York Giants and Free Agent Running Backs: NFL free agency 2014: Who is the best blocking RB available for Giants by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Articles on the New York Giant and the NFL Combine:

Feb 202014
 
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Taylor Lewan, University of Michigan (December 28 2013)

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More on David Wilson’s Status: Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that an unidentified source has said that running back David Wilson is ahead of schedule on his rehab from offseason neck surgery and he is expected to be ready for training camp. Wilson had a procedure to fuse neck vertebrae to repair a herniated disc on January 16.

However, The New York Daily News is reporting that Wilson’s early return is the optimistic view from Wilson’s side and that while the New York Giants remain “hopeful”, his availability for the 2014 NFL season remains unknown.

Article on Defensive End Justin Tuck: Justin Tuck’s agent: Giants star is best DE in strong free-agent class by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Articles on the New York Giants and the NFL Free Agency Franchise and Transition Tags:

Articles on the New York Giants and the NFL Combine:

Giants.com Inside the Film Room: Video breakdowns of the following Giants players are available at Giants.com:

  • Center Jim Cordle (Video)
  • Cornerback Trumaine McBride (Video)
Jan 132014
 
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David Diehl, New York Giants (December 9, 2012)

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The Star-Ledger – David Diehl Expected to Retire: The Star-Ledger is reporting that offensive lineman David Diehl, who has played with the Giants since 2003, is expected to announce his retirement sometime in the next few weeks.

New Giants Sign Punter Jordan Gay: The Giants have signed street free agent punter Jordan Gay to a reserve/future contract. Because of this move, we have updated the Transactions, Free Agent Signings (with scouting report), 2014 Free Agency Scorecard, and Roster sections of the website.

Article on the New York Giants and the 2014 NFL Salary Cap: Giants salary cap situation for the 2014 NFL season by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Articles on New York Giants Offensive Line:

Dec 032013
 
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Damontre Moore, New York Giants (December 1, 2013)

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

DE Mathias Kiwanuka on ESPN Radio: The audio of Tuesday’s ESPN Radio interview with DE Mathias Kiwanuka is available at ESPN.com.

Sights and Sounds from New York Giants-Washington Redskins Game: A sights and sounds video from the Giants-Redskins game is available at Giants.com.

Article on QB Eli Manning: Giants’ Eli, Chargers’ Rivers linked by trade by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Articles on the New York Giants Offensive Line:

Articles on DE Justin Tuck:

Article on S Will Hill: Giants Spotlight: Safety Will Hill’s impact on the defense by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Notes: With four games remaining, QB Eli Manning has been sacked a career-high 31 times this season. His previous high was 30 sacks in 2009. Last year, Manning was sacked just 19 times.

The Redskins game was the 24th time in Manning’s career that he rallied his team from a 4th quarter deficit. That places him fifth among active quarterbacks, behind Peyton Manning (50), Tom Brady (34), Drew Brees (31), and Ben Roethlisberger (28).

The Giants have committed an NFL-high 31 turnovers (19 interceptions, 12 lost fumbles). Their opponents have scored 102 points off of those giveaways.

The Giants have had at least one giveaway in each of their 12 games. The last season in which they committed a turnover in every game was 2007.

Nov 262013
 
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Jim Cordle, New York Giants (September 30, 2012)

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New York Giants Place Jim Cordle on Injured Reserve, Promote Stephen Goodin from Practice Squad: The New York Giants placed OC Jim Cordle on season-ending Injured Reserve on Tuesday. Cordle tore the patella tendon in his left knee in last Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. To fill Cordle’s roster spot, the Giants signed OG/OC Stephen Goodin from the Practice Squad.

Practice Squad Moves: The Giants signed OT Steven Baker to the Practice Squad. This is Baker’s third stint on the Giants’ Practice Squad this season. The Giants also terminated the Practice Squad contract of CB Brandon Jones, who the Giants had signed in early November.

DE Mathias Kiwanuka on ESPN Radio: The audio of Tuesday’s ESPN Radio interview with DE Mathias Kiwanuka is available at ESPN.com.

S Antrel Rolle on WFAN: The audio of Tuesday’s WFAN interview with S Antrel Rolle is available at CBSNewYork.com

Sights and Sounds from New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys Game: A sights and sounds video from the Giants-Cowboys game is available at Giants.com.

Article on the New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys Game: Giants vs. Cowboys rewind: Was the offense too predictable? by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Articles on New York Giants Wide Receivers:

Notes: The Giants have allowed 32 touchdowns this season. Nine of those have been return touchdowns (three apiece on interception, fumble, and punt returns). The nine return touchdowns are the highest allowed in the NFL thus far this season. The Giants have given up at least one return touchdown in eight of their 11 games.

The Giants’ defense has allowed 23 touchdowns in 11 games. Only seven defenses have been scored on less frequently.

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 212013
 
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Tom Coughlin, New York Giants (November 17, 2013)

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November 21, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report – All In: No one missed practice on Thursday.

“All hands on deck today,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “Some limited and some not able to go all the way, but most of them worked pretty good.”

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.

“(Nicks) did individuals, but that was about it,” said Coughlin. “They say it’s better to explain it as an abdominal, whatever that means.”

“I feel good. I did individuals today a little bit,” said Nicks. “It has just been something all year really, on and off. I was advised by my agent just to get it checked up a bit so that’s all we did. We just wanted to get it checked up and make sure everything was good. I got good feedback and everything was fine…It’s just a little strain.”

“(Pierre-Paul) came out and did some work and was serious about it,” said Coughlin. “He did his individual stuff and then maybe we’ll get him a little bit more tomorrow.”

“I don’t know what to think (about Webster),” said Coughlin. “I’ll rely on the medical people there. He got a little bit of work yesterday and a little bit more today.”

November 21, 2013 New York Giants Coach Media Sessions: Transcripts and video clips of Thursday’s media sessions with the following coaches are available at BigBlueInteractive.com or Giants.com:

November 21, 2013 New York Giants Player Media Sessions: Transcripts and video of Thursday’s media sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

LB Jon Beason on WFAN: The audio of Thursday’s WFAN interview with LB Jon Beason is available at CBSNewYork.com

Article on the 2013 New York Giants: Sorry, but the Giants (Probably) Won’t Make the Playoffs by Jonathan Clegg of The Wall Street Journal

Article on Giants President/CEO John Mara: John Mara says he never lost faith in Tom Coughlin, Giants despite 0-6 start by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News

Article on QB Eli Manning: After horrible start, Eli Manning is starting to throw with confidence by Bob Glauber of Newsday

Articles on WR Hakeem Nicks:

Article on OC Jim Cordle: Giants’ Cordle center of attention by John DeMarzo of The New York Post

Article on P Steve Weatherford: Giants’ punter Steve Weatherford ready to tackle high winds at MetLife Stadium by Dave Hutchinson of The Star-Ledger

Article on Former Giant DE Michael Strahan: Michael Strahan, running scared into immortality by Greg Hanlon of CapitalNewYork.com

Quotes: New York Giants President and CEO John Mara on the Giants’ season: “We were all disappointed and surprised by the slow start. I am proud of the way this team stuck together. We always want to play meaningful games around and after Thanksgiving, and that’s exactly what we have this Sunday in MetLife Stadium. I’m proud of the way the team has stuck together. That is a tribute to the head coach and the leadership in the locker room. As the players and our head coach have said repeatedly over the last month, we are taking it one game at a time. We’re moving forward and, as our coach has urged the team to do, doing our best to keep the dream alive.”

Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell on the leaders of the defense: “I think we’ve been able to dial some things up because Jon Beason and Terrell Thomas and Antrel Rolle have really taken control of our defense and they’re the voices of our defense and they’re demanding from their teammates the execution of the things that we’ve game planned each week.”

Nov 042013
 
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David Wilson (22), Eli Manning (10), New York Giants (September 15, 2013)

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November 4, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report – David Wilson Better, But Still Not Cleared: Not practicing on Monday were RB David Wilson (neck) and CB Corey Webster (groin).

Wilson underwent another MRI on Monday to determine if his neck has improved. Wilson originally injured his neck on October 6 in a game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Giants announced that while Wilson’s herniated disc has significantly improved, Wilson has not yet been cleared to resume football activities. The Giants say Wilson will undergo another evaluation in several weeks.

Giants Waive LB Dan Connor Off of Injured Reserve: The Giants waived LB Dan Connor off of Injured Reserve on Monday. Conner was placed on Injured Reserve on September 12 with a neck injury (burner).

Giants Sign CB Brandon Jones to Practice Squad: The Giants signed CB Brandon Jones to the Practice Squad on Monday. The Giants terminated the Practice Squad contract of RB Jeremy Wright last week.

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

November 4, 2013 New York Giants Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Monday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on the New York Giants Offense: Giants offense headed in new direction? by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Article on QB Eli Manning: Is Eli Manning finding groove with shorter drops and attempts? by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Oct 272013
 
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Johnathan Hankins, New York Giants (October 6, 2013)

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Brandon Jacobs Travels to Philadelphia, But Shaun Rogers Out: On Friday, RB Brandon Jacobs (hamstring), DT Shaun Rogers (knee), and CB Jayron Hosley (hamstring) were listed as “doubtful” for the game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. However, Rogers and Hosley did not make the trip to Philadelphia on Saturday and have been downgraded to “out.” Jacobs did make the trip; it remains to be seen if he will suit up.

RB David Wilson (neck) will not play. TE Adrien Robinson (foot) and CB Corey Webster (groin) are “questionable.”

LB Spencer Paysinger (ankle), CB Terrell Thomas (knee), and S Cooper Taylor (shoulder) are “probable.”

Article on Beason, Hillis, Cordle, Conner, and Hill: New Names Play Giant Roles by Jonathan Clegg of The Wall Street Journal

Articles on OC Jim Cordle:

Article on DT Johnathan Hankins: Giants rookie Johnathan Hankins aims to make impact on ‘D’ by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record

Articles on LB Jon Beason: