Practice Squad Moves: The Washington Redskins have signed offensive guard Rishaw Johnson off of the Giants’ Practice Squad. The Giants had signed Johnson to their Practice Squad on December 2.
To fill the vacancy created by the departure of Johnson, the Giants signed linebacker Uani (Devin) Unga to the Practice Squad. Unga suffered a serious injury to his right knee (ACL, MCL, and meniscus) his last year in college in 2013. Unga lacks ideal size and overall athleticism but he is a smart, instinctive, physical, and competitive football player who plays the run well.
December 23, 2014 New York Giants Player Media Q&As: Transcripts of media conference calls on Monday with the following players are available at BigBlueInteractive.com:
Giants on WFAN Radio: The audio of WFAN Radio interviews with the following players is available at CBS New York:
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Sights and Sounds from Giants-Rams Game: A sights and sounds video from the Giants-Rams game is available at Giants.com.
Notes: This season, QB Eli Manning has played eight games with a quarterback rating of at least 100, equaling the career high he set in 2009. That is the fifth-highest total in the NFL this year, behind Ben Roethlisberger (10), Aaron Rodgers (10), Peyton Manning (9), and Tony Romo (9). In 2013, Manning had just one game with a rating of at least 100.0 (102.3 in the opener in Dallas).
Manning has thrown for over 3,800 yards for the sixth consecutive season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Manning is one of just five quarterbacks in history to accomplish that feat.