Nov 122013
 
 November 12, 2013  Posted by  News and Notes
David Diehl (66), Rueben Randle (82), Justin Pugh (72), New York Giants (November 10, 2013)

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

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

Sights and Sounds from Giants-Raiders Game: A sights and sounds video from the Giants-Raiders game is available at Giants.com.

Article on the 2013 New York Giants: Before and after: How the Giants improved by Tom Rock of Newsday

Article on QB Eli Manning: Inside the numbers: Eli’s career in stats by Michael Eisen of Giants.com

Article on the New York Giants Running Game: Giants Turn Back the Clock With Andre Brown and the ‘Power-O’ by Jonathan Clegg of The Wall Street Journal

Article on WR Hakeem Nicks: Giants Face Big Decision Over Nicks’s Future by Bill Pennington of The New York Times

Article on DE Jason Pierre-Paul: Giants Spotlight: Jason Pierre-Paul’s breakout first quarter by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Articles on the New York Giants Special Teams:

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Nov 102013
 
 November 10, 2013  Posted by  News and Notes
Kevin Boothe, New York Giants (October 28, 2012)

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Article on QB Eli Manning: Giants never blamed Eli Manning for awful start by Steve Serby of The New York Post

Article on RB Andre Brown: Andre Brown weathers countless obstacles in pursuit of another comeback by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Article on WR Hakeem Nicks: Hakeem Nicks says TDs will come by Barbara Barker of Newsday

Article on OT Justin Pugh: Rookie Justin Pugh making his mark with Giants by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record

Articles on the New York Giants Defensive Line:

Article on LB Jon Beason: Serby’s Q&A with Jon Beason by Steve Serby of The New York Post

Article on S Will Hill: Will Hill trying to make a place for himself after rough start by Tom Rock of Newsday

Article on OG Kevin Boothe, TE Brandon Myers, and WR Louis Murphy: Louis Murphy, Brandon Myers and Kevin Boothe at home with Giants after being rejected by Raiders by Tom Rock of Newsday

Article on Laurie Tisch: Love Is Giants Blue by Robin Pogrebin of The New York Times

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Oct 312013
 
 October 31, 2013  Posted by  News and Notes
New York Giants Helmets (October 27, 2013)

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Giants.com Q&A With Wide Receivers Coach Kevin M. Gilbride: The video of a recent Giants.com Q&A session with Wide Receivers Coach Kevin M. Gilbride is available at Giants.com.

Giants.com Q&A With RB Andre Brown: The video of a recent Giants.com Q&A session with RB Andre Brown is available at Giants.com.

Article on the 2013 New York Giants: Thoughts on professionalism vs. adversity by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com

Article on OT Justin Pugh: Ex-NFL lineman: Giants’ Justin Pugh has outplayed NFL Draft’s top picks by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Article on DE Jason Pierre-Paul: Waiting for JPP’s Big Blue breakout by Matt Ehalt of ESPNNewYork.com

Articles on the New York Giants Linebackers:

Article on S Antrel Rolle: Antrel Rolle’s leadership giving Giants hope by Mark Cannizzaro of The New York Post

Article on Tom Landry and the New York Giants: Why Tom Landry died a Giants fan by Bart Hubbuch of The New York Post

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Oct 112013
 
 October 11, 2013  Posted by  News and Notes
David Wilson, New York Giants (October 6, 2013)

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RB David Wilson May Have Spinal Stenosis: RB David Wilson revealed on Friday that doctors fear he may be suffering from spinal stenosis, which is an abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal. The injury is affecting his neck and could potentially end his season. However, the New York Giants have not officially announced their medical diagnosis and Wilson will be seeking a second opinion on Monday.

Wilson was asked by a reporter if the injury was stenosis, and Wilson replied, “That’s what it is. That’s what they think it is.”

“They’re just telling me to sit out until further notice,” said Wilson. “I’m just as clueless as you all are…I feel perfectly fine but the x-rays, one vertebra is closer to my spinal chord…They said they want to be cautious and check it our further.”

Wilson was asked if season-ending surgery was a possibility. “I have to get a second opinion; we don’t know yet,” replied Wilson.

Head Coach Tom Coughlin was asked if Wilson’s injury was potentially season-ending. “That’s not the way that it was presented to me,” responded Coughlin. “He is going for a second opinion, as you know. The thing that gave me some confidence is, David had an occurrence of this in college. He talked to me exactly about how it came about. It wasn’t a top of the crown type thing, or anything of that nature  It wasn’t that type of an injury. It’s a disc issue and they will determine the severity of it and whether or not over the course of a couple weeks, three weeks, four weeks, if that can become a better circumstance, then he would have a chance to come back and play. If it’s determined that’s not the case, we’ll go from there.”

Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Friday press conference are available at Giants.com.

Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Friday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:

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

Article on CB Terrell Thomas: Terrell Thomas on team’s attitude at 0-6: ‘I think some don’t care, who knows? by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Notes: Dating back to last season, the Giants have last their last eight road games.

The Giants have trailed at halftime in all six games this season.

The Giants have committed an NFL-high 23 turnovers this year – two more than they had for all of the 2012 season. The Giants have committed at least three turnovers in all six games

The Giants have only sacked opposing quarterbacks five times this season.

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Oct 042013
 
 October 4, 2013  Posted by  News and Notes
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LB Jon Beason Traded to Giants – © USA TODAY Sports Image

LB Jon Beason Traded to New York Giants: The New York Giants have acquired LB Jon Beason from the Carolina Panthers by trade in exchange for a “late-round” draft pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Beason, who was drafted in the 1st round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Panthers and who has played in three Pro Bowls (2008-10), has had his career sidetracked with serious season-ending injuries in 2011 (ruptured left Achilles tendon) and 2012 (right ACL tear that required microfracture knee surgery). The Panthers benched him two weeks ago for ex-Giant Chase Blackburn.

This is the Giants’ first in-season trade since they traded for RB Ottis Anderson from the St. Louis Cardinals in 1986.

“It’s amazing,” said Beason after passing the Giants’ physical. “It doesn’t happen (often) with mid-season trades. But the one place I said if I wasn’t in Carolina where I wanted to be was with a great organization like the Giants with a winning tradition, leadership, a 4-3 scheme where I can come in right now. I think I can really come out and impact the season.

“I know I’ll come in tomorrow early and meet the coaches and I’ll get my linebacker coach (Jim Herrmann) and we’re going to cram. If they ask me to, I’ll dress (Sunday) and I’ll give everything I have…It’s just going to be terminology. I’m a smart player. I learn fast. Being a mike linebacker, a lot is on your plate. I think I actually thrive in that position. I’m going to get with coach as long as it takes and as fast as I can get it as soon as I want to play.”

The Giants play the Eagles on Sunday but also have a short week after that, playing the Bears on Thursday night.

“The turnaround is the tough part,” said Beason. “Those Thursday night games are always hard. We’ll see what Coach (Tom) Coughlin has and whatever he says that’s what I’ll do.”

Beason thought the Giants might have drafted him in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft, but the Giants selected CB Aaron Ross instead.

“(The Giants) were one of the teams that brought me in and I knew they were high on me and I thought they were going to take me, but you know the draft,” Beason said.

“It’s hard (missing so many games the last two seasons), but you understand that it’s a process and you have to go through it and then once you come to grasps with it that you know you can’t do anything about it. You might as well say, ‘Let’s get the surgery done’ and now every day is building toward getting back out there and playing football. The injuries have been a problem, but I wouldn’t change one thing because I know they’re not going to define me.”

OG Chris Snee’s Season is Over: OG Chris Snee was placed on Injured Reserve on Friday. He will likely undergo surgery on his right hip to repair a torn labrum only months after undergoing offseason surgery on his left hip to repair a torn labrum and bone spurs.

“I’ve always been able to play through things, but clearly I couldn’t,” said Snee. “The best thing is for me to watch my team play and try to get my hip right…I’ve prided myself in playing through things and…I just can’t.”

Snee was asked if the injury might be career-ending. “That’s not something I’m thinking about right now,” replied Snee. “I’m honestly just trying to get over the frustration of this and deal with surgery and deal with rehab. I’ll think about that later.”

“I’ve always been a guy that by Friday could suit up and play,” said Snee. “I was kind of secretly hoping I’d wake up and things would feel differently, I would respond to the treatment and the medicine. It just didn’t happen. It’s frustrating. It’s just a new situation for me. I’ve always been able to play through things. Sometimes things nobody knew about, things that I kept to myself, but I had to be honest with everyone because it really got to the point where I was doing no good, to be honest.”

Injury Update – Giants Down Three Corners: Not practicing on Friday were DT Linval Joseph (ankle/knee), CB Corey Webster (hip), CB Aaron Ross (back), CB Jayron Hosley (hamstring), OC David Baas (neck), and TE Adrien Robinson (foot). Of this group, Webster is “doubtful” for the game on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles and the rest will not play.

DT Cullen Jenkins (knee/achilles), DT Shaun Rogers (back), LB Mark Herzlich (toe), CB Terrell Thomas (knee), and WR Louis Murphy (ankle) practiced on a limited basis. Jenkins and Murphy are “questionable” for the game while Rogers, Herzlich, and Thomas are “probable.”

DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee), LB Jacquian Williams (knee), S Cooper Taylor (shoulder), and OT David Diehl (thumb) fully practiced. All four players are “probable” for the game.

Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Friday press conference are available at Giants.com.

Giants.com Q&A With Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Coughlin Corner: Focused on Eagles by Michael Eisen of Giants.com

Player Media Q&As: Video clips of Friday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on the New York Giants and Linebackers: Giants GM Just Can’t Find a Fix at Linebacker by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Article on Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Trust in Tom Coughlin to Save Season by Ian O’Connor of ESPNNewYork.com

Article on Offensive Coordinator Kevin Gilbride: Kevin Gilbride Staying Course with NY Giants’ Struggling Offense by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News

Article on RB David Wilson: David Wilson Ready to Flip the Script and Score for First Time This Season by Tom Rock of Newsday

Article on WR Hakeem Nicks: Struggling Hakeem Nicks Could Learn a Lot from Victor Cruz by Bob Glauber of Newsday

Article on CB Charles James: Charles James Ready If Called Upon by Tom Rock of Newsday

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Sep 302013
 
 September 30, 2013  Posted by  News and Notes
Tom Coughlin, New York Giants (September 29, 2013)

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September 30, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report: DT Cullen Jenkins was wearing a protective boot on his right foot on Monday in the locker room. “I think just a little tendon something, knee and Achilles,” said Jenkins when asked about the injury. “Hopefully like I said, just a couple days, get this thing treated, and get back going.”

LB Mark Herzlich injured a toe in the game against the Kansas City Chiefs and also was in a protective boot.

“(Jenkins and Herzlich are) in a boot for ankle-type, toe-type reasons and hopefully it’s just something to restrict movement and they can come back and work this week,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin.

There was no word on other Giants injured in the game including DE Justin Tuck (neck), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee), CB Aaron Ross (back), and CB Jayron Hosley (hamstring).

New York Giants Re-Structure Chris Snee’s Contract Again: According to NFL Player Association (NFLPA) records, the New York Giants and OG Chris Snee appear to have agreed to another contract re-structuring in order to create immediate additional salary cap room in 2013. The move was probably made in order to sign FB John Conner last week.

Snee’s base 2013 base salary was reduced from $4.2 million to $1,164,286. The difference was probably made up in an additional pro-rated signing bonus over the final two years of his current contract.

According to OverTheCap.com, Snee’s cap hit in 2014 is now $11.75 million. If he is cut, the Giants will still lose $4.5 million in cap space due to dead money.

In early September, Snee’s 2013 base salary was reduced from $6.7 million to $4.2 million and his 2014 base salary was increased from $6.95 million to $7.2 million.

S Will Hill Eligible to Return This Week: S Will Hill, who is currently on the Reserve/Suspended List for violating the NFL’s policy on drug use, is eligible to return to the team this week. The Giants will have to make a roster move if they choose to add him to the 53-man roster.

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

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

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

Shaun O’Hara Breaks Down New York Giants-Kansas City Chiefs Game: Shaun O’Hara Reviews Game Film by Giants.com

Article on the 2013 New York Giants: Time for Giants to Start Thinking of Future by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com

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Sep 292013
 
 September 29, 2013  Posted by  News and Notes
Terrell Thomas, New York Giants (August 24, 2013)

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David Diehl Makes Trip to Kansas City: OT David Diehl, who is recovering from thumb surgery and who was listed as “doubtful” for Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, did travel with the team on Saturday.

In addition, the Giants did not sign an offensive lineman from their Practice Squad despite the fact the Giants currently only have six healthy offensive linemen. Both of these facts seem to suggest that Diehl may be active on Sunday, even if he does not start.

OC David Baas (neck) and OG Chris Snee (hip) have already been ruled out of the game.

Articles on the 2013 New York Giants:

Article on Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Whenever He Leaves, Coughlin Will Be Tough to Replace by Steve Serby of The New York Post

Article on QB Eli Manning: Manning Starts Game After Game Despite Hit After Hit by Zach Schonbrun of The New York Times

Articles on the New York Giants Offensive Line:

Articles on the New York Giants Defensive Backs:

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

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Sep 252013
 
 September 25, 2013  Posted by  News and Notes
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FB John Conner – © USA TODAY Sports Image

New York Giants Place FB Henry Hynoski on Injured Reserve; Sign FB John Conner: The Giants placed FB Henry Hynoski (fractured shoulder) on season-ending Injured Reserve on Wednesday.

To fill Hynoski’s vacant roster spot, the Giants signed FB John Connor, who has played with the New York Jets and Cincinnati Bengals, to reportedly a 2-year deal.

“We need a fullback, we need a lead blocker,” Head Coach Tom Coughlin said. “He is a physical guy. We think he’ll go up in the hole and clear the hole for the running back and we hope he’ll be a good pass protector and contribute on special teams as well.”

New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Wednesday were OC David Baas (neck), OG Chris Snee (hip), TE Adrien Robinson (foot), LB Jacquian Williams (knee), and CB Corey Webster (hip).

OT David Diehl (thumb), LB Spencer Paysinger (hip), CB Terrell Thomas (knee), and S Cooper Taylor (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis.

“David Baas will not work today,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “Diehl is going to work. We’re going to have him in a limited capacity. We’ll see what he can do. Hynoski…You know about that. He’s going to go on IR. Spencer Paysinger is going to work. He’ll probably take three quarters of the work. Adrien Robinson is not going to work. Chris Snee is not going to work. It’s his hip. It’s not the operated or surgically-repaired hip. Cooper Taylor has a shoulder, but he’s doing better today. He’s a little bit stronger and he will work although he is to stay out of contact. We’re going to put Terrell on the list because he needs to be managed and probably one day a week or at some point in time we’ll have to cut the reps back for him so he has decent recovery time. Corey Webster feels better, but he’s not going to get clearance to go today. We expect Jacquian (Williams) to go tomorrow.”

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

Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Wednesday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on the 2013 New York Giants: Giants Leaders’ ‘False Enthusiasm’ Rings True by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com

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Sep 082013
 
 September 8, 2013  Posted by  News and Notes
Tom Coughlin, New York Giants (August 24, 2013)

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Jason Pierre-Paul, Henry Hynoski, and Damontre Moore Make Trip to Texas: FB Henry Hynoski (knee), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back), and DE Damontre Moore (shoulder) all traveled with the team on Saturday to Texas for the Sunday night game against the Dallas Cowboys. All three are officially listed as “questionable” for the game.

The only players to not make the trip – OC David Baas (knee), OT David Diehl (thumb), and TE Adrien Robinson (foot) – have already been ruled out of the game.

CB Prince Amukamara on ESPN Radio: The audio of Friday’s ESPN Radio interview with CB Prince Amukamara is available at ESPN.com.

Article on the 2013 New York Giants: The NFL’s Old Fuddy-Duddies by Jonathan Clegg of The Wall Street Journal

Article on Head Coach Tom Coughlin: THE PERFECTIONIST: A Look at Giants Coach Tom Coughlin Through His Regimented Daily Schedule by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Article on the Giants’ Defense: Giants’ Defense Wants Out of Its Rut by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com

Articles on RB David Wilson:

Article on RB David Wilson and WR Rueben Randle: Two ‘Country Strong’ Giants Are Finding Way in the City by Bill Pennington of The New York Times

Article on WR Victor Cruz: Giants’ Victor Cruz Staying Humble Despite Stardom by Tara Sullivan of The Bergen Record

Article on OT Justin Pugh: Giants Rookie Tackle Justin Pugh Gets Start for Opener, and He’s Got a Serious Case of Jitters by Tom Rock of Newsday

Article on S Ryan Mundy: Signed as Depth, Mundy Looms Larger for Giants by Tom Pedulla of The New York Times

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Sep 062013
 
 September 6, 2013  Posted by  News and Notes
Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants (October 28, 2012)

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September 6, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Friday were OC David Baas (knee), OT David Diehl (thumb), and TE Adrien Robinson (foot). All three players have officially been ruled “out” of Sunday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.

FB Henry Hynoski (knee), WR Victor Cruz (heel), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back), and DE Damontre Moore (shoulder) were limited in practice. Hynoski, Pierre-Paul, and Moore are “questionable” for the game while Cruz is “probable.”

“No, (it won’t be a game-time decision with Pierre-Paul),” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “Whatever we make our minds up. It’s not going to be game time. We’ll make up our minds before that. The medical people will have more to say about that, I’m sure…We’ll just take all of the information, based on the three days of work, listen to the medical people again, and then make that decision…He’ll be on the trip. So he can get in my ear longer. I‘d hate to be that far away from him, then he’d have to call me on the phone.”

“I’m going to make the trip,” said Pierre-Paul. “It’s going to be a game-time decision. I’m going to ask the coaching staff and I’m going to ask the coach. That’s basically it.”

“My conditioning is still down, man,” said Pierre-Paul. “It’s still down. I’ve been trying to get it up and that’s a big part, too, so I’m not going to put my team in jeopardy if I know I can’t play.”

“I feel good,” said Hynoski. “Everything’s going well. I had a great week. Every day, I feel more comfortable out there. No issues with pain or any setbacks as far as that’s concerned.”

“I’ve been practicing full-go,” said Cruz. “I’ve been limited in certain areas but I’ve been pretty much practicing in getting my footing down and cutting and things like that and everything feels pretty normal. I just want the doctors to give one last look at it and tell me what they think and then we’ll go from there.”

CB Jayron Hosley (ankle) fully practiced. Hosley is “probable” for the game.

Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Friday press conference are available at Giants.com.

Giants.com Q&A With Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Coughlin Corner: The Season is Upon Us by Michael Eisen of Giants.com

Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Friday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:

CB Terrell Thomas on ESPN Radio: The audio of Friday’s ESPN Radio interview with CB Terrell Thomas is available at ESPN.com.

Articles on QB Eli Manning:

Article on RB David Wilson: Fantasy? No, Wilson’s Eager to Be Real Deal by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com

Article on WR Louis Murphy: Louis Murphy Honors Family with Uniform by Dan Salomone of Giants.com

Article on OT Justin Pugh: For Giants’ Top Pick, Talent Outweighs Nerves and Nausea by Tom Pedulla of The New York Times

Article on CB Prince Amukamara: Prince Amukamara Ready to Direct Giants’ Defense by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record

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