Jan 192014
 
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Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants (October 27, 2013)

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Hakeem Nicks Not Expected to Re-Sign with New York Giants: According to NFL.com, soon-to-be unrestricted free agent wide receiver Hakeem Nicks is not expected to re-sign with the New York Giants when free agency begins in March.

NFL.com is reporting that two of the reasons why Nicks will not be re-signed are his disappointing play in 2012 and 2013, and a string of team-imposed fines. Apparently, Nicks has been fined repeatedly for being late to team meetings and missing medical treatments. NFL.com says the fines were “in the thousands for each transgression.” Nicks also supposedly was battling through “several” injuries.

Articles on Offensive Coordinator Ben McAdoo:

Article on Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell: Cramerton’s Fewell talks about tough season, future by GastonGazette.com

Article on Former Giants Tight Ends Coach Mike Pope: What made Mike Pope such a great coach for the Giants? by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Article on Safety Ryan Mundy: Giants free agents: Safety Ryan Mundy could be Big Blue’s insurance policy by Dave Hutchinson of The Star-Ledger

Jan 092014
 
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Karl Dorrell, Houston Texans (October 20, 2013)

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John Mara and Jerry Reese on WFAN: The audio of Thursday’s WFAN interviews with New York Giants President/CEO John Mara and Senior Vice President/General Manager Jerry Reese are available at CBS New York:

An overview of Mara’s interview is available at Giants.com.

Jerry Reese on ESPN Radio: The audio of Thursday’s ESPN Radio interview with New York Giants Senior Vice President/General Manager Jerry Reese is available at ESPN.com.

Neck Surgery for RB David Wilson: New York Giants Senior Vice President and General Manager Jerry Reese said on Thursday that RB David Wilson will have neck surgery. Wilson will have a procedure to fuse his vertebrae on January 16 to repair a herniated disc. The Giants were hoping to avoid surgery on the chance that rest and treatment would improve his condition. That obviously is not the case.

“You have to look at him differently, because he’s got the whole neck issue hovering over him right now,” said Reese. “So he’s got to come back and be healthy, number one. He’s planning to have surgery, and we’ll see how that comes out. Our medical staff feels like he’ll be ready to play this fall, but the neck and back – that’s pretty tricky. So you never know.”

“We’re hopeful that David will be able to play for us again next year,” said Giants President/CEO John Mara on Thursday on WFAN. “Time will tell on that one.”

Wilson injured his neck on October 6 in a Week 5 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He did not play again and was placed on Injured Reserve on November 7.

Giants Will Interview Karl Dorrell for Offensive Coordinator Position: According to press reports, the Giants will interview Karl Dorrell for the team’s vacant offensive coordinator position. The 50-year old Dorrell has spent the last two season as the Houston Texan’s quarterbacks coach. Before that he was the wide receivers (2008-10) and quarterbacks coach (2011) for the Miami Dolphins. He has collegiate experience as head coach (UCLA) and offensive coordinator (Washington and Colorado).

Dorrell is the fourth candidate the Giants have or will interview for their vacant offensive coordinator position, including Mike Sullivan (ex-Buccaneers offensive coordinator), Dowell Loggains (ex-Titans offensive coordinator), and Ben McAdoo (Packers quarterbacks coach). Giants President and CEO John Mara said on WFAN on Thursday that the Giants could also interview additional candidates.

With Redskins Hiring Jay Gruden, Perry Fewell Appears Safe: The Washington Redskins hired Cincinnati Bengals Offensive Coordinator Jay Gruden as their new head coach on Thursday. The Redskins had interviewed New York Giants Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell for the position on Monday.

Tom Quinn to Remain New York Giants Special Teams Coordinator: The Star-Ledger is reporting that multiple team sources have indicated that New York Giants Special Teams Coordinator Tom Quinn will not be fired. Quinn has been heavily criticized by fans and the media for the Giants’ poor special teams performance in 2013, including allowing four special teams touchdowns (three by punt return, one by a bad long snap). The Giants’ kickoff and punt return games also struggled last season. Quinn became the Giants’ special teams coordinator in 2007.

Giants.com Q&A with P Steve Weatherford: The video of a recent Giants.com Q&A with punter Steve Weatherford is available at Giants.com.

Article on QB Eli Manning: Jaws: Eli Manning will benefit from new Giants offensive coordinator by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Jan 072014
 
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Dowell Loggains, Tennessee Titans (October 7, 2012)

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Dowell Loggains to Interview for Giants Offensive Coordinator Position on Wednesday: According to press reports, Dowell Loggains will interview for the New York Giants vacant offensive coordinator position on Wednesday. The 33-year old Loggains was the offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans the past two seasons.

Mike Sullivan, the offensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2012-13), interviewed with the Giants on Tuesday, and meetings with him will reportedly continue on Wednesday. Sullivan was on  Tom Coughlin’s New York Giants staff from 2004-11, first as wide receivers coach then quarterbacks coach.

Giants Sign Four More Street Free Agents: The New York Giants announced on Tuesday that they have signed the following four street free agents:

  • WR Preston Parker
  • TE Daniel Fells
  • OT/OG Troy Kropog
  • LB Spencer Adkins

The team also confirmed that it signed PK Brandon McManus, which we reported on Saturday.

Because of these moves, we have updated the TransactionsFree Agent Signings (with scouting reports), 2014 Free Agency Scorecard, and Roster sections of the website.

Giants.com Q&A with DE Damontre Moore: The video of a recent Giants.com Q&A with DE Damontre Moore is available at Giants.com.

Article on the New York Giants Defensive Coordinator Position: Perry Fewell’s potential replacements if Giants’ DC lands Redskins coaching job by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Articles on WR Hakeem Nicks: Hakeem Nicks:

Article on LB Jon Beason: Giants free agents: Jon Beason’s case to stay is strong by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Article on Super Bowl XXI: Super Bowl XXI: NY Giants beat John Elway’s Broncos behind red-hot Phil Simms by Joe Belock of The Daily News

Jan 062014
 
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Will Beatty, New York Giants (August 10, 2013)

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Mike Sullivan to Interview for Giants Offensive Coordinator Position This Week: According to The Star-Ledger, Mike Sullivan will interview for the New York Giants’ vacant offensive coordinator position on Tuesday or Wednesday. The position opened up last week when Kevin Gilbride retired from the NFL. Sullivan was the offensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012-13 before he was fired last week. Sullivan served on Tom Coughlin’s staff with the Giants as wide receivers coach (2004-09) and quarterbacks coach (2010-11).

Redskins Confirm Monday’s Interview with Perry Fewell: The Washington Redskins have publicly confirmed that they interviewed New York Giants’ Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell on Monday for their head coaching vacancy. Fewell is one of many potential candidates for the Redskins’ head coaching job.

Surgery for Left Tackle Will Beatty: According to The Star-Ledger, left tackle Will Beatty underwent surgery on December 31 to repair the leg he fractured in the regular-season finale against the Washington Redskins. Newsday is reporting that the injury was a fractured tibia to his right leg. Both papers say Beatty did not suffer any ligament damage. Beatty is expected to be ready for the start of the 2014 season, but it is not clear if he will be ready for offseason Organized Team Activity (OTA) practices or even the start of training camp.

Safety Stevie Brown Thinks He Will Re-Sign With Giants: The Star-Ledger is reporting that soon-to-be unrestricted free agent safety Stevie Brown believes he will re-sign with the Giants. Free agency begins on March 11. An unidentified source told The Ledger that contract talks between the Giants and Brown should pick up soon as the Giants finish their personnel evaluations.

“It’s a great team,” Brown told Giants.com. “It’s a great organization, great people around here all the time, great fan base – everything like that. So it’s definitely a place I want to be. It’s just now we’ve got to talk to everybody upstairs (in the front office) and see where it goes from there.”

Brown tore the ACL in his left knee in the 2013 preseason.

“I’m about to start doing side-to-side stuff here soon,” Brown told Giants.com. “It feels strong. It feels stable. I couldn’t ask for it to be better at the stage that it’s in.”

Giants.com Q&A with S Stevie Brown: The video of a recent Giants.com Q&A with S Stevie Brown is available at Giants.com.

Article on Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell: Perry Fewell: Would Giants try to keep him if he’s offered Redskins job? by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Article on the Giants and the NFL Salary Cap: A look at some key Giants cap numbers by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com

Jan 052014
 
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Perry Fewell, New York Giants (January 8, 2012)

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Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell Will Interview with Redskins on Monday: According to The NFL Network, New York Giants Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell will interview with Washington Redskins on Monday for Washington’s head coaching vacancy. The Redskins asked and received permission to interview Fewell this past week after Mike Shanahan was fired as Washington’s head coach. Fewell became the Giants’ defensive coordinator in 2010 after Steve Spagnuolo left the Giants to become the new head coach of the St. Louis Rams.

The Redskins interviewed Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott on Saturday. They previously interviewed Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and Dallas Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia. They are also believed to be interested in offensive coordinators Ken Whisenhunt of San Diego, Greg Roman of San Francisco and Jay Gruden of Cincinnati, plus Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and offensive assistant Hue Jackson

Giants.com Q&A with WR Jerrel Jernigan: The video of a recent Giants.com Q&A with WR Jerrel Jernigan is available at Giants.com.

Article on the New York Giants Coaching Staff: Giants coaching changes: What’s next? by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Article on the New York Giants Offseason: Five things the NY Giants can do to fix the mess of 2013 by Ebenezer Samuel of The Daily News

Jan 012014
 
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Perry Fewell, New York Giants (October 16, 2011)

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Washington Redskins Ask and Receive Permission to Interview Perry Fewell: The Washington Redskins have requested permission to interview New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell for their head coaching vacancy. According to various press reports, the Giants have granted that permission. It is not known if and when Fewell will interview with the Redskins.

The Giants reportedly will begin organizational meetings to discuss the fate of members of the coaching staff on Thursday.

Star-Ledger: Andre Brown and Giants Express Mutual Interest in New Deal: The Star-Ledger is reporting that that the New York Giants would like to re-sign soon-to-be unrestricted free agent RB Andre Brown, and that Brown would like to re-sign with the Giants.

For a complete listing of upcoming Giants’ free agents, see the New York Giants 2014 Free Agency Scorecard of the website.

Article on S Antrel Rolle: Rolle will do what it takes to remain a Giant by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Dec 262013
 
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Michael Cox, New York Giants (December 22, 2013)

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December 26, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Thursday were WR Rueben Randle (knee), WR Victor Cruz (knee/concussion), TE Adrien Robinson (knee), OG Brandon Mosley (hand), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), CB Trumaine McBride (groin), and CB Jayron Hosley (illness).

Cruz and Mosley have already been ruled out of the game against the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Mosley will have surgery on his broken hand on Friday.

“Rueben has a little bit of swelling in his knee, so they want to take a look at it,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “Hopefully it’s not going to be much. Time to time he has some issues…In our work yesterday he kind of limped around a little bit, so they took him in and looked at it and it was a little bit swollen this morning.”

OG David Diehl (knee), DT Cullen Jenkins (shin/quad), and CB Terrell Thomas (knee) were limited in practice.

RB Andre Brown (concussion) and RB Peyton Hillis (concussion) fully practiced. “(Brown and Hillis) did well, both of them,” said Coughlin. “There didn’t seem to be any issues.”

December 26, 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:

December 26, 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 College Scouting: Giants’ scouts striking out by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record

Article on the New York Giants 2014 Offseason: NY Giants can be contenders again in 2014 by following this five-point plan by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News

Articles on New York Giants Quarterbacks:

Article on RB Michael Cox: Giants rookie running back Michael Cox in line for more carries by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Articles on the New York Giants Offensive Line:

Dec 192013
 
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Victor Cruz, New York Giants (December 15, 2013)

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December 19, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report – Victor Cruz Undergoes Arthroscopic Knee Surgery: Not practicing on Thursday were RB Peyton Hillis (concussion), WR Victor Cruz (knee/concussion), OG David Diehl (knee), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), CB Trumaine McBride (groin), and S Cooper Taylor (hamstring).

The Giants surprisingly announced that Cruz underwent arthroscopic debridement on his left knee on Thursday afternoon. It is believed that the surgery removed damaged cartilage. The Giants have already officially ruled him out of Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions. His season is most likely over since the normal recovery time from such a procedure is 3-4 weeks.

WR Jerrel Jernigan (knee), OG James Brewer (ankle), DT Cullen Jenkins (shin/quad), and CB Terrell Thomas (knee) were limited in practice.

December 19, 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:

December 19, 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 Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Tom Coughlin’s future with Giants and the 5 most likely offseason scenarios by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Article on WR Rueben Randle: Rueben Randle capable of being a starting WR for Giants? Let’s find out by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Article on DT Linval Joseph: Tuck: Lots of teams will be looking swipe Linval Joseph by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Article on CB Terrell Thomas: Thomas welcomes ‘normal offseason’ by Matt Ehalt of ESPNNewYork.com

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 052013
 
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Brandon Myers, New York Giants (December 1, 2013)

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December 5, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Thursday were TE Brandon Myers (groin), RB Brandon Jacobs (knee), and DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder).

Myers was new addition to the injury report, but Head Coach Tom Coughlin and Myers both said they expect Myers to practice on Friday.

“Yeah, I came back yesterday and I was just a little sore,” said Myers. “Just giving it a little bit of rest and I’ll be back at practice tomorrow.”

On the other hand, it sounds like Pierre-Paul will miss his second game in a row. “I think Brandon Jacobs hopefully can do some things tomorrow,” said Coughlin. “Don’t expect JPP to do anything tomorrow.”

CB Terrell Thomas (knee), CB Trumaine McBride (groin), and CB Corey Webster (ankle) practiced on a limited basis.

“(McBride) worked a little bit today,” said Coughlin. “He worked 50 percent today.”

“I need (to see Webster) to be healthy and can consistently run full speed,” said Coughlin.

December 5, 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:

December 5, 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 Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Parcells believes Coughlin will return to sidelines in 2014 by Bob Glauber of Newsday

Article on the New York Giants Passing Game: Not a lot the Giants’ passing game can do by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com

Articles on QB Eli Manning:

Article on TE Brandon Myers: TE Brandon Myers showing signs of life by Matt Ehalt of ESPNNewYork.com

Article on OT Justin Pugh: Justin Pugh impressing on O-line by Matt Ehalt of ESPNNewYork.com

Article on LB Jon Beason: Beason could answer long-term LB questions for Giants by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Article on CB Jayron Hosley: Jayron Hosley gets chance to make impact by Dan Salomone of Giants.com