Mar 112014
 
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Rashad Jennings, Oakland Raiders (November 10, 2013)

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New York Giants Sign Geoff Schwartz, Rashad Jennings, and O’Brien Schofield: According to multiple press reports, the New York Giants have agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent guard/tackle Geoff Schwartz (Kansas City Chiefs). Details of the contract are not yet known.

According to the player himself, unrestricted free agent running back Rashad Jennings (Oakland Raiders) was to sign his contract with the Giants on Tuesday night. Details of the deal are not yet known.

According to multiple press reports, the New York Giants have signed unrestricted free agent linebacker O’Brien Schofield (Seattle Seahawks). The contract is reportedly a 2-year, $8 million deal.

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

New York Giants Re-Sign Stevie Brown and Josh Brown: Unrestricted free agent safety Stevie Brown (New York Giants) tweeted on Tuesday that he has re-signed with the Giants. The contract is reportedly a 1-year, $4 million deal.

Unrestricted free agent place kicker Josh Brown (New York Giants) also tweeted that he has re-signed with the Giants. Terms of that deal are not yet known.

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

Linval Joseph Signs with Viking, Ryan Mundy with Bears, Brandon Myers with Buccaneers: Unrestricted free agent defensive tackle Linval Joseph (New York Giants) has signed with the Minnesota Vikings. The contract is reportedly a 5-year, $31.5 million deal.

Unrestricted free agent safety Ryan Mundy (New York Giants) has signed with the Chicago Bears. It is a 2-year deal but the financial terms are not yet known.

Unrestricted free agent tight end Brandon Myers (New York Giants) has signed a 2-year, $4 million deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Because of these moves, we have updated the TransactionsNew York Giants Free Agent Losses (with scouting reports), and New York Giants 2014 Free Agency Scorecard sections of the website.

More March 11, 2014 New York Giants Free Agent News and Rumors: Here is the second update today:

  • ESPN is reporting that unrestricted free agent wide receiver/returner Jacoby Jones (Baltimore Ravens) will visit the Giants on Wednesday.
  • FOXSports is reporting that unrestricted free agent quarterback Curtis Painter (New York Giants) will re-sign with the Giants.
  • DraftInsider.net is reporting that the Giants are in the mix for the services of unrestricted free agent wide receiver James Jones (Green Bay Packers).
  • Unrestricted free agent defensive end/tackle Arthur Jones (Baltimore Ravens), who the Giants had expressed interest in, signed with the Indianapolis Colts.
  • Unrestricted free agent cornerback Alterraun Verner (Tennessee Titans), who the Giants had expressed interest in, has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Mar 112014
 
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Trumaine McBride, New York Giants (December 15, 2013)

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New York Giants Re-Sign Trumaine McBride, Peyton Hillis, and Dallas Reynolds: According to multiple press reports, the Giants have re-signed unrestricted free agents cornerback Trumaine McBride and running back Peyton Hillis.

McBride’s contract is reportedly a 2-year, $3.1 million deal; Hillis’ contract is reportedly a 2-year, $1.8 million deal.

According to Newsday, the New York Giants have re-signed exclusive rights free agent guard/center Dallas Reynolds. No contract terms were provided.

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

March 11, 2014 New York Giants Free Agent News and Rumors: Here is the latest on the free agent front:

  • The New York Daily News is reporting that unrestricted free agent safety Ryan Mundy (New York Giants) is unlikely to re-sign with the team.
  • The Star-Ledger is reporting that the Giants are one of three teams with serious interest in unrestricted free agent offensive guard/tackle Geoff Schwartz (Kansas City Chiefs). The NFL Network is reporting that the Schwartz will sign with either the Giants or Rams.
  • NJ.com is reporting that the Giants are unlikely to sign unrestricted free agent centers Evan Dietrich-Smith (Green Bay Packers) and Brian de la Puenta (New Orleans Saints). However, The New York Daily News and New York Post are reporting that the Giants are making a big push to sign Dietrich-Smith.
  • CBS and NFLNetwork are reporting that unrestricted free agent defensive end Justin Tuck (New York Giants) is likely to re-sign with Giants.
  • The Baltimore Sun is reporting that unrestricted free agent defensive end/tackle Arthur Jones, who the Giants had expressed interest in, will sign with the Indianapolis Colts.
  • CSN Bay Area is reporting that the Giants have made a contract offer to unrestricted free agent running back Rashad Jennings (Oakland Raiders).

More Details on Re-Structured Contracts for Chris Snee and Steve Weatherford: According to NFL Player Association records, right guard Chris Snee’s 2014 base salary was reduced from $6.75 million to $2 million (not the $1.1 million reported in the media). Records also indicate that punter Steve Weatherford’s 2014 base salary was reduced from $2.025 million in 2014 to $900,000. Weatherford’s base salaries in 2013 ($2.175 million) and 2014 ($2.325 million) were not changed.

Article on the New York Giants 2014 Salary Cap: Updated: Giants salary cap situation heading into free agency by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Article on the New York Giants and 2014 NFL Free Agency: NFL free agency: How Giants look by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

 

Mar 102014
 
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Arthur Jones, Baltimore Ravens (September 22, 2013)

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March 10, 2014 New York Giants Free Agent News and Rumors: Here is the latest on the free agent front for the New York Giants:

  • The NFL Network is reporting that the Giants have offered contracts to unrestricted free agents defensive end/tackle Arthur Jones (Baltimore Ravens) and safety Ryan Mundy (New York Giants).
  • The Star-Ledger is reporting that the Giants are one of seven teams to express interest in unrestricted free agent tight end Andrew Quarless (Green Bay Packers).
  • The New York Daily News is reporting that the Giants have expressed interest in unrestricted free agent tight ends Brandon Pettigrew (Detroit Lions) and Ed Dickson (Baltimore Ravens).
  • The New York Daily News is reporting that the Giants have expressed interest in unrestricted free agent centers Evan Dietrich-Smith (Green Bay Packers) and Brian de la Puente (New Orleans Saints). The paper says the interest in Dietrich-Smith is “serious.”
  • The New York Daily News is reporting that unrestricted free agent linebacker Jon Beason (New York Giants) is likely to test the free agent market on Tuesday rather than re-sign with the Giants before then.
  • Newsday is reporting that no deal is imminent between the Giants and unrestricted free agent safety Stevie Brown, who is expected now to test the open market.
  • According to press reports, unrestricted free agent cornerback Alterraun Verner (Tennessee Titans) appears to have already determine what team he will sign with on Tuesday as he has no visits planned. The Giants are known to be one of the teams who have expressed an interest in his services. However, NJ.com is reporting that Verner’s asking price has gotten too high for the Giants.

NFL teams have been allowed to talk contract with the agents of unrestricted free agents since Saturday. These players can officially sign contracts with new teams starting at 4:00PM ET on Tuesday.

New York Giants Close to Re-Signing Josh Brown and Trumaine McBride: The Star-Ledger is reporting that the Giants are close to re-signing unrestricted free agent place kicker Josh Brown (New York Giants).

The Bergen Record is reporting that the Giants are close to a new 2-year deal with unrestricted free agent cornerback Trumaine McBride (New York Giants).

Details on Contract for Mark Herzlich: According to NFL Players Association records, linebacker Mark Herzlich’s contract is a 1-year deal with a $775,000 base salary. The Daily News is reporting that the contract also includes a $225,000 in roster and workout bonuses.

Article on the New York Giants Offensive Line: Giants offensive line tidbits by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com

Article on WR Hakeem Nicks: Big Blue Morning: Nicks’ sales pitch by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com

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

  • Fullback Henry Hynoski (Video)
  • Long Snapper Zak DeOssie (Video)
Feb 032014
 
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Justin Tuck, New York Giants (December 22, 2013)

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Justin Tuck Comments Again on His Free Agent Future: Last Thursday, soon-to-be unrestricted free agent DE Justin Tuck told The New York Post that he would likely hit the open market when free agency begins on March 11. Last Friday, Tuck contradicted himself a bit when he said it was possible he would re-sign with the Giants before March 11. Last Saturday, Tuck told The New York Post that he and the Giants would like to get a new deal done.

“I honestly think the Giants are going to do everything in their power to make it work,” Tuck said. “They want me to be back. I think I want to be back.”

“I’ve only been here, with one team,” Tuck said. “The Giants are a great organization, but everyone understands it’s a business. We’ll do our due diligence — on both sides — and see what happens…It’s a little strange, not knowing where I’m going to be. It’s something I’ve never experienced. I’m just trying to enjoy the process…I feel great and I’ll be playing somewhere next year…I predict that next year, whatever team I’m on is going to win.”

New York Giants President/CEO John Mara on ESPN Radio: The audio of Sunday’s ESPN Radio interview with New York Giants President/CEO John Mara is available at ESPN.com.

Article on Quarterbacks Coach Danny Langsdorf: Giants challenge excites Danny Langsdorf by Kerry Eggers of the PortlandTribune.com

Article on the New York Giants and Super Bowl XLVIII: Super Bowl observations from a Giants perspective by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

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

Quotes: New York Giants President/CEO John Mara on the memorabilia lawsuit brought against the Giants and QB Eli Manning: “It’s a frivolous suit. and unfortunately it’s the cost of doing business in this day and age, that people sue you and you have to defend yourselves. And unfortunately the filing of the lawsuit always brings a lot more attention than the ultimate dismissal of the lawsuit. We’re very confident that this lawsuit will be dismissed, and I just hope that it receives a little bit of attention when it does because it is tough to have to deal with lawsuits like that, particularly this week…We’re going to vigorously defend ourselves and we’re very confident that this will be thrown out of court.”

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

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:

Oct 022013
 
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Cullen Jenkins, New York Giants (September 29, 2013)

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October 2, 2013 New York Giants Injury Update - 15 on Injury Report: Not practicing on Wednesday were DT Linval Joseph (ankle/knee), DT Cullen Jenkins (knee/achilles), DT Shaun Rogers (back), LB Mark Herzlich (toe), CB Terrell Thomas (knee), CB Aaron Ross (back), CB Jayron Hosley (hamstring), OC David Baas (neck), OG Chris Snee (hip), and TE Adrien Robinson (foot)

CB Corey Webster (hip) practiced on a limited basis.

DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee), LB Jacquian Williams (knee), S Cooper Taylor (shoulder), and OT David Diehl (thumb) fully practiced.

“With David Baas and Chris Snee, it doesn’t look like a whole lot of improvement there,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “We’re holding our breath as we move into this week. David Diehl will practice. Mark Herzlich seems to be a lot better today with the toe, and hopefully by tomorrow, he’ll be ready to go. (Jayron) Hosley’s hamstring is probably going to be an issue. (Cullen) Jenkins looked better today. He won’t practice, but he did look better today. Jason Pierre-Paul will practice. Shaun Rogers should be able to go tomorrow. Aaron (Ross) probably can’t make it. Cooper Taylor is practicing. Terrell Thomas is going to have one day a week off now. He’ll have this day. Corey Webster is going to practice and Jacquian (Williams) will practice.”

Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Press Conference: The transcript of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Wednesday press conference is 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 QB Eli Manning: Eli Manning Steady in Midst of Firestorm by Kieran Darcy of ESPNNewYork.com

Article on WR Victor Cruz: Cruz the Lone Bright Spot for Sorry Giants by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Articles on the New York Giants Defensive Line:

Article on S Will Hill: Giants’ Hill Hopes to Spark Special Teams in Return by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Sep 292013
 
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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.

Sep 272013
 
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Kevin Boothe, New York Giants (October 28, 2012)

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September 27, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report – Baas, Snee, and Webster Out: Not practicing on Friday were OC David Baas (neck), OG Chris Snee (hip), TE Adrien Robinson (foot), and CB Corey Webster (hip). All four players have officially been ruled “out” of Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

OT David Diehl (thumb), DE Justin Trattou (ankle), LB Spencer Paysinger (hip), LB Jacquian Williams (knee), CB Terrell Thomas (knee), and S Cooper Taylor (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis. Diehl is “doubtful”; Williams and Taylor are “questionable”; and Thomas, Paysinger, and Trattou are “probable” for the game on Sunday.

The Giants will head to Kansas City with only six healthy offensive linemen on the current 53-man roster. Head Coach Tom Coughin would not reveal who would start at left guard, center, and right guard. Kevin Boothe could start at left guard or center. James Brewer could start at right or left guard, as could Brandon Mosley. Jim Cordle could start at center.

In addition, in all likelihood, Giants will have to make a roster move on Saturday in order to sign one of the three offensive linemen currently on the Practice Squad: Stephen Goodin, Eric Herman, or Steven Baker.

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: Full Speed Ahead 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:

Article on Coordinators Kevin Gilbride and Perry Fewell: Like Their Players, Kevin Gilbride, Perry Fewell Struggling by Bob Glauber of Newsday

Article on the New York Giants Offensive Line: Giants’ Offensive Line on Hot Seat by Jeff Roberts of The Bergen Record

Sep 232013
 
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Justin Tuck, New York Giants (September 22, 2013)

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September 23, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report: There was no word on Monday about the status of FB Henry Hynoski, who fractured his left shoulder in the New York Giants-Carolina Panthers game on Sunday.

According to press reports, OC David Baas (neck) and OG Chris Snee (hip) underwent MRI’s on Monday.

“I think (Snee has) got some issues,” Head Coach Tom Coughlin said. “We’re trying to figure out where that is right now. Also David Baas has some issues.”

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

Articles on the 2013 New York Giants: