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At Tom Coughlin’s farewell press conference on January 5th, New York Giants team president and CEO John Mara said he would like Coughlin to remain with the team in some capacity.

“I asked him would he consider staying on in some capacity,” said Mara a month ago. “I don’t want to let all that knowledge walk out the door. I asked him to think about over the next few days ways that he might be able to help us going forward.

“He agreed to do that. I don’t think either one of us have an idea yet exactly what form that could take. Let’s face it, he brings a unique perspective. He knows our team as well as anybody. He knows the league as well as anybody. There may be some capacity in which he could help us.

“This is not a situation where we wanted to see him walk out the door. We want him to stay involved because of everything he has brought to this organization, everything he could still possibly do at some point in the future.”

Since that time, Coughlin interviewed for the head coaching jobs of the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers. The Eagles were reportedly strongly considering him but Coughlin withdrew his name from consideration. Both the Eagles and 49ers have hired new head coaches and the 69-year old Coughlin remains out of work.

On Friday, Mara was asked about Coughlin again. “He’s been away, but I do plan on talking (to him),” Mara said. “There’s still hope.”

The video of an NFL Network interview with New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is available at Giants.com. The text of the interview is also available at Giants.com.

Video clips of Q&A sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

  • CB Trevin Wade (Video)
  • P Brad Wing (Video)
  • Ex-Giants WR Amani Toomer (Video)
  • Ex-Giants CB Sam Madison (Video)


Jul 312013
Adrian Tracy (98), Mathias Kiwanuka (94), Jason Pierre-Paul (90), Linval Joseph (97), New York Giants (July 27, 2013)

Tracy, Kiwanuka, Pierre-Paul, and Joseph – © USA TODAY Sports Images

New York Giants Return to Practice on Thursday: The Giants did not practice on Wednesday. The next practice is on Thursday from 1:30-3:45PM. For a complete training camp schedule and Giants.com Q&A guide, see the Training Camp section of the website.

Inside Football Q&A With CB Trumaine McBride: Quick Hits with Cornerback Trumaine McBride by Patricia Traina of InsideFootball.com

Article on Giants’ Training Camp Battles: Best Giants Camp Battles by Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com

Articles on the Wide Receivers:

Article on DE Justin Tuck: Critics a Giant Motivator for Tuck by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News

Article/Video on the Defensive Backs:

Articles on Bill Parcells’ Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony:

Jul 282013
Aaron Curry, New York Giants (July 28, 2013)

Aaron Curry – © USA TODAY Sports Images

July 28, 2013 New York Giants Training Camp Reports: The Giants held their second training camp practice on Sunday afternoon at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. The next practice is on Monday from 1:30-3:45PM. For a complete training camp schedule and Giants.com Q&A guide, see the Training Camp section of the website.

Injury Update: Not practicing on Sunday were FB Henry Hynoski (PUP – knee), OG Chris Snee (PUP – hip), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (PUP – back), DT Markus Kuhn (PUP – knee), and CB Terrell Thomas (PUP – knee).

OC David Baas, who had offseason elbow surgery and is still recovering from other undisclosed surgeries, has been limited thus far in camp. “They have me on limited reps right now, but we’ll manage that,” said Baas. “I’ll be full-go, for sure, but we’re going to be smart about it and if there’s sometimes where we’ve got to cutback a little bit then that’s what we do.”

When asked what he injured last season, Baas replied, “There were a lot of them, but I won’t comment on that.”

WR Hakeem Nicks left practice early with tightness in his groin. S Tyler Sash was carted off the field with cramps.

Will Hill Admits He Failed Drug Test for Marijuana: Safety Will Hill told the press on Sunday that he has failed multiple drug tests for marijauna last season. As previously reported, Hill has been suspended for the first four games of the 2013 regular season due to violating the NFL’s policy on substance abuse. Hill appealed the suspension, but the appeal was rejected.

Hill was also suspended for the first four games of the 2012 regular season for using Adderall, violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

“Just going through a lot of stressful times through last season, and I failed a lot of drug tests,” said Hill.  “It carried over to this season. Just trying to fight it and obviously the league made the decision for this season.”

“I had a lot of stress from my environment,” said Hill. “(Drugs were) the only way I knew how to cope with it until I got with the team. They put me in some clinic and that helped me out…We were trying to fight (the suspension), basically. The team stepped in and tried to do the best they could so this would not happen, but ultimately the league made the decision.”

“The Giants helped me the best way they could,” said Hill. “They got me help and helped me see other ways to cope with my problems…The Giants helped me out a lot. I wasn’t here for the spring practices and stuff. I was in Boston at this clinic and they were giving me help there and I’ve been going to an outpatient (facility) in Parsippany, (New Jersey).”

“We were disappointed and hopefully Will is going to get his life straightened out,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin.

Giants Waive CB Antonio Dennard Off of Injured Reserve: The Giants reportedly released CB Antonio Dennard off of Injured Reserve on Saturday after apparently reaching an injury settlement.

Sam Madison Serving as Temporary Assistant Coach: Former Giants’ cornerback Sam Madison (2006-2008) will spend the next three weeks in training camp with the Giants, serving as an assistant defensive back coach.

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

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

Article on Running Backs David Wilson and Andre Brown: RB Torch Passed to Brown and Wilson by Michael Eisen of Giants.com

Article on WR Rueben Randle: Randle Wants Bigger Role, Appears Ready by Kieran Darcy of ESPNNewYork.com

Article on OC David Baas: Baas Feeling Better After ‘Tune-Up’ by Kieran Darcy of ESPNNewYork.com

Article on DE Adrian Tracy: How Does DE Adrian Tracy Stay Focused? by Dan Salomone of Giants.com

Article on DE Damontre Moore: Real Test Begins for Damontre Moore by Giants.com