May 292014
 
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Stephen Goodin, New York Giants (December 22, 2013)

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New York Giants Claim WR Corey Washington, Waive OL Stephen Goodin: The New York Giants have claimed WR Corey Washington off of waivers from the Arizona Cardinals. To make room for Washington, the team waived/injured offensive lineman Stephen Goodin with a foot injury.

BBI Scouting Report on Corey Washington:

The Giants claimed Corey Washington off of waivers from the Arizona Cardinals in May 2014. Washington originally signed with the Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2014 NFL Draft. Washington played at Division-II Newberry College. In his two-year career at Newberry, the junior college transfer had 95 receptions for 1,615 yard and 22 touchdowns. Washington combines excellent size (6’4”, 214 pounds) with good speed (4.52). Given his small-school background, he will need a lot of development.

Because of this move, we have updated the TransactionsRoster, and Depth Chart sections of the website.

Nov 292013
 
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Kevin Gilbride, Eli Manning, New York Giants (September 8, 2013)

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November 29, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Friday were DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), CB Trumaine McBride (groin), and RB Brandon Jacobs (knee). All three players have officially been ruled “out” of Sunday night’s game against the Washington Redskins.

“(Pierre-Paul) definitely was not himself last weekend,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin, “and there are obviously some things to deal with there from a standpoint of the injury, so he hasn’t been able to practice this week. There’s an injury and he’s dealing with it. He certainly was sore after the Packers game (two weeks ago) and he really had a tough week. It was a tough week for him. He tried to go. He wasn’t able to do the things he wanted to do and that carried over into this week.”

CB Terrell Thomas (knee) and CB Corey Webster (ankle) practiced on a limited basis. Thomas is “probable” for the game while Webster has been ruled “out.”

Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell was asked about being down two cornerbacks. “We’ll go with Jayron Hosley and we also have Charles James,” Fewell said. “They’ve practiced all week, so we’ll go that way.”

WR Hakeem Nicks (abdomen) practiced fully and is “probable” for the game.

November 29, 2013 New York Giants Coach Media Sessions: Transcripts and video clips of Friday’s media sessions with the following coaches are available at Giants.com:

Giants.com Q&A With Head Coach Tom Coughlin: The Coughlin Corner: Next man up by Michael Eisen of Giants.com

November 29, 2013 New York Giants Player Media Sessions: Transcripts and video of Friday’s media sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Giants want Coughlin to lead them in 2014 by Mark Cannizzaro of The New York Post

Article on WR Hakeem Nicks: Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks could have insured himself against injury (like Victor Cruz) — but didn’t by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Articles on the New York Giants Offensive Line:

Article on LB Jacquian Williams: New York Giants Linebacker Jacquian Williams Talks About His Progress by Patricia Traina of BleacherReport.com

Nov 262013
 
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New York Giants Place Jim Cordle on Injured Reserve, Promote Stephen Goodin from Practice Squad: The New York Giants placed OC Jim Cordle on season-ending Injured Reserve on Tuesday. Cordle tore the patella tendon in his left knee in last Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. To fill Cordle’s roster spot, the Giants signed OG/OC Stephen Goodin from the Practice Squad.

Practice Squad Moves: The Giants signed OT Steven Baker to the Practice Squad. This is Baker’s third stint on the Giants’ Practice Squad this season. The Giants also terminated the Practice Squad contract of CB Brandon Jones, who the Giants had signed in early November.

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

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

Sights and Sounds from New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys Game: A sights and sounds video from the Giants-Cowboys game is available at Giants.com.

Article on the New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys Game: Giants vs. Cowboys rewind: Was the offense too predictable? by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Articles on New York Giants Wide Receivers:

Notes: The Giants have allowed 32 touchdowns this season. Nine of those have been return touchdowns (three apiece on interception, fumble, and punt returns). The nine return touchdowns are the highest allowed in the NFL thus far this season. The Giants have given up at least one return touchdown in eight of their 11 games.

The Giants’ defense has allowed 23 touchdowns in 11 games. Only seven defenses have been scored on less frequently.

Sep 012013
 
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Charles James, New York Giants (August 24, 2013)

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New York Giants Sign Seven to Practice Squad: The Giants signed the following seven players to their Practice Squad on Sunday:

  • WR Julian Talley
  • WR Marcus Harris
  • OG Eric Herman
  • OL Stephen Goodin
  • DE Matt Broha
  • DE Adewale Ojomo
  • CB Charles James

All seven players were waived by the Giants on Saturday. The Giants have one remaining Practice Squad position to fill.

Cowboys Claim Bosworth: The Dallas Cowboys claimed LB Kyle Bosworth off of waivers from the Giants on Sunday.

Article on Giants’ President/CEO John Mara: Giants’ Tradition Shapes Future for Patriarch John Mara by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record

Article on QB Eli Manning: As NY Jets Struggle with Quarterbacks, NY Giants Lucky to Have Eli Manning by Mike Lupica of The Daily News

Aug 312013
 
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Tyler Sash, New York Giants (August 24, 2013)

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New York Giants Reduce Roster to 53: The Giants have reduced their roster from 75 to 53 players.

As expected, due to his previously-announced drug suspension, the Giants placed S Will Hill on the Reserve/Suspended List. Hill will not be able to practice or play with the team for four weeks. Hill will be eligible to return to the active roster on September 30.

Also, as expected, the Giants placed DT Markus Kuhn (knee) on the Reserve/Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) List. Kuhn was placed on the Active (preseason) PUP at the start of training camp. Kuhn is required to remain on the Reserve/PUP for at least six weeks.

WR Ramses Barden (knee) was placed on season-ending Injured Reserve.

The team also released the following 19 players:

  • QB David Carr (contract terminated)
  • RB Ryan Torain (contract terminated)
  • WR Kevin Hardy (waived)
  • WR Marcus Harris (waived)
  • WR Julian Talley (waived)
  • OL Selvish Capers (waived/injured)
  • OL Matt McCants (waived)
  • OL Stephen Goodin (waived)
  • OL Bryant Browning (waived)
  • OL Eric Herman (waived)
  • DE Adrian Tracy (waived)
  • DE Matt Broha (waived)
  • DE Adewale Ojomo (waived)
  • DT Marvin Austin (waived)
  • LB Kyle Bosworth (waived)
  • CB Charles James (waived)
  • CB Terrence Frederick (waived)
  • S Tyler Sash (waived with injury settlement)
  • S David Caldwell (waived)

“This is not my favorite day by a long shot,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “It never gets easier, because every year the principals involved are different. My gut starts bothering me about two days before. The day of it I get the headache and the whole bit that goes with it. When you speak to these kids and you work with them and you see them, you do see their effort and what they put forth and how important it is to them. It’s not an easy thing to stand there when a young man walks into his office and as soon as you put your hand out, he starts crying. It’s always difficult to let a guy go that you’ve had with you for a while.”

Coughlin made comments on the following players:

  • QB David Carr: “We simply based it on the preseason. From the standpoint of all the evaluations, it pointed to the fact that (Curtis) Painter had a better preseason. We’ll miss David Carr around here, to be honest with you. He’s done an outstanding job directing our second offense and our scout team. He has the ability to do whatever we ask of him in that regard. He can run the option, he can be the running quarterback if you want him to do that. Ryan Nassib is going to have to step up and be that guy when you’re talking about the teams we play that have a running quarterback.”
  • QB Ryan Nassib: “When we drafted (Nassib), then you have an idea that you’re going to have to develop young quarterback. That’s what his role is. So be it if that’s what it takes. From the standpoint of strategy, you have to understand that many times the balancing act stops at the quarterback position, because there is no way to trade off if in fact you are developing a young man. In our case, you have a veteran player to go along with it.”
  • DE Justin Trattou: “Trattou has the ability to help us out in a lot of different ways both from scrimmage and special teams. There were four young men who were very much in contention for that job. (Matt) Broha was very much involved in that, too. Quite frankly, it was very, very close. We made a decision really based on an individual that was ranked a little bit higher on special teams.”
  •  DTs Shaun Rogers and Mike Patterson: “They played well. They deserve it. The other night (in the preseason finale in New England) they played 20-something plays and did a nice job not only in changing the line of scrimmage, but we brought them back after the half, so they demonstrated the ability to do that.”
  • RB Michael Cox: “He has demonstrated outstanding ability as a kick returner. We put him at gunner and he was a good gunner. You send him down on kickoffs and he did a nice job with that. He has shown endurance and power and strength and the attitude anywhere you put him. We preach it all the time. You make the team because of your contributions on special teams. You have a great chance. That’s what he did.”

Article on the Giants’ Defense: Rolle Confident in Giants’ D Revival by Mark Cannizzaro of The New York Post