Giants Sign CB Mike Harris, Place LB Jon Beason on IR: The New York Giants signed cornerback Mike Harris off of the Practice Squad of the Detroit Lions.
Harris was originally drafted in the 6th round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. In two seasons with Jacksonville, Harris played in 31 games with eight starts. Harris was waived by the Jaguars in August 2014 before signing with the Lions in October. Harris has decent size and athleticism. He has experience playing in the slot. Harris is a good tackler and special teams player.
Linebacker Practice Squad Moves: The Giants have terminated the Practice Squad contract of linebacker Carlos Fields. To fill that vacancy, the Giants re-signed linebacker Justin Anderson to the Practice Squad. Anderson was originally signed by the Giants as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2014 NFL Draft. The Giants cut him on August 26.
New York Giants Conference Calls with Colts Media: The transcripts of the Colts media conference calls with the following Giants are available at Giants.com:
Articles on the 2014 New York Giants:
- Why the Giants seem destined for mediocrity by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post
- NY Giants midseason report card: Big Blue not making the grade at halfway point by Ebenezer Samuel of The New York Daily News
Article on RB Andre Williams: Patience, pause, then pop: Giants rookie adjusts running style by Tom Rock of Newsday
Notes: This season, the Giants are 3-0 when they score first, 0-4 when they don’t.
Giants opponents gained at least 400 yards four times in the first seven games. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that last happened in 1948.
The Giants have not scored an opening-possession touchdown in 18 consecutive games, the NFL’s longest streak.
Larry Donnell and Daniel Fells each have four touchdown receptions this season, the first time the Giants have had two tight ends with at least that many since 1994, when Howard Cross and Aaron Pierce each finished the season with four.