Sep 142023
Darren Waller, New York Giants (September 10, 2023)

Darren Waller – © USA TODAY Sports

WR Sterling Shepard (rest day) and practice squad player CB Amani Oruwariye (neck) did not practice on Thursday.

WR Wan’Dale Robinson (knee), TE Darren Waller (hamstring), LT Andrew Thomas (hamstring), OT Matt Peart (elbow), OLB Azeez Ojulari (hamstring), LB Cam Brown (ankle), CB Deonte Banks (calf), CB Cor’Dale Flott (hamstring), S Gervarrius Owens (hamstring), and PK Graham Gano (ankle) were limited in practice.

Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following coaches are available in The Corner Forum and on YouTube:

Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and on YouTube:

The team practices again on Friday (11:45AM-1:15PM). Head Coach Brian Daboll, the position coaches, and select players will also address the media.

Aug 262023
Isaiah Simmons, New York Giants (August 26, 2023)

Isaiah Simmons pressures Aaron Rodgers – © USA TODAY Sports

The Jets took this game far more seriously than the Giants and the outcome was reflected on the scoreboard as the Jets defeated the Giants 32-24 in the preseason finale for both teams. The Giants finished the preseason 1-2.

Almost all of the Giants starters and many of the primary back-ups did not play while the Jets played their starters for a couple of series on both offense and defense. For the Giants, after a couple of series, the second teamers gave way to the third teamers, who were then playing against the Jets’ second teamers.

The most significant result from this game for the Giants was on the injury front with seven players leaving the game due to injuries (listed below in the injury report). Also, recently acquired linebacker/safety Isaiah Simmons played a few snaps and almost sacked quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

With Tyrod Taylor at quarterback, the Giants’ first two offensive series resulted in one first down and two punts. Meanwhile, starting Aaron Rodgers at quarterback for the first time this preseason, the Jets’ first offensive possession picked netted 13 yards and a punt. However, the Jets began their second possession near midfield. And on 3rd-and-4, cornerback Amani Oruwariye was flagged with a 22-yard pass interference penalty. Two plays later, Rogers threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Garrett Wilson against cornerback Gemon Green.

Tommy DeVito then entered the game at quarterback for the Giants. He helped to move the ball from the Giants’ 17-yard line to the Jets’ 38. However, his errant pass on 2nd-and-10 was picked off and returned 67 yards for a defensive touchdown, making the score 14-0 with just over four minutes left in the first quarter.

Zach Wilson entered the game at quarterback for the Jets, who gained one first down before punting. DeVito and the Giants then put together a 14-play, 81-yard drive that ended with a 1-yard touchdown run by running back Jashaun Corbin. After a three-and-out by the Jets, the Giants cut the score to 14-10 after an 8-play, 36-yard drive set up a 57-yard field goal by place kicker Graham Gano.

For the second series in a row, the Jets went three-and-out. The Giants responded with another field goal drive, gaining 55 yards in 10 plays to set up Gano again, this time from 40 yards out with five seconds left on the clock.

At the half, the Jets led 14-13.

The Jets received the ball to start the third quarter and extended their lead to 17-13 after a 10-play, 64-yard drive set up a 29-yard field goal. The Giants responded with a field goal drive of their own. Despite gaining just 37 yards in 10 plays, it was close enough for Gano to kick a 57-yard field goal. Jets 17 – Giants 16. The Jets gained a couple of first downs and punted on their second possession as the third quarter drew to a close.

The game got away from the Giants in the fourth quarter. A 10-play, 64-yard possession by the Jets ended with a 4-yard touchdown pass. The successful 2-point conversion made the score 25-16. After a three-and-out by the Giants, the Jets took a commanding lead after an 8-play 66-yard drive ended with another touchdown pass, making the score 32-16 with 2:55 left to play.

The Giants made the score more respectable with a 6-play, 75-yard drive that ended with a 30-yard touchdown pass from DeVito to wide receiver David Sills with under a minute to play. The onsides kick went out of bounds however and the game ended.

Taylor finished the game 2-of-4 for five yards. DeVito completed 19-of-29 passes for 210 yards. He was sacked four times and threw one touchdown and had one interception returned for a touchdown. Sills caught six passes for 81 yards and a touchdown. Running back Eric Gray caught four passes for 48 yards. The Giants rushed the ball 32 times for 125 yards with James Robinson carrying 10 times for 55 yards.

Defensively, the Giants did not force a turnover and only had one sack by linebacker Ray Wilborn.

Video highlights are available on YouTube.

WR Wan’Dale Robinson (ACL) and CB Aaron Robinson (ACL) remain on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) List.

RB Gary Brightwell (unknown), TE Tommy Sweeney (unknown), OL Jack Anderson (unknown), DL Ryder Anderson (triceps), LB Cam Brown (unknown), CB Cor’Dale Flott (unknown), and S/CB Nick McCloud (unknown) did not play.

S Bobby McCain (concussion), CB Zyon Gilbert (hamstring), TE Chris Myarick (metacarpal fracture in his hand), WR Bryce Ford-Wheaton (knee), and OL Wyatt Davis (high ankle sprain) all suffered injuries in the first half and did not return. S Gervarrius Owens (hamstring) and CB Germon Green (shoulder) were injured in the second half and did not return.

Transcripts and video clips of post-game media sessions with Head Coach Brian Daboll and the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at

Head Coach Brian Daboll will address the media by Zoom on Sunday.

Aug 242023
Isaiah Simmons, Arizona Cardinals (December 12, 2022)

Isaiah Simmons – © USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants have acquired linebacker/safety Isaiah Simmons from the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for the team’s 7th-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

The 25-year old, 6’4”, 238-pound Simmons was originally drafted by the Cardinals in the 1st round of the 2020 NFL Draft (8th overall selection). In three seasons in Arizona, Simmons played in 50 regular-season games with 37 starts and was credited with 258 tackles, 7.5 sacks, 16 pass defenses, four interceptions, seven forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.

Simmons is an extremely athletic and versatile player who has played at multiple positions, including on the defensive line, at linebacker, and in the secondary. He was never able to settle in at one position in Arizona. Simmons is a fast, run-and-hit player who is at his best when blockers are kept off of him. Simmons has one year and $1,010,000 left on his current contract.

“He’s almost 6’4”, around 240, explosive, high pick,” said Head Coach Brian Daboll. “So, just got off the phone with him a little while ago, said hello to him, introduced ourselves. We’ll put him in our system and start teaching him our stuff… I think he has some multiple-role potential, but again, we’ve got to see it… We’ll get him going and try to get him up to speed.”

Cornerback Prince Amukamara has retired from the NFL as a New York Giant, who drafted him in the 1st round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Amukamara played five years for the Giants before spending time with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2016), Chicago Bears (2017-2019), Las Vegas Raiders (2020), Arizona Cardinals (2020), and New Orleans Saints (2021). With the Giants, Amukamara played in 55 regular-season games, starting 45. He also played in four post-season games, including Super Bowl XLVI.

The VIDEO of Amukamara’s remarks to the media are available on YouTube.

WR Wan’Dale Robinson (ACL) and CB Aaron Robinson (ACL) remain on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) List.

RB Gary Brightwell (unknown), WR Sterling Shepard (rest day), TE Tommy Sweeney (unknown), OL Jack Anderson (unknown), DL Dexter Lawrence (rest day), DL Ryder Anderson (triceps), LB Cam Brown (unknown), CB Cor’Dale Flott (unknown), and S/CB Nick McCloud (unknown) did not practice on Thursday.

When asked about Sweeney, who was carted off of the field after suffering from an unspecified medical incident, Head Coach Brian Daboll responded, “He’s good. I mean, he’s still going through some evaluations. I’m not going to get into anything specific but appreciate you asking. But he’s still going through some stuff… He’s still getting looked at and just kind of leave it at that and keep the specifics in-house.”

The transcript of Brian Daboll’s press conference on Thursday is available in The Corner Forum while the video is available on YouTube.

Their is no media availability to the team on Friday. The Giants play the Jets at MetLife Stadium on Saturday night in the final preseason game for both teams.