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Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys (December 22, 2019)

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REPORT – GIANTS INTERVIEWING JASON GARRETT FOR OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR…
The NFL Network is reporting that new New York Giants Head Coach Joe Judge is interviewing former Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett for the team’s vacant offensive coordinator position. The Cowboys decided not to renew Garrett’s contract when it expired on Tuesday. Ironically, the Giants had expressed interest in interviewing Garrett for their head-coaching vacancy before hiring Judge.

The 53-year old Garrett served as Dallas’ head coach since 2011, accruing a 85–67 (.559) regular-season record and a 2-3 (.400) post-season record. Before that he served in other roles for the Cowboys, including interim head coach (2010), assistant head coach and offensive coordinator (2008-2010), and offensive coordinator (2007). He was also quarterbacks coach of the Miami Dolphins (2005-2006).

Garrett also was a well-traveled, journeyman back-up quarterback who spent time with five NFL teams, including the New York Giants (2000-2003).

REPORT – JOE JUDGE INTERVIEWED MIKE SHULA FOR OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR…
ESPN is reporting that new Head Coach Joe Judge interviewed Mike Shula for the team’s vacant offensive coordinator position on Monday. Shula served in the same capacity for the Giants under recently-fired Head Coach Pat Shurmur in 2018-2019. However, Shula did not call the plays under Shurmur, who handled those responsibilities himself.

The 54-year old Shula has also been offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers (2013-2017), quarterbacks coach for the Panthers (2011-2012), quarterbacks coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars (2007-2010), head coach at the University of Alabama (2003-2006), quarterbacks coach for the Miami Dolphins (2000-2002), offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1996-1999), tight ends coach for the Chicago Bears (1993-1995), coaches assistant for the Dolphins (1991-1992), quarterbacks coach for the Buccaneers (1990), and offensive assistant for the Buccaneers ( 1988-1989).

REPORTS – PATRICK GRAHAM ALSO DESIGNATED ASSISTANT HEAD COACH…
Multiple sources are reporting that Patrick Graham will not only be the team’s new defensive coordinator, but will also be given the title of assistant head coach. The 40-year old Graham served with new Head Coach Joe Judge on the New England Patriots staff from 2012 to 2015 until he joined former Head Coach Ben McAdoo’s staff with the Giants in 2016-2017. Graham’s first year as a defensive coordinator was 2019, when the undermanned Miami defense finished 30th in the NFL in yards allowed and 32nd in points allowed.

Before becoming Miami’s defensive coordinator, Graham was the defensive run game coordinator and inside linebackers coach for the Green Bay Packers (2018), defensive line coach for the New York Giants (2016-2017), linebackers coach for the New England Patriots (2011, 2014-2015), defensive line coach for the New England Patriots (2012-2013), defensive assistant for the New England Patriots (2010), coaching assistant for New England Patriots (2009), defensive line coach for the University of Toledo (2009), graduate assistant for the University of Notre Dame (2007-2008), tight ends coach for University of Richmond (2005-2006), defensive line coach for the University of Richmond (2004), and a graduate assistant for Wagner College (2002-2003).

REPORTS – NEW YORK GIANTS ASSISTANT COACHES NOT BEING RETAINED…
According to various reports, the following New York Giants assistant coaches who served under former Head Coach Pat Shurmur will not be retained:

  • Defensive Line Coach Gary Emanuel
  • Inside Linebackers Coach Bill McGovern
  • Outside Linebackers Coach Mike Dawson
  • Defensive Backs Coach Everett Withers
  • Assistant Defensive Backs Coach Henry Baker
  • Offensive Assistant Ryan Roeder

In addition, Tight Ends Coach Lunda Wells has also accepted the same position with the Dallas Cowboys.

DEXTER LAWRENCE NAMED TO PFW ALL-ROOKIE TEAM…
The Professional Football Writers of America (PFW) have named defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence to their 2019 All-Rookie Team. Lawrence started all 16 games, playing 63 percent of all defensive snaps, and accruing 38 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 1 pass defense, and 1 forced fumble. The Giants drafted Lawrence in the 1st round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Dec 272019
 
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Alec Ogletree, New York Giants (November 24, 2019)

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DECEMBER 27, 2019 NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT…
Right tackle Mike Remmers (concussion) and tight end Scott Simonson (concussion) did not practice on Friday. Both have officially been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Tight end Rhett Ellison (concussion/non-contact), offensive lineman Nick Gates (shoulder), linebacker Alec Ogletree (back), cornerback Deandre Baker (knee), cornerback Sam Beal (shoulder), and cornerback Corey Ballentine (back) were limited in practice. Ellison will not play on Sunday. Ogletree, Beal, and Ballentine are officially “questionable” for the game. Gates and Baker are expected to play.

Wide receiver Darius Slayton (knee) and linebacker Lorenzo Carter (knee) fully practiced. Both are expect to play.

GIANTS PROMOTE CHRIS SLAYTON TO 53-MAN ROSTER; RHETT ELLISON TO IR…
The New York Giants have signed nose tackle Chris Slayton to the 53-man roster from the Practice Squad. To make room for  Slayton, the team placed Rhett Ellison (concussion) on Injured Reserve.

The Giants drafted Slayton in the 7th round of the 2019 NFL Draft and re-signed him to the Practice Squad in September.

Ellison will miss the last six games of the season, having suffered a concussion against the Jets in November. He finished the year with just 18 catches for 167 yards and one touchdown. Ellison was originally drafted in the 4th round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Vikings. The Giants signed Ellison as an unrestricted free agent in March 2017. In 2017 and 2018, Ellison averaged 25 catches and 254 yards per season for the Giants, starting 26 of the 30 games he played in.

SAQUON BARKLEY NAMED “NFC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK”…
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley has been named “NFC Offensive Player of the Week” for his performance last Sunday against the Washington Redskins. In that game, Barkley established a new Giants’ record with 279 yards from scrimmage in a single contest. He rushed for 189 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries and caught four passes for 90 yards and a touchdown.

Barkley’s 279 yards from scrimmage were the highest total by an NFL player in a game this season. He is only the fifth player with at least 275 scrimmage yards and both a rushing and receiving touchdown in a single game since 1970.

THE COACHES SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following coaches are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

WHAT’S UP NEXT…
There is no media availability to the New York Giants on Saturday. The Giants play the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

Nov 222019
 
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Rhett Ellison, New York Giants (October 20, 2019)

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NOVEMBER 22, 2019 NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT…
Tight end Evan Engram (foot) and tight end Rhett Ellison (concussion) did not practice on Friday. Both have been officially ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.

Wide receiver Sterling Shepard (concussion), center Jon Halapio (hamstring), left tackle Nate Solder (concussion), right tackle Mike Remmers (back), and cornerback Janoris Jenkins (concussion) fully practiced. All are expected to play on Sunday.

“Rhett and Evan won’t go,” said Head Coach Pat Shurmur. “They just couldn’t quite make it, so they’ll be out. Then the other guys that we’ve been talking about (with concussions), there’s no reason they shouldn’t be cleared here. They just need to finish the last steps of the protocol and then they’ll be available.”

Late on Friday afternoon, Shepard, Solder, and Jenkins were officially cleared to play on Sunday.

THE COACHES SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following coaches are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

WHAT’S UP NEXT…
There is no media availability to the New York Giants on Saturday. The Giants play the Bears in Chicago on Sunday.

Oct 182019
 
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Saquon Barkley, New York Giants (September 22, 2019)

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OCTOBER 18, 2019 NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT…
Cornerback Corey Ballentine (concussion) was the only player not to practice on Friday. Wide receiver Sterling Shepard (concussion) was  limited in practice, wearing a non-contact jersey. Both have been officially ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Running back Saquon Barkley (ankle), running back Wayne Gallman (concussion), tight end Evan Engram (knee), and defensive lineman Olsen Pierre (concussion) fully practiced. All four are expected to play on Sunday. “Everybody else should be available,” said Head Coach Pat Shurmur. “We’ll see how that goes.”

Linebacker Ryan Connelly, who tore his ACL against the Washington Redskins on September 29th, underwent surgery this morning.

THE COACHES SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following coaches are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

WHAT’S UP NEXT…
There is no media availability to the New York Giants on Saturday. The Giants play the Arizona Cardinals at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

Sep 132019
 
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Cody Latimer, New York Giants (September 8, 2019)

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT…
Wide receiver Sterling Shepard (concussion), wide receiver Darius Slayton (hamstring), and tight end Garrett Dickerson (quad) did not practice on Friday. All three have been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills.

“(Shepard) just couldn’t quite make it back,” said Head Coach Pat Shurmur. “He’s getting better. He just kind of ran out of time this week.”

Wide receiver Cody Latimer (calf) was limited in practice and is officially “questionable” for the game.

Right guard Kevin Zeitler (shoulder), defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence (shoulder), and linebacker Markus Golden (hip) fully practiced. All three are expected to play on Sunday.

THE COACHES SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following coaches are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

WHAT’S UP NEXT…
There is no media availability to the New York Giants on Saturday. The team hosts the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

May 082019
 
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Rod Smith, Dallas Cowboys (December 30, 2018)

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NEW YORK GIANTS SIGN RB ROD SMITH…
The New York Giants have signed unrestricted free agent running back Rod Smith (Dallas Cowboys). The 27-year old, 6’3”, 235-pound Smith was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Seattle Seahawks after the 2015 NFL Draft. He was released by Seattle in October 2015. The Cowboys claimed him off of waivers and he played with the Cowboys until the end of the 2018 season. Smith has played in 49 regular-season games with two starts, carrying the ball 101 times for 364 yards and five touchdowns. He also has caught 30 passes for 272 yards and one touchdown.

NEW YORK GIANTS ASSISTANT COACH MEDIA SESSIONS…
Transcripts and video clips of Wednesday’s media sessions with the following position coaches are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

ARTICLES…

Dec 142018
 
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Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants (October 22, 2018)

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NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT…
Wide receiver Odell Beckham (quad) did not practice on Friday. He has been ruled out of the game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

“He just can’t go,” said Head Coach Pat Shurmur about Beckham. “No setbacks, just can’t go…I think it’s a day-to-day thing.”

Left tackle Nate Solder (abdomen) practiced on a limited basis, but he is expected to play on Sunday.

Tight end Rhett Ellison (ankle) and safety Curtis Riley (wrist) fully practiced. Both are expected to play.

THE COACHES SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following coaches are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

WHAT’S UP NEXT…
There is no media availability to the New York Giants on Saturday. The team plays the Tennessee Titans at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

Nov 162018
 
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Eli Manning, New York Giants (November 12, 2018)

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NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT…
Right guard Jamon Brown (ankle), fullback Eli Penny (back), linebacker Alec Ogletree (ribs), cornerback Antonio Hamilton (hip), and free safety Curtis Riley (shoulder) fully practiced on Friday. All five players are expected to be able to play on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

THE COACHES SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following coaches are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum:

WHAT’S UP NEXT…
There is no media availability to the Giants on Saturday. The team plays the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

Oct 052018
 
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Damon Harrison, New York Giants (September 30, 2018)

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NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT…
Tight end Evan Engram (knee) and linebacker Olivier Vernon (ankle) did not practice on Friday and both have been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers.

“(Vernon) had a really good week, he was close, but not quite close enough,” said Head Coach Pat Shurmur after practice. “So we backed off just a little bit today to give him some rest. I think you probably saw that he wasn’t out there with a helmet on, so that’s really what happened. Best week, no setbacks, just we felt like here at the end of the week because he did so much more and he was involved in team activity, just give him a little rest moving forward.”

Wide receiver Sterling Shepard (back), wide receiver Cody Latimer (knee), nose tackle Damon Harrison (knee), linebacker Connor Barwin (knee), cornerback Eli Apple (groin), and cornerback Antonio Hamilton (groin) fully practiced. All six are expected to be able to play on Sunday.

THE COACHES SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following coaches are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

WHAT’S UP NEXT…
There is no media availability to the New York Giants on Saturday. The team plays the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Sep 142018
 
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Evan Engram, New York Giants (September 9, 2018)

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NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT – OLIVIER VERNON OUT…
Not practicing on Friday due to injury was linebacker Olivier Vernon (high ankle sprain). He has officially been ruled out of Sunday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.

“We are hopeful (Vernon will) be back soon, so we’ll see,” said Head Coach Pat Shurmur. “He did more this week and he got closer. We haven’t seen any setbacks in any way, so we will be hopeful for next week.”

Linebacker Tae Davis (hamstring) was limited in practice and is “questionable” for the game.

Wide receiver Sterling Shepard (back) and running back Wayne Gallman (knee) fully practiced. Both are expected to play on Sunday night.

THE COACHES SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following coaches are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

WHAT’S UP NEXT…
There is no media availability to the New York Giants on Saturday. The team plays the Dallas Cowboys in Texas on Sunday night.