Mar 142018
 
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Teddy Williams, Carolina Panthers (September 8, 2016)

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REPORT – GIANTS SIGN CORNERBACK TEDDY WILLIAMS…
ESPN is reporting that the New York Giants are signing unrestricted free agent cornerback Teddy Williams, who was cut by the Carolina Panthers on March 7th, to a 1-year contract. The 29-year old, 6’1”, 210-pound Williams did not play college football and was originally signed by the Dallas Cowboys in 2010. He has spent time with the Cowboys (2010-2011), Sacramento Mountain Lions (2012), Indianapolis Colts (2012), Arizona Cardinals (2013–2014), Chicago Bears (2014), Jacksonville Jaguars (2014), and Carolina Panthers (2015–2017). Williams has played in 36 regular-season games with no starts. He spent most of the 2016 season and all of the 2017 season on Injured Reserve with knee and shoulder injuries, respectively. Williams combines excellent speed with good size for the position. Good special teams player.

ALEC OGLETREE TRADE OFFICIAL…
The New York Giants trade with the Los Angeles Rams to acquire linebacker Alec Ogletree became official on Wednesday. The Giants traded way their 4th round compensatory pick and their 6th round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft for Ogletree. The Giants will also receive the Rams’ 7th-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

“We’re very excited to have made the trade for Alec,” said General Manager Dave Gettleman. “He gives us our defensive quarterback. He was a two-time captain with the Rams, voted on by his teammates. He’s a leader, and that’s very important to us. Just as important, he’s a quality three-down MIKE linebacker. We’re just thrilled to have him. When you get a player of this quality, you can do it. Alec is 26. He’s young, he’s under contract for the next four years. We really thought he was a great guy to add.” 

The 26-year old Ogletree was drafted in the 1st round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Rams. He made the All-Rookie team in 2013 and was named second-team All-Pro in 2016. Ogletree lacks classic size (6’2”, 235 pounds). He’s more of a run-and-hit and coverage linebacker who is very athletic and a team leader, being voted team captain twice with the Rams. Ogletree played both 4-3 outside and 3-4 inside linebacker for the Rams. In 2017, Ogletree started all 15 regular-season games he played in, finishing with 95 tackles, two sacks, 10 pass defenses, one interception, and one forced fumble. He’s averaged over 100 tackles per season in the NFL in five seasons.

Ogletree signed a 4-year, $42 million contract extension last year and is under contract through the 2021 season. Unless his contract is re-structured, Ogletree will count $10 million against the Giants’ salary cap in 2018.

JONATHAN STEWART MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL…
The transcript of Wednesday’s media conference call with New York Giants running back Jonathan Stewart is available in The Corner Forum section of the website.

PATRICK ROBINSON SIGNS WITH SAINTS…
The New Orleans Saints have signed unrestricted free agent cornerback Patrick Robinson (Philadelphia Eagles). Media reports had indicated that the New York Giants were interested in Robinson. The 30-year old Robinson was originally drafted in the 1st round of the 2010 NFL Draft. The 5’11”, 191-pound defensive back has spent time with the Saints (2010-2014), San Diego Chargers (2015), Indianapolis Colts (2016), and Eagles (2017).

Mar 052018
 
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Patrick Robinson, Philadelphia Eagles (January 21, 2018)

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REPORT – GIANTS INTERESTED IN ANDREW NORWELL…
ESPN is reporting that according to unidentified sources, the New York Giants are expected to make a strong play for soon-to-be unrestricted free agent offensive guard Andrew Norwell (Carolina Panthers) if he hits the open market on March 12th. The 26-year old Norwell was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Panthers after the 2014 NFL Draft. Norwell has started 54 of the 55 regular-season games he has played in the last four seasons. He made the Pro Bowl last season.

“(Giants General Manager David) Gettleman loves Norwell,” one source told ESPN.

Norwell is considered the top guard in free agency and the Giants will have competition for his services. He is expected to land a contract around $13 million per season.

REPORT – GIANTS INTERESTED IN PATRICK ROBINSON…
NJ.com is reporting that according to an unidentified source, the New York Giants are interested in soon-to-be unrestricted free agent cornerback Patrick Robinson (Philadelphia Eagles) if he hits the open market on March 12th. The 30-year old Robinson was originally drafted in the 1st round of the 2010 NFL Draft. The 5’11”, 191-pound defensive back has spent time with the Saints (2010-2014), San Diego Chargers (2015), Indianapolis Colts (2016), and Eagles (2017). Robinson played well as the the Eagles’ nickel corner, playing in every regular-season game with eight starts and finishing with 47 tackles, one sack, 18 pass defenses, and four interceptions. The Giants had expressed interest in Robinson during free agency in March 2016.

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Mar 292016
 
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Will Tye, New York Giants (December 20, 2015)

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TIGHT END WILL TYE SIGNS EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TENDER…
New York Giants tight end Will Tye has signed his 1-year exclusive rights free agent tender.

Forced into service due to injuries to other players, Tye was a pleasant surprise in 2015. He played in 13 games with seven starts, and finished the season with 42 catches for 464 yards and three touchdowns. Tye was voted to the Pro Football Writers NFL All-Rookie Team. Tye was originally signed as a rookie free agent after the 2015 NFL Draft by the Giants. The Giants added him to the 53-man roster from the Practice Squad in early October 2015.

PATRICK ROBINSON SIGNS WITH COLTS…
Unrestricted free agent cornerback Patrick Robinson (San Diego Chargers) has reportedly signed a 3-year, $12 million contract with the Indianapolis Colts. The Giants were supposedly interested in Robinson’s services.

GIANTS.COM INTERVIEW WITH JUSTIN PUGH…
A video of a Giants.com “Insider” interview with wide receiver Justin Pugh is available at Giants.com.

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Mar 082016
 
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Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants (December 6, 2015)

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NEW YORK GIANTS RE-SIGN DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL…
The NFL Network is reporting that the New York Giants have re-signed unrestricted free agent defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to a 1-year contract. The NFL Network says Pierre-Paul turned down more money from other teams to remain with the Giants. ESPN.com reports that the contract could be worth “up to” $10.5 million and that the Arizona Cardinals made a strong effort to sign Pierre-Paul. The New York Daily News speculates that the contract will be laden with incentives such as sacks and playing time.

Pierre-Paul suffered serious and permanent injuries to his right hand from a July 4th fireworks accident, including the amputation of his index finger and severe damage to his thumb and middle finger. He returned to the playing field halfway through the 2015 season, wearing a large club that made it impossible for him to grab and tackle with his right hand. Pierre-Paul started the eight games he played in and finished the season with 26 tackles, 1 sack, and 6 pass defenses.

Pierre-Paul had additional offseason surgery in an effort to improve the grip on his damaged hand and hopefully allow him to play without a club.

MARCH 8, 2016 NEW YORK GIANTS FREE AGENT RUMORS…
While players can not officially sign until March 9th, Monday unofficially marked the beginning of free agency as teams can now negotiate with free agents of other teams. Here is the latest:

  • FOXSports.com is reporting that the New York Jets have expressed interest in New York Giants unrestricted free agent cornerback Prince Amukamara.
  • ESPN is reporting that free agent defensive end Charles Johnson, who met with the New York Giants on Sunday and Monday, left without a contract and met with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday.
  • NJ.com is reporting that despite reports of mutual interest and a possible visit, free agent defensive end Mario Williams is “not in play for the Giants at this time.” According to multiple reports, Williams is close to signing with the Miami Dolphins.
  • ESPN is reporting that the New York Giants are “weighing the idea” of making a contract offer to transition-tagged free agent Olivier Vernon (Miami Dolphins).
  • ESPN is reporting that the New York Giants have expressed interest in the following unrestricted free agents: defensive end Williams Hayes (Los Angeles Rams), defensive end Derrick Shelby (Miami Dolphins), defensive end Adrian Clayborn (Atlanta Falcons), cornerback Patrick Robinson (San Diego Chargers), and safety Rodney McCloud (Los Angeles Rams).