Feb 162022
 
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BOB PAPA INTERVIEWS NEW YORK GIANTS COORDINATORS…
Bob Papa has interviewed the New York Giants’ coordinators. The video is available at Giants.com:

  • Offensive Coordinator Mike Kafka (Video)
  • Defensive Coordinator Don Martindale (Video)
  • Special Teams Coordinator Thomas McGaughey (Video)

GIANTS SIGN WIDE RECEIVER…
The Giants have signed wide receiver Austin Proehl, who spent time on the Practice Squad of the Buffalo Bills in 2021. The 26-year old, 5’10”, 175-pound Proehl was originally drafted in the 7th round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Bills. He has spent time with the Bills (2018, 2021), Tennessee Titans (2018), Los Angeles Rams (2018-2019), Seattle Dragons (2020), San Francisco 49ers (2021), and Los Angeles Chargers (2021). Proehl has not played in an NFL regular-season game.

Feb 112022
 
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Thomas McGaughey, New York Giants (July 25, 2019)

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The New York Giants have officially announced their coordinators under new Head Coach Brian Daboll:

  • Offensive Coordinator Mike Kafka
  • Defensive Coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale
  • Special Teams Coordinator Thomas McGaughey

“What we were looking for was intelligence, good communicators, good teachers that understood and were experts in their respective areas, and good teammates,” Daboll said. “I’ve known them, but I wouldn’t say (I’ve had ) a relationship (with any of them). I’ve known them throughout the years just being in the league.”

34-year old Kafka resume:

  • 2022-Present: Offensive Coordinator, New York Giants
  • 2020-2021: Quarterbacks Coach/Passing Game Coordinator, Kansas City Chiefs
  • 2018-2019: Quarterbacks Coach, Kansas City Chiefs
  • 2017: Offensive Quality Control Coach, Kansas City Chiefs
  • 2016: Graduate Assistant, Northwestern University

“I think everything we do on offense will be a collaboration,” said Daboll. “I think we’ve hired good coaches, put together a good staff. We have a lot of work in front of us, and we look forward to building the New York Giants offense.

“Mike obviously comes from (Chiefs Head Coach) Andy Reid and a good system at Kansas City. He was part of a winning program and culture. He did a great job in helping (quarterback) Patrick Mahomes develop. Played the position. Very smart, very thorough, very level-headed and a good teammate.”

58-year old Martindale’s resume:

  • 2022-Present: Defensive Coordinator, New York Giants
  • 2018-2021: Defensive Coordinator, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2016-2017: Linebackers Coach, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2012-2015: Inside Linebackers Coach, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2010: Defensive Coordinator, Denver Broncos
  • 2009: Linebackers Coach, Denver Broncos
  • 2006-2008: Linebackers Coach, Oakland Raiders
  • 2004-2005: Inside Linebackers Coach, Oakland Raiders
  • 2003: Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers Coach, Western Kentucky University
  • 2001-2002: Special Teams Coordinator/Inside Linebackers Coach, Western Kentucky University
  • 1999: Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach, Western Illinois University
  • 1997-1998: Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers Coach, University of Cincinnati
  • 1996: Defensive Ends Coach, University of Cincinnati
  • 1994-1995: Defensive Assistant, University of Notre Dame
  • 1988-1993: Defensive Coordinator for three high schools in Ohio
  • 1987: Defensive Coordinator/Secondary Coach, Defiance College
  • 1986: Secondary Coach, Defiance College

“Wink is a very good communicator, has a good personality, is energetic and very passionate about the way his defense needs to play,” Daboll said. “Another good teammate.”

48-year old McGaughey’s resume:

  • 2018-Present: Special Teams Coordinator, New York Giants
  • 2017: Special Teams Coordinator, Carolina Panthers
  • 2016: Assistant Special Teams Coach, Carolina Panthers
  • 2015: Special Teams Coordinator, San Francisco 49ers
  • 2014: Special Teams Coordinator, New York Jets
  • 2011-2013: Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Assistant, Louisiana State University
  • 2007-2010: Assistant Special Teams Coordinator, New York Giants
  • 2005-2006: Assistant Special Teams Coordinator, Denver Broncos
  • 2004: Special Teams Coordinator/Cornerbacks Coach, University of Houston
  • 2003: Special Teams Coordinator, University of Houston
  • 2002: Special Teams Intern, Kansas City Chiefs
  • 2002: Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach, Scottish Claymores (NFLE)
  • 2001: Pro Scouting Assistant, Houston Texans
  • 2001: Minority Intern, Kansas City Chiefs
  • 1998-2001: Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach, Willowridge High School (Houston, TX)
  • 1998: Graduate Assistant, University of Houston

“I was very impressed with T-Mac’s overall knowledge of the kicking game and the things that we need to do to execute in that part of the game,” Daboll said. “He’s had a lot of experience, good evaluator and I would just say the same thing that I said about Mike and Wink – good communicator, detailed and a good teammate.”

Feb 012022
 
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Bobby Johnson, Buffalo Bills (August 21, 2021)

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REPORTS – BOBBY JOHNSON HIRED AS NEW OFFENSIVE LINE COACH…
According to multiple sources, the New York Giants have hired Bobby Johnson to be the team’s new offensive line coach. Johnson has served as the offensive line coach of the Buffalo Bills since 2019. His contract was reportedly up in Buffalo. His resume:

  • 2019-2021: Offensive Line Coach, Buffalo Bills
  • 2018: Assistant Offensive Line Coach, Indianapolis Colts
  • 2015-2017: Tight Ends Coach, Oakland Raiders
  • 2014: Assistant Offensive Line, Detroit Lions
  • 2013: Tight Ends Coach, Detroit Lions
  • 2012: Tight Ends Coach, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 2010-2011: Assistant Offensive Line Coach, Buffalo Bills
  • 2005-2009: Offensive Line Coach, Indiana University
  • 2004: Offensive Line Coach, Miami University (Ohio)
  • 1999-2003: Tight Ends Coach, Miami University (Ohio)
  • 1997-1998: Defensive Line Coach, University of Akron
  • 1995-1996: Graduate Assistant, University of Akron

REPORTS – GIANTS TO RETAIN THOMAS McGAUGHEY AS SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR…
According to multiple reports, the New York Giants will retain Thomas McGaughey as the team’s special teams coordinator. He was supposedly drawing interest from the Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, and Los Angeles Chargers. McGaughey was hired by the Giants in 2018 by then Head Coach Pat Shurmur and retained by then Head Coach Joe Judge in 2020. His resume:

  • 2018-Present: Special Teams Coordinator, New York Giants
  • 2017: Special Teams Coordinator, Carolina Panthers
  • 2016: Assistant Special Teams Coach, Carolina Panthers
  • 2015: Special Teams Coordinator, San Francisco 49ers
  • 2014: Special Teams Coordinator, New York Jets
  • 2011-2013: Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Assistant, Louisiana State University
  • 2007-2010: Assistant Special Teams Coordinator, New York Giants
  • 2005-2006: Assistant Special Teams Coordinator, Denver Broncos
  • 2004: Special Teams Coordinator/Cornerbacks Coach, University of Houston
  • 2003: Special Teams Coordinator, University of Houston
  • 2002: Special Teams Intern, Kansas City Chiefs
  • 2002: Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach, Scottish Claymores (NFLE)
  • 2001: Pro Scouting Assistant, Houston Texans
  • 2001: Minority Intern, Kansas City Chiefs
  • 1998-2001: Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach, Willowridge High School (Houston, TX)
  • 1998: Graduate Assistant, University of Houston
Jan 062022
 
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Andrew Thomas, New York Giants (January 2, 2022)

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JANUARY 6, 2022 NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT…
The New York Giants practiced on Thursday at Quest Diagnostics Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Not practicing were QB Mike Glennon (wrist), FB Cullen Gillaspia (knee), WR Kadarius Toney (shoulder), WR John Ross (knee), NT Austin Johnson (foot), and LB Lorenzo Carter (illness).

The Giants revealed on Tuesday that Glennon’s wrist injury will require surgery he is done for the season. Jake Fromm will start in his place on Sunday against Washington.

Limited in practice were RB Saquon Barkley (ankle), WR Darius Slayton (shoulder/COVID ramp up), WR Collin Johnson (hamstring), TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle), OT Andrew Thomas (shoulder), OT Korey Cunningham (COVID ramp up), OG Will Hernandez (ankle), DL Dexter Lawrence (personal/COVID ramp up), and NT Danny Shelton (COVID ramp up).

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…
The Giants practice again on Friday. Head Coach Joe Judge and select players will also address the media.

Dec 302021
 
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Kadarius Toney, New York Giants (December 5, 2021)

Kadarius Toney has a lot of boo-boos

DECEMBER 30, 2021 NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT…
The New York Giants practiced on Thursday at Quest Diagnostics Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Not on the official injury list, but also not practicing due to being placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 List were WR Darius Slayton, OL Korey Cunningham, NT Danny Shelton, DE Dexter Lawrence, and S Julian Love.

Not practicing were RB Gary Brightwell (neck), WR Kadarius Toney (shoulder), WR John Ross (knee/COVID ramp up), WR Collin Johnson (hamstring), OL Billy Price (personal), and DL Austin Johnson (foot).

“Billy and his family are dealing with a family matter,” Head Coach Joe Judge said. “I’m not going to go into it. It’s not mine to disclose, but his family has our full support as an organization. We’ve all talked to him. Our concern is for the personal wellbeing of Billy as a person, and his family’s well-being is a primary concern right now. We’ll deal with Billy as we go through the week, and we’ll know more as we go.”

Limited in practice were RB Saquon Barkley (ankle), FB Cullen Gillaspia (shin), TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle), TE Chris Myarick (hip), OT Nate Solder (COVID ramp up), OL Ben Bredeson (ankle), DL Raymond Johnson (illness), CB Adoree’ Jackson (quad/COVID ramp up), CB Keion Crossen (COVID ramp up), and PK Graham Gano (illness).

ROSTER MOVES…
The Giants have placed WR Darius Slayton, OL Korey Cunningham, and LB Omari Cobb on the Reserve/COVID-19 List. Slayton and Cunningham will likely miss Sunday’s game; Cobb is on the Practice Squad. The team activated OT Nate Solder from the Reserve/COVID-19 List.

The Giants also placed OT Matt Peart (knee) and RB Gary Brightwell (neck) on Injured Reserve. Their season is over.

The Giants waived LB Trent Harris.

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…
The Giants practice again on Friday. Head Coach Joe Judge and select players will also address the media.

Dec 232021
 
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Azeez Ojulari and Leonard Williams, New York Giants (December 19, 2021)

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DECEMBER 23, 2021 NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT…
The New York Giants practiced on Thursday at Quest Diagnostics Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Not on the official injury list, but also not practicing due to being placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 List were WR Kadarius Toney, WR John Ross, LB Cam Brown, LB Oshane Ximines, CB Adoree’ Jackson, CB Aaron Robinson, CB Keion Crossen, and S J.R. Reed. Practice Squad player S Natrell Jamerson also remains on the list.

Kadarius, Oshane, and J.R. Reed are all back in the building,” said Head Coach Joe Judge before practice. “All three of them will work with the trainers at least to start practice to see where they’re at, to ramp them up. We’ll see if there’s any opportunity on the backend of practice even with some kind of a walkthrough with the team or where they would be. We’d have to remove them from the list and activate them to the roster to include them in team activities. First priority is to see where they are physically. Obviously, the trainers will check with them in terms of just how they feel. They’ve cleared all those tests, they’ve tested negative to get back in the building, but the bigger part will be getting them out here and seeing where they are from a standpoint of inactivity for the last week-and-a-half as well as the symptoms they had to deal with.”

OG Ben Bredeson (ankle) did not practice.

Limited in practice were RB Saquon Barkley (ankle), RB Gary Brightwell (neck), FB Cullen Gillaspia (shin), TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle), OT Andrew Thomas (ankle), NT Austin Johnson (foot), and DL Leonard Williams (triceps).

ROSTER MOVES…
After Thursday’s injury report was officially issued, the team announced that WR Kadarius Toney has been activated from Reserve/COVID-19 List. However, Toney is still dealing with an oblique injury and his status for Sunday’s game is in question.

The Giants activated WR/returner Pharoh Cooper from the Practice Squad as a COVID-19 replacement.

The team has also signed CB Darqueze Dennard and S Dwayne Johnson, Jr. to the Practice Squad.

The 30-year old, 5’11”, 205-pound Dennard was originally drafted in the 1st round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. He has spent time with the Bengals (2014–2019), Atlanta Falcons (2020), Arizona Cardinals (2021), and Indianapolis Colts (2021). Dennard has played in 85 regular-season games with 30 starts. He has not played in a game this year.

The 24-year old, 6’1”, 207-pound Johnson was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Atlanta Falcons after the 2021 NFL Draft.  He spent almost two months on Atlanta’s Practice Squad before being cut in late October.

NO GIANTS ELECTED TO PRO BOWL…
No New York Giant was elected to the Pro Bowl in 2021.

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 Giants for the rest of the week. The team will likely issue an updated injury report on Friday. The Giants play the Eagles in Philadelphia on Sunday.

Dec 162021
 
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Julian Love, New York Giants (November 28, 2021)

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DECEMBER 16, 2021 NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT…
The New York Giants practiced on Thursday at Quest Diagnostics Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Not practicing were OG Ben Bredeson (ankle), NT Austin Johnson (foot), LB Reggie Ragland (illness), and S Steven Parker (illness).

Not on the official injury list, but also not practicing due to being placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 List were WR Kadarius Toney, WR John Ross, LB Cam Brown, LB Oshane Ximines, CB Aaron Robinson, CB Adoree’ Jackson (also dealing with a quad injury), and S Xavier McKinney. Jackson was added to the Reserve/COVID-19 list today.

Limited in practice were QB Daniel Jones (neck), RB Saquon Barkley (ankle), LT Andrew Thomas (ankle) and DE Leonard Williams (triceps). The Giants have already announced that Jones will not play on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.

PK Graham Gano (illness) fully practiced.

ROSTER MOVES…
The Giants have activated OG/OC Wes Martin from the Reserve/COVID-19 List. Martin was placed on that list on December 6th. The team also activated WR/return specialist Pharoh Cooper from the Practice Squad as a COVID-19 replacement.

The Giants signed OC/OG Evan Boehm to the Practice Squad. The 28-year old, 6’3”, 321-pound Boehm was originally drafted in the 4th round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals. He has spent time with the Cardinals (2016-2018), Los Angeles Rams (2018), Indianapolis Colts (2018-2019), Miami Dolphins (2019), Buffalo Bills (2020), Jacksonville Jaguars (2021), Detroit Lions (2021), and Miami Dolphins (2021). Overall, Boehm has played in 55 regular-season games with 21 starts.

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…
The Giants practice again on Friday. Head Coach Joe Judge and select players will also address the media.

Dec 092021
 
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Sterling Shepard, New York Giants (November 15, 2020)

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DECEMBER 9, 2021 NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT…
The New York Giants practiced on Thursday at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.

The only player to not practice was CB Adoree’ Jackson (quad).

Limited in practice were QB Daniel Jones (neck), QB Mike Glennon (concussion), WR Kenny Golladay (rib), WR Kadarius Toney (oblique), RB Saquon Barkley (ankle), and WR Sterling Shepard (quad). However, according to press reports, Toney was very limited, joining trainers on the sidelines later in practice.

“At this moment, there is no information of leading us any way, shape, or form to think there’s a threat long-term,” said Head Coach Joe Judge of Daniel Jones before practice. “We’re still optimistic and pushing forward to prepare him to be back on the field this year. When the doctors clear him for contact and they say he’s good to go, we’ll have him ready to go. That’s where we’re at right now and we’ve prepared him throughout this week that if he got cleared for contact. That’s where I’m at with everything.

“I know there’s a lot of question marks around Daniel’s status. There’s a lot of question marks internally as well because a lot of this stuff is coming from doctors looking to make sure he’s making decisions on someone who’s in a position because of the neck. We’re going to be very deliberate and cautious with how we make this decision.”

GIANTS RE-SIGN WR TO PRACTICE SQUAD…
The Giants have re-signed WR Travis Toivonen to the Practice Squad. The 6’4”, 212-pound Toivonen went undrafted in 2020. The Seattle Seahawks signed him in June 2021 and waived him in late August. The Giants then signed him to the Practice Squad in October and cut him in early November.

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…
The Giants practice again on Friday. Head Coach Joe Judge and select players will also address the media.

Dec 022021
 
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Xavier McKinney, New York Giants (November 28, 2021)

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DECEMBER 2, 2021 NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT…
The New York Giants practiced on Thursday at Quest Diagnostics Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Not practicing were FB Cullen Gillaspia (calf), WR Kadarius Toney (oblique/quad), WR John Ross (illness), TE Kaden Smith (knee), LB Trent Harris (ankle), and CB Adoree’ Jackson (quad).

QB Daniel Jones (neck), WR Sterling Shepard (quad), and TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) practiced on a limited basis.

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…
The Giants practice again on Friday. Head Coach Joe Judge and select players will also address the media.

Nov 262021
 
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Kadarius Toney, New York Giants (November 22, 2021)

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NOVEMBER 26, 2021 NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT…
The New York Giants practiced on Friday at Quest Diagnostics Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Not practicing were FB Cullen Gillaspia (calf), WR Kadarius Toney (quad), WR Sterling Shepard (quad), TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle), and TE Kaden Smith (knee). Gillaspia, Shepard, and Smith have officially been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Toney and Rudolph are “doubtful” for the game.

Limited in practice were RB Saquon Barkley (ankle), WR John Ross (quad), and CB Adoree’ Jackson (quad). Barkley and Ross are officially “questionable” for the game while Jackson is expected to play.

LB Lorenzo Carter (ankle) fully practiced. He is expected to play.

S Logan Ryan remains on the Reserve/COVID-19 List.

GIANTS ROSTER MOVES…
Late on Wednesday, the Giants placed safety/special teams player Nate Ebner (knee) on Injured Reserve and signed tight end Chris Myarick to the 53-man roster from the Practice Squad.

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 Giants on Saturday. The team hosts the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.