Jul 292013
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July 29, 2013 New York Giants Training Camp Reports: The Giants held their third training camp practice on Monday afternoon at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. The next practice is on Tuesday from 1:30-3:45PM. For a complete training camp schedule and Giants.com Q&A guide, see the Training Camp section of the website.

Injury Update: Not practicing on Monday were FB Henry Hynoski (PUP – knee), OG Chris Snee (PUP – hip), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (PUP – back), DT Markus Kuhn (PUP – knee), and CB Terrell Thomas (PUP – knee).

WR Hakeem Nicks (groin) and OC David Baas (still recovering from various and undisclosed offseason surgeries) were limited in practice.

FB Vonta Leach Re-Signs with Ravens: Unrestricted free agent FB Vonta Leach, who the Giants had expressed some interest in, has re-signed with the Baltimore Ravens.

Coach Media Q&As: Transcripts and video clips of Monday’s media sessions with the following coaches are available at Giants.com:

Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Monday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:

WFAN Player Interviews: WFAN interviewed the following players from training camp on Monday:

  • RB David Wilson (Audio)
  • RB Andre Brown (Audio)
  • OL Justin Pugh (Audio)
  • DE Justin Tuck (Audio)
  • CB Prince Amukamara (Audio)
  • P Steve Weatherford and S Antrel Rolle (Audio)

WFAN also interviewed Giants’ beat reporter Paul Dottino (audio).

Antonio Pierce Weighs In on 2013 Giants: The video of a Giants.com interview with former Giants’ linebacker Antonio Pierce is now available at Giants.com.

Article on Linebacking Corps: Giants Linebackers Eager for a Chance by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record

Article on DT Cullen Jenkins: Jenkins Hopes to Make Big Impact on D by Mike Mazzeo of ESPNNewYork.com

Article on CB Prince Amukamara: For Prince, A Life Lesson by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News

Tom Coughlin on Bill Parcells: Morning Coffee Run Gave Coughlin Glimpse Into Parcells’ Softer Side by Tom Coughlin for The New York Post


Jul 202013
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New York Giants Still Have Offer on Table for Vonta Leach: The New York Post is reporting that the Giants still have an offer on the table for FB Vonta Leach. The offer is believed to be for the veteran minimum. However, The Post is also reporting that Leach has a $2 million offer (with an additional $1 million in incentives) on the table from the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens cut Leach earlier this offseason in a salary cap-related move. It was believed that the Dolphins were the front runner to sign Leach, but The Miami Herald is reporting that the Dolphins are not currently interested in signing him.

“Still status quo with Giants,’’ an unidentified source told The Post. “Wish they had more cap room.’’

Giants.com Q&A With Safeties Coach David Merritt: The video of a Giants.com Q&A with Safeties Coach David Merritt is available at Giants.com.

Star-Ledger Q&A With DE Damontre Moore: Giants Summer Questionnaire: Damontre Moore by Michael J. Fensom of The Star-Ledger

ESPNNewYork.com Pre-Camp Positional Overviews: ESPNNewYork.com has provided the following pre-camp offensive positional overviews:

Jul 092013
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FB Vonta Leach Still in Play for New York Giants: According to The Star-Ledger, FB Vonta Leach, who was released by the Baltimore Ravens last month, is still considering the Giants as a possible place to sign. Leach is receiving interest from a number of teams and it is has long been expected that he will sign with the Miami Dolphins, a team with a lot of salary cap space.

WR Victor Cruz on WFAN: The audio of today’s WFAN interview with WR Victor Cruz is available at CBS New York

Giants.com Q&A With WR Victor Cruz: The video of yesterday’s Giants.com interview with WR Victor Cruz is available at Giants.com.

Giants’ Beat Reporter Paul Dottino Breaks Down Cruz’s Deal: The video of today’s NFL Network interview with Giants’ beat reporter Paul Dottino analyzing WR Victor Cruz’s new contract is available at NFL.com.

Giants.com Q&A With Defensive Line Coach Robert Nunn: The video of a Giants.com Q&A with Defensive Line Coach Robert Nunn is available at Giants.com.

Star-Ledger Q&A With LB Spencer Paysinger: Giants Summer Questionnaire: Spencer Paysinger by Dave Hutchinson of The Star-Ledger

Article on WR Hakeem Nicks: Hakeem Nicks Must Prove He’s Worth More Than Victor Cruz for the Giants by Steve Politi of The Star-Ledger

2013 Position Preview – Defensive End:video previewing the Giants’ defensive end position heading into training camp is available at Giants.com.

Quotes: WR Victor Cruz on WR Hakeem Nicks: “Oh, yeah, I’m definitely going to put the pressure on him to come back and see if he wants to play with me for the long haul. We’ll see how it goes, but Hakeem’s his own man, he’s going to make his own decision. But I’m definitely going to see if I can get him to stay with me for a couple years…I’m concerned as a teammate and a friend because I want to see Hakeem around in Giants blue for as long as we’re together in the National Football League. There’s ways to create space, there’s ways to do things. That’s a road the Giants have to cross when they get there.’’

Jun 232013
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New York Giants May Make Stronger Push for FB Vonta Leach: According to The Daily News, the Giants might make a more aggressive effort to sign unrestricted free agent FB Vonta Leach, who was released by the Ravens earlier this month. The paper says the Giants had hoped to sign Leach to a 1-year, veteran-minimum type contract, but to lure Leach, it will take more a more attractive offer. Leach has supposedly drawn interest from eight teams, including the Miami Dolphins, who have over $17 million in salary cap room and who are still considered the favorites to sign Leach. The Daily News is reporting that the Giants have remained in contact with Leach and are considering raising their offer.

It remains to be seen if the Giants can compete financially for Leach’s services. The Giants are believed to be only about $3.3 million under the salary cap and they still have to sign OL Justin Pugh (1st round pick) and QB Ryan Nassib (4th round pick) and attempt to re-sign WR Victor Cruz to a long-term deal. The Daily News says Leach has no intention of signing a 1-year contract, nor a veteran minimum deal.

The Daily News reports the reason for the Giants’ more aggressive stance is the injury concern with FB Henry Hynoski. Hynoski injured the MCL and fractured the lateral plateau in his left knee on the first day of Organized Team Activity (OTA) workouts on May 22. Hynoski underwent surgery two days later. He hopes to return by the start of the regular season but The Daily News is reporting that the Giants are not sure he can return by that time.