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New York Giants: 15 unrestricted free agents

NFL unrestricted free agents - 2015 league year begins March 10 (4 PM ET) An unrestricted free agent (a player who has completed four or more accrued seasons) may sign with any team without any compensation owed to his old team through the first scheduled day of training camp in late July.  At that point, if his old team makes a tender offer by June 1st (110% of last...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

The New York Giants can’t let this d-lineman escape in free agency

In a league where the rules are heavily tilted in the favor of the offense, there aren’t a lot of ways for the defense to fight back. All too often, their role in a game is to slow down the bleeding, not stop it. Dominating on that side of the ball has become more and more rare. But that doesn’t mean it can’t happen. In fact, we’ve seen a few examples in recent years where...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Updated New York Giants depth chart shows holes at linebacker and center

The brilliant nerds over at Pro Football Focus have released an updated depth chart for the New York Giants… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten teams that should trade for Adrian Peterson Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen in the NFL as March rolls in For the uninitiated, the color scheme goes something like this: Elite players are listed in blue, above average players...
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The New York Giants can’t pass up on this offensive lineman in free agency

It’s a tough position to evaluate. There aren’t a lot of stats to help with the cause. Styles of play can sometimes skew opinions. And the difference between a win and a loss on any given play isn’t always black and white. But what is clear is that it’s a vital position. Whether a team is run-first or pass-happy, the ability to control the line of scrimmage is the key to...
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Middle round draft targets for the New York Giants

Todd McShay released his NFL mock draft 3.0 Thursday morning, and for the third strait time he has the New York Giants selecting offensive lineman Brandon Scherff in the first round. In my last article I highlighted three potential targets that the Giants could go after with the ninth overall pick. I agree with McShay, and believe that the Giants will address their needs on the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who Should The New York Giants Draft in the First Round?

This year, the 2015 NFL Draft is filled with top caliber talent. Every player that is selected by an NFL team during this draft has proven to owners, coaches, and scouts they are prepared to play professional football. The Giants have a lot of needs coming into this offseason. They now have a lack of depth at the defensive end position with the release of former first round pick...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Giants Release Peyton Hillis

The New York Giants have reportedly released veteran running back Peyton Hillis after playing one-plus season for the team. Hillis was signed to the Giants halfway through 2013 after running back David Wilson suffered a season-ending neck injury, which eventually ended his career. Originally drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2008, Hillis played there for two seasons before landing...
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Giants release Peyton Hillis after two seasons

Jim O’Connor-USA TODAY Sports The New York Giants announced Wednesday that they have released running back Peyton Hillis. Hillis, 29, played in just 16 games over two seasons, rushing for 362 yards and two touchdowns.  He also caught 23 passes for 183 yards. Hillis played for Denver, Cleveland and Kansas City before joining the Giants in 2013. His career totals are 696 rushing...
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Giants Release RB Peyton Hillis

The New York Giants announced the release of RB Peyton Hillis on Wednesday. The Giants are clearly looking to add a pass-catching running back to their backfield, and with Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams already on their roster, Hillis was clearly the odd-man-out. Hillis, 29, still had one year remaining on his two-year, $1.8 million contract, which included a base salary...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants part ways with DE Kiwanuka, save more than $4 million in cap money

The New York Giants have pull the trigger on releasing 9-year veteran DE Mathias Kiwanuka, who spent his entire NFL career with the team, the Giants announced Tuesday. In the move, they'll save $4.825 million on the salary cap, reports NFL.com's Kevin Patra. Kiwanuka's season, one that saw a big dropoff in performance, was cut short due to a knee injury. He played in 11 games...
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Potential first round picks for the New York Giants

The 2015 NFL Draft is just over two months away, and the New York Giants are sitting in an interesting spot with the ninth overall pick. The Giants are coming off their second strait playoff-less season after finishing 2014 with a disappointing 6-10 record. The emergence of Odell Beckham Jr. towards the end of last year lightened the blow of what was overall a lackluster season....
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Tom Coughlin expected to sign one-year extension

According to NFL Media’s Kimberly Jones, New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin is expected to sign a one-year extension once he returns to New York from the NFL Combine. Coughlin gave an indication a contract extension was in the works while speaking to the media last week. Coughlin is entering the final year of his contract. NYG: Expectation is that Tom Coughlin will sign...
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Giants give head coach Tom Coughlin one-year extension

The New York Giants do not like their head coaches to enter a lame duck season and in turn have given Tom Coughlin a one-year extension. Coughlin gets one more year added to his contract this season which mirrors what the Giants did last year. The Giants need to get back to the playoffs for the extension to mean anything. The Giants return with Ben McAdoo for his second season this...
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Giants won’t let Jason Pierre-Paul hit free agency

Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports   The New York Giants will use their franchise tag on defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul if a long-term deal by March 2 cannot be reached, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Pierre-Paul’s one-year franchise tag could cost the Giants as much as $15 million. The 26-year-old Pierre-Paul has 42 career sacks, including 12.5 last season.  He is looking...
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Giants To Use Franchise Tag on Jason Pierre-Paul

The New York Giants are apparently going to use their franchise transition tag on star pass rusher, Jason Pierre-Paul if the two sides can’t agree to a long-term deal according to Adam Schefter. Giants will use their franchise tag on DE Jason Pierre-Paul if the two sides fail to reach a long-term deal by March 2, per team source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 23...
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New York Giants GM Wonders if Victor Cruz will be Back

New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese acknowledged that wide receiver Victor Cruz is doing the correct things to recover from the patella tendon surgery he had last fall. However, Reese exercised some caution when speaking about the team’s star receiver and what it can expect from him moving forward (via NFL.com). When a guy had a big injury like Victor had, you can’t...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New definition for "Eternity?" Long after life on Earth ends, Tom Coughlin will still be coach of the New York Giants

According to two sources, the Giants and their longtime coach have had discussions about an extension, and a potential deal would keep Coughlin, who is in the final year of his contract, from answering daily questions about his future. Coughlin hinted that a deal could get done during his press conference at the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium.What? You thought he was just...

New York Giants' Players Facing Make or Break Seasons

There is no question that the New York Giants severely underperformed last season. Last offseason, General Manager Jerry Reese and the front office attempted to fix the self-proclaimed “broken” team through heavy activity in free agency. However, with only six wins, their lowest total since the Manning-Coughlin Era began in 2004, there were many free agent acquisitions and returning...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Giants QB Jared Lorenzen Burns Jameis Winston With ‘Fat Tuesday’ Joke

Former New York Giants quarterback Jared Lorenzen certainly knows how to celebrate Fat Tuesday. The 320-pound signal-caller — who now plays in the Continental Indoor Football League for the Northern Kentucky River Monsters — took to Twitter to make a Mardi Gras-themed joke about Jameis Winston’s possible weight gain. In honor of #FatTuesday I will...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Lorenzen pokes fun at Jameis Winston for Fat Tuesday

Well before a photo of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston looking “pudgy” surfaced on the internet last weekend, Jared Lorenzen starred as a legitimate “plus-size” quarterback at Kentucky. Lorenzen, whose weight sometimes ballooned past 300 pounds, earned the nickname “The Hefty Lefty” for his southpaw throwing style and prodigious girth. Lorenzen, who won a Super...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Odell Beckham Jr. earns billboard in Times Square

The New York Giants may not have had the best 2014 season, but that didn’t stop Odell Beckham Jr. from having one of the most amazing rookie seasons of all-time. Proud of Beckham’s success, LSU is celebrating their rock star by putting up a billboard in one of the most popular spots of New York City’s Times Square. Beckham certainly deserves this honor as he put up phenomenal...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants co-owner Ann Mara dies at age 85

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Ann Mara, the matriarch of the NFL’s New York Giants for the past 60 years, has died. She was 85. Giants co-owner John Mara announced his mother’s death on Super Bowl Sunday. Ann Mara slipped in front of her home in Rye, New York, during an ice storm two weeks ago and was hospitalized with a head injury the following day. While there were initial hopes...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss
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