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New York Giants: Breaking Down Each Draft Class Under GM Jerry Reese
April 25th, 2013 at 10:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** "In Reese We Trust." If you are a New York Giants fan, it's a phrase that many fans have uttered in the six years that Jerry Reese has been the team's general manager. During his six years, his worst season at the helm was 8-8 in 2009. But he has...

New York Giants’ Marvin Austin Anxious to Bring “Value” to Team
June 22nd, 2012 at 10:01 AM
Marvin Austin has gone a long two seasons without playing meaningful football. He’s had enough of watching from the sidelines and wants to make an impact this season. The 23-year-old was a second-round pick of the New York Giants in the 2011 NFL Draft out of the University of North...

New York Giants’ Tyler Sash & Jacquian Williams Named to Football Outsiders 2011 All-Rookie Team
December 29th, 2011 at 4:33 PM
It's been a tumultuous year for the New York Giants defense, but that hasn't stopped experts (and fans) from praising the individual players who deserve it. Case in point: defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who has won NFC Defensive Player of the Week twice over the last three weeks.   Philadelphia Eagles' Vince...

New York Giants May Have a Developing Star in Jacquian Williams
September 21st, 2011 at 11:37 AM
When the New York Giants selected linebacker Jacquian Williams in the 6th round (202nd overall) of the NFL draft, most acute observers presumed Williams to be project-type player who may take years before he saw significant playing time.  Even despite a work stoppage that prevented Williams, among other rookies, from meeting...

Mark Herzlich and the New York Giants are a Perfect Fit
September 6th, 2011 at 6:38 PM
This past Monday, Sports Illustrated senior writer Peter King spent some time discussing New York Giants rookie linebacker Mark Herzlich in his "Monday Morning Quarterback" column. NFL football draft prospect Mark Herzlich (R) of Boston College throws a pass as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell blocks at the NFL PLAY 60 football event...

New York Giants Undrafted Linebackers Making a Case for Roster Spots
August 31st, 2011 at 12:11 PM
Spencer Paysinger is not the first name that comes to mind when considering which young linebacker on the New York Giants will make an impact. But Paysinger is trying his best to make sure his name won't be the last one fans think of either. The effort being shown by the...

Young Linebackers Have Given New York Giants Reason to Be Optimistic
August 13th, 2011 at 3:14 PM
With Steve Smith signing with the Philadelphia Eagles, the New York Giants now have yet another reason to play hard against their arch rivals. Steve Smith, as we know, works best when running across the middle; it is there that he will be met by the Giants linebacker corps. This...

New York Giants First-Round Draft Pick Prince Amukamara Agrees to Terms
August 5th, 2011 at 2:10 AM
Nebraska's cornerback Prince Amukamara, number nineteen overall pick, holds up his new jersey after being selected by the New York Giants during round one of the 2011 NFL Draft Pick at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City. UPI/Monika Graff With...

New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara Last Remaining First-Round Holdout
August 4th, 2011 at 7:37 PM
As of right now, the New York Giants top pick in this year's draft — cornerback Prince Amukamara — is not with the team. Amukamara is the only first-round guy not under contract (New England Patriots offensive lineman Nate Solder signed as we were writing). Cornerback Prince Amukamara of the University of Nebraska...

What’s Holding up New York Giants First-Round Selection Prince Amukamara?
August 3rd, 2011 at 5:32 PM
As of August 3rd, Prince Amukamara of the New York Giants is one of only three first round selections who have yet to sign their rookie contracts.  Nebraska's cornerback Prince Amukamara, center, number nineteen overall pick, is surrouded by family members after being selected by the New York Giants during round...

New York Giants, Rookie Prince Amukamara Agree to Terms
July 30th, 2011 at 12:44 AM
The New York Giants and first-round pick, rookie cornerback Prince Amukamara have agreed to terms on a contract and the deal is expected to be signed tomorrow. Cornerback Prince Amukamara (R) of the University of Nebraska stands with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected as the 19th overall pick by...

New York Giants on the Verge of Signing Rookie Running Back Da’Rel Scott
July 28th, 2011 at 4:03 PM
The New York Giants seventh–round draft pick, running back Da'Rel Scott, is expected to be under contract in a few hours, according to the man himself. Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger confirms that Da'Rel's "off to work" tweet was on point, citing a source who says the deal is a few...

New York Giants Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell Excited to Work with Rookies
June 15th, 2011 at 12:45 PM
With news surrounding the NFL Lockout looking better and better each day, coaches and players have slowly begun to prepare for a return to work. And for New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell, the excitement couldn't be greater. Cornerback Prince Amukamara (R) of the University of Nebraska stands with NFL...

New York Giants Rookie Greg Jones Feeling Confident After a Week of Jonathan Goff Tutelage
June 12th, 2011 at 1:09 PM
Of the nearly 45 New York Giants who showed up for practice at least once during the five days of "Camp O'Hara" earlier this week, rookie linebacker Greg Jones appears to have gained the most from it. Having routinely shown up and left with middle linebacker Jonathan Goff, it was clear...

New York Giants Linebacker Corps are Still in Development
June 11th, 2011 at 12:00 PM
Linebackers are almost always overlooked – especially on the New York Giants. With an all-league defensive line, led by Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora, and the big name defensive backs, Corey Webster, Prince Amukamara, Antrel Rolle, Terrell Thomas and Kenny Phillips, the linebacker core is often ignored. This disregard may...

The Future is Bright for New York Giants’ Prince Amukamara
May 18th, 2011 at 10:38 PM
On draft night the New York Giants were able to add to their roster what many experts believed to be one of the best players available in the draft and the best defensive back outside of Patrick Peterson in Prince Amukamara. It was to the surprise of many that a...

Which of the New York Giants Draftees Have a Role in 2011?
May 15th, 2011 at 9:18 PM
The second that Mr. Irrelevant is selected, fans of every team begin to look at their score card and wonder which of their teams selections will contribute in their first year. Every team makes their respective draft picks with certain goals in mind for each player and a vision of...

New York Giants’ Jacquian Williams: “I See Myself as a Starter”
May 9th, 2011 at 6:18 PM
Going into the 2011 NFL Draft, it was no secret that the New York Giants were in serious need of talent at the linebacker position. By the time round six rolled around however, the team hadn't added one. Then came Greg Jones. And then came Jacquian Williams. The duo may not be...

New York Giants’ James Brewer – A Fourth Round Steal?
May 6th, 2011 at 12:46 PM
Heading into the 2011 NFL Draft, tons of New York Giants speculation focused on the aging and battle weary offensive line. Anthony Castonzo, Nate Solder, Mike Pouncey and others were all front–running names for their first round pick. At 19, Big Blue, as they often do, went with the best...

New York Giants Get a “Steal” With 19th NFL Draft Pick
May 5th, 2011 at 11:40 AM
When the New York Giants drafted Prince Amukamara with their 19th overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft, I was one of the few people who were initially skeptical of the pick. Personally, I felt the team needed to address the offensive line issue before moving to defense, but General...