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Giants’ Landon Collins Motivated to Prove There’s More to His Game: “I’m not a Box Safety”
May 20th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
It caused safety Landon Collins (Alabama) to fall out of the first-round of the 2015 NFL Draft, and he's already tired of answering questions about it. He believes it's a mass misperception of his skills, and he's headed into the 2015 regular season with a fierce determination to immediately prove...

Giants 101 Writers’ Round Table: What’s the Hold up Between Eli Manning, New York Giants?
May 19th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
It's been many, many years since Giants 101 conducted a "Writers' Round Table," but due to popular demand, it's back! So each week leading up to the season, we will open up the website (and social media) for reader questions regarding the New York Giants. But allow us to preface:...

New York Giants Monday Morning Storylines: What are Big Blue’s Most Intriguing OTA Storylines?
May 18th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Monday, New York Giants fans! And welcome to the final full week prior to the start of Organized Team Activities (OTAs). We expect the signings of both offensive lineman Ereck Flowers and safety Landon Collins this week, and if Big Blue gets a little lucky, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul...

New York Giants Sunday Morning Storylines: Did Big Blue Find a Gem in TE Will Tye?
May 17th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Sunday, New York Giants fans! With 10 days remaining until the official start to Big Blue's Organized Team Activities (OTAs), you can expect a lot of downtime. Short of the signings of both offensive lineman Ereck Flowers and safety Landon Collins, as well as the possibility that defensive end...

New York Giants’ J.T. Thomas Has Lofty Goals for 2015: Wants to Lead NFL in Takeaways
May 16th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Early on in free agency, the New York Giants made it a point to address depth at the linebacker position and did so with the additions of Jonathan Casillas and J.T. Thomas -- each of whom were signed to unexpectedly large deals and widely considered two of the worst free...

Former New York Giants TE Jake Ballard Talks Early Retirement from NFL and His New Career
May 15th, 2015 at 12:55 PM
Former New York Giants tight end Jake Ballard is happy to be done with the game of football, but only because of the difficult injuries he had to deal with while still active. ***PHOTO1*** Ballard was a member of the Giants in 2011 and was part of the Super Bowl team that...

New York Giants’ Bennett Jackson Working Hard to Learn New Position, New Defense
May 14th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
After the New York Giants lost Antrel Rolle (Chicago Bears) and Stevie Brown (Houston Texans) in free agency and failed to bring in alternative safety options (see: Devin McCourty), the position became a real concern for Big Blue. ***PHOTO1*** The Giants then began discussions regarding the potential conversion of cornerbacks Bennett Jackson...

Tom Coughlin Has Been Texting Jason Pierre-Paul, Unsure If He’ll Attend Mandatory Minicamp
May 13th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul may be putting significant work into his offseason workouts down in Florida, but he has yet to sign his franchise tender and is subsequently keeping a significant distance between himself and the team. And while he did show up briefly at the start...

New England Patriots to Release CB Kyle Arrington; Might New York Giants Have Interest?
May 11th, 2015 at 12:30 PM
The New England Patriots will continue their purge at the cornerback position this week, as several reports indicate the team is set to cut ties with cornerback Kyle Arrington -- something he has since confirmed on his Instagram account. And while there is mutual interest in a possible reunion at...

Tom Quinn Doesn’t Rule Out Odell Beckham Jr. Returning Punts for New York Giants
May 10th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
In an ideal world, New York Giants fans would love to see the team keep star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. away from return work because of the risk of injury, but nothing has been determined yet. ***PHOTO1*** During the offseason, the G-Men picked up return man Dwayne Harris, who is also...

New York Giants’ Ben McAdoo: 2015 Offense Will Be More About the Players than the Plays
May 10th, 2015 at 8:55 AM
The transitional period under New York Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo is over. The unfamiliarity, the adjustments, the confusion and the grind to learn a new playbook are all out the window. And while speaking to the media on Saturday, McAdoo made the declaration that 2015 will represent an "offense"...

Giants’ Steve Spagnuolo Won’t Promise an Immediate Turnaround: “I’m not a Magician”
May 9th, 2015 at 2:45 PM
For the first time since returning to the New York Giants earlier this offseason, defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo met with the media on Saturday and immediately took steps to temper some of the expectations that have come along with his return. Rather, Spagnuolo says, it's unrealistic to expect an immediate...

New York Giants’ Bennett Jackson Still Moving to Safety, Chykie Brown to Remain at Cornerback
May 9th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Prior to the additions of Landon Collins and Mykkele Thompson in the 2015 NFL Draft, the New York Giants appeared poised to switch cornerbacks Bennett Jackson and Chykie Brown to safety -- something both players embraced with open arms. And for one of them, that still appears to be the...

New York Giants Coaches Teaching Rookies About Franchise History, “Giants Pride”
May 8th, 2015 at 4:15 PM
When players arrived at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center for New York Giants rookie mini-camp on Friday, they were met by a few former faces: running back Brandon Jacobs and safety Deon Grant. But that was really just the beginning of their history lesson, as Giants coaches put a specific...

Giants’ Tom Coughlin Pleased with Chris Snee’s Draft Evaluations; Does He Have Future as a Scout?
May 6th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Former New York Giants offensive lineman Chris Snee might have a future in coaching or as a scout after giving his old team some help during the 2015 NFL Draft. ***PHOTO1*** The Giants were in the market for an offensive lineman in the draft after a quiet offseason, so it made sense...

Giants’ Tom Coughlin Wants to Improve Two-Minute Offense; Says Team Needs to “Finish” in 2015
May 5th, 2015 at 10:55 AM
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is pleased with the results of the 2015 NFL Draft, is excited about what safety Landon Collins can bring to the table and feels the defense will be much improved this coming season. But despite all that, there's one thing that still sticks...

Experience at a Young Age Sold New York Giants on Florida State OL Bobby Hart
May 3rd, 2015 at 12:00 PM
In the seventh-round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the New York Giants wrapped up their day with the selection of 20-year-old Florida State offensive lineman Bobby Hart. And it wasn't just his massive size (6-5, 329 lbs.) and versatility that sold him to the team -- although they undoubtedly helped...

New York Giants’ Mykkele Thompson Anticipated Going Undrafted, Will Now Have Chance to Start
May 3rd, 2015 at 7:55 AM
Mykkele Thompson was just relaxing on his couch, watching the 2015 NFL Draft with the rest of his family. And while is phone sat silently at his side, the Texas defensive back had already resigned himself to the fact that he would go undrafted after failing to be invited to...

New York Giants Focused on the “Upside” and “Potential” of DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa
May 2nd, 2015 at 11:00 AM
On Friday night, the New York Giants selected UCLA defensive lineman Owamagbe Odighizuwa in the third-round of the 2015 NFL Draft. It was a selection that made perfect sense given the team's need and desire to improve upon a pass rush that has disappointed in recent years, but one that...

New York Giants Believe the “Gigantic” Ereck Flowers Will Add a “Nastiness” to Offensive Line
May 1st, 2015 at 6:55 AM
In the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Miami offensive tackle Ereck Flowers -- a man the entire front office has referred to as an "aircraft carrier" with one of the nastiest streaks you'll see in an early-round offensive lineman. In other words, it's...