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New York Giants DT Jay Bromley Hoping to Benefit from Steve Spagnoulo’s System
July 3rd, 2015 at 1:00 PM
It would be an understatement to say that the New York Giants defense struggled last year. In fact, the Giants were in the bottom five with the yards allowed per game and gave up the 10th most points per game. They also struggled against the run as only the Tennessee...

New York Giants DT Markus Kuhn Knows It’s Now or Never: “No More Excuses”
July 2nd, 2015 at 11:00 AM
To this point in his career, New York Giants defensive tackle Markus Kuhn has not stood out. When he entered the league as a seventh-round pick out of North Carolina State, he was exceptionally raw and relatively new to the game of football. And while he has shown some improvement...

New York Giants DT Johnathan Hankins on the Verge of Pro Bowl Status?
July 1st, 2015 at 3:00 PM
In his second season with the New York Giants, and his first as a starter, Johnathan Hankins showed Giants fans and the organization that not only was he better than advertised, but he is much more than a one dimensional defensive tackle. ***PHOTO1*** Head coach Tom Coughlin praised Hankins’ performance at the...

New York Giants Wednesday Morning Storylines: Do Teams Fear Big Blue’s Pass Rush?
July 1st, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Wednesday, New York Giants fans! And welcome to the halfway mark of another football-free week. On the plus side of things, the US Women's National Soccer Team is headed to the World Cup Final after an impressive 2-0 victory over Germany on Tuesday night. It's not NFL football, but...

Three New York Giants Make Matt Miller’s “Top 35 4-3 Outside Linebackers from 2014″ List
June 29th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
As noted this morning, the Bleacher Report 1000 is winding down and only a few defensive positions remain. And after going over the defensive tackles, Matt Miller has now moved onto linebackers -- specifically, outside linebackers in 4-3 systems. And quite shockingly, the New York Giants have three players ranked...

New York Giants’ Jameel McClain Believes Steve Spagnuolo’s Honesty, Character Will Motivate Defense
June 29th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
For New York Giants linebacker Jameel McClain, the transition into a new defensive system under Steve Spagnuolo hasn't been overly complex. Having experience with his coaching style from their time with the Baltimore Ravens, McClain has eased into the new defense and helped mentor some of the younger players who...

Two New York Giants Make Matt Miller’s “Top 55 Defensive Tackles from 2014″ List
June 29th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
The Bleacher Report 1000 has nearly come to a close and only a few defensive positions remain. Among them is the defensive tackle position, which Matt Miller released over the weekend in a Top 55 form. And as fate would have it, two members of the New York Giants cracked...

Three New York Giants Make Matt Miller’s “Top 40 4-3 Defensive Ends from 2014″ List
June 28th, 2015 at 2:55 PM
Matt Miller's "Bleacher Report 1000" is slowly coming to a close, but before it does, there are a few more positions he must address. Among them is his list of the "Top 40 4-3 Defensive Ends from 2014," which he released earlier this week. ***PHOTO1*** It may come as a bit of...

New York Giants Teammates Now Defending Odell Beckham Jr. Amidst Media Onslaught
June 28th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. feels he was misrepresented -- not misquoted, but simply misrepresented by the media after making comments to ESPN about how "frustrated" he had become with his teammates' ribbing over his lingering hamstring issue. ***PHOTO1*** "For me, this is what I love doing, and this...

New York Giants Safety Landon Collins Expects to Win Defensive Rookie of the Year
June 27th, 2015 at 8:55 AM
New York Giants safety Landon Collins, whom the team traded up to select with the first pick in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft, is not someone who's short on confidence. And when asked what his individual expectations are for the 2015 season during Friday's Play 60 event...

New York Giants Friday Morning Storylines: How Will Teams Handle Odell Beckham Jr.?
June 26th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Friday, New York Giants fans! After an unexpectedly busy day in Giants land, things seem to have quieted right down as we enter the weekend. Needless to say, we've all managed to survive the first true football-free week ahead of training camp and only have about four and a...

New York Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul Looking to Drop Weight in Contract Year; Down to 274 Pounds
June 25th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
After being designated the team's franchise player, New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul decided it would be in his best interest to remain in Florida training on his own as the two sides negotiate a long-term deal. As a result, he missed the entirety of the offseason working program,...

Would the New York Giants Actually Consider Releasing DE Damontre Moore?
June 24th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Allow us to preface with the following: Under absolutely no circumstances do we see the New York Giants even considering the release of defensive end Damontre Moore, let alone actually going through with it. But at least one team beat writer does -- Nick Powell of The Star-Ledger. ***PHOTO1*** On Tuesday, Powell...

New York Giants Tuesday Morning Storylines: Cooper Taylor Locked in as a Starting Safety?
June 23rd, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Tuesday, New York Giants fans! And welcome to Day 2 of a five-week long football-free break. The big news is that you made it through day one -- that's always the hardest part. Unfortunately for those of you desperate for some legitimate news or excitement, with the official signing...

New York Giants’ Prince Amukamara Feels He Has to “Prove” Himself Worthy of a New Contract
June 22nd, 2015 at 3:00 PM
New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara is one of several players headed into the final season of his contract. And unlike some of his teammates, such as quarterback Eli Manning and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who are almost guaranteed new long-term deals, Amukamara still feels he has to prove himself...

Spring Concludes for New York Giants: Five Players Who Stood Out During OTAs and Minicamp
June 22nd, 2015 at 12:55 PM
The Spring has come and the Spring has gone. That means the offseason workout program has reached its conclusion, and that both Organized Team Activities (OTAs) and minicamp are a thing of the past. But which members of the New York Giants stood out? Who really opened eyes? And who...

New York Giants Linebacker Jameel McClain Laughs Off ‘Weakest Position Group’ Label
June 22nd, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Chris Wesseling of NFL Network recently broke down the weakest positional groups in the league and determined that the New York Giants' linebackers fit the bill -- coming in just ahead of the Giants' safeties. Needless to say, he's not at all impressed with the team's defense and specifically the...

Six New York Giants, Led by QB Eli Manning, Named to NFL Network’s All-NFC East Team
June 20th, 2015 at 10:55 AM
With NFL minicamps now in the rear-view mirror and a five-week break from football ahead, NFL Network decided it was an appropriate time to announce their All-Division Teams from across the league. And not just any All-Division Teams, mind you. But All-Division Teams made up of current rosters -- rookies...

Devon Kennard Named New York Giants’ “Secret Superstar” by Pro Football Focus
June 20th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Midway through minicamp, New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo made a very bold statement, saying linebacker Devon Kennard "can be as good as he wants to be." It's the same kind of hype Kennard received a year ago when he burst onto the scene throughout training camp and the...

New York Giants, Safety Landon Collins Agree to Terms on Rookie Contract
June 19th, 2015 at 10:48 AM
Less than 24 hours after the New York Giants officially signed first-round pick Ereck Flowers, the team has now agreed to terms on a rookie contract with second-round pick Landon Collins. Once Collins officially signs his deal, the Giants will have the entirety of their 2015 NFL Draft class under...