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Bulked up Damontre Moore Has Returned to New York Giants with a “New Opportunity”
May 30th, 2015 at 2:55 PM
New York Giants defensive end Damontre Moore has returned to the team after missing a significant portion of the offseason workout program while pursuing his degree at Texas A&M. And although he has a lot of catching up to do, the 22-year-old Moore -- who is five-months younger than third-round...

New York Giants’ Cullen Jenkins May See Time at Defensive End in 2015
May 29th, 2015 at 2:55 PM
The New York Giants love versatility -- especially along the offensive line and on the defensive side of the ball -- so any chance they get to teach a player a new position, they generally take it. Such was the case earlier this week when Big Blue opened Organized Team...

New York Giants’ Tom Coughlin Expects Jason Pierre-Paul to Attend Mandatory Minicamp
May 28th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
When the New York Giants took the field for their first practice of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) on Wednesday, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was noticeably ascent. ***PHOTO1*** Having still not signed his franchise tender -- a tender worth roughly $15 million -- Pierre-Paul remained in Florida, working out alone and away from...

New York Giants’ Robert Ayers “Suffered No Major Damage” to Knee, Ankle: Report
May 28th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
The New York Giants received a major scare on Wednesday when defensive end Robert Ayers was carted off the field after the very first play of their very first non-contact practice. When head coach Tom Coughlin later met with the media, he revealed that Ayers had suffered both an ankle...

New York Giants DE Robert Ayers Suffers Ankle, Knee Injuries on First Day of OTAs
May 27th, 2015 at 1:36 PM
Already the New York Giants have placed offensive lineman Troy Kropog on the Physically Unable Perform (PUP) list and lost starting left tackle Will Beatty for at least 5-6 months due to a torn pectoral muscle, so when defensive end Robert Ayers went down on the very first play of...

Jason Pierre-Paul, Steve Weatherford not Participating in New York Giants’ Organized Team Activities
May 27th, 2015 at 11:36 AM
Not that it will come as any real surprise to anyone, but defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was expectedly absent when the New York Giants rook the field on Wednesday morning for the start of their Organized Team Activities (OTAs). ***PHOTO1*** Pierre-Paul, who was designated as the Giants' franchise player earlier this offseason,...

New York Giants’ Organized Team Activities Officially Begin: What to Watch For
May 27th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Organized Team Activities (OTAs) officially begin for the New York Giants on Wednesday and their very first practice is scheduled to begin at 11:20 AM EDT (which, of course, really means 11:15 AM EDT). It will be the first of the 10 allowed OTA practices and the very first with...

New York Giants to Participate in Charity Basketball Game Benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation
May 26th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Several member of the New York Giants -- both past and present -- will take part in a charity basketball game on Sunday, June 7th at Pittston Area High School in Pittston, Pennsylvania at 2:00 PM EDT. Proceeds from the game will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. ***PHOTO1*** About Make-A-Wish Foundation: Make-A-Wish® grants the...

New York Giants Tuesday Morning Storylines: is Brett Jones a Realistic Option at Guard?
May 26th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Tuesday, New York Giants fans! And welcome to what will be the final day of the true NFL offseason lull. Big Blue begins their Organized Team Activities (OTAs) on Wednesday -- which includes press access -- and that will lead us right into training camp and then the preseason....

Experience at Texas Helping Safety Mykkele Thompson Adjust to New York Giants Defense
May 25th, 2015 at 12:55 PM
Texas safety Mykkele Thompson was a surprise pick in the fifth-round of the 2015 NFL Draft. After all, even he figured he'd go undrafted and have to battle for a spot as an undrafted rookie free agent (UDFA), but the New York Giants saw something in him -- something worthy...

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’ Robert Ayers Expected to Be “100 Percent” for Organized Team Activities
May 19th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
When the New York Giants initially signed Robert Ayers to a two-year deal at the onset of free agency last season, they did so hoping he could come in and fill Justin Tuck's old role -- a strong run defender who was also capable of rushing the passer situationally. And...

Some Players Concerned New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul Will ‘Dog It’ Once Paid: Report
May 18th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has been working out like a man on a mission since the very moment the 2014 NFL season ended, as evident by the many video he's posted to his Instagram account. However, the former Pro Bowler remains in Florida, training primarily on his...

Which Undrafted Rookie Free Agents Stand Best Shot at Sticking with New York Giants?
May 18th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
In the days following the 2015 NFL Draft, the New York Giants officially signed six undrafted rookie free agents (UDFA). The team then invited some 40+ others to tryout during their rookie minicamp, subsequently signing an additional four, bringing their post-NFL Draft total to 10 undrafted rookies. ***PHOTO1*** The entire haul included...

Three New York Giants Projected to Be Among “Top 100 Rookies of 2015″
May 17th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
The New York Giants have been met with mixed reviews for their haul in 2015 NFL Draft, but despite the inconsistent grades, experts have seemed to share common ground on one particular belief: General Manager Jerry Reese & Co. hit it big in the first three rounds. ***PHOTO1*** The additions of offensive...

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...

Mykkele Thompson’s Former Coach Believes New York Giants Safety Can Cover NFL’s Elite
May 16th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Can New York Giants rookie safety Mykkele Thompson come in and immediately compete with the NFL's elite? Can he cover superstar tight ends like Rob Gronkowski and Jason Witten? Can he come down into the box and stop a running back like Marshawn Lynch? His former college position coach, Chris...

Versatile, Motivated Carlif Taylor Ready to Give New York Giants “1000 Percent”
May 15th, 2015 at 10:55 AM
Carlif Taylor (6-1, 319 lbs.) may be listed as a defensive tackle, but the two-time All-Northeast-10 Conference selection is about as versatile as they come. And after signing with the New York Giants as an undrafted rookie free agent (UDFA), he has every intention of using that versatility and a...

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...