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Washington Redskins Hire Ex-Giants DC Perry Fewell as Defensive Backs Coach: Report
January 27th, 2015 at 3:44 PM
It looks like not only has Perry Fewell found his next coaching job in the NFL, but he didn't even have to travel outside the NFC East to find it. ***PHOTO1*** The Washington Redskins will hire the recently fired and former New York Giants defensive coordinator to be their next defensive backs...

New York Giants 2015 Free Agency Scorecard
January 27th, 2015 at 2:55 PM
Free agency is a wild time in the NFL, with players coming and going, being released, signed or re-signed and, in some cases, retiring. Ultimately, it's a difficult thing to keep track of. So, at least in the case of the New York Giants, we here at Giants 101 breakout...

Giants’ Nat Berhe Inspired by American Sniper Movie; Does Ticket Giveaway for Military Members
January 24th, 2015 at 2:55 PM
The movie "American Sniper" starring Bradley Cooper (yes, the same one who is a die-hard fan of the Philadelphia Eagles) has been sweeping the nation and getting great reviews from everyone all over, but more importantly, it has given those who have seen it a greater appreciation for the men...

ESPN’s Mel Kiper Re-Grades the 2014 NFL Draft, Gives New York Giants an “A”
January 24th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
On May 11, 2014, one day after the 2014 NFL Draft concluded, ESPN's draft expert, Mel Kiper, weighed in his opinion on how each team did in the draft. In a draft that saw the New York Giants draft seven players that included Weston Richburg, Andre Williams, Devon Kennard and...

Agent of Giants’ Devon Kennard Arrested by FBI in Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme
January 22nd, 2015 at 3:00 PM
The agent for current New York Giants outside linebacker Devon Kennard, Vincent Porter, was arrested and charged with plotting to defraud investors in a multimillion dollar scheme. ***PHOTO1*** Porter, along with another agent, Joseph Vaccaro, were charged with the conspiracy to commit fraud by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and both have...

Four New York Giants Named to Pro Football Focus All-NFC East Team
January 21st, 2015 at 3:00 PM
On Wednesday, Odell Beckham Jr. continued to pile up the awards on what was a tremendous rookie campaign in 2014, as Pro Football Focus named him to the 2014 All-NFC East team. ***PHOTO1*** Beckham Jr. was named to the wide receivers section of the team along with Dez Bryant of the Dallas...

Mike Patterson: Players Excited About Steve Spagnuolo Because of His Play Calling, Heavy Blitzing
January 20th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
The hiring of Steve Spagnuolo as the defensive coordinator for the New York Giants has created a buzz around the fans, the team and the players; mostly because of Spagnuolo's reputation that follows him. ***PHOTO1*** When you're known as the coach who came up with the game plan to slow down the...

New York Giants Select Washington NT Danny Shelton in NFL.com’s Mock Draft
January 17th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
It's a good four months until the 2015 NFL Draft, but the needs for next year's New York Giants team are pretty obvious. ***PHOTO1*** Offensive line is a must. Linebackers should be looked at along with the secondary. Some think the pass rush is a must too, especially if Jason Pierre-Paul departs...

New York Giants Players React to Hiring of Steve Spagnuolo as Defensive Coordinator
January 16th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
On Thursday, the New York Giants made it official. Steve Spagnuolo would return to East Rutherford after six years away, having been re-hired as the team's defensive coordinator. ***PHOTO1*** Shortly after the hiring was made official, several Giants players -- including some of those who were with the Baltimore Ravens during his...

New York Giants Sign Emmett Cleary, Trevin Wade to Reserve/Futures Contracts
January 14th, 2015 at 6:55 AM
The New York Giants continued adding to their tally of post-season additions on Tuesday, signing both offensive lineman Emmett Cleary and cornerback Trevin Wade to Reserve/Futures contracts. ***PHOTO1*** Wade, who was originally a seventh-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in the 2012 NFL Draft, spent the past two seasons as a member...

New York Giants’ Nat Berhe, Devon Kennard Named All-Pro on Special Teams via Pro Football Focus
January 9th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Already this offseason, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has been named a First Team All-Pro selection courtesy of Pro Football Focus, while defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins was named All-Pro Second Team. Fullback Henry Hynoski also earned an honorable mention, but no other Big Blue players were voted...

New York Giants’ Damontre Moore Makes “Promise” That 2015 Will Be His Year
January 9th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Through the first two years of his professional career, Damontre Moore hasn't exactly turned into Michael Strahan or even Justin Tuck for the New York Giants. ***PHOTO1*** He's shown potential and with more maturing and playing time, could develop into the player they thought they were getting when they took him in...

New York Giants’ Antrel Rolle “Shocked” by Firing of Perry Fewell
January 7th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
On Wednesday, the Giants decided to part ways with defensive coordinator Perry Fewell after five years on the job; they also fired long-time defensive backs coach Peter Giunta, who was on the coaching staff since 2006 and part of two Super Bowl coaching staffs. ***PHOTO1*** Before the team decided to make any...

New York Giants Fire Secondary/Cornerbacks Coach Peter Giunta
January 7th, 2015 at 11:30 AM
In addition to parting ways with defensive coordinator Perry Fewell, the New York Giants made another shift defensively on Wednesday, firing long-time secondary/cornerbacks coach Peter Giunta. ***PHOTO1*** “No one person is responsible for what happened in this year,” head coach Tom Coughlin said. “That has to be loud and clear. If there...

New York Giants Wednesday Morning Storylines: What to Do with Prince Amukamara?
January 7th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Wednesday, New York Giants fans! We're halfway to the weekend and another round of playoff football that does not include our beloved Big Blue. But fear not -- there's still plenty of Giants material to cover and evaluate as we slowly limp towards both free agency and the NFL...

New York Giants Sign Linebacker Victor Butler to Reserve/Futures Contract
January 6th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Two-years ago, Victor Butler was on the verge of potentially becoming a regular and everyday starter in the NFL when he left the Dallas Cowboys to sign with the New Orleans Saints, but injuries derailed that progress and now, he's just looking for a second chance to prove he can...

Pro Football Focus Names Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. 1st Team All-Pro, Johnathan Hankins 2nd Team
January 5th, 2015 at 3:20 PM
While none of the players on the New York Giants were initially voted to the Pro Bowl roster, some are getting recognized by others for a season well done. ***PHOTO1*** On Monday, Pro Football Focus named rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the first team of their 2014 All Pro Team...

New York Giants Expected to Bring Back Perry Fewell, Tom Quinn: Report
January 5th, 2015 at 12:30 PM
For those who wanted the New York Giants to get rid of both Perry Fewell as the defensive coordinator and Tom Quinn as the special teams coordinator, this may not be a happy day. ***PHOTO1*** Fewell and Quinn appear set to return to the Giants at their respective roles for the 2015...

New York Giants’ Bennett Jackson Recovering from Microfracture Surgery
January 5th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
New York Giants rookie cornerback Bennett Jackson had surgery back in October, but it was not of the variety any expected -- instead, it was the dreaded microfracture surgery, reports The Star-Ledger. ***PHOTO1*** Jackson, who was Big Blue's sixth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, struggled throughout the preseason while dealing with...

New York Giants, Past and Present, Mourn Passing of ESPN’s Stuart Scott
January 4th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
In a shocking and saddening announcement on Sunday morning, ESPN shared the news that long-time anchor, Stuart Scott, had passed away at the age of 49 after a long battle with cancer. ***PHOTO1*** In the immediate aftermath of the announcement, athletes from across the world hit social media with their condolences and...