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Linebacker Jacquian Williams not Returning to New York Giants?
March 4th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Going into 2014, Jacquian Williams knew what was at stake. The New York Giants were ready to move forward with him as their starting linebacker, but they needed to see a return on their investment. And given the opportunity to prove himself, Williams played well for several weeks -- including...

New York Giants, Linebacker Jon Beason Discussing Contract Modification
March 4th, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Since the moment the 2014 NFL season came to an end, it's been common knowledge that the New York Giants would look to either re-work the contract of linebacker Jon Beason or release him outright. And with a scheduled cap hit of $7.37 million on the books for 2015, it's...

New York Giants’ Devon Kennard Switches Representation Following Suspension of Agent
February 24th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Two weeks after the NFLPA’s Committee on Agent Regulation & Discipline suspended his agent, Vinnie Porter, following a wire fraud arrest, New York Giants linebacker Devon Kennard has switched his representation. Select Sports Group, who also manage Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, announced on Monday that they will now represent...

Agent of New York Giants LB Devon Kennard Suspended by NFLPA Following Wire Fraud Arrest
February 12th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
The NFLPA’s Committee on Agent Regulation & Discipline announced on Tuesday that they have "suspended agent Vinnie Porter’s certification to represent NFL players in contract talks with clubs" following his January arrest arrest for wire fraud. ***PHOTO1*** Porter, along with New York-based financial adviser, Joseph Vaccaro, were arrested by the FBI and...

Giants’ Jon Beason Believes He’ll Thrive Under New Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo
January 30th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Before he was fired, Jon Beason was very supportive of the New York Giants keeping Perry Fewell as the defensive coordinator. His best season in years (also his healthiest one too), was played under the direction of Fewell when he got traded to New York in 2013. ***PHOTO1*** But 2014 was not...

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...

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’ 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 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...

New York Giants Saturday Morning Storylines: Should Big Blue Bring Jon Beason Back?
January 3rd, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Saturday, New York Giants fans! Welcome to the first playoff weekend of 2015 -- sans the New York Giants. ***PHOTO1*** Before you dive head-first into today's two scheduled playoff games, we offer you the following look at several headlines, including the lack of dedication by the Big Blue fanbase, whether or...

New York Giants’ Devon Kennard Out Vs. Eagles; Andre Williams Questionable
December 26th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The New York Giants released their final Week 17 injury report on Friday and have officially ruled out linebacker Devon Kennard (toe) for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. ***PHOTO1*** Kennard was a new addition injury report this week after a string of solid performances in recent games, but failed to participate...

Jameel McClain Says New York Giants Have Learned to “Trust Each Other”
December 25th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
What were some of the biggest issues facing the New York Giants during the early part of the season and then during their lengthy losing streak? Well, if you were to ask linebacker Jameel McClain, he'd tell you it was a lack of trust. But now, with the team on...

New York Giants’ Jon Beason Out of Boot; Will Resume Running in 3-4 Weeks
December 25th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
The New York Giants got some good injury news on Tuesday by way of wide receiver Victor Cruz, but he was not the only player who offered a positive update on their recovery. Linebacker Jon Beason also spoke to the media on Christmas Eve, and revealed that he had shed...

New York Giants’ Jameel McClain, Antrel Rolle Rip St. Louis Rams for Being “Dirty”
December 22nd, 2014 at 8:00 AM
Following a 37-27 beating of the St. Louis Rams -- a game that included a massive brawl and three ejections -- several New York Giants players immediately addressed what had happened on the field Sunday afternoon, and to say they were displeased and bluntly spoken would be a bit of...

As Eric Berry Prepares for His Battle with Cancer, He Has Mark Herzlich in His Corner
December 21st, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Back in December of 2009, when then-Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich was being honored at the Lott IMPACT Trophy ceremony, Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry was on hand and he offered Herzlich some kind encouragement. ***PHOTO1*** “I was going through chemo at the time, had a bald head and no eyebrows,”...

New York Giants’ Perry Fewell Impressed with Blossoming DT, Johnathan Hankins
December 20th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
While his defense plans for their game plan against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell let some of his own thoughts flow about the state of his players on Thursday. ***PHOTO1*** Two of the first players mentioned were defensive linemen Jason Pierre-Paul and Johnathan Hankins,...

New York Giants’ Rashad Jennings Out Vs. Rams; Jameel McClain Probable
December 19th, 2014 at 1:05 PM
The New York Giants released their final Week 16 injury report on Friday, and as expected, the team has ruled running back Rashad Jennings (ankle) out against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** "I've been fighting them to let me play anyway, and now with this happening," Jennings told ESPN earlier...

New York Giants’ Perry Fewell Sees Devon Kennard as Long-Term Answer at SAM
December 19th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
New York Giants rookie linebacker Devon Kennard has significant experience at all three linebackers positions, as well as defensive end, where he saw time while at USC. But when asked on Thursday where Kennard, who has really come into his own in recent weeks, fits defensively, Perry Fewell indicated his...

2015 NFL Draft: ESPN’s Todd McShay Has New York Giants Selecting Vic Beasley, Clemson
December 18th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Just imagine: in the mind of ESPN's Todd McShay, he is visualizing Roger Goodell walking up to the podium at the 2015 NFL Draft announcing that with their first-round pick, the New York Giants have selected a linebacker. ***PHOTO1*** On Wednesday, McShay released his first mock draft of his first-round projection of...