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B.J. Goodson “Definitely” Wanted to Join “Legendary” New York Giants
April 30th, 2016 at 1:36 PM
When Clemson linebacker B.J. Goodson met with the New York Giants during his pre-Draft visit, he instantly knew that's where he wanted to be. Not just because he immediately gelled with linebackers coach Bill McGovern and special teams coordinator Tom Quinn, but because the Giants are a "legendary" franchise. ***PHOTO1*** "Definitely wanted...

2016 NFL Draft: New York Giants Select Clemson LB B.J. Goodson
April 30th, 2016 at 12:40 PM
With their fourth-round pick (No. 109 overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft, as announced by defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, the New York Giants select Clemson linebacker B.J. Goodson. ***PHOTO1*** "I'm ready to get with the veterans and learn as much as I can," Goodson said after being selected. The 6-1, 242 lbs. Goodson...

New York Giants LB Devon Kennard Says Chemistry is Already Building on Defense
April 22nd, 2016 at 4:55 PM
New York Giants linebacker Devon Kennard is a player the team had big plans for and hoped would be a staple of their defense when they drafted him out of USC in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. After two seasons spoiled by injuries, Kennard is finally healthy...

Recently-Signed LB Kelvin Sheppard Will Feel Right at Home with New York Giants
April 12th, 2016 at 10:55 AM
The New York Giants signed veteran linebacker Kelvin Sheppard to help bolster the depth of their linebacker corps this season, much to the dismay of critics who believe Sheppard is a liability against both the pass and the run. Sheppard had 105 total tackles as the Miami Dolphins' middle linebacker...

New York Giants Will Sign LB Kelvin Sheppard on Monday
April 10th, 2016 at 12:16 PM
Earlier this week, the New York Giants held workouts for several players, including offensive linemen Dillon Farrell and Ryan Seymour, as well as fullback Will Johnson. The team almost immediately signed that trio, but others, like former Miami Dolphins linebacker Kelvin Sheppard, were allowed to walk out the door. ***PHOTO1*** On Monday,...

Giants 101 Answers Your Questions: Wide Receivers, Linebackers, Secondary
April 5th, 2016 at 4:55 PM
The New York Giants have been very active in free agency and have a high draft position (No. 10 overall) in the upcoming NFL Draft. So far the Giants have filled many of the holes on defense but still have a ways to go to be comfortable this season. On...

New York Giants Officially Re-Sign Jasper Brinkley, Who is Ready to Compete for Starting Job
March 29th, 2016 at 6:15 PM
On Tuesday, the New York Giants made it official when they re-signed veteran middle linebacker Jasper Brinkley to a one-year deal. ***PHOTO1*** ***PHOTO2*** Brinkley was in East Rutherford on Tuesday to make the deal official and now with Brinkley back in the fold for the 2016 season, the 30-year-old is extremely excited to...

New York Giants Will Re-Sign LB Jasper Brinkley to One-Year Deal
March 18th, 2016 at 7:32 PM
With the linebacker situation heading into the 2016 not clear, the New York Giants are bringing back one of the members from a year ago who brought some stability to the position. ***PHOTO1*** The Giants on Friday agreed to terms on a one-year deal with middle linebacker Jasper Brinkley, as per Ian...

Giants’ J.T. Thomas Ranked No. 15 on Bleacher Report’s Top 15 4-3 Weakside Linebackers List
March 18th, 2016 at 7:00 AM
The Bleacher Report Top 1000 Players of 2015 countdown continued on Thursday with Matt Miller's release of the Top 15 4-3 Weakside Linebackers of 2015 list. And, as you might have expected, a New York Giants linebacker -- J.T. Thomas -- finished dead last on that list. Although, to be...

Mark Herzlich, Lawrence Tynes Defuse Situation with Damon Harrison Over Jersey Number
March 16th, 2016 at 11:00 AM
Late last week, newly signed defensive tackle Damon Harrison thought he'd positively engage New York Giants fans and allow them to choose his new jersey number given that linebacker Mark Herzlich was the proud owner of No. 94. ***PHOTO1*** Of course, as things often do in New York/New Jersey, a nice gesture...