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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...

Henry Hynoski Says New York Giants Must Find Identity, Become More Consistent in 2015
January 26th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Much like the 2013 season, the 2014 season has left a bad taste in the mouth of the New York Giants -- and rightfully so. Big Blue finished the season with a record of 6-10 -- their worst finish since 2004 -- which represented their second consecutive losing season. But...

New York Giants Likely to Target Change-of-Pace Running Back This Offseason: Report
January 24th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
A year ago, the New York Giants knew they needed to address their running back situation, and did so by re-signing Peyton Hillis, adding Rashad Jennings via free agency and then selecting Andre Williams in the fourth-round of the NFL Draft. ***PHOTO1*** Despite the new additions and the old holdovers, injuries would...

New York Giants Focusing on Needs Along Offensive Line; May Add Two or More Linemen
January 22nd, 2015 at 11:00 AM
A year after making significant changes along their offensive line, the New York Giants once again find themselves in a position where further changes are needed. And they know it. ***PHOTO1*** While in attendance at Senior Bowl practice earlier this week, Giants General Manager Jerry Reese was speaking openly about the team's...

New York Giants Tuesday Morning Storylines: Looking Back on Free Agent Additions from 2014
January 20th, 2015 at 6:55 AM
Happy Tuesday, New York Giants! And welcome to the official offseason lull. With little going on until free agency officially begins, teams who are not preparing for the Super Bowl and who have already made their coaching changes will begin to wind down. Unfortunately, this means Big Blue. ***PHOTO1*** And while we'll...

New York Giants Could Move Justin Pugh to Guard If Team Acquires Dynamic Right Tackle
January 15th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Justin Pugh has been very clear about his desires to remain the right tackle for the New York Giants. It's where he played in college at the University of Syracuse, it's the position the Giants drafted him to play two years ago and, since the 2013 season, it's the only...

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 Worked Out Several Players, Including Tight End Mike Flacco
January 10th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
The New York Giants reportedly worked out several players late this week, including tight end Mike Flacco, who is the younger brother of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. ***PHOTO1*** Flacco, who was initially signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted rookie free agent last May, also spent a brief stint...

New York Giants Sign Quarterback Ricky Stanzi, Kicker Chris Boswell to Reserve/Futures Contracts
January 8th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
The New York Giants continued rounding up players on Reserve/Futures contracts on Wednesday, signing former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Ricky Stanzi and former Houston Texans kicker/punter Chris Boswell. In total, they have now signed 14 players to Reserve/Futures deals. ***PHOTO1*** Stanzi, a fifth-round draft pick of the Chiefs in 2011, spent the...

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 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 Want Antrel Rolle to Return in 2015 … for the Right Price
January 4th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Safety Antrel Rolle has not been shy about his desire to re-sign with the New York Giants and, ultimately, retire as a member of the team. Whether or not that actually happens however, is something General Manager Jerry Reese & Co. will have to evaluate and decide moving forward. ***PHOTO1*** Rolle, the...

New York Giants not Planning to Spend Big in Free Agency Like They Did in 2014
January 1st, 2015 at 7:00 AM
The New York Giants went on an uncharacteristic spending spree in 2014, adding $116.3M in new free agent contracts that included the additions of cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz and running back Rashad Jennings. But do not expect Big Blue to repeat that splurge in 2015, as General...

New Orleans Saints Sign Former Giants Safety Kenny Phillips to Reserve/Future Contract
December 31st, 2014 at 5:49 PM
Kenny Phillips hasn't played in an official game in the NFL since his departure from the New York Giants after the 2012 season. He attempted to plat for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013, but they released him before the start of the season. ***PHOTO1*** After not playing in the 2014 season, Phillips...

New York Giants’ John Mara Would Be “Surprised” If Jason Pierre-Paul Isn’t Back in 2015
December 31st, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul knows he's going to command a large contract once he hits free agency, but he also dropped a hint last week that he expects to be back with the New York Giants in 2015. As it turns out, he's not the only one who expects that,...

Walter Thurmond III Eyeing Return to New York Giants in 2015: “I Want to Be Here”
December 30th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
At first, he was brought in to help supply blanket coverage in the New York Giants secondary as a nickel back. But after suffering a season-ending injury in Week 2 -- tearing a pectoral muscle -- Walter Thurmond’s secondary presence with the Giants was short-lived at best and it appeared...

New York Giants Sign 11 Players to Reserve/Futures Contracts
December 29th, 2014 at 4:55 PM
The New York Giants announced on Monday evening that they have signed 11 players to Reserve/Futures contracts, including all nine players who made up their practice squad as of the conclusion of Week 17. ***PHOTO1*** The nine practice squad players signed were offensive lineman Michael Bamiro, wide receivers Julian Talley, Juron Criner...

Jason Pierre-Paul Hints He’ll Be Back with New York Giants in 2015
December 29th, 2014 at 10:55 AM
Over the last two years, the New York Giants have had to make some tough decisions on some very popular players and if they stayed or went. Ahmad Bradshaw, Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, Hakeem Nicks. All now referred to as former Giants players. What about Jason Pierre-Paul? ***PHOTO1*** JPP is coming off...

New York Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul: I Think I’m Worth a Lot of Money in Free Agency
December 27th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
New York Giants star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul swears he wants to be a Giant for life, but being a Giant for life may cost the team a lot of money in free agency. ***PHOTO1*** JPP is set to hit the free agent market and his 2014 season is making the case...

Washington Redskins Sign Rishaw Johnson Off of Giants’ Practice Squad; New York Adds Uani Unga
December 24th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
On Tuesday, the Washington Redskins placed rookie linebacker Trent Murphy on the season-ending injured reserve (IR) with a fractured right hand. In a corresponding roster move, the team signed guard Rishaw Johnson to their 53-man roster from the New York Giants' practice squad. ***PHOTO1*** The Giants had initially signed Johnson back in...