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Giants’ Andre Williams Out to Show Ben McAdoo was Right for Having Patience in Him
May 25th, 2016 at 1:48 PM
People have been down on Andre Williams over the last year or so and wonder if the New York Giants drafting of Paul Perkins in the 2016 NFL Draft was a signal of the team potentially ready to move on from him if he doesn't get things straightened out. ***PHOTO1*** However, despite...

Giants’ Rashad Jennings on Abundance of Running Backs: “We’ll Have as Many as Needed”
May 11th, 2016 at 11:11 AM
Before the offseason started, the New York Giants running back depth chart was pretty full with Rashad Jennings, Andre Williams, Shane Vereen and Orleans Darkwa. ***PHOTO1*** Then the Giants signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey, which made five and that was heading into the NFL Draft. Then in the...

New York Giants’ Jerry Reese Believes Paul Perkins is a “Three-Down Player”
May 1st, 2016 at 1:00 PM
Perhaps one of the most interesting selections on Day 3 of the NFL Draft came when the New York Giants drafted UCLA running back Paul Perkins in the fifth-round. ***PHOTO1*** Opinions on Perkins vary greatly. Some experts believe he was among the best running backs available in the Draft, while others feel...

2016 NFL Draft: New York Giants Select UCLA RB Paul Perkins
April 30th, 2016 at 2:25 PM
With their fifth-round pick (No. 149 overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft, as announced by former wide receiver David Tyree, the New York Giants select UCLA running back Paul Perkins. ***PHOTO1*** The selection of Perkins raises some eyebrows given how much the Giants have invested at the position in recent years, but...

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa Has Fractured Tibia, Out One Month: Report
April 27th, 2016 at 8:30 AM
It's only April, but already the New York Giants are dealing with injuries -- and potentially serious injuries at that. As the team opened their voluntary three-day mini-camp on Tuesday, they did so without running back Orleans Darkwa, who is sidelined due to a small fracture in his tibia, reports The...

New York Giants Sunday Morning Storylines: Rashad Jennings Welcomes Running Back Competition
April 24th, 2016 at 8:00 AM
Happy Sunday, New York Giants fans! We've returned to a brief dead period after the fun of pre-2016 NFL Draft press conferences, but again, this lull is likely to be short-lived. Big Blue returns on Tuesday with voluntary mini-camp on both Tuesday and Wednesday, which will be followed by the...

New York Giants’ Rashad Jennings Thinks New Strength Program Will “Absolutely” Reduce Injuries
April 22nd, 2016 at 9:00 AM
In recent days and weeks, we've all been granted an inside look into the New York Giants' brand new strength and conditioning program under Aaron Wellman. What's been revealed is that the team will now focus heavily on maximizing speed, strength and power, while also aiming to reduce stress and...

Bobby Rainey May Provide Unexpected Boost to New York Giants’ Backfield
April 16th, 2016 at 3:00 PM
For the third consecutive offseason, the New York Giants went out and found themselves a new running back via free agency. ***PHOTO1*** First in 2014, it was Rashad Jennings who signed a four-year deal with Big Blue. In 2015, the Giants signed a different type of back in the pass catching Shane...

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa Signs Tender, LB Nico Johnson Cut
April 13th, 2016 at 7:00 AM
New York Giants running back Orleans Darkwa signed his exclusive rights free agent (ERFA) tender on Monday, while linebacker Nico Johnson was cut after he failed a physical. ***PHOTO1*** By definition, Darkwa actually had no choice but to sign the tender. The deal is for one year at $600K. He was one...

With Addition of RB Bobby Rainey, New York Giants’ Backfield Runs Five Deep
April 12th, 2016 at 2:55 PM
In 2015, the New York Giants used a rotation system at running back. The results were mixed. They employed four different players, possessing four different styles and strengths. This week the Giants added a fifth back to the group, former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Bobby Rainey, who had been impressive in...