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New York Giants’ Will Beatty: Offensive Line Still Searching for an Identity
October 20th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
For the second week in a row, the New York Giants offensive line continues to be one of the problems as to why the team is not winning football games. ***PHOTO1*** While they were able to keep Eli Manning upright and off his back against the Dallas Cowboys unlike the six sacks...

Tom Coughlin Sees New York Giants Offensive Line Coming Together at Right Time
September 29th, 2014 at 10:55 AM
The New York Giants offensive line seemed to be a major problem over the last two years; especially last year when they got Eli Manning sacked a career high 39 times in 2013. ***PHOTO1*** Early on in 2014, the line looked like they were going to have the same issues again carrying...

New York Giants’ Offensive Line Slowly Becoming a Team Strength
September 25th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
The offensive line -- many have considered this the Achilles' Heel of the New York Giants over the years. But an aging offensive line has been phased out this year in favor of younger talent and experienced free agents. Unfortunately, injuries to prized free agent acquisition guard Geoff Schwartz and...

New York Giants’ Justin Pugh: Offensive Line Thrives on Being Doubted
September 22nd, 2014 at 9:00 AM
They looked terrible throughout the preseason, awful in a Week 1 loss to the Detroit Lions, better in a Week 2 loss against the Arizona Cardinals and outstanding in a Week 3 victory over the Houston Texans. It's been a slow evolution for the New York Giants' offensive line, but...

Geoff Schwartz Injury Highlights Continued Concerns with New York Giants Offensive Line
August 24th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Most New York Giants fans can attest that their main concern over the last few years is the team’s offensive line. Over the last several offseasons, the team has time and time again overlooked the offensive line in favor of another position. It wasn’t until the 2013 offseason did the...

New York Giants Beginning to Experiment with Different Offensive Line Combinations
August 20th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
As the New York Giants offensive line continues to struggle midway through the preseason, head coach Tom Coughlin, offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo and offensive line coach Pat Flaherty decided to mix things up a bit during Tuesday's practice. In addition to having the line take reps in their normal alignment,...

New York Giants’ Weston Richburg Could Be Working Way into Starting Job
August 19th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The New York Giants have been searching to figure out who their starting right guard will be once they begin the 2014 regular season next month against the Detroit Lions. ***PHOTO1*** With Chris Snee retiring just before training camp, they have used Brandon Mosley as the first-team right guard, but with him...

2014 New York Giants Training Camp Preview: Offensive Line
July 18th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
With the offseason workout program now a thing of the past and the official start to training camp coming up on July 21st (report date and physicals), it's time to look ahead to each positional battle and how they will ultimately shape the New York Giants' final 53-man roster. Today...

New York Giants “Won’t Be Afraid” to Start Weston Richburg: Report
July 8th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The New York Giants have a number of important decisions to make by the time training camp concludes and the regular season officially begins, but perhaps none are more important than who will start across the offensive line. Ideally, the team would like to see both Will Beatty and Chris...

New York Giants’ Eli Manning on Field for Start of OTAs; Taking Starting Snaps from J.D. Walton
May 29th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, coming off of ankle surgery and not expected to be ready until training camp, wasted no time getting under center as Big Blue began their 2014 Organized Team Activities (OTAs) on Wednesday. And it wasn't just for show either. Rather, Manning "put in a...

New York Giants’ Weston Richburg Ready to “Earn” Playing Time; Will See Snaps at Guard
May 21st, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Although the New York Giants spent a second-round pick on center Weston Richburg, they've made absolutely no guarantees about him coming in and immediately starting for the team. If anything, it would appear on the surface as if he was selected as a development talent behind J.D. Walton, whom the...

New York Giants Sign Odell Beckham Jr., Weston Richburg, Devon Kennard & Bennett Jackson
May 20th, 2014 at 8:55 AM
The New York Giants officially announced on Monday that the team had signed four additional members of their 2014 Draft class to their rookie deals. Those new to ink the paper include first-round pick Odell Beckham Jr. (WR, LSU), second-round pick Weston Richburg (OL, Colorado State), fifth-round pick Devon Kennard...

New York Giants’ Offensive Line Heading Towards Being Nasty and Mean Again
May 17th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Knowing what happens in the trenches on either side of the ball can be disturbing. It isn’t a friendly place -- like the bottom of a scrum. As an outsider, they’re amusing stories to hear, but there’s a dead seriousness out there on the field and it isn’t for the...

New York Giants Home in on Captains, Leaders Over First Two Days of 2014 NFL Draft
May 10th, 2014 at 8:00 AM
As we enter the final day of the 2014 NFL Draft, much has been made about the New York Giants' first three selections: LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., Colorado State center Weston Richburg and Syracuse defensive tackle Jay Bromley. ***VIDEO1*** With the exception of Beckham, who saw his stock skyrocket in...

Jerry Reese Expects Weston Richburg to Compete for New York Giants’ Starting Center Job in 2014
May 10th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Heading into the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, many of the fans expected the New York Giants to take an offensive tackle or a tight end with their #43 overall pick, but the team went in another direction and focused on a need. ***VIDEO1*** The Giants took Colorado State center...

2014 NFL Draft: New York Giants Select Colorado State C Weston Richburg
May 9th, 2014 at 7:58 PM
With their second pick (No. 43 overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select Colorado State center Weston Richburg. ***VIDEO1*** Projected by some to go in Round 3, Richburg was still regarded as the best center available in the draft. Despite the minor reach early in Round 2, the...

Justin Pugh Excited for Changes, Upgrades Made to New York Giants’ Offensive Line
April 6th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Last year, Justin Pugh was a first-round draft pick of the New York Giants coming out of Syracuse and just looking to win a starting job -- heading into training camp looking to battle David Diehl for the right tackle job. However, a thumb injury to Diehl sidelined him for the...

J.D. Walton Being Looked at as Potential Starting Center for New York Giants in 2014
March 17th, 2014 at 6:35 AM
Lost in the very, very busy first week of free agency of the NFL and for the New York Giants was their signing of former Denver Broncos center J.D. Walton.  Walton wasn't the attractive name on the market this winter like Alex Mack of the Cleveland Browns, Evan Dietrich-Smith who is...

New York Giants Could Still Look to Sign Packers C Evan Dietrich-Smith, Saints C Brian De La Puente
March 14th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The New York Giants wanted to make significant changes to their offensive line, especially to the center position. David Baas was released after three years with the team due to him not wanting to take a pay cut and the team also signed former Denver Broncos center J.D. Walton. Walton though,...

New York Giants Sign Center J.D. Walton
March 12th, 2014 at 5:05 PM
The New York Giants have signed former Denver Broncos center J.D. Walton, reports the Denver Post. ***PHOTO1*** Walton, originally a third-round pick of the Broncos in the 2010 NFL Draft, was a two-year starter out of the gate for Denver. He started all 32 games from 2010-2011 (36 consecutive in all), including...