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New York Giants Release Center J.D. Walton
March 2nd, 2015 at 4:05 PM
In their second expected move of the day -- the first coming when they designated Jason Pierre-Paul as their non-exclusive franchise player -- the New York Giants have announced the release of center J.D. Walton. ***PHOTO1*** The release of Walton, who started all 16 games for the team at center in 2014,...

New York Giants’ Weston Richburg Will Compete for Starting Center Job in Training Camp
February 20th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
When he was selected in the second-round of the 2014 NFL Draft, everyone knew Weston Richburg would eventually take over as the starting center for the New York Giants. However, that didn't happen in his rookie year and, instead, Richburg played 16 games (15 starts) at the left guard position,...

New York Giants Re-Sign Offensive Lineman Dallas Reynolds
February 19th, 2015 at 12:00 PM
The New York Giants have slowly, but surely begun to work on their pending free agents, recently re-signing wide receiver Kevin Ogletree, who was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent. And on Thursday, Big Blue continued along those lines, re-signing offensive lineman Dallas Reynolds, who was scheduled to become...

New York Giants’ Brett Jones a No-Risk Signing: Three-Year Minimum Deal with No Guarantees
February 15th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Earlier this week, the New York Giants made their first noteworthy signing of the offseason, adding dominant CFL offensive lineman Brett Jones. And although the signing was met with some criticism -- being called, by some, a shot in the dark -- The Star-Ledger now reports the addition comes with...

New York Giants’ Brett Jones: My Biggest Goal was Always to Make the NFL
February 12th, 2015 at 2:55 PM
Brett Jones was considered to be one of the best offensive lineman in the Canadian Football League over the last two years with the Calgary Stampeders. His team won the Grey Cup; the CFL's equivalent to the NFL's Super Bowl this past year and ever since being drafted in 2013...

New York Giants Officially Sign Brett Jones; Former Coaches, Teammates Weigh In
February 11th, 2015 at 3:55 PM
On Wednesday, the New York Giants officially signed former Canadian Football League offensive lineman Brett Jones, who compete to to make the team in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** While Jones might not look like the biggest guy on the field -- 6'2" and 318 pounds -- some have said his football intelligence and a...

New York Giants Will Sign Top CFL OL Brett Jones
February 10th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
As recently as Monday afternoon, Calgary Stampeders offensive lineman Brett Jones was still being actively pursued by three NFL teams -- the New York Giants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Arizona Cardinals. However, that three-team race will declare a winner on Tuesday as the Calgary Herald reports that Jones with sign...

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...