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New York Giants Among Teams That Voted in Favor of PAT Change; Josh Brown Weighs In
May 20th, 2015 at 6:55 AM
On Tuesday, NFL owners officially voted in favor of a new point after attempt (PAT) system for the 2015 season -- just the 2015 season for now. As part of the overhaul, extra points will now be snapped from the 15-yard line (making it a 33-yard extra point), while two-point...

Giants 101 Writers’ Round Table: What’s the Hold up Between Eli Manning, New York Giants?
May 19th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
It's been many, many years since Giants 101 conducted a "Writers' Round Table," but due to popular demand, it's back! So each week leading up to the season, we will open up the website (and social media) for reader questions regarding the New York Giants. But allow us to preface:...

Tom Quinn Doesn’t Rule Out Odell Beckham Jr. Returning Punts for New York Giants
May 10th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
In an ideal world, New York Giants fans would love to see the team keep star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. away from return work because of the risk of injury, but nothing has been determined yet. ***PHOTO1*** During the offseason, the G-Men picked up return man Dwayne Harris, who is also...

2015 NFL Draft: Grading Each New York Giants Selection
May 9th, 2015 at 6:55 AM
Even when the NFL Draft is over, everyone still loves to talk about it. Many fans are extremely happy with what New York Giants General Manager Jerry Reese and his staff were able to do during Draft weekend and even the media has also had mostly good things to say...

New York Giants’ Steve Weatherford Wins Jefferson Award for His Public Service
May 8th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
As Steve Weatherford heads into his 10th season in the NFL, he has already accomplished winning a Super Bowl. And although the Super Bowl with the New York Giants in the 2011 season may be his greatest accomplishment on the field, Weatherford’s contributions off the field are something he is...

New York Giants Liken Sixth-Round Pick Geremy Davis to Ex-Eagles WR Jason Avant
May 3rd, 2015 at 10:00 AM
New York Giants wide receiver Geremy Davis couldn't have a better group of guys to learn from upon entering the league following the NFL Draft, and he's already drawing some comparisons to fellow receiver Jason Avant. ***PHOTO1*** Davis, who is likely to be used as a special team player in his first...

New York Giants’ Steve Weatherford: “Pieces are in Place” for Rebound in 2015
April 29th, 2015 at 2:55 PM
New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford remembers what it was like to be a college kid trying to do the impossible and be drafted into the NFL. For him, it was in 2006 when he had the opportunity. ***PHOTO1*** Ultimately Weatherford would go the way of many college punters as an undrafted...

New York Giants Return to Work as Offseason Workout Program Begins: Player Reactions
April 20th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Football is back! Kind of. The New York Giants begin their voluntary offseason workout program today and it appears there won't be many empty seats. For the past few days, players have been sharing their excitement via social media, expressing their eagerness to get back to East Rutherford and their...

New York Giants Punter Steve Weatherford Shares Opinion on Team’s Biggest Draft Needs
April 20th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Everyone has an opinion about what the New York Giants need to do in the upcoming NFL Draft on Thursday, April 30, and punter Steve Weatherford is just the latest to give his view on the team's biggest draft needs. ***PHOTO1*** While answering questions from fans, Weatherford was asked what he thought...

New York Giants’ Steve Weatherford Helping to Pay for Jersey City Prom
April 4th, 2015 at 12:55 PM
New York Giants Punter Steve Weatherford delivered a surprise of the ages for students in the Auditorium of William L. Dickinson High School this week, and when the punters face appeared on the screen through a skype call there was a sense of jubilation that spread throughout the Auditorium. ***PHOTO1*** Weatherford announced...

New York Giants Expected to Use Dwayne Harris in David Tyree-Like Role
March 26th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
When the New York Giants signed wide receiver/return specialist Dwayne Harris, previously of the Dallas Cowboys, it was met with a lot of skepticism. After all, a player with only 31 career receptions getting paid $17.5 million with $7.1 million guaranteed over a five-year deal is enough to raise some...

Dwayne Harris Offers New York Giants Much More Value than Just a Return Man
March 21st, 2015 at 11:00 AM
It's been many years since the New York Giants heavily invested in a quality return man. In fact, over those years they’ve even let a few quality ones walk away such as Ron Dixon and Domenik Hixon, among many other serviceable return men who were nonchalantly relieved of their duties....

Several New York Giants Change Jersey Numbers; New Additions Receive Their Numbers
March 19th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Earlier this week, New York Giants equipment director Joe Skiba implied that a whole slew of jersey number changes were coming and he did not disappoint. And in addition to assigning jersey number to most of the 2015 free agent class, the team also announced a plethora of other jersey...

New York Giants’ Steve Weatherford: People Underestimate Tom Coughlin’s Value to Team
March 17th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Year in and year out, no matter how well or poorly the New York Giants perform, head coach Tom Coughlin always appear to be on the "hot seat." And while that may just be the reality of life as a head coach in New York, Coughlin's players consistently stand by...

New York Giants’ Steve Weatherford Will Donate His Brain to Concussion Research
March 3rd, 2015 at 1:00 PM
On July 23, 2014, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice announced his retirement from the NFL due to lingering issue from multiple concussions. In total, Rice is believed to have suffered 10 concussions throughout his life -- the first dating back to his early Pop Warner football years. And now...

New York Giants Friday Morning Storylines: Steve Weatherford Deserves to Be Honored
February 6th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Friday, New York Giants fans! Welcome to the weekend -- the first football-less weekend in quite some time and the beginning of a boring trend. However, with football games now in the rearview mirror, teams will begin to move forward with their free agency and NFL Draft plans. Accordingly,...

Steve Weatherford, a Potential Cap Casualty, Wants to Remain with New York Giants
February 4th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
There have been several names who have been floated as possible salary cap casualties for the New York Giants this coming month; long-time defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka has been a common name mention and with the development of Weston Richburg, J.D. Walton seems like he could be a goner too...

Outpouring of Love a Testament to Kind of Woman Ann Mara Was
February 1st, 2015 at 3:00 PM
The sports world received horrible news on Sunday morning with word that Ann Mara, the New York Giants' matriarch and widow of Hall of Famer Wellington Mara, had passed away at the age of 85. But as the prayers and condolences poured in via social media, her impact on the...

New York Giants’ Zak DeOssie Doesn’t Believe Patriots Benefited from Deflated Footballs
January 30th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
As much continues to be made regarding the New England Patriots and Deflategate, everyone who is anyone has chimed in with their two cents on the matter. The most recent? New York Giants long-snapper, Zak DeOssie, who handles footballs on nearly every single special teams play and was even a...

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...