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New York Giants Trade Kicker Brandon McManus to Denver Broncos for Conditional 7th Round Pick
August 26th, 2014 at 3:29 PM
The New York Giants had announced earlier today that they planned to waive kicker Brandon McManus. But prior to the 4:00 PM EST deadline that would have made McManus subject to waivers, the Denver Broncos swooped in and acquired him via trade for a conditional 7th round pick. ***PHOTO1*** McManus, who had...

New York Giants Cutdown Day (75-Man) Scorecard
August 26th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Cutdown day is a brutal day across the NFL, and there will be two of them this week. The first, which requires teams to trim their roster from 90 players to 75 players, will conclude at the end of business on Tuesday. And for the New York Giants, that means...

Josh Brown Has Won Giants Kicking Competition, Brandon McManus to Be Waived: Report
August 26th, 2014 at 8:00 AM
The first cutdown day for the New York Giants has officially arrived, and by the end of business on Tuesday, Big Blue will have had to trim their roster to 75 players. And the very first player on the chopping block is kicker Brandon McManus, who has reportedly lost the...

NFL Madden 15 Player and Team Ratings: New York Giants
August 8th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
With the return of football comes the return of the Madden franchise -- a video game we maintain has destroyed the way casual NFL fans view the league and the talent of a player. Alas, it's immensely popular and 2014 (see: Madden 15) promises to be no different. Earlier this...

New York Giants Kicker Josh Brown “Kinda Likes” the 33-Yard Extra Point
August 5th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Following an Andre Williams three-yard score late on the first quarter on Sunday night, New York Giants kicker Josh Brown made history. He became the first person in NFL history to kick a 33-yard extra point attempt -- a new adjustment the league plans to test until Week 3 of...

New York Giants’ Return Specialists Must Shine in Order to Secure Roster Spots
August 2nd, 2014 at 3:00 PM
With training camp already underway and the preseason set to kickoff on Sunday, many New York Giants fans have begun making roster prediction already. While nothing is set in stone and a lot can change between now and the season opener against the Detroit Lions, certain positions are unique and...

Healthier-Minded New York Giants Suddenly Dealing with More than One Dozen Injured Players
August 1st, 2014 at 8:00 AM
2014 was supposed to be the year. It had to be the year. And after setting an NFL record in 2013 for being the most injured team of all-time, the New York Giants knew they had to change some things. ***VIDEO1*** The team added a new, healthier menu and eating properly was...

2014 New York Giants Training Camp: Day 7 Recap
July 28th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
The New York Giants returned to the practice field in full pads for the second consecutive day on Monday and wasted little time in getting right to work. With an actual game only a few short days away, Big Blue looked to refine some things on offense and ready their...

New York Giants Kicking Competition Personal, but All Business for Josh Brown, Brandon McManus
July 28th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
A year removed from arguably his best season as a professional kicker, Josh Brown suddenly finds himself in a heated competition for the New York Giants' kicking job. It's the first time in his NFL career he's truly had to beat someone else out for the starting job, but not...

2014 New York Giants Training Camp: Day 6 Recap
July 27th, 2014 at 3:30 PM
After a brief day off, the New York Giants returned to the practice field on Sunday and did so in full pads for the first time since training camp officially began earlier this week. Practice was, as expected, a little more aggressive than it had been earlier this week, and...

2014 New York Giants Training Camp: Day 5 Recap
July 25th, 2014 at 3:30 PM
For the first time since reporting to training camp on Monday, the New York Giants were wearing their shoulder pads on Friday afternoon. And while full pads won't come until Sunday, it didn't stop the team from making sure things were cracking under the warm summer sun. It was a...

New York Giants Embracing New Technology, Menu & “Recovery Stretch” to Reduce Injuries
July 25th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
A year ago, the New York Giants were among seven NFL teams who joined the client list of Catapult Sports, a sport science and analytics company who supply wearable GPS tracking devices devised to "provide objective data on athlete performance." ***VIDEO1*** On Thursday, the team introduced (at least to the media) a...

New York Giants Release First “Unofficial” Depth Chart of 2014
July 24th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
As they entered their fourth day of training camp, the New York Giants officially announced their very first "unofficial" depth chart for 2014. Yes, you read that right -- they officially announced their "unofficial" depth chart. ***PHOTO1*** The training camp depth chart is nothing new for the Giants (or any NFL team...

2014 New York Giants Training Camp: Day 4 Recap
July 24th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
After a violent round of storms rolled through the area on Wednesday night, temperatures were much cooler as the New York Giants took the field for their third training camp practice on Thursday afternoon. However, things heated up quickly as the first fight of camp broke out, appearing to feature...

2014 New York Giants Training Camp: Day 3 Recap
July 23rd, 2014 at 3:30 PM
The New York Giants gathered on the field under a beating sun with temperatures exceeding 90-degree for the second consecutive day. Their fingers cross for no more heat-related issues, and with most players from the previous day having returned, they hit the field a little early and got right to...

2014 New York Giants Training Camp: Early 53-Man Roster Prediction
July 23rd, 2014 at 11:00 AM
With New York Giants training camp now officially underway, and having completed our long series of training camp previews, the tallies are in and our initial 53-man roster prediction is set. Obviously, things were forced to change a bit as the result of Chris Snee's retirement, and other factors are...

2014 New York Giants Training Camp: Day 2 Recap
July 22nd, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Temperatures approached 90 degrees in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Tuesday as the New York Giants took the field for their very first training camp practice. And although the team was only in shells, excitement and enthusiasm was in the air as they got their first real taste of the...

2014 New York Giants Training Camp Preview: Special Teams
July 19th, 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 Wednesday Morning Storylines: Many Jobs up for Grabs as Training Camp Nears
July 16th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Happy Wednesday, New York Giants fans! We are now officially inside of a week until the start of training camp. As we continue to aid you in passing time, here are some mornig headlines to enjoy over your first cup of coffee. ***VIDEO1*** NY Giants Have Plenty of Jobs Up for Grabs...

New York Giants Saturday Morning Storylines: Fresh Legs a Big Plus for Big Blue
July 12th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Happy Saturday, New York Giants fans! And welcome to the second-to-last week without football! To get you started today, we offer the following headlines to enjoy over your morning coffee. ***VIDEO1*** Giants' Biggest Key to Success The biggest key to the New York Giants' success over the next three years is a player...