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New York Giants’ Steve Weatherford Accepts Fans Twitter Invitation to High School Prom
April 19th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Most fans already know just how truly and amazing of a person New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford is. ***VIDEO1*** On the field, he's considered one of the best punters in the league. In the locker-room, he's considered a leader and mentor to a lot of his fellow teammates, like kicker Josh...

New York Giants Monday Morning Storylines: Despite Spending Spree, Big Blue Still Has Issues
April 7th, 2014 at 6:30 AM
Happy Monday, New York Giants fans. This past weekend finally brought about some relative calm in Big Blue land, but if we've learned anything this offseason, it's that you can't expect that to continue. So before things pick back up again, relax with your morning coffee over the following stories. NY...

Quintin Demps Hopes to Be New York Giants’ Return Man Despite Arrival of Trindon Holliday
March 28th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
When the New York Giants announced they had signed Quintin Demps, most fans assumed Demps would be the new return man for big blue. The numbers essentially spoke for themselves as Demps averaged 30.1 yards per kick return in 2013, good for third best in the NFL. Even Demps thought...

New York Giants’ Steve Weatherford Praised as Hero After Visit to Leukemia Patient
March 28th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Late last week, Mary Cruz was desperately seeking help for her ailing husband Leroy Cruz who is currently battling Leukemia. ***PHOTO1*** Her husband being an avid New York Giants fan, Mary thought that if Leroy could meet the team, it would not only bring a smile to his face during a tough time, but also motivate...

Will Hill Heads New York Giants’ List of “Performance-Based Pay” for 2013
March 26th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
On Monday, the NFL released the names and amounts for every player league-wide who received "performance-based pay" as a result of their playing time and salary in 2013. ***PHOTO1*** The system, which has been in place as part of the Collective Bargaining Agreement since 2002, weighs the aforementioned playing time with base...

New York Giants Assign Jersey Numbers to New Additions
March 20th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
On Wednesday, the New York Giants announced the new jersey numbers for their newly signed players for the 2014 season, which can also be found on Giants.com. The jersey numbers are as follows: Trindon Holliday, KR/PR: 15 Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB: 21 Rashad Jennings, RB: 23 Walter Thurmond, CB: 24 Quintin Demps FS/KR: 35 Jameel McClain, OLB: 53 J.D....

Quintin Demps Talks Decision to Join New York Giants, Trindon Holliday & Life After NFL
March 20th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
One of the more under-the-radar signings the New York Giants made in the first week of free agency was the addition of former Kansas City Chiefs safety and kick returner Quintin Demps on a one-year deal. Demps, a six-year pro in the NFL that dates back to 2008 with the Philadelphia...

New York Giants Aim to Be Well-Rounded Team with Key Special Teams Additions
March 20th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The 2013 New York Giants struggled in seemingly all facets of the game. Fortunately, the front office seems to know how to ameliorate all of the Giants' maladies from a year ago. Of all the necessary adjustments the Giants have made thus far in the offseason, the most overlooked may...

New York Giants’ Zak DeOssie, Mark Herzlich Named to NFLPA Executive Committee
March 19th, 2014 at 2:10 PM
On Tuesday, the NFLPA Board of Directors voted and named not only their new President, but their new Executive Committee. ***PHOTO1*** Nominated on Monday, Eric Winston has now been named President, taking over for outgoing NFLPA President Domonique Foxworth, who was anonymously elected in 2012. Meanwhile, seven new members of the Executive...

Trindon Holliday Expects to Return Both Kicks and Punts for New York Giants
March 18th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Everyone thought the New York Giants had found their kick returner on late Saturday night when they signed former Kansas City Chiefs kick returner and safety Quintin Demps, but the Giants weren't done adding to a special teams unit that struggled tremendously in 2013 and some thought could have gotten...

New York Giants Agree to Terms with Return Specialist Trindon Holliday
March 17th, 2014 at 7:26 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Giants had signed safety/kick returner Quintin Demps over the weekend, but they were apparently not done working on their Special Teams unit. On Monday, the New York Giants also agreed to terms with wide receiver/return specialist Trindon Holliday (Denver Broncos) on a one-year deal. Holliday, who was slated...

Quintin Demps Says He’s Here to Win a Championship; Feels Giants are “Perfect Fit”
March 17th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Although they missed out on the likes of Jacoby Jones and Ted Ginn Jr., the New York Giants were able to land an explosive return man last week when they signed safety Quintin Demps (Kansas City Chiefs). And although he may not be a flashy name, Demps was third in...

New York Giants Sign Former Kansas City Chiefs KR/FS Quintin Demps
March 16th, 2014 at 1:30 AM
The New York Giants continued to fill much needed holes on the team like they did with their kick return spot on late Saturday night and after they missed out on both Jacoby Jones and Ted Ginn, Jr. in free agency this past week, the Giants finally found a reliable...

Contract Numbers for All Signed, Re-Signed, Tendered & Restructured New York Giants
March 15th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The New York Giants have made quite a few moves since free agency began on March 11th, including the re-signing of nine players (one was a RFA tender) and the addition of nine others. They've also restructured a contract and had two others players take a pay cut. As a...

New York Giants Guard Chris Snee, Punter Steve Weatherford Take Pay Cuts
March 10th, 2014 at 6:54 PM
New York Giants guard Chris Snee lived up to his word and has taken what appears to be a $5.1 million pay cut, reducing his 2014 salary to $1.1 million with an additional $1 million incentives. Although initially reported as a restructure, it's been widely recognized that the Giants had asked...

New York Giants Re-Sign Kicker Josh Brown, Nearing Deal with Cornerback Trumaine McBride
March 10th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
With 24 hours until the official start to free agency, the New York Giants are acting fast to sign some of their own pending free agents. And with Mark Herzlich, Spencer Paysinger and Dallas Reynolds already taken care of, the team has moved on to kicker Josh Brown and cornerback...

Ex-Giants Kicker Lawrence Tynes Could Become Free Agent Following Season-Long MRSA Infection
March 6th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
The 2013 season could not have been more disastrous for former New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes and his family. After leaving the Giants following the 2012 season as a free agent, concluding six seasons and two championships with the team, Tynes signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay...

Were 2013 Salary Cap Problems a Result of New York Giants Being Loyal to a Fault?
March 3rd, 2014 at 1:00 PM
To say the New York Giants had major salary cap problems in 2013 would be a bit of an understatement. And while much of that had to do with an overwhelming number of injuries to key players, it was their loyalty to said players that may have, ultimately, resulted in...

New York Giants’ Josh Brown Credits Steve Weatherford for Changing His Life
February 17th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
When NFL players say that the locker-room is like a brotherhood, it's not just a casual phrase to appeal to the media. The reality is, an NFL locker-room is very much like a brotherhood -- like a family. There will be disagreements, hazing and in-fighting. In some of the more...

New York Giants’ Eli Manning & Two Others Named to PFF’s All-Postseason Team (2008-2013)
February 5th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Following the conclusion of Super Bowl XLVIII and their subsequent grades, Pro Football Focus announced on Tuesday their All-Postseason Team (2008-2013). And although the Super Bowl XLII champion New York Giants missed out on the cut by only a single year, their Super Bowl XLVII championship team did not. Using their...