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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...

New York Giants Monday Morning Storylines: Steve Weatherford Continues His Amazing Charity Work
January 12th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Monday, New York Giants fans! And what a happy morning it is. While Big Blue may not have reached the NFL Playoffs, we can now find solace in the reality that justice has been done and the Dallas Cowboys are no more. ***PHOTO1*** But we digress... As the offseason semi-lull continues,...

New York Giants’ Steve Weatherford to Be Honored with Thurman Munson Award
January 9th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
The 35th Annual Thurman Munson Awards -- which remember legendary New York Yankees catcher Thurman Munson -- will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015. And among the honorees this year are New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford. ***PHOTO1*** From the press release: Weatherford...

New York Giants’ Nat Berhe, Devon Kennard Named All-Pro on Special Teams via Pro Football Focus
January 9th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Already this offseason, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has been named a First Team All-Pro selection courtesy of Pro Football Focus, while defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins was named All-Pro Second Team. Fullback Henry Hynoski also earned an honorable mention, but no other Big Blue players were voted...

New York Giants Sign Quarterback Ricky Stanzi, Kicker Chris Boswell to Reserve/Futures Contracts
January 8th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
The New York Giants continued rounding up players on Reserve/Futures contracts on Wednesday, signing former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Ricky Stanzi and former Houston Texans kicker/punter Chris Boswell. In total, they have now signed 14 players to Reserve/Futures deals. ***PHOTO1*** Stanzi, a fifth-round draft pick of the Chiefs in 2011, spent the...

New York Giants Expected to Bring Back Perry Fewell, Tom Quinn: Report
January 5th, 2015 at 12:30 PM
For those who wanted the New York Giants to get rid of both Perry Fewell as the defensive coordinator and Tom Quinn as the special teams coordinator, this may not be a happy day. ***PHOTO1*** Fewell and Quinn appear set to return to the Giants at their respective roles for the 2015...

New York Giants, Past and Present, Mourn Passing of ESPN’s Stuart Scott
January 4th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
In a shocking and saddening announcement on Sunday morning, ESPN shared the news that long-time anchor, Stuart Scott, had passed away at the age of 49 after a long battle with cancer. ***PHOTO1*** In the immediate aftermath of the announcement, athletes from across the world hit social media with their condolences and...

New York Giants by the Fantasy Numbers: Week 17
December 30th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Each week this season, Giants 101 will do a postgame analysis by examining each fantasy points leader for the New York Giants at their respective positions. These accumulated points are based on the fantasy point grid used on NFL.com. ***PHOTO1*** QB Eli Manning: 19.16 Points Last Game: 27.34 Points In the final game of...

New York Giants Sign 11 Players to Reserve/Futures Contracts
December 29th, 2014 at 4:55 PM
The New York Giants announced on Monday evening that they have signed 11 players to Reserve/Futures contracts, including all nine players who made up their practice squad as of the conclusion of Week 17. ***PHOTO1*** The nine practice squad players signed were offensive lineman Michael Bamiro, wide receivers Julian Talley, Juron Criner...

New York Giants-St. Louis Rams Game Totaled $105,478 in Fines from Fights, Incidents
December 27th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
This past Sunday's New York Giants 37-27 victory over the St. Louis Rams was a costly one for several players, as a few Giants players got hit in their wallets by the NFL for the several incidents and fights that broke out in the game. ***PHOTO1*** Preston Parker, who was one of...

New York Giants’ Steve Weatherford Surprised with “Random” Drug Test on Christmas Eve
December 25th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The NFL's version of Santa Claus made a widely expected trip to East Rutherford, New Jersey on Christmas Eve, delivering a multitude of wrapped boxes for members of the New York Giants. Unfortunately, none were quality gifts and featured six massive fines for players like Odell Beckham Jr., Preston Parker...

New York Giants by the Fantasy Numbers: Week 16
December 24th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Each week this season, Giants 101 will do a postgame analysis by examining each fantasy points leader for the New York Giants at their respective positions. These accumulated points are based on the fantasy point grid used on NFL.com. ***PHOTO1*** QB Eli Manning: 27.34 Points Last Game: 22 Points Manning took the Giants to...

New York Giants by the Fantasy Numbers: Week 15
December 18th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Each week this season, Giants 101 will do a postgame analysis by examining each fantasy points leader for the New York Giants at their respective positions. These accumulated points are based on the fantasy point grid used on NFL.com. ***PHOTO1*** QB Eli Manning: 22 Points Last Game: 12.4 Points The quarterback, once again, rode...

Giants’ Steve Weatherford Nominated for NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award
December 16th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Since his arrival in New York three years ago, Steve Weatherford has done a lot of good in his time with the New York Giants and it has nothing to do with how accomplished of a punter he is in the NFL. ***PHOTO1*** Weatherford is by far one of the most active...

New York Giants’ Tom Quinn Regrets “Unfortunate” Incident with Steve Weatherford
December 11th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Midway through the third quarter of the Tennessee Titans game, cameras caught a rather emotional exchange between New York Giants Special Teams Coordinator Tom Quinn and punter Steve Weatherford -- an incident that got mildly physical as Quinn grabbed and yanked the jersey of Weatherford. ***PHOTO1*** After the game, Weatherford said the...

New York Giants by the Fantasy Numbers: Week 14
December 9th, 2014 at 8:00 AM
Each week this season, Giants 101 will do a postgame analysis by examining each fantasy points leader for the New York Giants at their respective positions. These accumulated points are based on the fantasy point grid used on NFL.com. ***PHOTO1*** QB Eli Manning: 12.4 Points Last Game: 9.88 Points The quarterback relied a lot...