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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...

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...