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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 Sunday Morning Storylines: Expect a Kicker Competition in Training Camp?
June 22nd, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Happy Sunday, New York Giants fans! As we head into the final day of the weekend, we present you the following morning headlines to read over a nice fresh cup of coffee. Enjoy! ***VIDEO1*** Robert Ayers Enjoys Homecoming with Giants Robert Ayers, the Jersey City native who played high school football for one...

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 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...

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 GM Jerry Reese Says a Few Players May Be Re-Signed Prior to Start of Free Agency
February 1st, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The New York Giants are poised to have 26 total free agents (28 if the contracts of Corey Webster and Brandon Myers are voided) by the time free agency rolls around. And although they're still in the midst of player evaluation, General Manager Jerry Reese said on Thursday night that...

New York Giants Once Asked Soccer Great, Pele, to Be Their Kicker; Legend Tried Out, but Declined
January 31st, 2014 at 12:55 PM
There are some people that are synonymous with their sports. Michael Jordan with basketball, Babe Ruth with baseball and Wayne Gretzky with Hockey. In the soccer world, it's Pele -- and he nearly made the jump from legendary soccer player to NFL kicker. During Super Bowl week in New Jersey, the...

New York Giants, Josh Brown Have not Yet Talked Contract, but Kicker “Hopeful” to Return
January 29th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Josh Brown faced tall odds in 2013 when he signed a one-year deal with the New York Giants, replacing fellow kicker Lawrence Tynes, who was known for his clutch game-winning field goals in two NFC Championship Games. In fact, Brown's job wasn't even guaranteed going into training camp, but after...

Giants’ Justin Tuck, Josh Brown Sing the National Anthem in Advance of Super Bowl XLVIII: Video
January 23rd, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Who knew the New York Giants had a couple of players fit for American Idol? In a new video released by MetLife Stadium in advance of Super Bowl XLVIII, defensive end Justin Tuck and kicker Josh Brown, who absolutely rocks the house at the end of the video, belt out...

Josh Brown Has Earned the Right to Return as New York Giants Kicker in 2014
January 13th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Replacing a kicker with a knack for making clutch and game-winning field goals like Lawrence Tynes wouldn't be easy, but that's exactly what Josh Brown was facing with the New York Giants in 2013. Brown ran into accuracy issues with the St. Louis Rams in 2011 and didn't get signed until...

New York Giants Sign Kicker Brandon McManus to Reserve/Futures Contract
January 4th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
With kicker Josh Brown a pending unrestricted free agent, the New York Giants added a potential Plan B option on Friday, signing former Temple Owls kicker/punter Brandon McManus to a Reserve/Futures contract. "Leading up to the last week of the season, we were talking to a bunch of teams, and there...

New York Giants’ Josh Brown Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week
December 24th, 2013 at 2:45 PM
New York Giants kicker Josh Brown has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 16 after a three-field goal performance against the Detroit Lions. Brown made all three of his field goal attempts, including one from 52-yards, one from 41-yards and, of course, the 45-yard game-winner in...

Improving New York Giants’ Special Teams: ‘The Start of a Great Thing’
November 21st, 2013 at 11:00 AM
It was only a week ago that the New York Giants had one of their worst special teams performances of the season. All week head coach Tom Coughlin and special teams coordinator Tom Quinn insisted that unit had to perform better, and perform better they did as the group had...

New York Giants’ Tom Quinn “Pissed Off” Over Special Teams Struggles
October 26th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
In preseason, the New York Giants special teams was the lone shiny, gold star. Now, not so much. So many are blaming punter Steve Weatherford, as the punting unit has many more horror stories (than the kicking unit) as we get closer to Halloween. This isn’t the same story of...

New York Giants’ Special Teams Dazzle in Preseason; Looking to Carry Success into Dallas
September 2nd, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Preseason is over for the New York Football Giants, thankfully. General consensus can agree that punter Steve Weatherford, while he didn’t really need to put in the extra work, is a huge asset in blue -- punting 28 times in four games for an average of 47.63 yards; eight of...

Wife of Former Giants K Lawrence Tynes: My Husband is not Yet Responding to Treatment for MRSA
August 28th, 2013 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** When Lawrence Tynes signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in July, he had hoped to be the team's starting kicker for the 2013 season. A month into his tenure with the team, it's already been a nightmare for Tynes and more agony than he had signed...

New York Giants’ Special Teams in Good Shape as Preseason Continues
August 15th, 2013 at 12:30 PM
Even though Lawrence Tynes was replaced by Josh Brown at kicker this offseason, the New York Giants special teams unit seems to be in good shape after the first game of the preseason against the Pittsburgh Steelers. ***PHOTO1*** Brown missed a 38-yard field goal in the game, a distance that Tynes had...

New York Giants’ Josh Brown Off to Solid Start, Drilling Three FG’s in 18-13 Win Vs Pittsburgh Steelers
August 11th, 2013 at 1:01 PM
For the first time since the 2007 season, the New York Giants were going with a new kicker on the team, considering Lawrence Tynes departed to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this summer. Replacing a guy who had kicked the Giants to two overtime NFC Championship Games and into...