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New York Giants’ Tom Coughlin: “A Lot of Preparation” Has Gone into Stopping Devin Hester
October 5th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
The New York Giants have had 10 full, uninterrupted days to prepare for their game against the Atlanta Falcons. Many will argue that the Giants have a greater chance to beat the Falcons than the other way around. New York's offense has been making strides in the last two weeks...

Denver Broncos Keep Brandon McManus Over Matt Prater; Giants Gets Conditional 7th Rounder
October 3rd, 2014 at 5:00 PM
In the summer, Josh Brown was able to edge out Brandon McManus for the New York Giants kicking job and the team was likely to release McManus, but instead of just cutting him, the Giants were able to get something for him. ***PHOTO1*** Because of Matt Prater's four-game suspension following an arrest...

New York Giants’ Josh Brown Kicks Urban Field Goals to Kick Cystic Fibrosis: Video
September 21st, 2014 at 9:00 AM
In "an effort to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for cystic fibrosis," Tommy Bahama has teamed up with New York Giants kicker Josh Brown and his "GoodFor3" foundation, and will be hosting “Kick Cystic Fibrosis with Josh Brown” video shoots across the country. Some of these surprise...

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...

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...

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 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 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...