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New York Giants Waive Troubled Safety Will Hill
June 2nd, 2014 at 12:20 PM
The New York Giants had warned that safety Will Hill was on thin ice and that one more off-field transgression would end his tenure with the team. And after being hit with a six-game suspension last week for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, they held true to their word. On...

Giants’ Will Hill Has Told Friends He Failed Test Due to Second-Hand Marijuana Smoke: Report
May 31st, 2014 at 9:00 AM
On Friday, the New York Giants announced that safety Will Hill had lost his appeal with the NFL and was suspended six-games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy -- his second such suspension and third overall. ***VIDEO1*** With the smoke (no pun intended) of that announcement now clearing, a report has surfaced...

Will Hill Has Told New York Giants Teammates He’s Been Clean: Report
May 15th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
As safety Will Hill stares down the barrel at a third drug-related ban from the NFL, he's maintained his innocence, proclaiming to his New York Giants teammates that he's been clean and prepared to appeal his suspension. ***VIDEO1*** "Will is a guy that has definitely had his struggles, as well as anyone...

Deon Grant Retires from NFL as a Member of the New York Giants
August 7th, 2013 at 10:30 AM
Veteran safety Deon Grant, who spent only two years of his 11-year career with the New York Giants, will officially retire from the NFL as a member of the team. 'I want to retire as a Giant,” Grant said in a press release. "I want to be a Giant for the...

New York Giants Will Use Three Safety Look More Starting This Sunday
November 3rd, 2012 at 8:00 AM
New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell has been itching to incorporate the three safety look on defense that helped the Giants win it all last season. However, he felt he lacked the proper personnel to do so. Now with the emergence of Stevie Brown, Fewell feels using three safeties...

New York Giants’ Tyler Sash Carted Off Practice Field on Sunday with Ankle Injury
August 27th, 2012 at 6:30 AM
It wouldn't be a normal day in New York Giants land without at least one new and potentially major injury. Alas, Sunday was just another day at the TIMEX Performance Center as safety Tyler Sash was carted off the practice field after suffering what appeared to be a very serious...

New York Giants Mid-Summer Storylines: Defensive Edition
August 22nd, 2012 at 12:00 PM
In the first edition of our New York Giants mid-summer storylines, we talked about a young receiver who who might be playing himself out of a job, a veteran whose preseason performance is not inspiring much confidence and an offensive line unit that's struggling to find answers in the running...

New York Giants Waive Safety/Cornerback Janzen Jackson
August 12th, 2012 at 6:47 PM
The New York Giants will officially waive safety/cornerback Janzen Jackson on Monday, reports Paul Dottino of WFAN. Jackson was signed as an undrafted free agent out of McNeese State in late April, and was considered an early favorite to surprise and make the 53-man roster. However, after struggling in camp, Big...

New York Giants’ Tom Coughlin Calls Will Hill “Quick, Well-Conditioned Athlete”
August 9th, 2012 at 4:50 PM
Will Hill was widely considered the top safety prospect, and second overall football prospect by ESPN coming out of St. Peters Preparatory High School in New Jersey. He was recruited to the Florida Gators where it appeared he had lost focus on playing football causing his production on the field...

As Camp Wears on, New York Giants’ Will Hill Showing His True Potential
August 3rd, 2012 at 9:30 AM
In terms of evaluating talent, New York Giants General Manager Jerry Reese has always had a knack for finding diamonds in the rough. Whether it be in the late rounds of the draft, or while signing undrafted rookie free agents, Reese has made some extremely savvy low-risk/ high-reward pickups while searching...

New York Giants Won’t Shut Door on Possible Deon Grant Return
July 29th, 2012 at 9:35 AM
A little more than a week ago, free agent safety Deon Grant told Sirius XM radio that he fully expects to re-sign with the New York Giants at some point during training camp. Although he wouldn't elaborate further, he does appear to be holding out for his chance to return...

Deon Grant Expects to Re-Sign with New York Giants During Training Camp
July 21st, 2012 at 6:30 AM
In late May, 11-year veteran safety, Deon Grant, revealed during an interview with Sirius XM radio that the New York Giants were one of three teams, joining the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions, who were interested in signing him. Two months later and Grant remains unsigned. However, during a ceremony...

New York Giants Safety JoJo Nicolas Hopes to Bring Versatility to Defensive Backfield
July 19th, 2012 at 3:04 PM
Last offseason, the New York Giants had a three man rotation of Kenny Phillips, Antrel Rolle, and Deon Grant at the safety position. Due to injuries, the team often had to resort to three safety packages with Antrel Rolle playing the part of a nickel cornerback. However, with a the departure of...

Will New York Giants Utilize Their Three Safety Package During the 2012 Season?
June 18th, 2012 at 5:33 PM
Although safety Deon Grant was a starter for the New York Giants in last year's Super Bowl, General Manager Jerry Reese has so far decided not to bring back the 13 year veteran out of Tennessee for the upcoming season. Grant was a veteran leader on the field; and even...

New York Giants One of Three Teams Interested in Veteran Safety Deon Grant
May 20th, 2012 at 10:57 AM
Could veteran safety Deon Grant make a late offseason return to the New York Giants for the second consecutive year? It's certainly a possibility says Grant, who revealed during an interview with SiriusXM on Sunday that the Giants, Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys have all expressed interest in him. Grant added...

New York Giants Will Head into 2012 Season with Incredible Secondary Depth
May 6th, 2012 at 7:19 AM
The 2011 New York Giants’ defensive backs were snake-bitten last year. They dropped like flies from training camp onward. Oddly enough, the injury bug hung out with the team well into the playoffs. This offseason, General Manager Jerry Reese has addressed the possibility of this type of repeat (or not!)...

Spearheaded by Jerry Reese, New York Giants’ Offseason Strategy is a Study in Economics
April 3rd, 2012 at 9:45 AM
Buying low and selling high; that's the basic foundation of trading on the stock market successfully. But what if that strategy applied to the NFL? New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese contends that it does. ***PHOTO1*** Last summer Reese explicitly stated his disdain for making "big sexy moves." In fact, Reese...

New York Giants’ Free Agents Hit Free Agency with a Super Bowl Glisten: Part II
February 17th, 2012 at 10:01 AM
We’ve savored the Super Bowl victory for over a week, but for those of you who know us around here know we’re always playing armchair G.M. As we saw after Super Bowl XLII, players about to hit the open market (especially those who had a good playoffs/Super Bowl) can put...

New York Giants’ Tom Coughlin is Preparing His Final Message to His Players
February 3rd, 2012 at 4:01 PM
Many have wondered about the New York Giants and their attitude heading into Super Bowl XLVI. There has been a lot of bravado from the Giants this week, with many a player expressing his confidence in the team heading into this game. ***PHOTO1*** To head coach Tom Coughlin, the Giants have not...

New York Giants Versatility on Defense Proving Extremely Valuable
January 17th, 2012 at 9:15 AM
The New York Giants have been playing very sharp football defensively over the past four weeks. We've seen a lot of alert football plays (particularly against the Packers this past game), a lot of intensity up front, a lot of cohesiveness in the back seven, and maybe most of all-...