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New York Giants’ Steve Tisch on Board with “Make or Break” Mandate in 2015
March 27th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Back in late December at his year-end press conference, New York Giants co-owner John Mara made it abundantly clear that 2015 will be treated as a "make or break" season for Big Blue. And after two years of losing, if the team fails to turn things around, the ax will...

New York Giants Co-Owner John Mara Expects “One or Two” Teams in Los Angeles by 2016
March 23rd, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Rumors of a return to Los Angeles for the NFL have picked up steam this offseason, but so far, the talks have been just that -- “rumors.” There have a few different teams who have been connected to a potential future relocation to LA. Those teams include the Oakland Raiders,...

New York Giants May Avoid HBO’s “Hard Knocks” Yet Again; Cleveland Browns the Favorite
March 23rd, 2015 at 1:00 PM
The New York Giants have long been against appearing on HBO's "Hard Knocks," with co-owner John Mara once saying it would only happen over his dead body. And given that he's still breathing and has a pulse, it should come as no surprise that Big Blue may, once again, avoid...

Devin McCourty was Deciding Between Giants, Eagles Before Patriots Made Late Push
March 22nd, 2015 at 3:00 PM
New York Giants co-owner John Mara recently admitted the team made a strong push for safety Devin McCourty, but were eventually left empty-handed when he re-signed with the New England Patriots. However, McCourty revealed on Saturday that he was much closer to signing with the Giants than many realize, having...

New York Giants’ John Mara: “So Far, So Good” with Free Agent Additions
March 22nd, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Although it may not appear as if the New York Giants have been very active thus far in free agency, the exact opposite is true. They are near the league-lead with 13 signings/re-signings since free agency began, and that doesn't include the pre-free agency addition of offensive lineman Brett Jones. ***PHOTO1*** The...

Prince Amukamara on Contract Extension: I’d Be Lying If I Said It Wasn’t on My Mind
March 21st, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Going into the offseason, it was widely anticipated that the New York Giants would make several contractual adjustments in an effort to clear up some additional salary cap space. And while we've seen that with the likes of Jon Beason and Geoff Schwartz, two big names entering the final year...

John Mara Wants Osi Umenyiora to Retire a New York Giant; Discusses “Mediocre” Free Agent Class
March 20th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
The New York Giants have not exactly had an offseason for the ages, but co-owner John Mara is still content with their conservative approach and feels many other teams have over-paid for players that wouldn't have otherwise had such a tremendous haul in a more talent-rich free agency market. ***PHOTO1*** “There were...

New York Giants Introduce New Ticket Pricing System for 2015
March 18th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
On Tuesday, the New York Giants announced a new ticket pricing system which included a reduction in preseason ticket costs by nearly 50% and overall reduction in ticket costs for nearly all fans. ***PHOTO1*** However, the fine print of this new ticket pricing system is that while the overall average cost of...

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...

Tom Coughlin’s Uncertain New York Giants Future a Concern for Free Agents: Report
March 15th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
All along, we were to believe that the New York Giants were just being relatively cheap in free agency and missing out on star players like safety Devin McCourty (New England Patriots) as a result. And while there may be some substance behind that, it's not Big Blue's only issue. ***PHOTO1*** ESPN's...

New York Giants, Tom Coughlin Finalize One-Year Contract Extension
March 11th, 2015 at 8:31 PM
The New York Giants officially announced on Wednesday night that they had finalized a one-year contract extension with head coach Tom Coughlin. The additional year with carry Coughlin through the 2016 season -- at least on paper. ***PHOTO1*** “Security? Security? Thank you very much,” Coughlin said at the NFL Combine. "There are...

Giants Say They’re “All-In” on 2015 Season, but Early Free Agency Approach Says Otherwise
March 10th, 2015 at 10:00 AM
When the New York Giants decided they would bring head coach Tom Coughlin back for the 2015 season, they did so with a bottom line in mind: win or go home get fired. ***PHOTO1*** Co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch each insisted that 2015 would be viewed as a win-or-die season --...

New York Giants Led NFL in Injuries in 2014; Have Led League in Back-To-Back Years
March 5th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
In 2013, the New York Giants set an NFL record by becoming the most-injured team in league history based on a formula that determines Adjusted Games Lost (AGL). In total, they lost 91 games by projected starters and had an AGL of 141.3 (was originally 144.6) -- the previous high...

New York Giants Place Franchise Tag on DE Jason Pierre-Paul
March 2nd, 2015 at 1:50 PM
The New York Giants had hoped to have a long-term deal in place with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul by the time the NFL's franchise tag window closed, but that was not the case. So, as expected, it's been reported that Pierre-Paul has been designated as the team's non-exclusive franchise player. ***PHOTO1*** ***PHOTO2*** "We...

New York Giants, Jason Pierre-Paul Have not Yet Discussed Long-Term Deal: Report
February 21st, 2015 at 9:00 AM
The New York Giants are reportedly ready to place the non-exclusive franchise tag on defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, but with the deadline to do that only nine days away, they may want to get in touch with JPP's representatives and begin discussing a long-term deal -- something The Star-Ledger reports...

New York Giants Will Use Non-Exclusive Franchise Tag on Jason Pierre-Paul: Report
February 18th, 2015 at 8:00 AM
The New York Giants have a plan for what they want to do with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, and it will either keep him on the team in 2015 or net them two additional first-round picks. ***PHOTO1*** Steve Serby of the New York Post reports that Big Blue will place the non-exclusive...

Franchise Window Now Open: What Will New York Giants Do with Jason Pierre-Paul?
February 16th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Beginning on Monday and running through March 2nd, NFL franchises will have a brief window in which they can apply either the franchise tag or the transition tag to a pending free agent player of their choosing. For the New York Giants, their most likely option is defensive end Jason...

Potential New York Giants Free Agent Target: Safety, Devin McCourty
February 10th, 2015 at 4:00 PM
While the offensive line is one need that the New York Giants will need to address in the offseason, the safety position is also an area the team will need to look at heading into the 2015 season. ***PHOTO1*** Currently, the only two safeties the Giants have under contract are rookie Nat...

New York Giants, Jason Pierre-Paul Yet to Engage in Contract Negotiations: Report
February 8th, 2015 at 2:30 PM
On Friday, Jason Pierre-Paul's rookie deal with the New York Giants officially became void from a clause initially inserted into the contract, as he is now a free agent. ***PHOTO1*** Just like every other unrestricted free agent in the NFL, JPP can still negotiate with his own team before hitting the open...

Late Giants Owner Ann Mara Remembered by Family, Friends in Emotional Memorial Service
February 7th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
On Friday, family, friends and colleagues of the NFL had one last chance to pay their respects and say goodbye to former New York Giants co-owner Ann Mara, who tragically passed away on Sunday at the age of 85 due to complications from the fall she encountered last month outside...