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New York Giants’ John Mara Continues His Support of Roger Goodell Following DeflateGate Decisions
May 21st, 2015 at 1:00 PM
New York Giants co-owner John Mara, who also heads the NFL’s Competition Committee, has never been one to criticize NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and that's not going to change now. In the aftermath of the New England Patriots' DeflateGate scandal, which included the loss of multiple draft picks, a $1...

Giants’ Chris Mara May Miss Final Two Rounds of NFL Draft to Attend Kentucky Derby
April 28th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
When the 2015 NFL Draft gets underway on Thursday night, New York Giants Senior Vice President of Player Evaluation Chris Mara will be there. When it continues on Friday night, Chris Mara will be there. And early on Saturday morning, Chris Mara will still be there. But come Rounds 6...

New York Giants Had Requested not to Play During Rosh Hashanah, but NFL Scheduled Them Anyway
April 25th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
The New York Giants will open the 2015 season on the road at AT&T Stadium against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, September 13th at 8:30 PM ET -- exactly one hour and 21 minutes after the official start to Rosh Hashanah. the Jewish New Year. ***PHOTO1*** As a result of the...

New York Giants’ John Mara Says Playoff Expansion is Coming, but He’s not “Crazy About It”
April 15th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
It won't be this season, but expanded playoffs are coming to the NFL. So says New York Giants co-owner and NFL Competition Committee member, John Mara. ***PHOTO1*** “We did not believe that there were any competitive reasons not to do it,” Mara told Giants.com. “Not all of us are crazy about it,...

“Frustrated” Tom Coughlin Ready to Return New York Giants to Winning Ways
April 3rd, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Already the NFL's oldest head coach, Tom Coughlin will turn 69-years-old in late August, but maintains he has no desire -- not even a passing thought -- to retire. And part of the reason for his continued desire to succeed ironically stems from the New York Giants' recent failures, which...

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...