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New York Giants LB Jonathan Casillas Humbled to Be Voted a Captain
September 10th, 2016 at 12:15 PM
Ahead of Sunday's regular season opener against the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants voted on three season long captains. Linebacker Jonathan Casillas was voted a captain alongside quarterback Eli Manning and long snapper Zak DeOssie. ***PHOTO1*** Casillas was voted the captain of the defense and he said that it was...

New York Giants LB Devon Kennard Sees Team Chemistry Growing
September 1st, 2016 at 9:31 AM
New York Giants linebacker Devon Kennard said Tuesday that he sees the team getting closer as the season approaches. Team chemistry goes a long way and is something that recent Giants' teams have lacked. ***PHOTO1*** The Giants play their final preseason game on Thursday against the New England Patriots and then...

New York Giants LB Jonathan Casillas Gives Injury Update
August 30th, 2016 at 8:30 AM
New York Giants linebacker Jonathan Casillas suffered a rib injury on Saturday during the preseason matchup against the New York Jets. He was only able to play seven snaps, but he recorded three tackles before being taken out. ***PHOTO1*** The Giants took an X-Ray on Saturday night but it came back...

New York Giants LB Kelvin Sheppard: “It’s a Great Competition”
August 18th, 2016 at 10:13 AM
The New York Giants have only played one preseason game in 2016 so their identity has not truly been discovered yet. The linebacker position is one of the more wide open positions at Giants' camp and whoever is deemed the starter will play a vital role in constructing the team's...

Giants’ Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo Said the Defense Will Get “Better and Better”
August 5th, 2016 at 8:10 AM
New York Giants' defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo spoke to the media on Thursday without a William Hill promotional code and discussed a variety of topics. He discussed Leon Hall, Jason Pierre-Paul and the linebacker situation at Giants' training camp. ***PHOTO1*** The Giants officially signed Hall to a one-year deal on Thursday in...

New York Giants’ LB Jonathan Casillas: “Good to Be Playing Football with the Unit”
August 5th, 2016 at 7:38 AM
One of the most important position battles that the New York Giants have is at linebacker. One of their veterans, Jonathan Casillas, who signed with the team as a free agent a season ago, spoke to the media about the state of the defense and his role within it on...

New York Giants’ Linebackers Coach Bill McGovern: “It’s Wide Open”
August 2nd, 2016 at 9:31 PM
The New York Giants opened up training camp on Friday, but just now started using shoulder pads on Tuesday. With the pads on, it will now be easier to measure who is best suited for the three linebacker positions. ***PHOTO1*** The Giants' linebacker corps was depleted to say the least in 2015....

Top Position Battles to Watch at New York Giants Training Camp
July 22nd, 2016 at 4:59 PM
The New York Giants are entering the week leading up to training camp, which starts on July 28. Many veterans have spots locked up, but there are other positions that are wide open for competition. ***PHOTO1*** At some positions, there will be no competition, such as quarterback and defensive line. Other positions,...

New York Giants’ Rookie B.J. Goodson: “Working on My Craft, Getting Better Everyday”
July 6th, 2016 at 6:59 AM
The New York Giants used their fourth-round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft to address one of the more depleted positions on their defense. They took linebacker B.J. Goodson out of Clemson University with the 109th pick -- like the jackpot after they play the best slot machines. The Giants...

New York Giants’ LB Jasper Brinkley Has Slight Advantage at Middle Linebacker
June 19th, 2016 at 12:45 PM
For the 2015 New York Giants, linebacker was one of the most depleted positions on the field. It was a big reason why the Giants had one of the worst ranked defenses in the NFL. The Giants added some players in free agency and the draft to battle with Jasper...