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New York Giants Release RB Peyton Hillis
February 25th, 2015 at 10:15 AM
Less than 24 hours after they announced the release of veteran defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka, the New York Giants continued their house cleaning and cap savings by also announcing the release of running back Peyton Hillis. ***PHOTO1*** Hillis, who was originally drafted in the seventh-round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the...

New York Giants Coaches, Teammates React to Release of Mathias Kiwanuka
February 25th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
On Tuesday, the New York Giants officially announced that they had released veteran defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka -- one of the last remaining holdovers from Super Bowl XLII. And although the move was expected, coaches and teammates still reacted with a bit of sadness to the move. After all, Kiwanuka...

Osi Umenyiora Wants to Retire as a Member of the New York Giants
February 25th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
It seems as though quite some time has passed since the days of the destructive New York Giants pass rush that dominated Tom Brady and many other future Hall of Famers on its way to two Super Bowl titles. With Michael Strahan and Justin Tuck gone, the Giants have relied...

New York Giants Release DE Mathias Kiwanuka
February 24th, 2015 at 3:20 PM
The New York Giants have informed defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka that he will be released. ***PHOTO1*** “The thing that has always impressed me about Kiwi is how serious he is about the game,” said head coach Tom Coughlin. “He was always prepared and always in outstanding condition and played very hard. And...

New York Giants and DE Mathias Kiwanuka Appear Poised to Part Ways
February 20th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka is one of only three remaining players on the New York Giants who appeared in both Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI, joining quarterback Eli Manning and long-snapper Zak DeOssie, but he may have played his last down for Big Blue. ***PHOTO1*** When asked about Kiwanuka on...

Giants Want Jason Pierre-Paul to Retire with Team & More from Afternoon Tea with Tom Coughlin
February 19th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin took the podium at the NFL Combine on Thursday for his annual press conference (see: tea) in a rather chipper and matter-of-fact mood. And among the things he discussed was his own contract security, desire to bring back defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, Ryan...

New York Giants’ Robert Ayers Still Recovering from Torn Pectoral Muscle; No Return Date Set
February 13th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
In his first year with the New York Giants, Robert Ayers was having a solid season and playing as one of the better defensive lineman before a torn pectoral muscle in the loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars in late November landed him on season-ending injured reserve. ***PHOTO1*** Ayers, who signed a two-year,...

New York Giants Struggling with Long-Term Draft Success: Study
February 9th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
In 2014, 53% of all plays from scrimmage were accounted for by players who remain with the team that originally drafted them. However, in the case of the New York Giants, a recent study found them well below the NFL average at 42%, putting them in the Bottom 4 league-wide...

Steve Weatherford, a Potential Cap Casualty, Wants to Remain with New York Giants
February 4th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
There have been several names who have been floated as possible salary cap casualties for the New York Giants this coming month; long-time defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka has been a common name mention and with the development of Weston Richburg, J.D. Walton seems like he could be a goner too...

New York Giants Have Made No Progress with Free Agents, Restructures: Report
February 4th, 2015 at 8:55 AM
The New York Giants have about two weeks before critical decisions -- like whether or not to place the franchise tag on Jason Pierre-Paul -- will need to be made. Shortly after that, free agency will begin and a large number of their players will be free to sign elsewhere....

New York Giants Wednesday Morning Storylines: Potential Salary Cap Cuts?
February 4th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Wednesday, New York Giants fans! The offseason lull is officially upon us and things might stay quiet for a bit longer. However, some big decisions with need to be made by the team soon -- from salary cap cuts to contract restructures and what to do with some of...

New York Giants Thursday Morning Storylines: Steve Spagnuolo Hiring a Desperation Move?
January 22nd, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Thursday, New York Giants! We're one step closer to the weekend, which means we're one step closer to the final Odell Beckham Jr. show of the year. And while many aren't interested in the NFL Pro Bowl, for hardcore Giants fans, it will represent the last shred of Big...

New York Giants Wednesday Morning Storylines: Potential Impact of an Eli Manning Extension?
January 21st, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Wednesday, New York Giants fans! While most focus around the football world is zeroed in on the upcoming Senior Bowl and then, obviously, the Super Bowl, there have still been a few interesting Giants-related stories to hit the presses. ***PHOTO1*** Among them is a new chapter in the Eric Inselberg case,...

New York Giants Sunday Morning Storylines: Which Player Will Benefit Most from Steve Spagnuolo?
January 18th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Sunday, New York Giants fans! Championship Weekend is here, and while Big Blue may not be a part of it, we're all in store for some good football nonetheless. But before we get to the games themselves, we've compiled a short list of Giants-related headlines that you may be...

Giants’ Tom Coughlin on Steve Spagnuolo: “His Defense Has Changed Since He was Last Here”
January 16th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
The New York Giants may be going back to the future after hiring Steve Spagnuolo to replace Perry Fewell as their defensive coordinator, but the defense that put Spags on the map -- the defense that helped win Super Bowl XLII -- is not likely to make a similar return...

New York Giants’ Damontre Moore Makes “Promise” That 2015 Will Be His Year
January 9th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Through the first two years of his professional career, Damontre Moore hasn't exactly turned into Michael Strahan or even Justin Tuck for the New York Giants. ***PHOTO1*** He's shown potential and with more maturing and playing time, could develop into the player they thought they were getting when they took him in...

New York Giants’ Damontre Moore Fined 10K for Hit on Tennessee Titans QB Zach Mettenberger
December 13th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The New York Giants made a few big mistakes that cost them points on the scoreboard last Sunday and against the Tennessee Titans, and it appears that one Giant will be paying for a mistake he made right out of his wallet. ***PHOTO1*** After Zach Mettenberger threw an interception to Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie,...

Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul on Future: If It’s up to Me, I’d Be a Giant for Life
December 10th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
When you ask New York Giants fans if they want Jason Pierre-Paul back and locked up to a long-term contract, you get a mixed reaction. ***PHOTO1*** You get the one set of fans who look at the sack numbers, see the single-digit sack numbers ever since his breakout season in 2011, and...

New York Giants’ Devon Kennard Named NFC Player of the Week for Performance Vs. Titans
December 10th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
It's been quite a while sine the New York Giants drafted a linebacker with actual play-making ability, but they finally may have found that in Devon Kennard, who thus far, is looking more and more like a guy who will stick on this team for a long time. ***PHOTO1*** After Sunday's 36-7...

Giants’ Perry Fewell on Damontre Moore: “He Won’t Be an Every Down Defender for Us”
December 5th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
One of the greatest mysteries of the New York Giants' abysmal 2014 campaign has been the play, or lack thereof, of second-year defensive end Damontre Moore. Fans and coaches alike anticipated a breakout year after an eventful preseason, but now with the season essentially in the books, it appears as...