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New York Giants RB Andre Brown to Meet with Houston Texans on Monday
April 7th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Free agency hasn't been too kind to running back Andre Brown (New York Giants), who has received little interest from around the league despite an early visit with the Oakland Raiders. However, that is poised to change on Monday when the former fourth-round pick (2009) meets with the Houston Texans. With...

New York Giants DE Robert Ayers “Idolized” Justin Tuck, Whom He was Signed to Replace
April 7th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Not only was Robert Ayers (Denver Broncos) signed by the New York Giants to replace defensive end Justin Tuck, who was lost to the Oakland Raiders earlier in free agency, but he was also assigned his No. 91 jersey. The significance of all that was not lost on Ayers, who...

New York Giants Officially Sign Robert Ayers to Two-Year Deal
April 2nd, 2014 at 10:35 AM
On Wednesday, the New York Giants announced that they have signed defensive end Robert Ayers (Denver Broncos), who had been meeting with the team since Tuesday afternoon. ***PHOTO1*** Ayers, a former first-round pick of the Broncos in the 2009 NFL Draft, was the 14th rated 4-3 defensive end in the NFL a...

Oakland Raiders Seek Veteran Presence with Signing of Justin Tuck
March 25th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** When New York Giants fans heard the news that the two-time Super Bowl champion and defensive leader of nine years, Justin Tuck, had opted to join the Oakland Raiders, most were saddened by the departure of a great player, teammate, leader and community icon. Even co-owner John Mara publicly...

New York Giants Co-Owner John Mara Says Loss of Justin Tuck was “Very Tough for Me Personally”
March 24th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Although the possibility always existed that defensive end Justin Tuck would sign elsewhere once free agency officially began, it still came as a surprise to many when he signed a two-year, $11 million deal with the Oakland Raiders. After all, the thought of Tuck wearing another uniform is almost sacrilegious....

Ex-Giant Derrick Ward: Big Blue Never Signs Back Free Agent Players Who Got Injured for Them
March 19th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Shortly after defensive end Justin Tuck signed with the Oakland Raiders, retired running back Derrick Ward, who once called New York home, took to Twitter and struck a nerve with fans when he suggested General Manager Jerry Reese & Co. never sign back their own free agent players who "got...

Oakland Raiders DE Justin Tuck: I Love New York Giants Fans and I Always Will
March 18th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Justin Tuck understands and realizes that fan loyalty can be a fickle thing. He also understands that the NFL is a business and, sometimes, you have to make decisions that fans aren't going to like. Such was the case when he signed with the Oakland Raiders on a two-year, $11...

New York Giants OL Kevin Boothe Visiting Oakland Raiders on Monday
March 17th, 2014 at 10:29 AM
The Oakland Raiders will continue their attempted purging of New York Giants' free agents on Monday as they're schedule to meet with offensive lineman Kevin Boothe. Previously, the team has also met with running back Andre Brown, cornerback Terrell Thomas and defensive end Justin Tuck, whom they subsequently signed to...

Jon Beason Feels 2014 New York Giants Defense Can Be “Scary Good”
March 15th, 2014 at 2:55 PM
After a couple unexpected weeks of negotiation and free agency, linebacker Jon Beason officially re-signed with the New York Giants on Friday. Upon re-signing, Beason likened waiting in limbo to a good book where the hero ultimately comes out on top. His top, of course, was returning to Big Blue. ***PHOTO1*** “You...

New York Giants May Have Interest in Denver Broncos DE Robert Ayers
March 15th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Following Justin Tuck’s signing with the Oakland Raiders, the veteran and face of the defense, unloaded a mouthful of quotes regarding how he felt about the departure. Tuck explained why he felt disrespected in an interview with Ralph Vacchiano. ***PHOTO1*** "They wouldn't have had to match it," Tuck said in regards to...

Raiders DE Justin Tuck Calls Giants’ Contract Offer Disrespectful, Felt He Got Strung Along
March 14th, 2014 at 2:50 PM
Talk about throwing salt into an open wound for the New York Giants fan base and organization. It was bad enough for them that long-time defensive end and captain Justin Tuck left the team to sign with the Oakland Raiders on a two-year, $11 million deal on Thursday, ending an...

Oakland Raiders Sign Justin Tuck to Two-Year, $11 Million Deal
March 13th, 2014 at 3:04 PM
The New York Giants have lost defensive captain Justin Tuck. The long-time member of Big Blue has agreed to a two-year, $11 million deal with the Oakland Raiders. ***PHOTO1*** "What a strange free agency. Just when you think you can't be surprised anymore, you see something that truly surprises you," Osi Umenyiora...

New York Giants CB Terrell Thomas, RB Andre Brown Also Visiting with Oakland Raiders
March 12th, 2014 at 1:45 PM
The Oakland Raiders are hosting a bunch of the New York Giants players on Wednesday; as they have running back Andre Brown and defensive end Justin Tuck in for a visit. The Raiders have now added a third name to their interest of Giants free agents, as Adam Schefter of ESPN...

Oakland Raiders Interested in New York Giants RB Andre Brown
March 12th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
The New York Giants decided to drastically alter their running back situation for the 2014 season when they re-signed Peyton Hillis and, on Wednesday, will wrap up their deal with newly acquired back Rashard Jennings from the Oakland Raiders. Plus, pending his health, they also have David Wilson, who is...

Denver Broncos Have Expressed Interest in LB Jon Beason; Justin Tuck & Henry Hynoski Making Visits
March 12th, 2014 at 9:45 AM
Several unrestricted free agents of the New York Giants will find themselves a bit busy on both Wednesday and Thursday, as two are scheduled to make visits and a third is drawing serious interest from the Denver Broncos -- who have gone all-out in free agency thus far. ***PHOTO1*** For defensive end...

New York Giants Meet with CB Tracy Porter; Reportedly Release Linebacker Marcus Dowtin
March 12th, 2014 at 6:58 AM
With the New York Giants missing out on several options to upgrade their secondary on the very first day of free agency, they are exploring other options on the second day of free agency. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network has reported that the Giants had in veteran cornerback Tracy Porter...

New York Giants, Running Back Rashad Jennings Agree to Terms on Contract
March 11th, 2014 at 5:16 PM
The New York Giants continued their hot start to free agency on Tuesday, agreeing to terms with running back Rashad Jennings (Oakland Raiders) who is on his way to East Rutherford to "sign on the dotted line." ***PHOTO1*** Terms of the deal between the Giants and Jennings were not disclosed as of...

New York Giants Reportedly in the Mix for Running Back Rashad Jennings
March 11th, 2014 at 1:20 PM
Fallon Smith of CSN reports that the New York Giants have made an offer to Oakland Raiders free agent running back Rashad Jennings. Teams cannot officially make an offer to free agents until 4:00 PM EST today, so the Giants likely have only discussed terms. Jennings has expressed a desire...

Former New York Giants DE Dave Tollefson Announces Retirement from NFL
February 14th, 2014 at 10:15 AM
The career of former New York Giants defensive end Dave Tollefson has officially come to an end as the two-time Super Bowl champion announced his retirement on Friday. And to honor the organization that has meant so much to him, Tollefson hangs them up with Big Blue -- and only...

Giants’ Eli Manning, Brandon Myers Among Rotoworld’s Most Disappointing Players of 2013
February 5th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
2013 was far from a solid year for the New York Giants, and although there's plenty of blame to go around, the Big Blue lighting rod always seems to be quarterback Eli Manning. That didn't change earlier this week as Rotoworld listed Easy E as one of the most disappointing...