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New York Giants’ Mathias Kiwanuka Feels He Can Have His Best NFL Season at 31
August 12th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Mathias Kiwanuka has always been a team player since being drafted by the New York Giants eight years ago and no matter what they've asked him to do, whether it be play defensive end or linebacker, or even going as far as taking a paycut to help the team land...

Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul Says He’s Now 110%, but Admits Contract Status is Weighing on Him
July 24th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
As recently as mid-June, New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said he was not yet 100% and still had minor, but lingering, back issues. Fast forward a little more than a month and not only has JPP declared himself clear of all lingering injuries, but the now-275 lbs. defensive...

NFL Network Picks “Tuck Rule” as No. 1 Play of 2000s Ahead of E-to-Tyree in Super Bowl XLII
July 4th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
As NFL Network winds down their Top 100 Players of 2013 list, they have also continued their decade series, which focuses on the top teams, players and plays from each decade of the Super Bowl era. And earlier this week, they finally released both their Top Players of the 2000s...

Oakland Raiders’ Justin Tuck: “I Am Still Surprised I’m not a New York Giant”
June 30th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
It's been nearly four months since Justin Tuck signed with the Oakland Raiders, but despite going through the offseason workout program with his new team, the veteran defensive end is still adjusting to his new surroundings. And after nine seasons as a member of the New York Giants, being allowed...

Former New York Giants Guard Bob Mischak Passes Away at Age 81
June 27th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Former New York Giants offensive lineman Bob Mischak, who was with the team in 1958 and started at guard against the Indianapolis Colts in the '58 NFL Championship game that ultimately became known as "The Greatest Game Ever Played," has passed away at the age of 81. ***VIDEO1*** The Giants originally acquired...

New York Giants Won’t Travel Much in 2014; Ranked No. 20 in Projected Air Miles
May 25th, 2014 at 2:55 PM
We know what you're thinking: "Every team has eight away games, so how could the New York Giants travel less than any other team?" And while that may be true, it's the amount of air travel/overall miles traveled that will separate Big Blue from many of the other NFL teams...

Antrel Rolle Looking to ‘Go Out with a Bang’ If 2014 is Final Season with New York Giants
April 24th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Ever since his arrival before the 2010 season, Antrel Rolle has been worth every single penny paid to him by the New York Giants. ***VIDEO1*** As a football player, Rolle has played as one of the top safeties in the league and without him patrolling the secondary, the Giants would be in...

New York Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul is Healthy, Ready to Play Like He was 21 Again
April 23rd, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Like many members of the New York Giants, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (back, shoulder) was peppered with questions about his health during media day on Tuesday. And like many of his teammates, JPP says he's healthy and entirely ready for the 2014 season. ***VIDEO1*** "I’m still rehabbing, but I’m healthy and I...

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...