Giants Rumors & News

  • Giants have made QB decision about winning. That's a problem

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Giants have repeatedly vowed they are not tanking, or purposely trying to lose games. That's commendable and understandable. The issue is the Giants keep professing how committed they are to winning, or the attempt, in order to counter the tanking narrative. When it comes to their current..." December 13

  • Giants Eyeing Eliot Wolf, Nick Caserio For GM

    Pro Football Rumors "Although former Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman is considered the favorite for the Giants’ GM position, the club also has other candidates in mind. Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf and Patriots vice president of player personnel Nick Caserio are on New York’s radar as it..." December 13

  • John Mara wants Eli Manning to play for Giants in 2018 as team’s GM search begins

    New York Daily News "Eli still loves the Giants. And John Mara still loves Eli. The Giants are a team in transition, but Mara said Wednesday that he wants Eli Manning back for his 15th season with the Giants in 2018. Manning has previously said the Giants are all he knows and he wants to remain. When Mara was..." December 13

  • Giants To Start GM Interviews Next Week

    Pro Football Rumors "The Giants are expected to start GM interviews next week, according to Judy Battista of NFL.com (on Twitter). However, they are unlikely to name one before end of the season for fear of missing out on candidates currently with teams. After Jerry Reese was let go, the Giants did not rule out..." December 13

  • Roger Goodell plans to step aside as commissioner at end of new deal

    Larry Brown Sports "Roger Goodell’s new five-year contract is expected to be his last. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart confirmed to reporters Wednesday that Goodell has decided to step aside as commissioner when his new deal expires in 2024, and that he intends to devote part of his time in the years to come to..." December 13

  • Report | NFL teams informed of likely 2018 salary cap

    Fanrag Sports "At the NFL owners’ meetings in Texas this week, the teams received a clearer picture of what the 2018 NFL salary cap will look like. The cap’s grown by more than $10 million in each of the past five years, and that trend could well continue come 2018. But the increase might not be quite as much..." December 13

  • Report: Eli Apple ‘disliked’ within Giants organization

    ESPN "The New York Giants are "disappointed" in cornerback Eli Apple, and he could face discipline for tweeting during Sunday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. Apple, the 10th overall pick last year, was inactive for the fourth straight game. He responded to a tweet asking why he..." December 12

  • Giants have no plans to have Davis Webb play at QB this year

    Newsday "Eli Manning will start at quarterback for the Giants on Sunday with no blueprint to get rookie Davis Webb on the field or even in uniform during the final three games of the season. “I’m week by week and let’s win the next game,” interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Monday of his game plan..." December 12

  • NFL issues memo warning teams of 'significant' punishment for abuse of officials

    ESPN "The NFL warned its teams Monday that it will begin levying "significant discipline" to anyone engaging in offensive conduct or contact against game officials, responding to a series of incidents that had grown increasingly worrisome to the NFL Referees Association. The message was delivered..." December 12

  • What does Eli Apple's future with Giants hold after being inactive yet again?

    ESPN "Eli Apple was benched earlier this season. The New York Giants didn’t want to use that specific word. They talked and danced around the situation as if they were a running back searching for a hole behind the offensive line. It is what it is, though. The cornerback, the No. 10 pick in last..." December 11

  • Steve Spagnuolo points the finger where McAdoo wouldn’t

    New York Post "Amid the silence of a devastated Giants locker room, Steve Spagnuolo went from one defensive player to another and whispered in their ear. First he chatted with Landon Collins, then Jason Pierre-Paul, and then on to linebacker Kelvin Sheppard. What was said remained private, though it probably..." December 11

  • Evan Engram quietly rails about Giants’ inept offense

    New York Post "All this losing is getting to Evan Engram, the rookie tight end. He could not hide his frustration after Sunday’s 30-10 loss to the Cowboys, a game that was tied 10-10 until midway through the fourth quarter. “We could have blown this game out of the water,’’ Engram said quietly. “Our defense..." December 11

  • NFL’s concussion problem is hurting helmet manufacturers

    New York Post "The NFL concussion crisis has hit the league’s helmet makers where it hurts: in the wallet. Riddell, a leading manufacturer of football helmets for the past 85 years, has been struggling without success to sell itself in recent months despite its market dominance, sources told The Post. Ditto..." December 11

  • Report | NFL and Verizon to extend media rights deal

    Fanrag Sports "The NFL and Verizon have extended their media rights/sponsorship deal for another five years, according to John Ourand and Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Daily. A formal announcement is expected later in the day on Monday. The deal between the two sides will consist of the NFL streaming..." December 11

  • Giants close in on No. 2 pick in 2018 NFL Draft, but is that good thing?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Giants got the 49ers off the schnide four weeks ago, and San Francisco keeps returning the favor. While the Giants were dropping to 2-11 on Sunday with a 30-10 loss to the Cowboys at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, the Niners were picking up their third victory, turning back the..." December 11

  • As Eli Manning and the Giants offense continue to falter, the decision not to play Davis Webb remains baffling

    New York Daily News "The Giants went back to 10 all right on Sunday at MetLife Stadium: that’s 10 points with No. 10 Eli Manning leading the offense. But hey, at least the fans came, right? Then interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo admitted after a 30-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys that his “gut feeling” said Manning..." December 11

  • Jerry Jones can’t imagine Giants without Eli Manning

    New York Post "Eli Manning has a big fan in Dallas, too. The biggest of them all. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spoke up for the beleaguered Giants quarterback who was benched last week by Ben McAdoo, a move that helped cost McAdoo his job. Manning was back starting Sunday in the Giants’ 30-10 loss to Jones’..." December 10

  • Giants Planning To Keep Eli Manning In Place As Starter For Week 15

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Giants are already planning for Eli Manning to be the team’s starting quarterback in Week 15 and moving forward. Rapoport adds that the plan to get rookie QB Davis Webb significant snaps this season is currently on hold, but they would still like to..." December 10

  • Back problem sidelines Justin Pugh and might end his season

    Newsday "Justin Pugh is coming to grips with the reality that he may not play again this season. “There’s obviously a timeline because there are only four weeks left in the season,” the offensive lineman said Thursday, a day after he tried to practice with the team but could not finish the workout..." December 10

  • Rex Ryan takes savage shot at Geno Smith: ‘That chin’s a little soft’

    Sportsnaut "Geno Smith and Rex Ryan have been engaged in a battle of words recently, and the former head coach did his best to get in the last shot Sunday. It all started before Smith started for the New York Giants instead of Eli Manning in Week 13. Ryan said of Smith, “I love Geno Smith. Great guy. I..." December 10

  • Dave Gettleman emerges as favorite in Giants' GM search

    NFL.com "It's a rarity for an NFL team to create a general manager opening midway through the season, yet two teams did it this week. The Browns moved quickly, firing executive vice president Sashi Brown on Thursday and hiring former Chiefs general manager John Dorsey in less than 24 hours. While the..." December 10

  • Giants' interest in John Dorsey affected timing of Browns' decisions

    ESPN "The Cleveland Browns hired new general manager John Dorsey before the New York Giants could even get a chance to interview him, league sources told ESPN. Dorsey was scheduled to fly to New York this week to interview with the Giants on Tuesday, sources said. The Browns were aware of the Giants'..." December 10

  • Beckham Jr. to Manning: 'We all support you'

    Sportsnaut "Odell Beckham Jr. likely spoke up for many of his New York Giants teammates when he tweeted some support for Eli Manning Friday. Looking ahead to Sunday’s big home game against NFC East rival Dallas, OBJ sent the following message out. We all know by now that Manning’s amazing streak of 210..." December 09

  • Geno Smith’s father received death threat over son starting

    Newark Star-Ledger "Geno Smith Jr. had just learned last Tuesday that his son, Geno Smith III, was going to start at quarterback for the Giants in their game against the Raiders in Oakland on Sunday. It was 4:33 p.m., shortly after hearing the good news from his son, that the father's cell phone rang. "I was just..." December 08

  • The Giants have put Davis Webb in a weird situation

    New York Post "Davis Webb is in quarterback limbo. Interim coach Steve Spagnuolo said the decision on how to use the rookie over the final stretch of the season has been put on hold after the Giants fired coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese on Monday. The only thing known for sure is Eli Manning..." December 07

  • One Giants player isn't happy about the fact Eli Manning is starting this week

    CBS Sports "The Giants' decision to give Eli Manning his starting job back isn't sitting well with everyone in the locker room. With Manning set to start against the Cowboys on Sunday, that means that Geno Smith will be headed back to the bench, and he's clearly not happy about that. During an interview..." December 07

  • Odell Beckham Jr. continues to compare his fiery sideline behavior to Tom Brady's

    WEEI Boston "Odell Beckham Jr. continues to insist he carries himself just like Tom Brady. The flamboyant wide receiver went on a Twitter rant earlier this week about the apparent double-standard between how his fiery sideline behavior is perceived in comparison to Brady’s. The Patriots quarterback..." December 07

  • Dolphins Unlikely To Express Interest In Eli Manning

    Pro Football Rumors "Although the Dolphins have already been linked to a possible offseason acquisition of Giants quarterback Eli Manning, Miami is “highly unlikely” to pursue Manning given the club’s investment in fellow signal-caller Ryan Tannehill, team sources tell Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. There’s a..." December 07

  • Interim coach Steve Spagnuolo aims to 'restore Giants pride' as organization turns page

    New York Daily News "Frank Sinatra's “That's Life” blared over the speakers at the start Giants practice on Wednesday with interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo overlooking his team stretching. By the time they broke for drills the music cut off and it was dead silent in the Meadowlands — a change of pace from the..." December 07

  • Geno Smith not happy to lose starting role, but understands why

    SNY TV "When Geno Smith survived the firestorm created last week when he replaced Eli Manning as the starting quarterback of the Giants, he never imagined the decision would be reversed one week later. And he wasn't happy when it was. "I wasn't," Smith said on Wednesday, one day after he found out..." December 07

  • Landon Collins vows that Giants will play hard in final 4 games

    Newark Star-Ledger "Giants safety Landon Collins is excited that defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo was promoted to interim head coach after Ben McAdoo was fired on Monday. But Collins said his motivation to play hard in the final four games of this miserable season has nothing to do with who is on the..." December 06

  • John Mara would rather Olivier Vernon stand, but respects his views

    Pro Football Talk "Giants co-owner John Mara, predictably, winced when Olivier Vernon told fans who didn’t like him kneeling during the national anthem to stay home. But he also respects Vernon’s decision to kneel, even while admitting he will be trying to talk him out of it someday. Mara, appearing on ESPN..." December 06

  • Eli Manning will start, Spagnuolo says he discussed decision with Mara

    Pro Football Talk "Geno Smith has been benched after one game, and Eli Manning is back as the Giants’ starting quarterback. Giants interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo says he made the decision, but he added that he discussed the matter with Giants owner John Mara. " December 06

  • Giants ownership apologizes to season-ticket holders in letter

    Sportress of Blogitude "New York Giants ownership recognizes the team’s season-ticket holders are profoundly — and rightfully — disappointed with the nightmarish season the team has endured. Perhaps a letter to that embittered party would help smooth things out, which is the angle Giants owners initially have opted to..." December 06

  • Former Giants head coach Ben McAdoo releases statement

    Sportsnaut "Just recently fired by the New York Giants after less than two seasons as the team’s head coach, Ben McAdoo released a statement Wednesday through the team’s PR department. Considering how McAdoo’s tenure came to an end, we are pleasantly surprised by the tone of his statement. “It was a..." December 06

  • Dave Gettleman “Most Likely” Candidate For Giants’ GM Job?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that one name making the rounds in some league circles as the “most likely” candidate for the Giants’ GM vacancy is former Panthers GM Dave Gettleman. Before taking over the Panthers GM position, Gettleman spent more than a decade with the Giants, so..." December 06

  • Victor Cruz: Giants firing Ben McAdoo 'long overdue'

    NFL.com "The New York Giants fired coach Ben McAdoo on Monday after his team fell to 2-10 on the season. Appearing Tuesday on NFL Network's Good Morning Football, former Giants receiver Victor Cruz said the firing should have happened sooner. "I think it was long overdue," Cruz said. "I think it was..." December 05

  • Report: Eli Manning will start Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Giants co-owner John Mara insisted on Monday that the way Ben McAdoo handled the organizational decision to look at quarterbacks not named Eli Manning had nothing to do with the organizational decision to deactivate McAdoo’s key card with four games left in the season. Mara did say that he was..." December 05

  • McDaniels mum on Giants job, but longing for head coaching job remains

    NBC Sports Boston "The New York Giants jumped the gun on Black Monday, firing Ben McAdoo a full month before the end of the regular season. I’m told the Patriots fully expect the Giants to inquire about offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who wouldn’t be able to interview for the job until the first week of the..." December 05

  • Patriots Expect Giants To Inquire About Josh McDaniels For HC Job

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Michael Giardi, the Patriots fully expect the Giants to reach out to offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels regarding their head-coaching vacancy in the coming weeks. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, given that McDaniels has been a hot coaching candidate the past few years...." December 05

  • Odell Beckham might return to a team he doesn’t recognize

    New York Post "The firings of GM Jerry Reese and head coach Ben McAdoo made for a Monday, bloody Monday around the Giants but did not answer all the questions about what transpired and what comes next. Here’s a few to tackle: Q: How does all of this affect Odell Beckham Jr.? A: No doubt, Beckham’s head is..." December 05

  • Only one way Giants can show Eli Manning respect he has earned

    New York Post "As you surely know by now, the Giants ended the respective tenures of Ben McAdoo and Jerry Reese on Monday. Now it’s time for them to restart the tenure of Eli Manning as their starting quarterback. Effective immediately. The Giants cannot undo all of the mess they created in taking for..." December 05

  • Jon Gruden does not dismiss possibility of coaching Giants

    Larry Brown Sports "Jon Gruden had a perfect opportunity to shut down all rumors and reports linking him to coaching jobs, but he decided not to do so. Gruden was calling the “Monday Night Football” game on ESPN between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals with partner Sean McDonough, who brought up a..." December 05

  • Report: Giants executives undecided on Ben McAdoo’s future

    Larry Brown Sports "A report from over the weekend indicated that Monday could be Ben McAdoo’s last day with the New York Giants, but it appears that there are at least some members of the team’s front office who aren’t anxious to fire the head coach. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Giants executives..." December 04

  • McDaniels, Saban could be among potential replacements for McAdoo

    SNY TV "Ben McAdoo is now officially out, having been fired just 28 games into his tenure as the Giants' head coach. And the Giants now have nearly a full month's head start on other teams as they search for his replacement. They will undoubtedly consider Steve Spagnuolo, who was named the interim head..." December 04

  • Eli Manning told Steve Spagnuolo he wants to start this week

    Pro Football Talk "Giants co-owner John Mara said at a Monday press conference that it will be up to interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo to decide whether Eli Manning returns to the lineup as the starting quarterback against the Cowboys in Week 14. Manning confirmed that he’d like that to happen later in the day...." December 04

  • John Mara expects Odell Beckham Jr to remain with Giants

    Fanrag Sports "New York Giants owner John Mara expects star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to be on the team next season, via Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Mara added that he will discuss Beckham’s future with the new general manager. It has been a tumultuous week for the Giants. First, it was announced..." December 04

  • Microsoft Surface tablets will be back on the NFL sidelines for at least one more season

    Awful Announcing "The NFL and Microsoft have agreed to a one-year extension of the tech giant’s technology sponsorship. It means that you’ll continue to see Microsoft Surface tablets on the NFL pregame shows and the sidelines through the 2018 season, and they’ll also continue be used on video replay reviews. In..." December 04

  • Report: John Mara was ‘furious’ over handling of Eli Manning situation

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Giants had plenty of reason to clean house after a season such as this, but the handling of Eli Manning’s benching was apparently the last straw for owner John Mara. The Giants’ decision to fire coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese seemed abrupt on Monday, but the..." December 04

  • Report: Eli Manning could start for the Giants this week

    Pro Football Talk "The Giants have fired head coach Ben McAdoo and General Manager Jerry Reese less than a week after McAdoo announced that Geno Smith would start at quarterback instead of Eli Manning. The way McAdoo presented that decision to the public, including an offer to let Manning start games with Smith..." December 04

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