Giants Rumors & News

  • Giants' Dwayne Harris looking forward to showing off his receiving skills

    Newark Star-Ledger "New Giants kick returner Dwayne Harris has only 57 career catches over four seasons in the NFL, so you will have to forgive skeptics who aren't exactly buying Jerry Reese and Tom Coughlin's claims that he can be an impact third or fourth receiver. But Harris believes that the Giants will give..." April 25

  • Justin Pugh would like the Giants to draft Iowa's Brandon Scherff

    ESPN New York "As a draft analyst, New York Giants tackle Justin Pugh is anything but wishy-washy. In this season of hems and haws and disclaimers and smokescreens, we asked Pugh on Thursday who he'd like the Giants to take at No. 9 next Thursday night and he didn't hesitate. "I like the kid from Iowa," Pugh..." April 24

  • Victor Cruz: No doubt I'll be playing in Giants' opener "Victor Cruz continues to rehab from a devastating patellar tendon tear suffered six months ago. New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese was cautious Thursday when discussing the receiver, but said Cruz is tentatively on schedule to return by Week 1. "He looked good, he's running pretty..." April 23

  • Giants’ Damontre Moore skipping football for college classes

    New York Post "The Giants are hoping for big things from defensive end Damontre Moore as he embarks on his third NFL season. They need him to take the next step, to turn the flashes he’s shown into consistent excellence. They need him to develop into the pass-rushing force they anticipated he would become when..." April 22

  • Judge approves concussion settlement, could cost NFL $1 billion "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22

  • 2015 Sunday Night Football schedule

    SB Nation "The NFL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which means we know the primetime matchups for Sunday Night Football. Typically some of the best matchups on the schedule (especially with flex scheduling), Sunday Night Football might not be as well-known a phrase as Monday..." April 22

  • Unsigned Jason Pierre-Paul will not participate in Giants offseason workout program

    Newark Star-Ledger "As most of the Giants convened at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center on Monday for the start of the "voluntary" offseason workout program, star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul will stick to what he's been doing most of the winter and spring. Pierre-Paul will continue to work out away from the..." April 21

  • Eli Manning “comfortable” heading into final year of contract

    Newsday "Eli Manning said he'd have no problem playing under the final year of his contract if he does not get an extension from the Giants before the start of the 2015 season. "I'm comfortable," he said of that possibility during a conference call on Monday. "I have a job to do and that's to play..." April 20

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

  • Giants close to filling huge hole at safety with Stevie Brown

    New York Post "The Giants have a gaping hole at free safety and would like Stevie Brown to fill it. There’s a good chance that happens soon. There’s an offer on the table but Brown wanted to see if he could do better than the one-year deal from the Giants. Brown, according to ESPN, has attracted interest from..." April 20

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    NYG safety Stevie Brown mulling 5-6 offers, expected to make decision soon, per source. Interested teams include NYG, DAL, ATL, OAK, TN.

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    The Giants have signed free agent DB Josh Gordy (@4_flat) to a vet minimum deal, according to an NFL source. He can play safety or CB.

  • Giants president John Mara explains rejection of replay rules proposals

    Sporting News "Of the 13 replay rules proposals presented to the NFL's competition committee, only one was passed last month at the league owners' meetings. Giants president John Mara has been a member of the committee for 15 years and explained, via the team's website, why the committee unanimously opposed..." April 14

  • Zack Bowman signs with Miami Dolphins

    Big Blue View "Former New York Giants cornerback Zack Bowman has signed a one-year free agent contract with the Miami Dolphins, per a variety of reports. Bowman spent last season with the Giants after spending the first six seasons of his career with the Chicago Bears. We was considered a depth signing who..." April 13

  • Giant receivers Odell Beckham, Victor Cruz planning TD celebration for next season

    New York Daily News "Just when you thought the Giants’ touchdown celebrations couldn’t get any wilder, the King of the Salsa and the Master of the Whip are planning to collaborate on a very special double-feature. In a revelation that may not exactly make Tom Coughlin smile, veteran receiver Victor Cruz told The..." April 13

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Giants LB Victor Butler is suspended for the first four games of 2015 for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substance

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

  • Victor Cruz could become a tricky problem for Giants

    ESPN New York "A couple of months ago, we took up the question of whether it would be wise for the New York Giants to try to adjust the contract of wide receiver Victor Cruz, who has four years left on the long-term deal he signed prior to the 2013 season. Cruz's 2015 salary cap number of $8.125 million is the..." April 09

  • Michael Strahan and Taraji P. Henson dating?

    Terez Owens "It seems like Michael Strahan and Taraji P. Henson really did enjoy sharing the stage with each other when she co-hosted “Kelly & Michael” with him last month, but according to reports, the two are rumored to have hit it off romantically and are now dating. " April 08

  • Giants running back Andre Williams' rookie season was worse than it looked

    Newark Star-Ledger "When Giants running back Rashad Jennings went down with a knee injury in Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons last season, it thrust rookie Andre Williams into a starting role that he probably wasn't ready for. Williams, a fourth round pick out of Boston College, had just started to find his..." April 08

  • Ex-NFL player Will Allen accused of running a $32 million Ponzi scheme

    Business Insider "Former NFL cornerback Will Allen and a business associate allegedly ran a $32 million Ponzi scheme through a company that provided loans to professional athletes, according to a complaint filed by the SEC. On Tuesday, the SEC announced that it was bringing fraud charges against Allen, Susan C...." April 07

  • Is injured Giants wideout Victor Cruz running again?

    Newark Star-Ledger "When we last checked in with Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, he was making solid progress in his recovery from a torn patellar tendon in his knee. Cruz already started doing some light running on an anti-gravity machine, and said it was "only a matter of time before I get out there on that..." April 02

  • Eli Manning Expects Giants Offense to Take off in 2015

    Sportsnaut "The New York Giants may have put up another disappointing season in 2014, going 6-10 and finishing in third place in the NFC East. It wasn’t for a lack of success on offense, especially through the air. Super Bowl-winning quarterback Eli Manning put up a career-high 63.1 completion percentage..." April 01

  • Chris Ogbonnaya EPIC PRANK ON CAM NEWTON Surprise, I'm Not From Africa "Cam Newton is totally gonna freak when he sees this … His ex-Carolina Panthers teammate Chris Ogbonnaya told TMZ Sports he pulled off the most elaborate prank ever on the superstar QB ... and this video officially marks the end of it. Ogbonnaya -- who now plays for the NY Giants -- was..." March 28

  • NFL exploring Mexico, Germany and other markets to host games

    SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27

  • Jets sign blocking tight end who couldn’t make the Giants

    New York Post "The Jets added more depth on Wednesday, agreeing to a one-year deal with tight end Kellen Davis, the team announced. Davis, 29, played seven games, including one in the playoffs, for the Lions last year. He was with the Giants in training camp, but was part of the final cuts. Davis won a Super..." March 26

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

  • How Tom Coughlin and the Giants envision Shane Vereen fitting into the offense

    Newark Star-Ledger "There's no hiding the Giants lack of receiving production out of the backfield last season. There was none, at least in regards to producing actual points. The Giants were one of two teams without a receiving touchdown from a running back last year. It was an area they targeted at the onset of..." March 26

  • Safety position 'is an issue' for the Giants, says Tom Coughlin

    SB Nation "The New York Giants chose not to address the safety position in free agency, despite the fact that the group isn't where the team wants it to be. On Wednesday at the NFL's annual meetings, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin told reporters that the position is a problem and one that the team still..." March 25

  • Rashad Jennings says Giants will have ‘dominant’ offense, throws out Mets first pitch

    New York Daily News "Giants running back Rashad Jennings threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Tuesday’s Mets spring training game, and set big expectations for his own team’s offense in 2015. "I think we're going to have a dominant offense," Jennings said. "Eli (Manning) is really comfortable in the offense now..." March 25

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

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    Bart Hubbuch @BartHubbuch

    Coughlin says the goal for Victor Cruz is Week 1, but "if it doesn't happen, we just went through that" with Odell Beckham last year.

  • NFL may let injury spotters stop play during games

    SB Nation "Besides instant replay reform and finding a better definition of a "catch," the NFL's competition committee is busy this week deciding whether to increase the duties of injury spotters in NFL games. The proposal would allow independent medical trainers to watch for possible concussions and stop..." March 23

  • The NFL Charged Its Players $400 to Participate in Veteran Combine

    Complex "The NFL's first Veteran Combine took place this weekend. A new addition to the offseason calendar, the Combine seemed like a great idea for older players to get in front of scouts and front office types—a way to balance the scales between the incoming rookie class and the veteran class that'll..." March 23

  • NFL considering Brazil to host 2017 Pro Bowl

    Fox Sports "One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event. A source told that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl. The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the..." March 23

  • Giants co-owner John Mara predicts NFL will return to Los Angeles by 2016

    Newsday "Giants president and co-owner John Mara said Sunday that he believes that pro football will return to the Los Angeles market by 2016. Owners will be updated on the progress of the Los Angeles market when they gather this week for their annual spring meetings, but Mara thinks the NFL will be..." March 23

  • The threshold for ‘completing a catch to the ground’ in NFL is changing, and Packers prez tells how

    Toronto Sun "The threshold for what constitutes a catch when a receiver falls to the ground is changing, a member of the league’s competition committee told Sun Media on Sunday. In a conference call last week, the committee announced that the controversial “complete-the-catch-to-the-ground” rule will stay,..." March 23

  • Manning, N.Y. no closer to extension

    ESPN New York "The New York Giants recently had another conversation with the representatives for quarterback Eli Manning, but the two sides are no closer to agreement on a contract extension and the Giants are comfortable letting Manning play out the final year of his contract, two sources close to the..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell, Unplugged "The MMQB: What’s the lesson you take from easily your most trying year as commissioner? Goodell: I don’t know if you could put one or two … One of the things we always focus on is, What do we learn and how do we get better? I think in this case there were several factors. One is, Do we have the..." March 23

  • John Mara not impressed with ‘mediocre’ free-agent class

    New York Post "The Giants have not exactly made any headline-grabbing signings in free agency and someone they took a look at Thursday — former Cowboys defensive end George Selvie — is fairly typical of under-the-radar players they have added. This is by design. The Giants looked at the market, looked at how..." March 20

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    DE George Selvie has agreed to terms with the #Giants, a source said.

  • Giants raise individual ticket prices, lower preseason package rates

    New York Daily News "The Giants are lowering the prices of their season-ticket packages by raising the prices on their season tickets. And it’s less weird math and more crafty adjustment by the franchise. On Tuesday, the team announced that it had emailed its season-ticket holders with a series of changes to ticket..." March 18

  • Biggest position holes to fill for all 32 teams in the NFL Draft "The big wave of free agency has come and gone, and the focus has turned to the draft, but that doesn't mean there still aren't holes to fill, some huge ones, for each of the NFL's 32 teams. You can't solve all the problems in free agency. In fact, it's usually only a few if a team is lucky. For..." March 18

  • Giants To Re-Sign Daniel Fells

    Pro Football Rumors "Free agent tight end Daniel Fells is returning to New York, having agreed to terms with the Giants on a one-year deal, reports Jordan Raanan of (via Twitter). Larry Donnell emerged as the Giants’ No. 1 tight end and top pass catcher at the position in 2014, but Fells earned his fair..." March 18

  • Giants kick the tires on former Jets DT Kenrick Ellis

    New York Post "The Giants, given their salary cap restraints, are not going to make a big splash in free agency, but that doesn’t mean they are through searching for roster help. They took a look Tuesday at defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis, who qualifies as a disappointment in his four years with the..." March 18

  • The time Roger Goodell backed out of doing 'Between Two Ferns'

    SB Nation "Alex Richanbach, executive producer of Funny or Die Sports was on a SXSW panel last Saturday called "Now Athletes are Funny: Power of Comedy and Sports." I hadn't noticed it on the schedule until it was about halfway over, but I stopped in just as Richanbach was getting into the meat of a pretty..." March 17

  • Jones-Drew, Locker, Willis, Worilds may signal start of a trend of young NFL players retiring

    Arizona Republic "NFL free agency started this week, so the news cycle was dominated by the redistribution of wealth. It was a job fair at the highest level of sports as players were traded, re-signed, signed and released. That was to be expected. What was surprising is that in a time devoted to procuring..." March 17

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    Jordan Raanan @JordanRaanan

    John Jerry deal: 2 yrs, $3.3M w/$1M gtd. Good deal for him/@RosenhausSports after minimum salary and $25K gtd last yr off #Dolphins mess

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