Giants Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Giants fire Ben McAdoo and Jerry Reese

    New York Post "Mark down Dec. 4, 2017, as a seminal day in New York Giants history. In a sweeping strike, Giants ownership fired general manager Jerry Reese and head coach Ben McAdoo, a Monday massacre that will forever change the history of a franchise that has lost its way. In a swift and stunning fall..." December 04

  • Odell Beckham defends his ‘passion’ in Twitter rant, claims double standard after Tom Brady sideline outburst

    New York Daily News "Odell Beckham says he’s just chasing the GOAT. The Giants wide receiver, who is recovering a from a season-ending ankle surgery, fired up his Twitter account early Monday morning to say he’s being held to a double standard after Tom Brady’s outburst from the Patriots sideline on..." December 04

  • Giants might need to prepare for full-on revolt over Eli Manning

    New York Post "If Giants ownership is already convinced coach Ben McAdoo is going to be dismissed after the season, there might be no reason to wait until Jan. 1, especially considering three of the last four games are at MetLife Stadium, and these final home games could spark some of the ugliest moments in..." December 04

  • Ben McAdoo says he'll keep coaching Giants 'as long as key card works'

    Sporting News "A seven-point loss to the Raiders may have saved Ben McAdoo's job for now, but the Giants coach is still firmly on the hot seat. Despite likely being on borrowed time, McAdoo said following Sunday's 24-17 loss in Oakland he'll continue to lead the Giants as long as they let him. "I'm gonna..." December 04

  • Eli Manning says he plans to play quarterback in 2018

    247 Sports "Eli Manning will not be ready to hang up his cleats after the 2017 season regardless of whether or not he is starting quarterback for the New York Giants. This offseason, the Giants franchise will have a difficult decision to make on the soon-to-be 37-year-old quarterback, and it will likely..." December 04

  • Geno Smith retorts Rex Ryan: I saved the coward’s job

    Sporting News "There’s a palpable lack of respect around the NFL for Geno Smith, and the quarterback fired back at one of his verbal assailants after the Giants’ 24-17 loss at the Raiders on Sunday. ESPN analyst Rex Ryan, who coached Smith on the Jets during the player’s first two seasons in the league..." December 04

  • Giants Haven’t Had Any Contract Talks With Their Upcoming Free Agents

    NFL Trade Rumors "ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Giants haven’t had any talks with their key upcoming free agents including OL Justin Pugh, C Weston Richburg or LB Devon Kennard. This also goes for WR Odell Bechkam Jr, who has been eligible to sign a long-term extension dating back last year. Although,..." December 03

  • Manning, Giants appear headed for a split, and Jacksonville is a prime landing spot

    CBS Sports "While the Giants brass has been hesitant to declare Eli Manning's storied tenure with the team over following his surprising benching last week, the rest of the NFL is. With Manning's consecutive game's played streak shattered and him making way for the embattled Geno Smith Sunday as the..." December 03

  • Ex-Giants 'discussing plan' to wear Manning jerseys on sidelines next week

    Sportsnaut "To say that this has been one huge dumpster fire of a season for the New York Giants would be an understatement. New York heads into Sunday’s game with a 2-9 record and in the midst of more drama following the “benching” of Super Bowl winning quarterback Eli Manning. Whether head coach Ben..." December 03

  • Ben McAdoo vows he will not bench Geno Smith today

    Pro Football Talk "Barring injury, Geno Smith will both start and finish today’s game. That’s the word from Giants coach Ben McAdoo, who told Sal Paolantonio of ESPN that he is committed to Smith throughout today’s game and will not pull him in favor of Eli Manning. The Giants’ third quarterback, rookie Davis..." December 03

  • Ben McAdoo Reportedly Could Be Fired Within 24 Hours After Giants vs. Raiders

    Bleacher Report "The New York Giants reportedly may fire head coach Ben McAdoo within 24 hours of the team's Sunday matchup against the Oakland Raiders, according to Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter of ESPN. Per that report, "It's 'possible,' in the words of one source, and growing more and more likely, that..." December 03

  • Archie says retirement is a possibility for Eli

    NFL.com "With all their success as a family, the Mannings have dealt with disappointment as well: Peyton Manning being released by the Colts in 2012; Cooper learning spinal stenosis meant he couldn't play football. And this week, Eli being pulled as the Giants' starting quarterback. The patriarch of..." December 03

  • Giants have not held talks with upcoming free agents

    ESPN "Not only are the New York Giants coaching staff and front office surrounded by uncertainty, but so is their upcoming class of free agents. At a time when divison rival Philadelphia Eagles are extending Alshon Jeffery and Tim Jernigan, the Giants have not had any talks with their upcoming key..." December 03

  • Giants QB Davis Webb will remain inactive vs. Raiders

    ESPN "New York Giants rookie quarterback Davis Webb will remain inactive Sunday, even with Eli Manning on the bench against the Oakland Raiders, sources told ESPN. Geno Smith will start, and Manning will be the backup, as coach Ben McAdoo detailed throughout the week. Manning will be the contingency..." December 03

  • Giants WR Sterling Shepard gets engaged to SI Swimsuit model

    Yardbarker "Sterling Shepard’s New York Giants have suffered a lot of losses this season, but the wide receiver scored a major win this weekend. Shepard posted a photo on his Instagram account of him proposing to his girlfriend, SI Swimsuit model Chanel Iman, who said yes. In his caption, Shepard used an..." December 03

  • When he was last a starter, Geno Smith actually played pretty well

    Pro Football Talk "The perception around the NFL of Geno Smith is, frankly, that he stinks. That’s why, when Smith became a free agent this offseason, the best deal he could find was the one-year, $1.2 million contract he signed with the Giants. And that’s why everyone was so stunned this week when the Giants..." December 02