Giants Rumors & News

  • Rookie Davis Webb ‘will get a crack’ at Giants backup QB job

    New York Daily News "Ben McAdoo left open the possibility on Thursday that rookie QB Davis Webb could factor into the battle to be Eli Manning's primary backup. Maybe it will light a fire under Geno Smith, who's been turnover prone, and Josh Johnson, who didn't fare well in the first preseason game. "If it..." August 18

  • Giants swap in two healthy receivers for injured ones

    Pro Football Talk "The top of the Giants’ depth chart at wide receiver remains unchanged on Friday, but the bottom looks a little different. The team announced that they have signed wideouts Ed Eagan and Canaan Severin to the 90-man roster. Wideouts Kevin Snead and Keeon Johnson were both waived/injured in..." August 18

  • Banged-up Giants linebackers give two rookies chance to impress in practice

    New York Daily News "The Giants had an off day on Wednesday and if any unit needed one, it was the linebacker corps. Starting middle linebacker B.J. Goodson sustained a back injury Tuesday and was unable to return to practice; Keenan Robinson is working his way back from a concussion; Devon Kennard continues to..." August 17

  • Janoris Jenkins shrugs off being posterized by Odell Beckham Jr.

    Pro Football Talk "Though it was lost in the hype about Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.’s latest greatest catch of all time, there’s also the small matter that cornerback Janoris Jenkins had what would have been really good coverage against a mortal wideout. But as many cornerbacks have learned over the..." August 17

  • Ben McAdoo wants to see more out of Paul Perkins

    Pro Football Talk "New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo awarded the starting running back job to Paul Perkins in May. While Perkins may not be on the verge of losing that designation by any stretch, it’s clear McAdoo is trying to hold Perkins to a high standard. On the first play of the Giants’ preseason opener..." August 17

  • Brandon Marshall has no time for Sheldon Richardson: 'That's dead'

    USA Today "New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson may not be done taking public aim at Brandon Marshall, but the New York Giants wide receiver is finished returning fire. After continued potshots from Richardson, who recently called Marshall a “drama queen” and a “bad guy,” the veteran receiver..." August 15

  • Giants sign Andrew Turzilli, Chris Casher

    Pro Football Talk "The Giants kicked off Monday by making a handful of roster moves. They have signed wide receiver Andrew Turzilli and linebacker Chris Casher to the 90-man roster. Wide receiver Jordan Norwood was waived/injured and tight end Colin Thompson was waived with a non-football injury. Thompson had an..." August 14

  • Giants tinker roster: Sign tall receiver, Raiders rookie castoff

    New York Post "The Giants continued to tinker with their roster, signing two players and waiving two others with injuries. The Giants signed receiver Andrew Turzilli and linebacker Chris Casher and waived/injured receiver Kevin Norwood (hip) and tight end Colin Thompson (appendectomy). Turzilli is a tall..." August 14

  • Mike Evans, Odell Beckham can join Randy Moss, A.J. Green with 1,000 yards in first four seasons

    Pro Football Talk "Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans and Giants receiver Odell Beckham will join some elite company if they gain 1,000 receiving yards this season. Evans, the Buccaneers’ 2014 first-round draft pick, and Beckham, the Giants’ 2014 first-round pick, have both topped 1,000 receiving yards in each..." August 14

  • Ben McAdoo is Into Some Weird Stuff

    The Big Lead "Odell Beckham reeled in another ridiculous one-handed grab during today’s New York Giants practice. The guy yelling “hell no” in the video sums it up quite nicely. Giants coach Ben McAdoo, however, was nonplussed. There is, of course, no way McAdoo didn’t react internally to Beckham’s..." August 14

  • One bad game later, the Giants have a No. 1 running back battle

    New York Post "The Giants have struggled to run the ball for years. And after sputtering again in their preseason-opening loss to Pittsburgh on Friday, coach Ben McAdoo was critical of the ground game in general and starter Paul Perkins in particular. On Sunday, McAdoo said Perkins has a chance to establish..." August 14

  • Davis Webb had a promising debut with New York Giants

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Giants aren’t ready to look to the future, especially at quarterback this season. The Giants believe veteran Eli Manning still has enough to help the franchise make one more run to the playoffs and beyond. However, in Friday’s preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the..." August 13

  • Geno Smith can have 2nd New York act: If he doesn’t throw it away

    New York Post "Friday was the first night of the rest of Geno Smith’s NFL life. And he spent much of it looking very much like Eli Manning’s next backup quarterback. Until he gave you a flashback to his infamous Jets past with an interception that left MetLife Stadium groaning and cost the Giants three..." August 12

  • Giants’ underdog wideout gets a Geno Smith endorsement

    New York Post "It is never a bad thing when your quarterback singles you out for something positive. That is what Geno Smith did this week when asked if he has been impressed with any particular Giants receiver he’s worked with this summer. “Travis Rudolph is a guy who you can count on to be in the right..." August 11

  • Giants new tight end looking to follow dad’s Super Bowl path

    New York Post "Rhett Ellison didn’t always dream of being in the NFL. For years, he didn’t watch football. For even more years, he didn’t play it. As a child living in New Zealand, Ellison was most interested in rugby. As a teenager in California, he was drawn to skateboarding and music. It wasn’t until..." August 10

  • Landon Collins’ ‘very realistic’ goal for 2017 is to win Defensive Player of the Year Award

    New York Daily News "Landon Collins’ next individual goal is to win the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year Award. This season. So excuse him if Tyrann Mathieu’s recent Twitter trash talk about safety supremacy fired Collins up. The Giants’ first-team All-Pro, reigning defensive player of the year finalist told the..." August 10

  • Giants waive Mykkele Thompson

    Pro Football Talk "The Giants have waived one of their 2015 draft picks. They selected Mykkele Thompson in the fifth round of that draft, but announced on Wednesday that he has been waived with an injury designation. Thompson has been out with a quad injury and will either revert to injured reserve or be released..." August 10

  • Ben McAdoo utilizing “cross-coaching” with Giants

    Pro Football Talk "Meetings with position coaches are a regular part of life for NFL players, but there was something different about a recent round of them at Giants camp. Instead of meeting with defensive line coach Patrick Graham, the team’s defensive linemen met with offensive line coach Mike Solari while..." August 10

  • Roger Goodell in favor of shortening preseason to 3 games

    WEEI Boston "Every football fan would agree, the NFL preseason is very boring, and it appears NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would agree. “When I go around to fans, that’s maybe the No. 1 thing I hear,” Goodell said, via Bob Glauber of Newsday. “The NFL should do things to the highest possible standards...." August 10

  • NFL To Hire Full Time Officials For First Time In League History

    Real GM Football "For the first time in NFL history, the league will have 21 to 24 full-time officials. Under the plan, each of the seven field officiating positions will be represented, with no more than five coming from one position. The full-time officials will come from the current roster of 124 game..." August 09

  • Jets' Sheldon Richardson: Brandon Marshall 'knows what he did'

    ESPN "New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson reignited his personal feud with former teammate Brandon Marshall, likening his behavior to a drama queen's and accusing Marshall of quitting on the team last season. "That man knows what he did to the locker room," Richardson said Monday on..." August 08

  • Giants DT Jay Bromley ready for 'big year' after watching Johnathan Hankins cash in

    Newark Star-Ledger "Giants defensive tackle Jay Bromley was a keen observer to the free agency of friend and teammate Johnathan Hankins this offseason. When Hankins left the Giants to sign a three-year, $27 million contract with the Colts in April, Bromley gained motivation for his own future. "That's like your..." August 07

  • Geno Smith could end up being cut by the Giants

    Pro Football Talk "Quarterback Geno Smith made it four years with the Jets. He may not make it six months with the Giants. The first unofficial depth chart of the preseason shows Smith as the No. 3 quarterback with the Giants, behind Eli Manning and Josh Johnson and in front of rookie Davis Webb. Unless the..." August 07

  • A key Giant cog passes another test in make-or-break season

    New York Post "After bouts of the same flaws and breakdowns he displayed through his first two seasons, Ereck Flowers had his first technically sound practice of training camp Saturday. The Giants, having put their faith in the beleaguered left tackle, need to see a lot more of that this season. Coming into..." August 06

  • Marshall invites ex-teammate Cutler to stay at his Miami house

    The Score "Very few of Jay Cutler's teammates over the years have been as supportive as Brandon Marshall, and with the former Chicago Bears quarterback re-entering the league Sunday, Marshall was one of the first to offer his help. Upon hearing the news that Cutler will reportedly be a member of the Miami..." August 06

  • Eli Manning calls the plays from the sidelines as Giants give several key vets the day off

    New York Daily News "Coach Eli Manning? On Friday, you’d better believe it. The Giants’ quarterback traded his helmet for a red hat, a play sheet and a pen while overseeing the team’s light practice, from which Ben McAdoo gave several veterans off. Manning could be seen barking to the offense and making notes..." August 05

  • Giants head coach rewards team with Air Jordan’s for remaining out of trouble

    Newark Star-Ledger "When the Giants reported back for training camp in late July after a six-week break, coach Ben McAdoo commended his players for staying "off the ticker." Players avoided trouble during the offseason, so therefore their names didn't appear on the ticker at the bottom of the television screen. On..." August 05

  • News on Sterling Shepard’s ankle appears to be good

    Pro Football Talk "The Giants got some good news on second-year wideout Sterling Shepard. According to Jordan Raanan of, Shepard is expected to be “in the clear” after undergoing an MRI. That’s good news for Shepard, who had to be carted off the field Wednesday, but the fact he seems to have avoided a..." August 04

  • No Fights at Giants Camp Today But McAdoo Says They Will ‘Crank it Back Up’ on Saturday

    Black Sports Online "The 2017 New York Giants training camp kicked off and once it went to full pads on Wednesday the intensity ratcheted up and we had our first fight. BSO was on hand Friday for a light workout after two days of heavy hitting. Head coach Ben McAdoo stressed the importance of staying mentally sharp on..." August 04

  • Giants WR Sterling Shepard ‘fully expects’ to be back for Week 1

    Sportsnaut "It is never good news initially to see a player get carted off the field in practice. New York Giants second-year wide receiver Sterling Shepard exited practice on a cart Wednesday after injuring his ankle. The good news here, at least according to Shepard, is his says he expects to be back in..." August 04

  • Ben McAdoo fighting to get his Giants to stop the ‘extracurricular activities’ and play the Big Blue way

    New York Daily News "If the Giants play how they practice this season, their opponents are going to need some extra cold tubs, but the officials may also need a few extra flags. If it’s possible, Big Blue’s defense has brought even more swagger and attitude to the first two training camp days in full pads thanks..." August 04

  • Don’t buy the hype on overrated Giants

    Sportsnaut "The New York Giants come into the season with high expectations, and on the surface they’re right to do so. Odell Beckham is in his prime, the acquisition of Brandon Marshall gives them one of the best receiving corps in football and the defense finished second in DVOA last season. They won 11..." August 03

  • Geno Smith and Josh Johnson trying to make most of limited snaps in battle to be Eli Manning’s backup with Giants

    New York Daily News "Let’s face it: the battle for the Giants’ backup quarterback position is probably irrelevant. With Eli Manning having started 199 consecutive regular season games — the longest active streak in the NFL and third-longest all-time — it’s hard to envision anyone else under center for Big Blue in..." August 03

  • Giants' Sterling Shepard carted off field in tears

    USA Today "The New York Giants suited up for their first fully padded practice of training camp on Wednesday, but it was unfortunately short-lived for wide receiver Sterling Shepard. Although it’s unclear exactly what happened, trainers were seen examining Shepard’s right leg. He was eventually carted off..." August 02

  • Ben McAdoo: Sterling Shepard appears to have a sprained ankle

    Sportress of Blogitude "New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo on Wednesday afternoon provided an encouraging update concerning the status of Sterling Shepard. McAdoo told reporters that preliminary examinations indicate the Giants wide receiver suffered a sprained ankle. McAdoo said contact did not precipitate the..." August 02

  • Giants putting extensions for Odell Beckham, Justin Pugh, others on back burner

    ESPN "While a handful of teams have recently signed players to long-term contract extensions, the New York Giants have elected to put business on the back burner. There have been no recent discussions about deals for wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., guard Justin Pugh, center Weston Richburg or..." August 02

  • Giants tight end Evan Engram focusing on blocking ahead of rookie season

    New York Daily News "The Giants know what kind of potential Evan Engram brings to the passing game, but the rookie tight end still has plenty of work to do in another area: blocking. Big Blue’s first-round draft pick out of Ole Miss acknowledged that blocking remains his biggest hurdle as he adjusts to his first..." August 01

  • Giants decide to have kicking competition, sign Mike Nugent

    Pro Football Talk "The Giants went through the entire offseason with one kicker who had never kicked in an NFL game, but added plenty of experience today. The team announced they had signed 13-year veteran kicker Mike Nugent. He will compete with Aldrick Rosas, who had handled all the offseason work as the..." August 01

  • Giants’ captain: Why our defense will be feared

    New York Post "There are few greater honors than wearing the “C” on a New York Football Giants defense. Especially a defense like this one, which has brought honor and pride back to a tradition built by the likes of Sam Huff and Andy Robustelli and Lawrence Taylor and Harry Carson and Michael Strahan. You..." July 31

  • Giants rookie safety Jadar Johnson leaves camp, retires

    New York Post "adar Johnson, an undrafted rookie safety from Clemson, left training camp and has retired from football. “My reaction is I wish the man nothing but the best,’’ coach Ben McAdoo said after practice Sunday. “He’s a young man that has a bright future ahead of him.’’ McAdoo said he had “a..." July 31

  • Everybody in NFL now knows Giants’ Pro Bowl safety name

    New York Post "While working his moonlighting job last season, Brandon Marshall, an NFL receiver by trade, was sitting in a production meeting for the “Inside the NFL’’ TV show he used to co-host, watching tape of a player he had no knowledge about. “The first thing that stood out was: ‘Who is this guy?’ ”..." July 30

  • Janoris Jenkins threw haymaker at Eric Pinkins after end-of-practice wind sprints

    Sportsnaut "We expect training camp to bring out the fights. It happens every year, in every camp around the NFL. But a rather odd fight broke out Sunday when New York Giants defenders Janoris Jenkins and Eric Pinkins got into it following end-of-practice wind sprints. One person who was there thought it..." July 30

  • Mike Evans hits nail on the head about Odell Beckham Jr.’s true value

    Sportsnaut "In case you haven’t heard, Odell Beckham Jr. wants to be the NFL’s highest-paid player. Not its highest-paid receiver. He wants to make more money than anyone in the league. While it’s hard to argue OBJ isn’t worth more than most, it’s also not hard to see that a receiver being paid more than some..." July 30

  • Ravens sign veteran tight end Larry Donnell "As injuries pile up in Baltimore, the Ravens added tight end depth. The team announced Sunday it signed Larry Donnell. Baltimore waived receiver Tim Patrick in a corresponding move. The Ravens' tight end position has been a mess all offseason. Baltimore lost tight end Dennis Pitta to..." July 30

  • Odell Beckham: NFL stars deserve what NBA stars get

    Pro Football Talk "Giants receiver Odell Beckham says his ambition to be the highest-paid player in the NFL isn’t only about himself. It’s also about overturning the salary structure of the NFL. Beckham said he’d like to see the top NFL stars make comparable salaries to the top stars in the NBA, where Stephen..." July 29

  • At What Point Do the Giants Get Sick of Odell Beckham Jr. and His Constant Distractions?

    The Big Lead "With two years left on his rookie contract, 24-year old Odell Beckham Jr. has announced, on the eve of New York Giants training camp, that he wants to be the highest paid player in the NFL. He’s like a real-life episode of a Ballers episode. Beckham is an incredibly talented – but clueless –..." July 29

  • Even with the same offensive line, Giants expect group to improve

    New York Daily News "The Giants have high expectations entering this season, but perhaps their most glaring weakness is the offensive line. Big Blue returns all five starters on the line this season, but center Weston Richburg and guard Justin Pugh are optimistic things will be different. “As an offensive unit,..." July 28

  • Report: NFL To Walk Away From Deal To Fund Concussion Research With $16 Million Unpaid

    Deadspin "The NFL has given the National Institutes of Health less than half of the $30 million they promised for concussion research five years ago, and after repeatedly trying to influence how their “unrestricted gift” was used, the league is letting their agreement expire with no plans to finish paying..." July 28

  • Giants putting Eli Manning on 'pitch count' ahead of 14th season

    ESPN "The New York Giants are ready to ease up on quarterback Eli Manning as he enters his 14th professional season. He may even be on a football "pitch count" with his throws limited as the summer and season progress. It seems almost sacrosanct for an ironman quarterback who has never missed a..." July 28

  • Giants are confident and believe one unit will turn it around

    New York Post "There is always uncertainty and for the Giants, the start of training camp this year is not about how bad they might be. The buzz centers on how good they are, and how good they might become. “When a new season starts you never know what you’re going to get,’’ general manager Jerry Reese said..." July 28

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