NFL.com "Arguably the best defensive end left on the free-agent market is officially off the board. Former first-round pick Robert Ayers has agreed to a three-year, $21 million deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a source told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport on Friday. Under the terms of the contract,..." March 12
SNY TV "The Giants are interested in re-signing free agent DE's Jason Pierre-Paul and Robert Ayers, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN (Feb. 24) Graziano notes that the Giants plan to speak with the representatives for both Pierre-Paul and Ayers this week. Giants head coach Ben McAdoo said on..." February 25
New York Post "The Giants’ pass rush was bad enough already. Now, Big Blue will have to play in Buffalo on Sunday without their top pass-rusher, defensive end Robert Ayers, who was ruled out with a hamstring injury. Ayers will miss a second consecutive game after he re-injured his hamstring Wednesday in..." October 03
ESPN New York "New York Giants defensive end Robert Ayers tore a pectoral muscle in Sunday's loss to Jacksonville and will miss the remainder of the season, according to a source close to the situation. Ayers had five sacks this year in limited playing time, tying him with Jason Pierre-Paul for the team lead..." December 03
NFL.com "The New York Giants are adding a veteran defensive lineman to help make up for the loss of Justin Tuck. The team announced it signed defensive end Robert Ayers on Wednesday. Fox Sports reported the deal was a two-year agreement. Ayers, 28, was selected in the first round by the Denver..." April 02
On this call, Elway has several times reiterated that Robert Ayers is the starting right DE. Shaun Phillips will have role in nickel.