Giants Rumors & News

  • One Giant D-lineman facing financial reality check

    New York Post "The grass is only greener when it represents the color of money. Even then, sometimes it is best to stay where you are. This is the perception-versus-reality debate that defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins must be waging, as NFL free agency is more than two weeks old and he has not found a..." March 24

  • Giants’ chance on Geno Smith could cost as little as $325K

    New York Post "It turns out Geno Smith’s deal with the Giants is not as rich as had been reported. The actual contract is a low-risk, one-year deal by the Giants that does not even guarantee Smith’s spot on the roster. It had been reported Smith’s deal was worth $3 million, but it actually is worth at most $2..." March 23

  • Giants’ Shane Vereen Takes Pay Cut

    Pro Football Rumors "Giants running back Shane Vereen has agreed to restructure his contract, reports Jordan Raanan of Previously scheduled to earn a $3.15MM base salary next season, Vereen will now collect $2.15MM, though he could get back the lost $1MM (and make another $250K) in incentives. Regardless,..." March 23

  • Michael Strahan: 'You've Never Lived Unless You've Hit Tom Brady'

    Complex "Believe it or not, it’s been almost a decade now since Michael Strahan last suited up for the New York Giants. He retired from the NFL back in 2008, shortly after the G-Men knocked off the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. But during an appearance at WWD’s Men’s Wear Summit in Brooklyn on Tuesday, the..." March 23

  • ESPN formally announces Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder, Trey Wingo to head NFL studio shows

    Awful Announcing "Three weeks ago, Jim Miller reported that ESPN would replace Chris Berman with a trio of studio hosts: Trey Wingo, Suzy Kolber and Samantha Ponder. On Thursday, ESPN finally confirmed the news, announcing that Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown, Ponder will lead Sunday NFL Countdown and Wingo..." March 23

  • Geno Smith doesn’t get much in his second contract

    Pro Football Talk "Geno Smith wasn’t selected in the first round of the 2013 draft. But he at least ended up with a better second contract than the quarterback who was. After incorrect reporting from both ESPN and NFL Network that traces to an erroneous breakdown of the deal by the NFL Players Association, which..." March 22

  • Giants to re-sign Keenan Robinson

    Newark Star-Ledger "Giants general manager Jerry Reese is doing his part to keep the NFL's second-best scoring defense together. The Giants will re-sign free agent linebacker Keenan Robinson, a person familiar with the situation confirmed to NJ Advance Media. The agreement was first reported by NFL Network's Mike..." March 21

  • Giants sign running back Shaun Draughn

    Pro Football Talk "The Giants signed a veteran running back. Not that one. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, former 49ers running back Shaun Draughn has agreed to a contract with the Giants. Draughn has filled in capably at multiple stops in his career, finishing last season as San Francisco’s starter. He’s..." March 21

  • Giants WR/KR Dwayne Harris Agrees To $500K Pay Cut

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports that the Giants and WR/KR Dwayne Harris have agreed to a restructured contract in recent days that will reduce his 2017 base salary of $2.975 million by $500,000. This means that Harris will now make $2.475 million for the 2017 season. ESPN’s Adam Schefter..." March 21

  • Geno Smith says he’ll study everything Eli Manning does

    Pro Football Talk "Geno Smith knows his place with his new team, and he’s going to make the most of it. Smith, the backup to Eli Manning with the Giants, says he’ll use his position as Manning’s backup to make himself a better quarterback, studying everything about the way Manning approaches his job. “I think..." March 21

  • Geno Smith: I'm going to write down everything Eli Manning does

    Giants "The Giants today added two more veteran players, a quarterback and their first defensive newcomer of the offseason. The newest Giants are Geno Smith, who spent his first four NFL seasons with the Jets, and cornerback and special teams standout Valentino Blake, who has played for Jacksonville,..." March 21

  • Odds of Johnathan Hankins returning seems to be increasing

    ESPN "It has been a little while. The mailbag has been on free-agent hiatus. No worries, it's back now that the signings have slowed and we have a better idea what the New York Giants will look like for the 2017 season. It's time to dissect some of the moves and determine what else might be possible...." March 20

  • Giants sign Valentino Blake

    Pro Football Talk "The Giants lost a cornerback on Monday when Coty Sensabaugh signed with the Steelers as a free agent, but they added one to their roster as well. The team announced that they have signed Valentino Blake to their 90-man roster in the same release that made their acquisition of quarterback Geno..." March 20

  • Giants hold onto Mark Herzlich

    Pro Football Talk "Linebacker Mark Herzlich will be back for a seventh season with the Giants. The team announced that Herzlich re-signed with the team on Monday. Herzlich joined the Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2011, although he likely would have been drafted had his college career at Boston College not..." March 20

  • Giants want answer on standing offer to Hankins

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that free agent DT Johnathan Hankins has been trying for weeks to beat the Giants’ standing offer to him, but hasn’t been able to do it yet. According to Rapoport, New York wants an answer from Hankins regarding their offer. On Sunday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN..." March 20

  • New York Giants: Odds of Retaining Johnathan Hankins Increasing Every Day (Report)

    Big Blue Unbiased "According to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan, the odds of the New York Giants retaining defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins are increasing every day that he remains a free agent. Raanan also mentioned that Hankins is still looking to get paid at an elite clip, somewhere in the neighborhood of $10 million..." March 19

  • New York Giants Interested In Former New York Jets Center Nick Mangold (Report)

    Big Blue Unbiased "I don’t know if you’d classify former New York Jets offensive lineman Willie Colon as a “reporter”, but apparently, he has the inside scoop on some New York Giants related news. According to Colon (on his show with Dan Graca), he said he’s heard “rumblings” of the Giants’ interest in his former..." March 19

  • Jason Pierre-Paul's new deal leaves money for Giants to make even more moves

    New York Daily News "The most impactful consequence of Jason Pierre-Paul's new contract is the extra cap space it is expected to free for Jerry Reese to continue improving Big Blue this offseason. The Giants' GM has signed free agents receiver Brandon Marshall, tight end/fullback Rhett Ellison, and offensive..." March 19

  • Slim pickings remain in free agency

    Pro Football Talk "There aren’t many big moves left to make in free agency. Sure, there’s still the question of whether our No. 1 free agent, Le’Veon Bell, will sign a long-term deal in Pittsburgh or play this season on the franchise tag. And there are big names out there like Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and..." March 18

  • How a hit by a Giant helped new H-back Rhett Ellison's knee heal

    Newark Star-Ledger "New Giants H-back Rhett Ellison's 2015 season couldn't have had a worse ending. The then-Viking caught a pass with 11 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of the regular season finale. It was an innocent dump-off pass in the right flat and Ellison was immediately tackled by a Packers..." March 17

  • Jason Pierre-Paul, Giants agree to four-year deal "Jason Pierre-Paul is finally getting his big payday. Less than a month after the New York Giants placed the dynamic defensive end under the franchise tag, Pierre-Paul agreed to a four-year deal with the team Friday, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian..." March 17

  • Jason Pierre-Paul reportedly signs huge deal, but JPP later tweets it's not true

    CBS Sports "Jason Pierre-Paul will be sticking around New York for a while longer -- maybe. According to a report from NFL Network, JPP has agreed to terms on a four-year deal to stay with the Giants. Per’s Adam Schefter, the agreed-upon deal is massive, with JPP earning about $17 million per..." March 17

  • Some Teams Don’t View DT Johnathan Hankins Is An Impact Player, Asking Price Also Too High

    NFL Trade Rumors "The free agent market is about to enter the third wave and yet Giants free agent DT Johnathan Hankins remains unsigned. Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, citing various NFL sources, reports that NFL teams aren’t sure that Hankins on his own is a true impact player. In fact, some have wonder just how good..." March 17

  • Agent confirms Jason Pierre-Paul has signed with Giants

    Pro Football Talk "Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul tried to pour cold water on today’s report that he had reached an agreement with the Giants on a long-term contract, but it has now been confirmed by someone who should know: Pierre-Paul’s agent. Agent Doug Hendrickson‏ confirmed on Twitter that..." March 17

  • Geno Smith plans to sign with the Giants

    Pro Football Talk "Quarterback Geno Smith will sign with the Giants, ESPN reported Friday. Smith, 26, started one game for the Jets last season but suffered a torn ACL during that game. He lost his starting job before the 2015 season after the now infamous punch thrown by then-teammate I.K. Enemkpali. Smith..." March 17

  • Why has the market been slow for Johnathan Hankins? He's looking for $10 million-plus per year

    Fanrag Sports "It’s just a week old, but the 2017 free-agency period has definitely been one of the more interesting ones of recent memory. While teams gobbled up wide receivers very quickly, there has been very little movement at running back. Finally, one of the available veteran backs, Eddie Lacy, signed a..." March 16

  • Running backs still available for the Giants to snag

    New York Daily News "When Adrian Peterson tweeted in February that the Giants were making some “interesting moves,” he was referring especially to Big Blue’s release of veteran Rashad Jennings that created a vacancy in the backfield. The Giants are high on 2016 fifth-round pick Paul Perkins (5-10, 208 pounds)..." March 16

  • Giants re-sign Jerry to 3-year, $10M deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Giants have re-signed veteran G John Jerry to a three-year, $10 million contract on Monday. Ian Rapoport reports that Jerry’s deal includes $4.25 million guaranteed. The Giants recently also added D.J. Fluker in recent day, so bringing Jerry back..." March 13

  • Giants set to keep Shane Vereen, will pay out bonus "Shane Vereen has a future with the Giants. NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reported that New York will pay the running back's $500,000 roster bonus by Monday's deadline, per a source informed of the team's thinking. "He is part of their 2017 plans," Jones tweeted of the seventh-year..." March 13

  • Giants agree to 1-year deal with former 1st-rounder Fluker

    ALL 22 "The New York Giants added offensive line help on Saturday by signing former first-round pick D.J. Fluker to a one year contract, per Mike Garofolo of NFL Network. Fluker was originally the No. 11 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. The Los Angeles Chargers released him earlier this month to..." March 12

  • Justin Pugh Tells The World He Wants To Get Paid

    Big Blue Unbiased "Breaking news: Justin Pugh wants to get paid. How do we know this? Because he just told all of us with the emoji on Twitter. In response to a tweet from ESPN’s Adam Schefter regarding the “monster” contract of Cleveland Browns guard Joel Bitonio, Pugh tweeted this" March 11

  • Ex-Jets QB Geno Smith visiting the Giants

    Newark Star-Ledger "And another quarterback may soon be off the open market. Ex-Jets and current free-agent Geno Smith is visiting with the Giants, a league source confirmed to NJ Advance Media. There's no word yet on if the Giants plan on offering the former second-round pick a contract. This is the first..." March 11

  • Report: Raiders to sign veteran tackle Marshall Newhouse

    San Jose Mercury News "The Raiders got off the free agency sidelines Friday night by agreeing to terms with tackle Marshall Newhouse on a two-year contract, NFL Media reported. Newhouse (6-foot-4, 328 pounds) fits into the preferred Raiders mold for big offensive linemen. He is a veteran of 86 games and 56 starts,..." March 11

  • Giants releasing fullback Will Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "One comes in, one goes out. After signed a hybrid tight end/fullback, the Giants let a fullback go Friday, as they’re releasing Will Johnson, according to Jordan Raanan of The Giants signed Johnson from the Steelers last offseason but he spent the year on injured reserve." March 10

  • D.J. Fluker to visit Giants as Patriots show ‘strong interest’

    Fanrag Sports "D.J. Fluker is generating interest from two big market teams after his previous NFL franchise deemed him unworthy of moving to Los Angeles along with it. The former Chargers’ offensive lineman has a New York Giants visit scheduled, per ESPN’s Jordan Raanan, while the New England Patriots have..." March 10

  • After Brandon Marshall Signed With The Giants, Antonio Brown Reminded Him About Their Porsche Bet

    Complex "Wednesday (March 8) was a big day for Brandon Marshall (the wide receiver, not the linebacker). He signed a two-year, $11 million contract to move across town and play for the New York Giants. Marshall might need to eat into that $11 million, however, to pay off a debt he apparently still owes...." March 10

  • Giants sign fullback/tight end Rhett Ellison

    Newark Star-Ledger "Upgrading the tight end position is a priority for the Giants this offseason. The top tight ends on the free-agent market were out of the Giants' price range, so they moved to the next tier. The Giants will sign Rhett Ellison to a four-year, $18 million contract with $8 million fully..." March 09

  • Giants bringing back Orleans Darkwa

    Pro Football Talk "The Giants are keeping running back Orleans Darkwa with a new one-year deal, Newsday reported on Thursday. Darkwa, 25, made two starts and played in 10 games last season. He ran for two touchdowns last season, bringing his career total to four. He played in all 16 games in 2015. Darkwa..." March 09

  • Brandon Marshall: Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard don’t go on Miami party boat if I was with Giants

    New York Daily News "Brandon Marshall said Thursday morning that he would have been "against" the Giants receivers' party trip to Miami prior to their 38-13 blowout Wild Card loss in Green Bay if Marshall had been a Giant last season. Marshall, appearing on the NFL Network's "Good Morning Football" Thursday, was..." March 09

  • Brandon Marshall’s here to take Odell Beckham to next level

    New York Post "Brandon Marshall has always been the lead dog, the No. 1 receiver, and it will be an adjustment for him to join the Giants with superstar Odell Beckham Jr. as a teammate. “I’m excited to see him take it to another level,’’ Marshall said Wednesday after signing a two-year contract with the..." March 09

  • Giants, Jaguars, Bills & Patriots In The Mix For TE Martellus Bennett

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Giants, Jaguars, Bills and Patriots are in on free agent TE Martellus Bennett. Previous reports have said Bennett is expected to test the free agent market and there is a “real possibility” he could move on from the Patriots based on his asking..." March 08

  • Brandon Marshall agrees to 2-year deal with Giants

    NFL Trade Rumors "Kimberley A. Martin of Newsday is reporting that the Giants and veteran WR Brandon Marshall have reached agreement on a two-year deal worth $12 million. It looks like Marshall will remain in New York, despite being released by the Jets a few weeks ago. The Giants were among the teams..." March 08

  • Giants announce season ticket price increase for 2017

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Giants had their best home record in the seven-year history of MetLife Stadium last season. It will be a bit more expensive for fans to watch the Giants try to repeat that success next season. The Giants announced Tuesday that the price of season tickets will increase by an average of four..." March 08

  • Giants Eyeing Top Tight Ends

    Pro Football Rumors "After getting limited production from the position last season, the Giants are reportedly seeking an improvement at tight end. Jordan Raanan of tweets that team is eyeing some of the top available tight ends, including Martellus Bennett, Jared Cook, and Jack Doyle. Earlier today, we..." March 07

  • New York Giants: Will Johnson Will Return Next Season (Report)

    Big Blue Unbiased "According to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan, tight end/fullback Will Johnson will return for the New York Giants next season. Johnson, who injured his shoulder/neck last season, didn’t play a single down for the organization, as he landed on Injured Reserve before the year started. With Nikita..." March 07

  • Giants free agency targets: From Super Bowl champ to strong RB

    New York Post "Here are five players the Giants should target in free agency. Russell Okung, Broncos OT Longtime Seahawks left tackle started all 16 games in 2016 for the Broncos, with varying degrees of effectiveness. The 29-year old visited with the Giants last year, but the only open job was at right..." March 07

  • Orleans Darkwa not tendered by Giants, will test market

    ESPN "Restricted free agent running back Orleans Darkwa is not being tendered by the New York Giants, a source told ESPN. While a return remains possible, Darkwa will test the open market after recently being cleared medically following a leg injury. An original-round tender would have given Darkwa a..." March 07

  • Terrelle Pryor Drawing Interest From Giants, 49ers, Eagles, Titans

    Pro Football Rumors "Terrelle Pryor is days away from free agency and, as expected, he’ll have a healthy market for his services. The wide receiver is drawing interest from the Giants, 49ers, Eagles, and Titans on the eve of the legal tampering period, sources tell Mary Kay Cabot of More teams could get..." March 06

  • Giants' John Mara wants to sign Jason Pierre-Paul to long-term deal

    Newsday "John Mara is well aware of Jason Pierre-Paul’s very forceful and very public declaration that he wouldn’t play the 2017 season on a one-year deal as the team’s franchise player. But the Giants’ president and co-owner considers Pierre-Paul too important not to apply the franchise designation..." March 03

  • NFLPA boss DeMaurice Smith says he wants weed treated as health issue, like concussions

    USA Today "The NFL Players Association plans to propose updates to the collectively bargained substance abuse policy that repositions marijuana use as a player health and safety issue, along the same lines as revisions to concussion protocol in recent years. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith told..." March 02

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