Giants Rumors & News

  • Giants release LB Mathias Kiwanuka "Mathias Kiwanuka, who played nine years at linebacker and defensive end and won two Super Bowls as a member of the New York Giants, was released Tuesday by the team in an expected salary-cap move. The team officially listed the move as "failed physical" among the league's transactions, as..." February 25

  • Giants cut veteran running back Peyton Hillis

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Giants' house cleaning this offseason began with the release of longtime defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka, and continued on Wednesday when the team announced that they parted ways with veteran running back Peyton Hillis. Hillis, 28, was getting some solid playing time for the Giants in 2014,..." February 25

  • Osi Umenyiora’s wish of Giants return may not be granted

    New York Post "Osi Umenyiora never wanted to leave the Giants, but he did. After two seasons with the Falcons, Umenyiora is set to become a free agent and he does not want to retire. What he does want is to finish his NFL career where he started it — with the Giants. “It was nearly a third of my life that..." February 25

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    Kimberly Jones @KimJonesSports

    NYG: DE Mathias Kiwanuka has been informed of his release. In nine years, he was part of two Super Bowl championship teams.

  • Coughlin expected to sign one-year extension

    SNY TV "Tom Coughlin is expected to sign a one-year contract extension when he returns from the NFL combine (Jones, Feb. 23). Coughlin is entering his final year of his deal for the 2015 season. “That part of it is underway,” Coughlin said recently. “I don’t think there’s any big mystery. You don’t..." February 23

  • Schefter: Giants plan to franchise Jason Pierre-Paul

    ESPN New York "Our man Adam Schefter reports this Monday morning that the New York Giants will use their franchise player designation on defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul if the sides can't agree on a long-term deal before next Monday's franchise deadline. This is the latest and strongest confirmation of what..." February 23

  • Which defensive players might the Giants target? "With the final group of defensive backs set to anchor the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine on Monday in Indianapolis, NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock spoke at Lucas Oil Stadium and recapped the top prospects from the week. Here are five takeaways from the former Giants defensive back and current draft..." February 23

  • Giants' Jerry Reese says Cooper Taylor and Nat Berhe will have a chance to start at safety

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Giants safety position was a revolving door of mediocrity in 2014. General manager Jerry Reese suggested on Saturday that the team could look to improve at that position could from within, with two of their recent draft picks in the mix to compete for a starting job. With three of the..." February 21

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    Ebenezer Samuel @ebenezersamuel

    Jerry Reese on JPP: "We are talking. But that's really all I am going to say about that."

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    Reese said Giants doctors say Victor Cruz "looks good", but he added "You can't put all your eggs in that basket."

  • Giants to give Tom Coughlin a contract extension, sources

    New York Daily News "Tom Coughlin won't be a lame duck coach after all. So much for the Giants breaking with longstanding tradition. According to two sources, the Giants are in talks with their longtime coach on a short extension. The deal will keep Coughlin from coaching into the final year of his contract,..." February 20

  • Report: NFL salary cap expected between $140-143M "The NFL expects this year's salary cap to be between $140 million and $143 million, at least $1.5 million higher than projected, ESPN reported Wednesday. League sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the NFL notified teams Wednesday. The league had informed team executives at the owners..." February 19

  • NFL reportedly unlikely to expand playoffs in 2015

    SB Nation "Last offseason, it appeared the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell were intent on reaching an agreement to expand the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. However, a report in the Washington Post suggests a potential change is now unlikely to arrive in time for the 2015 season. "I think it's..." February 19

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Giants have re-signed WR Kevin Ogletree to a one-year deal, per source.

  • Jason Pierre-Paul a candidate for Giants' franchise tag "The New York Giants aren't going to allow impending free agent Jason Pierre-Paul to play in another uniform next season. Negotiations between the two sides have not yet begun, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports, via a source informed of the situation. Whether or not discussions pick up..." February 17

  • Giants can use franchise tag on Jason Pierre Paul, have until March 2 to make decision

    New York Daily News "The Giants say they want Jason Pierre-Paul back. And soon, they may have to prove it. On Monday, the two-week window during which teams can apply the franchise tag to their most coveted players opened. The Giants now have until March 2 to place the tag on JPP if they choose to. The Giants..." February 17

  • Jason Pierre-Paul to be franchised?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Giants will have no choice but to show their cards soon with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. The window for teams to designate players with the franchise tag begins Monday and runs until March 2. If the Giants don't re-sign Pierre-Paul to a long-term deal or use a tag, the 26-year-old will..." February 16

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    Jason_OTC @Jason_OTC

    #Giants reworked the contract of Cullen Jenkins to create $825K in additional cap space.

  • Report: Ahmad Bradshaw cited for marijuana possession

    Indianapolis Star "Ahmad Bradshaw, an Indianapolis Colts running back the past two seasons, was cited for marijuana possession last week during a traffic stop, according to WDTN, a Dayton television station. Ohio State Troopers, who reportedly stopped Bradshaw in the Westbound lane of I-70, weren't immediately..." February 14

  • Knee forces ex-Giants CB Thomas to retire

    ESPN New York "Former New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas, who overcame three separate ACL tears to return to continue playing in the NFL, formally announced his retirement at age 30 on Thursday. After recovering from a torn right ACL suffered in college at USC, Thomas was a promising defensive back who..." February 13

  • Which NFL Teams Have The Hardest And Easiest 2015 Schedules? "Even before the release of next season's schedule (which should happen in April, about a week before the draft) we already know who everyone will be playing in 2015. That means it's possible to calculate who'll have the toughest row to hoe, and who gets a break. The Falcons will face the..." February 12

  • Giants Waive Former First Round Pick RB David Wilson

    NFL Trade Rumors "The New York Giants announced Wednesday that they’ve waived retired running back David Wilson. The former first-round pick unfortunately was forced into retirement after he sustained a neck injury back in 2013. Wilson did, however, return to Giants training camp last year, but he wound up..." February 11

  • Eli Manning’s Giants future: fat new contract or lame duck?

    New York Post "At 34 years old, Eli Manning has one more new contract in him. But it may behoove the Giants to allow their franchise quarterback to play out his current deal, despite the unwanted lame-duck status that would hover over his 2015 season. It simply might not make sense for the Giants to empty the..." February 10

  • 5 Giants who could be salary cap casualties

    Newark Star-Ledger "With the Super Bowl over, the offseason begins with one of the more harsh aspects of the business of football — salary cap cuts. Teams like the Giants can now look to free up room on their payroll by jettisoning veterans whose performance have not lived up to their salaries, or who are blocking..." February 10

  • Stamps' star offensive lineman Brett Jones joining New York Giants

    Calgary Herald "Brett Jones is poised to take a bite out of the Big Apple. Sources confirmed Monday that the Weyburn, Sask. product will be signing with the NFL’s New York Giants Tuesday. Jones, who spent the past two seasons on the Calgary Stampeders’ offensive line, is to become a Canadian Football League..." February 10

  • Jason Pierre-Paul has contract voided: What it means for his future with the Giants

    Newark Star-Ledger "We are weeks away from the NFL free agent frenzy, and Giants fans are understandably anxious about what the team might do with their top free agent, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. So when news hit that the final year of Pierre-Paul's contract became void on Friday, some immediately saw it as a..." February 09

  • Will New England let Devin McCourty get away?

    Big Blue View "Let's look at the best free-agent safety who could hit the open market. We have said again and again this offseason that the New York Giants could be looking to make some changes at the safety position in 2015. Don't count on Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots being part of those..." February 05

  • 'Everything changed' for former LSU wideout Odell Beckham Jr. following his famous one-handed catch

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Out of all the accolades former LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has earned this season, Sunday's AP Rookie of the Year honors may have been the least surprising. In 2015, Beckham, the 12th overall pick of the Giants in the 2014 draft, is a bonafide superstar, Pro Bowler, and landslide..." February 03

  • Giants co-owner Ann Mara dies at 85 "Ann Mara, the New York Giants' co-owner and widow of Wellington Mara, died early Sunday morning due to complications from a head injury suffered in a fall two weeks ago. She was 85 years old. "I am sad to say that our mother has passed away," John Mara, Giants president and CEO, said in..." February 01

  • Junior Seau leads a strong eight-man class into the Hall of Fame

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Football Hall of Fame cleared the decks of a number of finalists who had been debated for years, as they ushered in an eight-man class to Canton Saturday night. First-year eligible linebacker Junior Seau was elected to the Hall of Fame, along with running back Jerome Bettis, defensive..." February 01

  • Odell Beckham Jr. wins Offensive Rookie of the Year "New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. emerged from a historically great wide receiver class to capture the 2014 Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award at Saturday's NFL Honors ceremony. After missing the first four games of the season, Beckham sky-rocketed to national..." February 01

  • Archie Manning thinks Eli would retire if he had to leave the Giants

    Newark Star-Ledger "Eleven years ago, Eli Manning hand-picked the New York Giants. That is where he wanted to play and where his personal team made sure he landed. Eleven years later, Manning wants nothing more than to remain with the New York Giants. He's made his life (complete wife and children) in New Jersey,..." January 30

  • Eli Manning and wife welcome third daughter

    New York Post "Eli Manning has played in and won two Super Bowls, but even when the Giants have not advanced to the Super Bowl, Manning usually spends a few days at the site of the big game. But Manning did not make it this year, for a good reason – his wife, Abby, gave birth Thursday to their third..." January 30

  • NFL will review Calvin Johnson rule, narrow goal posts

    SB Nation "The league is still considering reducing the width of the goal post and will review the "Calvin Johnson Rule" this offseason. The NFL competition committee will examine reducing the width of the goal post uprights this offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Each year the..." January 30

  • NFLPA to give own salary-cap projection for 2015

    USA Today "For the first time, the NFL Players Association plans to issue its own projections for the 2015 salary cap to counter what it perceives as deflated league projections that can impact teams' budgeting and, in turn, hold down spending. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith made the..." January 30

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    New Orleans Saints @Saints

    Drew Brees & Odell Beckham Jr. just set a Guinness World Record (@GWR) for most 1-handed catches (33) in 1 minute!

  • Odell Beckham says he played with 2 hamstring tears

    New York Post "Odell Beckham Jr. wowed the crowd in his first Pro Bowl on Sunday night, kicking field goals with ease in warmups and then making five catches — most of them of the acrobatic variety — in the actual game. What the Giants’ rookie sensation revealed after the game made all of that and his..." January 26

  • How great is the Legion of Boom? Ask Giants CB, an ex-Seahawk

    New York Post "Walter Thurmond still owns a house in Seattle, and he visited the Pacific Northwest this past week, checking in on his former Seahawks teammates, guys with whom he won a Super Bowl one year ago. Thurmond could tell from what he heard that these Seahawks understand their epic comeback victory in..." January 24

  • Ouch! Ex-Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes mocks New England Patriots on Twitter

    Newark Star-Ledger "The New England Patriots routed the Indianapolis Colts, 45-7, in the AFC Championship Game, earning a trip to Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Aria., against the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks. And as Patriots head coach Bill Belichick told the Gillette Stadium crowd, "We're on to Seattle," former..." January 19

  • Justin Tuck says Giants kept Tom Brady from being all-time best quarterback

    Newark Star-Ledger "Whenever New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady decides to hang up his cleats, he will obviously go down as one of the greatest passers in NFL history. But former Giants defensive end Justin Tuck said that Brady's legacy would be even more ironclad were it not for his Super Bowl losses to the..." January 18

  • Giants hire Steve Spagnuolo as defensive coordinator

    Pro Football Talk "The Giants’ new defensive coordinator is also the Giants’ old defensive coordinator. Steve Spagnuolo, who was previously the Giants’ defensive coordinator from 2007 to 2008, is taking the job again, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. During Spagnuolo’s previous tenure..." January 15

  • Steve Spagnuolo front-runner to run Giants defense

    New York Post "The Giants are in hot pursuit of a new defensive coordinator. According to league sources, they interviewed former Raiders head coach Dennis Allen on Tuesday and are scheduled to meet with old friend Steve Spagnuolo on Wednesday. The front-runner is believed to be the 55-year-old Spagnuolo, who..." January 14

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    Paul Schwartz @NYPost_Schwartz

    With Ravens eliminated, Giants will ask permission to interview Steve Spagnuolo for defensive coordinator job.

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    Paul Schwartz @NYPost_Schwartz

    Confirmed: Giants will interview Pepper Johnson for defensive coordinator job next week. Received permission from Bills.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Giants requested permission for defensive coordinator interview with Washington DB coach Raheem Morris, per source.

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    Ravens DB coach Steve Spagnuolo is absolutely on the short-list to replace Fewell, sources say. Hard to say if he's at top, or just on it.

  • Giants sign QB Ricky Stanzi

    Pro Football Talk "The Giants have added a third quarterback to their offseason roster. The club signed Ricky Stanzi to a reserve/future contract on Wednesday, per the NFL’s personnel notice. The 27-year-old Stanzi finished the regular season on the Texans’ practice squad. He has also had stints with the..." January 08

  • Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. added to Pro Bowl, Lions' Calvin Johnson will not play

    The Score "New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was added to the Pro Bowl on Thursday. He will replace Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who is unable to play due to injury." January 07

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    The Giants are parting ways with defensive coordinator Perry Fewell I'm told

  • Giants draft pick Bennett Jackson on the mend from microfracture surgery

    Newark Star-Ledger "Microfracture. It might be one of the most feared words for a football player. When you hear it, you wince. Microfracture surgery ruined the career of promising Giants receiver Steve Smith and so many other NFL players over the years. This is what Giants cornerback Bennett Jackson faces. The..." January 03

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