Giants Rumors & News

  • Giants agree to new deal with Zak DeOssie

    Pro Football Talk "The Giants have reached a deal to bring back veteran long snapper Zak DeOssie, the Houston Chronicle reported Friday. DeOssie would have been a free agent had he not signed before the start of the new league year on March 9. A two-time Pro Bowler, DeOssie has spent his entire 10-year career..." February 24

  • Giants go from No. 130 to No. 140 in draft due to walkie-talkie penalty

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s announcement of compensatory picks on Friday included handing the Browns with the 139th overall pick and the Rams with the 141st overall pick, but No. 140 was not included in the additional picks distributed around the league. That pick near the end of the fourth round belongs to the..." February 24

  • Giants will be ‘aggressive’ in trying to sign Jason Pierre-Paul

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Giants are going to have to pay big bucks to keep Jason Pierre-Paul around, and early indications are that they are willing to do that. Ralph Vacchiano of SNY said this week that the Giants are planning to be “aggressive” in trying to sign Pierre-Paul to an extension. However, they..." February 24

  • Giants expect 2-3 more years from Eli Manning

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, a first-round pick in 2004 and two-time Super Bowl winner, has begun to muse about retirement. Giants quarterback Eli Manning, a first-round pick in 2004 and two-time Super Bowl winner, has not. The Giants nevertheless are thinking about life after..." February 21

  • Jaguars' Tom Coughlin is making moves, and they could impact Giants

    Newark Star-Ledger "Call him Trader Tom. Jaguars football boss (and former Giants coach) Tom Coughlin had an active holiday weekend, juggling two trades in various stages of completion while also releasing a veteran starter. And all three moves could impact the Giants in the weeks to come. The Jaguars are..." February 21

  • Victor Cruz visiting Panthers

    Pro Football Rumors "The Giants released wide receiver Victor Cruz last Monday, but it didn’t take long for the 30-year-old to garner serious interest on the open market. Cruz is visiting the Panthers today, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL.com and Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer (Twitter links). Bill Voth of..." February 20

  • Giants GM: Of course we want Pierre-Paul back

    ESPN "It is not a matter of if the New York Giants want defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to return. It is a matter of whether they can make it happen financially. Pierre-Paul is set to become a free agent after completing his seventh season with the team. He had 7.0 sacks in 12 games before sports..." February 20

  • Adrian Peterson tweets cryptic comment about Giants' roster moves

    New York Post "It seems Adrian Peterson can’t get the Giants out of his mind. The former NFL MVP — who told ESPN a few weeks ago that if the Vikings were to release him before next season and he became a free agent he would be interested in joining the Giants — tweeted more love toward Big Blue on..." February 16

  • Giants re-sign free agent tight end Will Tye

    Newark Star-Ledger "Will Tye finished the 2016 season as the Giants' starting tight end. He'll be back to try to keep that job next season. The Giants have re-signed Tye, according to a person familiar with the situation. Re-signing Tye was simply a formality because he was an exclusive rights free agent (ERFA)...." February 15

  • Broncos Showing Interest In Victor Cruz

    Pro Football Rumors "The Broncos started working towards setting up a meeting with Victor Cruz shortly after he was cut by the Giants on Monday, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com writes. So far, the Broncos are the first known team to show interest in the salsa-dancing vet. Victor Cruz The Broncos are expected to be flush..." February 15

  • NFL sets cap percentages for franchise tags

    Pro Football Talk "The franchise-tag crop report has arrived. Sort of. Prior to 2011, the non-exclusive franchise tenders were determined by averaging the five highest cap numbers at each position from the prior year. Starting in 2011, the tenders are determined by the aggregate sum of the salary cap for the five..." February 15

  • NFL Would Boost TV Ratings, Ad Revenue If US Ban On Sports Betting Lifted, New Report Says

    Legal Sports Report "MoffettNathanson Research released a report called NFL Season Recap – It’s All Over But the Crying (paywall), looking back at 2016-17. Part of the analysis focused on sports betting, and opportunities missed by the NFL to generate more interest and revenue. The NFL has generally tried to..." February 14

  • Some late-season Thursday Night Football games could move to Saturday

    Awful Announcing "With the 2016-17 NFL season, it’s time for the league’s TV’s partners to look ahead for the next season and what teams they’ll lobby for. Due to the Dallas Cowboys’ effect on the ratings in the second half of last season, there’s no doubt that all of the networks will want to maximize the number..." February 14

  • NFL scout thinks Victor Cruz’s NFL career is over

    Larry Brown Sports "To many New York Giants fans, it probably seems like just yesterday that Victor Cruz was regularly salsa dancing in the end zone and leading his team to a Super Bowl. Unfortunately, those days are long gone. One NFL scout told ESPN’s Paul Kuharsky that he believes Cruz has played his last NFL..." February 14

  • Giants to work on re-signing Jason Pierre-Paul before free agency

    NFL.com "The Giants' Monday releases of veteran running back Rashad Jennings and franchise icon Victor Cruz didn't occur in a vacuum. New York's front office is freeing up salary-cap space, with designs on preventing impending free agent Jason Pierre-Paul from reaching the open market. "I do expect..." February 14

  • Broncos working to meet with Victor Cruz

    ESPN "Bottom line is John Elway will has plenty of salary cap space and he’s not afraid to use it. Elway, the Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations/general manager, has said that team will be "involved in free agency." And to that end the Broncos were already working Monday..." February 13

  • Giants won't re-sign free agent TE Larry Donnell

    Newark Star-Ledger "Giants general manager Jerry Reese is getting an early start on his spring cleaning. The Giants moved on from a number of unproductive players on Monday. The latest is tight end Larry Donnell, who will be not be re-signed, according to the NFL Network. Earlier on Monday, the Giants released..." February 13

  • Cruz: 'I have a lot of good football left ahead of me'

    ALL 22 "The New York Giants made a difficult decision on Monday, releasing star wide receiver Victor Cruz. The 2012 Pro Bowler was set to carry a $9.4 million cap number and the Giants manage to save $7.5 million by releasing him. However, Cruz says he’s still got some good football left in him. In a..." February 13

  • Giants will release running back Rashad Jennings, free up more cap space

    Newark Star-Ledger "Veteran running back Rashad Jennings said at the Super Bowl he expected to return to the Giants for the final year of his contract, but that will not happen. The team will release Jennings on Monday, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to NJ Advance Media. The release was first..." February 13

  • New York Giants release wide receiver Victor Cruz

    NFL.com "The New York Giants are moving on from Victor Cruz. NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reported Monday the Giants have released the veteran wide receiver, per a source informed of the decision. Cruz has spent his entire seven-year career with the Giants." February 13

  • Janoris Jenkins: Keep Giants' defense together

    North Jersey "Janoris Jenkins shrugged off the suggestion he was making a pitch to Giants brass. It was this time last week when the Pro Bowl cornerback made the rounds as part of the festivities preceding Super Bowl LI, doing interviews on Radio Row and detailing everything from his successful first season..." February 12

  • Odell Beckham robbed of 'jewelry and cash' while attending Super Bowl

    CBS Sports "Like most NFL players, Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham made the trip to the Super Bowl in Houston. Unlike a lot of his colleagues, he was serving as a guest analyst on ESPN. Unlike, hopefully, the rest of his co-workers, he was reportedly robbed while there. According to a report by Page..." February 10

  • Giants CB Janoris Jenkins thinks he's got Dez Bryant all figured out: 'He's not fast'

    Sports Day "After getting brutally burned by Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant early on in his career, Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins now thinks he's got 88's number. All it took was a little bit of film study, he said. And now he's got Bryant's tendencies down to a T. And 2016's results look to be in his..." February 09

  • The Giants are getting no respect from sports books as Super Bowl contenders, six reasons not to overlook them

    New York Daily News "The Giants don't need extra motivation this offseason as they work to reach Super Bowl LII next year. But if they want some, the opening Super Bowl odds for the 2017 NFL season should be plenty to rile them up. The Giants are getting absolutely no respect, ranked in Bovada's opening odds in a..." February 09

  • Details on How Much DirecTV is Raising The NFL Sunday Ticket Package in 2017

    Black Sports Online "The 2016 campaign ended in epic fashion, as the New England Patriots came back from down 25 points against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. As football fans wait several months until the game returns, they’ll have to get ready for prices rising for the Sunday Ticket package on..." February 09

  • Giants Re-Sign Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo

    CBS New York "The Giants have re-signed defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, ESPN reported Wednesday. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Spagnuolo’s defense was vastly improved last season, bolstered by the free agent additions of cornerback Janoris Jenkins, defensive end Olivier Vernon and..." February 08

  • Worst NFL free-agent pool ever won't stop desperate teams from diving in wallets first

    CBS Sports "NFL free agency is fool's gold. Always has been. Always will be. Now more than ever. Forever and forever. Amen. I've been singing this chorus and preaching this sermon for roughly a decade now, and nothing has changed. Except, well, the free-agency classes grow shallower and shallower...." February 08

  • DIRECTV raising Sunday Ticket prices for 2017 season

    Sportsnaut "It’s all about supply and demand. And despite what was a perceived regression in terms of television ratings during the 2016 NFL season, the demand is surely still there. It’s the most popular sport in North American. That’s not even up for debate at this point. So leave it to cable and..." February 08

  • Victor Cruz says he wants to stay with Giants but ‘understands it’s a business’

    New York Daily News "Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz wants to remain with Big Blue but sounds like a man who knows that might not be possible. “I want to stay in blue, but I understand it’s a business,” Cruz said Tuesday night at the Thurman Munson Awards Dinner at the Grand Hyatt in Midtown Manhattan. Cruz is..." February 08

  • Top 10 biggest boom or bust players in 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, there are a few players who find themselves in the “no doubt about it” category. Texas A&M EDGE defender Myles Garrett comes to mind when discussing that type of player. Other prospects quality as flyers and potential steals. There’s a whole other category,..." February 07

  • Victor Cruz? Christian McCaffrey? Giants’ offseason to-do list

    New York Post "One year from now, can the Giants be heading back from Minneapolis after competing in Super Bowl LII? “That’s always the goal,’’ Eli Manning said this week. Is it a realistic goal? “Yes. I am encouraged,’’ Manning said. “You win 11 games, you’re doing good things, it doesn’t mean it’s..." February 07

  • Odell Beckham Jr. expresses remorse over Miami trip

    Yardbarker "A week after Victor Cruz admitted the infamous Miami trip he took with Odell Beckham Jr. and others “definitely wasn’t worth it,” OBJ expressed some regret as well. Sort of. Speaking as a guest analyst on ESPN’s Super Bowl Postseason NFL Countdown on Sunday, Beckham opened up a little bit,..." February 05

  • Cavaliers' LeBron James has Giants' Odell Beckham's back

    Newark Star-Ledger "If anyone can relate to the scrutiny Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is subjected to, it's LeBron James. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward has been in the spotlight since he was the No. 1 pick in the 2003 NBA Draft out of high school. It's no surprise then that two of the biggest stars in..." February 05

  • Larry Fitzgerald, Eli Manning share Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

    Sporting News "Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Giants quarterback Eli Manning were the co-winners of the 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. It's only the third time in the award's 47-year history there have been co-recipients. Fitzgerald and Manning beat out fellow finalist Greg..." February 05

  • Odell Beckham's ridiculously jacked cousin is now trying out for the WWE

    CBS Sports "Last year at this time, Terron Beckham was primarily known as Odell Beckham's ridiculously jacked cousin. But in the weeks and months that followed, he tried to blaze his own path to NFL glory despite not playing football beyond high school. Terron's measureables during his pro day were off the..." February 04

  • Victor Cruz wants to stay, but better opportunity may lie elsewhere

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Victor Cruz returned to action for the Giants in 2016 after missing most of the two previous seasons with injuries and caught 39 passes for 586 yards and a touchdown. Cruz will almost certainly have to take a second straight pay cut if he’s going to remain with the team in 2017 as..." February 03

  • Josh Norman hints Odell Beckham is mentally unstable: Facing him is ‘not fun’

    Larry Brown Sports "Josh Norman may claim his feud with Odell Beckham Jr is a thing of the past, but the remarks he continues to make about the New York Giants wide receiver indicate otherwise. In a lengthy feature about Julio Jones from Tyler Dunne of Bleacher Report, Norman spoke about how disappointing it was..." February 03

  • Eli Manning asked to reveal secret to beating Patriots in Super Bowl

    New York Post "It was more of a chuckle than a laugh from Eli Manning on Friday morning when he was asked if he owns the secret formula for beating the Patriots in a Super Bowl. After all, Manning and the Giants are the only ones to have done it, and they accomplished that feat twice in a five-year..." February 03

  • Rashad Jennings: Giants 'left our defense hanging'

    NFL.com "The post-mortem of the New York Giants' strange 2016 season is still being written, by scribes and players alike. On Monday, veteran wideout Victor Cruz admitted that the Giants wide receivers' much-scrutinized two-day trip to Miami before their wild-card loss to the Packers "definitely wasn't..." February 01

  • NFL praises Odell Beckham Jr. for professionalism at Pro Bowl

    ESPN "Several key members of the New York Giants organization and commissioner Roger Goodell received a letter this week from NFL executive vice president Troy Vincent praising the professionalism of star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. during the week of the Pro Bowl, multiple sources told..." February 01

  • President Trump on Roger Goodell: ‘The commissioner is a dope. He’s a stupid guy’

    Sportsnaut "President Donald Trump isn’t one afraid to ruffle some feathers. It’s his outspoken attitude and ability to go away from the norm that caught the attention of those who voted him into office. As divisive as Trump himself might be, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is an equally divisive figure..." February 01

  • Roger Goodell indicates NFL looking into cutting commercials during broadcasts

    Sportsnaut "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the public in a pre-Super Bowl press conference on Wednesday. He covered many issues including the possibility of the league reducing the number of commercials during a game. The task at hand would be to shorten the time it takes to watch an entire NFL..." February 01

  • Goodell defends Thursday Night Football: Lower injury rate, 'high-quality football'

    CBS Sports ""Thursday Night Football" isn't on its way out. As NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made clear at his press conference Wednesday, it's here to stay. To do so, Goodell cited lower injury rates and "high-quality football." "They're slightly lower than any other games," Goodell said of injury..." February 01

  • 2017 Salary Cap Could Increase By As Much As $15M

    NFL Trade Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters (per Kyle Meinke) on Wednesday that the 2017 salary cap could go up by as much as $15 million per team. A few months ago, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported that NFL teams were informed that the 2017 cap is expected to be between $166 million –..." February 01

  • Head of NFL refs union: Barbs from players 'very concerning'

    USA Today "The NFL has fined multiple players this season for criticizing individual officials, and the head of the NFL Referees Association doesn’t want to see such incidents become a trend. Scott Green, the former NFL referee and recently appointed NFLRA executive director, told USA TODAY Sports on..." February 01

  • Rashad Jennings expects to stay with the Giants

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Giants could save about $2.5M against the cap if they cut RB Rashad Jennings. He missed time with injury, only got 181 carries for 593 yards on the season, and saw rookie Paul Perkins surpass him on the depth chart by the end of the year. That all suggests that the team may be open to..." January 31

  • Matt Ryan getting Super Bowl advice from Manning brothers

    The Sports Daily "Patriots fans might not want to hear this, but Matt Ryan has been in touch with Eli Manning. The only quarterback to defeat Tom Brady’s Patriots in the Super Bowl has been texting advice to the Falcons’ quarterback as he gets ready to make his first Super Bowl appearance. “You know I think..." January 31

  • Report: NFLPA reviewing relationship with Uber after ‘strike busting tactics’

    Sportsnaut "According to Albert Breer of MMQB, the NFL Players Association is reviewing its relationship with ride-share company Uber in wake of its decision to operate in New York City when the city’s taxis went on strike over the weekend to protest the Trump administrations immigration policy. The strike..." January 31

  • Victor Cruz: Partying in Miami ‘definitely wasn’t worth it’

    Sportsnaut "Victor Cruz, Odell Beckham Jr. and other New York Giants players took a trip to Miami ahead of their playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. It’s a trip that at least one of them regrets. They partied it up with Justin Bieber and other stars at a club in South Beach until the wee hours of..." January 30

  • NFL won’t commit to Orlando Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "This year’s Pro Bowl was more successful than usual, due in part to a sold-out crowd in Orlando and an inexplicably successful effort (fueled by Ray Lewis) to get the players to cast aside their best interests and risk injury by playing hard. Still, the new home of the game won’t necessarily be..." January 30

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