Giants Rumors & News

  • Barring setback, Giants reportedly will get Shane Vereen back against Cowboys

    CBS Sports "Way back in Week 3, New York Giants running back Shane Vereen tore his triceps. He has been out ever since, and the Giants' offense has struggled. Since Week 4, they rank just 30th in total yards and 23rd in points. It was initially thought that he might be done for the year, but luckily for..." December 10

  • The Giants might have the player who can stop Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys' run game

    Fox Sports "Unless you're a New York Jets or Giants fan, you probably don't know who Damon Harrison is. The defensive tackle signed with the Giants this past offseason after four years with the Jets. He signed a big contract, but all in all, he's as anonymous as NFL starters get. But if you're here,..." December 10

  • Ben McAdoo explains ridiculously enormous playcard

    ESPN "It is printed on oversized paper. It is laminated and even sports ringed binding. It is not the menu from a New Jersey diner that we’re talking about here. It’s the extensive and encyclopedic play card of New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo. “I can see how it’s like a diner menu,” said..." December 10

  • Beckham fined for verbal abuse toward officials

    USA Today "New York Giants star Odell Beckham Jr. was fined $12,154 for verbal abuse/excessive profanity towards a game official after last weekend’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The fine is not related to Beckham’s postgame criticism of officials, including saying that referee Terry McAulay’s crew..." December 09

  • Justin Tuck calls out 'talented' Giants: They're missing player who ‘can light a fire under people’

    New York Daily News "Justin Tuck says “I still bleed Blue very, very strongly,” so he can’t hide his honest opinion of the 2016 Giants as they prepare to host the rival Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night: That something is missing. “Just from being in that locker room before (in my career), I think one thing..." December 09

  • Giants' Victor Cruz says racial slurs in Nikita Whitlock’s home reflection of Donald Trump's America

    New York Daily News "Victor Cruz said the racist slurs scrawled on the walls of Giants fullback Nikita Whitlock’s home in Moonachie, N.J, on Tuesday are a direct reflection of the America that elected Donald Trump its next president. Trump America officially has arrived at 1925 Giants Drive. “I think it’s..." December 09

  • Shannon Sharpe: Odell Beckham Jr. doesn't realize his value to the Giants

    Fox Sports "Odell Beckham Jr. is fifth in the NFL in receiving yards and fourth in receiving touchdowns and his Giants have won six of their last seven games, but the headlines surrounding Beckham over the last few weeks have more often been about his comments and gestures on the sideline and in press..." December 08

  • Jason Pierre-Paul’s future with Giants much less certain than return this season

    New York Daily News "Jason Pierre-Paul's 2016 season is probably over. His NFL career is not. His Giants tenure could be finished, though. Imagine that: Has JPP played his final down for Big Blue? No one has time to think about it now. The Giants (8-4) can't dwell on Wednesday's news that Pierre-Paul, 27, will..." December 08

  • Giants’ Nikita Whitlock Has Home Vandalized With Hateful Graffiti

    CBS New York "The Bergen County home of a local athlete was broken into Tuesday evening. Several items were taken, but what’s more disturbing is what the suspects left behind. The first thing New York Giants fullback Nikita Whitlock saw when he walked in to his Moonachie home was a graffiti swastika on the..." December 08

  • Odell Beckham Jr. on ref's calls against him: 'Everybody can see it'

    USA Today "At first he said he didn’t want to get into it. But then, New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. did not back off from postgame comments he made about officiating in the team’s 24-14 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. “It doesn’t surprise me,” Beckham said Wednesday at his..." December 08

  • Looking Ahead To 2017 Franchise Tags

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s salary cap for 2017 won’t officially be set until sometime after the Super Bowl, but based on the direction the cap has trended in recent years, we have a general idea of where it may end up. Predicting an increase of about 8.2% on this year’s $155.27MM cap, Joel Corry of" December 07

  • Giants to be without DE Jason-Pierre Paul for remainder of regular season

    ESPN "New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had surgery Wednesday morning to repair a sports hernia and his injured groin and is likely to be sidelined for the remainder of the regular season, a source told ESPN's Jordan Raanan. Recovery time is expected to be in the six-week range, the..." December 07

  • Coaches irked by late-season Thursday night division games?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders will square off this week in one of the most important games of the regular season, and some coaches across the NFL are reportedly unhappy that it is taking place on a Thursday night. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report spoke to some coaches who feel it is..." December 06

  • Jason Pierre-Paul visiting sports hernia specialist

    Pro Football Talk "Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul wasn’t able to finish Sunday’s game because of a groin injury. Now, they’re awaiting word on the rest of the season. According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, Pierre-Paul is in Philadelphia today, visiting noted sports hernia surgeon Dr. Williams..." December 06

  • Left tackle Ereck Flowers' struggles are derailing Giants' offense

    Newark Star-Ledger "Giants left tackle Ereck Flowers appeared to be making progress for a stretch earlier this season. But the No. 9 pick in the 2015 draft has been on a backslide that hit a low point in Sunday's 24-14 loss to the Steelers. Flowers was called for a costly holding penalty on the Giants' second..." December 06

  • Odell Beckham Doesn’t Want to Blame Refs For Loss, Then He Blames the Refs

    Black Sports Online "Giants star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is not pleased with the officiating crew that handled yesterdays Giants v. Steelers game, a loss for the Giants halting their six game win streak. OBJ got into several discussions with Terry McAulay’s crew during the game and implied there is some..." December 05

  • NFL players detail their painful, gritty post-game recovery routines

    SI "It’s 9:35 on a Monday morning in mid-November, 10 weeks into another NFL season and 20 hours after Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson played 67 snaps against the Texans. Sunday was all booming fighter-jet flyovers and screaming Jacksonville fans and defenders inflicting pain. Monday starts in a dimly..." December 05

  • Giants WR Victor Cruz upset over no targets in loss to Steelers

    New York Daily News "Victor Cruz went MIA on Sunday and he’s pretty ticked about it. Cruz’s role on the Giants’ offense was almost completely phased out as he split time with Roger Lewis Jr. and received exactly zero targets in Sunday’s 24-14 loss to the Steelers. Did that bother him? “Take a guess,” he..." December 05

  • Giants have tough road ahead if they want to make playoffs

    New York Daily News "Can any thought be more mind-numbing than Jerry Jones popping the champagne next Sunday night in the visitors’ locker room at MetLife Stadium and celebrating the NFC East championship? Just a few days ago, the Giants game next week against the ’Boys had the potential to be the most..." December 05

  • Roethlisberger, Steelers stroll past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The New York Giants couldn't consistently keep Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers out of their end zone -- or, early in the game, find the right end zone themselves. The result was a game of shifting momentum -- the Steelers, as usual, building theirs in December,..." December 04

  • Justin Pugh out again for Giants

    Pro Football Talk "The Giants will have to wait at least one more week to have their starting offensive line back together. Left guard Justin Pugh has been ruled out for the fourth straight week due to the sprained MCL he suffered against the Eagles in Week Nine. Pugh seems to be moving toward a return as he took..." December 02

  • Trump takes credit for NFL ratings slide, again

    Pro Football Talk "Thirty years after Donald Trump took on the NFL and lost, he has taken on the NFL and won. According to him. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the President-Elect declared during his first public rally since the election that the NFL’s ratings dropped because of the election. “[T]heir ratings were..." December 02

  • NFL expected to hire 17 full-time officials, league exec says

    Sporting News "Help appears to be on the way for NFL officiating. Amid a season of questionable calls, NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday that the league is expected to hire as many as 17 full-time officials. The new batch of hires will increase game-day officiating crews from..." December 01

  • Adam Schefter signs five-year extension with ESPN

    CBS Sports "ESPN Insider Adam Schefter missed on breaking possibly the biggest news of the night Wednesday. Then again, when you are the news, there might be a different protocol. Filed to by media critic Richard Deitsch Wednesday evening, the four-letter network out of Bristol, CT has extended the..." December 01

  • Resurgent Jason Pierre-Paul never forgets his 2 sources of inspiration

    New York Post "Jason Pierre-Paul called home about a year ago and asked his father, Jean, if he could speak to his mother, Marie. After hesitating, his father told Pierre-Paul his mother was working. She had taken a job as a janitor. Jean was supposed to keep the information secret, knowing his son would..." November 30

  • Shane Vereen Returns To Practice For Giants

    Pro Football Rumors "The Giants could be getting one of their most talented running backs back on the field. Shane Vereen was in attendance for practice today, as Seth Walder of the New York Daily News writes. Vereen was placed on IR in September with a triceps injury. After sitting out the necessary eight weeks..." November 30

  • Odell Beckham Jr. offers absurd reason his recent thumb injury is a good thing

    Newark Star-Ledger "Odell Beckham Jr. was asked how his injured right thumb was feeling on Wednesday. The Giants wide receiver started to answer and then stopped and simply gave a thumbs up. It was a clever response, but the reality is that Beckham has been dealing with the injury for the past two games. He..." November 30

  • How Eli Manning made things right with ignored Sterling Shepard

    New York Post "It was a simple reminder: We need you. Eli Manning saw his rookie receiver in the weight room Tuesday and wanted to make sure Sterling Shepard was aware of his importance. So the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback apologized to the 23-year-old wideout with 11 NFL games under his belt for..." November 30

  • Report: NFL will ditch early-morning London games

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to making the NFL’s product more attractive by making it more scarce, the NFL claims it won’t consider ditching or limiting Thursday Night Football. However, it reportedly will be ditching another fairly recent broadcasting practice. Via Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal, the..." November 29

  • Kate Mara once dumped boyfriend for kicking, denting Lombardi Trophy

    Sportsnaut "You can’t blame those in the United Kingdom for now knowing the importance of the Lombardi Trophy in American culture. But apparently, Kate Mara did blame her ex-boyfriend, a Brit, for denting the most hallowed trophy in American sports. In an interview with Conan O’Brien, Mara, whose family..." November 29

  • Ben McAdoo won’t say if Odell Beckham Jr. will be Giants punt returner this Sunday vs. Steelers

    New York Daily News "Ben McAdoo's best reason for potentially keeping Odell Beckham Jr. as his punt returner Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers is that Beckham catches the ball in the first place. McAdoo wouldn't tip his hand during his Monday conference call: "We'll take a look at it. We'll talk to him in the..." November 29

  • JPP: I knew one of these days I was going to catch the ball

    ESPN "Jason Pierre-Paul's stat line speaks for itself: seven tackles, three sacks, three tackles for loss, one forced fumbled and a fumble return for a 43-yard touchdown. Pierre-Paul had a historic day for the New York Giants in their 27-13 victory over the winless Cleveland Browns on Sunday. He was..." November 28

  • Jason Pierre-Paul makes NFL history in huge game against Browns

    Sportsnaut "In an explosive effort for the New York Giants star defender, Jason Pierre-Paul single-handedly took over the team’s matchup against the Cleveland Browns. Pierre-Paul has been a key defensive cog for the Giants since beloved stars Justin Tuck and Michael Strahan left the team. He was absolutely..." November 28

  • Terrelle Pryor takes high road in response to trashy Janoris Jenkins tweet

    Sportsnaut "Janoris Jenkins apparently doesn’t think much of Terrelle Pryor. Following the New York Giants’ 27-13 victory over the Cleveland Browns, Jenkins let Pryor know what he thinks of the receiver’s skills. In a tweet that has since been taken down, Jenkins unjustifiably took a huge shot at Pryor...." November 28

  • Landon Collins is glad he’s no longer a running back

    Pro Football Talk "The special Thanksgiving edition of PFT Live included a visit from Giants safety Landon Collins, who among other things is thankful he’s no longer a running back. “My mindset was not to take licks because I wanted to save my body to play the game for a long time,” said Collins, who initially..." November 27

  • Giants hope to have Shane Vereen back in two weeks

    Pro Football Talk "The Giants have seen better results from their ground game in the last two weeks and they could get another boost in that area for the final weeks of the regular season. Running back Shane Vereen went on injured reserve with a torn triceps in late September, which initially led them to announce..." November 27

  • Odell Beckham has thumb injury, returns to game

    Pro Football Talk "Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. suffered a thumb injury late in the first quarter of Sunday’s game at Cleveland. The Giants announced that Beckham’s return is questionable. He was taken to the locker room briefly but soon returned to the sideline. " November 27

  • With Giants short on offensive linemen, Gettis gets first start

    Pro Football Talk "With three offensive linemen out due to injuries, Adam Gettis will make his first career start at left guard for the Giants Sunday at Cleveland. Justin Pugh had what Giants coach Ben McAdoo called “a slight setback” with the knee injury he suffered three weeks ago and will visit a doctor this..." November 27

  • Manning, Beckham lead Giants to fifth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Eli Manning kept the New York Giants on the heels of the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday by throwing three touchdown passes in a 27-13 victory over the Cleveland Browns. The Giants (8-3) have won six straight games and trail the Cowboys (10-1) by two games in the NFC East. The Browns..." November 27

  • The Browns want to eliminate Eli Manning to enable brother-on-brother violence

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ray Horton knows that Eli Manning will start 194th NFL game Sunday, when the Giants take on the Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. But he kidded Friday that he hopes Manning doesn't finish it -- so Browns rookie pass-rusher Carl Nassib can make history. "The players probably laughed at me but..." November 26

  • Terrelle Pryor’s transformation from QB to WR impressive, but some Giants think otherwise

    Newsday "The last time Terrelle Pryor faced the Giants was in 2013. He completed 11 of 16 passes for 122 yards and ran for a touchdown as the starting quarterback of the Raiders. This game will be vastly different. Pryor, a record-setting passer at Ohio State whose NFL career as a quarterback never..." November 26

  • Giants rule three offensive linemen out, Pierre-Paul questionable

    Pro Football Talk "The Giants have ruled left guard Justin Pugh and two other offensive linemen out of Sunday’s game at Cleveland. Pugh practiced on Wednesday on a limited basis for the first time since suffering a sprained MCL three weeks ago, but he didn’t practice the rest of the week. Giants Coach Ben McAdoo..." November 25

  • Olivier Vernon fined $18,231 for roughing Jay Cutler

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears jumped out to an early lead over the Giants last Sunday on a touchdown catch by tight end Zach Miller after the team drove down the field with the assistance of a roughing the passer penalty. Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon was called for driving Jay Cutler to the turf..." November 25

  • John Madden on Thursday football: “It just doesn’t work”

    East Bay Times "One of Thanksgiving’s greatest traditions was listening to John Madden talk football and, even though he retired from the broadcast booth in 2009, Madden can still bring it. Madden, 80, is “feeling great” after battling multiple health issues, starting with heart surgery exactly a year..." November 24

  • Odell Beckham Jr. isn’t satisfied — even during Giant win

    New York Daily News "Ben McAdoo said Wednesday that he couldn’t identify the source of Odell Beckham Jr.’s latest sideline eruption in Sunday’s 22-16 win over the Chicago Bears. “I don’t know,” the Giants coach said. “That’s a better question for Odell.” So the question to Beckham: Was he frustrated because the..." November 24

  • Giants’ ‘quiet assassin’ is waking up and looks worth every penny

    New York Post "The signing was met with a conjunction. The Giants needed Olivier Vernon, but … But at five years and $85 million — with $52.5 million guaranteed — without a Pro Bowl on his résumé, many complained the Giants overpaid. Those same doubters emerged when he got off to a slow start, one sack in..." November 23

  • Competition Committee to explore sideline cameras "Two controversial sideline calls in two weeks have provoked questions as to how the league should review close plays along the boundaries. On Monday night, DeAndre Hopkins was ruled out of bounds on an early catch-and-run touchdown when it looked like his right foot had touched the white..." November 23

  • 9 NFL coaches who could be fired this season

    Fox Sports "Four straight losses have Mike McCarthy moving closer to the top of our hot seat rankings The unofficial second half of the NFL season begins this week as Thanksgiving is upon us. With it comes a clearer postseason picture and a whole bunch of teams that have no shot at the playoffs. Not..." November 23

  • Shannon Sharpe: NFL officiating so bad some fans think games are fixed

    Sporting News "NFL officiating has become so bad some fans think games are fixed. That was the serious charge leveled by Shannon Sharpe on FS1's "Undisputed" Tuesday after poor officiating marred the Raiders' 27-20 win Monday night against the Texans in Mexico City. The Pro Football Hall of Famer and..." November 23

  • Giants rally to knock off Bears

    The Sports Xchange "EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants overcame a 10-point deficit Sunday to top the Chicago Bears, 22-16 at MetLife Stadium. Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw two touchdown passes in the third quarter to rally New York (7-3) to the victory. New York took the lead on Manning's..." November 20