Giants Rumors & News

  • Giants' Weston Richburg reveals he played through injury for entire 2016 season

    Newark Star-Ledger "While his quarterback was discussing his legal woes a few feet away, Giants center Weston Richburg dropped some surprising news of his own. Richburg revealed Thursday during a break from the team's offseason workouts that he played the entire 2016 season with several torn tendons in his..." April 21

  • Giants, Eli Manning say memorabilia dealer misrepresented emails

    ESPN "Attorneys representing the New York Giants and Eli Manning have fired back, filing a motion stating that "relevant evidence" was intentionally omitted to create the impression that the quarterback was complicit in a game-used memorabilia scheme. The claim was part of a brief filed Wednesday in..." April 21

  • Cowboys WR Dez Bryant vows to 'embarrass' Giants CB Janoris Jenkins

    Newark Star-Ledger "Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant fired back early Friday morning at Janoris Jenkins for comments the Giants cornerback made in February. Ahh, the joys of social media. Responding to a tweet yours truly posted on Feb. 9 that said, "Janoris Jenkins explains how he shut down Dez Bryant last..." April 21

  • Giants GM: We’re exploring picking a QB in NFL draft

    New York Post "During his tenure as Giants general manager, Jerry Reese never has traded up in the first round of the NFL draft. The Giants own the No. 23 overall pick in this year’s draft and Reese is unlikely to pull the trigger on a move up. But you never know. “If we have an opportunity to trade in the..." April 21

  • This is the wrong draft for Giants to save their offensive line

    New York Post "It is going to be exceedingly difficult for the Giants to find a great deal of help for their offensive line in the upcoming NFL draft. There is a general consensus that the three top offensive line prospects are Cam Robinson of Alabama, Ryan Ramczyk of Wisconsin and Garett Bolles of Utah. All..." April 20

  • Giants to open in Dallas for third straight season

    Pro Football Talk "The Giants and the Cowboys have opened the last two seasons by facing off in Dallas. They’re set to make it three in a row this September. Mike Francesa of WFAN, which broadcasts Giants games in addition to Francesa’s show, reported on Thursday that the Giants and Cowboys will once again square..." April 20

  • Giants have interest in Adrian Peterson, LeGarrette Blount

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Giants are still looking to bolster their backfield after they released Rashad Jennings back in February, but that does not mean they are willing to spend a fortune on the position. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Giants have interest in free agent veterans Adrian..." April 20

  • Eli Manning angrily denies link to memorabilia fraud

    ABC News "New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning vehemently denied accusations Thursday that he knowingly provided fake game-used memorabilia to collectors, as was suggested in a recent lawsuit. "I've done nothing wrong and I have nothing to hide," Manning said Thursday. Manning turned over a..." April 20

  • Giants' Pierre-Paul underwent groin, abdomen surgery

    New York Daily News "Jason Pierre-Paul’s injuries ended up requiring even more work than previously thought. Sidelined at the end of last year with what was believed to be a sports hernia, Pierre-Paul said Thursday at the Giants’ facility that he actually required four procedures over the course of a single..." April 20

  • Giants G.M. says he’ll move up in draft if he can

    Pro Football Talk "The Giants made plenty of splashes in free agency last year, and the result was a good enough season to leave them picking 23rd overall in this year’s draft. But if General Manager Jerry Reese has his way, the Giants may make another big move. Reese told reporters today he was absolutely..." April 20

  • NFL owners chipped in millions to fund President Trump’s inauguration events

    Sporting News "Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was among many high-rolling sports figures to contribute to President Donald Trump's inaugural festivities, including six other NFL owners who donated $1 million, The Washington Post reported, citing a Federal Election Commission filing it obtained. The Republican..." April 20

  • Phil Simms joining CBS’ The NFL Today as studio analyst

    Sportsnaut "CBS announced Wednesday that Phil Simms will be joining the show The NFL Today as a studio analyst. Simms had previously made it clear he wasn’t done working in broadcasting after being bumped for Tony Romo in the live booth next to Jim Nantz. A consummate professional, we expect Simms to..." April 19

  • Sports memorabilia dealer says Eli Manning items are legit

    Sporting News "Brandon Steiner wants to put his clients at ease. The CEO Steiner Sports went on Facebook Live Tuesday to discuss a lawsuit that alleges Steiner's sports memorabilia company sold Giants items passed off as "game-worn" jerseys and other equipment. At the center of the suit is Giants quarterback..." April 19

  • Poll: 87 percent of NFL fans oppose their team drafting player with history of violence against women

    Sportsnaut "According to one poll, the majority of NFL fans aren’t on board with their favorite team drafting a player who has physically abused a woman. “A Marist poll conducted for HBO’s Real Sports found that the vast majority of fans — 87 percent — say that they would oppose their favorite NFL team..." April 19

  • New York Giants: Shane Vereen Could Be The Featured Back (Report)

    Big Blue Unbiased "According to James Kratch of NJ.com, “don’t sleep” on the New York Giants using running back Shane Vereen as the featured back this upcoming season. Vereen, who missed 11 games due to injury last season, has never eclipsed 100 carries in any of his six NFL seasons. But, besides the fact that..." April 18

  • Giants DE Owa Odighizuwa at offseason workout after hinting retirement

    ALL 22 "After posting ominous messages that hinted at a hiatus or retirement from the NFL, New York Giants defensive end Owa Odighizuwa was in attendance for the first day of the team’s offseason workout program on Tuesday, according to Jordan Raanan for ESPN.com. Odighizuwa’s presence was a bit..." April 18

  • Odell Beckham Jr. gives latest evidence he still needs to mature

    New York Post "He did not put his fist through a wall or doink himself in the forehead with the frame of a kicking net. But sadly for Giants fans who are hoping for a more mature and responsible Odell Beckham Jr. in 2017, he was up to some familiar immature acts on Monday, showing up more than an..." April 18

  • Darian Thompson's flawless rehab has him on track for return to Giants this season

    ESPN "Even before the New York Giants make a pick in this year's NFL draft they are adding another young piece to the league's second-ranked scoring defense. It's almost as if they have an additional Day 2 draft pick with safety Darian Thompson returning from injury. Thompson missed almost all of his..." April 17

  • Falcons home debut could happen in Week Two, not Week One

    Pro Football Talk "I’ll agree with Ben Volin of the Boston Globe as to two of the three scheduling-related items he recently reported: (1) it looks like the opener will pit the Chiefs, not the Falcons, against the Patriots; and (2) the Falcons will debut their new stadium on Sunday Night Football. I’ll disagree..." April 17

  • David Njoku scheduled to visit Giants Monday

    Pro Football Talk "The Giants haven’t drafted a tight end in the first round of the draft since taking Jeremy Shockey with the 14th overall pick in 2002, but they’ll spend time Monday with another player from the University of Miami who could end that streak. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that..." April 16

  • Has Giants memorabilia case triggered criminal probe?

    New York Post "Eli Manning’s smoking-gun ­e-mail allegedly seeking phony game-worn gear meant to dupe collectors was sent too long ago for the FBI or New Jersey state prosecutors to bring criminal fraud charges, sources said Friday. The federal statute of limitations is five years — and it is six in the..." April 16

  • Johnathan Hankins will be missed, but here is how the Giants move on after losing defensive tackle to the Colts

    New York Daily News "The Giants have been like an ATM machine fixing their defense in the last 14 months, but the really big bucks stopped with Johnathan Hankins. You can’t pay everybody outrageous money and after handing out huge free agent contracts last year to Olivier Vernon, Damon “Snacks” Harrison and..." April 14

  • Chris Christie rips Giants, Eli Manning over fake memorabilia lawsuit

    Newark Star-Ledger "Gov. Chris Christie ripped into "the liar Eli Manning" and the New York Giants during a radio appearance Friday morning, a day after a report revealed Manning turned over a possibly incriminating email in a lawsuit alleging he was involved in a fake sports memorabilia scheme. "He got caught,"..." April 14

  • Brandon Jacobs defends ‘wholesome’ Eli Manning

    Sportress of Blogitude "Brandon Jacobs on Thursday took to social media to defend Eli Manning, saying his former New York Giants teammate doesn’t “have a bad bone in his body.” News broke earlier this week that a lawsuit has been filed in which Manning is named as a player in a fraudulent memorabilia scheme. But..." April 14

  • Giants have expressed interest in Jared Odrick

    Pro Football Talk "Defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins‘ extended stay on the free agent market ended on Thursday when he chose to sign with the Colts rather than accept an offer to re-sign with the Giants. That left the Colts with a needed addition to their defensive front and left the Giants with a need to plug..." April 14

  • Giants: Eli Manning memorabilia report a 'misguided attempt to defame his character'

    CBS Sports "A report surfaced Thursday claiming emails written by Giants quarterback Eli Manning prove he was involved in a scheme to pass off equipment as "game used." Lawyers for the Giants released a statement later Thursday, calling the report "the latest misguided attempt to defame his character."..." April 14

  • ‘Proof’ Eli Manning was in on Giants memorabilia scheme

    New York Post "Giants quarterback Eli Manning was in on a scheme to sell phony game-worn gear — sending an email asking the team’s equipment manager for “helmets that can pass as game used,” according to blockbuster court papers obtained by The Post. The legal filing also alleges that Big Blue failed to..." April 13

  • Colts sign Johnathan Hankins to three-year, $30 million deal

    Fox Sports "Free agency started more than a month ago, but there was still one player surprisingly on the market until Thursday. Former Giants defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins remained available longer than most expected, seemingly due to his contract demands. However, on Thursday, Hankins came off the..." April 13

  • Odell Beckham gets prominent Michael Jackson tattoo

    NFL.com "Odell Beckham Jr. wasn't alive when Thriller came out -- hell, he wasn't even around when Dangerous dropped -- but that hasn't stopped the Giants wide receiver from becoming a devoted Michael Jackson fan. And how do we know that Beckham idolizes the late King of Pop? Well, we've definitely seen..." April 12

  • NFL players on the trading block: Big names who could get dealt

    ESPN "Of all the potential NFL offseason storylines, "Seahawks trade Richard Sherman" would have ranked among the least believable two or three months ago. Yet, here we are. Sherman and the Seahawks, one of the most beautiful and successful pairings of player and NFL organization in the past..." April 12

  • Sheldon Richardson to the Cowboys? Broncos? Giants? Possible suitors for Jets' DE

    Newark Star-Ledger "Where could the Jets trade Sheldon Richardson? You can't fault the Jets for trying. These last three years, they've done everything they can to figure out a way to use defensive ends Sheldon Richardson, Muhammad Wilkerson and Leonard Williams at the same time. Richardson spent time at end,..." April 12

  • NFL Relocation Fees Are Revenues The Players Will Never Touch

    Deadspin "NFL owners are poised to rake in a fortune from the recent franchise relocations of the Rams, Chargers, and Raiders. Those owners naturally won’t be sharing a penny from that windfall with the players. As a condition of approving all three franchise moves in the last 15 months, the league..." April 11

  • Giants’ top 6 tight end targets in NFL draft

    New York Daily News "The NFL Draft is fewer than three weeks away. The Giants open their offseason training activity (OTA) schedule on April 18 in East Rutherford, and soon after they will have new rookie teammates plucked from the draft on April 27-29 in Philadelphia. The Daily News will take a look at each of the..." April 11

  • NFL releases 2017 preseason schedule

    NFL.com "The NFL released the entire 2017 preseason schedule Monday. The 65-game slate features eight nationally televised matchups, including a game between the Chargers and Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. The 2017 preseason will kick off Thursday, Aug. 3 (NBC, 8 p.m...." April 11

  • NFL Fining Players Who Participated In Vegas Arm Wrestling Event

    CBS Pittsburgh "Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is reportedly getting fined by the NFL, but not for what you might think. Over the weekend Harrison and dozens of other current and former NFL players reportedly participated in the Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship at the MGM Grand Hotel &..." April 10

  • Why dental issue is no excuse for Giants WR Odell Beckham missing Eli Manning's quarterback camp

    New York Daily News "What’s Odell up to this offseason? As far as we can tell, no more boat trips or hanging with the Biebs. But he was on his pal Drake’s “Boy Meets World,” tour across Europe. He showed up at the Final Four to support his North Carolina Tar Heels as they won the championship. No matter that he..." April 09

  • Still no deal for top available free agent Johnathan Hankins

    Pro Football Talk "Giants defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins is the best free agent still available in the NFL, and there has been surprisingly little talk of teams showing interest. Hankins is the No. 49 player in our Free Agent Hot 100, making him the only player in the Top 50 still unsigned, and one of just 13..." April 09

  • Giants owner scales back notion Geno Smith could succeed Manning

    sny.tv "When Ben McAdoo was asked two weeks ago if there was any way Geno Smith could be the eventual heir to Eli Manning, the Giants head coach created a few headlines when he answered "I can't see why not." John Mara, though, can see why not -- or at least why not yet. "Well, listen, he hasn't..." April 08

  • 5 pressing needs for Giants GM Jerry Reese

    New York Daily News "Jerry Reese was spotted Wednesday at LSU's Pro Day, per NFL Network, an SEC power loaded with talent in this month’s draft at several positions from running back (Leonard Fournette) to safety (Jamal Adams) to corner (Tre’Davious White) – and, of course, Odell Beckham Jr.’s former program,..." April 07

  • Eli Manning says he’d be fine with Giants drafting a quarterback

    New York Post "The rumblings are louder than ever that the Giants, for the first time in more than a decade, are giving serious consideration to taking a quarterback fairly high in the upcoming NFL draft, someone the team views one day being capable of succeeding Eli Manning. After all, Manning is 36 and the..." April 07

  • Mara: Giants don’t think Owa Odighizuwa is retiring after odd tweets

    Newark Star-Ledger "Is Giants defensive end Owa Odighizuwa retiring after his string of cryptic tweets earlier this week? "I don't think so," team president and CEO John Mara said Thursday night at the New York Athletic Club prior to the National Football Foundation's New York City Chapter's Elite Eleven..." April 07

  • Phil Simms Found Out About CBS Demotion for Tony Romo From His Son

    The Wrap "Sports media was buzzing this week with the news that former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is not only retiring from the NFL, but also embarking on a career in broadcasting at CBS Sports. However, one person who wasn’t forewarned about the move was the man whose job Romo is set to take..." April 07

  • Giants campaigning for schedule perk — that would be costly

    New York Post "The Giants will be tripping in 2017. This season, they play the AFC West and NFC West, meaning they will be making cross-country excursions so often their frequent-flyer miles could get cashed in and pay for some of (but hardly all of) Eli Manning’s salary. The Giants already know their 2017..." April 06

  • Phil Simms' Agent Hints at Legal Battle With CBS After Tony Romo Hire

    12 Up "​Whenever someone says "lawyers will be involved," you know it's not going to be pretty. On Tuesday CBS must've felt like the big man on campus when they convinced former Cowboys QB Tony Romo to step away from the NFL (for now) and join their broadcast booth on Sundays. A young personality and..." April 05

  • Amazon Scores With Live-Streaming Rights For NFL 'TNF' Package

    Sports Business Daily "Amazon will replace Twitter in live streaming the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football.” The company will livestream the 10 “TNF” games carried by CBS and NBC as part of a one-year deal that the league announced late Tuesday. Amazon paid $50M for the rights, substantially more than the $10M that Twitter..." April 05

  • Giants DE Owa Odighizuwa hints at retirement... then seems to walk it back

    New York Daily News "The Dallas Cowboys’ Tony Romo may not be the only NFC East player to retire this week. Giants defensive end Owa Odighizuwa hinted he might be leaving the game of football in a series of cryptic and unexpected tweets on Monday before only partially walking back those sentiments on..." April 04

  • CBS leaves door open for Phil Simms' return after hiring Tony Romo to replace him

    USA Today "Tony Romo's decision to retire from the Dallas Cowboys after 14 seasons and join CBS as its new lead analyst on NFL broadcasts has officially left Phil Simms in limbo. But Simms could still have a future at the network after almost two decades of faithful service in his now former role. “As..." April 04

  • Bonnie Bernstein calls Tony Romo replacing Phil Simms at CBS ‘total crap’

    New York Daily News "So how do you really feel? Former CBS sideline reporter Bonnie Bernstein is not holding back on Twitter, reacting to the report that Tony Romo will be taking Phil Simms' position as top CBS analyst. “Tony Romo, w ZERO broadcast experience, reportedly replacing Phil Simms on CBS' #1 NFL game..." April 04

  • Giants’ Owa Odighizuwa says he’s stepping away from football

    Pro Football Talk "Owa Odighizuwa, a 2015 third-round draft pick of the Giants who hasn’t made much of an impact in his first two seasons, says he’s stepping away from football. Odighizuwa wrote on Twitter today that he needs some time away. “I have all love for everyone,” he wrote. “At the point and time I..." April 03

  • Hard Knocks will remain on HBO with new four-year deal

    Awful Announcing "When it comes to sports documentaries, HBO’s Hard Knocks was revolutionary. It may be impossible to believe it now, but Hard Knocks has been around since 2001 when the Baltimore Ravens first took the plunge to allow HBO cameras into their training camp. Since that time the NFL has had a team..." April 03

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