Giants Rumors & News

  • Jets sign blocking tight end who couldn’t make the Giants

    New York Post "The Jets added more depth on Wednesday, agreeing to a one-year deal with tight end Kellen Davis, the team announced. Davis, 29, played seven games, including one in the playoffs, for the Lions last year. He was with the Giants in training camp, but was part of the final cuts. Davis won a Super..." March 26

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

  • How Tom Coughlin and the Giants envision Shane Vereen fitting into the offense

    Newark Star-Ledger "There's no hiding the Giants lack of receiving production out of the backfield last season. There was none, at least in regards to producing actual points. The Giants were one of two teams without a receiving touchdown from a running back last year. It was an area they targeted at the onset of..." March 26

  • Safety position 'is an issue' for the Giants, says Tom Coughlin

    SB Nation "The New York Giants chose not to address the safety position in free agency, despite the fact that the group isn't where the team wants it to be. On Wednesday at the NFL's annual meetings, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin told reporters that the position is a problem and one that the team still..." March 25

  • Rashad Jennings says Giants will have ‘dominant’ offense, throws out Mets first pitch

    New York Daily News "Giants running back Rashad Jennings threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Tuesday’s Mets spring training game, and set big expectations for his own team’s offense in 2015. "I think we're going to have a dominant offense," Jennings said. "Eli (Manning) is really comfortable in the offense now..." March 25

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

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    Bart Hubbuch @BartHubbuch

    Coughlin says the goal for Victor Cruz is Week 1, but "if it doesn't happen, we just went through that" with Odell Beckham last year.

  • NFL may let injury spotters stop play during games

    SB Nation "Besides instant replay reform and finding a better definition of a "catch," the NFL's competition committee is busy this week deciding whether to increase the duties of injury spotters in NFL games. The proposal would allow independent medical trainers to watch for possible concussions and stop..." March 23

  • The NFL Charged Its Players $400 to Participate in Veteran Combine

    Complex "The NFL's first Veteran Combine took place this weekend. A new addition to the offseason calendar, the Combine seemed like a great idea for older players to get in front of scouts and front office types—a way to balance the scales between the incoming rookie class and the veteran class that'll..." March 23

  • NFL considering Brazil to host 2017 Pro Bowl

    Fox Sports "One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event. A source told that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl. The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the..." March 23

  • Giants co-owner John Mara predicts NFL will return to Los Angeles by 2016

    Newsday "Giants president and co-owner John Mara said Sunday that he believes that pro football will return to the Los Angeles market by 2016. Owners will be updated on the progress of the Los Angeles market when they gather this week for their annual spring meetings, but Mara thinks the NFL will be..." March 23

  • The threshold for ‘completing a catch to the ground’ in NFL is changing, and Packers prez tells how

    Toronto Sun "The threshold for what constitutes a catch when a receiver falls to the ground is changing, a member of the league’s competition committee told Sun Media on Sunday. In a conference call last week, the committee announced that the controversial “complete-the-catch-to-the-ground” rule will stay,..." March 23

  • Manning, N.Y. no closer to extension

    ESPN New York "The New York Giants recently had another conversation with the representatives for quarterback Eli Manning, but the two sides are no closer to agreement on a contract extension and the Giants are comfortable letting Manning play out the final year of his contract, two sources close to the..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell, Unplugged "The MMQB: What’s the lesson you take from easily your most trying year as commissioner? Goodell: I don’t know if you could put one or two … One of the things we always focus on is, What do we learn and how do we get better? I think in this case there were several factors. One is, Do we have the..." March 23

  • John Mara not impressed with ‘mediocre’ free-agent class

    New York Post "The Giants have not exactly made any headline-grabbing signings in free agency and someone they took a look at Thursday — former Cowboys defensive end George Selvie — is fairly typical of under-the-radar players they have added. This is by design. The Giants looked at the market, looked at how..." March 20

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    DE George Selvie has agreed to terms with the #Giants, a source said.

  • Giants raise individual ticket prices, lower preseason package rates

    New York Daily News "The Giants are lowering the prices of their season-ticket packages by raising the prices on their season tickets. And it’s less weird math and more crafty adjustment by the franchise. On Tuesday, the team announced that it had emailed its season-ticket holders with a series of changes to ticket..." March 18

  • Biggest position holes to fill for all 32 teams in the NFL Draft "The big wave of free agency has come and gone, and the focus has turned to the draft, but that doesn't mean there still aren't holes to fill, some huge ones, for each of the NFL's 32 teams. You can't solve all the problems in free agency. In fact, it's usually only a few if a team is lucky. For..." March 18

  • Giants To Re-Sign Daniel Fells

    Pro Football Rumors "Free agent tight end Daniel Fells is returning to New York, having agreed to terms with the Giants on a one-year deal, reports Jordan Raanan of (via Twitter). Larry Donnell emerged as the Giants’ No. 1 tight end and top pass catcher at the position in 2014, but Fells earned his fair..." March 18

  • Giants kick the tires on former Jets DT Kenrick Ellis

    New York Post "The Giants, given their salary cap restraints, are not going to make a big splash in free agency, but that doesn’t mean they are through searching for roster help. They took a look Tuesday at defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis, who qualifies as a disappointment in his four years with the..." March 18

  • The time Roger Goodell backed out of doing 'Between Two Ferns'

    SB Nation "Alex Richanbach, executive producer of Funny or Die Sports was on a SXSW panel last Saturday called "Now Athletes are Funny: Power of Comedy and Sports." I hadn't noticed it on the schedule until it was about halfway over, but I stopped in just as Richanbach was getting into the meat of a pretty..." March 17

  • Jones-Drew, Locker, Willis, Worilds may signal start of a trend of young NFL players retiring

    Arizona Republic "NFL free agency started this week, so the news cycle was dominated by the redistribution of wealth. It was a job fair at the highest level of sports as players were traded, re-signed, signed and released. That was to be expected. What was surprising is that in a time devoted to procuring..." March 17

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    Jordan Raanan @JordanRaanan

    John Jerry deal: 2 yrs, $3.3M w/$1M gtd. Good deal for him/@RosenhausSports after minimum salary and $25K gtd last yr off #Dolphins mess

  • Giants still talking to Stevie Brown about return

    Pro Football Talk "The Giants went into the offseason with a desire to land some new blood at safety as they try to improve their defensive performance in 2015. The top free agent safeties had other ideas. Devin McCourty, Rahim Moore, Ron Parker, Da’Norris Searcy, Tyvon Branch and Darian Stewart have all landed..." March 15

  • Giants running out of options to replace Antrel Rolle at safety

    New York Daily News "Antrel Rolle already misses the Giants. And the Giants still might eventually miss him. On Thursday, one day after the veteran safety closed the book on his Giants career and inked a three-year deal with the Chicago Bears, Big Blue was still in search of his replacement. A new name was added to..." March 13

  • Giants announce Coach Coughlin contract extension "The Giants and coach Tom Coughlin have finalized an agreement to extend Coughlin’s contract through the 2016 season. The two-time Super Bowl-winning coach is entering his 12th season with the Giants, the second-longest head-coaching tenure in the 90-year history of the franchise. Hall of Famer..." March 11

  • Report: Eagles to sign CB Walter Thurmond "The Eagles reached a deal with former Giants cornerback Walter Thurmond, according to ESPN. Thurmond knows Chip Kelly from Oregon, where he overlapped with Kelly's first three years at the school. He becomes the eighth former Oregon player under contract with the Eagles, and the 10th if including..." March 11

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    Giants agreed to terms on a 2-year deal with RT Marshall Newhouse, per source.

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    Correct numbers for WR Dwayne Harris on his five-year deal with the #Giants: Averages $3.5M per year with $7.1m fully guaranteed at signing.

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    Paul Schwartz @NYPost_Schwartz

    Giants get to work on their defense, sign former Patriot (and Saints and Bucs) LB Jonathan Casillas. Mostly a special teamer.

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    RB Shane Vereen to the Giants. Done deal, source says.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Former #Patriots RB Shane Vereen is expected to sign with the #Giants, I’m told. They needed a versatile back, will likely get it.

  • Giants 'very serious' about signing free agent RB Shane Vereen

    New York Daily News "Three days into free agency, the only thing that’s clear about the Giants’ plans is that they’ve gotten off to a very slow start. But it looks like they won’t strike out completely when the signing period opens on Tuesday afternoon. After missing out on their top safety, their dream defensive..." March 10

  • Giants land Shane Vereen after Patriots opt not to match offer

    New York Post "Last month, Giants general manager Jerry Reese admitted it still “stings a little bit’’ to have lost David Wilson to premature retirement, given the skill set Reese loved in Wilson when he made him a first-round draft pick in 2012. “We will try to replace that position,’’ Reese said. The..." March 10

  • Report: Chicago Bears to sign safety Antrel Rolle

    Windy City Gridiron "Rolle looks set to sign with his third team since being the 8th overall pick in 2005. Antrel Rolle has played in two Super Bowls. He won one of them with the Giants. Will he win another with Chicago? Rolle is a 32 year old safety. He was drafted by Arizona in 2005, and made the pro bowl..." March 10

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Giants LB Jon Beason reworked his contract, as he indicated he likely would. He will remain with the team.

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Giants are looking for a versatile RB, and to that end have shown significant interest in New England's Shane Vereen.

  • Report: NFL angry with leaked contracts ahead of free agency

    The Score "The NFL isn't happy that so many details of the contracts slated to be signed when free agency officially begins Tuesday are being leaked ahead of time. The league sent a letter to all 32 teams stating its displeasure with the release of contract terms, according to Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin. " March 09

  • Giants look at Roy Helu and Antone Smith in running back market, per sources

    Newark Star-Ledger "General manager Jerry Reese made it clear at the NFL Scouting Combine. The Giants needed to find a shifty, versatile running back to complement their current backfield of Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams. It appears they may not wait until the NFL Draft in April/May to fill the void. The..." March 09

  • Giants look at Roy Helu and Antone Smith in running back market, per sources

    Newark Star-Ledger "General manager Jerry Reese made it clear at the NFL Scouting Combine. The Giants needed to find a shifty, versatile running back to complement their current backfield of Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams. It appears they may not wait until the NFL Draft in April/May to fill the void. The..." March 08

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    Jordan Raanan @JordanRaanan

    As @DanGrazianoESPN said earlier, #Giants also have interest in #Eagles OLB/DE Brandon Graham. Pass rush remains a priority.

  • Plaxico Burress wants to get into the stocks game

    Page Six "Plaxico Burress — the former Jets and Giants star receiver who spent 20 months in prison for carrying an unregistered gun to a club and accidentally shooting himself — now wants to help other NFL stars make money on the stock market. Burress, 37, who joined SNY as an NFL analyst last year, is..." March 07

  • Larry Donnell OK after plane skids

    ESPN New York "New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell was a passenger on a Delta Airlines flight that skidded off the runway while landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Thursday morning. The plane veered off the airport's main runway around 11:10 a.m. and skidded through a chain-link fence and..." March 06

  • Giants' Larry Donnell on Delta plane that skidded off LaGuardia runway "A terrifying scene unfolded at LaGuardia Airport in New York City on Thursday morning when a Delta flight landed in snowy conditions and promptly skidded off the runway and into a fence. On that plane was Giants tight end Larry Donnell who documented the nightmare with a video and picture on..." March 05

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    Jordan Raanan @JordanRaanan

    The #Giants did tender exclusive rights FA Larry Donnell today as @RVacchianoNYDN reported. No-brainer. They keep him at min. salary benefit

  • These four free-agent pass rushers could be on Giants’ radar

    New York Post "The Giants have the makings of a solid defensive tackle rotation, with rising star Johnathan Hankins leading a group that includes Cullen Jenkins, Jay Bromley and Markus Kuhn. It is at defensive end where they need help. Applying the franchise tag to Jason Pierre-Paul maintains the status quo,..." March 04

  • Giants’ Weatherford to donate brain to study — even as a punter

    New York Post "Steve Weatherford is an NFL punter, so he does not crash into opponents on every play. But that has not stopped the popular Giants player from deeply caring about the after-effects of playing football, and he has decided to donate his brain to scientific research after his death. “I think it’s..." March 03

  • Giants considering a run at defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh: sources

    New York Daily News "Now that Jason Pierre-Paul is sure to remain a Giant for at least one more season, there’s one more big question the Giants front office is considering: How great would he look lining up next to Ndamukong Suh? As improbable as it seems on the surface, several NFL sources believe the Giants..." March 03

  • Odell Beckham blasts negativity in bizarre Twitter rant

    New York Post "Odell Beckham Jr. created plenty of buzz during his rookie season with his play on the field. His sensational one-handed touchdown catch against the Cowboys in November became a worldwide sensation thanks to endless highlights and conversation on social media. But on Monday, the Giants wide..." March 03

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Meanwhile, just released: WR Lance Moore (Steelers), C JD Walton (Giants).

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